2012 Today I Learned Quotes

January 2012

  • Faith is a matter not of what’s in our head but who’s in our heart.
  • An open hand can hold more than a closed one.
  • If he takes you to it, he will take you through it. ~ Tracy Kuhn
  • The secret of success is constancy of purpose. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  • The end of your strength is the beginning of His.
  • Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. ~ Albert Schweitzer
  • Whenever you are confronted with opponents, conquer them with love. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  • Courage is not being unafraid. It’s moving ahead even though you’re scared to death.
  • Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. ~ Plato
  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6

 

July 2012

  • Lord, help me to never use my reason against truth. ~ Jewish Prayer
  • Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death….
  • If you have integrity, nothing else matters; if you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters. ~ Alan K Simpson
  • If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can’t buy.
  • A life without love is like a year without summer. ~ Swedish Proverb
  • It is when we are on our knees, that we learn how to stand.
  • Freedom is not constituted primarily of privileges but of responsibilities. ~ Albert Camus
  • Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. ~ Adlai Stevenson
  • A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. ~ Walter Winchell
  • To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you just might be the world.
  • The only true riches are those what make us rich in virtue. ~ St. Gregory the Great
  • To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. ~ Confucius
  • Peace starts with a smile!
  • Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid of standing still. ~ Japanese Proverb
  • One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time.
  • You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person. ~ Scott Sorrell
  • It is one thing to say Jesus is all you want; until He is all you have and you discover He is all you ever needed. ~ Vance Havner
  • When walking through the valley of shadows, remember that a shadow is cast by light. ~ Henry Barclay Swete
  • Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God. ~ Leon Bloy
  • If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy? ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. ~ Psalm 33:4
  • There are only 2 ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein
  • Be heavenly minded so you can be of earthly good. ~ Joanna Weaver
  • Smooth seas do not make a skillful sailor. ~ African Proverb
  • Experience is the hard teacher – she gives the test first, then the lesson afterwards. ~ Vernon Sanders Law
  • Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  • We are a product of the choices we make, not the circumstances we face. ~ Roger Crawford
  • Those who fear the thorns cannot pick the roses……..

February 2012

  • Women who glow are like magnets, and their attraction is captivating and seductive. – Sandra Yancey – eWomen Network
  • To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.
  • To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.
  • Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence!
  • Patience is the ability to count down before blasting off.
  • You are never fully dressed until you wear a smile.
  • Good judgment comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgment. ~ Mark Twain
  • Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly and Leave the Rest to God!
  • I’ve learned… that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
  • The art of living is that ability to turn negativity and negative experiences into positive learning’s and positive reality. ~ Rosanna DeFrenza
  • Excellence is doing the best you can with where you are, what you have and who you are, while always being willing to grow and improve. ~ Sam Glenn
  • If you can dream it, you can do it. ~ Walt Disney
  • Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face. ~ Helen Keller
  • We reach the goal not by the stairs, but by the lift….. God pledges his promised righteousness to those who will stop trying to save themselves.
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  • The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  • The true measure of a successful leader is their ability to discover the hidden talent in those they lead and challenge them to achieve greatness.
  • If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you are right. ~ Henry Ford
  • Children pay more attention to what you do than to what you say. ~ Zig Ziglar’s mom
  • True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor and long life.
  • God does not exist to make a big deal out of us; we exist to make a big deal out of Him.

 

