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“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.”
– Bits & Pieces

“The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure – something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom–as something they thought was almost a necessity. It’s as if at that moment the iron entered their soul; that moment created the resilience that leaders need.”
– Warren Bennis

“The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.”
– Woodrow Wilson

“You may have a fresh start at any moment you choose, for this thing that we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
– Mary Pickford

“Failure is an event, never a person.”
– William D. Brown

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.”
– Denis Waitley

“There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burned up. Thank God we can start anew.”
– Thomas Edison

“Victory has a hundred fathers, but defeat is an orphan.”
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again. Very often what God first helps us toward is not the virtue itself but just this power of always trying again. For however important chastity (or courage, or truthfulness, or any other virtue) may be, this process trains us in habits of the soul which are more important still. It cures our illusions about ourselves and teaches us to depend on God. We learn, on the one hand, that we cannot trust ourselves even in our best moments, and, on the other, that we need not despair even in our worst, for our failures are forgiven.”
– C.S. Lewis

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Losing doesn’t eat at me the way it used to. I just get ready for the next play, the next game, the next season.”
– Troy Aikman

“Failure can be divided into those who thought and never did and into those who did and never thought.”
– W.A. Nance

“What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.”
– Wendell Phillips

“We are not retreating – we are advancing in another direction.”
– General Douglas MacArthur

“What does not destroy me makes me stronger.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.”
– Henry Ford

“Learn from the mistakes of others; you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

It was said that Edison had some 2,000 unsuccessful experiments before he actually got the incandescent bulb he was developing to actually work. Someone asked him what it was like to fail 2,000 times. Edison replied, “I never failed, I only found out 2,000 ways it didn’t work.”

“I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something, but I can’t accept not trying.”
– Michael Jordan

“There is no doubt in my mind that there are many ways to be a winner, but there is really only one way to be a loser, and that is to fail and not look beyond the failure.”
– Kyle Rote Jr.

“Unbelief says: Some other time, but not now; some other place, but not here; some other people, but not us. Faith says: Anything He did anywhere else He will do here; anything He did any other time He is willing to do now; anything He ever did for other people He is willing to do for us!”
– A. W. Tozer 

 “Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees
And looks to God alone,
Laughs at impossibilities
And cries ‘it shall be done.’”
– Duncan Campbell 

“God’s part is to put forth power; our part is to put forth faith.”
– Andrew A. Bonar

“Faith is to be so persuaded of God’s will in a matter that you act accordingly.”
– Chuck Ford

“I prayed for faith, and thought that some day faith would come down and strike me like lightning. But Faith did not seem to come. One day I read in the tenth chapter of Romans, ‘Now Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God’. I had closed my Bible, and prayed for Faith. I now opened my Bible, and began to study, and Faith has been growing ever since. ”
– D.L. Moody

“Faith is the sight of the inward eye.”
– Alexander MacLaren

“Faith is to believe what we cannot see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.”
– Augustine

“Unbelief feels cheated by the negative circumstances of life, but faith feels challenged by them.”
– Stephen Fraser

“We must put more faith in what we do know about God than in what we don’t know about the future.”
– Christine Caine

“Faith which accepts one word of God and rejects another is not faith in God but faith in our own judgment, faith in our own taste.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“Many Christians estimate difficulty in the light of their own resources, and thus they attempt very little and they always fail. All giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on His power and presence to be with them.”
– Hudson Taylor

Faith takes God without any “ifs.”
– D. L. Moody

“Christian faith is not neurotic dependency but childlike trust.”
– Eugene Peterson

“If you have nothing left but God, you have wealth beyond measure.”
– Stan Toler

“You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine.”
– Tertullian

“Our faith is supposed to FUEL our action not REPLACE it.”
– John Rasicci

“Saving faith and real converting grace will always produce some conformity to the image of Jesus.”
– J.C. Ryle

“What God declares the believing heart confesses without the need of further proof.”
– A.W. Tozer

“Faith is responding to problems like God would. Love is responding to people like God would.”
– Doug Jones

“Faith is not trying hard to believe. That is anxiety trying to look like faith. When you pass from trying to trusting, the basis of your life changes from yourself to God.”
– E. Stanley Jones

“None can trust in the merits of Christ, till he has utterly renounced his own.”
– John Wesley

“Some get in a vicious cycle of trying to have more faith, and as long as the focus is on one’s own faith (or lack thereof), the frustration will continue. The key to having strong faith is not to focus on faith, but to focus on the very object of faith: God himself. When we focus on the greatness of God and feed upon his word, our faith will grow.”
– Tony Cooke (From LIFT: Experiencing the Elevated Life)

“This is true faith, a living confidence in the goodness of God.”
– Martin Luther

“Faith never knows where it is being led, or it would not be faith. True faith is content to travel under sealed orders.”
– J. Oswald Sanders

“Faith…must be fed, and truth is the only food it can digest.”
– Carolyn Custis James

“But how to get faith strengthened? Not by striving after faith, but by resting on the Faithful One.”
– John McCarthy (in a letter to J. Hudson Taylor)

“Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation.”
– Andrew Murray

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

“Whatever God can do faith can do, and whatever faith can do prayer can do when it is offered in faith. An invitation to prayer is, therefore, an invitation to omnipotence, for prayer engages the Omnipotent God and brings Him into our human affairs. Nothing is impossible to the man who prays in faith, just as nothing is impossible with God. This generation has yet to prove all that prayer can do for believing men and women.”
– A.W. Tozer

“True faith rests upon the character of God and asks no further proof than the moral perfections of the One who cannot lie.”
– A.W. Tozer

“There are seasons when faith shows itself in taking; there are seasons when it is witnessed in refusing.”
– George H. Morrison (referring to Hebrews 10:24-28)

“True belief and true repentance are twins: it would be idle to attempt to say which is born first. All the spokes of a wheel move at once when the wheel moves, and so all the graces commence action when regeneration is wrought by the Holy Ghost. Repentance, however, there must be.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“Educated men and women, especially those who are in college, very often get the idea that religion is fit only for the common people. No young man or woman can make a greater error than this…”
– Booker T. Washington

“Our confidence in Christ does not make us lazy, negligent, or careless, but on the contrary it awakens us, urges us on, and makes us active in living righteous lives and doing good works.”
– Ulrich Zwingli

“True faith, by a mighty effort of the will, fixes its gaze on our Divine Helper, and there finds it possible and wise to lose its fears. It is madness to say, ‘I will not be afraid;’ it is wisdom and peace to say, ‘I will trust and not be afraid.'”
– Alexander MacLaren

“Faith bears Fruit. It cannot help it, because it links the soul with Christ, so that the energy of His life pours into it through the artery of faith, and, as it comes in, so it must make a way for itself out.”
– F.B. Meyer

“The Puritans were accustomed to explain faith by the word ‘recumbency.’ It meant leaning upon a thing. Lean with all your weight upon Christ. It would be a better illustration still if I said, fall at full length, and lie on the Rock of Ages.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“Faith is only as good as the object in which it is placed.”
– Erwin Lutzer

“He who is almost persuaded is almost saved, and to be almost saved is to be entirely lost.”
– I. Brundage

“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.”
– Helen Keller

“Faith is seeing the invisible, but not the non-existent.”
– A.W. Tozer

“Faith is not only a commitment to the promises of Christ; faith is also a commitment to the demands of Christ.”
– William Barclay

“Faith gives us living joy and dying rest.”
– D.L. Moody

“It is impossible to believe anything into existence. The gospel did not come into being because men believed it…The fact always precedes the faith.”
– Billy Graham

“Faith implies four things: self-renunciation, reliance with utter confidence on Christ, obedience, and a changed life.”
– Billy Graham

“Faith is loved and honored by God more than any other single thing.”
– Billy Graham

“The Bible teaches that faith is the only approach that we have to God. No man has sins forgiven, no man goes to heaven, no man has assurance of peace and happiness, until he has faith in Jesus Christ.”
– Billy Graham

“Faith consists, not in ignorance, but in knowledge, and that, not only of God, but also of the divine will.”
– John Calvin

“Faith is a knowledge of the benevolence of God toward us, and a certain persuasion of His veracity.”
– John Calvin

“The best definition I can find of faith is the dependence upon the veracity of another. The Bible definition in the 11th chapter of Hebrews is, ‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’ In other words, faith says amen to everything that God says. Faith takes God without any ifs. If God says it, Faith says I believe it; Faith says amen to it.”
– D.L. Moody

“If God tells us to do a thing we are to do it; if He tells us to believe a thing, we are to believe it; we are to have faith in God. Have faith in God, and if God tells you to believe a thing believe it, and then you will have peace and confidence and joy.”
– D.L. Moody

“Faith is an outward look, not an inward look.”
– D.L. Moody

“Faith has no value of its own, it has value only as it connects us with Him. It is a trick of Satan to get us occupied with examining our faith instead of resting in the Faithful One.”
– Vance Havner

“See the invisible; believe the incredible; do the impossible.”
– Vernon Grounds

“Faith is only as valid as its object. You could have tremendous faith in very thin ice and drown. . . . You could have very little faith in very thick ice and be perfectly secure.”
– Stuart Briscoe

“Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends.”
– George Muller

“Faith puts God between us and our circumstances.”
– Daniel Webster

“It is bad for a nation when it is without faith.”
– Winston Churchill

“Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible.”
– Unknown

“Faith is the bird that sings while it is yet dark.”
– Max Lucado

“Faith is spiritualized imagination.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

“Preach faith till you have it; and then, because you have it, you will preach faith.”
– Peter Böhler (Moravian Missionary) speaking to John Wesley

“Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement.”
– Charles Spurgeon (from his book, “Lectures to My Students”)

“Little faith will bring your soul to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to your soul.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“The African impala can jump to a height of over 10 feet and cover a distance of greater than 30 feet in that one jump. Yet these incredible creatures can be kept in an enclosure in any zoo with a 3-foot solid wall. The animals will not jump if they cannot see where their feet will fall. Faith is the ability to trust and act on God’s word when our eyes and mind can’t see us overcoming. We can jump higher then any problem confronting us if we agree with the promises of God and act on them!”
– Joseph Cameneti

“Faith is a refusal to panic.”
– D. Martyn Lloyd

“There is nothing, indeed, which God will not do for a man who dares to step out upon what seems to be the mist; though as he puts his foot down he finds a rock beneath him.”
– F. B. Meyer

“I can get more out of God by believing Him for one minute than I can by shouting at Him all night.”
– Smith Wigglesworth

“Great faith is the product of great fights. Great testimonies are the outcome of great tests. Great triumphs can only come out of great trials.”
– Smith Wigglesworth

