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Quotes & Notes
(Important Clips of Quotes From Various Speakers)

Edited By Dr Terry W. Preslar

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Editor’s Preface
Quotes & Notes has been collected from many different resources over the course of many years with
the Christian writer, teacher, speaker and preacher in mind. As far as the editor is aware, all quotes are in
the public domain and are credited to authors that are known. Mistakes may have been made but care has
been taken to affix credit after research and investigation. This is the day of the “sound-bite,” the “news-
clip,” and “headline-proses.” – These quotes are the heart of wit from the greats and in-greats of days past.
The Editor disclaims originality – there are many books of this nature. I have offered this book to the
public to fill a need that I have in my own work. Other men have labored, I have but entered into their labors.
The results of study and research has netted a bounty of wonder in this matter. The Editor has only proposed
to himself the modest task of summarizing, arranging and condensing this mass of material into a convenient
form. It is to the faithful student that I dedicate this book.

Abbreviations of the names of the books of the Bible


used in this book and many other reference books.
Genesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gen. Nahum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nahum
Exodus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ex. Habakkuk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hab.
Leviticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lev. Zephaniah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zeph.
Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Num. Haggai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hag.
Deuteronomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deut. Zechariah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zec.
Joshua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Josh. Malachi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mal.
Judges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judg. Matthew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt.
Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark
1 Samuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Sam. Luke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luke
2 Samuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Sam. John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John
1 Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Kings Acts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acts
2 Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Kings Romans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rom.
1 Chronicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Chron. 1 Corinthians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Cor.
2 Chronicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Chron. 2 Corinthians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Cor.
Ezra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ezra Galatians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gal.
Nehemiah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neh. Ephesians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eph.
Esther . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Est. Philippians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil.
Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Job Colossians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Col.
Psalms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Psa. 1 Thessalonians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Thes.
Proverbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prov. 2 Thessalonians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Thes.
Ecclesiastes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eccl. 1 Timothy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Tim.
Song of Solomon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Song of Sol. 2 Timothy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Tim.
Isaiah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isa. Titus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Titus
Jeremiah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jer. Philemon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phm.
Lamentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lam. Hebrews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heb.
Ezekiel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ezek. James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James
Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan. 1 Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Peter
Hosea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hos. 2 Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Peter
Joel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joel 1 John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 John
Amos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amos 2 John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 John
Obadiah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oba. 3 John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 John
Jonah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonah Jude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jude
Micah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mic. Revelation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev.

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Table of Contents
– A – Confession Example Holiness
Ability Confidence Excuse Holy Spirit
Action Conscience Expectation Home
Adversity Consecration Experience Honesty
Advice Contentment Eyes Honor
Affliction Conversation Hope
Age Conversion – F – Hospitality
Angels Courtesy Failure Humanity
Anger Covetousness Faith Humility
Appearance Criticism Falsehood Humor
Appreciation Cross Fame Hunger
Aspiration Fate Husband
Assurance – D – Fault Hypocrisy
Atheism Death Favor
Atonement Deeds Fear – I –
Democracy Fellowship Ideals
– B – Desire Forbearance Ideas
Beauty Despair Forgiveness Idleness
Belief Destiny Fortune Idolatry
Benevolence Devil Friendship Ignorance
Bible Devotion Future Imagination
Blessedness & Difficulty Imitation
Blessing Disappointment – G – Immortality
Blood, Christ’s Discontent Generosity Impatience
Brotherhood Discretion Genius Impossible
Display Gifts, Giving Improvement
– C – Doubt God Incarnation
Carnality Drink Good-humor Influence
Caution Duty Goodness Ingratitude
Character Gospel Injury
Charity – E – Gratitude Injustice
Cheerfulness Earnestness Greatness Inspiration
Children Eating Grief Irresolution
Christ Economy
Christian Education – H – – J –
Church Egotism Habit Jealousy
Clergyman Emulation Hands Jesus
Comfort Enemy Happiness Joy
Commitment Enthusiasm Hate Judging Others
Common Sense Envy Hearing Justice
Community Equality Heaven
Compensation Error Hell – K –
Complaining Eternity Help Kindness
Conduct Evil History Kingdom of God
Knowledge Omnipresence Quarreling – T –
Omniscience Quietness Talent
– L – Opinion Talk
Laughter Opportunity – R – Teaching
Learning Optimism Religion Tears
Liberty Overcoming Repentance Temptation
Life Reputation Thought
Light – P – Rest Time
Little Things Pardon Revenge Tongue
Lordship Parent Riches Trials
Lord’s Supper Patience Right Trouble
Loss Peace Trust
Love People – S – Truth
Luck Persecution Sabbath
Lying Perseverance Sacrifice – U –
Pessimist Saints Union
– M – Pity Salvation Unselfishness
Man Pleasures Scandal
Manners Possession Security – V –
Martyr Poverty Self-control Value
Meditation Power Selfishness Virtue
Memory Praise Self-love
Mercy Prayer Self-reliance – W –
Miracles Preaching Sermon Waiting
Misfortune Prejudice Service Wants
Missions Pride Silence Wealth
Moderation Procrastination Simplicity Will
Modesty Profanity Sin Wisdom
Money Profit Slander Wish
Morality Progress Society Witness
Mother Promise Solitude Work
Murmuring Promptness Sorrow World
Music Prophet, Prophecy Soul Worry
Prosperity Speech Worship
– N – Proverbs Stewardship
Nature Providence Substitution – Y –
Necessity Purity Success Youth
Purpose Suffering
– O – Sympathy – Z –
Obedience – Q – Zeal
Obstinacy Quality
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ABILITY
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (1807-1882) American poet and translator

A buried talent is never a buried treasure. Talents become treasures only through use. – Prince Rupert of the
Rhine (1619-1682), soldier and inventor

They are able because they think they are able. – Vergil (70-19 B.C.) Roman man of letters and poet

ACTION
What’s done can’t be undone. – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and poet

Heaven ne’er helps the men who will not act. – Sophocles (496-405 B.C.) Greek dramatist

ADVERSITY
God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. – John Hill Aughey (1828-1911),
American Presbyterian Clergyman & author

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. Heaven prepares good men with crosses. –
Johnson

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and Adversity is not without comforts and hopes. –
Francis Bacon, (1561-1626) English statesman and philosopher of science

ADVICE
Never give advice unless asked. – German Proverb

Whatever advice you give be short. – Horace (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet

Many receive advice, only the wise profit by it. – Publius Syrus. (42 B.C.), Roman Philosopher

We all, when we are well, give good advice to the sick. – Terence (190-158 B.C.), Roman dramatist

AFFLICTION
The greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted. – Anonymous

Not they who have studied much but they who have suffered much are the deliverers of mankind. –
Anonymous

It is the crushed grape that gives out the blood-red wine: it is the suffering soul that breathes the sweetest
melodies. – Hamilton

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Sometimes God makes his people’s troubles contribute to the increase of their greatness, and their sun shines
the brighter for having been under a cloud. – Henry

There are no crown-wearers in heaven that were not cross-bearers here below. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-
1892) English Baptist preacher

As sure as God puts his children in the furnace, he will be in the furnace with them. – Charles H. Spurgeon
(1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Patience cannot remove, but it can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune. – Sterne

Great trials seem to be necessary preparation for great duties. – Thompson

Among my list of blessings infinite stands this, the foremost-that my heart has bled. – Young

AGE
He, who has not the spirit of his age, has all the misery of it. – Voltaire (1694 - 1778) French author,
humanist, rationalist, & satirist

It is always in season for old men to learn. – Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Athenian tragic dramatist

To know how to grow old is the masterwork of wisdom and one of the most difficult chapters in the great
art of living. – Henri Frédéric Amiel. (1821-1881), Swiss writer of French language

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind and the heart-and to keep these in
parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love. – Charles Victor of Bonstetten (1745-1832), Swiss writer

An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest
which are nearest to heaven. – Chapin

The harvest of old age is the memory and rich store of blessings laid up earlier in life. – Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
Roman orator, politician, and philosopher

As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it. – Deland

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old and some never
grow old. – Edwards

If wrinkles must be written upon our brow let them not be written upon our heart. The spirit should not grow
old. – Garfield

The evening of a well-spent life brings its lamps with it. – Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), French philosopher

Growing old is more like a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form. – Andre Maurois (1885 - 1967),
French author

In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long. – Panin

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The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything. – Oscar Wilde
(1854-1900), Irish playwright & poet

If wrinkles must be written upon our brows let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not
grow old. – Garfield

It is not years that make souls grow old, but having nothing to love, nothing to hope for. – William Congreve
(1670-1729), English playwright & dramatist

ANGELS
There’s not much practical Christianity in the man who lives on better terms with angels and seraphs, than
with his children, servants and neighbors. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor
and orator

We not only live among men, but there are airy hosts, blessed spectators, sympathetic lookers-on, that see
and know and appreciate our thoughts and feelings and acts. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American
preacher, editor and orator

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. – Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881) Scottish author

The angels may have wider spheres of action and nobler forms of duty than ourselves, but truth and right
to them and to us are one and the same thing. – Chapin

Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they
are present with you. – Sales

When a man dies they who survive him ask what property he has left behind. The angel who bends over the
dying man asks what good deeds he has sent before him. – The Holy Koran

Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth unseen, both when we sleep and when we awake. – John Milton
(1608-1674), 17th Century English author

Who does the best his circumstance allows does well, acts nobly; angels could do no more. – Young

ANGER
An angry man opens his mouth and shuts up his eyes. – Cato

Beware the fury of a patient man. – Dryden

Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. – Horace (65-8 B.C.), Roman
poet

I heard someone say that he was sorry he had lost his temper. I was uncommonly glad to hear that he had
lost it, but I regretted that he found it again so soon. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

When I hear of anybody losing his temper, I always pray that he may not find it again. Such tempers are best
lost. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

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APPEARANCE
A good appearance is at a premium everywhere. – Anonymous

Do not judge from mere appearance; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the
depths of a sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. – Chapin

How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems. – Robert Southey
(1774-1843), English poet

APPRECIATION
Next to beauty is the power of appreciating it. – Fuller

He is incapable of truly a good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others.
– Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss theologian, and poet

If you want to live more you must master the art of appreciating the little, everyday blessings of life. This
is not altogether a golden world, but there are countless gleams of gold to be discovered in it if we give our
minds to them. – Porter

We must never undervalue any person. The workman loves not to have his work despised in his presence.
Now God is present everywhere and every person is His work. – St. Francis De Sales

If my friends have alabaster boxes laid away full of fragrant perfumes or sympathy and affection that they
intend to break over my dead body, I would rather they would bring them in my weary and troubled hours
and open them that I might be cheered and refreshed by them when I need them. I would rather have a plain
coffin without a flower, a funeral without a eulogy, than a life without the fragrance of love and sympathy.
– Watterson

We should learn to prepare ourselves before for the burial. Post mortem kindness does not cheer the
burdened spirit, and flowers upon the coffin cast no fragrance backward over the weary way. If, therefore,
there is any kind thing I can say or any good thing I can do, let me do it now. Let me not defer it nor neglect
it, for I shall not pass this way again. – Watterson

ASPIRATION
There is not a heart but has its moments of longing, yearning for something better, nobler, holier than it
knows now. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

Out of the lowest depths there is a path to the loftiest heights. – Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881) Scottish
author

O for a closer walk with God, A calm and heavenly frame, A light to shine upon the road that leads me to
the Lamb! – William Cowper (1731-1800) English poet and hymn-writer.

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain
things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. – Eliot

God, give me hills to climb, and strength for climbing! – Guiterman

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This world has too low a ceiling for aspiring man! – Hamilton

Aspirations after the holy-the only aspirations in which the soul can be assured it will never meet with
disappointment. – McIntosh

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word that raises us above ourselves. – Stanley

The heavens are as deep as our aspirations are high. – Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862) American
essayist, naturalist, and lecturer

ASSURANCE
I know not when I go or where from this familiar scene; But He is here and He is there, and all the way
between; And when I leave this life, I know, for that dim vast unknown, Though late I stay, or soon I go, I
shall not go alone. – Anonymous

Full assurance is not essential to salvation, but it is essential to satisfaction. May you get it-may you get it
at once. May you never be satisfied to live without it. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

“The Lord is my Shepherd,” not was, not maybe, not will be. “The Lord is my Shepherd”-is on Sunday, is
on Monday, and is through every day of the week; is in January, is in December, and every month of the
year; is at home, and is in China; is in peace, and is in war; in abundance and in poverty. – Taylor

ATHEISM
Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man. – Francis Bacon, (1561-1626) English statesman and
philosopher of science

There are no atheists in foxholes and rubber rafts. – Whittaker

ATONEMENT
When we think of the atonement we are apt to think only of what man gains. We must remember what it cost
God and what it costs him now when men refuse his love. – Fitt

Let us not forget that the crucifixion of Christ was, and was intended to be to all the intelligences of the
universe, the most significant exhibition of the love of God. “Herein was love.” – Lawson

I must die or get somebody to die for me. If the Bible doesn’t teach that, it doesn’t teach anything. And that
is where the atonement of Jesus Christ comes in. – Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) American evangelist

When God pardons, he consigns the offense to everlasting forgetfulness. – Rosell

The atonement, for which the cross is but the symbol, is wholly ethical in its implications; for in the
cross...mercy and truth met together, righteousness and peace embraced each other... – Smith

The heart of Christ became like a reservoir in the midst of the mountains. All the tributary streams of
iniquity, and every drop of the sins of his people, ran down and gathered into one vast lake, deep as hell and
shoreless as eternity. All these met, as it were, in Christ’s heart, and he endured them all. – Charles H.
Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

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I have no hope beneath the canopy of heaven, neither in time nor in eternity, save only in this belief-that
Jesus Christ, in my place, bore both my punishment and sin. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English
Baptist preacher

The marvel of heaven and earth, of time and eternity, is the atoning death of Jesus Christ. This is the mystery
that brings more glory to God than all creation. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

BEAUTY
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. – Francis Bacon, (1561-1626) English
statesman and philosopher of science

The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world, next to the might of God.
– Pascal

The hand that hath made you fair hath made you good. – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English
dramatist and poet

I pray thee, O God that I may be beautiful within. – Socrates (470-399 B.C.) Greek philosopher

BELIEF
Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true. – Francis Bacon, (1561-1626) English statesman and
philosopher of science

Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger. – Bagehot

What a man accomplishes depends on what he believes. – Bankers Bulletin

Believe nothing merely because you have been told it...or because it is traditional, or because you yourselves
have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But
whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the
welfare of all beings-that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide. – Buddha

A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things. – Thomas Carlyle,
(1795-1881) Scottish author

One does not have to believe everything one hears. – Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and
philosopher

Each man’s belief is right in his own eyes. – William Cowper (1731-1800) English poet and hymn-writer.

To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe. – France

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief. – Fuller

What we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts.
– Huxley

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Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. – James

Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed. – Lippmann

A well-bred man keeps his beliefs out of his conversation. – Andre Maurois (1885 - 1967), French author

We are the personification of the things we really believe in. – Megiddo Message

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. – Mill

That man will go far; he believes all he says. – Mirabeau

To believe is to be strong. Doubt cramps energy. Belief is power. – Robertson

BENEVOLENCE
We enjoy thoroughly only the pleasures that we give. – Dumas

There cannot be a more glorious object in creation than a human being replete with benevolence, meditating
in what manner he may render himself most acceptable to the Creator by doing good to his creatures. –
Fielding

The luxury of doing good surpasses every other personal enjoyment. – Gay

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good actions; try to use ordinary situations. – Richter

It is another’s fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. – Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor of the
Roman Emperor Nero

Rich gifts prove poor when givers prove unkind. – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and
poet

Do all the good you can, to all the people you can, in all ways you can, as often as ever you can, as long as
you can. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Loving-kindness is greater than laws; and the charities of life are more than all ceremonies. – The Talmud

The best portion of a good man’s life-his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. –
William Wordsworth, (1770-1850) British poet

Charities that soothe and heal and bless lie scattered at the feet of men like flowers. – William Wordsworth,
(1770-1850) British poet

BIBLE
A young Christian packing his bag for a journey said to a friend, “I have nearly finished packing. All I have
to put in are a guidebook, a lamp, a mirror, a microscope, a telescope, a volume of fine poetry, a few
biographies, a package of old letters, a book of songs, a sword, a hammer, and a set of tools.” “But you
cannot put all that into your bag,” objected the friend. “Oh, yes,” said the Christian. “Here it is.” And he
placed his Bible in the corner of the suitcase and closed the lid. – Anonymous

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The Unchanging Word
Feelings come and feelings go,
And feelings are deceiving;
My warrant is the Word of God –
Naught else is worth believing.

Though all my heart should feel condemned


For want of some sweet token,
There is One greater than my heart
Whose Word cannot be broken.

I’ll trust in God’s unchanging Word


Till soul and body sever,
For, though all things shall pass away,
HIS WORD SHALL STAND FOREVER!
– Copied from Echoes of Grace, Bible Truth Publishers

The Scriptures teach us the best way of living, the noblest way of suffering and the most comfortable way
of dying. – Flavel

The highest earthly enjoyments are but a shadow of the joy I find I reading God’s word. – Grey

No one ever graduates from Bible study until he meets the Author face to face. – Harris

The New Testament holds up a strong light by which a man can read even the small print of his soul. –
Hutton

If God is a reality and the soul is a reality, and you are an immortal being, what are you doing with your
Bible shut! – Johnson

When you read God’s word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, “It is talking to me, and about me.”
– Soren Kierkegaard, (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and religious thinker

The Bible continues to be the best selling book; it is regarded as the most economical of all fire escapes. –
Leader

The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the
world equals the Bible for that. – McCosh

I know the Bible is inspired because it inspires me. – Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) American evangelist

I read my Bible to know what people ought to do, and my newspaper to know what they are doing. –
Newman

If all the neglected Bibles were dusted simultaneously, we would have a record dust storm and the sun would
go into eclipse for a whole week. – Nygren

In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world-God and you. The Bible is the
story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished

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autobiography of the creature and the Creator. – Oursler

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and poet

What makes the difference is not how many times you have been through the Bible, but how many times
and how thoroughly the Bible has been through you. – Smith

Be walking Bibles. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

The Bible is a harbor where I can drop down my anchor, feeling certain that it will hold. Here is a place
where I can find sure footing; and, by the grace of God, from this confidence I shall never be moved. –
Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Perhaps there is no book more neglected in these days than the Bible. I believe there are moldier Bibles in
this world than there are of any sort of neglected books. We have no book that is so much bought, and then
so speedily laid aside and so little used, as the Bible. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

BLESSEDNESS – BLESSING
Blessed is the man who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night. – Anonymous

Blessedness consists in the accomplishment of our desires, and in our having only regular desires. –
Augustine of Hippo (354-430) Christian theologian

Make no mistake about it; responsibilities toward other human beings are the greatest blessings God can
send us. – Dix

Blessed is he who does good to others and desires not that others should do good to him. – Brother Giles

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn’t have the courage to ask the blessings of Heaven. –
Lichtenberg

BLOOD, CHRIST’S
There may be some sins of which a man cannot speak, but there is no sin which the blood of Christ cannot
wash away. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Plunge into the “fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel’s veins,” and in an instant you are whiter
than snow. Every speck, spot, and stain of sin is gone, and gone forever. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
English Baptist preacher

Trust Christ and you shall live. The bloody sacrifice of Calvary is the only hope of sinners. – Charles H.
Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

BROTHERHOOD
If any lift of mine may ease the burden of another, God give me love and care and strength to help my ailing
brother. – Anonymous

I sought my soul-but my soul I could not see; I sought my God-but my God eluded me; I sought my brother-

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and found all three. – Anonymous

Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them. – Aurelius

When people universally realize that all are united by the common bond of mortality and by the basic
needs...the need to worship and to love, to be housed and fed, to work and play-perhaps we will have learned
to understand-which is to love spiritually, and there will be peace and brotherhood on earth. Without
brotherhood, peace is not possible. – Baldwin

Christians may not see eye to eye, but they can walk arm in arm. – Brotherhood Journal

Of a truth men are mystically united; a mysterious bond of brotherhood makes all men one. – Thomas
Carlyle, (1795-1881) Scottish author

Our doctrine of equality and liberty and humanity comes from our belief in the brotherhood of man, through
the fatherhood of God. – Calvin Coolidge, (1872-1933) President of the United States

Jesus throws down the dividing prejudices of nationality, and teaches universal love, without distinction of
race, merit, or rank. – A man’s neighbor is every one that needs help. – Geikie

If you really believe in the brotherhood of man, and you want to come into its fold, you’ve got to let
everyone else in too. – Hammerstein

Brotherhood doesn’t come in a package. It is not a commodity to be taken down from the shelf with one
hand-it is an accomplishment of soul-searching prayer and perseverance. – Hobby

It is through fraternity that liberty is saved. – Victor Hugo, (1802-1885) French author of poetry, drama, and
novels

Brotherhood, once a dream and a vision, has now become a dire necessity. – Mann

We must not only affirm the brotherhood of man, we must live it. – Potter

We are members of one great body, planted by nature in a mutual love, and fitted for a social life. We must
consider that we were born for the good of the whole. – Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor of the Roman
Emperor Nero

The world is now too dangerous for anything but the truth, too small for anything but brotherhood. –
Stevenson

The opportunity to practice brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being. – Wyman

CARNALITY
Inbred corruption is the worst corruption. “Lord,” said Augustine, “deliver me from my worst enemy, that
wicked man-myself.” – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

When a man who professes to be converted says that he goes into the world and into sin for pleasure, it is
as if an angel went to hell for enjoyment. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

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CAUTION
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye. – Miguel Cervantes Saavedra, (1547-1616) Spanish novelist,
playwright, and poet

