Harold Kushner: Doing things for people
Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.
Harold Samuel Kushner is a prominent American rabbi aligned with the progressive wing of Conservative Judaism, and a popular author.
He is the author of a best selling book on the problem of evil, When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Written following the death of his son, Aaron, from the premature aging disease progeria, the book deals with questions about human suffering, God, omnipotence and theodicy. Aaron was born in 1963 and died in 1977; the book was published in 1981.
Kushner has written a number of other popular theological books, such as How Good Do We Have to Be? (Dedicated to his grandson, Carl), To Life! and many others. In collaboration with the late Chaim Potok, Kushner co-edited Etz Hayim: A Torah Commentary, the new official Torah commentary of the Conservative movement, which was jointly published in 2001 by the Rabbinical Assembly and the Jewish Publication Society. His Living a Life That Matters became a best seller in the fall of 2001. Kushner's book, The Lord Is My Shepherd, was a meditation on the Twenty-Third Psalm released in 2003. Kushner also wrote a response to Simon Wiesenthal's question of forgiveness in the book The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness.
Lou Holtz: Ability, motivation and attitude
Ability is what you're capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
Louis Leo "Lou" Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a former American football player, coach, and analyst. He served as the head football coach at several universities in the nation. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. Holtz also coached the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) during the 1976 season.
Over the years, the slender, bespectacled Holtz has become known for his quick wit and ability to inspire players. He is often found as a guest on the popular Richmond, Virginia based Kain Road Radio. In 2005, Holtz joined ESPN as a college football analyst. On May 1, 2008, Holtz was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Paul de Blot:
There is only one thing: That I am human for other people with other people.
Paul de Chauvigny de Blot, abbreviated Paul de Blot (Kutowinangun, Indonesia, May 15, 1924 - Amsterdam December 15, 2019) was a Dutch Jesuit. He was a professor at Nyenrode Business University and wrote several books about spirituality and business.
You can find more information about him on his blog (Dutch): www.pauldeblot.nl/about/
Albert Einstein: Intellectual growth
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Albert Einstein (Ulm, Germany 14 March 1879 - Princeton, NJ, USA, 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist from Jewish origen. later nationalized Swiss and US. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. He is considered one of the most important physicists of the 20th century.
Og Mandino: Failure
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Augustine "Og" Mandino II (December 12, 1923 - September 3, 1996) was an American author. He wrote the bestselling book The Greatest Salesman in the World. His books have sold over 50 million copies and have been translated into over twenty-five different languages. He was the president of Success Unlimited magazine until 1976 and is an inductee of the National Speakers Association's Hall of Fame.