Saturday, 1 October 2011


I collect quotes. Witty sayings, inspirational thoughts, powerful ideas that have inspired, motivated and instructed me over the years. When I come across such I write them down and file them. I have stacks of notebooks filled with them over time. I meditate on them, and later find them useable in my ‘career’ as a preacher and public speaker.

These quotes have blessed me. And they have informed, in-formed, and transformed me. They are among my favorites. I share these in the hope that they will do the same to you too. YOU WILL SUCCEED!

1.     Responsibility is the price of greatness. – Winston Churchill

2.     How you dress is the way you will be addressed! – Benson Idahosa

3.    People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. – John C.  Maxwell

4.     No one can make you feel inferior without your permission. – Eleanor Roosevelt

5.     Sin will demand of you more than you can pay, take you further than you want to go and drag you lower than you ever imagined. – Unknown

6.     Readers are leaders. – Unknown 

7.     The road to hell is paved with roses. Wise men see the thorns, fools see only the petals. – Zachariah Tanee Fomum

8.     The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. - Benjamin Disraeli

9.     An entrepreneur is a man who falls down 7 times and gets up 8 times. – Akio Morita

10.  I’ve read the last page of the Bible; it’s going to be alright. – Billy Graham

11.   Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to things until it gets there. – Josh Billings

12.    The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. – W. C. Magee

13.     In times like these it is good to remember that there have always been times like these. – Paul Harvey

14.    Do not fear moving slowly. Fear only to stand still. – Chinese Proverb

15.    99% of failure comes from people who have a habit of making excuses. When you excuse yourself, you accuse yourself. – George Washington Carver

16.     The way to succeed is to double your failure rate. – Thomas J. Watson (IBM        founder)

17.    Others see things as they are and ask, “Why?” I dream of things that have never been,       and ask, “Why not?”George Bernard Shaw

18.   When a winner makes a mistake, he says, “I was wrong”. When a loser makes a  mistake, he says, “It wasn’t my fault”! – Unknown

19.   Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more        common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated        derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on”        has solved, and always will solve the problems of the human race. – Calvin Coolidge

20.   It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled        or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man        who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with dust and sweat and blood and        who if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never lie with        those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. – Theodore        Roosevelt

21.    You can soon determine the caliber of a man by ascertaining the amount of opposition it takes to discourage him. – Dewey King

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