The cautious seldom err. – Confucius (551-479 b.c.) Chinese philosopher

CHARACTER
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; When health is lost, something is lost; When character is lost, all is lost!
– Anonymous

Snarling at other folks is not the best way of showing the superior quality of your own character. –
Anonymous

Characters are achieved-not received. They grow out of the substance of a man’s soul. – Anonymous

Character is like bells, which ring out sweet notes, and which, when touched-accidentally even-resound with
sweet music. – Brooks, Phillips (1835-1893), American Episcopal bishop

Grandeur of character lies in force of soul-that is, in the force of thought, moral principles, and love; and
this may be found in the humblest conditions of life. – Channing

You must look into people as well as at them. – Chesterfield

The plain rule is to do nothing in the dark, and to be a party to nothing underhand or mysterious. – Charles
Dickens, (1812-1870) Generally considered England’s greatest novelist

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. – Froude

Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.
– Geikie

Fame is vapor; popularity an accident; riches take wings. Only one thing endures, and that is character. –
Horace Greeley, (1811-1872), American newspaper editor

Every man has three characters – that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
– Karr

The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. –
Macaulay

Be good at the depths of you, and you will discover that those who surround you will be good even to the
same depths. Therein lies a force that has no name; a spiritual rivalry that has no resistance. – Maeterlinck

Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death. – Eleanor Roosevelt

To be worth anything character must be capable of standing firm upon its feet in the world of daily work,
temptation and trial; and able to bear the wear and tear of actual life. Cloistered virtues do not count for
much. – Smiles

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Not education but character is man’s greatest need and man’s greatest safeguard. – Spencer

CHARITY
Charity is a virtue of the heart and not of the hands. – Addison

Charity is a virtue of the heart; not of the hands. – Anonymous

The living need charity more than the dead. – Matthew Arnold, (1822-1888) English poet and literary critic

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American
preacher, editor and orator

No sound out to be heard in the church but the healing voice of Christian charity. – Burke

Better to expose ourselves to ingratitude than fail in assisting the unfortunate. – Du Coeur

There is much truth in the observation that charity eases the conscience of the rich more often than it eases
the condition of the poor. – Flamm

Charity sees the need not the cause. – German Proverb

Charity gives itself rich; covetousness hoards itself poor. – German Proverb

Charity is the spice of riches. – Hebrew Proverb

There can be no greater argument to a man of his own power than to find himself able not only to
accomplish his own desires, but also to assist other men in theirs; and this is that conception wherein
consisteth charity. – Hobbes

As the purse is emptied the heart is filled. – Victor Hugo, (1802-1885) French author of poetry, drama, and
novels

The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.
– Hutton

We have made the slogan “Charity begins at home” a part of our religion-although it...is directly contrary
to the story of the Good Samaritan. Charity begins where the need is greatest and the crisis is most
dangerous. – Laubach

Justice forbids us to use slander or libel. Charity goes still further: it orders us to defend absent persons
against slander or libel. – L’Etoile

Charity is never lost: it may meet with ingratitude, or be of no service to those on whom it was bestowed,
yet it ever does a work of beauty and grace upon the heart of the giver. – Middleton

Charity is a naked child, giving honey to a bee without wings. – Quarles

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The charitable give out at the door, and God puts in at the window. – Ray

True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense. – Swedenborg

He who has never denied himself for the sake of giving, has but glanced at the joys of charity. – Swetchine

I hate nobody; I am in charity with the world. – Swift

Loving-kindness is greater than laws; and the charities of life are more than all ceremonies. – The Talmud

I rather think there is an immense shortage of Christian charity among so-called Christians. – Truman

I do not give lectures or a little charity, when I give I give myself. – Whitman

CHEERFULNESS
There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the bright side of things. – Anonymous

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – Barrie

People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy. – Butler

He who sings frightens away his ills. – Miguel Cervantes Saavedra, (1547-1616) Spanish novelist,
playwright, and poet

You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that
pleasure on others. – Child

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except the fact that they
are so-a good reason, no doubt. – Inge

I am not bound to make the world go right, but only to discover and to do, with cheerful heart, the work that
God appoints. – Ingelow

We ought to be as cheerful as we can, if only because to be happy ourselves is a most effectual contribution
to the happiness of others. – Lubbock

Happiness adds and multiplies as we divide it with others. – Nielen

The highest wisdom and the highest genius have been invariably accompanied with cheerfulness. We have
sufficient proofs on record that Shakespeare and Socrates were the most festive companions. – Peacock

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without
producing it. – Shaw

Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly. – Sheldon

A happy man or woman is a radiant focus of good will, and their entrance into a room is as though another
candle had been lighted. – Robert Louis Stevenson

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If good people would but make their goodness agreeable, and smile instead of frowning in their virtue, how
many would they win to the good cause. – Usher

A careless song, with a little nonsense now and then, does not misbecome the monarch. – Walpole

CHILDREN
Words of praise, indeed, are almost as necessary to warm a child into congenial life as acts of kindness and
affection. Judicious praise is to children what sun is to flowers. – Bovee

Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good
affections grow. – Bray

Teach your child to hold his tongue, He’ll learn fast enough to speak. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One
of America’s Founding Fathers

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. – Hulbert

Children have more need of models than of critics. – Joseph Joubert

I would rather plant one living truth in the heart of a child that will multiply through the ages than scatter
a thousand brilliant conceits before a great audience that will flash like sparks for an instant and like sparks
disappear forever. – Pell

The wildest colts make the best horses. – Plutarch

It is the highest wisdom to pray for our children that while they are young their hearts may be given to the
Savior. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

A parent should never make distinctions between his children. – The Talmud

Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility. – Wiggin

The potential of a child is the most intriguing thing in all creation. – Wilbur

CHRIST
All my theology is reduced to this narrow compass-Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. –
Alexander

The death of Christ did not terminate but did germinate his work. – Anonymous

Nothing will do except righteousness; and no other conception of righteousness will do except Christ’s
conception of it. – Matthew Arnold, (1822-1888) English poet and literary critic

Christ is not valued at all unless he be valued above all. – Augustine of Hippo (354-430) Christian
theologian

God be thanked for that good and perfect gift, the gift unspeakable; His life, His love, His very self in Christ

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Jesus. – Babcock

The name of Christ-the one great word-well worth all the languages in earth or heaven. – Bailey

If revelation is by the Word alone, then Christ lived for nothing, and the Word was made flesh in vain. –
Baillie

If Christ is not divine, every impulse of the Christian world falls to a lower octave, and light and love and
hope decline. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

A man who can read the New Testament and not see that Christ claims to be more than a man, can look all
over the sky at high noon on a cloudless day and not see the sun. – William Edward Biederwolf, (1867-1939)
American Bible teacher, Pastor.

Man of Sorrows! what a name


For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim!
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
-Philip Paul Bliss (1838-1876) American gospel hymn-writer, singer, and composer

Feed on Christ, and then go and live your life, and it is Christ in you that lives your life, that helps the poor,
that tells the truth, that fights the battle, and that wins the crown. – Brooks, Phillips (1835-1893), American
Episcopal bishop

Never does human nature see so courageous and so wicked all at once as when we stand before the cross
of Jesus! The most enthusiastic hopes, the most profound humiliation, have found their inspiration there.
– Brooks, Phillips (1835-1893), American Episcopal bishop

Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity. – Brooks, Phillips (1835-1893),
American Episcopal bishop

In Jesus I see the picture of the kind of man I know I ought to be. – Brown

To become Christlike is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every
ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain. – Henry Drummond (1851-1897), scientist,
evangelist, & author

The dying Jesus is the evidence of God’s anger toward sin; but the living Jesus is the proof of God’s love
and forgiveness. – Eifert

Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self. – St. Francis of
Assisi (1182-1226), Founder of the Franciscan Order

I love and venerate the religion of Christ, because Christ came into the world to deliver humanity from
slavery, for which God had not created it. – Garibaldi

Jesus understood the individual, and had time for him. – Glover

The strange thing about Jesus is that you can never get away from him. – Japanese student

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The most destructive criticism has not been able to dethrone Christ as the incarnation of perfect holiness.
The waves of a tossing and restless sea of unbelief break at His feet, and he stands still the supreme model,
the inspiration of great souls, the rest of the weary, the fragrance of all Christendom, the one divine flower
in the garden of God. – Johnson

Thou hast conquered, Galilean. – Julian the Apostate

Today the greatest single deterrent to knowledge of Jesus is his familiarity. Because we think we know him,
we pass him by. – Kirkland

If Christians had ever been brave enough to make Christ alive, nobody would now be saying that Christianity
is dead. – Kirkland

Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry. – Luther

He did not come to conquer by force of armies and physical weapons but by love planted in the hearts of
individuals. – Melton

To the wisdom of the perfect teacher in Jesus was added the love of the perfect brother. – Murry

If Christ comes to rule in the hearts of men, it will be because we take him with us on the tractor, behind the
desk, when we’re making a sale to a customer, or when we’re driving on the road. – Nunn

They gave him a manger for a cradle, a carpenter’s bench for a pulpit, thorns for a crown, and a cross for
a throne. He took them and made them the very glory of his career. – Orchard

No other one thing has ever been such a power for the moral transformation of life as the experience of
falling in love with Jesus. – Pratt

Jesus was the greatest religious genius that ever lived. His beauty is eternal, and his reign shall never end.
Jesus is in every respect unique, and nothing can be compared with him. – Renan

Of myself I can only say that I am an unprofitable servant; but I serve a good Master. – Rothe

Christ has outlasted the empire that crucified Him nineteen centuries ago. He will outlast the dictators who
defy him now. – Sockman

He was himself forsaken that none of his children might ever need to utter his cry of loneliness. – Vincient

In darkness there is no choice. It is light that enables us the see the differences between things; and it is
Christ that gives us light. – Whitmell

CHRISTIAN
In order to see Christianity, one must forget almost all the Christians. – Henri Frédéric Amiel. (1821-1881),
Swiss writer of French language

If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere. – Henry Ward

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Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

The Scriptures give four names to Christians-saints, for their holiness; believers, for their faith; brethren,
for their love; disciples for their knowledge. – Andrew Fuller

The world needs more than policy. It needs healing and practical instruction and an appreciation of other
people, which is the essence of applied Christianity. – Hays

The Christianity that is shared is the Christianity that is convincing. – Hough

The measure of a Christian is not in the height of his grasp but in the depth of his love. – Jordan

Many of us who profess to be Christians are so busy with the mechanics of our religion that we have no time
left for the spiritual part of it. – Martin

A church membership does not make a Christian any more than owning a piano make a musician. – Meador

To be like Christ is to be a Christian. – Penn

In the ethic of Christianity, it is the relation of the soul to God that is important, not the relation of man to
his fellow man. – Russell

Many Christians are like chestnuts-very pleasant nuts, but enclosed in very prickly burrs, which need various
dealings of Nature and her grip of frost before the kernel is disclosed. – Smith

A child of God should be a visible beatitude for joy and happiness, and a living doxology for gratitude and
adoration. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

There are many in the Church as well as out of it who need to learn that Christianity is neither a creed nor
a ceremonial, but a life vitally connected with a loving Christ. – Strong

Whatever makes men good Christians makes them good citizens. – Webster

CHURCH
This was posted on a Bronx, New York, church bulletin board: “Do come in-Trespassers will be forgiven.”
– Anonymous

There is in this world nothing sacred but man, no sanctuary of God but the soul. – Anonymous

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of
imperfect ones. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

Unless there are people who are responding to the love of God as revealed in Christ and so are worshiping
Him, the Church is not very important. – Blake

The living Church, though never neat, keeps God’s world from complete disaster. – Macleod

The Christian church is a society of sinners. It is the only society in the world, membership in which is based

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upon the single qualification that the candidate shall be unworthy of membership. – Morrison

The great sin of the church is to be so interested in serving those within it that it cannot serve the needs of
those without. – Rasmussen

We don’t go to church; we are the church. – Southcott

Churches: Soulariums. – Thomajan

To some people religious freedom means the choice of churches, which they may stay away from. – York
trade Compositor

CLERGYMAN
I do not envy a clergyman’s life as an easy life, nor do I envy the clergyman who makes it an easy life. –
Samuel Johnson

The defects of a preacher are soon spied. – Luther

COMFORT
Of all created comforts, God is the lender; you are the borrower, not the owner. – Rutherford

COMMITMENT
I have now concentrated all my prayers into one, and that one prayer is this, that I may die to self, and live
wholly to him. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Be dogmatically true, obstinately holy, immovably honest, desperately kind, fixedly upright. – Charles H.
Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

COMMON SENSE
Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education. – Victor Hugo, (1802-1885) French author of
poetry, drama, and novels

Common sense is in spite of, not because of age. – Lord Thurlow

COMMUNITY
No man is an island. – Daonne

We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest.
– Hamerton

Society is built upon trust. – South

COMPENSATION
The prickly thorn often bears soft roses. – Ovid (43-18 B.C.) Greek poet

Merciful Father, I will not complain. I know that the sunshine shall follow the rain. – Miller

COMPLAINING

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Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy. – Benjamin Franklin,
(1706-1790) One of America’s Founding Fathers

CONDUCT
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
– Anonymous

The only correct actions are those which require no explanation and no apology. – Auerbach

True politeness is perfect ease and freedom. It simply consists in treating others just as you love to be
treated. – Lord Chesterfield

A man can never be a true gentleman in manner until he is a true gentleman at heart. – Charles Dickens,
(1812-1870) Generally considered England’s greatest novelist

Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practices in our social conversations,
give greater charm to the character than the display of great talents and accomplishments. – Kelly

Life is not so short but that there is always room for courtesy. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)
American poet and essayist

Even power itself hath not one-half the might of gentleness. – Hunt

Good manners are the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest
people uneasy is the best bred. – Swift

We can not always oblige, but we can always speak obligingly. – Voltaire (1694 - 1778) French author,
humanist, rationalist, & satirist

CONFESSION
It does not spoil you happiness to confess your sin. The unhappiness is in not making the confession. –
Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

CONFIDENCE
Believe in yourself and you will turn more of yourself into practical use. – Anonymous

How calmly may we commit ourselves to the hands of Him who bears up the world. – Richter

Look at that beautiful butterfly and learn from it to trust in God. One might wonder where it could live in
tempestuous nights, in the whirlwind, or in the stormy day; but I have noticed it is safe and dry under the
broad leaf while rivers have been flooded and the mountain oaks torn up from their roots. – J. Taylor

CONSCIENCE
A bad conscience embitters the sweetest comforts; a good one sweetens the bitterest crosses. – Anonymous

To enter into the world and there live firmly and fearlessly according to your own conscience, that is
Christian greatness. – Anonymous

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A sleeping pill will never take the place of a clear conscience. – Cantor

A good conscience is a continual Christmas. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of America’s Founding
Fathers

There is always a voice saying the right thing to you somewhere, if you’ll only listen for it. – Hughes

Every man, however good has a yet better man within him. When the outer man is unfaithful to his deeper
convictions, the hidden man whispers a protest. The name of this whisper in the soul is conscience. –
Humboldt

He will easily be content and at peace whose conscience is pure. – Kempis

Conscience is a sacred sanctuary where God alone may enter as judge. – Lamennais

Conscience is a walkie-talkie set by which God speaks to us. – Metcalf

Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body. – Jean Jacques Rousseau,
(1712-1778) Swiss-born French author and philosopher

Live with men as if God saw you; converse with God as if men heard you. – Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor
of the Roman Emperor Nero

There is no witness so terrible-no accuser so powerful as conscience. – Sophocles (496-405 B.C.) Greek
dramatist

He was a fool who killed the watchdog because it alarmed him when thieves were breaking into his house.
If conscience upbraids you, feel its rebuke. It is your best friend. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English
Baptist preacher

Conscience warns us as a friend before it punishes us as a judge. – Stanislaus

There is a difference between him who does no misdeeds because of his own conscience and him who is
kept from wrongdoing because of the presence of others. – The Talmud

CONSECRATION
The consecrated, one-talent man or woman has promise of a larger influence than any intellectual genius that
has not met the Master. – Zwemer

CONTENTMENT
True contentment is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. – Chesterton

Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another. – Condorcet

You can within yourself find a mighty, unexplored kingdom in which you can dwell in peace if you will.
– Conwell

There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed. – Gandhi

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Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness. –
William Ewart Gladstone, (1809-1898) British statesmen

Blessed is the man who can enjoy the small things, the common beauties, the little day-by-day events;
sunshine on the fields, birds on the bough, breakfast, dinner, supper, the daily paper on the porch, a friend
passing by. So many people who go afield for enjoyment leave it behind them at home. – Grayson

Those who want much, are always much in need; happy the man to whom God gives with a sparing hand
what is sufficient for his wants. – Horace (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet

It is right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are. – Mackintosh

He is well paid that is well satisfied. – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and poet

You say, “If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.” You make a mistake. If you are not content with
what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English
Baptist preacher

A man’s contentment is in his mind, not in the extent of his possessions. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
English Baptist preacher

CONVERSATION
Silence is one great art of conversation. – Hazlitt

The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.
– Temple

CONVERSION
O Lord, convert the world – and begin with me. – A Chinese student’s prayer

Conversion is but the first step in the divine life. – As long as we live we should more and more be turning
from all that is evil, and to all that is good. – Edwards

Conversion is separating ourselves from the course and custom of this world, and devoting ourselves to the
conduct of the word of God. – Henry

Walk by new rules, towards new ends, from new principles. Make a new choice of the way. Choose new
paths to walk in, new leaders to walk after, new companions to walk with. Old things should pass away, and
all things become new. The man is what he was not, does what he did not. – Henry

COURAGE
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live. – Conte Vittorio Alfieri, 1749-1803, Italian poet

COURTESY
To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue. – French Proverb

Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)

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American poet and essayist

COVETOUSNESS
The man who covets is always poor. – Claudian

Though the home is a palace, yet to a discontented mind it is a prison. – Henry

Those that will not be content with their allotments shall not have the comfort of their achievements. –
Henry

CRITICISM
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. – Benjamin Disraeli, (1804-1881) British statesman

If we can prove ourselves to God in all we do in religion and do it as before the Lord, we need not value the
censures and reproaches of men. – Henry

In judging and censuring our brethren, we meddle with that which does not belong to us: we have work
enough to do at home; and, if we must needs be judging, let us exercise our faculty upon our own hearts and
ways. – Henry

CROSS
The cross is <I’ crossed out. – Anonymous

The cross is the only ladder high enough to touch Heaven’s threshold. – Boardman

The cross is the ladder to heaven. – Draxe

In some strange and mystical way, Calvary is in the geography of the infinite, and the crucifixion is in the
calendar of the timeless. – Hughes

To remember Jesus is to remember first of all his Cross. – John Knox, (1514-1572) Scottish reformer of the
Church of Scotland

Shall we for a moment boast in that flesh which He condemned by the Cross? – Samuel Ridout (1855-1930)
American Bible teacher and editor

No scene in sacred history ever gladdens the soul like the scene on Calvary. Nowhere does the soul find such
consolation as on that very spot where misery reigned, where woe triumphed, where agony reached its
climax. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Nothing provokes the devil like the cross. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

The Cross of Christ must be either the darkest spot of all in the mystery of existence or a searchlight by the
aid of which we may penetrate the surrounding gloom. – Streeter

Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to Thy Cross I cling. – Toplady

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is

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crucified unto me, and I unto the world. – Galatians 6:14

When I survey the wondrous cross


On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride.
-Isaac Watts (1674-1748) Independent minister, hymn-writer

DEATH
Death is the opening of a more subtle life. In the flower, it sets free the perfume; in the chrysalis, the
butterfly; in man the soul. – Adam

Some die without having really lived, while others continue to live, in spite of the fact that they have died.
– Anonymous

Death and Love are two wings, which bear men from earth to Heaven. – Anonymous

Death to the Christian is the funeral of all his sorrows and evils, and the resurrection of all his joys. – John
Hill Aughey (1828-1911), American Presbyterian Clergyman & author

The fear of death is worse than death. – Burton

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. – Campbell

This world is the land of the dying; the next is the land of the living. – Tryon Edwards

Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life. – Frohman

Those are dead even for this life that hope for no other.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German
novelist, poet, & scientist

We are but tenants and...shortly the great Landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired. – Thomas
Jefferson (1743-1826), author, historian, philosopher, & educator

We picture death as coming to destroy; let us rather picture Christ as coming to save. We think of death as
ending; let us rather think of life as beginning and that more abundantly. We think of losing; let us think of
gaining. We think of parting, let us think of meeting. We think of going away; let us think of arriving. And
as the voice of death whispers “You must go from earth,” let us hear the voice of Christ saying, “You are
but coming to Me!” – Macleod

We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning.
-Manilus

Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last final awakening. – Scott

Depend upon it, there is no pain in dying. The pain is in living. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English
Baptist preacher

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Men have been helped to live by remembering that they must die. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
English Baptist preacher

Death cures; it is the best medicine, for they who die are not only almost well, but also healed forever. –
Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

It is the very joy of this earthly life to think that it will come to an end. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
English Baptist preacher

It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been
designed by Providence as an evil to mankind. – Swift

God’s finger touched him, and he slept. – Alfred Tennyson, (1809-1892) British poet

DEEDS
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. – Chesterfield

Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue. – Garibaldi

DEMOCRACY
When everybody is somebody, then nobody is anybody. – Anonymous

Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. – Harry
Emerson Fosdick, (1878 - 1969) American Clergyman

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people. – Abraham Lincoln, (1809-1865)
Sixteenth President of the United States

DESIRE
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One
of America’s Founding Fathers

DESPAIR
Despair is the conclusion of fools. – Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881) British politician

With heights of joy in serving my Master I am happily familiar. But into the very depths of despair-such an
inward sinking, as I cannot describe-I have likewise sunk. Yet I do know that my Redeemer lives, that the
battle is sure, that the victory is safe. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

DESTINY
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be
achieved. – Bryan

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. – Elliot

DEVIL
The devil’s most devilish when respectable. – Browning

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The devil has at least one good quality that he will flee if we resist him. – Though cowardly in him, it is
safety for us. – Edwards

Speak the truth and shame the Devil. – Rabelais

I often laugh at Satan, and there is nothing that makes him so angry as when I attack him to his face, and tell
him that through God I am more than a match for him. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

He can make men dance upon the brink of hell as though they were on the verge of heaven. – Charles H.
Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

DEVOTION
A man’s religion is his ultimate attempt to enlarge and complete his own personality by finding the supreme
context in which he rightly belongs. – Allport

Ten minutes spent in Christ’s society ever day, aye, two minutes, if it were face to face and heart to heart,
will make the whole life different. – Henry Drummond (1851-1897), scientist, evangelist, & author

It is only in contemplative moments that life is truly vital. – Santayana

When God intended to reveal any future events or high notions to His prophets, he then carried them either
to the deserts or the seashore, that having so separated them from amidst the press of people and business,
and the cares of the world, He might settle their mind in a quiet repose, and there make them fit for
revelation. – Walton

The mark of a saint is not perfection, but consecration. A saint is not a man without faults, but a man who
has given himself without reserve to God. – Westcott

DIFFICULTY
The best way out of a difficulty is through it. – Anonymous

The three things most difficult are – to keep a secret, to forget an injury, and to make good use of leisure.
– Chilo

Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to
obtain the other. – Metastasio

DISAPPOINTMENT
Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air. – Schiller

DISCONTENT
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress in individuals and in nations. – Auerbach

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. – Charles H.
Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

DISCRETION

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Speak as little as may be of thy neighbor or of anything that concerns him, unless an opportunity offers to
say something good of him. – Scupoli

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake, as by never repeating it. – Bovee

DISPLAY
Display is like shallow water, where you can see the muddy bottom. – Karr

DOUBT
Doubters invert the metaphor and insist that they need faith as big as a mountain in order to move a mustard
seed. – Anonymous

Every step toward Christ kills a doubt. Every thought, word, and deed for Him carries you away from
discouragement. – Culver

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as
possible, all things. – Descartes

The sun, with all those planets moving round it, can ripen the smallest bunch of grapes as if it had nothing
else to do. Why then should I doubt His power? – Galileo

Why didn’t someone tell me that I could become a Christian and settle the doubts afterward? – Harper

Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt, and cling to Faith beyond the forms of Faith. – Alfred Tennyson,
(1809-1892) British poet

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. – William
Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and poet

DRINK
Water is the only drink for a wise man. – Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862) American essayist, naturalist,
and lecturer

DUTY
Happy is the man who has learned to do this one thing: To do the plain duty of the moment quickly and
cheerfully, whatever it may be. – Anonymous

In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty. – Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
Christian theologian

Duty done is the soul’s fireside. – Browning

Our grand business is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies closely at hand. – Thomas
Carlyle, (1795-1881) Scottish author

Keep us, Lord, so awake in the duties of our callings that we may sleep in thy peace and wake in thy glory.
– Donne

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The reward of one duty is the power to fulfil another. – Eliot

Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we
understand it. – Abraham Lincoln, (1809-1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

Let men laugh, if they will when you sacrifice desire to duty. You have time and eternity to rejoice in. –
Parker

Every duty, which we omit, obscures some truth, which we should have known. – John Ruskin, (1819-1900)
English critic of the arts social reformer

EARNESTNESS
Vigor is contagious; and whatever makes us either think or feel strongly adds to our power and enlarges our
field of action. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet and essayist

EATING
Thou shouldest eat to live; not live to eat. –Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and philosopher

ECONOMY
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of
America’s Founding Fathers

EDUCATION
Education is nothing if it is not the methodical creation of the habit of thinking. – SIMNET

The best and most important part of every man’s education is that which he gives himself. – Gibbon

Knowledge and timber shouldn’t be used until they are seasoned. – Oliver W. Holmes

It would be better to abandon our over-rapid development of the intellect and to aim rather at training the
heart and the affections. – Victor Hugo, (1802-1885) French author of poetry, drama, and novels

The educated man is the one who refuses to view the world from the steeple of his own church. – Missionary
Tidings

Some people never learn anything because they understand everything too soon. – Alexander Pope

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of idea. – Santayana

EGOTISM
Do you wish men to speak well of you? Then never speak well of yourself. – Pascal

EMULATION
It’s no shame to follow the better precedent. – Johnson

ENEMY
Man is his own worst enemy. –Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and philosopher

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ENTHUSIASM
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet
and essayist

ENVY
As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man. – St. Chrysostoma

When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad. – Tacitus

EQUALITY
Let’s go hand in hand, not one before another. – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and
poet

Equal rights for all, special privileges for none. – Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), author, historian,
philosopher, & educator

ERROR
There will be mistakes in divinity while men preach, and errors in government while men govern. – Carleton

The cautious seldom err. – Confucius (551-479 B.C.) Chinese philosopher

Nature does not require that we be perfect; it requires only that we grow, and we can do this as well from
a mistake as from a success. – May

To err is human, to forgive divine. – Pope

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. – Sorus

ETERNITY
The whole purpose of life in time is to gain merit for life in eternity. – Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
Christian theologian

The created world is but a small parenthesis in eternity. – Browne

He who has no vision of eternity has no hold on time. – Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881) Scottish author

Eternity looks grander and kinder if time grows meaner and more hostile. – Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881)
Scottish author

Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now. –
Gilman

Every natural longing has its natural satisfaction. If we thirst, God has created liquids to gratify thirst. If we
are susceptible of attachment, there are beings to gratify the love. If we thirst for life and love eternal, it is
likely that there are an eternal life and an eternal love to satisfy that craving. – Robertson

Learn to hold loosely all that is not eternal. – Ryden

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That only is worth my having which I can have forever. That only is worth my grasping which death cannot
tear out of my hand. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

EVIL
To be free from evil thoughts is God’s best gift. – Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Athenian tragic dramatist

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. – Burke

We are no more responsible for the evil thoughts that pass through our minds than a scarecrow for the birds
that fly over the seedpod, he has to guard. The sole responsibility in each case is to prevent them from
settling. – Collins

Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content that there is evil, and that there is a way
to escape from it, and with this I begin and end. – John Newton (1725-1807) English evangelical minister
and hymn-writer

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. – Pascal

Evil often triumphs, but never conquers. – Roux

Multitudes think they like to do evil; yet no man ever really enjoyed doing evil since God made the world.
– John Ruskin, (1819-1900) English critic of the arts social reformer

There are times when it would seem as if God fished with a line, and the devil with a net. – Switching

Evil is an antagonism with the entire creation. – Zschokke

EXAMPLE
If you want your neighbor to see what the Christ spirit will do for him, let him see what it has done for you.
– Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of
America’s Founding Fathers

One example is worth a thousand arguments. – William Ewart Gladstone, (1809-1898) British statesmen

No man is so insignificant as to be sure his example can do no hurt. – Hyde

Nobody will know what you mean by saying that God is love unless you act it as well. – Jacks

Children have more need of models than of critics. – Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), French philosopher

Nothing is so infectious as example. – Kingsley

EXCUSE
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded. – Pope

EXPECTATION

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Everything comes if a man will only wait. – Benjamin Disraeli, (1804-1881) British statesman

Blessed are those that naught expect, For they shall not be disappointed. – Walcot

EXPERIENCE
There is many a profitable good lesson to be learned by experience. – Henry

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do by finding out
what will not do; and probably he who never made. a mistake never made. a discovery. – Samuel Smiles

Is there any one so wise as to learn by the experience of others? – Voltaire (1694 - 1778) French author,
humanist, rationalist, & satirist

EYES
The eyes believe themselves; the ears believe other people. – German Proverb

FAILURE
Failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough. – Bovee

He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts. – Whately

FAITH
Faith is kept alive in us, and gathers strength, more from practice than from speculations. – Addison

Without faith, we are as stained glass windows in the dark. – Anonymous

There are no miracles to men who do not believe in them. – Anonymous

It is not faith and works; it is not faith or works; it is faith that works. – Anonymous

For what is faith unless it is to believe what you do not see? – Augustine of Hippo (354-430) Christian
theologian

On the whole, more people are cheated by believing nothing than by believing too much. – Barnum

If the way be rough with thorns and stones, may faith provide. a balm to soothe your weary, bleeding feet
and fill your soul with calm. – Carruth

All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who
doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede. great actions. – Clarke

Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see. – Clarke

To me, faith means not worrying. – Dewey

All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all that I have not seen.
-Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet and essayist

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Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but taking God at his word. – Evans

Unless there is within us that which is above us, we shall soon yield to that which is about us. – Forsyth

It is cynicism and fear that freeze life; it is faith that thaws it out, releases it, sets it free. – Harry Emerson
Fosdick, (1878 - 1969) American Clergyman

Faith is an act of rational choice which determines us to act as if certain things were true and in the confident
expectation that they will prove to be true. – Inge

There is no great future for any people whose faith has burned out. – Jones

Dark as my path may seem to others, I carry a magic light in my heart. Faith, the spiritual strong searchlight
illumines the way, and although sinister doubts lurk in the shadow, I walk unafraid toward the Enchanted
Wood where the foliage is always green, where joy abides, where nightingales nest and sing, and where life
and death are one in the presence of the Lord. – Keller

Browning speaks of “grasping the skirts of God,” but no man ever grasped the skirts of God by knowledge
alone. Knowledge may have raised his arm, but faith moved his fingers and closed them in deathless grip.
– Lawton

A little faith will bring your soul to heaven, but a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul. – Dwight L.
Moody (1837-1899) American evangelist

The truly religious man does everything as if everything depended upon himself, and then leaves everything
as if everything depended on God. – Parker

The faith that saves is the total response of the whole self tot he will of God. It is the response of the mind
in belief, the heart in trust, the will in conduct. It is to accept the fact that God goes all out for us, and then
to be willing to go all out for God. – Redhead

Faith can place a candle in the darkest night. – Sangster

Faith is like love; it cannot be forced. – Schopenhauer

Little faith will bring your soul to heaven; great faith will bring heaven to your soul. – Charles H. Spurgeon
(1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Faith, mighty faith the promise sees and rests on that alone; Laughs at impossibilities, And says it shall be
done – Wesley

FALSEHOOD
There is no such thing as white lies; a lie is as black as a coal pit, and twice as foul. – Henry Ward Beecher,
(1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

FAME
It’s better to live forever in the grateful memory of one true heart, than to float for a little hour on the highest
crest of fame. – Albertson

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Do good and leave behind you a monument of virtue that the storm of life can never destroy. Write your
name in kindness, love and mercy on the hearts of thousands you come in contact with year after year; you
will never be forgotten. No, your name, your deeds will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind as the
stars on the bow of the evening. Good deeds will shine as the stars of heaven. – Chalmers

No other fame can be compared with that of Jesus. He has a place in the human heart that no one who ever
lived has in any measure rivaled. No name is pronounced with a tone of such love and veneration. All other
laurels wither before His. His are ever kept fresh with tears of gratitude. – Channing

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth
writing. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of America’s Founding Fathers

The truly illustrious are they who do not court the praise of the world, but perform the actions which deserve
it. – Tilton

FATE
We make our fortunes and we call them fate. – Benjamin Disraeli, (1804-1881) British statesman

FAULT
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. – Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881) Scottish
author

FAVOR
That man is worthless who knows how to receive a favor, but not how to return one. – Plautus

FEAR
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. – Aristotle

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. – F.D. Roosevelt

Fear actually is related to love, as are all passions. Love is an attraction for an object; fear is flight from it.
– Sheen

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. – Van Dyke

FELLOWSHIP
Open the door of the heart; let in sympathy sweet for stranger and kin. It will make the halls of the heart so
fair, that angels will enter unaware. – Anonymous

People need other people as a performer needs an audience. People need to know that other people are
depending upon them, waiting for them, pulling with them. People need people who believe in them, trust
them, and expect much of them. – Evans

As I look around me, I seem to find that the one thing which deepens life, which gives it resonance, which
brings it great joy, is the putting of one’s self outside one’s self into another self or personality. – Overstreet

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. – Shaw

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Make all, within your society, members of the crew and permit no passengers. – Trueblood

The people with whom we travel are much more important than the place to which we travel. – Wright

FORBEARANCE
We anticipate a time when the love of truth shall have come up to our love of liberty, and men shall be
cordially tolerant and earnest both at once. – Brooks, Phillips (1835-1893), American Episcopal bishop

To bear injuries, or annoying and vexatious events, meekly, patiently, prayerfully, and with self-control, is
more than taking a city. – Simmons

It is a noble and great thing to cover the blemishes and excuse the failings of a friend; to draw a curtain
before his stains, and to display his perfection; to bury his weaknesses in silence, but to proclaim his virtues
on the housetop. – Smith

Cultivate forbearance till your heart yields a fine crop of it. Pray for a short memory as to all unkindness.
– Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

FORGIVENESS
He who forgives ends the quarrel. – African Proverb

Every person should have a special cemetery lot in which to bury the faults of friends and loved ones. –
Anonymous

The best way to get even is to forget. – Anonymous

The habit of judging and condemning others is usually a great deal more serious blemish than are the things
we so glibly point out as flaws or faults. – Anonymous

They, who forgive most, shall be most forgiven. – Bailey

“I can forgive, but I cannot forget,” is only another way of saying, “I cannot forgive.” – Henry Ward
Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

Life has taught me to forgive much, but to seek forgiveness still more. – Bismarck

Good, to forget; Best to forgive. – Browning

Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge, and dares to forgive an
injury. – Chapin

Little vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving
their enemies. – Lord Chesterfield

They never pardon who commit the wrong. – Dryden

His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong. – Emerson,

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Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet and essayist

The noblest revenge is to forgive. – Fuller

He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach
heaven; for every one has need to be forgiven. – Herbert

In the sphere of forgiveness, too many hatchets are buried alive. – Hubbard

Forgiving the unrepentant is like drawing pictures on the water. – Japanese Proverb

A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass
away in unnecessary pain. – Johnson

We pardon in the degree that we love. – La Rochefoucauld

He who has not forgiven an enemy has never yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life. – Johann
Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss theologian, and poet

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging one, makes you even with him; forgiving it sets you
above him. – Nylic Review

It is only one step from toleration to forgiveness. – Pinero

To love is human; it is also human to forgive. – Plautus

Good nature and good sense must ever join; to err is human, to forgive, divine. – Plautus

A brave man thinks no one his superior who does him an injury; for he has it then in his power to make
himself superior to the other by forgiving it. – Pope

We win by tenderness; we conquer by forgiveness. – Robertson

The narrow soul knows not the Godlike quality of forgiving. – Rowe

There is a noble forgetfulness-that which does not remember injuries. – Simmons

Pass smoothly over the perverseness of those you have to do with, and go straightforward. It is abundantly
sufficient that you have the testimony of a good conscience toward God. – Wesley

It is manlike to punish but godlike to forgive. – Winter

FORTUNE
Men are seldom blessed with good fortune and good sense at the same time. – Livy

FRIENDSHIP
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of
each other’s worth. – Anonymous

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A friend is a present you give yourself. – Anonymous

They who have loved together have been drawn close; they who have struggled together are forever linked;
but they who have suffered together have known the most sacred bond of all. – Anonymous

Insomuch as any one pushes you nearer to God, he or she is your friend. – Anonymous

The strength and sweetness of friendship depend on sincerity tempered by sympathy. – Anonymous

Friendship is the great opportunity to demonstrate our capacity for lofty and ennobling relationships without
the motive of selfishness. – Appleby

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

Life is sweeter, stronger, fuller, more gracious thing for the friend’s existence, whether he be near or far. If
the friend is close at hand, that is best; but if he is far away he is still there to think of, to wonder about, to
hear from, to write to, to share life and experience with, to serve, to honor, to admire, to love. – Benson

Friendship cannot be permanent unless it becomes spiritual. There must be fellowship in the deepest things
of the soul, community in the highest thoughts, sympathy with the best endeavors. – Black

Friends should be chosen by a higher principle of selection than any worldly one. They should be chosen
for character, for goodness, for truth and trustworthiness, because they have sympathy with us in our best
thoughts and holiest aspirations, because they have community of mind in the things of the soul. – Black

Friendship is the positive and unalterable choice of a person whom we have singled out for qualities that we
most admire. – Bonnard

Friendship is in loving rather than in being loved. – Bridges

It brings comfort to have companions in whatever happens. – Chrysostoma

The whole fruit of friendship is in the love itself, for it is not the advantage, procured through a friend, but
his love itself that gives delight. –Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and philosopher

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends. – Delille

The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet and
essayist

My friends have come unsought. The great God gave them to me. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)
American poet and essayist

It is possible for two people who have wide differences of preference and opinion, of habits, of teaching,
of training, of background and belief to enjoy the company of each other in many ways. Indeed, a diversity
of friendships is one of life’s real enrichments. To learn of the goodness of those who are unlike-their worth,
their sincerity, their good hearts, their good minds, their good company-is rich and rewarding. It is wonderful
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trusted. Such is the meaning of friendship. – Evans

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for. – Home

Blessed are they, who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts. It involves many
things, but above all, the power of going out of one’s self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in
another. – Hughes

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is
at last a drop that makes it run over, so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one that makes the heart run
over. – Johnson

Those are our best friends in whose presence we are able to be our best selves. – Kohler

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. – Fontaine

Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you and you will be surprised what
a happy life you will live. – Schwab

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures. – Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor of the Roman Emperor
Nero

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in continue firm and constant. – Socrates (470-399 B.C.)
Greek philosopher

It is a noble and great thing to cover the blemishes and excuse the failings of a friend; to draw a curtain
before his weaknesses and to display his perfections; to bury his shortcomings in silence but to proclaim his
virtues on the housetop. – South

A friend will be sure to act the part of an advocate before he will assume that of a judge.
-South

A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them. – South

By friendship you mean the greatest love, the greatest usefulness, the most open communication, the noblest
sufferings, the severest truth, the heartiest counsel, and the greatest union of minds of which brave men and
women are capable. – Taylor

Some friendships are made by nature, some by contract, some by interest, and some by souls. – Taylor

Constantly look for a new friend, a truly first-class person, one who has the courage to criticize, to demand
your best self, a person who has different interests and different beliefs from yours, a friend for whom you
can render a constructive service. Devote energy toward making such friends. Retain them, never let them
go, and continue making new friends until you die. – Terhune

In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then recognition of


interdependence. – Van Dyke

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FUTURE
When all else is lost, the future still remains. – Bovee

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. – Albert Einstein (1879-1955) American (German-born)
physicist

I desire no future that will break the ties of the past. – Eliot

The future that we study and plan for begins today. – Fischer

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. – Luther

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable. – Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor of the Roman
Emperor Nero

All that we have learned, felt, and thought, all our experience from birth to now; all the love that nourished
us at other times, all the yearnings rooted in our spirits-all these are with us as we move into the unknown
way. – Thurman

GENEROSITY
Men might be better if we better deemed of them. The worst way to improve the world is to condemn it. –
Bailey

When a man does a noble act, date him from that. Forget his faults. Let his noble act be the standpoint from
which you regard him. – Bellows

We should be as generous with a man as we are with a picture, which we are always willing to give the
benefit of the best light. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet and essayist

He, who is not liberal with what he has, does but deceive himself when he thinks he would be liberal if he
had more. – Tulner

GENIUS
A woman must be a genius to create a good husband. – Balzac

Genius is only great patience. – Buffon

GIFTS, GIVING
It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving. – Braunstein

It is not an accident that seventeen of the thirty-six parables of our Lord had to do with property and
stewardship. – Dawson

Christian giving is God’s divine plan to make us like Himself; it reveals our religion and bares our souls;
it is prophetic and has to do with the inner sensitiveness and gives a keener vision to His work and plans.
– Denison

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hoarding; we are channels made for sharing. – Graham

Give what you have. To someone it may be better than you dare to think. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
(1807-1882) American poet and translator

Giving is most blessed and most acceptable when the donor remains completely anonymous. – Maimonides

All we can hold in our cold dead hands is what we have given away. – Sanskrit Proverb

Giving is the secret of a healthy life. Not necessarily money, but whatever a man has of encouragement and
sympathy and understanding. – J.D. Rockefeller, Jr.

