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1. "When service is unto people, the bones can grow weary, the frustration deep. Because, agrees Dorothy Sayers, 'whenever man is made the centre of things, he becomes the storm-centre of trouble. The moment you think of serving people, you begin to have a notion that other people owe you something for your pains... You will begin to bargain for reward, to angle for applause.'When the laundry is for the dozen arms of children or the dozen legs, it's true, I think I'm due some appreciation. So comes a storm of trouble and lightning strikes joy. But when Christ is center, when dishes, laundry, work, is my song of thanks to Him, joy rains. Passionately serving Christ alone makes us the loving servant to all. When the eyes of the heart focus on God, and the hands on always washing the feet of Jesus alone - the bones, they sing joy, and the work returns to it's purest state: eucharisteo. The work becomes worship, a liturgy of thankfulness."
Author: Ann Voskamp
2. "Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be surprised should you find a complete absence of anything mystical or miraculous in the manifested reality of those who are so eager to advise you. Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience."
Author: Anthon St. Maarten
3. "O CHILDREN OF ADAM! Holy words and pure and goodly deeds ascend unto the heaven of celestial glory. Strive that your deeds may be cleansed from the dust of self and hypocrisy and find favor at the court of glory; for ere long the assayers of mankind shall, in the holy presence of the Adored One, accept naught but absolute virtue and deeds of stainless purity. This is the daystar of wisdom and of divine mystery that hath shone above the horizon of the divine will. Blessed are they that turn thereunto."
Author: Bahá'u'lláh
4. "When truthsayers have the courage to say the emperor is wearing no clothes, whether you agree with their point of view or not, send them love. They are to be acknowledged for speaking their truth."
Author: Barbara Marciniak
5. "Only seconds slip by without me scrambling for the aid of someone better, more knowledgeable, to walk beside. Writers are good for that. They like nothing more than to tell you what they know. Dorothy Sayers, with all her essays and treatises, was good for that. Are women human? What constitutes the mind of the Maker? How did Dante survive the Inferno? Ask Dorothy; she'll tell you and gladly."
Author: Chila Woychik
6. "I think what I try to do with all the naysayers, negative comments, or even people that think you can't do it, I'm trying very hard to use it as motivation and to add to that chip on my shoulder."
Author: Erin Andrews
7. "Someone ought to publish a book about the doomsayers who keep publishing books about the end of publishing."
Author: Evgeny Morozov
8. "Prove the nay-sayers wrong... Leave being average to others... You could be the one who changes the way the world spins"
Author: Frank Giampaolo
9. "...As an artist, you need the naysayers and the nonbelievers to add fuel to your creative fire."
Author: Ice T
10. "You have to not listen to the nay sayers because there will be many and often they'll be much more qualified than you and cause you to sort of doubt yourself."
Author: James Cameron
11. "Soothsayers are like that. They see many futures but never their own."
Author: Jasper Fforde
12. "I've always had a great fondness for English detective fiction such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers."
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
13. "Hold your dreams tight, my friend. Share them with no one. And when the naysayers and the scoffers of the world aren't paying attention, spring it on them fully formed and laugh and dance while they grasp desperately for a hand-hold with which to drag you down."
Author: Kirt J. Boyd
14. "Just forget the world and its naysayers. Close the door and write. Let them talk while you're building your future."
Author: Ksenia Anske
15. "Essentially, almost all humans are born with a fear of the unknown. It casts a pall of anxiety which pushes us into the arms of religions and soothsayers and their made-up answers."
Author: Mario Stinger
16. "The sayers do not know and the knowers do not say."
Author: Matthew Polly
17. "Elric knew that everything that existed had its opposite. In danger he might find peace. And yet, of course, in peace there was danger. Being an imperfect creature in an imperfect world he would always know paradox. And that was why in paradox there was always a kind of truth. That was why philosophers and soothsayers flourished. In a perfect world there would be no place for them. In an imperfect world the mysteries were always without solution and that was why there was always a great choice of solutions."
Author: Michael Moorcock
18. "I don't care what the haters and naysayers say. If they make jokes about me, I'll laugh because they'll probably be funny."
Author: Paula Deen
19. "Some doomsayers think the collapse will be triggered by runaway government spending, excessive taxation, oppressive regulation, food shortages, fuel shortages or natural disasters such as deadly pandemics or lethal changes in the world's climate."
Author: Robert Higgs
20. "Consider the track record of your naysayers. How many dreams have they successfully brought into this world?"
Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach
21. "Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don't listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself."
Author: Sidney Sheldon
22. "Don't think that just because you made it to the next level that the haters and naysayers disappear. Remember, new levels bring new devils."
Author: Steve Maraboli
23. "All my life, the naysayers have told me that I can't win because I'm a progressive... because I'm a woman... even because I'm a lesbian."
Author: Tammy Baldwin
24. "The loudest of doomsayers, so often, carry the weightiest of sin."
Author: Ta Nehisi Coates
25. "Go for it without qualms and forget about the naysayers."
Author: Veronika Carnaby
26. "Say on, sayers! sing on, singers! Delve! mould! pile the words of the earth! Work on, age after age, nothing is to be lost, It may have to wait long, but it will certainly come in use, When the materials are all prepared and ready, the architects shall appear."
Author: Walt Whitman
27. "Naysayers at their polite best chided the rewilders for romanticizing the past; at their sniping worst, for tempting a 'Jurassic Park' disaster. To these the rewilders quietly voiced a sad and stinging reply. The most dangerous experiment is already underway. The future most to be feared is the one now dictated by the status quo. In vanquishing our most fearsome beasts from the modern world, we have released worse monsters from the compound. They come in disarmingly meek and insidious forms, in chewing plagues of hoofed beasts and sweeping hordes of rats and cats and second-order predators. They come in the form of denuded seascapes and barren forests, ruled by jellyfish and urchins, killer deer and sociopathic monkeys. They come as haunting demons of the human mind. In conquering the fearsome beasts, the conquerors had unwittingly orphaned themselves."
Author: William Stolzenburg

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We've reversed the standard, walking by sight and not by faith. We want to be the best of what we see, but frankly what we see is far removed from God's best."
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