Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes if you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary [monetary] matters. Want of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science and of genius itself.
Be yourself! Dare to respect yourself before anyone else! Self-respect is the precursor to Courage. Most people realize soon that one of the major regrets of life is yielding to the wishes of others, instead of doing what their heart desired most, and not being themselves. So be yourself, and you'll never regret.
Be yourself. I mean, who are you kidding. If you be yourself, you'll find you're PERFECT friend. You're PERFECT boyfriend. You're PERFECT girlfriend. You'll be happy, instead of trying to be someone you know you aren't. You'd be a shadow of a figure you don't even recognize. Chained in a lie. If you be yourself, you'd have confidence, and life would be SO MUCH EASIER! Be yourself, for the sake of others who want to be friends with you, but don't know who you are. If you're yourself, maybe we'll get rid of the snobby popular girls that force you to be someone else. Think about it. Be yourself.
Because systems of mass communication can communicate only officially acceptable levels of reality, no one can know the extent of the secret unconscious life. No one in America can know what will happen. No one is in real control.
Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there -- I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television.
Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself What is my truest intention Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it's right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.
Being filled with the Holy Spirit, then, is a matter of obedience to the Word of God. The filling of the Spirit that all experienced at Pentecost was a matter of a promise being fulfilled. Today, the believer is to be filled in obedience to the command of Ephesians 518, continuously, not merely by a single, crisis experience. The Christian life is a growth process toward maturity.