A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on performance

Our little pebble of poor performance helps to start, or to sustain, an avalanche.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.25-26, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Michael J. Gelb on bureaucracy, mediocrity, people, performance, security, seriousness, and thinking

Over-seriousness is a warning sign for mediocrity and bureaucratic thinking. People who are seriously committed to mastery and high performance are secure enough to lighten up.

Michael J. Gelb

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on dignity, life, observation, and performance

Remember this,- that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Loyd J. Ericson on belief, caring, desires, failure, garden, idealism, interest, lust, performance, procrastination, spirituality, understanding, water, and world

When the right thing is understood, but one slackens his performance; then his attention will become commanded by the cares of the world, the deceitfulness of riches and the lust of other things. When these things come to dominate one's interest, his performance of the more important spiritual insights will fail. Belief without performance will never produce desired results. It is like planting seeds in your garden, watering the garden until they sprout, then failing to continue to water and weed thereafter. Likewise, a person caught by procrastination in the stony and thorny ground of mere belief, will never reap the fruits of his ideals.

Loyd J. Ericson

Source: Loyd J. Ericson, The Sower and the Divine Pattern of Progress, Boise, Idaho, 1998

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on abstinence, animals, feeling, food, good, life, and performance

If he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because . . . its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to the moral feeling - killing.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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A Quote by Judith Crist on babies and performance

On Carroll Baker's performance in Baby Doll, More bomb than bombshell.

Judith Crist (1922 -)

Source: If you don't have anything nice to say . . . come sit next to me, by Coral Amende, 1994.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on performance and women

If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Jean Houston on belief, body, creativity, emotion, experience, judgment, life, mind, performance, spirit, and understanding

I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life han we know. There we go beyond those limited and limiting patterns of body, emotions, volition, and understanding that have been keeping us in drydock. Instead we become available to our capacity for a larger life in body, mind, and  spirit. In this state we know great torrents of delight.

Jean Houston

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A Quote by James Keller on christ, christianity, faith, god, happiness, jesus, love, merit, performance, religion, spirit, and victory

Christopher Columbus, in a letter addressed to Ferdinand and Isabella, the King and Queen of Spain: ". . . But these great and marvelous results are not to be attributed to any merit of mine, but to the holy Christian faith, and to the piety and religion of our Sovereigns; for that which the unaided intellect of man could not compass, the spirit of God has granted to human exertions, for God is wont to hear the prayers of His servants who love His precepts even to the performance of apparent impossibilities . . . "Therefore, let the King and Queen, our princes and their most happy kingdoms, and all the other provinces of Christendom, render thanks to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who has granted us so great a victory . . ."

James Keller

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

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on faith, performance, and promises

He who is the most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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