Favorite Quotes

Jones frequently uses quotes in his keynote and training programs, his social media accounts, and in his monthly newsletter. Below are some of his favorite thoughts from others (and himself). They are updated weekly. You can also have quotes like these delivered directly to your inbox by signing up for Jones' monthly newsletter.


The one thing we always have time for is regret.

Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required.
-Winston Churchill

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.
-Babe Ruth

We do what we value.
-Pastor Luke Jackson

The art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men.
-Captain J.A. Hadfield

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of mean and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
-Mark Twain

The past can not be changed, but a perfect present moment can be missed by worrying about the future.

I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
-Lucille Ball

Anything I've done that was ultimately worthwhile initially scared me to death.
-Betty Bender

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
-John Lubbock

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
-Mother Teresa

On their own, passion, purpose, and perseverance are all noble characteristics; but together they are a most powerful trifecta.
-Alex Loflin

It's in those moments we linger that we show the other person they have real value to us.
-Jones Loflin

There is no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.
-Jack Welch

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
-J.K. Rowling

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; They only determine where you start.
-Nido Qubein

I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.
-Eartha Kitt

The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting for the old, but on building the new.

One of the best things in life is seeing a smile on a person's face and knowing that you put it there.

Treat people like mirrors, and watch how you reflect in their eyes.
-Nnamdi G. Osuagwu

The challenge for most of us is not "getting to it" but defining what "It" is.
-Jones Loflin and Todd Musig

Laughter is America's most important export.
-Walt Disney

You can choose, but you don't have the choice of consequences for your choice.
-Dr. Dan Gentry

People want to know they are more than a commodity or number to someone-make it personal.
-Jones Loflin

May my friends live as long as they will, and may I live one day less... for what is life without my friends?
-Dr. Randy Kilby