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These words of wisdom are focused on inspiring you to stay on the path to applying wisdom in all things.

“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible.”
– President George Washington

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
– John Wooden

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”
– John C. Maxwell

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
– Jim Rohn

For the grace of God has appeared… Instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age;
– Titus 2:11-13

Wisdom… “nothing we desire compares with her.
– Proverbs 8:11

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill

“We need not all agree, but if we disagree, let us not be disagreeable in our disagreements.”
– M. R. DeHaan

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”
– John Wooden

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
– Socrates

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.”
– John Wooden

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
– Nelson Mandela

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”
– Lewis Carroll

“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.  Let all that you do be done in love.”
– 1 Cor. 16:13-14

“Honesty is the best policy.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“…meditating on truth shapes the soul.”
– John Piper

“Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“Greatness is smallness, servanthood, humility. It is not power, ideas and influence.”
– Ann Swindell

“We often repeat the exciting points of these stories—Moses rising against Pharaoh and Jesus healing the lame and raising the dead—rather than the years of preparation or confusion that preceded them.”
– Liuan Huska

“The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.”
– Solomon Ibn Gabriol

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
– Winston Churchill

“…grit… sometimes it is stronger, sometimes weaker, but the constancy of your tenacity is based on the degree to which you can access, ignite, and control it.”
– Margaret M. Perlis

“God and I and love.  We can change the world.  You wait.  You watch.  You’ll see.”
– Ann Kiemel Anderson

“If happiness could be found in having material things, and in being able to indulge yourself in things that you consider pleasurable, then we, in America, would be deliriously happy.  We would be telling one another frequently of our unparalleled bliss, rather than trading tranquilizer prescriptions.”
– John Gardner

“Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.”
– Brené Brown

“Life is a game of chess.  Use all your pieces wisely.  Don’t underestimate your opponent.”
– Scott Veigel

“There is a price to godliness and godliness is never on sale.”
– Jerry Bridges

“A ministry that costs nothing, accomplishes nothing.  No bleeding, no blessing.”
– J. H. Jowett

“There are few things so powerful as transforming truth communicated by a transformed life.”
– Biblical Ministries Worldwide

“For who’s cause are you gaining the most ground?”
– Scott Veigel

“Don’t just let them hear you say it.  Let them see you believe it.”
– Scott Veigel

“The human spirit fails unless the Holy Spirit fills.”
– Dr. George Sweeting

“Faith is reason gone courageous.”
– Thomas Graham

“God takes your prayer only as seriously as you do.”
– unknown

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
– President Calvin Coolidge

“…we become what we behold.”
– John Piper

“I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God; first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.”
– Hudson Taylor

“Some men see things as they are and say ‘Why?’  I dream of things that never were and say ‘Why not?’
– Robert F. Kennedy

“The frontiers of the gospel are never advanced by men and women of caution.”
– J. Oswald Chambers

“He is no foll who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”
– Jim Elliot

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
– Winston Churchill

“The greatness of a man’s powers is the measure of his surrender.”
– William Booth

“Real faith is always increased by opposition, while false confidence is damaged and discouraged by it.”
– J. B. Strong

“Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds.”
– Albert Einstien

“The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it.”
– D.L. Moody

“The glory is not in never failing, but rising every time you fail.”
– Chinese Proverb

“In God’s reign the last become first, the misfits are welcomed, prejudice is crushed, old things are made new, busted things become beautiful, grace trumps works, dependence means freedom, dying is gain and people can rejoice when they fall short.”
– Alan Briggs

“Wise men are not always silent, but know when to be.”
– unknown

Boldness is something we lose.  Get it back.  There is something to be said about regressing back to a child.  They are unashamed of saying it like it is.  Add just a bit of tact, and unleashing the truth might even be welcomed.”
– Scott Veigel

“Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.”
– Josh Billings

“A mind, as a parachute, functions only when open.”
– unknown

“You are making progress if each mistake you make is a new one.”
– unknown

“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.”
– Sir Isaac Newton

“Happiness is enhanced by others but does not depend on others.”
– unknown

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”
– Henry Ford

“Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.”
– Lord Chesterfield

“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

“Life is not a ‘having and a getting’ but a ‘being and a becoming’.”
– Matthew Arnold

“The greatest calamity is not to have failed, but to have failed to try.”
– unknown

“Leadership is action, not position.”
– Donald H. McGannon

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
– Winston Churchill

“A wise man will make more opportunities that he finds.”
– Francis Bacon

“The reason you don’t have more, is because you settle for less.”
– Edwin Louis Cole

“Don’t pretend to be what you don’t intend to be.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Wise men still seek Him.”
– unknown

“Don’t confuse fame with success.  Madonna is one, and Helen Keller is the other.”
– Erma Bombeck

“A man is only as good as what he loves.”
– Saul Bellow (winner of the Nobel Prize for literature)

“To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning.”
– John W. Gardner

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill

“God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede.”
– Oswald Chambers

“I define ego as Edging God Out.”
– Kenneth Blanchard

“Lookin’ back is a bad habit.”
– Charles Portis, True Grit

“It is a sin to not want your life to count for winning more and more people to Christ.”
– John Piper

“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.”
– Mark Twain

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
– John Wooden

“Lessons in life will be repeated until they are learned.”
– Frank Sonnenberg

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”
– Plato

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