“Never doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light.”
– Edith Edman

“Christian, take good care of thy faith; for recollect faith is the only way whereby thou canst obtain blessings. If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith. Prayer cannot draw down answers from God’s throne except it be the earnest prayer of a man who believes. Faith is the angelic messenger between the soul and the Lord Jesus in glory.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“If faith fails, prayer perishes.”
– Augustine

“Faith is the “yes” of the heart.”
– Martin Luther

“Everybody wants to change the world, but nobody wants to change the toilet paper.”
– Bill Wilson

“Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle. Faithfulness is always rewarded ultimately! So be not weary in well doing!”
– Dale Bronner

“If you be faithful, you will have that honor that comes from God: his Spirit will say in your hearts, Well done, good and faithful servants.”
– Adam Clarke

“Faithful people have always been in a marked minority.”
– A.W. Pink

“When faithfulness is most difficult, it is most necessary.”
– Unknown

“I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfulness.”
– Mother Teresa

“God has no larger field for the man who is not faithfully doing his work where he is.”
– Author Unknown

“Do the duty which lies nearest thee,” which thou knowest to be thy duty. Thy second duty will already have become clear.”
– Thomas Carlyle

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society are created, strengthened, and maintained.”
– Winston Churchill

“Hearing the words ‘well done’ will mean much more to me as a husband and father than they will ever mean to me as a pastor and preacher.”
– Shane Philpott

“The family has always been the cornerstone of American society. Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation for our freedoms. In the family we learn our first lessons of God and man, love and discipline, rights and responsibilities, human dignity and human frailty.”
– Ronald Reagan

“A saint abroad, and a devil at home.”
– John Bunyan

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
– Jane Howard

“Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.”
– William Hazlitt

“The fanaticism which discards the Scripture, under the pretense of resorting to immediate revelations is subversive of every principle of Christianity. For when they boast extravagantly of the Spirit, the tendency is always to bury the Word of God so they may make room for their own falsehoods.”
– John Calvin

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
– Winston Churchill

“Wherever there’s light, there’s bugs.”
– Harry Ironside

“Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt.”
– Carl Jung

“Fasting is abstaining from anything that hinders prayer.”
– Andrew Bonar

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”
– Mark Twain

After the assassination of President Kennedy, his young son, John Jr., asked William Haddad, an associate of JFK’s, “Are you a daddy?”  Haddad told him that he was.  In response, little John Jr. said, “Then will you throw me up in the air?”

“Satan does some of his worst work on exhausted Christians when nerves are frayed and the mind is faint.”
– Vance Havner

“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment.”
– Dale Carnegie

“An exhausted man easily falls prey to the adversary.”
– Oswald Sanders

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.”
– Vince Lombardi

“There is no one without faults, not even men of God. They are men of God, not because they are faultless but because they know their own faults, they strive against them, they do not hide them and are ever ready to correct themselves.”
– Mohandas Gandhi

“The verb ‘highly favored’ (Luke 1:28) is the same as ‘made us accepted’ in Ephesians 1:6, referring to all of God’s children. All true believers have been ‘highly graced’ by the Lord.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.”
– Elisabeth Elliot

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”
– George Addair

“Can you imagine a life with no fear? What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?”
– Max Lucado

“The pathway to your potential is straight through your greatest fear.”
– Craig Groeschel

“If I am killed, I can die by once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“It’s time to loosen your white-knuckle grip on life and enjoy the ride.”
– John DeMarco

“Imagine what your life will look like when you have broken the bondage of fear.”
– Bruce Wilkinson

“Fear can paralyze us and keep us from believing God and stepping out in faith. The devil loves a fearful Christian!”
– Billy Graham

“You can gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along,’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“The most drastic and usually the most effective remedy for fear is direct action.”
– William Burnham

“It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear.”
– E. H. Harriman

“Never take counsel of your fears.
– Andrew Jackson

“He who is afraid of a thing gives it power over him.”
– Moorish Proverb

“At 18 our convictions are hills from which we look; at 45 they are caves in which we hide.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The carnal person fears man, not God; the strong Christian fears God, not man; the weak Christian fears man too much and God too little.”
– John Flavel

“If we are overcome by the fear of human opinion, it is probably because we’ve magnified man and minimized God in our thinking.”
– Tony Cooke

“If my fellowship is narrowed, I am narrowed. I am as great as my fellowship.”
– E. Stanley Jones

“Be united with other Christians. A wall with loose bricks is not good. The bricks must be cemented together.”
– Corrie Ten Boom

“If any occupation or association is found to hinder our communion with God or our enjoyment of spiritual things, then it must be abandoned. Anything in my habits or ways which mars happy fellowship with the brethren or robs me of power in service, is to be unsparingly judged and made an end of—’burned.’ Whatever I cannot do for God’s glory must be avoided.”
– A.W. Pink

“God is saying, ‘I stand ready to pour a little liquid fire into your heart, into your spiritual being.’”
– A. W. Tozer 

“Lord, may the fire in my heart melt the lead in my feet.”
– Unknown

“Fervency in prayer by the power of the Holy Spirit is a good preservative against thoughts rushing in. Flies never settle on the boiling pot.”
– D.L. Moody

“We must fight. There are no promises in the Lord Jesus’ Christ’s Epistles to the Seven Churches, except to those who ‘overcome.’ Where there is grace there will be conflict. The believer is a soldier. There is no holiness without a warfare. Saved souls will always be found to have a fight. It is a fight of absolute necessity… The foes we have to do with keeps no holidays, never slumbers, and never sleeps. So long as we have breath in our bodies we must keep on our armor, and remember that we are on an enemy’s ground.”
– J.C. Ryle

“Don’t tell me you’re trusting God until you trust Him with your pocketbook.”
– J. Vernon McGee

“How you start is important, very important, but in the end it is how you finish that counts.  It is easier to be a self-starter than a self-finisher.  The victor in the race is not the one who dashes off swiftest but the one who leads at the finish.  In the race for success, speed is less important than stamina.  The sticker outlasts the sprinter in life’s race.  In America, we breed many hares but not so many tortoises.”
– B.C. Forbes

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
– William James

“The Greeks had a race in their Olympic games that was unique. The winner was not the runner who finished first. It was the runner who finished with his torch still lit. I want to run all the way with the flame of my torch still lit for Him.”
Fan The Flame, J. Stowell, Moody, 1986, p. 32.

“Flattery is a good thing to taste but a bad thing to swallow”

“Only two groups of people fall for flattery – men and women.”

“Flattery is like wine, which exhilarates a man for a moment, but usually ends by going to his head and making him act foolishly.”
– Helen Rowland

“We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details….”
– Jeff Bezos

“Someone has to give way. There is a rule in sailing that the more maneuverable ship should give way to the less maneuverable craft. I think this is sometimes a good rule to follow in human relationships as well.”
– Dr. Joyce Brothers

“He that is flexible will not get bent out of shape.”
– Unknown

“A person’s age can be determined by the degree of pain he experiences when he comes in contact with a new idea.”
– Quincy Jones

“The Church Fathers did not look back and try to live in the past. The Church Fathers looked back to find their compass so they could go forward in the power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit.”
– A. W. Tozer 

“Give me a man who says, ‘This one thing I do,’ and not, ‘Those fifty things I dabble in.’”
– D. L. Moody

“A bee and a buzzard fly over the same field; both find what they are looking for. A bee finds a flower, and you know what a buzzard finds.”
– Unknown

“There’s only one good reason to look back, and that’s to see how far you’ve come.”
– Glen Johnson

“If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection. Live for an audience of one.”
– Jim Graff

“We must not be so full of the hope of heaven that we cannot do our work on the earth; we must not be so lost in the work of the earth that we shall not be inspired by the hope of heaven.”
– Phillips Brooks

“We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things than we can to spend minor time on major things.”
– Jim Rohn

“A divided heart loses both worlds.”
– A.B. Simpson

“Nice guys may appear to finish last, but usually they are running a different race.”
– Ken Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale

“A divided heart loses both worlds.”
– A.B. Simpson

“The Lion does not turn around when a small dog barks”
– African Proverb

“Let no worldly prosperity divert you, nor any worldly adversity restrain you from His praise.”
– Saint Anselm

“Anything that dims my vision for Christ, or takes away my taste for Bible study, or cramps me in my prayer life, or makes Christian work difficult, is wrong for me; and I must, as a Christian turn away from it.”
– J. Wilbur Chapman

“Please listen to me – you are not paying attention. I am talking to you about the Holy Scriptures, and you are looking at the lamps and the people lighting them. It is very frivolous to be more interested in what the lamplighters are doing… After all, I am lighting a lamp too – the lamp of God’s Word.”
– John Chrysostom

“We must break the evil habit of ignoring the spiritual. We must shift our interest from the seen to the unseen.”
– A.W. Tozer

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”
– Winston Churchill

“‘One thing’ is my motto.”
– D.L. Moody

“The trouble with a great many men is that they spread themselves out over too much ground. They fail in everything. If they would only put their life into one channel, and keep it in, they would accomplish something. They make no impression because they do a little work here and a little work there….Lay yourselves on the altar of God, and then concentrate on some one work.”
– D.L. Moody

“Do not so contemplate eternity that you waste today.”
– Vance Havner

“You must keep your mind on the objective, not the obstacle.”
– William Randolph Hearst

“Our main business is not to see what dimly lies at a distance, but to do what clearly lies at hand.”
– Thomas Carlyle

“Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“To try to be safe everywhere is to be strong nowhere.”
– Winston Churchill

“There is a great destructive force that comes upon us when we start comparing ourselves in the flesh with what we could be spiritually.  We should never compare what we are with what we could be, because we will always be down on ourselves when we do this.  Just look to Jesus and what He is.  As long as we look to Jesus we will go toward Him.  When we look at our inferiority we will go toward it.”
– Smith Wigglesworth

“Wherever you are, be all there.  Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.”
– Jim Elliott

“It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.”
– Sir Winston Churchill

“Look outside, be distressed.
Look inside, be depressed.
Look at Jesus, be at rest.”
– Corrie Ten Boom

“When the Bible speaks of fools and folly, it is referring not to mental deficiency but moral perversity.”
– Alistair Begg

“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
– Mark Twain

“Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.”
– Henry R Luce

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”
– C.S. Lewis

“When you forgive it does not change the past, but it clears the way for the future.”
– Mark Cowart

“Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”
– C.S. Lewis

“I thought I could have leaped from earth to heaven at one spring when I first saw my sins drowned in the Redeemer’s blood.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“Brother Lawrence expressed the highest moral wisdom when he testified that if he stumbled and fell he turned at once to God and said, ‘O Lord, this is what you may expect of me if You leave me to myself.’ He then accepted forgiveness, thanked God, and gave himself no further concerns about the matter.”
– A.W. Tozer

“The only revenge which is essentially Christian is that of retaliating by forgiveness.”
– F.W. Robertson

“A Christian will find it cheaper to pardon than to resent. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.”
– Hannah More

“In one bold stroke, forgiveness obliterates the past and permits us to enter the land of new beginnings.”
– Billy Graham

“If you are suffering from a bad man’s injustice, forgive him lest there be two bad men.”
– Augustine

“A good marriage is the union of two forgivers.”
– Ruth Bell Graham

“I’ve had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge.  You know why?  While you’re carrying a grudge, they’re out dancing.”
– Buddy Hackett

“I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves.  Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.”
– C.S. Lewis

“Forgiveness is simply a decision to cancel a debt.”
– Andy Stanley

“He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.”
– Lord Herbert

“When you forgive someone, you set a prisoner free… and then you find that the prisoner was you.”
– Lewis Smedes

Patti Davis, the daughter of Ronald Reagan said that her dad made a lasting impression on her the day after the assassination attempt of 1982. She says, “The following day my father (Ronald Reagan) said he knew his physical healing was directly dependent on his ability to forgive John Hinckley. By showing me that forgiveness is the key to everything, including physical health and healing, he gave me an example of Christ-like thinking.”
– The QuoteLetter, December, 1996

Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was reminded one day of a vicious deed that someone had done to her years before. But she acted as if she had never even heard of the incident. “Don’t you remember it?” her friend asked. “No,” came Barton’s reply, “I distinctly remember forgetting it.”

“A Christian will find it cheaper to pardon than to resent. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.”
– Hannah More

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
– Mohandas Gandhi

“Never flinch, never weary, never despair.”
– Winston Churchill

“Thank You, Lord, for freedom from me, myself, and I. They are harsh and petty rulers. I pursue You!”
– Virgil Stokes

“The soul of freedom is deathless; it cannot, and will not, perish.”
– Winston Churchill

“Never try to live on the old manna, nor seek to find help in Egypt. All must come from Jesus or thou art undone forever. Old anointings will not suffice to impart unction to thy spirit; thine head must have fresh oil poured upon it from the golden horn of the sanctuary, or it will cease from its glory.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’”
– C.S. Lewis

“Friendship is the greatest of worldly goods. Certainly to me it is the chief happiness of life.”
– C. S. Lewis

“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.”
– Aristotle

“Chains are the test of friendship. They show whether it is just a fair-weather friendship or a friendship born for adversity.”
– Clarence Edward Macartney

“The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.”
– Elbert Hubbard

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
– Arnold Glasow

“If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.”
– Samuel Johnson

“It takes a long time to grow an old friend.”
– John Leonard

“It is a good thing to be rich, and it is a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be loved of many friends.”
– Euripides

“What is a friend?  A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
– Aristotle

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”
– Plutarch

“A friend is a person who goes around saying nice things about you behind your back.”

“A real friend is one who attacks us in the front.”

“You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself, he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.”
– Laurence J. Peter

“A valuable friend is one who’ll tell you what you should be told, even if it offends you.”
– Frank A. Clark

“Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
– Elanor Roosevelt

“Friendship is a strong habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.”
– Eustace Budgell

“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.”
– Tim Cahill

“Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.”
– W. Clement Stone

“Friendship doesn’t make you wealthy, but true friendship will reveal the wealth within you.”

“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.”
– Robert Brault

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
– Walter Winchell

“So live that your friends can defend you but never have to.”
– Arnold Glasow

“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.”
– Samuel Johnson

“My conclusion on Free Will and Predestination… they are identical.”
– Winston Churchill

“No man is free who is not a master of himself.”
– Epictetus

“In God’s garden of grace even broken trees bear fruit.”
– Rick Warren

“If you have a job without any aggravations, you don’t have a job.”
– Malcolm Forbes

“For although Christ satisfies, yet it is such a satisfaction that we want to taste more, and more, and more, and more.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“All that we call human history–money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery–[is] the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”
– C.S. Lewis

“Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.”
– Blaise Pascal

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.”
– Vince Lombardi

“When people aren’t having any fun, they seldom produce good work. Kill the grimness with laughter. Encourage exuberance. Get rid of sad dogs that spread gloom.”
– David Ogilvy

“How you see your future is much more important than what has happened in the past.”
– Zig Ziglar

“You do not move ahead by constantly looking in a rear view mirror. The past is a rudder to guide you, not an anchor to drag you. We must learn from the past but not live in the past.”
– Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe

“I have no fear of the future. Let us go forward into its mysteries, let us tear aside the veils which hide it from our eyes and let us move onward with confidence and courage.”
– Winston Churchill

“It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.”
– Winston Churchill

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Hold fast to the best of the past and move fast to the best of the future.”
– John F. Kennedy

“Within a hundred years of physical and chemical science, man will know what the atom is.  It is my belief that when science reaches this stage, God will come down with His big ring of keys and will say to humanity: ‘Gentlemen, it’s closing time.'”
– French scientist Pierre Berchelt, 1860

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“The future is not the result of choices among alternate paths offered in the present.  It is a place created – created first in the mind and the will; created next in activity.”
– Walt Disney

“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“The future is purchased by the present.”
– Samuel Johnson

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
– Lyndon B. Johnson

“All generalizations are false, including this one.”

“Each generation of Christians is the seed of the next, and degenerate seed is sure to produce a degenerate harvest… For a worldly, weak, decadent church to make converts is but to bring forth after her own kind and extend her weakness and decadence a bit further out…”
– A.W. Tozer

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”
– E. Bibesco

“The riches we impart are the only wealth we shall always retain.”
– Matthew Henry

“A man there was, tho’ some did count him mad, the more he cast away, the more he had.”
– John Bunyan

“I have held many things in my hand, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands that I still possess.”
– Martin Luther

“Money-giving is a good criterion of a person’s mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people.”
– Dr. Karl Menninger

“There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there.”
– Colonel Sanders

“The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.”
– Hada Bejar

“The greatest genius will not be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources.”
– Johann von Goethe

“The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”
– Oscar Wilde

“Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”
– Thomas Edison

“When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.”
– Jonathan Swift

“This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.”
– William Lyon Phelps

“If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don’t hoard it. Don’t dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.”
– Brendan Francis

“Jesus gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit, yet when the Spirit comes, He is loaded with packages! He desires to release much more in us and through us than we could ever imagine. These gifts are given for delivery, not for accumulation. We receive them to pass them on to others.”
– Jack Hayford

“[There are] seven gifts God gives you when you commit your life to Christ: a new relationship, a new citizenship, a new family, a new purpose, a new power, a new destiny, and a new journey.”
– Billy Graham

“There has never been a time in the history of the Christian church that some of the gifts were not present and effective…. Link upon link, a chain of spiritual Christianity has been fashioned by the Holy Spirit.”
– A.W.Tozer  

“It is not possible to name the number of the gifts which the Church, scattered throughout the whole world, has received from God.”
— Irenaeus of Lyons  

“A man there was, though some did count him mad, the more he cast away the more he had.”
– John Bunyan

“Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.”
– Thomas Edison

“Those who give hoping to be rewarded with honor are not giving, they are bargaining.”
– Philo

“The man who receives gifts from God, receives an appointment from God; namely, that of donor; and the wisdom to discharge the functions connected with this appointment will surely not be withheld, if it be ingenuously asked.”
– George Bowen

Someone said, “When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.”

“When God gave Christ to this world, He gave the best He had, and He wants us to do the same.”
– D.L. Moody

“Self, service, substance is the Divine order and nothing counts until we give ourselves.”
– Vance Havner

“You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving.”
– Amy Carmichael

“I have held many things in my hand, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands that I still possess.”
– Martin Luther

“You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
– John Bunyan

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill

“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”
– Calvin Coolidge

“What is grace but glory militant? What is glory but grace triumphant?”
– George Whitfield

“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word darkness on the walls of his cell.”
– C.S. Lewis

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.”
– J. C. Penney 

“Human goals alone can produce things that won’t last because, as Jesus said, the flesh can only produce more flesh. But if your dreams, visions, and goals are born of the Spirit, they will be spirit. They will count for eternity and last forever.”
– Dave Williams

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
– C.S. Lewis

“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.“
– Tom Landry

“Man is a goal seeking animal.  His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.”
– Aristotle

“If you’re bored with life — you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.”
– Lou Holtz

“We choose to go… not because it is easy, but because it is hard, because that goal will serve to measure and organize the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.”
– John F. Kennedy

“Our plans miscarry if they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.”
– Seneca

“In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.”
– Unknown

“You must have long-range goals to keep you from becoming frustrated by short-range failures.”
– Charles C. Noble

“A God whom we could understand would be no God. If we could grasp Him, He could not be infinite.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“God has two thrones, one in the highest heavens, the other in the lowliest heart.”
– D.L. Moody

“God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.”
– Augustine

“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”
– C.S. Lewis

“Men come and go; leaders, teachers, thinkers speak and work for a season, and then fall silent and impotent. He abides. They die, but He lives. They are lights kindled, and, therefore, sooner or later quenched; but He is the true light from which they draw all their brightness, and He shines for evermore.”
– Alexander MacLaren

“When the author walks on the stage the play is over. God is going to invade, all right – something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left? For this time it will be God without disguise. It will be too late then to choose your side.”
– C.S. Lewis

“We have a God who delights in impossibilities.”
– Billy Sunday

“Your foes may be numerous as the devils in hell, strong and wily; but He will save.”
– F. B. Meyer

“A man with God is always in the majority.”
– John Knox

“O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.”
– Isaac Watts

“If you have nothing left but God, you have wealth beyond measure.”
– Stan Toler

“The mistake we so often make is thinking that God’s interest and care for us waxes and wanes according to our spiritual temperature.”
– Eugene Peterson

“In my deepest woundedness I saw your glory, and it dazzled me.”
– Augustine

“The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God’s love for us does not.”
– C. S. Lewis

“Do not fret, for God did not create us to abandon us.”
– Michelangelo Buonarotti

“Consider what you owe to His immutability. Though you have changed a thousand times, He has not changed once.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“We are a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody.”
– Jim Elliot

“God gives where He finds empty hands.”
– Augustine

“I don’t want the world to define God for me. I want the Holy Spirit to reveal God to me.”
– A.W. Tozer

“Some want just enough of God to escape their problem, but not enough of God to fulfill His purpose.”
– Tony Cooke

“Happy the soul that has been awed by a view of God’s majesty.”
– A.W. Pink

“God alone satisfies.”
– Thomas a Kempis

“In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that—and, therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison—you do not know God at all. As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”
– C.S. Lewis

“So necessary to the Church is a lofty concept of God that when that concept in any measure declines, the Church with her worship and moral standards declines along with it. The first step down for any church is taken when it surrenders its high opinion of God.”
– A.W. Tozer

“A redeeming God, rejoicing with His whole heart and whole soul to do us good, and to work in us all that is well-pleasing in His sight. Gaze upon Him. Believe Him. Worship Him. Wait upon Him, until the fire begins to burn, and your heart be drawn out with all its might to love this God.”
– Andrew Murray

“God is the best and most ordered workman of all.”
– Copernicus

“The God of the Bible is a strange God: not the kind of God we can manage, manipulate, accommodate, or domesticate to our familiar experience.”
– Michael Horton”

We are not ‘afterthoughts’ in the plan of God. We are not accidents that He’s trying to do something with. God not only loved us before the foundation of the world, but before we were born he knew us and had established a wonderful plan for our lives. We are the objects of and the recipients of eternal love!”
-Tony Cooke (From LIFT: Experiencing the Elevated Life)

“God’s strength behind you, His concern for you, His love within you, and His arms beneath you are more than sufficient for the job ahead of you.”
– William Arthur Ward

“God is so pleased when he finds his heart beating in another.”
– Steve Hawthorne

“He who begins by seeking God within himself may end by confusing himself with God.”
– B.B. Warfield

“Despite our efforts to keep him out, God intrudes. The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: a virgin’s womb and an empty tomb. Jesus entered our world through a door marked, ‘No Entrance’ and left through a door marked ‘No Exit.’”
– Peter Larson

“God was under no constraint, no obligation, no necessity to create. That He chose to do so was purely a sovereign act on His part, caused by nothing outside Himself, determined by nothing but His own mere good pleasure.”
– A.W. Pink

“God desires to be loved by men, although He needs them not; and men refuse to love God, though they need Him in an infinite degree.”
– Plaintes Du Sauveur

“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek Him the greatest adventure; to find Him, the greatest human achievement.”
– Augustine

“It is scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction is God.”
– A.W. Tozer

“May God so fill us today with the heart of Christ that we may glow with the divine fire of holy desire.”
– A.B. Simpson

“No man’s hand has ever yet reached up to take as much as the Pierced Hand is reaching down to give.”
– S.D. Gordon

“A redeeming God, rejoicing with His whole heart and whole soul to do us good, and to work in us all that is well-pleasing in His sight. Gaze upon Him. Believe Him. Worship Him. Wait upon Him, until the fire begins to burn, and your heart be drawn out with all its might to love this God.”
– Andrew Murray

“A man with God is always in the majority.”
– John Knox

“We forget that ‘impossible’ is one of God’s favorite words”
– Max Lucado

“If God were small enough to be understood He would not be big enough to be worshipped.”
– Evelyn Underhill

“In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.”
– C.S. Lewis

“If the God you serve allows you to rationalize carnality, make light of disobedience, and feel comfortable in sin, you are serving a god of your own making; not the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t fabricate a god that your flesh is comfortable with.”
– Tony Cooke

“There is a story about a schoolboy who was asked what he thought God was like. He replied that, as far as he could make out, God was ‘the sort of person who is always snooping around to see if anyone is enjoying himself and then trying to stop it.'”
– C.S. Lewis

“It is a category mistake to ask, ‘Who made the Unmade?’ or ‘Who created the Uncreated?’ One may as well ask, ‘Where is the bachelor’s wife?'”
– Norman Geisler

“God has, quite literally, all the time in the world for each one of us.”
– Philip Yancey

“With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom of God to plan it, and the power of God to achieve it, what do we lack?”
– A.W. Tozer

“He knew me before I knew myself; yea, he knew me before I was myself.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“Only God can provide us with an eternal perspective and speak to us with absolute and final authority.”
– R.C. Sproul

“When you have no helpers, see your helpers in God. When you have many helpers, see God in all your helpers. When you have nothing but God, see all in God. When you have everything, see God in everything. Under all conditions, stay thy heart only on the Lord.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“The Universal Presence is a fact. God is here. And He is no strange or foreign God, but the familiar Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who love has for thousands of years enfolded the sinful race of men. And always He is trying to get our attention, to reveal Himself to us, to communicate with us. We have within us the ability to know Him if we will but respond to His overtures.”
– A.W. Tozer

“An important question in life is, ‘Have you used your energies to achieve what you can?’ An even more important question is, ‘Have you opened your heart to receive everything that God has for you?'”
– Tony Cooke

“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.'”
– Billy Graham

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
– A.W. Tozer

“God loves us; not because we are lovable but because He is love, not because He needs to receive but because He delights to give.”
– C.S. Lewis

“If God can be fully proved by the human mind, than He is no greater than the mind that proves Him.”
– Billy Graham

“God is not silent. It is the nature of God to speak. The second person of the Holy Trinity is called ‘The Word.'”
– A.W. Tozer

“The soul’s deepest thirst is for God Himself, who has made us so that we can never be satisfied without Him.”
– F.F. Bruce

“The basic trouble with the church today is her unworthy concept of God… Our religion is weak because our God is weak… Christianity at any given time is strong or weak depending on her concept of God.”
– A.W. Tozer

“Because God is the living God, He can hear; because He is a loving God, He will hear; because He is our covenant God, He has bound Himself to hear.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“I know not the way He leads me, but well do I know my Guide.”
– Martin Luther

“We are safer in a storm with God than anywhere else without Him.”
– Jeremy Taylor

“…we cannot but believe that He who made the world still governs it.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”
– Blaise Pascal

“It is incomprehensible that God should exist, and it is incomprehensible that he should not exist.”
– Blaise Pascal

“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”
– George Washington

“If we abide in the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper, but if we or our prosperity neglects it instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”
– Daniel Webster

“Should anyone knock at my heart and say, ‘Who lives here?’ I should reply, ‘Not Martin Luther, but the Lord Jesus Christ.’”
– Martin Luther

“We are all pencils in the hand of a writing God, who is sending love letters to the world.”
– Mother Teresa

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”
– Augustine

“I have found God to be cordial and generous and in every way easy to live with.”
– A.W. Tozer

“Jonah saw God’s will as punishment. Jesus saw God’s will as nourishment.”
– Warren Wiersbe

“God’s Word is pure and sure, in spite of the devil, in spite of your fear, in spite of everything.”
– R. A. Torrey

“True godliness doesn’t turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it, and excites their endeavors to mend it.”
– William Penn

“History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.”
– General Douglas MacArthur (December 12, 1951)

“There is a kind of gospel being proclaimed today which conveniently accommodates itself to the spirit of the age, and makes no demand for godliness.”
– Duncan Campbell (1898-1972)

“Is my growing old making me any closer to Christ? Am I only getting older or am I getting more godly?”
– Henri Nouwen

“A baptism of holiness, a demonstration of godly living is the crying need of our day.”
– Duncan Campbell

“When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glory of love.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

“The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.”
– Brennan Manning

“Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as you ever can.”
– John Wesley

“We are poor ambassadors and messengers; but never mind the messenger, take hold of the message–that is what you want.”
– D.L. Moody 

“The Gospel is good news of mercy to the undeserving. The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not the scales.”
– John Stott

“Today’s sugar coated gospel can be compared to buying a new outfit for someone dying of cancer rather than diagnosing their condition and offering them a treatment that will heal them. Saying, ‘God is happy and I’m happy and you’re happy’ is NOT preaching the gospel.”
– Michael L. Brown

“A man says to me, ‘Can you explain the seven trumpets of the Revelation?’ No, but I can blow one in your ear and warn you to escape from the wrath to come.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“Other men may preach the gospel better than I, but no man can preach a better gospel.”
– George Whitefield

“The glory of the gospel is that when the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.”
– Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“Paul’s claim [was] that the message he preached was the authentic gospel of Christ. It is this: two things on which Paul pre-eminently insisted – that salvation was provided by God’s grace and that faith was the means by which men appropriated it.”
– F.F. Bruce

“As Christ has a Gospel, Satan has a gospel too; the latter being a clever counterfeit of the former. So closely does the gospel of Satan resemble that which it parades, multitudes of the unsaved are deceived by it.”
– A. W. Pink

“If a preacher inspires, encourages, and motivates, that is great. If that is all he or she does, that is troubling. The Word of God is given ‘for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness’ (2 Tim 3:16). Preachers are charged to ‘reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine’ (2 Tim 4:2). If a preacher speaks of God, but rarely mentions Jesus, that is troubling. If a preacher focuses on your destiny, but seldom mentions the cross, that is troubling. If a preacher speaks constantly of promotion and increase, but never speaks of repentance and obedience, that is troubling. There is a world of difference between a motivational guru and a gospel preacher. Don’t settle for a cheap, heavily-filtered version of the true gospel of Jesus Christ.”
– Tony Cooke

“I will not believe that thou hast tasted of the honey of the gospel if thou can eat it all to thyself.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“The gospel is so simple that small children can understand it, and it is so profound that studies by the wisest theologians will never exhaust its riches.”
– Charles Hodge

“If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.”
– Augustine

“To tell a man who has no realization that he is lost, that he may be saved by faith in Christ, means nothing to him, however true and blessed the fact is in itself.”
– Harry Ironside

“There are two things to do about the gospel—believe it and behave it.”
– Susannah Wesley

“Modern religion focuses upon filling churches with people. The true gospel emphasizes filling people with God.”
– A. W. Tozer

“Sadly, thinking that I deserve heaven is a sure sign I have no understanding of the Gospel.”
– Sinclair Ferguson

“The popular gospel of this day is the laughing-stock of Hell; it dare neither damn the sinner, nor sanctify the saint.”
– Catherine Booth

“The whole story of the Father’s Christ-exalting plan of redeeming love, from eternity to eternity, must be told, or the radical reorientation of life for which the gospel calls will not be understood, and the required total shift from man-centeredness to God-centeredness, and more specifically from self-centeredness to Christ-centeredness, will not take place.”
– J.I. Packer

“To assume the gospel in one generation is to lose it in the next.”
– D. A. Carson

“The gospel is not a doctrine of the tongue, but of life. It cannot be grasped by reason and memory only, but it is fully understood when it possesses the whole soul and penetrates to the inner recesses of the heart.”
– John Calvin

