Nuggets of Wisdom-Fall 2019

Every quarter I like to share quotes that I have encountered in my reading and research that have been meaningful to me. I call them “Nuggets of Wisdom.”

How can a society that has produced more freedom and prosperity than any other in history, and has been so generous in its distribution, also increasingly lead the world in so many categories of social pathology?”

–Don E. Eberly


We must keep steadily in mind that no people were ever yet benefited by riches if their prosperity corrupted their virtue.

—Theodore Roosevelt


Both Scripture and experience teach that it is we, not God, who determine that degree of intimacy with Him that we enjoy. We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be.

–Oswald Sanders


The mathematical precision of the universe reveals the mathematical mind of God.

–Albert Einstein


Life is precarious, and life is precious. Don’t presume you will have it tomorrow, and don’t waste it today.

–John Piper


Those things that hurt, instruct.

–Benjamin Franklin


If you cannot answer a man’s argument, don’t panic, you can always call him names.

–Oscar Wilde


You can’t fake showing up.

–Jerry Leachman


Remember, merciful Jesu, That I am the cause of your journey.

—Mozart’s Requiem


How ironic that sexuality and nudity, which are meant to be private, are now fare for public consumption, yet that which is spiritual and meant to strengthen public character, is now for private expression only.

–Ravi Zacharias


We have no government armed with powers capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

–John Adams


The Bible speaks of salvation using terms like restore, renew, redeem–all of which imply a recovery of something that was originally good.

–Nancy Pearcey


Progress comes from caring more about what needs to be done than about who gets the credit.

–Dorothy Height


Hate is like an acid. It can do more damage to the vessel in which it is stored than the object on which it is poured.

–author unknown

Richard E Simmons III is the founder and Executive Director of The Center for Executive Leadership and a best-selling author.