August 2012

  • The time is always right to do what is right. ~ Martin Luther King
  • It’s beauty that captures your attention and personality that captures your heart….
  • God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.
  • Faith isn’t faith until it is all you are holding on to.
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~ Mahatma Gandi
  • What if you could see yourself through another pair of eyes; would you like what you saw????
  • Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it. ~ Lou Holtz
  • What’s right is not always popular, and what’s popular is not always right. ~ Howard Cosell
  • God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called.
  • Turn from evil and do good work; seek peace and pursue it. Psalm 34:14
  • True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.
  • Anyone can make you happy by doing something special, but only someone can make you happy without doing anything.
  • Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. ~ Hausa Proverb
  • He who seeks vengeance is like a man who drinks poison hoping that it will kill his enemy. ~ Rwandan Proverb
  • There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. ~ A. J. Muste
  • The end result of wisdom is good deeds. ~ The Talmud
  • You were born an original. Don’t die a copy. ~ John Mason
  • It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world.
  • Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose. ~ Tom Krause
  • Take away love and our earth is a tomb. ~ Robert Browning
  • Le Lord did not do it all in one day. What makes us think that we can????
  • Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
  • The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call Him in truth. ~ Psalm 145:18
  • Do not go through life – GROW through life.
  • Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous….
  • We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. ~ Max DePree
  • I make myself rich by making my wants few. ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. ~ Psalm 23
  • He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. ~ Psalm 23
  • He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. ~ Psalm 23
  • The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. ~ Psalm 23

 

March 2012

  • The best things in life aren’t things. ~ Ann Landers
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • People may forget what you say; people may forget what you did; but people will never forget how you make them feel.
  • The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is effort. Extraordinary people are simply willing to do the things that ordinary people are not willing to do.
  • Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. ~ Albert Schweitzer
  • For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16
  • It is for more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. ~ Judith Martin
  • When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out. ~ David Weatherford.
  • The way out of unpleasantness is never as simple as the way in. ~ Confucius
  • Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~ Jean Baptiste Massieu
  • We can let circumstances rule us or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. ~ Earl Nightingale
  • Give without remembering and take without forgetting.
  • Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
  • We should seize every opportunity to give encouragement. Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
  • If it brings you joy, DO IT!
  • Never say never when the universe is listening. ~ Dixie Gillaspie

 

September 2012

  • It isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others, sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
  • No matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
  • True friendship continues to grow even over the longest distance– same goes for true love.
  • Sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
  • There are people, who love you dearly, but just don’t know how to show it.
  • Heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
  • One person with a commitment is worth more than a hundred who only have an interest. ~ Mary Crowley
  • You can keep going long after you think you can’t.
  • You should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you’ll see them.
  • No matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.
  • It’s not what happens to people, it’s what they do about it.
  • You shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.
  • You can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes, after that, you’d better know something.
  • It’s not what you have in your live, but who you have in your life that counts.
  • It takes years to build up trust and only seconds to destroy it.
  • “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” ~ Jim Elliot
  • What God values is not the ease of our life, but the maturity of our faith.
  • Faith is the cornerstone on which all great lives are built.
  • No matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.
  • Nobody can prevent you from choosing to be extraordinary. ~ Mark Sanborn
  • Bob Burg’s #5 Law of Stratospheric Success – The Law of Receptivity: The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.
  • Bob Burg’s #4 Law of Stratospheric Success – The Law of Authenticity: The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.
  • Bob Burg’s #3 Law of Stratospheric Success – The Law of Influence: Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.
  • Bob Burg’s #2 Law of Stratospheric Success – The Law of Compensation: Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.
  • Bob Burg’s #1 Law of Stratospheric Success – The Law of Value: Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.

 

April 2012

  • Don’t wait for the world to change; change it yourself.
  • In life, as in baseball, getting on base can be just as important as hitting a home run.
  • Let old dreams fade into the night, so new ones can rise with the dawn.
  • If you don’t take control of your life, don’t complain when others do.
  • Don’t regret what might have been. Accept what is and rejoice in what is yet to be.
  • If you don’t take control of your life, don’t complain when others do.
  • Should you meet resistance, take comfort – it is the best way to become stronger.
  • Be like the birds and sing after every storm.
  • If the future seems overwhelming, remember that it comes one moment at a time.
  • One of my rules is: Never “try” to do anything, “just do it”. ~ Ani Difranco
  • Faith is the cornerstone on which all great lives are built.
  • Understand that you will always have one person upon whom you can depend – yourself. ~ Sonya Friedman
  • When your mind is full of indecision, try thinking with your heart.
  • Never persuade yourself that second best is anything but second best…..
  • Let’s dare to be ourselves, for we do that better than anyone else can. ~ Shirley Briggs
  • No one falls in love by choice, it is by CHANCE. No one stays in love by chance, it is by WORK. And no one falls out of love by chance, it is by CHOICE
  • Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. ~ William Penn
  • If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.
  • Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~ Hugh Downs
  • Many folks are willing to serve God, but only as advisors…… So true!
  • He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. ~ Jim Elliot
  • Don’t let making a living prevent you from having a life. ~ John Wooden
  • 99% of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. ~ George Washington Carver
  • Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. ~ Elenore Roosevelt.
  • It is not our abilities that show what we truly are; it is our choices. ~ Albus Dumbledore
  • Listen and attend with the ear of your heart. ~ St. Benedict
  • Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~ Gladys Stern