You do not have to be rich to be generous. If he has the spirit of true generosity, a pauper can give like a
prince. – Wells

GOD
Fear that man who fears not God. – Abdl-el-Kader

Man thinks, God directs. – Alcuin

If God loved you as much as you love him, where would you be? – Anonymous

When God measures a man, he puts the tape around the heart not the head. – Anonymous

May we not worry but believe in Thee, our Great Parent. – Bunjiro

Come near to God. He is your friend. – Bunjiro

God keeps up a continual conversation with every creature. – Claudel

God’s love for poor sinners is very wonderful, but God’s patience with ill-natured saints is a deeper mystery.
– Henry Drummond (1851-1897), scientist, evangelist, & author

God has a thousand ways where I can see not one; when all my means have reached their end then His have
just begun. – Guyot

Adore God as if you could see Him; for although you cannot see Him, He can see you. – Hadith (Muslim)

Call on God, but row away from the rocks. – Indian Proverb

The remarkable thing about the way in which people talk about God, or about their relation to God, is that
it seems to escape them completely that God hears what they are saying. – Soren Kierkegaard, (1813-1855)
Danish philosopher and religious thinker

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great
God who made him. – Abraham Lincoln, (1809-1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

God doesn’t always smooth the path, but sometimes he puts springs in the wagon. – Lucas

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I find that doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans. – Macdonald

Live near to God, and so all things will appear to you little in comparison with eternal realities. – McCheyne

Each of us may be sure that if God sends us on stony paths, He will provide us with strong shoes. He will
not send us out on any journey for which he does not equip us well. – Mediggo Message

Belief of God is acceptance of the basic principle that the universe makes sense, that there is behind it an
ultimate purpose. – Miller

The world is God’s epistle to mankind-his thoughts are flashing upon us from every direction. – Plato (427?-
347 B.C.) Ancient Greek philosopher

God could have kept Daniel out of the lion’s den...He could have kept Paul and Silas out of jail-He could
have kept the three Hebrew children out of the fiery furnace...But God has never promised to keep us out
of hard places...What he has promised is to go with us through every hard place, and to bring us through
victoriously. – Rosell

God often visits us, but most of the time we are not at home. – Roux

When God shuts a door, He opens a window. – John Ruskin, (1819-1900) English critic of the arts social
reformer

Our ground of hope is that God does not weary of mankind. – Sockman

In the days of my youth I remembered my God and he hath not forgotten my age. – Robert Southey
(1774-1843), English poet

In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his
gift to all alike. – Stowe

I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help him. I ended up by asking him to do his work
through me. – Taylor

Reach up as far as you can, and God will reach down all the way. – Vincent

He who sincerely praises God will soon discover within his soul an inclination to praise goodness in his
fellow man. – Wilson

GOOD-HUMOR
Good-humor makes all things tolerable. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and
orator

GOODNESS
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and
without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing. – Francis Bacon, (1561-1626) English statesman
and philosopher of science

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Goodness consists not in the outward things we do, but in the inward thing we are. – To be good is the great
thing. – Chapin

True goodness springs from a man’s own heart. – Confucius (551-479 b.C.) Chinese philosopher

When good men die their goodness does not perish, but lives though they are gone. – Euripides

I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790)
One of America’s Founding Fathers

Goodness is love in action, love with its hand to the plow, love with the burden on its back, love following
his footsteps who went about continually doing good. – Hamilton

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident. – Lamb

No amount of good deeds can make us good persons. We must be good before we can do good. –
Pennington

It is only great souls that know how much glory there is in being good. – Sophocles (496-405 B.C.) Greek
dramatist

He that is a good man is three quarters of his way toward the being a good Christian, wheresoever he lives,
or whatsoever he is called. – South

The heart of a good man is the sanctuary of God. – Stael

GOSPEL
The Gospel is open to all; the most respectable sinner has no more claim on it than the worst. D. Martyn
Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) – Welsh preacher and writer

We can learn nothing of the gospel except by feeling its truths. There are some sciences that may be learned
by the head, but the science of Christ crucified can only be learned by the heart. – Charles H. Spurgeon
(1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

My heart has always assured and reassured me that the gospel of Christ must be a Divine reality. – Webster

GRACE
Grace comes into the soul, as the morning sun into the world; first a dawning; then a light; and at last the
sun in his full and excellent brightness. – Adams

God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men’s weaknesses. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887)
American preacher, editor and orator

Grace has been defined, the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. – Book of Common
Prayer

I have never known the time when I have felt for a moment free from a sense of unworthiness, or free from

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a consciousness of imperfection and of a sinful nature, but since I have come to understand that I am
accepted of God on the ground of Christ’s righteousness and not my own, and therefore my standing is in
Him and His righteousness and not my own, I have ceased even to question the fact of my present salvation.
– Stebbins

GRATITUDE
Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses among
thorns. – Anonymous

He who receives a good turn should never forget it; he who does one should never remember it. – Charron

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. – Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
Roman orator, politician, and philosopher

Gratitude is the heart’s memory. – French Proverb

Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done,
whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance
and self control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the
idle never know. – Kingsley

A grateful thought toward heaven is of itself a prayer. – Lessing

The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart. – Plutarch

Gratitude to God should be as habitual as the reception of mercies is constant, as ardent as the number of
them is great, as devout as the riches of divine grace and goodness is incomprehensible. – Simmons

God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in meek and thankful hearts. – Walton

GREATNESS
A contemplation of God’s works, a generous concern for the good of mankind, and the unfeigned exercise
of humility-these only, denominate men great and glorious. – Addison

The study of God’s word, for the purpose of discovering God’s will, is the secret discipline which has
formed the greatest characters. – Alexander

Greatness consists not in holding some high office; Greatness really consists in doing some great deed with
little means; in the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private ranks of life. – Conwell

Some must be great. Great offices will have great talents. And God gives to every man the virtue, temper,
understanding, taste that lifts him into life and lets him fall just in the niche he was ordained to fall. –
William Cowper (1731-1800) English poet and hymn-writer.

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force; that thoughts rule the world.
– Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet and essayist

He only is advancing in life whose heart is getting softer, whose blood warmer, whose brain quicker, and

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whose spirit is entering into living peace. And the men who have this life in them are the true Lords and
kings of the earth. – John Ruskin, (1819-1900) English critic of the arts social reformer

GRIEF
There is no grief which time does not lessen and soften. –Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman orator, politician,
and philosopher

HABIT
In company, guard your tongue; in solitude, your heart. Our words need watching; but so also do our
thoughts and imaginations, which grow active when alone. – Anonymous

Habit if not resisted, soon becomes a necessity. – Anonymous

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. – Johnson

HANDS
God looks at pure, not full, hands. – Sorus

HAPPINESS
Happiness is neither within us only, or without us; it is the union of ourselves with God. – Pascal

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-
1892) English Baptist preacher

Happy is the soul that has something to look backward to with pride, and something to look forward to with
hope. – Wilson

When we have the right sort of religion, and enough to it, our lives will become lyric and epic; we shall burst
into songs that even the angels will stop to hear. – Zion’s Herald

HATE
The hatred we bear our enemies injures their happiness less than our own. – Petit-Senn

HEARING
We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less. – Laertius

HEAVEN
Heaven is not to be looked upon only as the reward, but as the natural effect, of a religious life. – Addison

This world is but the vestibule of eternity. Every good thought or deed touches a chord that vibrates in
heaven. – Anonymous

Christ has made of death a narrow starlit strip between the companionships of yesterday and the reunions
of tomorrow. – Bryan

Our heart is in heaven; our home is not here. – Heber

It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven. – Henry

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Heaven is a state of service, though not of suffering; it is a state of rest, but not of sloth; it is a praising
delightful rest. – Henry

No man can resolve himself into heaven. – Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) American evangelist

Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. – Moore

Heaven, the treasury of everlasting joy. – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and poet

The secret is that you and I come equipped with a built-in inclination to expect life to have some kind of
sequel beyond death. – Speakman

To get to heaven turn right and keep straight. – Wesleyan Methodist

As much of heaven is visible as we have eyes to see. – Winter

HELL
It is shocking to reflect that a change in the weather has more effect on some men’s lives than the dread
alternative of heaven or hell. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

HELP
To the man who himself strives earnestly, God also lends a helping hand. – Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.),
Athenian tragic dramatist

Blessed are the happiness makers; blessed are they that remove friction, that make the courses of life smooth
and the converse of men gentle. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

Light is the task when many share the toil. – Homer (10th-9th century B.C.) The earliest Greek writer-The
Iliad

HISTORY
Perhaps history is a thing that would stop happening if God held his breath. – Butterfield

There was a Man who dwelt in the East centuries ago and now I cannot look at a sheep or a sparrow, a lily
or a cornfield, a raven or a sunset, a vineyard or a mountain without thinking of Him. – Chesterton

The historian is a prophet looking backwards. – Schlegel

The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable. – Sockman

HOLINESS
It is a mistake to suppose that God does not want us to be holy until death, for that would mean that He
wants us to be unholy until death. God does not want us to be unholy at any time. – Anonymous

What Christianity most needs in her antagonism with every form of unbelief, is holy living. – Christlieb

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Real holiness has love for its essence, humility for its clothing, the good of others as its employment, and
the honor of God as its end. – Emmons

Holiness does not consist in doing uncommon things, but in doing every thing with purity of heart. –
Manning

It is a great deal better to live a holy life than to talk about it. Lighthouses do not ring bells and fire cannon
to call attention to their shining-they just shine. – Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) American evangelist

The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world, next to the might of the
Spirit of God. – Pascal

Whoso lives the holiest life is fittest far to die. – Preston

I believe the holier a man becomes, the more he mourns over the unholiness that remains in him. – Charles
H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Holiness is the architectural plan upon which God builds up His living temple. – Charles H. Spurgeon
(1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

HOLY SPIRIT
“I am only a wick... It is only when the wick is soaked in oil that it can burn... If people begin to talk about
the wick, there is generally something wrong with the burning.” (D. H. Dolman, British evangelist and
Writer)

“...authority is given to serve, not to set you apart.” (John Bevere; The Bait of Satan)

“The prayers stand where the fighters fell.” (Rich Mullins; The Just Shall Live)

“When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died, my richest gain I count but loss and
pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it Lord, that I should boast, save in the death of Christ my Lord. All
the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood. See from His head, His hands, His feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down. Did e’re such love and sorrow meet or thorns compose so rich a
crown? Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were an offering far too small. Love so amazing, so
divine demands my soul, my life, my all.” (Isaac Watts; When I Survey, British evangelist and song writer)

“He who kneels most, stands best.” (D. L. Moody, American pastor, evangelist and Bible teacher)

“You don’t have to advertise a fire.” (Leonard Ravenhill, British evangelist and Bible teacher)

“They say that when You died, You were barely thirty-three...I know You died to make men holy, but You
live to set them free. You never once looked back. You hung on the cross and gave Your life for me. You
didn’t take up a rod to rule; You took up a towel and washed my feet. And You are beautiful; You’re
beautiful to me. If I could be a hero, I’d wanna be a hero just like You.” (David Mullen; Hero)

“One of Evan Roberts’ severest trials during the revival was his being the object of men’s worship. A friend
of his once told me of finding him lying on the floor crying to the Lord to bring this to naught so that all the
glory should go to God alone.” (I.V. Neprash)

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When asked how he drew the crowds: “I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn” (John
Wesley, British evangelist, founder of Methodism)

“Revival comes when you seek God and repent, not when you seek the manifesting and hope God is there
somewhere.” (Pastor Todd Nelson)

“By the time the average Christian gets his temperature up to normal, everybody thinks he has got a fever.”
(Watchman Nee, Chinese evangelist and Bible teacher)

“Preach always. If necessary use words.” (St. Francis of Assissi)

“If you seek Him because you love Him, and not for your own agenda’s sake to be successful or noticed,
you will not go wrong.” (John Arnott; When It All Began, article in Spread the Fire Magazine)

“...they love the altar and delight in the sacrifice, [but] are yet unable to reconcile themselves to the
continued absence of fire.” (A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, American evangelist and Bible teacher)

“Each of us needs to learn – even if the lesson is painful – that our work doesn’t belong to us.” (David
Wilkerson; Beyond the Cross and the Switchblade, American pastor, evangelist and Bible teacher)

“I did not know my savage thirst until You led me to Your well. I did not know I lived in chains until You
freed me.” (Randy Stonehill, Fire)

“I’m confident to tremble in Your presence once again.” (Out Of The Grey, Come Clean)

“I should as soon attempt to raise flowers if there were no atmosphere, or produce fruits if there were neither
light nor heat, as to regenerate men if I did not believe there was a Holy Ghost.” (Henry W. Beecher,
American pastor and evangelist)

“When men surrender themselves to the Spirit of God, they will learn more concerning God and Christ and
the Atonement and Immortality in a week, than they would learn in a lifetime, apart from the Spirit.”
(Brown)

“The word ‘Comforter’ as applied to the Holy Spirit needs to be translated by some vigorous term. Literally,
it means ‘with strength.’ Jesus promised His followers that ‘The Strengthener’ would be with them forever.
This promise is no lullaby for the faint-hearted. It is a blood transfusion for courageous living.” (Hovey)

“The Spirit of God first imparts love; he next inspires hope and then gives liberty; and that is about the last
thing we have in many of our churches.” (D. L. Moody, American pastor, evangelist and Bible teacher)

“It is essential that we as Christians learn to know the Holy Spirit, not as an influence (as some would
describe Him), but as a Divine Person. This concept of Him will prepare us for the blessings that He wants
to bring into our lives.” (Theodore Epp, American radio broadcaster and Bible teacher)

“To this day when a political cartoonist desires to depict Peace he uses the only infallible text book available
on types – the A.V. 1611 Bible – he draws a dove with an olive branch in its mouth.” (Dr. Peter S.
Ruckman, American pastor, evangelist and Bible teacher)

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“The Holy Spirit Investigates. This investigation is thorough, entering into every detail of the thought and
life of the person concerned, and bringing out awful realities that the person did not know existed.”
(Evangelist James Stewart, International Evangelist)

“Suppose a believer boards a plane in Chicago for Los Angeles and finds himself seated next to an unsaved
man. In flight the Holy Spirit attempts to witness to the unsaved man through the testimony of the Christian,
but he remains silent and fails to witness. At this point, the believer has quenched the Holy Spirit. He has
not done that which the Spirit of God wanted him to do.
As the flight continues, however, the two men introduce themselves and begin talking, but not about
spiritual things. In fact, to the shame of the Christian, several off-color stories are passed between the two
men. Now the saved man has gone the second step and grieved the Holy Spirit – he has done that which
the Holy Spirit did not want him to do.
These two sins, left unchecked, can eventually lead to that “sin unto death” described in 1 Cor.” (H.L.
Wilmington, American Bible teacher)

“How wonderful that the child of God has two great intercessors: one on earth (the Spirit indwelling the
believer), and one in Heaven (Christ seated at the right hand of the Father). (cf. Rom. 8:34; Hebrews 7:25).”
(Dr. M.H. Tabb)

“Christian character is not mere moral or legal correctness, but the possession and manifestation of nine
graces: love, joy, peace – character as an inward state; Longsuffering, gentleness, goodness – character
in expression toward man; faith, meekness, temperance – character in expression toward God. (C.I.
Scofield, American Bible teacher)

“The characteristics that God wants in our lives are seen in the ninefold fruit of the Spirit. Paul begins with
love because all of the other fruit are really an outgrowth of love.” (Warren Wiersbe, American Bible
teacher)

“...yield yourselves unto God...” (Rom. 6:13) - “Yield means to deliver up, to give up.” (Webster’s New
Collegiate Dictionary)

“The contrast between works and fruit is important. The flesh produces “dead works” (Hebrews 9:14), but
the Spirit produces living fruit. And this fruit has in it the seed for still more fruit (Genesis 1:11). (Warren
Wiersbe, American Bible teacher)

“The seed that brings forth the fruit is sown by the constant reading of the Word of God. It is watered with
prayer. But the Holy Spirit of God alone gives the increase that produces the fruit.” (Billy Kanoy, American
pastor, evangelist and Bible teacher)

“Spirituality, then, is Christlikeness, and Christlikeness is the fruit of the Spirit. What better portrait of Jesus
Christ is there...” (Charles C. Ryrie of Dallas Seminary)

“The Holy Spirit is the least known, least loved and least worshipped member of the Trinity.” (George
Whitefield, British evangelist of the American Great Awakening)

“If you think of the Holy Spirit, as so many do today, as a mere influence or power, then your thought will
constantly be, ‘How can I get hold of the Holy Spirit and use it?’ But if you think of Him in the Biblical way,
as a Person of Divine majesty and glory, your thought will be, ‘How can the Holy Spirit get hold of me and
use me?’” (R.A. Torrey, World famous Bible teacher)

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HOME
The duties of home are discipline for the ministries of heaven. – Anonymous

Home should be a place of mutual responsibility and respect, of encouragement and cooperation and
counsel, of integrity, of willingness to work, of discipline when necessary, with the tempering quality of love
added to it, with a sense of belonging, and with someone to talk to. – Evans

He that doth live at home, and learns to know God and himself, needeth no farther go. – Harvey

A palace without affection is a poor hovel, and the meanest hut with love in it is a palace for the soul. –
Ingersoll

The woman who creates and sustains a home, and under whose hands children grow up to be strong and pure
men and women is a creator second only to God. – Jackson

Happy homes are built of blocks of patience. – Kohn

Our home joys are the most delightful earth affords, and the joy of parents in their children is the most holy
joy of humanity. It makes their hearts pure and good, it lifts men up to their Father in heaven. – Pestalozzi

The home is a lighthouse that has the lamp of God on the table and the light of Christ in the window, to give
guidance to those who wander in darkness. – Rische

The home should be to the children the most attractive place in the world, and the mother’s presence should
be the greatest attraction. – White

HONESTY
O God, help us not to despise or oppose what we do not understand. – Penn

Ay, sir: to be honest as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of a thousand. – William Shakespeare
(1564-1616) English dramatist and poet

HONOR
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness. – Ausonius

Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity than straightforward and simple
integrity in another. – Colton

The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be.
– Socrates (470-399 B.C.) Greek philosopher

HOPE
When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God. – Allen

For the sick, while there is life there is hope. –Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and
philosopher

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He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, (l772-l834)
British poet

May hope ever be a bright part of your life’s equipment. – Crowell

Hope, like a gleaming taper’s light, adorns and cheers our way; and still, as darker grows the night, emits
a brighter ray. – Goldsmith

The joy and peace of believers arise chiefly from their hopes. What is laid out upon them is but little,
compared with what is laid up for them; therefore the more hope they have the more joy and peace they
have. – Henry

Satan would tempt us to despair; but good hope keeps us trusting in God and rejoicing in him. – Henry

Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. – Holmes

What is hope? Hope is wishing for a thing to come true; faith is believing that it will come true. Hope is
wanting something so eagerly that-in spite of all the evidence that you’re not going to get it-you go right on
wanting it. And the remarkable thing about it is that this very act of hoping produces a kind of strength of
its own. – Peale

No affliction or temptation, no guilt or power of sin, no wounded spirit nor terrified conscience, should
induce us to despair of help and comfort from God. – Scott

Hope is the poor man’s bread. – Thales

Hope ever urges on, and tells us tomorrow will be better. – Tibullus

HOSPITALITY
It is not the quantity of the meat, but the cheerfulness of the guests which makes the feast. – Clarendon

HUMANITY
Our humanity were a poor thing but for the divinity that stirs within us. – Francis Bacon, (1561-1626)
English statesman and philosopher of science

It is the talent of human nature to run from one extreme to another. – Swift

HUMILITY
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. – Augustine of Hippo
(354-430) Christian theologian

True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit; it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God
sees us. – Edwards

After crosses and losses, men grow humbler and wiser. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of America’s
Founding Fathers

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of nor applauded by men. – Henry

When thy latter end is greatly increased, remember the smallness of thy beginnings. – Henry

Those are best prepared or the greatest mercies that see they are unworthy of the least. – Henry

Don’t let us think that we need to be “stars” in order to shine. It was by the ministry of a candle that the
woman recovered her lost piece of silver. – Jowett

The proud man counts his newspaper clippings-the humble his blessings. – Sheen

Humility is strong-not bold; quiet-not speechless; sure-not arrogant. – Smith

True humility is intelligent self-respect that keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves.
It makes us mindful of the nobility God meant us to have. Yet it makes us modest by reminding us how far
we have come short of what we can be. – Sockman

Humility like darkness reveals the heavenly lights. – Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862) American essayist,
naturalist, and lecturer

HUMOR
Humor is the harmony of the heart. – Douglas Jerrold

HUNGER
Hunger is sharper than the sword. – Beaumont and Fletcher

Better cross an angry man than a hungry man. – Danish Proverb

HUSBAND
All husbands are alike, but they have different faces so you can tell them apart. – Anonymous

A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning. – Balzac

An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband. – Tarkington

HYPOCRISY
A hypocrite is a fellow who isn’t himself on Sundays. – Anonymous

Don’t stay away from church because there are so many hypocrites. There’s always room for one more. –
Adams

A man who hides behind the hypocrite is smaller than the hypocrite is. – William Edward Biederwolf,
(1867-1939) American Bible teacher, Pastor.

I saw about a peck of counterfeit dollars once. Did I go to the window and throw away all my good dollars?
No! Yet you reject Christianity because there are hypocrites, or counterfeit Christians. – William Edward
Biederwolf, (1867-1939) American Bible teacher, Pastor.

