"Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more
convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done
and not some future day or future year. It is today that we
fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is
the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes
the harvest and the playtime."
-- W.E.B. Du Boiis
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963)
was an African American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist,
sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar.
He became a naturalized citizen of Ghana in 1963 at the age of 95.
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope
that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could
say: I used everything you gave me."
-- Erma Bombeck [Writer]
"You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person."
-- Scott Sorrell
Scott is CEO of Sales Adrenaline. He is known as "Mr. Insider" because he prepares so well for each presentation that audiences are often convinced he's in their field. His programs are highly customized … to the point that he's never given the same speech twice! Scott trains corporate audiences from midsize to Fortune 500s, and is also a regular speaker for non-profits.
"The problem in my life and other people's lives is not the
absence of knowing what to do, but the absence of doing it."
-- Peter Drucker
"Anyone can follow a path, but only a 'Leader' can blaze one."
"Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you invest, investigate.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you retire, save.
Before you die, give."
William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)
God has given us two hands -- one to receive with and the other to give
with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for giving.
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
St. Francis of Assisi
"And as we face these difficult days ahead, may we have a new birth of clarity in our aims, responsibility in our actions, humility in our approaches, and civility in our attitudes, even when we differ."
"I have always acted with the best interests of our country in mind. I have followed my conscience and done what I thought was right. You may not agree with some tough decisions I have made. But I hope you can agree that I was willing to make the tough decisions."
George W. Bush
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is
trying to please everybody."
-- Bill Cosby
I want the whole Christ for my Saviour, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship, and the whole world for my mission field.
Today's Inspirational Quote:
Worship is our response to the overtures of love from the heart of the Father. Its central reality is found 'in spirit and truth.' It is kindled within us only when the Spirit of God touches our human spirit. Forms and rituals do not produce worship, nor does the disuse of forms and rituals. We can use all the right techniques and methods, we can have the best possible liturgy, but we have not worshipped the Lord until Spirit touches spirit.
Richard J. Foster
Today's Inspirational Quote:
"We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by
learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."
-- Sam Keen, Sam Keen is a noted American author, professor and philosopher who is best known for his exploration of questions regarding love, life, religion, and being a man in contemporary society. He also co-produced an award-winning PBS documentary, was the subject of a Bill Moyers television special in the early 1990s, and for 20 years served as a contributing editor at Psychology Today magazine.
I am tired of hearing the words "I can't". Jeremiah said, "I am a child"; but the Lord didn't pat him on the back and say;"Jeremiah, that is very good, I like that in you; your humility is beautiful." Oh no!
God didn't want any such mock humility. He reproved and rebuked it. I do not like the humility that is too humble to do as it is bid. When my children are too humble to do as they are bid, I pretty soon find a way to make them. I say, "Go and do it!" The Lord wants us to "go and do it".
"The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves."
Ray Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) took over the (before) small-scale McDonald's Corporation franchise in 1954 and built it into the most successful fast food operation in the world. Kroc was included in Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century, and amassed a $500 million fortune during his lifetime. He was also the owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team starting in 1974.
Grant me, O Lord, to know what I ought to know,to love what I ought to love, to praise what delights Thee most, to value what is precious in Thy sight, to hate what is offensive to Thee. Do not suffer me to judge according to the sight of my eyes, nor to pass sentence according to the hearing of the ears of ignorant men; but to discern with a true judgment between things visible and spiritual, and above all, always to inquire what is the good pleasure of Thy will.
Thomas a Kempis
"Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader."
General George S. Patton Jr.
"The Greatest Leaders are not those who get the most followers,
but those who create the most Leaders."