The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” and “Thou shalt not lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.

Anything not worth doing right is not worth doing.

The logical converse of the oft-repeated adage, “Anything worth doing is worth doing right.”

Every great invention requires two people:

  1. A recognized expert to say it can’t be done.
  2. Some stubborn fool to go ahead and do it anyway.

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.

I read in the Bible and learned that Man is the head of the family. Then I got married and learned that Woman is the neck.

> (Demonstrating how the neck swings the head back and forth…)

You see? If you’re unequally yoked, being the head doesn’t mean much.

Sunday Morning Service

Sacrifice is trading up, not giving up.

(n) 1. A surrender of something of value as a means of gaining something more desirable.

From Maxwell’s law 18: “The Law of Sacrifice”

Great leaders know when to realign their goals to an inevitable outcome.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, chapter 15, “The Law of Victory”, by John C. Maxwell


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