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History provides abundant examples of people whose greatest gift was in redeeming, inspiring, liberating, and nurturing the gifts of others.
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
I really owe everything to my parents and their devotion and drive to see to it that their children had the education which led to the opportunities that they never were able to have.
George J. Mitchell
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The need for devotion to something outside ourselves is even more profound than the need for companionship. If we are not to go to pieces or wither away, we must have some purpose in life; for no man can live for himself alone.
Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart - a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water - I accept with joy.
When we got home from that race that night, Rick wrote on the computer, 'Dad, when I run it feels like my disability disappears.' So, that was a very powerful message to me.
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Personal Stories About ‘Devotion’
CandlelightSubmitted by Patricia Bay
“Candlelight” By: Patricia L. Bay, Psy.D. I looked across the room and saw him staring at me. I waited for a moment thinking he would say something and finally asked him, “What?” He smiled with his eyes more than his mouth. “You just lit a candle,” he said quietly. He did not need to explain what he meant....
Fred, The Amazing 96 Year OldSubmitted by Oceanna
Fred is an exceptional 96 year old, who recently lost his wife (together for 75 years). To help ease his grief, and honor her life, he wrote a song for her--and this video tells the beautiful story of his song coming to life. This inspiring story is uplifting to all who watch, and Fred's song is even available...
Most Devoted MomSubmitted by Carly Bruce
My mom is an amazing woman. She is 43 years old with four kids currently living at home with her. In the last four years she somehow found the time to receive a BA in psychology and is now attending graduate school, all-the-while also helping all of her kids and friends out at home. I know (and so does my family)...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Devotion’
Julie GSubmitted by Meagan
Throughout life, we all run into people that we consider are heroes. A hero is someone who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal. Someone that I consider to be a hero is my Young Life leader, Julie Guinsler. Julie is someone that I can...
In my life there really has not been too many people that I have been able to look up to. However, there are two people who always meant the world to me, my grandfather and grandmother. Both were amazing human beings who cared more about others then they did about themselves. I never realized the magnitude of...
Richard FSubmitted by Teresa
My husband, Richard, will always be my hero. We will soon celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary and during these years he has never failed to be by my side. About ten years into our marriage my health took a downward spiral and I had to stop working. I had held a job all my life so admitting that I could no...
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glenn, Lacey WA
Devotion = one portion endurance, one portion tenacity, one portion patience, and the largest portion is love.
Sonia Alexandria, Berlin, MD
Devotion is doing even when we don't feel like it.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
I think that devotion is important because if you were Shawn Johnson or some other famous person, you need to devote yourself to something and work hard you can do it. Without devotion, people wouldn't be where they were today.
Kathryn V, Mingo IA
You should trust your self no matter what you do.You should believe in yourself.
Angel D, Granada East