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"Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really? True effectiveness requires balance." - Steven Covey

“The purpose of life is not happiness but worthiness.” - Felix Adler

"It is impossible to govern rightly without God and the Bible." - George Washington

“Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people; it is wholly inadequate for any other.” - John Adams

“If we really want to pray we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of the heart God speaks.” - T.S. Eliot

“The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Strive not to be a success, strive instead to be of value.” - Albert Einstein

“The world is full of suffering, and the overcoming of it.” - Helen Keller

“We grow in time to trust the future for our answers.” - Ruth Benedict

“Fine friendship requires duration rather than fitful intensity.” - Aristotle

“Whoever conceals their disease cannot expect to be cured.” - Ethiopian proverb

“I learned that healing and cure are active processes in which I myself needed to participate.” - Rollo May

“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God” - George Washington

“Think of me as a fellow-patient in the same hospital who, having been admitted a little earlier, could give some advice.” - C. S. Lewis

“Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.” - Will Rogers

“There are things for which an uncompromising stand is worthwhile.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.” - Abraham Lincoln

"Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it." - M. Scott Peck

“Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.” - M. C. Richards

“A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.” - Rita Mae Brown

“If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.” - Jacques Cousteau

“The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.” - Doug Larson

“Simply accept the fact that you are accepted.” - Paul Tillich

“What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.” - Hugh Mulligan

“Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.” - Stevie Wonder

“It is senseless to speak of optimism or pessimism. The only important thing to remember is that if one works well in a potato field, the potatoes will grow. If one works well among people, they will grow. That's reality. The rest is smoke.” - Danilo Dolci

“Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” - Abraham Heschel

“There isn't enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one single candle.” - Author unknown   (There is a related article on this site.)

"Life it tough. Life is tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

“A person's life is what their thoughts make it.” - Marcus Aurelius

“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” - Oscar Wilde

"Men must be ruled by God, or they will be ruled by tyrants." - William Penn

"God puts mentors in your path. They may not look like you, sound like you, or be what you expect. But they always know more that you." - Maria Shriver

“No one is more cheated than the selfish person.” - Henry Ward Beecher

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