James Keller

A Quote by James Keller on gold, golf, people, time, and women

When Babe Didrickson Zaharias, often called the 'athletic phenomenon of all time,' won the British woman's gold tournament, people said of her what they had said many times before: "Oh, she's an automatic champion, a natural athlete." When Babe started golfing in earnest thirteen years ago she hit as many as 1,000 balls in one afternoon, playing until her hands were so sore they had to be taped.

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James Keller on college, facts, people, psychology, questions, research, and students

A psychologist once asked a group of college students to jot down, in thirty seconds, the initials of the people they disliked. Some of the students taking the test could think of only one person. Others listed as many as fourteen. The interesting fact that came out of this bit of research was this: Those who disliked the largest number were themselves the most widely disliked. When we find ourselves continually disliking others, we ought to bring ourselves up short and ask ourselves the question: "What is wrong with me."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James Keller on art, day, fatherhood, giving, indifference, life, love, neighbors, painting, sons, struggle, tears, thought, work, and world

Paul Cézanne never knew that he was later to be considered "the father of modern painting." Because of his great love for his work, he never thought of recognition. He struggled for thirty-five years, living in oblivion at Aix, giving away masterpieces to indifferent neighbors. And then one day a discerning Paris dealer happened upon his canvases and, gathering several of them, presented the Cézanne exhibit. The great of the art world were stunned: here, indeed, was a master! And Cézanne himself was no less astonished. Arriving at the gallery on the arm of his son, he gazed wonderingly at his paintings, and tears came to his eyes. "Look," he whispered, "they've framed them!"

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James Keller on christ, consequences, control, death, disaster, god, ideas, justice, losing, luck, mind, politics, stupidity, war, and path

Just before he ascended the gallows following the Nuremberg trials, Hans Frank, one of the top Nazis who controlled Poland, made a statement. He claimed he had little idea, until it was too late, that turning away from God could have such destructive and deadly consequences. "It was not only because of technical reasons and unfortunate coincidences that we lost the war. It was not just ill luck and treason. Rather God has passed sentence on Hitler. He has passed it on him and his system which we served in a state of mind hostile to God." He then implored that everything be done to warn others not to follow in his path. "Not even one step," he emphasized, since the way he followed was "the way without God, the road from Christ, and in the final outcome the road of political stupidity, of disaster and death."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James Keller on baseball

A gentleman walking along the street passed a vacant lot where some boys were playing baseball. He asked what the score was and was told,"We're behind eighteen to nothing." "Well," said the gentleman, "I must say you don't look very discouraged." "Discouraged?" the boy said, puzzled, "We're not discouraged. We haven't come to bat yet!"

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James Keller on business, day, decisions, devil, difficulty, jealousy, people, pride, and sales

One day, the Devil decided to go out of business. His tools, therefore, being for sale, were put on display; and Malice, Jealousy, and Pride were soon recognized by most of his prospective customers. There was one worn, tiny wedge-shaped tool bearing the highest price, however, which seemed difficult to identify. "What is that?" someone asked. "I can't quite place it." "Oh that!" Satan answered. "That is Discouragement. It is my most valuable tool. With it I can open many hearts, since so few people know that it belongs to me."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James Keller on adversity, impatience, and sentimentality

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: "It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

Contributed by: Zaady

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