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In a vain religion there is much censuring, reviling, and detracting of others. – Henry

When we hear people ready to speak of the faults of others, or to censure them as holding scandalous errors,
or to lessen the wisdom and piety of those about them, that they themselves may seem the wiser and better,
this is a sign that they have but a vain religion. – Henry

Of all the things in the world that stink in the nostrils of men, hypocrisy is the worst. – Charles H. Spurgeon
(1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

When you see a man with a great deal of religion displayed in his shop window, you may depend upon it
he keeps a very small stock of it within. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge, and at home. Don’t hunt through the Church for a
hypocrite. Go home and look in the glass. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less. –
William Ashley (Billy) Sunday (1862-1935) US Presbyterian revivalist

IDEALS
Humanity cannot forget its dreamers; it cannot let their ideals fade and die; it lives in them; it knows them
as the realities that it shall one day see and know. – Allen

He who cherishes a beautiful ideal in his heart, will one day realize it. Cherish your visions; cherish your
ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in you mind, the loveliness that drapes
your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these,
if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built. Allen

Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character. Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to
his own soul. – Anonymous

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. – Bagehot

Be true to your own highest convictions. – Channing

God hides some ideal in every human soul. At some time in our life we feel a trembling, fearful longing to
do some good thing. Life finds its noblest spring of excellence in this hidden impulse to do our best. –
Robert Collyer

The ideals that have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and
truth. – Albert Einstein (1879-1955) American (German-born) physicist

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American
poet and essayist

We aspire by setting up ideals and striving after them. – Harry Emerson Fosdick, (1878 - 1969) American
Clergyman

We must always remember that God has given to every soul the responsibility of deciding what its character
and destiny shall be. – Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), author, historian, philosopher, & educator

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To have striven, to have made an effort, to have been true to certain ideals-this alone is worth the struggle.
We are here to add what we can to, not to get what we can from, life. – Osler

IDEAS
Sometimes a person’s mind is stretched by a new idea and never does go back to its old dimensions. –
Holmes

Ideas often flash across our minds more complete than we could make them after much labor. – La
Rochefoucauld

IDLENESS
Lost time is never found again. – John Hill Aughey (1828-1911), American Presbyterian Clergyman &
author

For Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do. – Isaac Watts (1674-1748) Independent minister,
hymn-writer

Idleness is the holiday of fools. – Chesterfield

He is not only idle who does nothing, but he is idle who might be better employed. – Socrates (470-399
B.C.) Greek philosopher

IDOLATRY
Those that think one God too little will find two too many, and yet hundreds not sufficient. – Henry

Those that forsake the true God wander endlessly after false ones. – Henry

An inordinate sorrow for the loss of any worldly good is a sign we made an idol of it. – Henry

IGNORANCE
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know. – Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman
orator, politician, and philosopher

Ignorance never settles a question. – Benjamin Disraeli, (1804-1881) British statesman

There is nothing more frightening than an active ignorance.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832),
German novelist, poet, & scientist

It is with narrow souled people as with narrow necked bottles-the less they have in them the more noise they
make in pouring it out. – Pope

The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance. – Shelley

IMAGINATION
Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein (1879-1955) American (German-born)
physicist

IMITATION

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. – Colton

He who imitates what is evil always goes beyond the example that is set; on the contrary, he who imitates
what is good always falls short. – Guicciardini

IMMORTALITY
Let us not lament too much the passing of our friends. They are not dead, but simply gone before us along
the road which all must travel. – Antiphanes

Death? Translated into the heavenly tongue, that word means life! – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887)
American preacher, editor and orator

There is nothing strictly immortal, but immortality. Whatever hath no beginning may be confident of no end.
– Browne

Everything science has taught me-and continues to teach me-strengthens my belief in the continuity of our
spiritual existence after death. – Braun

If the Father deigns to touch with divine power the cold and pulseless heart of the buried acorn and to make
it burst forth from its prison walls, will He leave neglected in the earth the soul of men maDe in the image
of his Creator? – Bryan

I have been dying for twenty years, now I am going to live. – Burns (last words.)

A good man never dies. – Callimachus

To those who fully admit the immortality of the human soul, the destruction of our world will not appear
so dreadful. – Darwin

My mind can take neither hold in the present world nor rest in it a moment, but my whole nature rushes
onward with irresistible force toward a future and better state of being. – Fichte

Those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time. – German Proverb

I am fully convinced that the soul is indestructible, and that its activities will continue through eternity. It
is like the sun, which, to our eyes, seems to set in night; but it has really gone to diffuse its light elsewhere.–
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German novelist, poet, & scientist

Those who hope for no other life are dead even in this.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German
novelist, poet, & scientist

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. The nearer I approach the end the plainer I hear
around me the immortal symphonies of the worlds which invite me. – Victor Hugo, (1802-1885) French
author of poetry, drama, and novels

When I go down to the grave I can say, like so many others, I have finished my work; but I cannot say I have
finished my life. My day’s work will begin the next morning. My tomb is not a blind alley. It is a
thoroughfare. It closes in the twilight to open in the dawn. – Victor Hugo, (1802-1885) French author of

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poetry, drama, and novels

It is a great thing to know that if the eternal doors swing wide open the other way for you, you have a Friend
on the other side waiting to receive you. – Kelly

The seed dies into a new life, and so does man. – Macdonald

I came from God, and I’m going back to God, and I won’t have any gaps of death in the middle of my life.
– Macdonald

The few little years we spend on earth are only the first scene in a Divine Drama that extends on into
Eternity. – Markham

To my reason immortality is the only possible solution to the mystery of life. – Martin

What no eyes have seen, what no ears have heart-that is the eternal happiness that I expect when I have laid
aside my human body. – Marius

The universe is a stairway leading nowhere unless man is immortal. – Mullins

To me, my son didn’t die-he’s more alive than ever. Each of us has to keep a rendezvous with death...but
I believe that life is the childhood of immortality. – Poling

I delight in the feeling that I am in eternity, that I can serve God now fully and effectively, that the next piece
of road will come in sight when I am ready to walk in it. – Robinson

Thoughtful people cannot escape feeling that they were created for an everlasting purpose. They have wants
and needs this present world cannot satisfy. The are familiar with thirsts for the unseen, infinite, and eternal.
They know aspirations, ambitions and dreams that can never be realized in this mundane sphere. Time is
too short for the accomplishment of the soul. – Rogers

We are not someday going to be we already are immortal spirits. – Ryden

Death is not a journeying into an unknown land; it is a voyage home. We are going not to a strange country,
but to our Father’s house, and among our kith and kin. – John Ruskin, (1819-1900) English critic of the arts
social reformer

The human soul is like a bird that is born in a cage. Nothing can deprive it of its natural longings, or
obliterate the mysterious remembrance of its heritage. – Sargent

Although I want to live and labor as long as God lets me, I consider the moment of my death as the most
precious of my life. – Schelling

This life is only a prelude to eternity. For that which we call death is but a pause, in truth a progress into life.
– Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor of the Roman Emperor Nero

That day, which you fear as being the end of all things, is the birthday of your eternity. – Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D.
65) Tutor of the Roman Emperor Nero

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The biggest fact about Joseph’s tomb was that it wasn’t a tomb at all-it was a room for a transient. Jesus
stopped there a night or two on his way back to glory. – Smith

We see in the risen Christ the end for which man was made, and the assurance that the end is within our
reach. – Westcott

IMPATIENCE
Impatience dries the blood sooner than age or sorrow. – Chapin

Procrastination is hardly more evil than grasping impatience. – Immanuel Kant, (1724-1804) German
philosopher

IMPOSSIBLE
The word “impossible” is not in my dictionary. – Napoleon I (Napoleon Bonaparte) (1769-1821) Emperor
of the French (1804-1814)

Nothing is impossible; there are ways which lead to everything; and if we had sufficient will we should
always have sufficient means. – Rochefoucauld

Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. – Napoleon I (Napoleon Bonaparte) (1769-
1821) Emperor of the French (1804-1814)

IMPROVEMENT
The greatest force for making people bigger and better than they are now is the belief in your heart and mine
that they have infinite potential for growth. Even when they fail us, we are to continue to carry and express
the mental image of what they may become. To have someone believe in you, even when you fail, is the
most blessed and creative force in the universe. – Dunningham

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after. – Goldsmith

To hear always, to think always, to learn always, it is thus that we live truly. He who Aspires to nothing,
which learns nothing, is not worthy of living. – Helps

Slumber not in the tents of you fathers. The world is advancing. Advance with it! – Mazzini

It was neither preaching nor praying that made a better man of me, but one or two people who believed in
me better than I deserved, and I hated to disappoint them. – Wister

INCARNATION
The wonder of the incarnation is not that God got himself embodied, but that he got himself expressed-
expressed in the wonderful life and character of Christ. – Clarke

Only the Word made flesh can give any sort of hope in a world as grim and ugly and hard and sordid as ours.
– Hough

The Word of God, Jesus Christ, on account of his great love for mankind, became what we are in order to
make us what his is himself. – St. Irenaeus

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The mystery of the humanity of Christ, that He sunk Himself into our flesh, is beyond all human
understanding. – Luther

INFLUENCE
The good person increases the value of every other person whom he influences in any way. – Anonymous

The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself. –
Anonymous

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, pure and good without somebody being
helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness. – Brooks, Phillips (1835-1893), American
Episcopal bishop

No human being can come into this world without increasing or diminishing the sum total of human
happiness. – Burrit

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly
making the ground green. – Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881) Scottish author

Example is more forcible than precept. People look at me six days a week to see what I mean on the seventh.
– Cecil

Blessed influence of one true loving human soul on another. – Eliot

A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And as it gives its flames to the other, see how
its own light increases! Light is the power to dispel darkness. You have this power to move back the
darkness in yourself and in others with the birth of light created when one mind illuminates another, when
one heart kindles another, when one man strengthens another. And its flame also enlarges within you as you
pass it on. – The Eternal Light

None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of
America’s Founding Fathers

The imitative faculty is very strong in human makeup, and it has its valuable points and its very weak points.
It must be watched or it will make monkeys of us all. – Gambrell

Let no man imagine that he has no influence. – George

You can only make others better by being good yourself. – Haweis

Those who set bad examples, though they may repent themselves, yet cannot be sure that those who they
have drawn into sin by their example will repent. It is often otherwise. – Henry

The depth of one’s conviction measures the breadth of his influence. – Hunt

We are all of us more or less echoes, repeating involuntarily the virtues, the defects, the movements and the
character of those among whom we live. – Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), French philosopher

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Whenever you hear of a man doing a great thing, you may be sure that behind it somewhere is a great
background. It may be a mother’s training, a father’s example, a teacher’s influence, or an intense experience
of his own, but it has to be there or else the great achievement does not come, no matter how favorable the
opportunity. – Miles

The only way in which one human can properly attempt to influence another is to encourage him to think
for himself, instead of endeavoring to instill ready-made opinions into his head. – Stephen

We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly. – Switching

I am a part of all whom I have met. – Alfred Tennyson, (1809-1892) British poet

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Wharton

INGRATITUDE
Earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man does. – Ausonius

Ingratitude dries up the fountain of all goodness. – Richelieu

INJURY
The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales. – Aesop

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. – Confucius (551-479 B.C.)
Chinese philosopher

No man ever did a designed injury to another without doing a greater to himself. – Henry Home

There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury is. – Alexander Smith

INJUSTICE
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it is. – Plato (427?-347 B.C.)
Ancient Greek philosopher

A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts. – Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor of the Roman Emperor Nero

INSPIRATION
At some time in our life we feel a trembling, fearful longing to do some good thing. Life finds its noblest
spring of excellence in this hidden impulse to do our best. – Collyer

Every day stop before something beautiful long enough to say, “Isn’t that b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!” – Palmer

Nobody can inspire who does not have deep convictions. They are the results, but also the feeders of the
spirit. – Ulich

IRRESOLUTION
Nothing of worth or weight can be achieved with half a mind, with a faint heart, and with a lame endeavor.
– Barrow

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Don’t stand shivering upon the bank; plunge in at once and have it over. – Haliburton

JEALOUSY
Jealousy, the jaundice of the soul. – Dryden

In jealousy there is more self-love than love. – Rochefoucauld

O jealousy! thou magnifier of trifles. – Schiller

JEST
Many a true word is spoken in jest. – English Proverb

No time to break jests when the heartstrings are about to be broken. – Fuller

The jest that is expected is already destroyed. – Johnson

Jesting is frequently an evidence of the poverty of the understanding. – Voltaire (1694 - 1778) French
author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist

JESUS
This is the very essence of true religion-personally living with a personal Savior, personally trusting a
personal Redeemer, personally crying out to a personal Intercessor, and receiving personal answers from a
Person who loves us, and who manifests himself to us. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

Jesus is not humanity deified. He is not Godhead humanized. He is God. He is man. He is all that God is,
and all that man is as God created him. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

JOY
For what are the servants of the Lord but His minstrels who should raise the hearts of men and move them
to spiritual joy. – St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), Founder of the Franciscan Order

The Christian life that is joyless is a discredit to God and a disgrace to itself. – Babcock

I have found that there is a tremendous joy in giving. It is a very important part of the joy of living. – Black

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. – William Congreve (1670-1729), English playwright &
dramatist

Those that make God their Joy may rejoice in hope for he is faithful that has promised. – Henry

The joy of the Lord will arm us against the assaults of our spiritual enemies, and put our mouths out of taste
for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks. – Henry

Where God gives the oil of joy, he gives the garment of praise. – Henry

Joy in God is never out of season. – Henry

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It is a comely fashion to be glad; joy is the grace we say to God. – Ingelow

It is not in life’s chances but in its choices that happiness comes to the heart of the individual. – Long

Joy is the echo of God’s life within us. – Marmion

False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness
renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared. – Montesquieu

The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. – Morris

Happiness is not perfected until it is shared. – Porter

Any man can again have the joy of his first meeting with God if he will go back over the same road. – Smith

The greatest joy of a Christian is to give joy to Christ. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

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 H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

If you have no joy in your religion, there’s a leak in your Christianity somewhere. – -William Ashley (Billy)
Sunday (1862-1935) US Presbyterian revivalist

JUDGING OTHERS
We cannot judge what men are by what they have been formerly what they will do by what they have done;
age and experience may make men wiser and better. – Henry

JUDGMENT
The more one judges, the less one loves. – Balzac

So, I think, God hides some souls away. Sweetly to surprise us, the last day. – Branch

You may juggle human laws, you may fool with human courts, but there is a judgment to come, and from
it there is no appeal. – Gifford

One man’s word is no man’s word; we should quietly hear both sides.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-
1832), German novelist, poet, & scientist

Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all. – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and poet

The nature of all men is so formed that they see and discriminate in the affairs of others, much better than
in their own. – Terence (190-158 B.C.), Roman dramatist

Truly at the Day of Judgment we shall not be examined on what we have read, but what we have done; not
how well we have spoken, but how religiously we have lived. – Kempis

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JUSTICE
Justice renders to every one his due. – Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and philosopher

Extreme justice is extreme injustice. – Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and philosopher

Justice is truth in action. – Benjamin Disraeli, (1804-1881) British statesman

Pity and forbearance should characterize all acts of justice. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of
America’s Founding Fathers

Justice without wisdom is impossible. – Froude

We evaluate our friends with a Godlike justice, but we want them to evaluate us with a Godlike compassion.
– Harris

KINDNESS
Every moment is the right one to be kind. – Anonymous

Swift kindnesses are best; a long delayed kindness takes the kindness all away. – Anonymous

A kind deed often does more good than a large gift. – Anonymous

The ministry of kindness is a ministry which may be achieved by all men, rich and poor, learned and
illiterate. Brilliance of mind and capacity for deep thinking has rendered great service to humanity, but by
themselves they are unable to dry a tear or mend a broken heart. – Anonymous

Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy, like the heaven above. – Carney

There is nothing so kingly as kindness. – Cary

Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power which seems to be beyond natural causes, as if
they were some angel’s song which had lost its way and come on earth. It seems as if they could almost do
what in reality God alone can do-soften the hard and angry hearts of men. No one was ever corrected by a
sarcasm-crushed, perhaps, if the sarcasm was clever enough, but drawn nearer to God, never. – Faber

There is a grace of kind listening, as well as a grace of kind speaking. – Faber

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence or learning. – Faber

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-
1832), German novelist, poet, & scientist

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. – Helps

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. – Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), French
philosopher

Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that. – Lacordaire

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Seek to cultivate a buoyant, joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of God in your daily life. – Maclaren

God is merciful to those who are kind. – Moroccan Proverb

Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for a kindness. – Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor of
the Roman Emperor Nero

Kindness gives birth to kindness. – Sophocles (496-405 B.C.) Greek dramatist

If what must be given is given willingly the kindness is doubled. – Sorus

The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God. –
Webster

If the sum of our unspoken admiration, love, approval and encouragement could find expression, nine-tenths
of the world’s woes would be healed as if by magic. – Wilson

More hearts pine away in secret anguish for unkindness from those who should be their comforters than for
any other calamity in life. – Young

KINGDOM OF GOD
Wherever God rules over the human heart as King, there is the kingdom of God established. – Harrison

The kingdom of God does not exist because of your effort or mine. It exists because God reigns. Our part
is to enter this kingdom and bring our life under his sovereign will. – Koo

KNOWLEDGE
Strange how much you’ve got to know before you know how little you know. – Anonymous

Not only is there an art in knowing a thing, but also a certain art in teaching it. –Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
Roman orator, politician, and philosopher

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do
not know it; this is knowledge. – Confucius (551-479 b.C.) Chinese philosopher

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. – Benjamin Disraeli, (1804-1881) British
statesman

Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo
(1803-1882) American poet and essayist

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles by it. – Fuller

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon
it. – Samuel Johnson

All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price. – Juvenal

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Half-knowledge is worse than ignorance. – Macaulay

If you wish to know yourself observe how others act. If you wish to understand others look into your own
heart. – Schiller

Know thyself. – Socrates (470-399 B.C.) Greek philosopher

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. – Alfred Tennyson, (1809-1892) British poet

LAUGHTER
He laughs best who laughs last. – Old English Proverb

The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed. – Chamfort

The man that loves and laughs must sure do well. – Pope

People, who do not know how to laugh, are always pompous and self-conceited. – Thackeray

LEARNING
Whoever seeks truth with an earnest mind, no matter when or how, belongs to the school of intellectual men.
– Channing

Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show
that you have one. – Chesterfield

Teaching that would lay any claim at all to distinction, if not to actual greatness, is the influence of
personality upon personality, rather than the mere imparting of a set of facts. – Gaebelein

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet
strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. – Gibran

Education, in the deepest sense is continuous and lifelong and in essence unfinishable. What we think we
already know is often less helpful than the desire to learn. – Hilton

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes
of mind. – James

The end and aim of all education is the development of character. – Parker

What every conscientious teacher yearns for is only that his pupil’s mind shall hold within it some ideas that
are clearly his own. – Pusey

As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious. – Albert
Schweitzer, (1875-1965) Theologian, philosopher, and medical missionary in Africa

There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. –
Steinmetz

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The world is in dreadful need of men who will have the courage of their own visions and who will recognize
clearly that we are only at the beginning of the voyage, and have to learn an entirely new system of
seamanship. – Van Loon

LIBERTY
The spirit of liberty is not a jealousy of our own particular rights, but a respect for the rights of others, and
an unwillingness that any one, whether high or low, should be wronged or trampled under foot. – Channing

Those are no friends of Christ and his disciples, who make that to be unlawful which God has not made to
be so. – Henry

The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time. – Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), author,
historian, philosopher, & educator

Give me liberty to know, to think, to believe, and to utter freely according to conscience, above all other
liberties. – John Milton (1608-1674), 17th Century English author

No man is free who cannot command himself. – Pythagoras

Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others. – William Allen White
LIFE

LIFE
Oftentimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die. – Conte Vittorio Alfieri, 1749-1803, Italian
poet

Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingers. – Andersen

With every rising of the sun, think of your life as just begun. – Anonymous

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can
show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way
again. – Anonymous

Our lives are a manifestation of what we think about God. – Anonymous

Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Aurelius

It matters not how long we live, but how. – Bailey

I live for those who love me, For those who know me true; For the heaven so blue above me, And the good
that I can do. – Banks

Life is a long lesson in humility. – Barrie

Life is occupied both in perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself. – Beauvoir

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God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is
how. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

Every human face is a special door to Paradise, which cannot possibly be confused with any other, and
through which there will never enter but one soul. – Bloy

Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this
earth would be God’s Paradise. – Brooks, Phillips (1835-1893), American Episcopal bishop

Life develops from within. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), English poet

Life has meaning-to find its meaning is my meat and drink. – Robert Browning (1812-1889), English poet

Life is a fragment, a moment between two eternities; influenced by all that has preceded, and to influence
all that follows. – Channing

I count all that part of my life lost which I spent not in communion with God, or in doing good. – Donne

To give life a meaning one must have a purpose larger than one’s self. – Durant

Life is rather a state of embryo-a preparation for life. A man is not completely born until he has passed
through death. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of America’s Founding Fathers

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. – Benjamin Franklin,
(1706-1790) One of America’s Founding Fathers

A useless life is an early death.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German novelist, poet, &
scientist

Life is the childhood of our immortality.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German novelist, poet,
& scientist

Study as if you were to live forever. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. – Isidore of Seville

Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action to all eternity. – Johann Kaspar Lavater
(1741-1801), Swiss theologian, and poet

Someone has said that all living is just learning the meaning of words. That does not mean the long ten
syllable words we have to look up in the dictionary. The really great words to master are short ones-work,
love, hope, joy, pain, home, child, life, death. – Luccock

Make sure the thing you’re living for is worth dying for. – Mayes

So live that after the minister has ended his remarks, those present will not think they have attended the
wrong funeral. – The Mortarboard

Live every day as if it were your last. Do every job as if you were the boss. Drive as if all other vehicles were
police cars. Treat everybody else as if he were you. – Phoenix Flame

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The purpose of life is not to be happy-but to matter, to be productive to be useful, to have it make some
difference that you lived at all. – Rosten

The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates (470-399 B.C.) Greek philosopher

Our life is scarce the twinkle of a star in God’s eternal day. – Taylor

Take care of life; and the Lord will take care of your death. – Whitefield

LIGHT
I asked a man what made his life so radiant and bright. He answered: “Looking, looking toward the Light.
– Anonymous

Walk boldly and wisely in the light thou hast; there is a hand above will help thee on. – Bailey

The light that shines the farthest shines brightest at home. – Baxter

Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful. –
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet and essayist

There is not darkness enough in all the world to put out the light of one little candle. – Epitaph

Where there is much light, the shadows are deepest.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German
novelist, poet, & scientist

LITTLE THINGS
Who doth small things well will prove to higher trusts most true. – Anonymous

There is nothing insignificant. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, (l772-l834) British poet

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness and small
obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort. – Davy

Most persons would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions. – Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow, (1807-1882) American poet and translator

There are no trifles in the moral universe of God. Speak but one true word today and it shall go on ringing
on through the ages. – Pushon

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything. – Simmons

LORDSHIP
I cannot conceive it possible for anyone truly to receive Christ as Savior and yet not receive him as Lord.
A man who is really saved by grace does not need to be told that he is under solemn obligations to serve
Christ. The new life within him tells him that. Instead of regarding it as a burden, he gladly surrenders
himself-body, soul, and spirit-tot he Lord who has redeemed him, reckoning this to be his reasonable service.
– Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

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LORD’S SUPPER
Never mind that bread and wine unless you can use them as folks often use their spectacles. What do they
use them for? To look at? No, no to look through them. So, use the bread and wine as a pair of spectacles.
Look through them, and do not be satisfied until you can say, “Yes, yes, I can see the Lamb of God, which
taketh away the sin of the world.” – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

I think the moments we are nearest to heaven are those we spend at the Lord’s table. – Charles H. Spurgeon
(1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

LOSS
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost!
– Anonymous

We are lost willfully and willingly; lost perversely and utterly; but still lost of our own accord, which is the
worst kind of being lost. We are lost to God, who has lost our heart’s love, confidence, and obedience; lost
to the church, which we cannot serve; lost to truth, which we will not see; lost to right, whose cause we do
not uphold; lost to heaven, into whose sacred precincts we can never come; lost, so lost that unless almighty
mercy shall intervene, we shall be cast into the pit that is bottomless to sink forever. Lost! Lost! Lost! Better
a whole world on fire than a soul lost! Better every star quenched and the skies a wreck than a single soul
to be lost!