 

 

October 2012

  • Everything happens for a purpose and a reason. It may just take some time to find out what that purpose/reason is…..
  • The purpose of a goal is not the outcome itself; It is who you become during the journey.
  • We cannot always have what we want, when we want; but we will get what we want, when we should.
  • Life does not give us what we want, but it gives us who we are.
  • If prayer is when man speaks to God, then intuition is when God speaks to man.
  • My beliefs create my behaviors and my behaviors create my results. If you want big results, believe big!
  • It was very hard to begin exercising after many years of nothing, but it does get easier and more rewarding.
  • It is a true art to be able to tell a story with words. Book writing is very hard!
  • Political candidates seem to be exempt from adhering to the “do not call” list. Why is that???
  • Although I really love rice Krispy treats, they don’t like my scale…..
  • I can never fully comprehend the power of prayer, I just need to keep believing and praying. Miracles can happen!
  • It may be easier to eat an elephant one bite at a time, than to live an authentic Christian life.
  • That forgiveness is not about forgetting, it’s about letting go of your pain.
  • Are you living a fulfilled life, custom designed by God?
  • Without a vision, people perish.
  • I’ve learned to love and be loved.
  • Appreciate my good friends as well as those who may not appreciate me.
  • We should cherish every moment and life each day to the fullest.
  • I’ve learned to appreciate even the simplest of pleasures as a gift from God.
  • There are days when we feel less than the best, but tomorrow will come and it is within our power to feel like the best of the best.
  • The simple love offered by our pets can fill up our hearts with joy.
  • The best way to make an impact in someone’s life is to make them feel like they matter most of all.
  • It’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what you believe.
  • The people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.
  • I’ve learned that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.
  • Your life can be changed in a matter of hours when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.
  • No matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves get farther in life.
  • Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
  • Sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions.
  • I’ve learned that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other and just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.
  • No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

 

May 2012

  • Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~ Judy Garland
  • How great is the love our Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! ~ 1 John 3:1
  • Think of rainfall as the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world.
  • Know your limits, not so you can honor them, but so you can smash them to pieces and reach for magnificence. ~ Cherie Carter-Scott
  • You cannot change that which you cannot accept.
  • Joyful people live their lives finding ways to celebrate what is and not what could have been. ~ Jane Jayroe
  • Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to do nothing at all. (Oh boy don’t I know this to be true)
  • A belief is something you hold, while a conviction is something that holds you. ~ Mark Sanborn
  • Nobody can prevent you from choosing to be extraordinary. ~ Mark Sanborn
  • There are not mistakes and no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
  • Sometimes the most forceful statement you can make is to remain silent.
  • Patience is a skill, perseverance is an art.
  • Failure is not when you fall down; it is when you stay down.
  • Listening requires us to use our hearts as well as our ears.
  • There are no impossible dreams; just our limited perception of what is possible.
  • When old habits are hard to break, try bending them.
  • Being busy doesn’t necessarily mean you are being productive.
  • Don’t strive to be better than others, strive to be your best self.
  • Live today fully and you create a lifetime of meaningful memories.
  • Do great things in your life, but do small things as well.

