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Grant Fairley Quotes @grantfairley

Positive Attitude Quotes

"A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience."

Grant D. Fairley

"A positive attitude will kindle the hearts of good people to do great things."

Grant D. Fairley

Love Quotes

"To love is to throw yourself into the fires of life for another with the hope that your sacrifice will bring them warmth and comfort when their world is dark and cold."

Grant D. Fairley

"Love that survives dark and troubled roads will create a bond that the easy path can never know."

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"True love can enjoy all the seasons of life from the wonder of our youth to the understanding of our middle age to the mystery of our elder years."

Grant D. Fairley

Career Quote

"You own your career not your job."

Grant D. Fairley

“Be willing to sacrifice any job to protect your career.”

Grant D. Fairley

Legal Quote

"When dealing with a legal matter - always remember that you are your own best advocate. No one will care as much about the case as you do. Use lawyers but remember - you must take primary responsibility for a successful outcome."

Grant D. Fairley

E-Commerce and Website Design Quote

"E-commerce businesses, even e-commerce specialists, have yet to realize that the WWW is first and foremost an emotional experience. Few websites reflect this important priority."

Grant D. Fairley

Friendship Quote

"One of the greatest titles we can have is 'old friend'. We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older. The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young. We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age when a busy life and changing geographies can cause us to neglect those friends. Today is the day to invest in those people we hope will call us 'old friend' in the years to come."

Grant D. Fairley

History Quote

"One of the weaknesses of our society is that history is still news to most people."

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"The Bible pictures life as it ought to be; literature pictures it as it might be; history portrays it as it was and is."

Rev. Hugh Cowan

Organizations Quote

"The further you are from the roots of the organization - the more likely you'll end up out on a limb with the nuts."

Grant D. Fairley

Life's Journey

"There are many life journeys we all must take but we do not need to walk any of these bright or dark roads alone."

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"Love is perfected not in the budding springtime of youth nor even in the bounty of middle age but in the frost of our elder years when we only then truly appreciate the ripened fruit that remains."

Grant D. Fairley

Relationship Quotes

"People who have lost relationships often wonder why they can't just let it be 'water under the bridge.' It is water under the bridge - the trouble is we do not live on the bridge but in the river of life with its many twists and turns."

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"Every relationship is unique - it is the mystery of the human experience that no combination of people are the same as any other."

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"Every relationship has its patterns - the nature of that relationship develops its own rhythm and those good and bad patterns are not likely to change - only deepen."

Grant D. Fairley

"Relationships before marriage are the best of times and the worst of times - the forces that are drawing you together are dynamic and powerful."

Grant D. Fairley

"Couples who are alike before marriage are more likely to like each other later in life."

Grant D. Fairley

"Never settle for someone - or allow someone to settle for you."

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"Marriage is not a 50/50 proposition - it is both giving 100%. Relationships today need 200% effort to survive."

Grant D. Fairley

"Marriage will not solve any existing problems - it will only deepen them. Having children will not solve the problems in a marriage - it will only create more victims for the coming explosion."

Grant D. Fairley

"There is no perfect match in marriage - but there are matches that are not worthy of marriage."

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"Marriage is an act of faith informed but not dictated by the counsel of those we love and those who love us. We get to own our successes and failures."

Grant D. Fairley

"True love is not an accomplishment - it is an unfinished symphony with movements that sound the major and minor chords of a life together."

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"Two great people do not necessarily make a great couple. That fact does not diminish them."

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"As a couple, it is better to face a fierce storm from outside a relationship than to know the doldrums of a listless life."

Grant D. Fairley

Forgiveness Quotes

"Forgiveness is the power granted to each of us to release us from a lifetime of anger and bitterness."

Grant D. Fairley

"To forgive others is to free our tomorrows."

Grant D. Fairley

"Those who choose to forgive others choose to live the life God intended them to have."

Grant D. Fairley

"Many people say 'I will forgive but I will not forget' but to truly practice forgiveness is to practice forgetting."

