Saturday, July 10, 2010

Quotation Saturday

Mark 4: 40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

“A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of a little courage…The fact is that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.”  

- Sydney Smith

“Each of us must do massive right thinking, take massive right action and get massive right results, right here, right now.” -Mark Victor Hansen

“... if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.”  

- Ivan Turgenev

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”  

- Norman Schwarzkopf


I wonder if ever you change human beings with arguments alone: either by peppering them with little sharp facts or by blowing them up with great guns of truth. You scare them, but do you change them?
-David Grayson

Change has considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening, because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging, because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring, because the challenge exists to make things better.
-King Whitney Jr.


“The question of success is not will it?... Or even will there be... Or even will it ever?... The question is... Will you? 

-Doug Firebaugh

“We must dare and dare again, and go on daring.” 

-Georges Jacques Danton

“He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.” -Abraham Lincoln

“A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.”

-Margaret Atwood


The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.
-Bennett Cerf


    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
- Marianne Williamson


June said...

Okay, Joni - want to GUESS my favorite one?


joni said...

Well they say, "Great minds think alike," and I KNOW which is MY favorite! :)

That last one of course!!! :)

Thank you. :)

June said...

The words in the last quote are so powerful - I'm amazed and uplifted each time I read it.

joni said...

Me too! That's why I just had to post it! :)