 

November 2012

  • A leader is one who sees more than others see, sees farther than others see, and sees before others do.
  • Champions don’t become champions in the ring – they are merely recognized there. ~ Joe Frazier
  • As long as a person does not know what he does not know, he is not going to grow.
  • The bigger the impact I want to make, the more I need to develop my leadership skills.
  • Whatever I accomplish will be restricted or propelled by my ability to lead others.
  • The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us.
  • I could tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him.
  • In the end it is not the years in my life that count, but the life in my years.
  • To not count the days, but to make the days count.
  • If we don’t stand for something, we may fall for anything.
  • The woods would be silent if only the talented birds sing. We should all use the talents we have been blessed with.
  • It is not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
  • Silent and listen are spelled with the same letters.
  • My success is not the result of my abilities but from Gods sufficiency. Amen!.
  • How yummy a white champagne truffle is from Rocky Mountain Chocolate. Thanks Robin Martin!!!!
  • We should lead ourselves with our head and lead others with our heart.
  • Life is a journey that is meant to be spent bringing others with you.
  • To keep stepping out of my comfort zone to just smile or even start conversations with strangers. They always smile back
  • How little I accomplish when I am not working from a list.
  • How to layer fragrances to create my own unique scent.
  • Idols are not only false gods, but can be the crutches we create to balance out our own inadequacies.
  • I need to learn patience when driving! But don’t they teach anything about the passing lane anymore in drivers ed? Just saying….
  • Today I experienced, once again, how the truth always prevails and lies are always uncovered. Love it!!!!
  • Since we live by the Spirit, we should keep in step with the Spirit. (Remove the extra busyness and clutter) Gal 5:25
  • I need to learn how to get up the FIRST TIME my alarm sounds in the am…….
  • I’ve learned how to forgive and forget.
  • I’ve learned that true friendship holds strong regardless of the ups and downs along the way.
  • I’ve learned that the purpose of a goal is not the outcome itself; It is who you become during the journey.

 

June 2012

  • Seek to be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important. ~ Les Brown
  • Character is what you know you are, not what others think you are. ~ Marva Colins
  • He is no fool who loses what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot loose. ~ Jim Elliot
  • Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  • It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
  • Your mind is like a parachute… It functions only when open
  • The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision. ~ Helen Keller
  • Always tell the truth, not only because it is the decent thing to do, but because it gives you such an advantage over the man who is trying to remember his lies. ~Sam Brookes
  • Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It is all about what you do for others. ~ Danny Thomas
  • You have not lived a perfect day, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. ~ Ruth Smeltzer
  • A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg even though they know you are slightly cracked. ~ Bernard Meltzer
  • I am the vine; you are the branches… apart from me you can do nothing. ~ John 15:5
  • Choose being kind over being right and you’ll be right every time. ~ Richard Carlson
  • Patience is a bitter plant that produces sweet fruit. ~ Charles Swindoll
  • It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. ~ Psalm 118:8
  • If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.
  • If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. ~ Dolly Parton

 

December 2012

  • We should forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  • Salvation glorifies the Savior, not the saved.
  • Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see.
  • All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.
  • The flow of blessings in our life is directly related to our passing blessings along to someone else. Merry Christmas!
  • As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas IS.
  • When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things give off the greatest glow of happiness.
  • It is not the stuff under the tree, but those around the tree that truly matter at Christmas.
  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
  • Procrastination is like a credit card; it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.
  • People may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you make them feel.
  • Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.
  • Our minds are like a garden. Either cultivated or neglected will produce fruit or weeds.
  • Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present!!!
  • “Worry” looks around, “sorry” looks back and “Faith” looks up.
  • Overcoming Mediocrity – Stories from women who have created their own lives of significance.
  • Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. ~ Steve Jobs
  • About the fundamental law of humanity: the world must be used by each one for the benefit of all.
  • Being challenged in life is inevitable, but being defeated is optional.
  • Non-violence does not always work, but violence never works.
  • An opportunity may knock only once, but temptation bangs on the door forever.
  • It takes courage to stand up an speak and even more courage to sit down and listen.
  • Being defeated is only temporary and giving up is what makes it permanent.
  • Money and material objects can not be a problem, unless we love them more than God.
  • It isn’t how far we advance ourselves, but how far we advance others.
  • When we fail to learn from our mistakes, we remain “failing forward”. John Maxwell
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