When students embrace the concept of striving for excellence, it completely changes their opinion of who they are and what they can do.
Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.
There is a danger of getting lost in a fantasy world while neglecting the serious things in life such as education and productive work.
If we recognize our talents and use them appropriately, and choose a field that uses those talents, we will rise to the top of our field.
Successful people don’t have fewer problems. They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward.
I hope that we can reawaken the spirit of greatness that created the wealthiest, most compassionate, freest nation the world has ever seen.
People are people, and external appearance is not a good predictor of what kind of people they are.
Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them.
Kindness dictates that we abandon the pettiness stimulated by pride. We must remember that there are no perfect people, including ourselves.
If you treat obstacles as a containing fence they become excuses for failure. Treat them as hurdles, each one strengthens you for the next.
The mark of exceptional leadership is the willingness to accept responsibility, for both the triumphs and the defeats.
Admitting one is wrong requires a great deal of humility. A genuine leader can admit fault & has the ability to learn from their mistakes.
Use the talent you’ve been given to elevate other people
As the Holiday & Christmas season approaches let us remember the spirit of gratitude & charity towards others.
We get out of life what we put into it. The way we treat others is the way we ourselves get treated.
Never make excuses when leadership fails, standup and be accountable.
Rather than reacting to every risk we hear and see, we should make an effort to discern which ones we can actually do something about.
Anyone who can’t learn from other’s mistakes simply can’t learn, that’s all there is to it. There is value in the wrong way of doing things.
If I deny my faith I would be manifesting a total lack of character — for the sake of pleasing a few, I would disappoint many.
The person who had the most to do with what happened to you in life was you.
If we commit ourselves to reading thus increasing our knowledge, only God limits how far we can go in this world.
Do your best and let God do the rest.
Of all the nations in the world & of all the social experiments, there is no country I’d rather be a citizen of & call home than America.
How are we to yield reasonable and wise decisions about the risks we face when our perspective on the subject is so often distorted?
Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.
Most powerful stimulus to economic activity: knowledge that you can acquire things & these things will not be confiscated by the government.
The greatest strength of good governance is honesty. If the governing power can’t be trusted, chaos ensues.
Do we agree w/ the vision of the founding fathers? Or have we become much wiser than they were and feel the need to adopt a different vision?
Those who are quick to declare that we’re living in a time of unique & unprecedented risk are rid with a serious case of societal amnesia.
I do not have to depend on what someone else did or what someone else gave me in order to be successful.
It is time for society to band together and become a part of a “can-do” society versus a “what can you do for me” society.
Political correctness is a very dangerous force. If people can’t freely speak their minds, conversations become muted and debate withers.