The dearest possession a man has is his family. In the divine assurance
that family ties may transcend the boundaries of death, and may continue
throughout endless ages of eternity, I find supreme consolation and
David Oman McKay - American religious leader
Each one of us is the architect of his own fate; and he is unfortunate
indeed who will try to build himself without the inspiration of God, without
realizing that he grows from within, not from without.
David Oman McKay
Cynics build no bridges; they make no discoveries; no gaps are spanned by
them. Cynics may pride themselves in being realistic in their approach, but
progress and the onward march of Christian civilization demand an inspiration
and motivation that cynicism never affords. If we want progress we must take
the forward look.
Paul L. McKay D.D.
I do not prize the word ‘cheap’. It is not a word of hope, nor a word of
cheer. It is not a word of inspiration. It is the badge of poverty. The signal
of distress. Cheap merchandise means cheap men. Cheap men means a cheap
William McKinley 25th US president
Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, to
accept it no matter where it leads him.
Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to
watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know
everything there is to be known.
Alan Alexander Milne author of Pooh
The observation of nature is part of an artist’s life, it enlarges his form
(and) knowledge, keeps him fresh and from working only by formula, and feeds
If the American Revolution had produced nothing but the Declaration of
Independence, it would have been worth while…the beauty and cogency of the
preamble, reaching back to remotest antiquity and forward so an indefinite
future, have lifted the hearts of millions of men and will continue to do….
These words are more revolutionary than anything written by Robespierre, Marx,
or Lenin, more explosive than the atom, a continual challenge to ourselves as
well as an inspiration to the oppressed of all the world.
Samuel Eliot Morison
Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I)
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