LOVE
To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever. – Anonymous

Love is the doorway through which the human soul passes from selfishness to service and from solitude to
kinship with all mankind. – Anonymous

Love is the fire of life; it either consumes or purifies. – Anonymous

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever. – Anonymous

Love is the only service that power cannot command and money cannot buy. – Anonymous

Love spends his all, and still hath store. – Bailey

Of all earthly music that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart. – Henry
Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

We walk among worlds unrealized until we have learned the secret of love. – Black

Love isn’t like a reservoir. You’ll never drain it dry. It’s much more like a natural spring. The longer and
the farther it flows, the stronger and the deeper and the clearer it becomes. – Cantor

Our affections are our life. We live by them. They supply our warmth. – Channing

We are all born for love...It is the principle of existence and its only end. – Benjamin Disraeli, (1804-1881)
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Instead of allowing yourself to be so unhappy, just let your love grow as God wants it to grow; seek
goodness in others, love more persons more; love them more impersonally, more unselfishly, without
thought of return. The return, never fear, will take care of itself. – Henry Drummond (1851-1897), scientist,
evangelist, & author

Love is the purification of the heart from self. It strengthens and ennobles the character, gives a higher
motive and worthier aim to every action of life, and makes both man and woman courageous. The power
to love truly and devotedly is the highest gift with which a human being can be endowed. – Endsor

It is not a question of how much we know, how clever we are, nor even how good; it all depends upon the
heart’s love. External actions are the results of love, the fruit it bears; but the source, the root, is in the deep
of the heart. – Fenelon

If you would be loved, love and be lovable. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of America’s Founding
Fathers

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German
novelist, poet, & scientist

Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked
across it in his barn boots. – Hoosier Farmer

If we are to make a mature adjustment to life, we must be able to give and receive love. – Hunter

It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love something. – Jerrold

Man, while he loves, is never quite depraved. – Lamb

Love is the image of God, and not a lifeless image, but the living essence of the divine nature that beams
full of goodness. – Luther

Love can hope where reason would despair. – Lyttelton

In all your thoughts, and in all your acts, in every hope and in every fear, when you sour to the skies and
when you fall to the ground, always you are holding the other person’s hand. – Milne

It is not the most lovable individuals who stand more in need of love, but the most unlovable. – Montagu

Human things must be known to be loved; but Divine things must be loved to be known. – Pascal

God’s love is not a conditional love; it is an openhearted, generous self-giving which God offers to men.
Those who would carefully limit the operation of God’s love...have missed the point. – Phillips

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. – Pinero

Love communicates an immense value to our smallest actions. – Saudereau

A man will love a dog or a bird sooner than be loveless. Captives have been known to fall in love with rats,
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been the prisoner’s beloved friend. We must have something to love. Oh, and what wealth of love Jesus
brings into the heart when he enters it! – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

It is when you get to doubt the love of God that you grow hard and cold. But when you are fired with the
love of a dying Savior who gave himself for you, you feel as if you loved every beggar in the street, and you
long to bring every harlot to Christ’s dear feet. You cannot help it. If Christ baptizes your heart into his love,
you will be covered with it and filled with it. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

In math, if you divide an infinite number by any number, no matter how large, you still have an infinite
quotient. So Jesus’ love, being infinite, even though it is divided up for every person on earth, is still
infinitely poured out on each one of us! – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

There is a fleet lying in the river, richly laden, but it cannot come up, because the river is blocked up with
ice. So I see my Master’s love lying out far down the river, and it would gladly come to my pour soul to
enrich me and make me holy and heavenly, but the coldness of my heart, like ice, blocks up the channel, and
I get not what I might obtain. Come, heavenly love, and melt the ice. Flow, streams of grace, and dissolve
every barrier. Come, Jesus, come into my heart, and let thy treasures be mine forevermore! – Charles H.
Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

If you make doctrine the main thing, you are very likely to grow narrow-minded. If you make your own
experience the main thing, you will become gloomy and critical of others. If you make ordinances the main
thing, you will be apt to grow merely formal. But you can never make too much of the living Christ Jesus.
Remember that all things else are for his sake. Doctrines and ordinances are the planets, but Christ is the sun.
Get to love him best of all. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

I cannot bear it that we should love Jesus little. It seems to me horrible. Let us love him to the utmost. Let
us ask him to give us larger hearts, and to fire them with the flame that is in his own, that we may love him
to the utmost possibilities of affection. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

A man breaks a leg, and the surgeon sets the bone. That is kindness. But suppose the man’s mother should
set the bone. Oh, how she would do it with lovingkindness! That is how God has dealt with us. Oh, how
tenderly! – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

So long as we love, we serve. So long as we are loved by others, I would almost say we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend. – Stevenson

It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. – Alfred Tennyson, (1809-1892) British poet

There is no remedy for love but to love more. – Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862) American essayist,
naturalist, and lecturer

There is only one place of refuge on this planet for any person-that is in another person’s heart. To love is
to make of one’s heart a swinging door. – Thurman

You are as prone to love as the sun is to shine; it being the most delightful and natural employment of the
Soul of Man: without which you are dark and miserable. – Traherne

The Christian faith does not consist in the belief that we are saved, but in the belief that we are loved. –
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The heart will commonly govern the head; and any strong passion, set the wrong way, will soon infatuate
even the wisest of men; therefore, the first part of wisdom is to watch the affections. – Waterland

It is east for them who have never been loved to sneer at love. – Welsh Proverb

LUCK
A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck. – Garfield

A lucky man is rarer than a white crow. – Juvenal

LYING
A good memory is needed once we have lied. – Corneille

A liar is not believed even though he tells the truth. – Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and
philosopher

The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe any one else. –
Shaw

MAN
We need not worry so much about what a man descends from-it’s what he descends to that shames the
human race. – Anonymous

No one knows the age of the human race, but all agree that it is old enough to know better.
-Anonymous

Strike from mankind the principle of faith, and men would have no more history than a flock of sheep. –
Bulwer

Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are, for it shows me what your ideal
of manhood is, and what kind of man you long to be. – Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881) Scottish author

One can not always be a hero, but one can always be a man.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832),
German novelist, poet, & scientist

In these two things the greatness of man consists: to have God so dwelling in us as to impart his character
to us, and to have him so dwelling in us that we recognize his presence, and know that we are his, and he
is ours. The one is salvation; the other, the assurance of it. – Robertson

Man is more precious in the sight of God than the angels. – Pope Xystus I

MANNERS
Politeness goes far, yet costs nothing. – Samuel Smiles

Behavior is a mirror in which every one shows his image.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832),
German novelist, poet, & scientist

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MARTYR
Who falls for love of God shall rise a star. – Johnson

It is more difficult, and calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one. – Mann

When we read, we fancy we could be martyrs; when we come to act, we cannot bear a provoking word. –
More

It is the cause, and not the death that makes the martyr. – Napoleon I (Napoleon Bonaparte) (1769-1821)
Emperor of the French (1804-1814)

MEDITATION
By meditation I can converse with God, solace myself on the bosom of my Savior, bathe in the rivers of
divine pleasure, tread the paths of my rest, and view the mansions of eternity. – Anonymous

What we are afraid to do before men, we should be afraid to think before God. – Anonymous

The way we are going to think tomorrow depends largely on what we are thinking today. – Brown

It is the hardest thing in the world to be a good thinker without being a good self. – Cooper

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortune, of which
all men have some. – Charles Dickens, (1812-1870) Generally considered England’s greatest novelist

Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do and then, as the days go gliding by
you will find yourself unconsciously seizing the opportunities that are required for the fulfillment of your
desire. Picture in your mind the able, earnest useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is
hourly transforming you into that particular individual you so admire. – Hubbard

Great truths are portions of the soul of man; great souls are portions of eternity. – Lowell

It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, nor the amount of religious
conversations in which you mix, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these
things till the truth of them become your own and part of your being, that ensures your growth. – Robertson

Great thoughts are blessed guests, and should be heartily welcomed, well fed and much sought after. Like
rose leaves, they give out a sweet smell if laid up in the jar of memory. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
English Baptist preacher

To believe a thing is to see the cool crystal water sparkling in the cup. But to meditate on it is to drink of it.
Reading gathers the clusters; contemplation squeezes forth their generous juice. – Charles H. Spurgeon
(1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Associate reverently, and as much as you can, with your loftiest thoughts. – Henry David Thoreau, (1817-
1862) American essayist, naturalist, and lecturer

The most important thought I ever had was that of my individual responsibility toward God. – Webster

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Garner up pleasant thought in your lives; for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives. – Wilkins

Press on! For it is godlike to unloose the spirit and forget yourself in thought. – Willis

MEMORY
When saving for old age, be sure to put away a few pleasant thoughts. – Anonymous

God has given us memories that we may have roses in December. – Barrie

To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die. – Campbell

Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. – Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and
philosopher

Memory is one of the precious things of life, and if nourished long enough will become a veritable
companion with us. – Evans

The two offices of memory are collection and distribution. – Johnson

The true art of memory is the art of attention. – Johnson

Memory is not just the imprint of the past time upon us; it is the keeper of what is meaningful for our
deepest hopes and fears. – May

The memory is a treasurer to whim we must give funds, if we would draw the assistance we need. – Rowe

Memory is the cabinet of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and the council
chamber of thought. – St. Basil

How sharp the point of this remembrance is! – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and poet

Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. – Stevenson

MERCY
Mercy imitates God, and disappoints Satan. – Chrysostoma

Mercy to him that shows it, is the rule. – William Cowper (1731-1800) English poet and hymn-writer.

We hand folks over to God’s mercy, and show none ourselves. – Eliot

Being all fashioned of the self-same dust, let us be merciful as well as just. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
(1807-1882) American poet and translator

Mercy is like the rainbow, which God hath set in the clouds; it never shines after it is night. If we refuse
mercy here, we shall have justice in eternity. – Taylor

Mercy is not for them that sin and fear not, but for them that fear and sin not. – Watson

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MIRACLES
God walked down the stairs of heaven with a baby in his arms. – Scherer

All our Lord’s miracles were intended to be parables. They were intended to instruct as well as to impress.
They are sermons to the eye, just as his spoken discourses were sermons to the ear. – Charles H. Spurgeon
(1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

There are too many people who expect God to work by miracle what God expects people to work by muscle.
– Tyson

MISFORTUNE
Our worst misfortunes never happen, and most miseries lie in anticipation. – Balzac

Perhaps when the light of heaven shows us clearly the pitfalls and dangers of the earth road that led to the
heavenly city, our sweetest songs of gratitude will be not for the troubles we have conquered, but for those
we have escaped. – Barr

By speaking of our misfortunes we often relieve them. – Colton

Misfortunes always come in by a door that has been left open for them. – Czech Proverb

Many years ago, Matthew Henry, a well-known Bible scholar, was once robbed of his wallet. Knowing that
it was his duty to give thanks in everything, he meditated on this incident and recorded in his diary the
following: “Let me be thankful, first, because he never robbed me before; second, because although he took
my purse, he did not take my life; third, because although he took all I possessed, it was not much; and
fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.” Matthew Henry (1662-1714) English Non-
conformist Bible commentator

It is not what happens to you, but the way you take it that counts. – Jasper

The wise man sees in the misfortunes of others what he should avoid. – Sorus

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us. – Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist

MISSIONS
When the world seems large and complex, we need to remember that great world ideals all begin in some
home neighborhood. – Adenauer

It is the pagan heart that needs the redeeming message of Christ whether the person who has the heart lives
in Shanghai or New York. – Decker

I feel more and more every day, as my imagination strengthens, that I do not live in this world alone, but in
a thousand worlds. – Keats

The world has many religions; it has but one gospel. – Owen

A man’s feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world. – Santayana

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If there be any one point in which the Christian church ought to keep its fervor at a white heat, it is
concerning missions. If there be anything about which we cannot tolerate lukewarmness, it is in the matter
of sending the gospel to a dying world. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

You will never make a missionary of the person who does no good at home. He that will not serve the Lord
in the Sunday school at home will not win children to Christ in China. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
English Baptist preacher

Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if
approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount. – Truman

We are all of us fellow passengers on the same planet, and we are all of us equally responsible for the
happiness and well being of the world in which we happen to live. – Van Loon

We are members of a world team. We are partners in a grand adventure. Our thinking must be worldwide.
– Willkie

MODERATION
Moderation is the keynote of lasting enjoyment. – Ballou

To live long, it is necessary to live slowly. – Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and
philosopher

MODESTY
A modest man never talks of himself. – Bruyere

Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues
himself is justly undervalued by others. – Hazlitt

MONEY
Money is an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except heaven, and as a
universal provider of everything except happiness. – Anonymous

Money is a good servant but a dangerous master. – Bouhours

The Americans have little faith. They rely on the power of the dollar. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)
American poet and essayist

Money spent on myself may be a millstone about my neck; money spent on others may give me wings like
the angels. – Hitchcock

Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more
of either than they know how to use. – Johnson

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It’s good to have money and the things money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and
make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. – Lorimer

When I had money everyone called me brother. – Polish Proverb

When money speaks the truth is silent. – Russian Proverb

One said to a minister who preached a sermon, after which there was to be a collection, “You should preach
to our hearts, and then you would get some money.” The minister replied, “Yes, I think that is very likely,
for that is where you keep your money.” – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Money is an amoral instrument, and like science serves good and evil alike. There’s no such thing as dirty
money; the stain is only on the hand that holds it as giver or taker. – Sullivan

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul. – Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862) American
essayist, naturalist, and lecturer

Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can. – Wesley

MORALITY
The people of our nation and the people of the whole world need to be gripped by the moral imperatives that
grow out of the nature of God, by a sense of right, by principles of truth, and by ideals of decency. Nothing
is more needed by this sinful world than a revival of simple goodness and genuine uprightness. – Allen

It is not guided missiles but guided morals that is our great need today. – Ford

To give a man a full knowledge of true morality, I would send him to no other book than the New
Testament. – Locke

Men are not made religious by performing certain actions that are externally good, but they must first have
righteous principles, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions. – Luther

MOTHER
God pardons like a mother who kisses the offense into everlasting forgetfulness. – Henry Ward Beecher,
(1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

Men are what their mothers made them. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet and essayist

One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. – Herbert

There is none, in all this cold and hollow world, no fount of deep, strong, deathless love, save that within
a mother’s heart. – Herman

If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother into the other, the world would kick the beam.
– Langdale

No man is poor who has had a Godly mother. – Abraham Lincoln, (1809-1865) Sixteenth President of the
United States

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The bravest battle that ever was fought; Shall I tell you where and when? On the maps of the world you will
find it not; it was fought by the mothers of men. – Miller

The mother love is like God’s love; he loves us not because we are lovable, but because it is His nature to
love, and because we are His children. – Riney

The bearing and the training of a child are woman’s wisdom. – Alfred Tennyson, (1809-1892) British poet

MURMURING
The very word murmur, how simple it is, made up to two infantile sounds-mur mur. No sense in it, no wit
in it, no thought in it. It is the cry rather of a brute than of a man. Murmur-just a double groan. – Charles H.
Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Ten minutes’ praying is better than a year’s murmuring. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

MUSIC
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of women. – Beethoven

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. – Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881) Scottish author

Music is love in search of a word. – Lanier

Music is the universal language of mankind. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (1807-1882) American poet
and translator

Music is the poetry of the air. – Richter

Singing is the highest expression of music because it is the most direct expression of the emotions of the
soul. – Rogers

Our singing should be such that God hears it with pleasure-singing in which there is not so much art as heart,
not so much of musical sound as of spiritual emotion. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

When your heart is full of Christ, you will want to sing. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

A friend once asked the great composer Haydn why his church music was always so full of gladness. He
answered: “I cannot make it otherwise. I write according to the thoughts I feel. When I think upon my God,
my heart is so full of joy that the notes dance and leap from my pen; and since God has given me a cheerful
heart, it will be pardoned me that I serve Him with a cheerful spirit.” – Van Dyke

NATURE
Art is man’s nature: nature is God’s art. – Bailey

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul in. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-

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1887) American preacher, editor and orator

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. – Carver

Earth with her thousand voices praises God. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, (l772-l834) British poet

The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)
American poet and essayist

Nature is a volume of which God is the author. – Harvey

There is a serene and settled majesty in woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates
it, and fills it with noble inclinations. – Irving

As a countenance is made beautiful by the soul’s shining through it, so the world is beautiful by the shining
through it of God. – Jacobi

Study nature as the countenance of God. – Kingsley

God makes the glowworm as well as the star; the light in both is divine. – Macdonald

Seas roll to waft me, suns to light me rise; my footstool Earth, my canopy the skies. – Pope

No sight is more provocative of awe than is the night sky. – Powys

Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them. –
John Ruskin, (1819-1900) English critic of the arts social reformer

In the concert of nature it is hard to keep in tune with oneself if one is out of tune with everything. –
Santayana

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and
poet

The best of men are still men at their best. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

I must confess that I have a daily fighting of my better self against the old self, the newborn nature against
the old nature that will, if it can, still keep its hold upon me. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English
Baptist preacher

Nothing in Nature is unbeautiful. – Alfred Tennyson, (1809-1892) British poet

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye, looking into which the
beholder measures the depth of his own nature. – Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862) American essayist,
naturalist, and lecturer

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. – William Wordsworth, (1770-1850) British poet

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NECESSITY
Necessity is often the spur to genius. – Balzac

It is necessity and not pleasure that compels us. – Dante

Necessity has no law. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of America’s Founding Fathers

Necessity makes even the timid brave. – Sallust

I hold that to need nothing is divine, and the less a man needs the nearer does he approach divinity. –
Socrates (470-399 B.C.) Greek philosopher

Necessity knows no law except to conquer. – Sorus

Necessity, the mother of invention. – Wycherly

OBEDIENCE
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love. – Aristotle

It is vain thought to flee from the work that God appoints us, for the sake of finding a greater blessing,
instead of seeking it where alone it is to be found-in loving obedience. – Eliot

Obedience to God is the most infallible evidence of sincere and supreme love to him. – Emmons

One very common error misleads the opinion of mankind-that authority is pleasant and submission painful.
In the general course of human affairs the very reverse of this is nearer the truth. Command is anxiety;
obedience is ease. – Paley

Let the ground of all religious actions be obedience; examine not why it is commanded, but observe it
because it is commanded. True obedience neither procrastinates nor questions. – Quarles

We are born subjects and to obey God is perfect liberty. He that does this shall be free, safe and happy. –
Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor of the Roman Emperor Nero

OBSTINACY
People first abandon reason, and then become obstinate; and the deeper they are in error the more angry they
are. – Blair

Firmness or stiffness of the mind is not from adherence to the truth, but submission to prejudice.
-Locke

An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but they hold him. – Pope

OMNIPRESENCE
God is everywhere. His circumference is nowhere, but his center is everywhere. – Charles H. Spurgeon
(1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

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of his. He had written on a piece of paper, “God is nowhere,” and ordered his child to read it, for he would
make him an atheist too. The child spelled it, “God is n-o-w h-e-r-e-God is now here.” It was a truth instead
of a lie, and the arrow pierced the man’s own heart. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

OMNISCIENCE
That part of my religion that no man can see should be as perfect as if it were to be observed by all. –
Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Wherever you are in the room, a well-painted portrait will be looking at you. Such is God. Wherever you
are, the eye of God will be on you-as much on you as if there was not another person in the whole world.
– Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

OPINION
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world. – Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881) Scottish author

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth. – Joseph Joubert
(1754-1824), French philosopher

He who has no opinion of his own, but depends upon the opinion and taste of others, is a slave. – Klopstock

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion. – Lowell

Do not think of knocking out another person’s brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be
as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago. – Mann

There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs, or two grains; the most universal
quality is diversity. – Montaigne

OPPORTUNITY
Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. – Baten

You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. – Buxton

Do not suppose opportunity will knock twice at your door. – Chamfort

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. – Benjamin Disraeli,
(1804-1881) British statesman

Great opportunities come to all, but many do not know they have met them. The only preparation to take
advantage of them, is simple fidelity to what each day brings. – Dunning

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art
of life. – Johnson

The opportunity is often lost by deliberating. – Sorus

OPTIMISM

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An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. –
Anonymous

Optimism: A cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing though in hot water up to its nose. –
Anonymous

He that is down need fear no fall, he that is low no pride. – John Bunyan (1628-1688) English Non-
conformist (Baptist) minister and author of The Pilgrim’s Progress

To look up and not down, to look forward and not back, to look out and not in, and to lend a hand. – Hale

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. – Keller

The cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900),
Irish playwright & poet

OVERCOMING
My life is but the weaving between my God and me; I only choose the colors, He weaveth steadily.
Sometimes He weaveth sorrow, and I in foolish pride, forget he sees the upper, and I the under side. –
Anonymous

