Saturday, 29 September 2012

Gems I found this week

Taken from Transcript from the 28th of September 2012

"Achievement follows preparation. Talent just wants to jump into the action. Preparation positions talent to be highly effective. Talent and Preparation often leads to success. On the other hand, talent minus preparation often leads to disaster. Talent will often provide you with an opportunity for success but preparation is essential to achieve success. A famous General in WWII put it this way: The more you prepare in peace the less you bleed in war."

Number two is from the book Shantaram by Gregory David Rogers:
After living in the slum he witnessed a case of punishment on a few of the community members by the community, under the strict observation by the leader in that community. After the punishment had taken palce the leader said these words:

"In this way is justice done, [....] because justice is a judgement that is both fair and forgiving. Justice is not done until everyone is satisfied, even those who offend us and must be punmished by us. You can see, by what we have done with these two boys, that justice is not only the way we punish those who do wrong. It is also the way we try to save them."

I think our prison system and justice system would do well to heed these words.

Number three: "Make Jesus your first resource rather than your last resort."


Catherine Trimble said...

Great quotes! I especially like no 3, but why did you make it your 'last'? ;)

angelindisguise said...

It was just in the order that I found them :) there are more coming. Watch this space