“As in nature and in the arts, so in grace: it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster. The more the diamond is cut, the brighter it sparkles, and in what seems hard dealings God has no end in view but to perfect our graces.”  Thomas Guthrie (1803-1873)

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.”  –Henry Ford

“If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf  ball.”   -Jack Lemmon

Courage

True courage is not the absence of fear—but the willingness to proceed in spite of it. Unknown  

Ted Williams

“Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.”  Ted Williams

Winston Churchill

“I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.”  Winston Churchill

Oscar Wilde

There are moments when art attains almost to the dignity of manual labor. Oscar Wilde