Grant D. Fairley

"God gives us the gift of forgetting when we choose the grace of forgiving."

Grant D. Fairley

"Many people live their lives bitter over how others have hurt them never knowing that the others often neither knew or remembered the hurt they caused. Better to choose to forgive what in fact others have probably already forgot."

Grant D. Fairley

"Forgiving someone else does not change them - it changes you."

Grant D. Fairley

"Forgiving others is good for them and best for us."

Grant D. Fairley

The Great & The Good Quote

"We often hear of important gatherings of the 'great and the good.' Sadly the great have not often been good. But the good have learned that it is better to be good than to be great. Rare is the person in this life who is both great and good."

Grant D. Fairley

Leadership Quote

"Great leaders and great friends have learned how to lend hope to those in despair."

Grant D. Fairley

Loyalty Quote

"If you want loyalty - get a dog. If you want loyalty and attention - get a smart dog."

Grant D. Fairley

Individuality Quote

"He does not just march to the beat of a different drummer --- he's in a whole other parade."

Grant D. Fairley

Happiness Quote

"You will never fully enjoy any true happiness in your life until you have fully embraced any true sadness in your life as well."

Grant D. Fairley

Technology Quotes

"If necessity is the mother of invention, frustration is its father."

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"We will look back on speech recognition software that became truly useful in the year 2000 as the real Y2K revolution."

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"Speech recognition software is the stealth solution flying under the radar today that will revolutionize all our tomorrows."

Grant D. Fairley

Imagination Quotes

"Imagination is the universal gift from the Creator who could imagine a universe."

Grant D. Fairley

"We encounter the Divine when our imagination glimpses the One who dared to imagine us."

Grant D. Fairley

Spiritual Life Quotes

"The spiritual dimension of life is the least explored and yet the most wondrous reality we can know."

Grant D. Fairley

"We were given enchanted lives to give to others but in our selfishness we end up with lives that are disenchanted and that can not even be given away."

Grant D. Fairley

"All relationships can be saved - knowing whether a particular relationship should be saved is why we ask God for wisdom."

Grant D. Fairley

"Christian marriage is two whole and mature persons joining together with God is a partnership to change the world."

Grant D. Fairley

"The Bible pictures life as it ought to be; literature pictures it as it might be; history portrays it as it was and is."

Rev. Hugh Cowan

Education Quotes

"A hungry child can not digest their education."

Grant D. Fairley

"The ideal education gives you the ability to learn whenever you need to learn, to do whatever you need to do, to make a difference wherever need to go."

Grant D. Fairley

"The best education is not about learning how to do a job - it is about learning the wonder of life. Those who discover the wonder of life will always find something important to do."

Grant D. Fairley

"The very best teachers do not teach their students - they enchant them with the wonder of learning that will last a lifetime."

Grant D. Fairley

"Great teachers do not just know their subject - they love it."

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"Great teachers do not just pass on knowledge - they pass on wonder."

Grant D. Fairley

"Great teachers do not just spend time teaching - they invest into every student."

Grant D. Fairley

"The metaphor is the skeleton key to unlock the mind of any student."

Grant D. Fairley


Gary Carter Quotes

"There are many great animal images for business - the soaring eagle, the industrious beaver, the majestic lion, the quick rabbit. For me it is the mongoose. To succeed in business - you have to be ready to face and kill the cobras that will try to kill your future."

Gary V. Carter

"Load up your mind with pictures capturing your preferred tomorrow. Put the remembrances of the past in a place where they won't block your view."

Gary V. Carter

"I'd rather be right than rich. But I'd rather not have to choose!"

Gary V. Carter

"The Bible says your life is a vapor. Since that is true, live it in such a way that you leave a positive vapor trail for others to see."

Gary V. Carter

"True power never needs exercise."

Gary V. Carter

"Since the Bible says, and it is true, that your life is a vapor, live your life is such a way that you leave a good vapor trail."

Gary V. Carter

"Love is having to say your sorry!"

Gary V. Carter