"To me it seemed that the teaching of God's Word was unmistakably clear: "owe no man anything." To borrow money to my mind implied a contradiction of Scripture- a confession that God had withheld some good thing, and a determination to get for ourselves what He had not given... If the Word taught me anything, it taught me to have no connection with debt. I could not think that God was poor, that He was short of resources, or unwilling to supply any want of whatever work was really His." Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) “What the U.S. needs more than anything in its quest to win good new jobs in its cities is that rare talent [entrepreneurship] to start companies or to create new business models that work, that grow organizations—big ones, small ones, medium-sized ones, sustainable ones.” -Jim Clifton; Chairman Gallup "An amateur musician practices until they get it right; a professional musician practices until they can't get it wrong" -Tim Cook; Professor and entrepreneur "Now I wish you to be deeply impressed with the truth, that all the instruction in the world will never make you a scholar independently of your own efforts. There is no such thing as thinking by proxy, any more than breathing by proxy: intellectual acquisitions must be the fruit of intellectual labor; and whoever will not encounter the one, must be satisfied to remain destitute of the other. I say then, listen attentively to all that is communicated by your instructors, and endeavor to make the best use of it; but that this may be the case, let their thoughts become incorporated with your own, just as you ... ought to do, in relation to the thoughts of the authors whom you study." - William Sprague "Have a heart, but have a spine." - אבא "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved and gave himself for me" Galatians 2:20 "Without wood, a fire goes out; and without gossip, a quarrel dies down." Proverbs 26:20 'Ignorance is not a defense' - אבא 'Don't doubt your salvation. But know it.' - אבא 'Molon labe: come and get them' -Leonidas' response to Xerxes' demand for the Spartan arms. 'The heart's real intentions are like deep water; but a person with discernment draws them out.' Prov. 20:5 'It is to a man's honour to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel' Prov. 20:3 'The fox knows many tricks; the hedgehog, one good one' - Spartan quote [?] 'But my prayer, in righteousness, is to see your face; on waking, may I be satisfied with a vision of you.' Ps. 17:15 '...the wicked strut about everywhere when vileness is held in general esteem.' Ps. 12:9(8) CJB 'Don't remember my youthful sins or transgressions; but remember me according to your grace for the sake of your goodness, Adonai. ... For the sake of your name, Adonai, forgive my wickedness, great though it is.' Ps. 25:7,11 “A fool may be known by six things: anger, without cause; speech, without profit; change, without progress; inquiry, without object; putting trust in a stranger, and mistaking foes for friends” -Arabian Proverb 'Had I but succeeded, I had been counted wise, for the credit we get for wisdom is measured by our success.' -Hippolytus 'Nee vele prashnem til anu cheraka!' -Arun 'The easy way is always mined' -Murphy's War Law 'Really, Watson, you excel yourself. ... It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people, without possessing genius, have a remarkable power of stimulating. ...' -Sherlock Holmes The irony in the the nature of a scoffer, is that their puerile mockery is more laughable than anything they can scorn. -R.E. 'Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions' - G. K. Chesterton 'These are the times in which a genius would wish to live. It's not in the still calm of life, or in the repose of a pacific station that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues.' -Abigail Adams to J. Q. Adams Absolute power corrupts. Likewise, the absence of power corrupts. If they have the authority to give it, they have the authority to take it. 'Anonymous pastor' responds to those who ask for a defense of his conduct/character, in the face of slander: 'Oh you don’t understand — I am far, far worse than my detractors realize. They may have gotten a lot of the specific facts wrong, but I am just thankful they don’t know how bad my heart truly is. God have mercy on me a sinner.'