John H. Vandenberg quotes

  • You are challenged to avoid mediocrity, acquire knowledge from the sages of antiquity, the achievements of the scientific present, and the prophets of the living God. Isaiah once spoke as follows, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee
    -- John H. Vandenberg

    #Life #Knowledge #Achievement

  • If a man achieves worldly success and does not blend into his life a program of self-improvement to bring about a sensible balance, he no doubt will end up as a failure.
    -- John H. Vandenberg

    #Men #Self #Doubt

  • Unwarrantable installment buying is a pit into which those who covet fall.
    -- John H. Vandenberg

    #Fall #Pits #Buying

  • We become what we think about most.
    -- John H. Vandenberg


  • When people say, 'Religion is all right for some, but I am not religious, and it means nothing to me,' is it because they have not experienced the uplift that comes from sacrificing for and serving their fellowmen?
    -- John H. Vandenberg

    #Uplifting #Religious #Mean

  • Life is just a chance to grow a soul.

  • Religion is not something separate and apart from ordinary life. It is life - life of every kind viewed from the standpoint of meaning and purpose: life lived in the fuller awareness of its human quality and spiritual significance.

  • If you would be a better teacher, teach by the spirit. That is the thing that gives strength and power, meaning and life, to our otherwise weak efforts... remember, you cannot give away that which you do not possess. Study the life of the master. You do not have to have a college degree to be an efficient teacher. But you do have to become acquainted with the life and teachings of the master to be an effective teacher in the church.

  • It is an anomaly that information, the one thing most necessary to our survival as choosers of our own way, should be a commodity subject to the same merchandising rules as chewing gum.

  • Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

  • One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.

  • The virtue of achievement is victory over oneself. Those who know this can never know defeat.

  • Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness

  • Superior technical achievements - used correctly both strategically and tactically - can beat any quantity numerically many times stronger yet technically inferior.

  • There's only few people who have strength to honor someone's achievement without envy.