The happiness of married life depends upon making small sacrifices with readiness and cheerfulness.
— John Selden
Marriage is not so much finding the right person as it is being the right person.
— Charles Shedd
God did not create woman from man’s head, that he should command her, nor from his feet, that she should be his slave, but rather from his side, that she should be near his heart.
Every enduring marriage involves an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person.
— Gary Smalley and John Trent
Expectations can easily hurt a marriage because the more we expect from our spouses, the more we are likely to take them for granted and the more we are likely not to feel grateful for all the good things they do.
— Dennis Prager
Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
— Johann von Schiller
The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime.
The wayside of business is full of brilliant men who started out with a spurt, and lacked the stamina to finish. Their places were taken by patient and unshowy plodders who never knew when to quit.
— J.R. Todd
Patience and time do more than strength and passion.
— Jean de la Fontaine
Patience is not simply “teeth-clenched” endurance. It is an attitude of expectation. The farmer patiently watches his barren ground because he knows there will be results. He has patience in his labors because there will be products of his labor. So it is in the spiritual realm. God knows the final product of what is happening to us, and he would have us link patience to our faith.
— Billy Graham
We forgive to the extent that we love.
— François de La Rochefoucauld
I think that if God forgives us, we must forgive ourselves.
— C.S. Lewis
The only true forgiveness is that which is offered and extended even before the offender has apologized and sought it.
— Søren Kierkegard
Forgive everyone everything.
— Reginna Brett
You will never be asked to forgive someone else more than God has already forgiven you.
— Rick Warren
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
— Henry Link
Admit your weaknesses and establish short-term goals to overcome them.
— Rick Pitino
I became a better football player, not because I was faster or could catch the ball better, but I taught myself to do a lot of things that other guys didn’t.
— Mike Ditka
Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to your limitations again.
— James Cook
I’d had operations on both feet at the age of 13 to correct some bone deformities and I’d been in plaster for six months, and when the plaster came off, I had to learn to walk and run properly. A year later I joined the running club, doing the sprints.
— Anne Audain
If you desire to accomplish little, sacrifice little. But if you want to accomplish great things, sacrifice much.
— John Maxwell
I like to think of sacrifice as being an investment in the future, rather than an irreplaceable loss.
— Mary Lou Retton
For a person who leads a spiritual life, self-sacrifice brings a bliss that far transcends the pleasure of a person who lives by the self-indulgent satisfaction of his animal passions.
— Leo Tolstoy
Mental toughness is singleness of purpose and, once you have agreed upon the price that you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to forget that price. It enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure and the temporary failures.
— Vince Lombardi
What we think about when we are free to think about what we will – that is what we are or will soon become.
— A.W. Tozer
Direct your thoughts to those truths that give confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving; turn away from fear, sadness, depression.
— Bertrand Wilberforce
Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in public and private life, have been the consequences of action without thought.
— Bernard Baruch
Before he acts, he will pause to weigh the effects of his act in the scales of God.
— Abraham Heschel
A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought are commonly the most valuable and should be secured, because they seldom return.
— Sir Francis Bacon
In regard to this great book, the Bible, I have but to say it is the best gift God has given. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.
— Abraham Lincoln
Whatever I have done in my life has simply been due to the fact that when I was a child my mother daily read with me a part of the Bible, and made me learn a part of it by heart.
— Wendell Phillips
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
— Psalm 119:14-16
England has two books: the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare but the Bible made England.
— Victor Hugo
You don’t have to be a particularly religious person nor a person of any specific faith to see the wisdom in the book of Proverbs in the Bible. Like the facets of our life, golf is something we can improve at by being at peace with ourselves. Proverbs can help us find that peace.
— Gary Player