“Some people come to me and say, “Mr. Moody, don’t you feel a great responsibility when you come before an audience like this – don’t you feel a great weight upon your shoulders?” “Well.” I say, “no; I cannot convert men; I can only proclaim the Gospel.”
– D. L. Moody

“We need to be preaching a dynamic Gospel and living firecracker lives.”
– Vance Havner

“The talk of the village is never worthy of notice, and you should never take any interest in it except to mourn over the malice and heartlessness of which it is too often the indicator.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“It is a sign of a perverse and treacherous disposition to wound the good name of another, when he has no opportunity of defending himself.”
– John Calvin

“He who gossips to you will gossip about you.”
– Turkish proverb

“There’s so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it little behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us.”
– John Brantingham

“I find that when I am gossiping about my friends, as well as my enemies, I am deeply conscious of performing a social duty. But when I hear they are gossiping about me, I am rightfully filled with righteous indignation.”
– Max Gluckman

“Talkers will refrain from evil speaking when listeners refrain from evil hearing.”
– Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

“If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”
– Alice Roosevelt Longworth

“I would rather play with forked lightning, or take in my hand living wires with their fiery current, than to speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ, or idly repeat the slanderous darts which thousands of Christians are hurling on others, to the hurt of their own souls and bodies.”
– A.B. Simpson

“Any system of government will work well when everything is going well.  It’s the system that functions in the pinches that survives.”
– John F. Kennedy

“I have never met the man I could despair of after discerning what lies in me apart from the grace of God.”
– Oswald Chambers

“Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace.”
– Augustine

“The law orders; grace supplies the power of acting.”
– Augustine

“Grace is not a thing which I use, grace is something which uses me.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“Truth” without grace is not really truth, and “grace” without truth is not really grace.”
– Tim Keller

“The fact that holy God does not instantly obliterate rebellious sinners is mercy. The fact He adopts them as His own is grace (Rom 8:15).”
– Richard Blackaby

“Grace therefore is the active, aggressive, militant (if you will) nature of God, combining all his mercy love and compassion and going on an endless quest for lost and ruined men.” (L.E. Barton)

“Grace without holiness isn’t grace, it is presumption. Holiness without grace isn’t holiness, it is legalistic moralism. God gives us grace to live holy lives. Holiness isn’t bondage, it is freedom!”
– Rodney Lloyd

“What is grace but glory militant? What is glory but grace triumphant?”
– George Whitfield

“You live in His grace, you live by His grace, you work by His grace, you are fruitful by His grace, you are everything in His grace.”
– E Stanley Jones

Grace is not opposed to effort, but to earning. Earning is an attitude; effort is action. Without effort, we would be nowhere.
– Dallas Willard

“[Costly] grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life. It is costly because it condemns sin, and it is grace because it justifies the sinner. Above all, it is costly because it cost God the life of his Son.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Charis (grace) is used of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of Christian virtues.”
– L.E. Barton

“All Christian power springs from communion with God and from the indwelling of divine grace.”
– James H. Aughey

“Our worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace.”
– Jerry Bridges

“Sadly, thinking that I deserve heaven is a sure sign I have no understanding of the Gospel.”
– Sinclair Ferguson

“Grace is the mother and nurse of holiness, and not the apologist of sin.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“When grace moves in… guilt moves out”
– Max Lucado

“The doctrines of grace humble man without degrading him and exalt him without inflating him.”
– Charles Hodge

“Consider how much you owe to his forgiving grace, that after ten thousand affronts he loves you as infinitely as ever. Consider what you owe to his; how he raised he raised you from your death in sin; how he has preserved your spiritual life; how he has kept you from falling; and how, though a thousand enemies have beset your path, you have been able to hold on your way. Consider what you owe to his immutability. Though you have changed a thousand times, he has not changed once.”
– A.W. Tozer

“Grace does not feed our selfishness, carnality, or narcissism. Grace empowers us toward holiness, godliness, and Christ-likeness.”
– Tony Cooke

“Sin had no sooner come into the world than God came in grace seeking the sinner, and so from the first question, ‘Adam, where art thou?’ on to the incarnation, God has been speaking to man.”
– Harry A. Ironside

“The proclamation of grace has its limits. Grace may not be proclaimed to anyone who does not recognize or distinguish or desire it… The world upon whom grace is thrust as a bargain will grow tired of it, and it will not only trample upon the Holy, but also will tear apart those who force it on them.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Abounding sin is the terror of the world, but abounding grace is the hope of mankind.”
– A. W. Tozer

“The Christian gospel is a message of freedom through grace and we must stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. But what shall we do with our freedom? The Apostle Paul grieved that some of the believers of his day took advantage of their freedom and indulged the flesh in the name of Christian liberty. They threw off discipline, scorned obedience and made gods of their own bellies.”
– A.W. Tozer (Man – The Dwelling Place of God)

“One touch of Christ is worth a lifetime of struggling.”
– A.B. Simpson

“The grace of God is not a cop-out from assuming responsibility or an excuse to avoid spiritual disciplines. Grace is not a substitute; it is a catalyst. Grace does not replace other spiritual disciplines; it propels us into them. Believing that grace enables irresponsibility is a distortion and a deception. True grace is God’s enablement, empowering us to respond to His ability and to His good plan for our lives.”
– Tony Cooke

When it comes to the means of salvation, the Bible makes it absolutely clear that no man can be saved by “the works of the law.” We are saved by God’s grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. There is an uncrossable chasm between “Law” and “Grace.” However, when it comes to the entire Old Testament and the entire New Testament, there is not an uncrossable chasm. Instead, MANY of the principles of the Old Testament transcend into the New.
Jesus said, “Every teacher of religious law who becomes a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a homeowner who brings from his storeroom new gems of truth as well as old” (Matthew 13:52).
– Tony Cooke

“God’s grace – His goodness and love toward us in spite of our sin – is the wellspring of our salvation.”
– Billy Graham

“The motive of grace is the infinite, compassionate love of a merciful God, but the work of grace was the death of Christ on the cross.”
– Billy Graham

“Christ did not suffer and die to offer cheap grace. Jesus did not go willingly to the cross so we could have an easy life or offer a faith built on easy-believism. As someone once said, ‘Salvation is free, but not cheap.’ It cost Jesus His life.”
– Billy Graham

“The will of God will never take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.”
– Billy Graham

“Grace is God’s glory begun. Glory is God’s grace perfected.”
– Jonathan Edwards

“The world can do almost anything as well as or better than the church. You need not be a Christian to build houses, feed the hungry, or heal the sick. There is only one thing the world cannot do. It cannot offer grace.”
– Gordon McDonald

“Grace is the good pleasure of God that inclines Him to bestow benefits on the undeserving.”
– A.W. Tozer

“Any concept of grace that makes us feel more comfortable sinning is not biblical grace. God’s grace never encourages us to live in sin, on the contrary, it empowers us to say no to sin and yes to truth.”
– Randy Alcorn

“Law tells me how crooked I am; grace comes along and straightens me out.”
– Dwight L. Moody

“Also the Law and the Gospel may never be separate: for the Gospel and promises serve only for troubled consciences, which are brought to desperation and feel the pains of hell and death under the law, and are in captivity and bondage under the law. In all my deeds I must have the law before me to condemn my imperfectness. For all that I do (be I ever so perfect) is yet damnable sin, when it is compared to the law, which requires the ground and bottom of my heart. I must therefore always have the law in my sight that I may be meek in the spirit and give God all the glory and praise, assigning to Him all righteousness and to myself all unrighteousness and sin. I must also have the promises before my eyes, that I despair not, in which promises I see the mercy, favour and good will of God upon me in the blood of His Son Christ, which has made satisfaction for my imperfectness and fulfilled for me that which I could not do.”
– William Tyndale

“Grace is love that cares and stoops and rescues.”
– John Stott

“Sin is sovereign till sovereign grace dethrones it.”
– C.H. Spurgeon

“A life spent in the service of God and communion with Him is the most comfortable and pleasant life that one can live in this present world.”
– Matthew Henry

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”
– E. Bibesco

Dead people receive more flowers than living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.
– Anne Frank

“If the only prayer you say in your whole life is ‘thank you,’ that will suffice.”
– Meister Eckhardt

“It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich!”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
– Charles Dickens

“Gratitude is from the same root word as grace—the boundless mercy of God. Thanksgiving is from the same root word as think, so to think is to thank.”
– Willis P. King

“The unthankful heart…discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart..will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessing.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

“You’ll never see a happy ungrateful person.”
– Zig Ziglar

“I look back upon my youth and realize how so many people gave me help, understanding, courage – very important things to me – and they never knew it. They entered into my life and became powers within me.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“We all owe to others much of the gentleness and wisdom that we have made our own; and we may well ask ourselves what will others owe to us”
– Albert Schweitzer

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principle difference between a dog and a man.”
– Mark Twain

“The more you express gratitude for what you have the more you will have to express gratitude for.“
– Zig Ziglar

“A thankful heart cannot be cynical.”
– A.W. Tozer

“Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”
– Albert Einstein

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
– Sir Isaac Newton

“If you see a turtle on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.”
– John Gaines

“The unthankful heart . . . discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart . . . will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessing.
– Henry Ward Beecher

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.”
– Mark Twain

“Those who drink the water must remember those who dug the well.”
– Chinese Proverb

“Some unknown person, who is doing the work of love.”
– Dr. Albert Sweitzer (when asked who the greatest person in the world is)  

“The difference between human heroes and sacred characters lies just in this: the man is just a man, but behind the man of God, God Himself is ever standing greater than the man and overshadowing him by His infinite and glorious presence.”
– A.B. Simpson

“One of the marks of true greatness is the ability to develop greatness in others.”
– J.C. McCauley

“Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

“There are no great men. Just great challenges which ordinary men, out of necessity, are forced by circumstances to meet.”
– Admiral William F. Halsey

“It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness, and I pronounce it as certain that there was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Envy and greed starve on a healthy diet of thanksgiving.”
– Billy Graham

“Nothing is sufficient for the person who finds sufficiency too little.”
– Epicurus

“Two-thirds of all the strifes, quarrels, and lawsuits in the world arise from one simple cause—money.”
– J.C. Ryle

“The darkest hour in any man’s life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.”
– Horace Greeley

“We have suffered bereavement after bereavement, but we are going to the land of the immortal where graves do not exist.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“When we grieve over someone who has died in Christ, we are sorrowing not for them, but for ourselves. Our grief isn’t a sign of weak faith, but of great love.”
– Billy Graham

