Quotes I've read or heard (or conceived myself) that stopped me in my tracks.
"The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith, is the end of anxiety."
- George Mueller
"Believe in the belief God has in you." - T. Shane Couch
"Ego is disciplined if I listen carefully to those who love me and to those who are my critics, especially those critics whose words I must assume contain at least a kernel of truth from which I can learn."
-Gordon MacDonald, A Resilient Life
"Be thankful for the process regardless of the outcome." - T. Shane Couch
"Faith-driven obedience causes a man of God to risk going where God calls and leads you even if you only know the first of many steps in the journey." - Mark Elliot, Confessions of an Insignificant Pastor
"If love be cold, be sure that faith is drooping." - Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening
"Nobody other than you has the power to make you miserable. That power is yours alone."
- Backus and Chapian, Telling Yourself the Truth
"One of the worst things you can die with is potential. Die with failures before you die with potential."
- Henry Cloud, 9 Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Life and Love
"Don't be yourself. Be better than that." - Jenny Conlee
"You did what you knew how to do, and when you knew better, you did better." - Maya Angelou
"The enablement derived from the experience of suffering permits us to minister to other people more effectively than the most powerful sermon." - Ronald Hawkins
"Forgiveness is the glue that holds commitment together. Without forgiveness, commitment will unravel." - Everett Worthington
"To own my life means that it is mine and no other person's. I can blame no one for what I do with it. I can blame them for what they do to me, but I cannot blame them for what I do with what they do to me. I am responsible for how I respond." - Henry Cloud