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Statler: You know, they could improve the whole show if they just changed the ending.

Waldorf: How?

Statler: Put it closer to the beginning!

You must make a choice between these two things: either this man was, and is, the Son of God…or else a madman or something worse. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.

C.S. Lewis

It takes passion to run a business. It takes discipline to run a brand.

Joshua Shull

Integrity is when our words and deeds are consistent with our intentions.

Simon Sinek

Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.

Rick Warren

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.

Joel A. Barker

You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

Rick Warren

Faith is loyal, unending confidence in the efficacy, sufficiency, and acceptability to God of what Jesus accomplished during his life and death on the cross. And we can have this confidence because his resurrection and ascension validate and vindicate that what he did was, in fact, acceptable to God. He has sat down at the right hand of majesty. It is done.

Joshua Shull

To bear the cross proves to be the only way of triumphing over suffering. This is true for all who follow Christ, because it was true for him.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist, and the ability to communicate it.

Simon Sinek

Once you've tasted purpose, you can't be happy with just existing anymore.

Jeff Foxworthy

Statler: There was something thrilling about being IN the show tonight.

Waldorf: Yeah, not having to watch it!

If you're just saying, “Hey, I'm doing this. I'm working to make money. I'm working to increase my status.” If that's all there is, I think you will find out that it's meaningless.

Tony Dungy

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.

Mr. Rogers

If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink. You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the Lord will reward you.

Proverbs 25:21-22

Most things make no difference. Being busy is a form of laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.

Tim Ferriss

Leaders decide who gets a view, who gets a voice, and who gets a vote.

Mark Driscoll

I never heard either of them speak ten minutes at a time, nor to any but the main point. They laid their shoulders to the great points, knowing that the little ones would follow of themselves.

Thomas Jefferson, of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin

More power is exerted by withholding opinions than by expressing them.

Ron Chernow

The very experiences you have resented or regretted most in your life - the ones you want to hide and forget - are the very same experiences God wants you to use to help others. They are your ministry.

Rick Warren

Statler: So many of these shows are long and boring.

Waldorf: Yeah, they finally managed to make one short and boring!

Statler: Does that mean they’re getting better or worse?!

Get busy living, or get busy dying.

Andy Dufresne

“Fight fire with fire” is the old cliché. But that’s silly. You fight fire with water.

Jack Trout

Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.

Proverbs 18:2

When heaven is about to confer a great responsibility on any man, it will exercise his mind with suffering, subject his sinews and bones to hard work, expose his body to hunger, put him to poverty, place obstacles in the paths of his deeds, so as to stimulate his mind, harden his nature, and improve wherever he is incompetent.


Courage is contagious. A critical mass of brave leaders is the foundation of an intentionally courageous culture. Every time we are brave with our lives, we make the people around us a little braver and our organizations bolder and stronger.

Brene Brown

Gage: I acknowledge no rank that is not derived from the King.

Washington: You affect, Sir, to despise all rank not derived from the same source as your own. But I cannot conceive any more honorable than that which flows from the uncorrupted choice of a brave and free people: the purest source and original fountain of all power.

Veils hang at the entrances to the schools of literature; but they do not signify the prestige of elite teaching so much as the covering up of error.

St. Augustine

Statler: What’s this fish doing in our box?

Waldorf: Same as us...suffering!

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost.

When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.

Simon Sinek

Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.

Judy Garland

All limitations are self-imposed.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

What do you get when you cross the Atlantic with the Titanic? ...Halfway!

Fozzie Bear

It’s amazing how someone’s IQ seems to double as soon as you give them responsibility and indicate that you trust them.

Tim Ferriss

The Enemy doesn’t want you to fail. He knows you often learn from that and grow through it. Rather, he wants you to delay. To procrastinate. To linger. “Waiting until conditions improve” is music to his ears. Because the worst thing isn’t wrong action. It’s inaction.

Joshua Shull

A long habit of thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.

Thomas Paine

It's easy to forget that the pursuit of happiness is not what life is about.

Rick Warren

Die with memories, not dreams.


It is absolutely necessary, if you mean to make any figure upon the stage, that you should take the first steps right.

George Washington

Remember there’s more to life than just staying alive.

Joshua Shull, 2020

The thing I remember best about successful people I've met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they're doing, and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success. They just love what they're doing, and they love it in front of others.

Mr. Rogers

Emergencies are seldom that. People are poor judges of importance and inflate minutiae to fill time and feel important.

Tim Ferriss

Statler: Every week this show looks better to me!

Waldorf: Every week your eyesight gets worse!

You have to be odd to be number one.

Dr. Seuss

Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turn, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.

C.S. Lewis

We are healed to help others. We are blessed to be a blessing. We are saved to serve, not to sit around and wait for heaven.

Rick Warren

Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.

Proverbs 30:8-9

The more you learn, the more you realize how much you don’t know. The most educated people are the most humble and patient. Or, ought to be.

Joshua Shull

Kites rise high against the wind, not with it.

Winston Churchill

Focus less on a 140 characters and focus more on God's character.

Unknown Pastor

Oh the things you can find if you don't stay behind.

Dr. Seuss

Self-worth equals your performance plus the opinion of others.


If you’ve ever asked why Jesus “had” to die, it reveals you don’t understand the gravity of your sin.

Joshua Shull

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

Waldorf: Just when you think this show is terrible, something wonderful happens.

Statler: What?

Waldorf: It ends!

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.

Theodore Levitt

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered.

Winston Churchill

My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Inigo Montoya

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.

R. Brault

When Moses went to the top of the mountain to get the Ten Commandments, he didn’t take a committee with him. Otherwise, he would’ve come down with 3 commandments and 7 suggestions.

Ken Blanchard

You are not in charge of the pace at which others grow.

Joshua Shull

Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.

Brene Brown

The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.

Albert Einstein

Statler: You think this show constitutes cruelty to animals?

Waldorf: Not unless they’re watching it!

We can have only one. And if we do not choose, we will end up with none.

Dr. Seuss

The single worst thing you can do is entertain a ridiculous and dangerous idea in the name of being nice and inclusive. Far too often, we confuse kindness with cowardice.

Joshua Shull

Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.

Oscar Wilde

Do or do not, there is no try.


As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has – or ever will have – something inside that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.

Mr. Rogers

Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.

Esther 4:16

Brands aren’t trying to go viral. They’re trying to become vital.

Joshua Shull

Your boos mean nothing! I've seen what makes you cheer.

Rick Sanchez

Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better.

Gordon B. Hinckley

They say the week start on Monday, but the strong start on Sunday.

Kanye West

Advertising is a revealing time machine that merely accelerates what was going to happen anyway. If you’re good, advertising helps you grow ahead of schedule. If you’re bad, advertising just quickens your closure.

Joshua Shull

Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.

Rick Warren

Statler: You know, a show doesn’t have to be funny to be good.

Waldorf: Well what’d you think of this show?

Statler: It was good!

Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.‍

Albus Dumbledore

In the places I go, there are things that I see, that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z. I’m telling you this ‘cause you’re one of my friends. My alphabets starts where your alphabet ends.‍

Dr. Seuss

There’s a difference between a good idea and a should idea.‍

Joshua Shull
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