The right words at the right time can inspire a breakthrough in your life.

A quote can have the power to get you through a bad week or the courage to pursue your dreams.

My 26 All Time Favorite Quotes

1. Difficult people are difficult because difficult has worked for them.

2. “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27

3. Two anxieties dominate much of our lives: an unchangeable past & an unpredictable future. Forgiving changes the past and promising secures the future.

4. Speak your mind. Those who matter won’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.

5. The Introvert advantage – intellectual persistence, prudent thinking, & the ability to see and act on warning.

6. “Be dissatisfied enough to improve, but satisfied enough to be happy.” J. Harold Smith

7. Its always too soon to quit. For every setback, God will give a greater comeback. Trust Him.

8. When you feel like complaining about God, try complaining to God about God. He can take it.

9. “God is BIG. Bigger than anything that would try to overcome you or your family.” Kristen Fersovitch

10. “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of Assisi

11. The happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.

12. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” Napoleon Hill

13. Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone.

14. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be discouraged.” Joshua 1:8

15. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey

16. A person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.

17. People follow people who know where they are going.

18. The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails

19. Belief in God may seem strange to common-sense thinking, but the deepest aspects of our existence go beyond our common-sense understanding.

20. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, you need a team.” John Wooden

21. Commit to using every single day as a platform for growth. Leave everything you touch 1% better.

22. The best opportunities seldom come wrapped in a package with a bow on top. They usually come with “get your hands dirty” kind of work.

23. If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.learn_quote_by_musicalblonde7-d4xbvzj

24. “Let’s say I don’t get healed. What if I died? Would that mean that he isn’t God? No, not at all. We are all going to die.; we are not invincible; we are human. We all make mistakes. There is a God of Grace and mercy who made you so He could love you. He loved you so much that he sent His Son to die for you and me. My life is preserved by Jesus.” Kristen Fersovitch

25. The reason why people give up so fast is because they look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have come.

26. Adversity does not build character; it reveals character. Prosperity is a greater test of character than adversity.

APPLICATION: Which quote do you like best? Please leave a comment below.


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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 25 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 36 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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Join the discussion 10 Comments

  • CD Mayo says:

    Kristen’s quote about Jesus preserving her life is my favorite. I cannot explain how awesome it was to read that quote! It is as if her words that day were directly from God’s heart to our ears…I pray and live to become more Christlike but, for today, I am hopeful I can even become more Kristen-like.
    Thank you, Lord!

  • bob jones says:

    Kristen had a profound impact on thousands of people. Thank you for personalizing her influence in your life.

  • Emmanuel Fonte says:

    “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey

    Everything is a choice. All too often we want an easy way out of our situation. Each day is made up of a myriad of choices that propels us forward (or backwards).

  • bob jones says:

    You’ve made great choices in your life, Mannie. Thanks for your professional and passionate influence on the Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree 2013. Looking forward to 2014!

  • Jocelyn Jones says:

    I like # 13

  • Jessica Stead says:

    Great post. I resonated with #24 “The reason why people give up so fast is because they look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have come.” Too often we focus on our limitations rather than our capacity. When you shift your thinking to capacity building and gratitude, giving up is no longer a viable or desired option.

  • bob jones says:

    Very profound, Jessica. Reading through to #24 says a lot about you and your ability to stay focused. Thanks for reading through to the end and commenting!

  • It is rare these days to catch people’s attention for more than a few seconds, isn’t it. Quotes are powerful and intriguing though, in the way they can cut through often complex emotions, thoughts or problems.

  • Carole Schlachta says:

    But who’s hand holds the rudder?

  • My favourite at this point in my life. A bit of a realization quote for me to think on.

    “The reason why people give up so fast is because they look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have come.”

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