Two can accomplish more than twice as much as one, for the results can be much better. If one falls, the other pulls him up; but if a man falls when he is alone, he is in trouble. And one standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer; three is even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
- Being better versus bitter
- Decisiveness versus indifference
- Enthusiasm versus being lukewarm
- "How we can" versus "if we can" statements
- Saying "Get up" versus saying "give up"
- Security versus risk
- Overcoming evil versus coping with evil
- Standing out versus blending in
- How much we get done versus how much we attempt to do
- Opposing darkness versus coexisting with darkness
- Development versus destruction
- Obtaining versus complaining
- Committing versus trying
- Peace versus strife
- Choice versus chance
- Determination versus discouragement
- Growing versus dying
- Demanding more of ourselves versus excusing ourselves
- Doing for others versus doing for ourselves
- Progress versus drifting
- Priorities versus aimlessness
- Accountability versus irresponsibility
- Action versus activity
- Solutions versus problems
- More of God versus more of everything else
- Being in Who's Who versus asking "Why Me?"
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
(From Dwight Robertson's "You are God's Plan A [and there's no plan b]")
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