Fav Quotes

"A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves."
~Henry Ward Beecher

“Behold what a God have we! View Him well and take notice how glorious a God He is.”
~ John Howe

“There is nothing more deceitful than your estimate of your own strength.”
~ Robert M. McCheyne

“We cannot force God to move, but we can urge His interference.”
~ Unknown

“The Scriptures teach us the best way of living, the noblest way of suffering, and the most comfortable way of dying.”
~ John Flavel

“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.”
~ G.K. Chesterton

“If the Bible says one thing, and any body of men says another, the wise man will decide, ‘This book is the Word of Him Who cannot lie.’ ”
~ R.A. Torrey

“As an ambassador for the King of kings, whose kingdom is love, joy and peace, your face must be radiant, otherwise your message will not be believed.”
~ Basilea Schlink

“Do not be angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.”
~ Thomas A. Kempis

“On great occasions kings put on their finest apparel, but God wrapped Himself in dust when He entered the world.”
~ Stephen Jeffreys

“How happy a person is depends on the depth of his gratitude.”
~ John Miller

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”
~ Jim Elliot

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.”
Charles H. Spurgeon

“It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich, and great, and honored in that world where his Lord was poor, and mean, and despised.”
~ A.N. Groves

“Wealth consists not in the abundance of our possessions but in the fewness of our wants.”
~ Unknown
[Evidently a paraphrase of J. Brotherton: "My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants."]

“The most of God’s people are contented to be saved from the hell that is without. They are not so anxious to e saved from the hell that is within.”
~ Robert M. McCheyne

“When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die.”
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“To do so no more is the truest repentance.”
~ Martin Luther

“Christianity promises to make men free; it never promises to make them independent.”
~ William R. Inge

“God always gives the best to those who leave the choice with Him.”
~ Unknown

“Thank You, Lord, that You have so set eternity within my heart that no earthly thing can ever wholly satisfy me.”
~ John Baillie

“Whoever be our people here, God’s people or the devil’s, death will gather our souls to them.”
~ Thomas Boston

“Sin would have fewer takers if the consequences occurred immediately.”
~ Unknown

“True contentment is not only affirmative but creatived. It is the power of getting out of any situation all there is in it.”
~ G.K. Chesterton

“The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender.”
General Wm. Booth

“One test of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”
~ Unknown

“Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are bad.”
~ Frances Willard

“Nothing, in such a world as this, can be more foolish than to renounce a friend because we have found him to be imperfect.”
~ Susan Huntington

“To whom we listen determines the course of our lives.”
~ Unknown

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”
~ Samuel Johnson

“Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.”
~ Charles H. Spurgeon

“You always have time for that which you do first.”
~ Unknown

“To sin is human. To persist in sin is evil.”
~ Catherine of Siena

“Fairy tales don't teach children that monsters exist. Children already know that monsters exist. Fairy tales teach children that monsters can be killed.”
~ G.K. Chesterton

“Before you set your heart on something, look around you to see how happy people are who have it.”
~ Unknown

“Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.”
~ R. Tagore

“There is a vast difference between putting your nose in another’s business and putting your heart in another’s problems.”
~ Unknown

“Sin, carried far enough, becomes in own punishment.”
~ Samuel Annesley

“Poise is the difference between flipping your lid and raising your eyebrow.”
~ Unknown

“One smile from Jesus sustains my soul amid all the storms and frowns of this passing world. Pray to know Jesus better.”
~ Robert M. McCheyne

“Jesus calls us to go. He did not say we will come back.”
~ Richard Wumbrand

“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.”
~ Unknown

“Where the heart is willing it will find a thousand ways. Where it is unwilling it will find a thousand excuses.”
~ Dayak Proverb

“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.”
~ J.M. Barrie

“The real measure of our wealth is how much we’d be worth if we lost all our money.”
~ John Henry Jowett

“Whenever I consider the beauty of God’s earth, I rejoice to imagine the beauty of His heaven.”
~ Unknown

“A dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
~ Oscar Wilde

“The size of a man may be measured by the size of those things which irritate him.”
~ Unknown

“For evil to triumph, it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.”
~ Edmund Burke

“Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.”
~ Unknown

“If we do not have the Word of the Lord, infallible and inerrant and absolutely trustworthy, then nobody who’s ever lived, who will ever live, has an answer that will tell us how to get to God for sure.”
~ Paige Patterson

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give yourself that you truly give.”
~ Kahlil Gibran

“In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us.”
~ Dag Hammarskjold

“No man dies before his time.”
~ Yiddish Proverb

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ ”
~ Narrator, Jack Kerouac's On the Road
(Matthew 5:16)

Trials make the promise sweet,
Trials give new life to prayer;
Trials bring me to His feet,
Lay me low and keep me there.
~ Robert M. McCheyne

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
~ Frederick Buechner

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