Quips to Ponder

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Words of wisdom, culled from various places:

CONFIDENCE is not showing off your VANITY, it’s about to be HUMBLED and KIND to others what are you truly SKILLED and PROFESSIONAL about…

Be Humble on the outside, confident on the inside.

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.

Expect less, prepare more. Judge less, respect more. Complain less, thank more. Regret less, smile more.

When you do something out of love, you don’t count the cost.

Before you talk, listen. Before you react, think. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.

The ability to speak eloquently is not to be confused with having something to say.

Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.

Never allow yourself to be defined by someone else’s opinion.

Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious.

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.

Love without fear, trust without question, need without demand, want without restriction and desire without inhibition.

If you are not willing to learn, no on can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

Deal with your problems before they deal with your happiness.

Don’t fear change. You may lose something good, but you may also gain something great.

It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.

Spend life with the people who make you happy, not the people who you have to impress.

You can be comfortable or courageous, but you cannot be both.

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.

The mind is everything; what you think, you become.

The 3 C’s in life: Choice, Chance, Change. You must make the Choice, to take the Chance, if you want anything in life to Change.

If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.

Tell the truth or someone will tell it for you.

The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret.

Confidence is overrated. Courage is more important than confidence.

Be a voice, not an echo.

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Someone is praying for the things you take for granted.

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.

Sometimes God calms the storm, but sometimes God lets the storm rage and calms his child.

Dance like nobody’s watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like there’s no tomorrow.

What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?

We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.

We can’t become what we want by remaining what we are.

I am who I am. I like what I like. I love who I love. I do what I want. Get off my back and deal with it. It’s my life, not yours.

You can make mistakes, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming others for those mistakes.

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

Stop running to those who ignore you and start running to those who adore you.

Every scar has a story. Don’t be afraid to tell it.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.

Don’t treat people as bad as they are, treat them as good as you are.

Be positive, patient and persistent.

People will always disappoint you, to remain happy you must learn how to forgive, forget and move on.

When you focus on problems, you’ll have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you’ll have more opportunities.

Don’t let a hard lesson harden your heart.

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

God sometimes takes us into troubled waters not to drown us, but to cleanse us.

Not to associate with fools, but to associate with the wise; and to respect those who are worthy of respect — this is the greatest blessing.

Never regret! If its good… its a memory, If its bad… its an experience.

Your insatiable drive to learn, to invent, explore, and study ceaselessly deserves to be nurtured.

The meaning of life is to give life a meaning.

Keep Calm because nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Never give up on something you really want. It’s difficult to wait, but way more difficult to regret.

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

Trust is like an eraser, it gets smaller and smaller after every mistake.

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Don’t sit back and let things happen to you. Go out and happen to things.

Life is too short to waste one single second with someone who doesn’t appreciate and value you.

Leadership is not about titles, positions or flow charts; it is about one life influencing another.

Pray as if it’s up to God, work as if it’s up to you.

You do not win a debate by saying something that makes the other person look bad. You win when they say something that makes them look bad.

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

A person who really wants something will find a way; a person who doesn’t will find an excuse.

To sin by silence, when we should protest, Makes cowards out of men.

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

Don’t expect things to happen. It’s better to be surprised than to be disappointed.

Surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.

If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing it is stupid.

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

When you truly believe in what you are doing, it shows. And it pays. Winners in life are those who are excited about where they’re going.

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.

Keep Calm because Life’s too short to stress over people who don’t deserve to be an issue.

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

Let your dreams be bigger than your fears & your actions louder than your words.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

We can complain because roses have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.

Respect isn’t something that’s given. It’s earned.

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

No regrets. Just lessons learned.