I love quotes—of all kinds! I have thousands of quotes, covering many areas of life, collected over several decades. One section of my quotes covers absolute truths, essential to inspiring, shaping, and building life. At least once a year, I offer a few of my favorite motivational quotes. This year I included several of my own.
-In the Christian life, “We must lose to gain; give to receive; be humbled to be exalted; become least to be greatest; and die to live.”
-A smile is instant encouragement. -Derrick Jackson
-If a single man achieves the highest kind of love, it will be sufficient to neutralize the hate of millions. -Unknown. Jesus is the greatest example of this quote.
-Creativity is the offspring of caring and adversity. -Derrick Jackson
-If you do more than you are paid for, the day will come when you are paid for more than you do! -Jim Rohn
-The end of education is not knowledge, but creative works.
- Opportunities often either arise or are revealed in failure; self-failure, or the failure of others. -Derrick Jackson
-Faith in God does not make life easier, but better. -Derrick Jackson
-If anyone speaks evil of you, so live that none will believe it.
-Skills are developed in solitude, but character is developed in society.
- Love tempers freedom (Gal5:13;1Pet2:16), and freedom releases love. Slavery, both natural and spiritual, slowly diminishes, and ultimately destroys love. Therefore, love cannot be sustained apart from freedom. -Derrick Jackson
-Unforgiveness is willfully giving a memory of another control of your vision, which ends in the destruction of your potential.
-He who wins a contest over other men possesses great strength; but he who wins the contest over himself possesses the greatest strength. -Unknown
-Never make plans based on what you have, but based upon what God has. -Derrick Jackson
-Learn to love, where you are not loved; care, where you are not cared for; and reach, where you are not reached for. -Derrick Jackson
-You cannot lift a person to a new level, you can only help them to their feet. If you try to lift a person to a new level, their mind will step them back to their former level. -Derrick Jackson
-Reading makes a full man, writing a correct man, and speaking a ready man. –Lord Bacon
-To spend, and be spent, for the good of mankind. -Dr. Benjamin Rush
-The circumstances of life, the events of life, and people around me, do not make me the way I am, but reveal the way I am! -Sam Peoples Jr.
-You must find God’s Cause that you would rather die than give-up; and once it is found, that you will accomplish or die trying!