Books & Quotes

10 Stimulating Quotes

I collect quotes in the front pages of my journal as each year moves along. Here are ten that keep sticking with me:

  1. “Don’t confuse motion with progress.” Peter Drucker
  2. “Life is short. Stay awake for it.” Caribou Coffee motto
  3. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” from the Da Vinci center of the CNL Building, Orlando
  4. “All the world’s great suffering comes from the fact that kings do not know how to sit quietly in their own rooms.” Blaise Pascal
  5. “Let me not lay my pipe too short of the fountain,
    never touching the eternal spring,
    never drawing down water from above.” Valley of Vision (Puritan prayers)
  6. “With the interminable reportage of O.J. Simpson’s murder trial [in ’94 and ’95], the networks discovered an insatiable public appetite for the mindless repetition of scanty facts.” Eric Reed, Preaching when the News Intrudes
  7. “One of the first, and most important duties which are incumbent upon us, is fervent and united prayer.” William Carey in 1792
  8. “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke
  9. “What is to give light must endure burning.” Viktor Frankl
  10. “The danger is not that we are busy. The danger is that we are frantically active on minor fronts.” Pastor Isaac Hunter in last Sunday’s sermon

By Ken

Dr. Ken Cochrum (DMin, Bethel University) is Vice President of Global Digital Strategies at Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) in Orlando, Florida. An avid cyclist and aspiring guitarist, he also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He recently co-founded, a movement passionate about connecting people to Jesus using digital strategies. He previously served as vice president of Cru’s student-led movements worldwide. He and his wife Ann spent 13 years in East Asia where they raised their two children. Ken blogs regularly at

3 replies on “10 Stimulating Quotes”

I really liked that quote from Isaac last week, too. I couldn’t remember it exactly when I wrote it down, though. Thanks for sharing!

Yes, I always used to feel guilty using my iphone in church to capture ideas. People probably think I’m texting. Obviously not a problem at Summit where the average age is about 27 :-).

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