Short Sayings that Pack a Powerful Message


President Calvin Coolidge was nicknamed “Silent Cal,” because of his dry wit and brevity of speech. He was the opposite of his vivacious wife, Grace, who was the life of the party. While she chatted, Coolidge remained quiet.

The story is told that the famous wit, Dorothy Parker, was once seated by President Coolidge at a dinner party. Miss Parker said to the president that she had bet a friend that during the course of the meal she could make him say more than five words.

Without looking at Parker the President quietly retorted, “You lose.”

One of the first lessons you learn in public speaking can be summed up in 3 simple sentences. “Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated.”

In that spirit, we want to share a few short sayings for your reflection and encouragement that pack a powerful message.

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Lk. 6:31

“Don’t sweat the small stuff” –Richard Carlson

“Do it now.” –Napoleon Hill

“Rejoice Always.” –1 Thess 5:16

“The buck stops here.” –Harry Truman

“Just do it.” –Nike Ad

“Be all that you can be.” –US Army slogan

“Pray without ceasing.” –1 Thess. 5:17

“The journey of a 1,000 miles begins with a single step.” –Chinese Proverb

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” –Robert Schuller

“Brevity is the soul of wit” –William Shakespeare

“Godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Tim. 6:6

“In the end it’s not the years in your life that count but the life in your years” –Abraham Lincoln

“I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.”

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” –Winston Churchill

“Abstain from every form of evil” –1 Thess. 5:22

“Don’t become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific” –Zig Ziglar

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great.”

“Set your mind on things above, not on things of the earth” –Col 3:2

“A leader is one that knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” –John Maxwell

“You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that life will never make sense.” –Rick Warren

“As he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Prov. 23:7

“I can do things you cannot. You can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.”

“If you miss heaven, you’ve just missed all there is.” –Dee Bowman

“Seize the day”

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

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