Five Quotes to Ponder

Life is a perpetual quest for knowledge. Here are 5 quotes from some of history’s smartest people to help you in your own personal journey. For more quotes like these and to learn how to use them to teach life skills  lessons, visit the ARISE website: to order ARISE books or sign up for a training course.

“There are risks and costs to action.  But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”
– John F. Kennedy

“A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified.  Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway of life.”
– Celia Luce (author)

“Nothing so conclusively proves a  man’s ability to lead others  as what he does from day to day to lead himself.”
– Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson