It was really neat to see some radical life changing going on.
--Dave Ramsey Show, Caller, September 7, 2007.
The most subtle of all temptations is the “seeming” success of the wicked. It requires moral courage to see, without flinching, material prosperity coming to men who are dishonest; to see politicians rise into prominence, power and wealth by trickery and corruption; to see virtue in rags and vice in velvets; to see ignorance at a premium, and knowledge at a discount. To the man who is really calm these puzzles of life do not appeal. He is living his life as best he can; he is not worrying about the problems of justice, whose solution must be left to Omniscience to solve.
--William George Jordan, The Majesty of Calmness
Drunkenness calls off the watchman from the towers; and then all the evils that proceed from a loose heart, an untied tongue, and a dissolute spirit, we put upon its account.
Capacity plus knowledge equals cash in your pocket.
You can do what is asked of you out of love of duty or out of hate. Choose your motive.
One man's word is no man's word; we should quietly hear both sides.
There are no judgments so harsh as those of the erring, the inexperienced, and the young.
Do not hover always on the surface of things,
nor take up suddenly with mere appearances; but penetrate
into the depth of matters, as far as your time and
circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate
to your own profession. Do not indulge yourselves
to judge of things by the first glimpse, or a short and
superficial view of them; for this will fill the mind with
errors and prejudices, and give it a wrong turn and ill
habit of thinking, and make much work for retraction.
--Isaac Watts, The Improvement of the Mind.