“‘Good-bye’ is a word the heart doesn’t know.”
– Holley Gerth

“Grief is a form of validation; It says the wound mattered.”
– John Eldredge

“Growth is not the accidental experience of getting older.”
– Gerald Brooks

Peter encouraged growth in these areas (2 Peter 1:5-11):
– Moral Excellence
– Knowledge
– Self Control
– Patient Endurance
– Godliness
– Brotherly Affection
– Love for Everyone
If development in all these areas was automatic for Christians, Peter would not have stressed the need for us to grow in these ways, nor would he have mentioned the possibility of some people failing to develop in these areas.
– from “Qualified: Serving God with Integrity and Finishing Your Course with Honor” by Tony Cooke

“The moment the Spirit has quickened us to life in regeneration our whole being senses its kinship to God and leaps up in joyous recognition. That is the heavenly birth without which we cannot see the Kingdom of God. It is, however, not an end but an inception, for now begins the glorious pursuit, the heart’s happy exploration of the infinite riches of the Godhead.”
– A.W. Tozer

“There is nothing more important to learn about Christian growth than this: Growing in grace means becoming like Christ.”
– Sinclair B. Ferguson

“When I first became a Christian I thought I would be glad when I got farther on, and got established. I thought I would be so strong and there would not be any danger; but the longer I live, the more danger I see there is. The only hope of any Christian…is to keep hold of Christ.”
– D.L. Moody

“All change is not growth; all movement is not forward.”
– Ellen Glasgow

“You will be the same person five years from now that you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.”
– Charlie “Tremendous” Jones

“The processes of growth are gradual, bearing fruit in a decade, not a day.”
– John F. Kennedy

“Don’t’ be yourself.  Be superior to the fellow you were yesterday.”
– Unknown

“Leaders who carry unresolved guilt are forced to hide a part of themselves from those to whom they are closest. They have a secret. They are forced to expend time and energy to ensure that no one finds them out. They know they are not completely trustworthy. Often they assume no one else is either. Guilty leaders have a difficult time trusting. Consequently, guilty leaders have a difficult time building teams.”
– Andy Stanley

“Following the herd often leads to the slaughterhouse.”
– Nerella Campigotto

“The word ‘gullible’ is thought to have been derived from ‘gull’ – the bird. The words ‘gull’ and ‘gullet’ refer to swallowing and the throat. Gulls (as in seagulls) were said to swallow anything that was thrown at them. Likewise, a gullible person is easily deceived, accepting the thoughts of others without intelligent consideration as to their veracity.”
– Tony Cooke (From “Qualified”)

“Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.”
– Harvey Mackay

“I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”
– Martha Washington

“God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”
– C.S. Lewis

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.”
-Andrew Carnegie

“The three grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.”
– Alexander Chalmers

“He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”
– Johann von Goethe

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!”
– Anne Frank

“The happiness of your life depends on the character of your thoughts.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“Wealth, taste and leisure can bring many things but they do not bring happiness.”
– Winston Churchill

“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.”
– Helen Keller

“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.”
– Arnold Bennett

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.”
– Joseph Addison

“I think I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”
– Booker T. Washington

“Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.”
– George Burns

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“The strength and the happiness of a man consists in finding out the way in which God is going, and going in that way too.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

“When we hate, what happens? We fall to pieces, for life is not made for hate.”
– E. Stanley Jones

“Long ago…I resolved that I would permit no man, no matter what his color might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.”
– Booker T. Washington

“I shall never permit myself to stoop so low as to hate any man.”
– Booker T. Washington

“When we hate our enemies we give them power over us – power over our sleep, our appetites, our happiness. They would dance with joy if they knew how much they were worrying us. Our hate is not hurting them at all, but it is turning our days and our nights into hellish turmoil.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Some people wonder why they can’t have faith for healing. They feed their body three hot meals a day, and their spirit one cold snack a week.”
– F. F. Bosworth 

“The name of Jesus can still remove distractions from the minds of men, expel demons, and also take away diseases.”
— Origen (184-253)  

“I talked to my Savior and told Him it would not be convenient to be sick on the ship, so He healed me before we sailed.” 
— Nikolaus Zinzendorf 

“Still today Jesus works good and heals. The question to us is: Will we come to him?”
— Johann Christoph Blumhardt 

“Hearing God is not all that difficult. If we know the Lord, we have already heard His voice – after all it was the inner leading that brought us to Him in the first place. But we can hear His voice and still miss His best if we don’t keep on listening. After the ‘what’ of guidance comes the ‘when’ and ‘how.’”
– Loren Cunningham

“It’s hard to get a word from God if you’re not in God’s word.”
– Glen Johnson

“Retire from the world each day to some private spot. Stay in the secret place till the surrounding noises begin to fade out of your heart and a sense of God’s presence envelops you. Deliberately tune out the unpleasant sounds and come out of your closet determined not to hear them. Listen for the inward voice till you learn to recognize it.”
– A.W. Tozer

“God is our true Friend, who always gives us the counsel and comfort we need. Our danger lies in resisting Him; so it is essential that we acquire the habit of hearkening to His voice, or keeping silence within, and listening so as to lose nothing of what He says to us.”
– Francois Fenelon

“The heart makes the preacher. Men of great hearts are great preachers. . . We have emphasized sermon-preparation until we have lost sight of the important thing to be prepared — the heart. A prepared heart is much better than a prepared sermon. A prepared heart will make a prepared sermon…It would not do to say that preachers study too much. Some of them do not study at all; others do not study enough. Numbers do not study the right way to show themselves workmen approved of God. But our great lack is not in head culture, but in heart culture; not lack of knowledge but lack of holiness is our sad and telling defect – not that we know too much, but that we do not meditate on God and his word and watch and fast and pray enough. The heart is the great hindrance to our preaching. . . ”
– E.M. Bounds

“Is there anything under the sun that can satisfy a spirit made for God?”
– John Wesley

“Is it not wonderful that the Lord can open a human heart; for he who made the lock knows well what key will fit in.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“Until the heart is made right, all else will be wrong.”
– D. L. Moody

“Don’t mistake ‘guarding’ your heart with ‘hardening’ your heart.”
– Danny Lee Silk

“From heaven even the most miserable life will look like one bad night at an inconvenient hotel.”
– Teresa of Avila

“An honest heart seeks to please God in all things and offend Him in none.”
– A.W. Pink

“We have suffered bereavement after bereavement, but we are going to the land of the immortal where graves do not exist.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”
– C.S. Lewis

“The distance between the glorified spirits in heaven and the militant saints on earth seems great; but it is not so. We are not far from home. Heaven… is just one sigh and we get there. Our departed friends are only in the upper room, as it were, of the same house; they have not gone far off; they are upstairs and we are down below.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“Heaven doesn’t make this life less important, it makes it more important.”
– Billy Graham

“The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first breath in heaven,”
– Billy Graham

“One hour in heaven, and we shall be ashamed that we ever grumbled.”
– Vance Havner

“When D.L. Moody was rushed home to Massachusetts after a sudden illness during a western crusade, he said to his son, ‘Earth recedes, heaven opens before me. If this is death, it is sweet. There is no valley here. God is calling me and I must go. This is my coronation day. It is glorious’.”

“If we knew as much about heaven as God does, we would clap our hands every time a Christian dies.”
– George MacDonald

“Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret?  There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
– C.S. Lewis

“Thoughts of heaven quicken our faith.  Our only sure and solid foundation is the hope of heaven.  The only solution to earth’s mysteries, the only righter of earth’s wrongs, and the only cure for worldliness, is heaven.  We need an infusion of heaven into our faith and hope that will create a homesickness for that blessed place.  God’s home is heaven.  Eternal life and all good were born there and flourish there.  All life, happiness, beauty, and glory are native to the home of God.  All this belongs to and awaits the heirs of God in heaven.  What a glorious inheritance!”
– E.M. Bounds

“When a mortal man speaks anything of that eternal blessedness of the saints in glory, he is like a blind man discoursing about the light which he has never seen, and so cannot distinctly speak anything concerning it. He also said that “In a way it is akin to a man writing a travel guide for a land he has never visited or seen. It is to attempt to describe the indescribable with words which cannot come close to expressing the glory of heaven.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“To pretend to describe the excellence, the greatness or duration of the happiness of heaven by the most artful composition of words would be to darken and cloud it; to talk of raptures and ecstacies, joy and singing, is but to set forth very low shadows of the reality.”
– Jonathan Edwards

“I desire to speak with all reverence and with all tenderness upon so dreadful a subject. The man who speaks of hell should do it with tears in his eyes.”
– Robert Murray M’Cheyne 

“Would that God would make hell so real to us that we cannot rest; heaven so real that we must have men there; Christ so real that our supreme motive and aim shall be to make the Man of Sorrows the Man of Joy by the conversion to him of many.”
– J. Hudson Taylor

“Most Christian ministries would like to send their recruits to Bible college for five years. I would like to send our recruits to hell for five minutes. That would do more than anything else to prepare them for a lifetime of compassionate ministry.”
– William Booth

A group of servicemen asked their new chaplain if he believed in a real hell for lost sinners, and he smiled and told them that he did not. “Then you are wasting your time,” the men replied. “If there is no hell, we don’t need you; and if there is a hell, you are leading us astray. Either way, we’re better off without you!”
– Warren Wiersbe

“I am conscious of the fact that the subject of hell is not a very pleasant one. It is very unpopular, controversial and misunderstood…. As a minister, I must deal with it. I cannot ignore it.”
– Billy Graham

“There is no doctrine which I would more willingly remove from Christianity than the doctrine of hell, if it lay in my power.  But it has the full support of Scripture and, especially, of our Lord’s own words; it has always been held by the Christian Church, and it has the support of reason.”
– C.S. Lewis

“No one should ever preach on the topic of hell without a tear in his eye.”
– D.L. Moody

Many people have reacted to the hellfire-and-brimstone preaching as it’s called, and said, ‘Well, I don’t like that kind of preaching.’ But frankly, I can’t remember the last time I heard a hellfire-and-brimstone preacher. We’ve swung so far to the other side that we’ve lost sight of the importance of what the Scripture says, that we need to warn some, and they need to know that there are consequences for their sin. To leave that out is to do them a disservice, and it is to fail to declare the whole counsel of God. We certainly shouldn’t do it in a gleeful manner, but with compassion and love, and warning them that the last thing God wants is for any person created in his image to end up separated from him in this place called hell.”
– Greg Laurie

“When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.”
– Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

“I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being—to help someone succeed.”
– Alan Loy McGinnis

“The person who keeps busy helping the one who is below him won’t have time to envy the person above him.”
– Henrietta Mears

“Oh! the infinite value of the humble gospel helpers! Thousands of people who have no gifts as leaders are number one helpers… How grandly revival work moves along when red-hot platoons of fire-baptized helpers crowd around God’s heroic leaders of the embattled host. Efficient leaders are indispensable in the Lord’s work. Though we can not do without them, yet we do not need many. We need a hundred flaming helpers to one revival leader. Hence the Lord gives us just about that proportion.”
– William Godbey

“A nation without heroes is nothing.”
– Roberto Clemente

“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“God is preparing his heroes; and when the opportunity comes, he can fit them into their places in a moment, and the world will wonder where they came from.”
– A. B. Simpson

“Mr. President, how did you become a war hero?” a little boy asked President Kennedy on a West Coast trip.  “It was absolutely involuntary,” the President replied, “They sank my boat.”

