And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town.
Only may the Lord give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the Lord your God. Then you will prosper, if you take care to fulfill the statutes and judgments with which the Lord charged Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage; do not fear nor be dismayed.
~1 Chronicles 22:12–13
You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
We fail more often by timidity than by over-daring.
The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort, who never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature.
~Arnold Bennett (1867–1931), British novelist, playwright, critic
It would be no reproach to a philosopher, that he knew the future better than the past, or even than the present. It is better worth knowing.
~Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist, “Thomas Carlyle and His Works” (1847), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 348, Houghton Mifflin (1906)
My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
~Charles F. Kettering, quoted in “Thoughts on the Business of Life,” Forbes, 62, 34. Reviews Forbes Inc., 1948
THE TEN QUESTIONS
How reliable is the source of the claim?
Does the source make similar claims?
Have the claims been verified by somebody else?
Does this fit with the way the world works?
Has anyone tried to disprove the claim?
Where does the preponderance of evidence point?
Is the claimant playing by the rules of science?
Is the claimant providing positive evidence?
Does the new theory account for as many phenomena as the old theory?
Are personal beliefs driving the claim?
~Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, lays out a “Baloney Detection Kit” — ten questions we should ask when encountering a claim