Tag Archives: inspirational sayings

Turning beer into furniture

One of the most memorable characters I ever met was a man named Snowy Royal. When I knew him he was an evangelist, but in earlier times he had been a prominent member of the Sydney underworld, a violent alcoholic … Continue reading

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Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare.

Walt Disney once gave this advice to a young boy whose Dad had told him that Walt was a very wise man. He said: ‘There are four things you’ve got to do if you too want to be a wise … Continue reading

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First things first

A seminar leader once placed a large jar next to a pile of rocks and asked how many rocks would fit in the jar. Then he piled as many in as he could and asked if the jar was full. … Continue reading

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Conceive, believe, achieve

The famous Epcot Center in Disney World was completed shortly after Walt Disney’s death, so the Disney executives asked his wife to cut the ribbon and say a few words. When the MC introduced her he said: ‘I just wish … Continue reading

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It helps when you carry someone with you

There’s a story about a tribe of Red Indians who lived alongside a dangerous river and got attacked by a hostile group of settlers. They found themselves outnumbered and with their backs against the river. Their only chance for escape … Continue reading

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Miracles are not necessarily a contradiction of nature

One of the oldest conflicts between faith and reason is whether you can believe in miracles and still be considered rational. Miracles are usually seen as contradictions of the laws of nature. But Augustine, one of the great philosophical minds, … Continue reading

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Faith is not listening to our fears

An army friend of mine told me that that the only time he’d ever been pushed to the very threshold of fear was when he had to make his first parachute jump. As the aircraft approached the drop zone everyone … Continue reading

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Insults never hurt unless you let them.

A renowned Greek philosopher told one of his students that if he wanted to learn to be wise, he should give money to everyone who insulted him for a period of three years. And that’s what he did. When the … Continue reading

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We are what we are, not what people call us.

Shakespeare once said: ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.’ A thing is what it is because that’s what it is, not what someone calls it. And we are … Continue reading

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The obstacle man

Norman Vincent Peale, author of ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’, tells the story of someone he called ‘the obstacle man’. He was a company director whose standard response to every imaginative proposal was: ‘Now let’s consider the obstacles involved.’ Eventually, … Continue reading

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