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Whenever you fall, pick up something.

- Oswald Avery

The pioneers are the guys with the arrows in their backs.

- Erwin Potts, head of McClatchy Newspapers, which has been reluctant to take on new ventures

Any revitalization of faith in this country will have to start with prayer, in which we gain a sense of the living presence of God.

- George H. Gallup, Jr.

We're in need of a spiritual revival.

- Norman Lear, TV producer and founder of People for the American Way

We grow and mature spiritually through adversity not when everything is going smoothly. … [I]n a time of adversity or trouble, the Christian has the opportunity to know God in a special and personal way.

- C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General

God is more anxious to bestow his blessings on us than we are to receive them.

- Augustine

… [T]he pendulum is swinging back from self-expression to self-discipline. But if we are serious about this, it means we will have to sacrifice some measure of the freedom we now have to ...
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