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Chinese Proverb

Each one of us should do something every day that we do not want to do but know we should do, to
strengthen our backbone and put iron in our soul. – Crane

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so
much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. Circumstances and situations
do color life, but you have been given the mind to choose what the color shall be. – Miller

The ability to be calm, confident, and decisive in crisis is not an inherited characteristic but is the direct
result of how well the individual has prepared himself for the battle. – Nixon

The spirit of man is stronger than anything that can happen to it. – Scott

PARDON
Nothing in this low and ruined world bears the meek impress of the Son of God so surely as forgiveness.
– Cary

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely. – De Stael

PARENT
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887)
American preacher, editor and orator

I pray you so live, that when you stand over your child’s dead body, you may never hear a voice coming up
from that clay, “Father, your negligence was my destruction. Mother, your prayerlessness was the instrument
of my damnation. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

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O fathers and mother, the ruin of your children or their salvation, will, under God, very much depend on you.
– Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

PATIENCE
Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength. – Anonymous

There is not such thing as preaching patience into people unless the sermon is so long they have to practice
it while they hear. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

There is one form of hope which is never unwise, and which certainly does not diminish with the increase
of knowledge. In that form it changes its name and we call it patience. – Bulwer-Lytton

It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple
patience. – Bushnell

Patient waiting is often the highest way of doing God’s will. – Collier

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. – Benjamin Disraeli, (1804-1881) British statesman

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. – Dutch Proverb

Adopt the secret of nature: her secret is patience. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet and
essayist

He that can have patience can have what he will. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of America’s
Founding Fathers

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. – Jean Jacques Rousseau, (1712-1778) Swiss-born French author
and philosopher

The anvil is struck by the hammer, and the anvil never strikes in return. Yet the anvil wears the hammer out.
Patience baffles fury and vanquishes malice. The nonresistance principle involves a resistance that is
irresistible. PEACE
Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. – Anonymous

There are interests by the sacrifice of which peace is too dearly purchased. One should never be at peace to
the shame of his own soul-to the violation of his integrity or of his allegiance to God. – Chapin

Peace is the evening star of the soul, as virtue is its sun; and the two are never far apart. – Colton

I could not live in peace if I put the shadow of a willful sin between myself and God. – Eliot

With peace in his soul a man can face the most terrifying experiences. But without peace in his sol he cannot
manage even as simple a task as writing a letter. – English psychiatrist

Peace is such a precious jewel that I would give up anything for it but truth. – Henry

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If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources. – Rochefoucauld

An effective organization for world peace will be established not through political diplomats around a peace
table, but through Christian teachers in all lands, teaching citizens in Sunday School and public school the
sacredness of human life. – Price

Peace is always beautiful. – Whitman

PEOPLE
Jesus throws down the dividing prejudices of nationality, and teaches universal love, without distinction of
race, merit or rank. A man’s neighbor is every one that needs help. – Geikie

God must have loved the plain people: He made so many of them. – Abraham Lincoln, (1809-1865)
Sixteenth President of the United States

PERSECUTION
It is better to incur the world’s hatred by testifying against its wickedness than gain its goodwill by going
down the stream with it. – Henry

The way of this world is, to praise dead saints, and persecute living ones. – Howe

Wherever you see persecution, there is more than a probability that truth lies on the persecuted side. –
Latimer

PERSEVERANCE
There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast
withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures. – J.G. Holland

You have received Christ; persevere in receiving him. You have come to trust him; keep on trusting him.
You hang about his neck as a poor, helpless sinner; remain hanging there. Abide in him. – Charles H.
Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

PESSIMIST
A pessimist is one who feels bad when he feels good for fear he’ll feel worse when he feels better. –
Anonymous

A pessimist? A man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. – Shaw

PITY
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American
preacher, editor and orator

To pity distress is human; to relieve it is Godlike. – Mann

PLEASURES
God made all pleasures innocent. – Norton

We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give. – Petit-Senn

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POSSESSION
Man should not consider his outward possessions as his own, but as common to all, so as to share them
without hesitation when others are in need. – Aquinas

The wise man carries his possessions within him. – Bias

When we have not what we love, we must love what we have. – Bussy-Rabutin

Use everything as if it belongs to God. It does. You are his steward. – Houston Times

I am happy in having learned to distinguish between ownership and possession. Books, pictures, and all the
beauty of the world belong to those who love and understand them-not usually to those who possess them.
– Kehler

What is yours is mine, and all mine is yours. – Plautus

POVERTY
The greatest man in history was the poorest. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet and
essayist

The nakedness of the indigent world may be clothed from the trimmings of the vain. – Goldsmith

Poverty is no sin. – Herbert

The lack is wealth is easily repaired; but the poverty of the sol is irreparable. – Montaigne

Not he who has little, but he who wishes for more, is poor. – Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor of the Roman
Emperor Nero

POWER
The desire of power in excess caused angels to fall. – Francis Bacon, (1561-1626) English statesman and
philosopher of science

A man who lives right and is right has more power in his silence than many another has by his words. –
Brooks, Phillips (1835-1893), American Episcopal bishop

There is more power in the open hand than in the clenched fist. – Hardware News

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. – Hazlitt

Patience and gentleness is power. – Hunt

All our natural powers can be used mightily by God, but only when we think nothing of them and surrender
ourselves to be simply the vehicles of divine power, letting God use us as He wills, content to be even
despised by men if He be glorified. – Knight

The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it. – Petit-Senn

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PRAISE
The praise that comes of love does not make us vain, but humble rather. – Barrie

There is not a person who does not, like ourselves, desire recognition, praise, gentleness, forbearance,
patience. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

I praise loudly; I blame softly. – Catherine II (the Great) (1729-1796) Empress of Russia (1762-1796)

One of the most essential preparations for eternity is delight in praising God; a higher acquirement, I do
think than even delight and devotedness in prayer. – Chalmers

Praise has different effects, according to the mind it meets with; it makes a wise man modest, but a fool
more arrogant. – Feltham

Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise. – Greek proverb

What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard, even, than what he condemns, of his character,
information, and abilities. – Hare

The occupation of heaven is praise. – Masefield

A refusal of praise is a desire to praised twice. – Rochefoucauld

Praise is the rehearsal of our eternal song. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an exception. –
Steele

PRAYER
If you don’t have faith, pray anyway. If you don’t understand or believe the words you’re saying, pray
anyway. Prayer can start faith, particularly if you pray aloud. And even the most imperfect prayer is an
attempt to reach God. – Cary Grant

If Christians spent as much time praying as they do grumbling, they would soon have nothing to grumble
about. – Anonymous

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. – Corrie ten Boom

Prayer does not equip us for greater works - prayer is the greater work. – Oswald Chambers

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.
– Abraham Lincoln

Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-
1892) English Baptist preacher

Prayer is not overcoming God’s relectance, it is laying hold of His highest willingness. – R.C. Trench

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More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Lord’s Prayer is not, as some fancy, the easiest, the most natural of all utterances. It may be committed
to memory quickly, but it is slowly learned by heart. – John F. D. Maurice

I have found the perfect antidote for fear. Whenever it sticks up its ugly face I clobber it with prayer... – Dale
Evans Rogers

Is prayer a priority in your life? He walks with me, and He talks with me, And he tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there, None other has ever known. – Miles - To Walk With God, We Must
Talk With God.

If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance
makes no difference. He is praying for me. – Robert Murray McCheyne

More things are wrought by prayer than the world dreams of. Arguments never settle things, but prayer
changes things. Prayer is profitable whenever it is practiced. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination
to the Lord; but the prayer of the upright is his delight. – Anonymous

Embark upon no enterprise you cannot submit to the test of prayer. – Anonymous

Our business in prayer is, not to prescribe but to subscribe to the wisdom and will of God; to refer our case
to Him, and then leave it with Him. – Anonymous

Northing lies beyond the reach of prayer except that which lies beyond the will of God. – Anonymous

Unanswered yet! Nay, do not say UN-GRANTED; perhaps your part is not yet fully done. The work began
when first your prayer was uttered, and God will finish what He has begun. If you keep faith’s incense
burning there, His glory you will see - sometime - somewhere! – Anonymous

Jesus didn’t teach us how to preach, He didn’t teach us how to sing, He taught us how to pray. – Anonymous

Lord, take my hand and lead me upon life’s way; Direct, protect and feed me from day to day. Without your
grace and favor I go astray; So take my hand, O Savior, and lead the way. – Anonymous

When we focus on Christ, everything else becomes clear. – Anonymous

When the Spirit prompts the asking, When the waiting heart believes, Then we know of each petition:
Everyone who asks receives. – Anonymous

Prayer is the place where burdens change shoulders. The load you now carry He’ll take it away. Just get
alone and talk with the Master. Burdens change shoulders when you pray! – Song - Prayer

Many a battle is won through surrender in prayer. – Anonymous

Behold the throne of grace, The promise calls us near; There Jesus shows a smiling face, And waits to
answer prayer. Beyond our utmost wants, His love and pow’r can bless; To praying souls He always grants,
More than they can express. – Hymn: Behold the Throne of Grace

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No greater help and care is given to others in their need, Than when we bear them up in prayer and for them
intercede. – Anonymous

Dear Lord, I ask not for a faith that will move a mountain, but for a faith that will somehow move me. –
Anonymous

The value of persistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will finally hear Him. – Anonymous

God may not always answer prayers, but he always answers people. – Anonymous

Between the humble and contrite heart and the majesty of heaven there are no barriers; the only password
is prayer. – Ballou

A prayer, in its simplest definition, is merely a wish turned heavenward. – Brooks, Phillips (1835-1893),
American Episcopal bishop

When thou prayest, rather let thy heart be without words than thy words without heart. – John Bunyan
(1628-1688) English Non-conformist (Baptist) minister and author

I used to pray that God would do this or that. Now I pray that God will make His will known to me. – Chiang
Kai-shek

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue. – Clarke

And Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees. – William Cowper (1731-1800) English
poet and hymn-writer.

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American
poet and essayist

Let us be silent that we may hear the whisper of God. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet
and essayist

Prayer is the soul getting into contact with the God in whom it believes. – Harry Emerson Fosdick, (1878 -
1969) American Clergyman

God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things. – Harry Emerson Fosdick, (1878 -
1969) American Clergyman

He prays well who is so absorbed with God that he does not know he is praying. – St. Francis of De Sales

Work as if you were to live 100 years; pray as if you were to die tomorrow. – Benjamin Franklin,
(1706-1790) One of America’s Founding Fathers

So a good prayer, though often used, is still fresh and fair in the ears and eyes of Heaven. – Fuller

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night. – Fuller

Our prayer and God’s mercy are like two buckets in a well; while the one ascends the other descends. –

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Hopkins

Prayer is the voice of faith. – Horne

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on
its knees. – Victor Hugo, (1802-1885) French author of poetry, drama, and novels

To saints their very slumber is a prayer. – St. Jerome

Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the spirit of God. – Keith

There is nothing that makes us love a man so much as praying for him. – Law

We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts, for it is impossible to live one way and pray another. –
Law

Spread out your petition before God, and then say, “Thy will, not mine be done.” The sweetest lesson I have
learned in God’s school is to let the Lord choose for me. – Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) American
evangelist

Prayer is not eloquence but earnestness. – More

Prayer is not merely an occasional impulse to which we respond when we are in trouble: prayer is a life
attitude. – Mueller

The most important thing in any prayer is not what we say to God, but what God says to us. We are apt to
pray and then hurry away without giving God a chance to answer. – North Carolina Christian Advocate

Prayer is the chief agency and activity whereby men align themselves with God’s purpose. Prayer does not
consist in battering the walls of heaven for personal benefits or the success of our plans. Rather it is the
committing of ourselves for the carrying out of His purposes. It is a telephone call to headquarters for orders.
It is not bending God’s will to ours, but our will to God’s. In prayer, we tap vast reservoirs of spiritual power
whereby God can find fuller entrance into the hearts of men. – Oldham

Sometimes...God answers our prayers in the way our parents do, who reply to the pleas of their children with
“Not just now” or “I’ll have to think about that for a little while.” – Pearson

Sometimes God delays the answer to our prayer in final form until we have time to build up the strength,
accumulate the knowledge, or fashion the character that would make it possible for Him to say “yes” to what
we ask. – Pearson

Nothing is so beautiful as a child going to sleep while he is saying his prayers. – Peguy

We must remember that “No” can be an answer to prayer. – Pinson

Prayer is the Godward reach of a man’s soul. – Radcliffe

Pray unto Him in any way you like. He is sure to hear you, for He can hear even the footfall of an ant. –
Ramakrishna (1836-1886) Indian religious seer and mystic

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The deepest wishes of the heart find expression in secret prayer. – Rees

Prayer is a means of adding power to the strength we already possess. Sometimes we know what is right,
but we lack the will power to do it. – Stock

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us. – Socrates (470-399
B.C.) Greek philosopher

Pray as if everything depended on God, and work as if everything depended upon man. – Spellman

If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say it is in that one word-
prayer. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

My own soul’s conviction is that prayer is the grandest power in the entire universe, that it has a more
omnipotent force than electricity, attraction, gravitation, or any other of those other secret forces which men
have called by mane, but which they do not understand. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

To me it is a boundless solace that I live in the prayers of thousands. We can do better without the voice that
preaches than without the heart that prays. The petitions of our bedridden sisters are the wealth of the church.
– Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

I would rather be the Master of the Art of Prayer than MA of both Oxford and Cambridge. He who knows
how to pray has his hand on the leverage that moves the universe. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
English Baptist preacher

God the Holy Spirit writes our prayers, God the Son presents our prayers and God the Father accepts our
prayers. And with the whole Trinity to help us in it, what cannot prayer perform. – Charles H. Spurgeon
(1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

All our strength lies in prayer! – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

I have seen enough in my own lifetime to fill a volume concerning the goodness of the Lord in answer to
his children’s prayers. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Where God leads you to pray, he means you to receive. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

The Lord does not play at promising. Jesus did not sport at confirming the word by his blood, and we must
not make a jest of prayer by going about it in a listless, unexpecting spirit. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-
1892) English Baptist preacher

Neglect of private prayer is the locust that devours the strength of the church. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-
1892) English Baptist preacher

Prayer is the breath of faith. Prayer meetings are the lungs of the church. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
English Baptist preacher

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To pray together, in whatever tongue or ritual, is the most tender brotherhood of hope and sympathy that
men can contract in this life. – Stael

If Christ Himself needed to retire from time to time to the mountain-top to pray, lesser men need not be
ashamed to acknowledge that necessity. – Streeter

Prayer is the ascent of the mind to God. – Taylor

Prayer is the world in tune. – Vaughn

PREACHING
To love to preach is one thing-to love those to whom we preach, quite another. – Cecil

The world looks at ministers out of the pulpit to know what they mean when in it. – Cecil

Alas for the unhappy man that is called to stand in the pulpit, and not give the bread of life. – Emerson,
Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet and essayist

There is not in the universe a more ridiculous nor a more contemptible animal than a proud clergyman. –
Fielding

The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not <What a lovely
sermon,’ but, <I will do something!’ – St. Francis De Sales

Theological preaching is deservedly unpopular if all it does is settle a lot of problems people never heard
of, and ask a lot of questions nobody ever asks...-McCracken

Every Christian occupies some kind of pulpit and preaches some kind of sermon every day. – The Methodist
Story

Genius is not essential to good preaching, but a live man is. – Phelps

A Scotch woman said to her minister, “I love to hear you preach. You get so many things out of your text
that aren’t really there.” – Watchman-Examiner

Preach not because you have to say something, but because you have something to say. – Richard Whately

PREJUDICE
No person is strong enough to carry a cross and a prejudice at the same time. – Ward

PRIDE
The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell. – Foster

The proud hate pride in others. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of America’s Founding Fathers

Pride and grace dwelt never in one place. – Kelly

When a proud man thinks best of himself, then God and man think worst of him. – Smith

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There is nothing into which the heart of man so easily falls as pride. And yet there is no vice that is more
frequently, more emphatically, and more eloquently condemned in Scripture. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-
1892) English Baptist preacher

PROCRASTINATION
By the street of “By and By” one arrives at the house of “Never.” – Miguel Cervantes Saavedra, (1547-1616)
Spanish novelist, playwright, and poet

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of America’s
Founding Fathers

Every day of delay leaves a day more to repent of and a day less to repent in. – Mason

Procrastination is the thief of time. It steals away our life. And if we knew the hour of our death, we should
be no more prepared for it than we are now. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Procrastination is the thief of time. – Young

PROFANITY
Whenever I hear a man swear, I always pray for him. It is a horrible thing that men should blaspheme and
curse and swear. But I believe that there would be less of these evils if all Christians prayed whenever they
heard an oath, for the devil would see that it would not pay him. For, fool though he is, he has some sense
left. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

PROFIT
Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do. – Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881)
Scottish author

PROGRESS
Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today
a different woman from her grandmother. – Anthony

Look up and not down; look forward and not back; look out and not in; and lend a hand. – Hale

Nothing is lost upon a man who is bent upon growth; nothing wasted on one who is always preparing for
his work and his life by keeping eyes, mind and heart open to nature, men, books, experience. Such a man
finds ministers to his education on all sides; everything cooperates with his passion for growth. And what
he gathers serves him at unexpected moments in unforeseen ways. – Mabie

PROMISE
He who is the slowest in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it. – Jean Jacques
Rousseau, (1712-1778) Swiss-born French author and philosopher

The sacred promises, though in themselves most sure and precious, are of no avail for the comfort and
sustenance of the soul unless you grasp them by faith, plead them in prayer, expect them by hope, and
receive them with gratitude. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

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As you read God’s promises over, one after the other, you say to yourselves, “This is my checkbook. I can
take out the promises as it want them, sign them by faith, present them at the great Bank of Grace, and come
away enriched with present help in time of need.” That is the way to use God’s promises. – Charles H.
Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

PROMPTNESS
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no
procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. – Chesterfield

Timely service, like timely gifts, is doubled in value. – MacDonald

The keen spirit seizes the prompt occasion. – More

PROPHET, PROPHECY
Don’t ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it: and if you prophesy right, nobody
will remember it. – Billings

PROSPERITY
Prosperity makes some friends and many enemies. – Vauvenargues

PROVERBS
Better late than never. – Anonymous

He that is down can fall no lower. – Butler

All that glisters is not gold. – Miguel Cervantes Saavedra, (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, playwright, and
poet

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of America’s
Founding Fathers

Half the world knows not how the other half lives. – Herbert

Two heads are better than one. – Heywood

That which is everybody’s business is nobody’s business. – Walton

PROVIDENCE
We cannot too often think there is a never-sleeping eye, which reads the heart and registers our thoughts.
– Francis Bacon, (1561-1626) English statesman and philosopher of science

You will find that God’s providence is in favor of those that keep His laws, and against those that break
them. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

Providence knows what we need better than we ourselves. – Fontaine

On how small an incident the greatest results may hinge! The pivots of history are microscopic. – Charles
H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

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I firmly believe in Divine Providence. Without belief in Providence I think I should go crazy. Without God
the world would be a maze without a clue. – Wilson

PURITY
Purity of soul cannot be lost without consent. – Augustine of Hippo (354-430) Christian theologian

I pray thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within. – Socrates (470-399 B.C.) Greek philosopher

Simplicity reaches out after God; purity discovers and enjoys him. – Kempis

The body is the soul’s image; therefore keep it pure. – Pope Xystus I

PURPOSE
He who would be a mover of the world must not be moved by the world. – Anonymous

Achievements ordinarily follow in due course when a person, after planning his work, works his plan. –
Bowman

The secret of success of constancy of purpose. – Benjamin Disraeli, (1804-1881) British statesman

There is no road to success but through a clear, strong purpose. – Munger

When a man has not a good reason for doing a thing, he has one good reason for letting it alone. – Scott

More men fail through lack of purpose than through lack of talent. – William Ashley (Billy) Sunday (1862-
1935) US Presbyterian revivalist

QUALITY
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior. – Juvenal

Nothing endures but personal qualities. – Whitman

QUARRELING
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. – Burke

Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side. – Rochefoucauld

A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two. – Seneca (4
B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor of the Roman Emperor Nero

Men are always quarreling with God because he will not submit his will to their dictation. – Charles H.
Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

In quarreling the truth is always lost. – Sorus

QUIETNESS
True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and

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refreshment. It is a great virtue; it covers folly, keeps secrets, avoids disputes, and prevents sin. – Penn

A consistent Christian may not have rapture. He has that which is much better than rapture-calmness. God’s
serene and perpetual presence. – Robertson

I have often regretted my speech-never my silence. – Sorus

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. – Tupper

RELIGION
The man proclaims his religion in his life and shows it in his face; worships God in the nobleness of his life,
and shows his reverence in the love of man and animals; reveals it in tolerance, kindness, gentleness and
strength. Our love of mankind is the measure of our love of God; our faith in the eternal goodness, eternal
progress, is the test of our religion. – Anonymous

The appearance of religion only on Sunday proves that it is only an appearance. – Adams

Men can be attracted but not forced to the faith. You may drive people to baptism, you won’t move them
one step further to religion. – Alcuin

Religion-that voice of the deepest human experience. – Matthew Arnold, (1822-1888) English poet and
literary critic

Many would like religion as a sort of lightning rod to their houses, to ward off, by and by, the bolts of divine
wrath. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

Americans will listen to religion if and when it claims to have relationship to real life. Let the churches
recognize that their job is not to nurture the pious nearly so much as it is to rouse, convict of sin, convert,
a pagan nation. – Bell

When someone tells me that he has never had a moment of probing religious doubt I find myself wondering
whether he had ever known a moment of vital religious conviction. – Bosley

I could not be interested in any man’s religion if his knowledge of God did not bring him more joy, did not
brighten his life, did not make him want to carry this joy into every dark corner of the world. I have no
understanding of a longfaced Christian. If God is anything, He must be joy. – Brown

It is only religion, the great bond of love and duty to God that makes any existence valuable or even
tolerable. – Bushnell

A man who puts aside his religion because he is going into society, is like one taking off his shoes because
he is about to walk upon thorns. – Cecil

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair. – Chesterton

Things sacred should not only be untouched with the hands, but unviolated in thought. – Cicero (106-43
B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and philosopher

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Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but-live for it. – Colton

Religion, if in heavenly truths attired, needs only to be seen to be admired. – William Cowper (1731-1800)
English poet and hymn-writer.

