43 Quotes from “Think Big”

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Author: Dr. Ben Carson with Cecil Murphy
Published by: Zondervan Publishing House
Compiled by: Gbenga A. Babatola (a.k.a gbengacornerstone)

It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts and pour their souls into ours. God be thanks for books. They are the voice of the distant and the dead and make us heir of the spiritual life of past ages. Books are true levellers. They give to all who will faithfully use them, the society, the spiritual presence, of the best and greatest of our race- William Ellery Channing

The world of book is the most remarkable creation of man; nothing else that be build ever last. Monument falls; nation perish; civilization grow old and die out. After an era of darkness new races build others ; but in the world of books are volumes that live on still as young and fresh as the day were written, still telling men’s heart of the heart of men centuries dead- Clarence Day

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make learning unnecessary- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops- Henry Broke Adams

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited- Plutarch

Be nice to people- all people. Even if you don’t have to be. Everybody is important

Life is a series of partings

If I shoot the sun, I may hit the start– P.T. Barnum

To be of use in the world, is the only to way to happiness- Hans Christian Adersen

Education is the beat provision for old age- Aristotle

An honest man is the noblest work of God- Robert Burns

No one else can make us feel inferior without our permission- I. Eleanor Roosevelt

Every man who knows how to read has in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting- Aldons Huxley

When books are opened, we discover that we have wings- Helen Hayes

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Education is the only way you’re ever going to escape poverty. It is the only way you’re ever going to get ahead in life and be successful- Sonya Carson

You can do anything man can do- only you can do it better — Sonya Carson

Don’t worry about anybody else. The whole world is full of ‘everybody else,’ but only a few make a significant achievement

Reading is a way out of ignorance, and the road to achievement

Always give your best

What people want for you isn’t important. It’s what you want for yourself. Nobody can hinder you from doing what you want, it’s what you set your mind to do. You don’t have anyone to blame but yourself. Nobody else makes you fail.

God did not make any race or nationality inferior or superior. Your skin colour did not mean you were dumb and supposed to fail. God loves everybody and wants only good for us

God made different nationalities to see what our reactions was going to be towards each other. God made it special for measurement just yo see if we could really love someone who is different from us.

There is no such person as self-made individual

Sometimes, giving out best and thinking big involves risk taking

A positive outlook determines so many variables

Attitude is a strong indicator of our pending recovery than physical status or prognosis

You’re what you think

If we allow ourselves to dwell on negatives, on hurts, on mistreatments, we will be negative thinkers

Thinking big means opening our horizons, reaching for new possibilities in our lives, being open to whatever God has in store for us on the road ahead.

You can do anything they can do- only you must try to do it better. That’s thinking big
It’s not enough to have abilities; we must learn to recognize them and use them appropriately

Maybe everyone can’t do it better- it’s not a matter of competing with someone else. Essentially, it is accepting our own special abilities as special and then developing them

All of us can do something

Four points about honesty
* when we act dishonestly, we cheat ourselves
* if are dishonest, we cannot hide it for long
* Dishonest people get treated dishonestly
* Honest thinkers think big; dishonest thinkers are small-minded

All of us can learn from others. If nothing else. We can prepare ourselves and avoid repeating mistakes

People who tend to achieve little are frequently people who must make all the mistakes for themselves, then spend so much time extricating themselves from the problems that they don’t have the energy or the know-how to move forward in the game of life

If we want to make our life count for betterment of the human family, we must acquire every bit of knowledge available to us

Knowledge enrich life itself. Knowledge make us better people. Knowledge broadens our grasp of the world around us.

If we make every attempt to increase our knowledge in order to use it for human good, it will make a difference in us and in our world.

Start with methods that work for you

God cares about every area of our lives, and God want us to ask for help

Self love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting — Shakespeare

You can take charge of your life- you don’t have to be victim of circumstances.



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