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others whatever the cost.”
– Unknown

“Satan, the Hinderer, may build a barrier about us, but he can never roof us in, so that we cannot look up.”
– J. Hudson Taylor 

“Straight ahead lies yesterday. Future events cast their shadows before them.”
– Dr. Harry Rimmer

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
– George Santayana

“If we don’t know our own history, we will simply have to endure all the same mistakes, sacrifices, and absurdities all over again.”
– Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.”
– Harry Truman

“I don’t fight sin. I expel it by preoccupation with the Higher. Looking at Him I am spoiled for anything less.”
– E. Stanley Jones

“The raw material of a devil is an angel bereft of holiness. You cannot make a Judas except out of an apostle.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“There never lived a man who was too holy, and there never will live a man who will imitate Christ too closely, or avoid sin too rigidly.”
Charles H. Spurgeon

“I am grieved with the loose walk of those that are Christians, that have had discoveries of Jesus Christ; there is so little difference betwixt them and other people, that I can scarce know which is the true Christian.”
– John Wesley

“If the God you serve allows you to rationalize carnality, make light of disobedience, and feel comfortable in sin, you are serving a god of your own making; not the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t fabricate a god that your flesh is comfortable with.”
– Tony Cooke

“Holiness is not the way to Christ; Christ is the way to holiness.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“The rule that governs my life is this: Anything that dims my vision of Christ, or takes away my taste for Bible study, or cramps my prayer life, or makes Christian work difficult, is wrong for me, and I must, as a Christian, turn away from it.”
– J. Wilbur Chapman

“Holiness is wholeness. To be holy is to be wholly the Lord’s.”
– Walter C. Kaiser

“Grace without holiness isn’t grace, it is presumption. Holiness without grace isn’t holiness, it is legalistic moralism. God gives us grace to live holy lives. Holiness isn’t bondage, it is freedom!”
– Rodney Lloyd

“It does not seem proper to speak of one attribute of God as being more central and fundamental than another; but if this were permissible, the Scriptural emphasis on the holiness of God would seem to justify its selection.”
– Louis Berkhof

“We, today, are actually on the verge of a fresh theological discovery… It is that God is centrally love and that he is only peripherally and remotely holy. And in so doing we are on the verge of standing Scripture on its head. No, the holiness of God is not peripheral. It is central, and without this holiness our faith loses its meaning entirely.”
– David Wells

“Holiness consists of doing the will of God with a smile.”
– Mother Teresa

“The simple step of a courageous individual is NOT to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world”
– Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“With a treasure of holiness in Christ and the very Spirit of holiness in our hearts, we can live holy lives.”
– Andrew Murray

“Anything that belittles or obliterates the holiness of God by a false view of the love of God, is untrue to the revelation of God given by Jesus Christ.”
– Oswald Chambers

“Holiness of heart and life. This is not the perfection of the human nature, but the holiness of the divine nature dwelling within.”
– A.B. Simpson

“A holy life will produce the deepest impression. Lighthouses blow no horns; they only shine.”
– D.L. Moody

“He called them that they might be holy, and holiness is the beauty produced by His workmanship in them.”
– Thomas Watson

“The greatest miracle that God can do today is to take an unholy man out of an unholy world, and make that man holy and put him back into that unholy world and keep him holy in it.”
– Leonard Ravenhill

“A baptism of holiness, a demonstration of godly living is the crying need of our day.”
– Duncan Campbell

“If you want to be popular, preach happiness. If you want to be unpopular, preach holiness.”
– Vance Havner

“We must teach plainly that the faith which saves the soul is not a dead faith, but a faith which operates with purifying effect upon our entire nature, and produces in us fruits of righteousness to the praise and glory of God.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“A holy life is in itself a wonderful power, and will make up for many deficiencies; it is in fact the best sermon a man can ever deliver.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“Whatever call a man may pretend to have, if he has not been called to holiness, he certainly has not been called to the ministry.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“…I heard two or three men stand up and say, ‘We had a new minister last Sunday—the same old minister, but he had got new power,’ and I firmly believe that is what we want today all over America—new ministers in the pulpit and new people in the pews.  We want people quickened by the Spirit of God.”
– D.L. Moody  

“You cannot heal the brokenhearted without the Comforter…” 
– D.L. Moody 

“No great work has ever been accomplished except through the power of the Holy Spirit, who is the great Executive of God, carrying out the will of God in all things.”
— James Gilchrist Lawson  

“We hold to doctrines that are filled with the Spirit of God. They gush forth with power and are teeming with grace.”
— Justin Martyr (100-165) 

“The Holy Spirit began to move among us with amazing power when we met in his name…. These unusual works of the Holy Spirit continued to follow and bless my ministry.” 
— John Wesley  

“I received a mighty baptism of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Spirit descended upon me in a manner that seemed to go through me, body and soul. I could feel the impression, like a wave of electricity, going through and through me. Indeed it seemed to come in waves and waves of liquid love.”
— Charles Finney  

“If we think to succeed without the Spirit, we are not after the Pentecostal order. If we have not the Spirit which Jesus promised, we cannot perform the commission which Jesus gave.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon  

“If the Holy Ghost can only have men and women who are willing to be used, there is nothing that cannot be accomplished. Let me publicly say that when I awoke to this fact, and began to preach it, and called you to pray about it, and put myself into the power of the Holy Ghost—then began the real progress in this church.”
— A. J. Gordon 

“God knows what each one of us is dealing with. He knows our pressures. He knows our conflicts. And He has made a provision for each and every one of them. That provision is Himself in the person of the Holy Spirit, indwelling us and empowering us to respond rightly.”
– Kay Arthur

The best interpreter of a book is its author. The Holy Ghost wrote the Scriptures. Go to him to get their meaning. You will not be misled.
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“We have felt the Spirit of God operating upon our hearts, we have known and perceived the power which He wields over human spirits, and we know Him by frequent, conscious, personal contact. By the sensitiveness of our spirit we are as much made conscious of the presence of the Spirit of God as we are made cognizant of the existence of the souls of our fellow-men by their action upon our souls, or as we are certified of the existence of matter by its action upon our senses.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“We have given too much attention to methods, and to machinery, and to resources, and too little to the Source of Power, the filling of the Holy Ghost.”
– Hudson Taylor

“God has got a good many children who have just barely got life, but not power for service. You might say safely, I think, without exaggeration, that nineteen out of every twenty of professed Christians are of no earthly account so far as building up Christ’s kingdom; but on the contrary they are standing right in the way, and the reason is because they have just got life and have settled down, and have not sought for power. The Holy Ghost coming upon them with power is distinct and separate from conversion.”
– Dwight L. Moody

“Men ought to seek with their whole hearts to be filled with the Spirit of God. Without being filled with the Spirit, it is utterly impossible that an individual Christian or a church can ever live or work as God desires.”
– Andrew Murray

“Doctrines about the Spirit are necessary and inevitable, but the all-important question is not what we mentally believe, but what we experimentally enjoy.”
– Donald Gee

“A life touched by the Holy Spirit will tolerate sin no longer.”
– Billy Graham

“God commands us to be filled with the Spirit; and if we are not filled, it is because we are living beneath our privileges. I think that is the great trouble with Christendom today: we are not living up on the plane where God would have us live.”
– D.L. Moody

“How easy it is to work for God when we are filled with His Spirit! His service is so sweet, so delightful; He is not a hard master. People talk about their being overworked and breaking down. It is not so. It is [over-worry] and care that wears people out.
Why do so many workers break down? Not from overwork, but because there has been friction of the machinery; there hasn’t been enough of the oil of the Spirit. Great engines have their machinery so arranged that where there is friction there is oil dropping on it all the time. It is a good thing for Christians to have plenty of oil.”
– D.L. Moody

“If a man is not filled with the Spirit, he will never know how to use the Book. We are told that this is the sword of the Spirit; and what is an army good for that does not know how to use its weapons?”
– D.L. Moody

“I believe many a man is praying to God to fill him, when he is full already with something else. Before we pray that God would fill us, I believe we ought to pray Him to empty us.”
– D.L. Moody

“The fact is, we are leaky vessels, and we have to keep right under the fountain all the time to keep full of Christ, and so have fresh supply.”
– D.L. Moody

“I believe this is a mistake a great many of us are making; we are trying to do God’s work with the grace God gave us ten years ago. We say, if it is necessary, we will go on with the same grace. Now, what we want is a fresh supply, a fresh anointing and fresh power, and if we seek it, and seek it with all our hearts, we will obtain it.”
– D.L. Moody

“Pentecost gave me the key to the Scriptures. It has kept my feet in all the slippery places of all sorts of criticism. The things that are stumbling blocks to so many are stepping stones to me. The inexplicable becomes plain when we recognize the presence and law of the Spirit. It balances scholarship, and gives discernment beyond all human learning.
– Samuel Chadwick

“Everyone recognizes that Stephen was Spirit-filled when he was performing wonders. Yet, he was just as Spirit-filled when he was being stoned to death.”
– Leonard Ravenhill

“If the Holy Spirit can take over the subconscious with our consent and cooperation, then we have almighty Power working at the basis of our lives, then we can do anything we ought to do, go anywhere we ought to go, and be anything we ought to be.”
– Stanley Jones

“If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference. If the Holy Spirit had been withdrawn from the New Testament church, 95 percent of what they did would stop, and everybody would know the difference.”
– A.W. Tozer


“There is no place like home when the people who live there make ‘building one another’ their highest priority.”
– Gordon MacDonald

Whitfield replied to the question “Is such a one a good man?” “How should I know that? I never lived with him.”

“Being truthful when you know it will cost you is the true test of honesty.”
– David Weinbaum

“To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful.”
– Edward R. Murrow

“I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”
– George Washington

A young lady was soaking up the sun’s rays on a Florida beach when a little boy in his swimming trunks, carrying a towel, came up to her and asked her, “Do you believe in God?” She was surprised by the question but she replied, “Why, yes, I do.” Then he asked her: “Do you go to church every Sunday?” Again, her answer was “Yes!” He then asked: “Do you read your Bible and pray everyday?” Again she said, “Yes!” By now her curiosity was very much aroused. The little lad sighed with relief and said, “Will you hold my quarter while I go in swimming?”

“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”
Calvin Coolidge

“On July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong, another American-born and raised in western Ohio, stepped onto the moon, he carried with him, in tribute to the Wright brothers, a small swatch of the muslin from a wing of their 1903 Flyer.”
– David McCullough

“Honor is better than honors.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.“
– Joe Paterno

“Don’t drown the man who taught you to swim.  If you learned your trade or profession from the man, do not set up in opposition to him.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“The future is as bright as the promises of God.”
– Adoniram Judson

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

“Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Hell is hopelessness. It is no accident that above the entrance to Dante’s hell is the inscription: ‘Leave behind all hope, you who enter here.’”
– Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Do not look to your hope, but to Christ, as the source of your hope.”
– Charles Spurgeon

“You’re either a prisoner to your past or a pioneer of your future. Don’t downgrade your dreams to match your reality.”
– Larry Mosley

“Perhaps the greatest psychological, spiritual, and medical need that people have is the need for hope.”
– Billy Graham

“When your affection for the past is greater than your excitement for the future, you need to fellowship with the God of Hope!”
– Unknown

“Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.”
– Charles Sawyer

“I meet millions who tell me that they feel demoralized by the decay around us. The hope that each of us has is not in who governs us, or what laws are passed… Our hope is in the power of God working in the hearts of people…”
– Charles Colson

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.”
– Orison Swett Marden

“Who can live without hope?
– Carl Sandburg

“Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.”
– Charles Sawyer

“I shall hear in Heaven.”
– Ludwig von Beethoven

“It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent.”
– Jeremy Taylor

“Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances we know to be desperate.”
– G.K. Chesterton

“No hope, no action.”
– Peter Levi

“Hell is the place where one has ceased to hope.”
– A.J. Cronin

“If there is hope in the future, there is power in the present.”
– John Maxwell

“There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.”
– Clare Booth Luce

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.”
– Martin Luther

“Hospitality is making your guests feel like they’re at home, even if you wish they were.”
– Steve Swartz

“We are all men, feeble, frail, and apt to faint.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“The most damnable and pernicious heresy that has ever plagued the mind of man was the idea that somehow he could make himself good enough to deserve to live with an all-holy God.”
– Martin Luther 

“We live among a people more eager to take a selfie with Moses than to talk to God themselves.”
– Francis Chan

“There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.”
– Carl Sandburg

“Human nature is like a drunk peasant. Lift him into the saddle on one side, over he topples on the other side.”
– Martin Luther

“God keeps giving Himself as long as we bring that into which He can pour Himself. And when we stop bringing, He stops giving.”
– Alexander MacLaren

“When I was young, I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me.”
– John Wesley

“The secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered I was not God.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Humility is not simply an absence of pride, it is the realistic recognition of the grace of God.”
– Alistair Begg

The victorious Christian neither exalts nor downgrades himself. His interests have shifted from self to Christ.”
– A. W. Tozer

“Christianity is not a matter of persuading people of particular ideas, but of inviting them to share in the greatness of Christ. So pray that I may never fall into the trap of impressing people with clever speech, but instead I may learn to speak with humility, desiring only to impress people with Christ himself.“
– Ignatius of Antioch

“Here is a wonder! God is on high; and yet the higher a man lifts up himself, the farther he is from God; and the lower a man humbles himself, the nearer he is to God.”
– Thomas Brooks

“I very frequently have to bemoan and mourn over my non-success and shortcomings as a preacher.”
– Spurgeon

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”
– John Maxwell

“It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.”
– Bernard of Clairvaux

“One must not hold one’s self so divine as to be unwilling occasionally to make improvements in one’s creations.”
– Ludwig von Beethoven

Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are”
– Felix Baumgartner (as he prepared to break the world record for skydiving from 24 – miles above the earth)

“The Son of God passed by the mansions and went down in a manger that He might sympathize with the lowly.”
– D.L. Moody

“There is no harder lesson for man to learn than the lesson of humility. It is the rarest of all gifts. It is a very rare thing to find a man or woman that is following closely the footsteps of the Master in meekness and humility.”
– D.L. Moody

“The axe cannot boast of the tree it has cut down. It could do nothing but for the woodsman. He made it, he sharpened it, and he used it.”
– Samuel Brengel

“Humility is not depreciation of ourselves, but appreciation of God.”

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less. . . . Humble people are so focused on serving others, they don’t think of themselves.”
– Rick Warren

“Humility is not denying the power you have. It is realizing that the power comes through you, not from you.”
– Fred Smith

“Humility is self-forgetfulness.”
– C.S. Lewis

“Nothing sets a person so much out of the Devil’s reach as humility.”
– Jonathan Edwards

“God has two thrones, on in the highest heavens, the other in the lowliest heart.”
– D.L. Moody

“Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself. It is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“It is a great advantage to a President, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know that he is not a great man.”
– Calvin Coolidge

“We may easily be too big for God to use, but never too small.”
– Dwight L. Moody

“I am content to fill a little space if God be glorified.”
– Susanna Wesley

“I know perfectly well that, wherever I go and preach, there are many better preachers … than I am; all that I can say about it is that the Lord uses me.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“Whoever can weep over himself for one hour is greater than the one who is able to teach the whole world; whoever recognizes the depth of his own frailty is greater than the one who sees visions of angels.”
– Isaac of Nineveh

“I must, in candor, say I do not think myself fit for the Presidency.”
– Abraham Lincoln

Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet ’em on your way down.
– Wilson Mizner

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
– Thomas Carlyle

“Everyone has something to be modest about.”
– Irish proverb

“An ego trip is something that never gets you anywhere.”
– Suzan L. Wiener

“There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do the little things.”
– D.L. Moody

“What good is it for you to be able to discuss the Trinity with great profundity, if you lack humility, and thereby offend the Trinity?
– Thomas a Kempis

“The cleverest person of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.”
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“A great man is always willing to be little”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When I was much younger than I am now, I thought myself almost infallible; but I bless God, I know myself better now.”
– John Wesley

“Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“Young man, the secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered that I was not God.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

“I believe that God wants to put His hand upon us so that we may reach ideal definitions of humility, of human helplessness, of human insufficiency, until we will rest no more upon human plans, but have God’s thoughts, God’s voice, and the Holy Spirit to speak to us.”
– Smith Wigglesworth

Alex Haley, the author of Roots, has a picture in his office, showing a turtle sitting atop a fence. The picture is there to remind him of a lesson he learned long ago: “If you see a turtle on a fence post, you know he had some help.” Says Alex, “Any time I start thinking, “Wow, isn’t this marvelous what I’ve done!” I look at the picture and remember how this turtle – me – got up on that post.

“The wise person possesses humility. He knows that his small island of knowledge is surrounded by a vast sea of the unknown.”
– Harold C Chase

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“I may have my faults, but being wrong ain’t one of them.”
– Jimmy Hoffa

“Lord, when we are wrong, make us willing to change. And when we are right, make us easy to live with.”
– Peter Marshall

“There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.”
– St. Augustine

“Humility never means denying the value of what we do. It does, however, mean keeping the things we do in proper perspective. Humility never claims to have done nothing. Instead, it is a realization that all we have done has been done in God’s strength and by God’s grace.”
– Dean Shriver

St. Augustine being asked “What is the first article in the Christian religion?” replied, “Humility.” “And what the second?” “Humility.” “And what the third?” “Humility.”

“Humility is the great preserver of peace and order in all Christian churches and societies, consequently pride is the great disturber of them, and the cause of most dissensions and breaches in the church.”
– Matthew Henry

“God creates out of nothing. Therefore, until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him.”
– Martin Luther

“Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer.”
– Reinhold Niebuhr

“Never trust a theologian who doesn’t have a sense of humor.”
– D. Elton Trueblood

“Humor is just another defense against the universe.”
– Mel Brooks

“Someone criticized Charles Spurgeon for his humor. He said to her, “You should hear what I hold back’.”

“Those who can’t laugh at themselves leave the job to others.”

“You cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you also understand the most amusing.”
– Winston Churchill

“My belief is that we are going to eventually discover that the most dramatic health benefits of humor are not in laughter, but in the cognitive and emotional management that humorous experiences that laughter provide.  The experience of humor relieves emotional distress and assists in changing negative thinking patterns.”
– Steven M. Sultanoff, Ph.D.

“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh – at yourself.”
Ethel Barrymore

“If I had no sense of humor, I should long ago have committed suicide.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“The man who has had the job I’ve had and didn’t have a sense of humor wouldn’t still be here.”
– Harry S. Truman

“In our rushing, bulls in china shops, we break our own lives.”
– Ann Voskamp

“Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.”
– Mother Teresa

“Westerners are people with gods on their wrists.”
– Filipino saying

“Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you…yet, someone survived…You can do anything you choose to do.”
– Maya Angelou

“At work, the man may be creative, passionate, zealous, ambitious, and a leader. At home, the same man may become placid, opinion-less, a bad listener, vacillating, uncreative, uncommunicative, and humorless. The fact is, if he behaved at work as he behaves at home, he would never be promoted or rewarded. To the contrary, he would probably be fired… A woman wants the same creative, passionate, zealous, ambitious, and leader traits to be manifested at home to the same degree they are displayed at work.”
– Tommy Nelson

“Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle. Faithfulness is always rewarded ultimately! So be not weary in well doing!”
– Dale Bronner

“Too many professed believers talk as if [Christ] were real and then act as if He were not.”
– A. W. Tozer

“There is something insincere about a man or woman who repeatedly tells God how much he or she loves Him while refusing to obey Him.”
– Andy Stanley

“Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst.”
– C.S. Lewis

“Saint abroad, and a devil at home.”
– John Bunyan

“With their doctrine they build, and with their lives they destroy.”
– Augustine

“It is a terribly easy matter to be a minister of the gospel and a vile hypocrite at the same time.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“It is of no use for any of you to try to be soul-winners if you are not bearing fruit in your own lives. How can you serve the Lord with your lips if you do not serve Him with your lives? How can you preach His gospel with your tongues, when with hands, feet, and heart you are preaching the devil’s gospel, and setting up an antichrist by your practical unholiness?”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“A hypocrite [is the one who] wants to impress others with an external facade of religious piety that he knows is devoid of internal spiritual substance.”
– Sam Storms

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