Why Read Inspirational Quotes?

Written by Steve Gillman

Maybe you've heard this one:

"What does it profit a man to have gainedrepparttar whole world, and to have lost his soul?" - Jesus Christ

Inspirational quotes and sayings fromrepparttar 140900 present day or centuries past, can inspire and instruct us. This is true regardless ofrepparttar 140901 religious or spiritual tradition they come from. Nor do religious or spiritully-oriented individuals have a monopoly on useful words. Quotes that strike atrepparttar 140902 truth ofrepparttar 140903 matter can come from scoundrels, saints, and ordinary people.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excelence, then, is not an act, but a habit” - Aristotle

"Do not seek to follow inrepparttar 140904 footsteps ofrepparttar 140905 men of old. Seek what they sought." - Basho

Why Read Inspirational Quotes?

Philosophies and arguments often use logic in an attempt to "capture" truth in a net of words to build systems of knowledge, or to satify egos. Logic is important, but when mis-used it leads to confusion. Inspirational sayings cut throughrepparttar 140906 fog and point atrepparttar 140907 truth, so you can see it for yourself.


Written by Bob Garner

William Batten, a former executive at J.C. Penny once said, “There is nothing wrong with wanting to make money – except that it should not becomerepparttar sole objective. The end should be to provide a service or product that people need.”

No matter what your passion is in life, should you decide to follow it and turn that passion into reality that passion must provide a service or product that people need. It’s not as hard as you might imagine.

For example, say that your passion is painting art. The product that you will create will satisfyrepparttar 140765 need of those who enjoyrepparttar 140766 beauty of art. You will touch their emotions, you will awaken senses and feelings that have been dormant and bring to your customer – as anyone who appreciates art knows - hours, if not days and years of peace and enjoyment.

You may ask, “Can my artwork do that?” The answer is yes and maybe even more.

However, say that your passion is making money. I would ask you, “Is it really? Or is your passion reallyrepparttar 140767 art of making deals?” For example, do you watch Donald Trump on television or read his books? Are you fascinated when you read inrepparttar 140768 newspaper of how some people at a company put together a merger or acquired another company? Perhaps in your spare time you enjoy reading spy novels or books about lawyers or police putting together a plan of action to getrepparttar 140769 “bad guy” (or girl, let’s be fair!) If so, then you are intorepparttar 140770 details behind how certain ideas and deals are brought together and therefore your passion is making deals. The money isrepparttar 140771 by-product or as many others have said, “Just a way of keeping score.”

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