Saturday, March 13, 2010

Quotation Saturday

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
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CREATIVITY

“Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people’s lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.” —Stephen R. Covey

“It is wonderful to be in on the creation of something, see it used, and then walk away and smile at it.” —Lady Bird Johnson

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.” —Mary Lou Cook

“If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.” —Marion Woodman

COURAGE

“Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” —Mary Tyler Moore

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” —Sir Winston Churchill

“If there is one thing upon this earth that mankind love and admire better than another, it is a brave man, it is the man who dares to look the devil in the face and tell him he is a devil.” —James A. Garfield

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” —Eddie Rickenbacker

CHALLENGES

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” —Peter Marshal

“Self-acceptance comes from meeting life’s challenges vigorously. Don’t numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.” —J. Donald Walters

“Given the chance, a person will create more exciting and challenging goals for himself or herself than parents or company managers could ever dream of.” —Denis Waitley

“The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.” —Lewis Grizzard

BALANCE

“Many people like to think that they’ll find balance AFTER they find success. But in reality, achieving balance IS success.” —Brian Koslow

“Live a balanced life—learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” —Robert Fulghum

“Through the years I have found it wonderful to acquire, but it is also wonderful to divest. It’s rather like exhaling.” —Helen Hayes

“Life is part positive and part negative. Suppose you went to hear a symphony orchestra and all they played were the little, happy high notes? Would you leave soon? Let me hear the rumble of the bass, the crash of the cymbals, and the minor keys.” —Jim Rohn

3 comments:

Stormcrow said...

Very creative quotes!

June said...

The thing I try to remember about challenges is that they are a natural part of living and I don't grow as a person with them.

Take care,
June

joni said...

You don't grow???

With every challenge I face head on, I am swept away by growth. Then I wonder where the old me went. lol