To Think ... Thinking

The very bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. –JK

The measure of success is not whether we have to face a serious problem but whether it is the same problem we had the previous year. –John Foster Dulles

An important key to success is self-confidence, and the key to that confidence is preparation. –Arthur Ashe

The world does not pay for what a person knows, but for what the person does with what they know. –Laurence Lee

A mistake does not become a mistake until we refuse to correct it. –Orlando A. Battista

The true measure of our wealth is how much we would be worth if we lost all of our money. –Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893), English scholar, classicist and theologian

Everyone talks about wanting to change things and help and fix them, but ultimately all we can do is fix them ourselves. And that's a lot since if we can fix them ourselves, that will have a multiplier effect. –Rob Reiner, director

I realized a long time ago that people of achievement rarely sat around and waited for things to happen to them; they went and it was they who happened to things. –Elinor Smith

The lucky bone (wishes) will never be replaced by the spine (work). –Will Henry

Crises create opportunities. Let's find something positive and use our broken wings to fly again. –Orrin Checkmate Hudson

Let us have the courage to say no. Let us have the courage to face the truth. Let's do the right thing just because it's the right thing to do. These are the magic keys to living our life with integrity. –W. Clement Stone (1902-2002), businessman, philanthropist, and writer

Many times we take for granted the very things that deserve our gratitude. –Cynthia Ozick

Let us be grateful for what we have; we will end up having more. If we focus on what we don't have, we will never, never have enough. -Oprah Winfrey

What can we do right now to redirect our lives? The first thing is to start listing things to be thankful for. –Joe Vitale; writer and speaker


Today I send you another collection of pearls of contemporary wisdom, coming from a group of thinkers with a varied background not only in terms of professions but also religious. I think we can all learn something from these personal reflections that, despite the diversity of their authors, still continue to align themselves with the eternal principles of God's Word. Hopefully you can not only enjoy them for the incisiveness of their approaches but also put them to work for our benefit. Go ahead and God bless you.

Raul Irigoyen
The Thought Of The Chaplain.