quotes tagged with 'initiative'

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very long time.

Author: Chinese proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in initiative doing proverb waiting EDS duck 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
We have met the enemy, and he is us.

Author: Pogo, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in strength character initiative prosperity courage independence enemy enemy strong thrift employee employer pogo 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
True love suffereth long. Have you ever seen this word combination on those little hearts? The most important things don't make it to the world's list. "Suffereth long" means patient instead of impatient and tolerant of imperfections instead of intolerant. Helpful instead of critical of weaknesses. It does not criticize, is not cranky, and does not complain. And is kind, is happy, thoughtful, helpful, interested in others, is a good Samaritan, merciful, gives comfort. It is not mean or miserly; is not sarcastic or cruel or inconsiderate; is not indifferent, uninterested, unresponsive or unconcerned. By the way, can you "fall out of kindness?" That's a question worth pondering. In fact, can you fall out of any of the attributes the Lord gives us in his definition of love? It Envieth not--is content, grateful for blessings by seeing the glass half full and not half empty, is generous, lives frugally; is not covetous, resentful, jealous, or greedy; avoids unnecessary debt; is a full tithe payer. Is not selfish or vain and lives within income.

Is not puffed up--is humble and teachable. Does not seek attention. Praises others. Does not murmur, and never belittles. Does not treat spouse with a "holier" or "smarter-than-thou" attitude. Doth not behave itself unseemly--is courteous, well mannered, reverent, respectful, and mindful; is clean, neat and considerate of other's property and feelings. Is not crude or indecent or improper. Seeketh not her own--is tender hearted, caring, sharing, sensitive, compassionate, generous, and united; sacrifices by putting desires of spouse first; considers money ours and not mine; thinks we not I; listens; Seeks to please God and others; is not demanding, controlling, or manipulative; does not blame; says I'm sorry; does not withhold affection. Is not easily provoked--is forgiving, patient, calm, gentle, respectful; is a peacemaker and does not get angry; is not irritable or vengeful; is not abusive in word or deed; does not swear or quarrel. Thinketh no evil--is not judgmental, but respectful and trusting, pure and obedient; does not think evil of others by gossiping or finding fault; is modest in thought, dress and speech; is not deceitful, cruel or dishonest; avoids inappropriate music, pornography, and dirty jokes. Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth--has a temple recommend and wants an eternal marriage; stays close to the Spirit through regular scripture study and prayer; is responsible; is not light-minded. Beareth all things--is bold and patient with affliction and trials (this does not mean that abuse victims should silently bear cruelty, or follow a spouse disobedient to God); is grateful; does not insult others; is not defensive, irritable, touchy or grouchy; is not weary in well doing; is easily entreated or approachable and willing to listen empathetically and communicate without any contempt. Believeth all things--sees the eternal potential of spouse like Johnny Lingo saw in Mohana for those of you who remember that story; makes the least of the worst and the most of the best; shows by actions that there is a firm belief in eternal families; holds fast to the iron rod. Has goals, dreams, a vision and plans for a happy successful life together. Is cheerful. Hopeth all things--is an optimist and looks for the best; praises and builds up; expresses and shows affection. Spouse is best friend. Continues courting throughout marriage. Is not a pessimist, nagger, or faultfinder. Endureth all things--doesn't complain or murmur; is steadfast; accepts responsibility and is industrious, for the man a provider; shows initiative. Charity never faileth.
Author: Elder Lynn G. Robbins, Source: http://www.byui.edu/Presentations/Transcripts/Devotionals/2002...Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice initiative happy love kindness marriage charity clean comfort calm steadfast communicate gentle patient thoughtful interested merciful neat considerate sensitive compassionate bestfriend liveswithinincome approachable listener 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
Author: William H. Murray, Source: The Scottish Himalayan Expedition, Pub. J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1951Saved by mlsscaress in initiative begin commitment decision progression motion magic providence hesitancy 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Find a parade and get in front of it.
Author: Jim Barksdale, Source: http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2006/04/my_talk_at_startup_s...Saved by richardkmiller in vision leadership initiative 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
Author: Anthony Robbins, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in action initiative knowledge diligence 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
While we wait for God to work for us, God is waiting to work through us!
Author: Rick Warren, Source: The Purpose Driven Church, p.60Saved by cboyack in initiative consecration proactive 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There are two kinds of failures: The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Author: Perle Thompson, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in agency success choice failure initiative creativity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
Author: Ezra Pound, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in slavery initiative 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The world belongs to the energetic.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in success initiative laziness energetic 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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