Weekly Quotes #16 {9/22/19 – 9/28/19}

A collection of thought-provoking, encouraging, enlightening, and inspiring quotes from various sources that I have come across this past week!

I get asked often for the references to quotes I use. This series is a way for me to keep track of and share the good ideas I come across each week! Where applicable, links are included in case you wish to dive deeper!

“If a man should conquer in battle of thousand, and 1000 more, and another man should conquer himself, his would be the greater victory.“

—The Dhammapada

“This is the true joy in life—that being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one… I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life foe its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It’s a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got to hold u for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

—George Bernard Shaw

“What you need to remember is that the mind operates like a muscle, and just like every muscle in the human body, it needs to be exercised to gain and maintain strength. It needs to be trained daily to grow and develop gradually over time. If you haven’t pushed your mind in lots of little, positive ways over the course of time, of course it’ll crumble on the inevitable days that get overwhelmingly stressful.”

—Angel Chernoff (of Marc and Angel Hack Life) in her email titled The Mind is YOUR Battleground (It’s Where the Greatest Conflict Resides)

“He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn’t reserve a plot for weeds.”

—Dag Hammarskjold

“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.”

—Ezra Taft Benson

“I believe that as we grow and develop on the upward spiral, we must show diligence in the process of renewal by educating and obeying our conscience. An increasingly educated conscience will propel us along the path of personal freedom, security, wisdom, and power. Moving along the upward spiral requires us to learn, commit, and do on increasingly higher planes. We deceive ourselves if we think that any one of these is sufficient. To keep progressing, we must learn, commit, and do—learn, commit, and do—and learn, commit, and do again.”

—Stephen R. Covey in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“When your goals are crystal clear, it’s easy to mute the distractions around you.”

Won Dolegowski

“He who cannot change the very fabric of his thoughts will never be able to change reality, and will never, therefore, make any progress.”

—Anwar Sadat

“Your goals are something that you grow into.”

Benjamin Hardy in his blog post titled What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility For Your Life which I listened to as read in episode 1380 of The OLD Podcast

“The one who obeys God’s instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow. I’m always asking God for direction, but I’ll miss it if I constantly ignore His instruction. It’s in those little breaks in our companionship with God where confusion sets in about what we’re really supposed to do.

Have you ever heard that amazing verse from Isaiah which says, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it’” (30:21)?

I love this verse! I want it to be true for me! With every fiber of my being, I want to hear God say, “This is the way; walk in it.”

Lysa TerKeurst in her Proverbs 31 devotional titled Hearing God’s Invitation

“Your body adapts to what you eat.

Your mind adapts to what you consume.

Your soul adapts to what you love.

What you feed yourself today is who you become tomorrow.”

James Clear in his weekly email newsletter 3-2-1 Thursday (subscribe here)


Reader Questions:
1/ Do any of these resonate with you?
2/ What’s the best quote you came across this week?

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