Character is to man what coal is to steel. –Napoleon Hill

The great use for life is to invest it in something that transcends it. –William James

The liar's punishment does not consist at all that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. –George Bernard Shaw

Failure is the opportunity to start over, but smarter. –Henry Ford

Ours is a world in which people do not know what they want and are willing to go through all kinds of obstacles to get it. –Don Marquis

We believe in ourselves and the day will come when others will have no alternative but to believe with us. –Cynthia Kersey

The gem cannot be polished without friction. -Chinese proverb

Let's pedal! Roughly if necessary, or smooth if that's what it takes, but let's pedal! Let's pedal over all the obstacles and win the race! –Charles Dickens

Let us be careful with the environment we choose because it will shape us; Let's be careful with the friends we choose because we will become like them. –W. Clement stone

I do the best that I know how to do, the very best that I can; and I intend to continue doing so until the end. If in the end everything works out, then what is said against me will not have mattered a hoot. -Abraham Lincoln

Those who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain such unless they develop a greater vision for their lives. –Stedman Graham

Everyone's life is under someone's control… we better have it under ours so that we can direct our destiny. –Harry Tucker

Most men face failure because of their failure to insist on creating new plans to replace those that have failed. –Napoleon Hill

The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: discover what interests you and what you do well and, once discovered, put your whole soul into it, every ounce of energy, ambition and natural ability you have. –John D. Rockefeller III

Let's see that every time we feel sore or defeated, it is only because we insist on clinging to what is not working. Let us dare to let go of that and we will lose nothing except an idea that inflicts punishment on us. –Guy Finley

Let's act as if what we do makes a difference, because it does. –William James

We cannot teach a man anything; we can only help you discover it within yourself. -Galileo Galilei

Let us formulate and indelibly engrave in our mind a mental photograph of ourselves, succeeding. Let's hold on to this image tenaciously and never allow it to fade. Our mind will try to reveal that image! –Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

The size of the future that we actually experience will be largely determined by one factor: the people we choose to associate with. When we invite people genuinely committed to growth into every aspect of our lives, our own potential for growth becomes truly limitless. –Dan Sullivan

The doctor of the future will not prescribe drugs, but will interest his patients in the care of the human structure, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. –Thomas Alva Edison

In order to do what really matters to us, we need first of all to know what really matters to us. –Dr. Edward hallowell

We are today what our thoughts led us to be; tomorrow we will be what our thoughts lead us to be. –James Allen

There are two primary options in life: accept conditions as they exist, or accept responsibility for changing them.-Denis Waitley

We cannot change anything in life with intention alone, which can become an occasional watery hope that we will get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless. –Caroline Myss

If our position is everywhere, our momentum is zero. –Michael Korda

Success comes from taking the initiative and following through… persevering… eloquently expressing the depth of our love. What simple action could we take today to create new momentum for success in our lives? –Anthony Robbins

Our self image is our patron! Each thought has an activity displayed. Each activity belongs to a pattern. We identify with our pattern or thought. Our patterns guide our life. –JG Gallimore

A man wrapped in himself makes a very small lump. -Benjamin Franklin


Today I give you another collection of interesting contemporary proverbs, true pearls of human wisdom, coming from minds as diverse as those of statesmen, politicians, businessmen, inventors, writers, ministers, etc. Once again it is proven that genuine wisdom can never be at odds with the principles of the Bible, since they have a common source… God. I hope you not only enjoy these jewels but that you want to put them to work. God bless you.

Raul Irigoyen
The Thought of the Chaplain