The moment you stop worrying about success is when success will happen.
All men are created equal. It is what you do from there that makes the difference. We are all free agents in life. We make our own decisions. We control our own destiny.
Defeat anger, stop using it as a shield against truth, and you will find the compassion you need to forgive the people you love.
We have allowed the system to be so corrupted that many want justice to be “empathetic,” not blind.
You can’t love your mother or father if you don’t also have the capacity to grieve their deaths and, perhaps even more so, grieve parts of their lives.
Without morality and virtue most things in a free society fall apart. But with them, anything is possible.
If you treat an animal right, they don’t run away. They’re not like us. They run away from people they don’t trust; most times we run away from ourselves.
You never fully appreciate what you had until you don’t have it anymore
Evil is evil, and no good comes of calling it by any other name.
In the vacuum created by fear and ignorance and hunger and want, it’s evil, not good, that rushes to fill the void.
Whatever the reason, too many are no longer willing to call evil by its name. There is no vision. And when there is no vision, the people perish.
I am a man, and I will be treated as such. I answer to only one king and His kingdom will come, His will be done. We have chosen sides and we choose God. America as a nation must do the same, as well.
I was still searching for someone to blame for my suffering. I really wanted someone to transfer my hate to, so that I could stop hating myself.
I collapsed to my knees and looked up at the predawn sky. “I hate you,” I said softly.”I love you,” the voice whispered back.
Whoever thought a tiny candy bar should be called fun size was a moron.
People came here for a reason, to follow their conscience, to be free!
If we want to be endowed with rights – real human rights, we have to act with responsibility. We must not be comfortable with rights. We must be comfortable with responsibility.
You can either complain about how hard your life is, or you can realize that only you are responsible for it.
For those that think men make progress collectively, I warn you, history teaches: You couldn’t be more wrong.
Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.
Everyone wants to feel loved, but when all you feel is alone it’s tough to accomplish anything else.
Nobody expects you to understand the mind of God or know why he would love us in the midst of our weaknesss and sin.
God has accepted your repentance. He gives his forgiveness freely.
Good for you, you have a heart, you can be a liberal. Now, couple your heart with your brain, and you can be a conservative.
Maybe he thought I would run then. Maybe he thought I would be done. But I had been hurt before. I think he underestimated my ability to pick myself up and keep going. Done? Far from it.
… and it broke my heart in so many pieces I wondered if it would ever be whole again.
You can hold on to the smallest doubt and take comfort in it, stay in denial and go on with your carefree life, until one day you’re finally cornered by a truth that can no longer be ignored.
When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman – like my father, or like me?
Without failure there is no sweetness in success. There’s no understanding of it.
Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.
Let me tell you, it is still morning in America. It just happens to be kind of a head pounding, hung over for four hours in America – and it’s shaping up to be a nasty day, but its still morning in America.
Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one.
We’re giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed.