A Government Telling, We, the People How to Live?

“And I don’t think that government has a role in telling people how to live their lives. Maybe a minister does, maybe your belief in God does, maybe there’s another set of moral codes, but I don’t think government has a role.”
~ Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1991- Present)
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Live Victoriously!

“I will live victoriously. I was created in the image of God. I have the DNA of a Winner. I am wearing a crown of favor. Royal blood flows through my veins. I an the head, never the tail, above, never beneath. I will live with purpose, passion and praise, knowing that I was destined to live in victory. This is my declaration.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor – Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker, Author & Executive Producer

Seeing Sin as a Good Thing

“Unbelief doesn’t see God as the ultimate good. So it can’t see sin as the ultimate evil. It instead sees sin as a good thing and thus God’s commands as a stumbling block to joy. In believing the Devil, I didn’t need a pentagram pendant to wear, neither did I need to memorize a hex or two. All I had to do was trust myself more than God’s Word. I had to believe that my thoughts, my affections, my rights, my wishes, were worthy of absolute obedience and that in laying prostrate before the flimsy throne I’d made for myself, that I’d be doing a good thing.”
~ Jackie Hill Perry
Writer, Speaker, Author & Artist
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Dare to Achieve Something Worth Doing

“Now is the time to be bolder, to dare to achieve, to begin something worth doing. Begin now to do something that has long been a dream, something that makes you approach each new day as a journey to accomplish what you want and desire.Your days are numbered, you won’t live forever so now is the time to grab hold of that dream and shake it for all it’s worth. Time is a fleeting commodity that can never be retrieved again so do it now, not tomorrow or the next day – now.”

~ Byron Pulsifer
Motivational Speaker & Author
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Living Respectfully

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
~ Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela,
Activist, Politician, Philanthropist, Lawyer,
1st President of South Africa, Philanthropist
Nobel Peace Prize Awardee(1993) & Presidential Medal of Freedom Awardee

Due to The Color of Your Skin

“We must recognize that to live in a world, in a society,
in which you feel that your life is constantly under threat
because of the color of your skin is, also, a form of violence.
It is a daily, ambient, gnawing violence.”
~ Charles M. Blow
Author & Op-Ed Columnist – The New York Times
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Sacred Boundaries

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“Pleasure without God, without the sacred boundaries, will actually leave you emptier than before; and this is biblical truth, this is experiential truth. The loneliest people in the world are amongst the wealthiest and most famous who found no boundaries within which to live. That is a fact I’ve seen again and again.”
~ Ravi Zacharias,
Christian Apologist, Author, Radio Host, Scholar &
Founder & Chairman of the Board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

A Better Way to Live

“I like people who are working on practical things and who are working in teams.
It’s not so important to get the glory. It’s much more important to get something that works. It’s a better way to live.”
~ Freeman Dyson
Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician, Author, Fellow of the Royal Society (1952), Dannie Heineman Prize – Mathematical Physics (1965),
Lorentz Medal (1966), Max Planck Medal (1969), J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Prize (1970), University of Cambridge Honorary Fellow of Trinity College (1989),
Harvey Prize (1977), Wolf Prize (1981), University of Cambridge (1989), Duke University Fritz London Memorial Lecturer (1990),
Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science (1996), Enrico Fermi Award (1993), Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures – Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1995),
Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion (2000), Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology (2003),
Winchester College Old Wykehamists Honor (2011) & American University of Beirut Presidential Science and Humanism Award (2018)
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The Identity We Will Give Ourselves & The Life That We Inevitably Live

“It is the identity that we ascribe to God out of doubt or faith in His Scriptures
that will determine the identity we will give ourselves and ultimately the life that we inevitably live.
If He is the Creator, then we are created. If He is Master, then we are servants.
If He is love, then we are loved. If He is omnipotent, then we are not as powerful as we think.
If He is omniscient, then there is nowhere to hide. If He cannot lie, then His promises are all true.
It is faith in the truths of God’s character that has the power to completely revolutionize
how our lives are lived out.”
~ Jackie Hill Perry
Writer, Speaker, Author & Artist
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Don’t Vegetate in Retirement

“I’m still a horse that can run. I may not be able to win the Derby, but what do you do when you retire?
People retire and they vegetate. They go away and they dry up.”
~ Mel Brooks,
a.k.a. Melvin Kaminsky,
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Comedian & Composer

Keep Your Mind & Heart Focused

“As you keep your mind and heart focused in the right direction, approaching each day with faith and gratitude,
I believe you will be empowered to live life to the fullest and enjoy the abundant life He has promised you!”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor – Lakewood Church, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder – Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

What We Believe as Truth

“Our lives are a reflection of what we think, and the decisions we make,
as well as the actions we take, are all limited by what we believe as truth.”
~ Da’Dra Crawford Greathouse,
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Speaker,
Lakewood Church Senior Worship Leader & Co-Founder of Anointed

Neglected & Forsaken

“How can you expect to dwell with God forever, if you so neglect and forsake Him here.”
Jonathan Edwards
Theologian, Philosopher & Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900)

Living Smaller

“Many of us are walking around living smaller lives than we’re meant to live.
Don’t allow yourself to dream smaller than you were meant to dream.”
~ Hill Harper,
Actor, Author, Philanthropist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (3X),
People‘s Sexiest Men Alive” (2X) & Skin Care Entrepreneur (Be The Architect)
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The World Isn’t the Boss

“Why are we letting the world dictate to us:
what we are supposed to have,
how we are supposed to live,
what we’re supposed to believe,
what we can say,
what we can’t say,
what we can talk about,
what we can’t talk about?”
~ Drenda Keesee,
Speaker, Television Host, Entrepreneur, Author,
Co-Founder – Faith Life Now

Living Your Life Randomly?

“God did not randomly create you.
You should not randomly live your life.
~ Tiphani Montgomery,
Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Author, Founder – Millions Conference & Co-Founder – The BestSellers Project

What Comes Out Our Hearts

“What comes out of our hearts through the words of our mouths
determines what comes to pass in our lives. It’s the absolute truth.”
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Author (How You Call It Is How It Will Be), Singer, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory

Our Abundant Universe

“We live in an abundant universe. Everything we need to take care of ourselves, those things are all around us.
Don’t focus on that economy. Don’t believe that there’s not enough for you.”
~ Susan L. Taylor,
Editor, Writer & Journalist, Editor-In-Chief – Essence (1981-2000)

If Someone Doesn’t Like You

“The one thing I really learned, and learned well, in group therapy was that
you don’t die if someone doesn’t like you.”
~ Rita Moreno,
a.k.a. Rosa Dolores Alverio,
Actress, Dancer, Singer,
Academy Award (1961), Golden Globe Award (1961), Joseph Jefferson Award (1968)
Grammy Award (1972), Tony Award (1975), Emmy Award (1977),
Emmy Award (1978), Sarah Siddons Award (1985),
Library of Congress Living Legends Award (2000), International Latin Music Hall of Fame (2001),
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2004), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, California Hall of Fame (2007),
National Medal of Arts (2009), Hispanic Organization of Latin Actresses – Lifetime Achievement Award (2010),
Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2013) &
Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (2015)

Impossible Is …

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who
find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given
than to explore the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare.
Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
~ Muhammad Ali
a.k.a Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.,
Boxer & Heavyweight Champion of the World (1964-1979, 3X)

Life Is a Process

“Life is a process, and you just take it a day at a time,
and you can’t live in tomorrow, and you can’t reach back and be in yesterday.
No matter how much you want to, you just have what’s right there in front of you.”
~ Amy Grant,
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Author, Media Personality,
Grammy Awards (6X), Gospel Music Association Dove Awards (22X)
& Hollywood Walk of Fame (star)

Every One of His Creatures

“I believe that… every one of God’s creatures was created equal.
I believe that everyone should be treated equal,
that’s the way I was raised and that’s the way I live my life.”

~ Paula Deen,
Celebrity Chef & Cooking Show Host, Restaurateur,
Author & Daytime Emmy Award (2007)

An Equal Value

“All lives have an equal value.”
~ Melinda Gates,
Philanthropist & Co-Founder – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A Beautiful Challenge

“Life is a beautiful struggle, but life is worth living.”
~ Jaeson Ma,
Entrepreneur, Producer, Writer, Musician, Missionary,
Media Executive, Music Artist, Inspirational Speaker & Author.

Doing More

 “Do More… Do more than exist—live. Do more than hear—listen. Do more than agree—cooperate. Do more than talk—communicate. Do more than grow—bloom. Do more than spend—invest. Do more than think—create. Do more than work—excel. Do more than share—give. Do more than decide—discern. Do more than consider—commit. Do more than forgive—forget. Do more than help—serve. Do more than coexist—reconcile. Do more than sing—worship. Do more than think—plan. Do more than dream—do. Do more than see—perceive. Do more than read—apply. Do more than receive—reciprocate. Do more than choose—focus. Do more than wish—believe. Do more than advise—help. Do more than speak—impart. Do more than encourage—inspire. Do more than add—multiply. Do more than change—improve. Do more than reach—stretch. Do more than ponder—pray. Do more than just live—live for Jesus.” 
~ John Mason,
Author

Does That Not Sound Odd to You?

“”When a plane crashes and some die while others live,
a skeptic calls into question God’s moral character,
saying that he has chosen some to live and others to die on a whim;
yet you say it is your moral right to choose whether the child
within you should live or die.
Does that not sound odd to you?
When God decides who should live or die, he is immoral.
When you decide who should live or die, it’s your moral right.””
~ Ravi Zacharias,
Christian Apologist, Author, Radio Host, Scholar &
Founder & Chairman of the Board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries