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Talent is God-given; be humble.
by John Wooden

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

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It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
- John Wooden

 

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Beating an opponent is not a goal,
but a by-product of success.
- John Wooden

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

Don't let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

A coach is someone who can give correction
without causing resentment.
- John Wooden

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

Your talent is God's gift to you.
- Leo Buscaglia

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

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.
- Calvin Coolidge

I have no special talent.
I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein

We believe that if men have the talent
to invent new machines that put men out of work,
they have the talent to put those men back to work.
- John F. Kennedy

I think this is the most extraordinary
collection of talent, of human knowledge,
that has ever been gathered at the White House -
with the possible exception of
when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
- John F. Kennedy

On His Blindness:
When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
And that one Talent which is death to hide
Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, lest He returning chide,
"Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?"
I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent
That murmur, soon replies, "God doth not need
Either man's work or his own gifts. Who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state
Is kingly: thousands at his bidding speed,
And post o'er land and ocean without rest;
They also serve who only stand and wait.
- John Milton (1608-1674)

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before,
but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.
- Ram Dass

When God closes a door, he opens a window.
- Anonymous

A coincidence is a small miracle in which
God chooses to remain anonymous.
- Anonymous

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

God has no religion.
Each one prays to God according to his own light.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to see in myself the face of god.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Your own body is a manifestation of God,
and if you honor your body everything will change for you
- don Miguel Ruiz

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

God is in, through, around and for us.
- Ernest Holmes

The cathedral of my God of no church
is the entirety of the universe.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

The highest God and the innermost God is one God.
- Ernest Holmes

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

The manifest universe is the body of God ...
all people are incarnations of the One Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

Everything is God
- don Miguel Ruiz

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Heaven means to be one with God.
- Confucius


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