Every nationality has its heroes, and each, sage, prophet or mullah has their
own way of inspiring their followers. Will and Guy feel that we can
all learn something from the sheer variety of motivational beliefs.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has
everything. - Arabian Proverb
No road is long with good company. - Turkish Proverb
I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader
shoulders. - Jewish Proverb
Shared joy is double joy; shared sorrow is half a
sorrow. - Swedish proverb
Failure teaches success. - Japanese Saying
By learning you will teach; by teaching you will
understand. - Latin Proverb
A half truth is a whole lie. - Yiddish proverb
The gem cannot be polished without
friction, nor man perfected without trials. - Chinese Proverb
One quality of famous people is that they express their feelings succinctly
and clearly; here are beliefs that inspire and motivate those of us who read
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever
they go. - Oscar Wilde
Happiness is not by chance; but by choice. - Jim Rohn
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain
characteristics of a vigorous intellect. - Samuel Johnson
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the
key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer
This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must
follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. -
Ideas without action are worthless. - Harvey Mackay
One never knows what each day is going to bring. The
important thing is to be open and ready for it. - Henry Moore
It is never too late to be what you might
have been. - George Eliot
Researching 'Motivational Thought of the Day', Will and Guy Found These
Sayings Which May Make You
Man's commonest fault is not knowing what he doesn't know.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism;
to steal from many is research.
By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.
is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Everyone should have a spouse, because there are a number of things that go wrong that one can't blame on the government.
is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.
If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning.
Life is an endless struggle full
of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like.
One of the life's mysteries is how a two pound box of candy can make a person gain five pounds.
Shay's Baseball Account
At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves learning-disabled children, the father of one of the students
delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended.
My son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do. Where is the natural order of things
in my son?'
The audience was stilled by the query.
The father continued. 'I believe, that when a child like Shay, physically and mentally handicapped comes into the world, an
opportunity to realize true human nature presents itself, and it comes in the way other people treat that child.'
Then he told the following story:
Shay and his father had walked past a
park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, 'Do you think they'll let me play?'
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were
helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve
your name on hearts, not on marble. Charles Spurgeon
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on
its shoes. Charles Spurgeon
A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit's aid
than he can create a world. Charles Spurgeon
A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old
shoe are generally of little worth. Charles Spurgeon
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within
us. Charles Spurgeon
By perseverance the snail reached the ark. Charles Spurgeon
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous
No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of
wealth. Charles Spurgeon
No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the
newspapers. Charles Spurgeon
None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a
high opinion of themselves. Charles Spurgeon
Of two evils, choose neither. Charles Spurgeon
Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving,
resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life
by virtue of God's grace. Charles Spurgeon
Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most
talented hypocrite. Charles Spurgeon The greatest enemy to human souls
is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for
salvation. Charles Spurgeon
The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction. Charles Spurgeon
Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we
are made of. Charles Spurgeon
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have
true respect for anyone. Billy Graham
A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town
gossip. Billy Graham
Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity
has. Billy Graham
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of
others are often stiffened. Billy Graham
God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died,
it was God saying to the world, "I love you." Billy Graham
God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if
it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there. Billy Graham
I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all
right. Billy Graham
If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help
straighten out almost every other area in his life. Billy Graham
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is
for goodness. Billy Graham
My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world. Billy Graham
Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true
love. Billy Graham
Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in
the molding of character in her children. Billy Graham
Only those who want everything done for them are bored. Billy Graham
Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God. Billy Graham
Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don't complain. Billy Graham
Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul.
Was it worth it? Billy Graham
Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are
a sign of strength. Billy Graham
The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of
religion, not freedom from religion. Billy Graham
The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian
service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet
seeking out the lost and helpless. Billy Graham
The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the
world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The
world has never been the same. Billy Graham
The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.
The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course. Billy Graham
There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when
riches possess men. Billy Graham
We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is
lost; when character is lost, all is lost. Billy Graham
You're born. You suffer. You die. Fortunately, there's a loophole. Billy Graham
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