Let your religion be seen. Lamps do not talk but they do shine. A lighthouse sounds no drums, it beats no
gong; yet, far over the waters, its friendly light is seen by the mariner. – Culver

Religion should be the rule of life, not a casual incident of it. – Benjamin Disraeli, (1804-1881) British
statesman

Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, our religion will always be sacrificed. –
Epictetus

Science and religion no more contradict each other than light and electricity. – Faulkes

It is right to be religious, but one should shun religiosity. – Figulus

Religion is something you do not something you wait for. – Finney

Religious contention is the devil’s harvest. – Fontaine

Religion, like music, is not in need of defense, but rendition. – Harry Emerson Fosdick, (1878 - 1969)
American Clergyman

If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be without it? – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One
of America’s Founding Fathers

To avoid the risk of losing their religion, many people do not take it with them into their places of business.
– Grit

Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion. – Harrington

Religion reveals the place of man in the scheme of things-and the reason many do not want anything to do
with religion is because they do not want to face what they really are. – Houston Times

Religion is not an intelligence test, but a faith. – Howe

It is from our lives and not from our words, that our religion must be read. – Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826),
author, historian, philosopher, & educator

A life that will bear the inspection of men and of God, is the only certificate of true religion. – Johnson

There is only one true religion, but there may be many forms of belief. – Immanuel Kant, (1724-1804)
German philosopher

Religion is the individual’s attitude toward God and man as expressed in faith, in worship, in life and in
service. – Kent

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Any religion that professes to be concerned with the souls of men and is not concerned with the slums that
damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them, and the social conditions that cripple them, is a dry-
as-dust religion. – King

What I want is, not to possess religion but to have a religion that shall possess me. – Kingsley

Religious contention is the devil’s harvest. – Fontaine

The broad-minded see the truth in different religions; the narrow-minded see only their differences. – Lao-
tze

All belief that does not render us happier, freer, more loving, more active, more calm, is, I fear, an erroneous
and superstitious belief. – Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss theologian, and poet

The only assurance of our nation’s safety is to lay our foundations in morality and religion. – Abraham
Lincoln, (1809-1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

Religion without joy is no religion. – Parker

Common men talk bagfuls of religion but act not a grain of it, while the wise man speaks little, but his whole
life is a religion acted out. – Ramakrishna (1836-1886) Indian religious seer and mystic

We cannot meet needs by repeating creeds. – Religious Telescope

Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian anymore than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
– William Ashley (Billy) Sunday (1862-1935) US Presbyterian revivalist

True religion is the life we live; not the creed we profess. – Wright

REPENTANCE
Before God can deliver us from ourselves, we must undeceive ourselves. – Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
Christian theologian

You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too late. – Fuller

When the soul has laid down its faults at the feet of God, it feels as though it had wings. – Guerin

Christ and we will never be one until we and our sin are two. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English
Baptist preacher

Sin and hell are married unless repentance proclaims the divorce. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
English Baptist preacher

You need bring nothing to Jesus. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

True repentance hates the sin, and not merely the penalty; and it hates the sin most of all because it has
discovered and felt God’s love. – Taylor

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There is no repentance in the grave. – Isaac Watts (1674-1748) Independent minister, hymn-writer

REPUTATION
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself. – Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899)
American evangelist

When I did well, I heard it never; when I did ill, I heard it ever. – Old English Rhyme

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. – Socrates (470-399 B.C.)
Greek philosopher

REST
For too much rest itself becomes a pain. – Homer (10th-9th century B.C.) The earliest Greek writer

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. – Ovid (43-18 B.C.) Greek poet

REVENGE
The best part of revenge is not to be like him who did the injury. – Antoninus

In taking revenge a man is but equal to his enemy, but in passing it over he is his superior. – Francis Bacon,
(1561-1626) English statesman and philosopher of science

Those who plot the destruction of others often fall themselves. – Phaedrus

Revenge is an inhuman word. – Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor of the Roman Emperor Nero

RICHES
In this world, it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. – Henry Ward Beecher,
(1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He
is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American
preacher, editor and orator

A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world. – Bendixline

Wealth is like a viper, which is harmless if a man knows how to take hold of it; but if he does not, it will
twine round his hand and bite him. – St. Clement

The rich fool is like a pig that is choked by its own fat. – Confucius (551-479 b.C.) Chinese philosopher

A man’s true wealth is the good her does in this world. – Mohammed

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want. – Swift

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. – Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862) American
essayist, naturalist, and lecturer

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RIGHT
Be sure you are right, then go ahead. – Crockett

Two wrongs can never make a right. – English Proverb

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the others. – Twain

SABBATH
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week. – Addison

Too many persons try to make Sunday a sponge with which to wipe out sins of the week. – Henry Ward
Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

A man’s Sunday self and his weekday self are like two halves of a round trip ticket: not good if detached.
– Bristol

I feel as if God had, by giving the Sabbath, given fifty-two springs in every year. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
(l772-l834) British poet

Day of the Lord, as all our days should be! – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (1807-1882) American poet and
translator

Sabbath – The green oasis, the little grassy meadow in the wilderness; where, after the weekday’s journey,
the pilgrim halts for refreshment and repose. – Reade

“Sunday is our best day for business,” says somebody. Well then, so much more opportunity for you to make
a greater sacrifice to prove your love to Jesus. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

SACRIFICE
That which we should value in ourselves and in one another is the dignity of God’s image and the great price
at which we were bought. – Anonymous

It is what we give up, not what we lay up, that adds to our lasting store. – Ballou

You cannot win without sacrifice. – Buxton

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) American poet and
essayist

SAINTS
And Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees. – William Cowper (1731-1800) English
poet and hymn-writer. and John Newton (1725-1807) English evangelical minister and hymn-writer

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful, you say. Yes, to be sure, but He does what is still more wonderful:
He makes saints out of sinners. – Soren Kierkegaard, (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and religious thinker

A man can be as truly a saint in a factory as in a monastery, and there is as much need of him in the one as
in the other. – McCracken

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Saints are persons who make it easier for others to believe in God. – Soderblom

SALVATION
Salvation is free for you because someone else paid. – Anonymous

No man has the right to abandon the care of his salvation to another. – Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826),
author, historian, philosopher, & educator

Salvation comes from God alone. – Latin Phrase

We are saved by someone doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves. – Lester

Salvation is not something that is done for you but something that happens within you. It is not the clearing
of a court record, but the transformation of a life attitude. – Palmer

The greatest of all miracles is the salvation of a soul. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

The most important question concerning any man living is this: Is he a saved soul or not? Is he a child of
God or an heir of wrath? – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

What we mean by salvation is this-deliverance from the love of sin, rescue from the habit of sin, setting free
from the desire to sin. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

Human nature’s way of salvation is, “Do, do, do.” But God’s way of salvation is, “Done, done, it is all
done.” You have but to rely by faith on the atonement that Christ accomplished on the cross. – Charles H.
Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

A man is never so “fit for believing” as when, in himself, he is most unfit. It is unfitness, not fitness that is
really required. What is fitness for being washed? Filth, and filth alone. What is fitness for receiving alms?
Poverty, abject need. What is fitness for receiving pardon? Guilt, and only guilt. If you are guilty, if you are
black, if you are foul, you have all the fitness that is required. So come and in find Jesus Christ all that meets
your greatest and most urgent need. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

SCANDAL
Scandal is what one-half the world takes pleasure in inventing, and the other half in believing. – Chatfield

You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him. – Washington

Amazing love! How can it be


That Thou, my God, shouldest die for me? – Charles Wesley (1709-1788) English hymn-writer and preacher

SECURITY
When you have accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace; God is awake. – Victor Hugo, (1802-
1885) French author of poetry, drama, and novels

Nothing binds me to my Lord like a strong belief in his changeless love. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)

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English Baptist preacher

Moment by moment I’m kept in His love,


Moment by moment I’ve life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.
– Major Daniel Webster Whittle (1840-1901) American evangelist and Gospel songwriter

SELF-CONTROL
Prove that you can control yourself and you are an educated man; without this, all other education is good
for nothing. – Anonymous

Deliberate much before you say or do anything, for it will not be in your power to recall what is said or done.
– Epictetus

Those who wish to transform the world must be able to transform themselves. – Heiden

It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of a man is tested. – Lowell

SELFISHNESS
The very heart and root of sin is an independent spirit. – We erect the idol self, and not only whish others
to worship, but worship it ourselves. – Cecil

Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race. – William Ewart Gladstone, (1809-1898) British
statesmen

The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.
– Hunt

Usually he is most empty who is most full of himself. – Lawson

No one is happy or free how lives only for himself. Joy in living comes from immersion in something one
recognizes to be bigger, better, worthier, more enduring than he himself is. “True happiness and true
freedom come from squandering one’s self for a purpose. – McGeehon

The world remains selfish enough, but it will not accept a selfish religion. – Nicoll

There is no room for God in him who is full of himself. – Service of the Heart

God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves. – Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899)
American evangelist

Selfishness is the great unknown sin. No selfish person ever thought himself selfish. – A Southern
Churchman

Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself. – Leo Tolstoy, (1828-1910)
Russian novelist, short-story writer, and essayist

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The most difficult thing the good Lord has to deal with in the man of today is his sense of self-sufficiency.
He is too prone to think he can get along pretty well without God. – Western Christian Advocate

SELF-LOVE
He was like a cock that thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. – Eliot

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of America’s
Founding Fathers

SELF-RELIANCE
Look well into thyself; there is a source that will always spring up if thou wilt always search there. –
Antoninus

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself. – Bovee

No man should part with his own individuality and become that of another. – Channing

I have ever held it as a maxim never to do that through another that it was possible for me to execute myself.
– Montesquieu

For they can conquer who believe they can. – Vergil (70-19 B.C.) Roman man of letters and poet

SERMON
It takes only fifteen minutes to read the greatest sermon ever preached-and when you have finished it, you
will have read a complete summary of all that Jesus taught. – Allen

The sermon has dimensions-height, depth, and breadth. The people who do the listening are sometimes
painfully aware of a fourth dimension-length. – Brown

That is not the best sermon which makes the hearers go away talking to one another, and praising the
speaker, but which makes them go away thoughtful and serious, and hastening to be alone. – Burnett

The sermon will be better if you listen as a Christian rather than as a critic. – Construction Digest

Great sermons lead the people to praise the preacher. Good preaching leads the people to praise the Savior.
– Finney

The belly hates a long sermon. – Fuller

A song will outlive all sermons in the memory. – Giles

A good sermon helps people in a couple of ways. Some rise from it greatly strengthened. Others wake from
it refreshed. – Grit

The average man’s idea of a good sermon is one that goes over his head-and hits his neighbors. – Barber

Once in seven years I burn all my sermons; for it is a shame if I cannot write better sermons now than I did
seven years ago. – Wesley

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SERVICE
Service is the rent we pay for the space we occupy. – Anonymous

When a man turns to God desiring to serve Him, God directs his attention to the world and its need. –
Brunner

Only the hands that give away the flowers of their plucking retain the fragrance thereof. – Chinese Proverb

No one is useless in this world that lightens the burden of it for any one else. – Charles Dickens, (1812-
1870) Generally considered England’s greatest novelist

It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service. – Albert Einstein (1879-
1955) American (German-born) physicist

The most acceptable service of God is doing good to man. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One of
America’s Founding Fathers

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. – Hazlitt

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. – Holmer

When generous acts bloom from unselfish thought the Lord is with us though we know it not. – Larcom

The church is a workshop, not a dormitory; and every Christian man and woman is bound to help in the
common cause. – MacLaren

The world cannot always understand one’s profession of faith, but it can understand service. – Maclaren

We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life. – Markham

O Father, may it never be said of us that having come to an open door, we closed it; having come to a lighted
candle, we quenched it; having heard the voice of a neighbor begging bread, we made denial, speaking of
our own case. – Mc Kenzie

The measure of a man is not the number of his servants, but the number of people he serves. – Dwight L.
Moody (1837-1899) American evangelist

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains
and is immortal. – Pine

In this theater of man’s life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on. – Pythagoras

It is not the possession of extraordinary gifts that makes extraordinary usefulness, but the dedication of what
we have to the service of God. – Robertson

The weakest among us has a gift, however seemingly trivial, which is peculiar to him, and which worthily
used, will be a gift to his race forever. – John Ruskin, (1819-1900) English critic of the arts social reformer

So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others I would almost say that we are indispensable;

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and no man is useless while he has a friend. – Stevenson

God loves to see in me not his servant, but himself, who serves all. – Sir Rabvindranath Tagore,
(1861-1941) Indian poet and philosopher

Human need in all of its dimensions is the swinging door into the innermost life of another. – Thurman

It is a truth that stands out with startling distinctness on the pages of the New Testament that God has no
sons who are not servants. – Ward

Know well that a hundred holy temples of wood and stone have not the value of one understanding heart.
– Zoroastrian Scriptures

SILENCE
It is a great misfortune neither to have enough wit to talk well nor enough judgment to be silent. – Bruyere

Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher. – Latin Proverb

Blessed are they who have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it. – Lowell

Be silent and safe – silence never betrays you. – O’Reilly

I regret often that I have spoken, never that I have been silent. – Sorus

SIMPLICITY
The greatest truths are the simplest. – Ballou

Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought. – Hazlitt

A man is simple when his chief care is the wish to be what he ought to be that is honestly and naturally
human. – Wagner

SIN
It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those we intend to commit. –
Billings

He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil. – Cicero (106-43
B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and philosopher

The way to keep the heart quiet is to keep ourselves in the love of God and to do nothing to offend him. –
Henry

It is not alone what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. – Moliere

Our outward act is prompted from within, and from the sinner’s mind proceeds the sin. – Prior

Is sin so luscious that you will burn in hell for it? – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

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There is no sin for which it is worth your while to be damned. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English
Baptist preacher

Sin may open bright as the morning, but it will end dark as night. – Talmage

My soul is like a mirror in which the glory of God is reflected, but sin, however insignificant, covers the
mirror with smoke. – St. Theresa

Sin and dandelions are a whole lot alike-they’re a lifetime fight that you never quite win. – White

The other fellow’s sins, like the other fellow’s car lights, always seem more glaring than our own. –
Wisconsin Dells Events

SLANDER
Never throw mud. You may miss your mark, but you will have dirty hands. – Parker

SOCIETY
Society would be a charming affair if we were only interested in one another. – Chamfort

For every social wrong there must be a remedy. But the remedy can be nothing less than the abolition of the
wrong. – George

SOLITUDE
We enter the world alone, we leave it alone. – Froude

What would a man do if he were compelled to live always in the sultry heat of society, and could never
better himself in the cool of solitude. – Hawthorne

The person who has not learned to be happy and content while completely alone for an hour a day, or a week
has missed life’s greatest serenity. – Tate

Consider what St. Augustine said, – that he sought God within himself. Settle yourself in solitude, and you
will come upon Him in yourself. – St. Theresa

SORROW
Blessed to us is the night, for it reveals the stars. – Anonymous

Ah, nothing comes to us too soon but sorrow. – Bailey

Wherever souls are being tried and ripened, in whatever commonplace and homely, there God is hewing out
the pillars for His temple. – Brooks, Phillips (1835-1893), American Episcopal bishop

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seamed with scars;
martyrs have put on their coronation robes glittering with fire, and through their tears have the sorrowful first
seen the gates of heaven. – Chapin

The soul would have no rainbow had the eye no tears. – Cheney

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Often the clouds of sorrow reveal the sunshine of His face. – Jasper

This world is so full of care and sorrow that it is a gracious debt we owe to one another to discover the bright
crystals of delight hidden in somber circumstances and irksome tasks. – Keller

Sorrows remembered sweeten present joy. – Pollok

Sorrows are like thunderclouds-in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray. – Richter

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlights of affliction. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
English Baptist preacher

There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm. – Vincent

SOUL
From the looks-not the lips, is the soul reflected. – Clarke

I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among
creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice
and endurance. – Faulkner

The greatest adventures are experienced in the soul of man, not across oceans or deserts. – Runes

Were I so tall to reach the pole, or grasp the ocean with my span, I must be measured by my soul: the mind’s
the standard of the man. – Isaac Watts (1674-1748) Independent minister, hymn-writer

SPEECH
The heart seldom feels what the mouth expresses. – Campistron

Speak briefly and to the point. – Cato

A vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speech, whether
they be wise or foolish. – Demosthenes

Blessed is the man who having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. – Eliot

STEWARDSHIP
The problem with our giving is that we give the widow’s mite, but not with the widow’s spirit. – Anonymous

It is not the greatness of the help, or the intrinsic value of the gift, which gives it its worth, but the evidence
it is of love and thoughtfulness. – Black

To love is to want to give and above all give oneself. A perfect love is the perfect gift of oneself without
thought of reward or return. – Stuart

SUBSTITUTION
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pierced; he stands numbered with transgressors. Let the trial proceed. What is the accusation? He stands to
answer it. He points to his side, his hands, his feet, and challenges justice to bring anything against the
sinners whom he represents. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

SUCCESS
To have grown wise and kind is real success. – Anonymous

To find his place and fill it is success for a man. – Brooks, Phillips (1835-1893), American Episcopal bishop

The men who I have seen succeed best in life have always been cheerful and hopeful men, who went about
their business with a smile on their faces, and took the changes and chances of this mortal life like men,
facing rough and smooth alike as it comes. – Kingsley

Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it. – Ovid (43-18 B.C.) Greek poet

SUFFERING
It requires more courage to suffer than to die. – Napoleon I (Napoleon Bonaparte) (1769-1821) Emperor
of the French (1804-1814)

Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial. – Ovid (43-18 B.C.) Greek poet

I wish you could convince yourself that God is often nearer to us, and more effectually present with us, in
sickness than in health. – Lawrence

SYMPATHY
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart. – Burke

There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They speak more eloquently
than then thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, of
unspeakable love. – Irving

Our sympathy is never very deep unless founded on our own feelings. We pity, but do not enter into the grief
that we have never felt. – Landon

There are none so tender as those who have been skinned themselves. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
English Baptist preacher

TALENT
Concealed talent brings no reputation. – Erasmus

Talent without tact is only half talent. – Horace Greeley, (1811-1872), American newspaper editor

Our opportunities to do good are our talents. – Mather

TALK
In general those who nothing have to say contrive to spend the longest time in doing it. – Lowell

Those who have few things to attend to are great babblers; for the less men think, the more they talk. –

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Montesquieu

They never taste who always drink; they always talk who never think. – Prior

TEACHING
He is wise who can instruct us and assist us in the business of daily virtuous living. – Thomas Carlyle,
(1795-1881) Scottish author

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. – Galileo

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold
iron. – Horace Mann

The teacher is like the candle that lights others in consuming itself. – Ruffini

TEARS
God washes the eyes by tears until they can behold the invisible land where tears shall come no more. –
Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

Never a tear bedims the eye that time and patience will not dry. – Harte

Tears are sometimes as weighty as words. – Ovid (43-18 B.C.) Greek poet

It is some relief to weep; grief is satisfied and carried off by tears. – Ovid (43-18 B.C.) Greek poet

Tears are the silent language of grief. – Voltaire (1694 - 1778) French author, humanist, rationalist, &
satirist

TEMPTATION
Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory. – Faber

God is better served in resisting a temptation to evil than in many formal prayers. – Penn

No one can ask honestly or hopefully to be delivered from temptation, unless he has himself honestly and
firmly determined to do the best he can to keep out of it. – John Ruskin, (1819-1900) English critic of the
arts social reformer

No degree of temptation justifies any degree of sin. – Willis

THOUGHT
Great thoughts, like great deeds, need no trumpet. – Bailey

Learning without thought is labor lost. – Confucius (551-479 BC.) Chinese philosopher

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts. – Hazlitt

The mind grows by what it feeds on. – Holland

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He that never thinks never can be wise. – Johnson

The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable
of any we have, and therefore should be secured, because they seldom return again. – Locke

At learning’s fountain it is sweet to drink, but its’ a nobler privilege to think. – Saxe

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. – Sidney

TIME
We have to live but one day at a time, but we are living for eternity in that one day. – Anonymous

In time take time while time doth last, for time is no time when time is past. – Anonymous

To snatch the passing moment and examine it for signs of eternity is the noblest of occupations. – Halle

Time is so precious that it is dealt out to us only in the smallest possible fractions-a tiny moment at a time.
– Irish Proverb

There is a time to be born, and a time to die, says Solomon, and it is the memento of a truly wise man; but
there is an interval between these two times of infinite importance. – Richmond

God created time and gave it to us. It is his fundamental gift, for all other gifts are conditioned upon it. Why
should we give it so grudgingly to his service? Why should we not lavish time upon the things that God
knows and we know are the vital things? – Rountree

An age builds up cities: an hour destroys them. – Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor of the Roman Emperor Nero

Do not believe that you are standing still; you are not. Your pulses each moment beat the funeral marches
to the tomb. You are chained to the chariot of rolling time. There is no bridling of the steeds or leaping from
the chariot. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

You cannot kill time without injuring eternity. – Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862) American essayist,
naturalist, and lecturer

Time is infinite movement without one moment of rest. – Leo Tolstoy, (1828-1910) Russian novelist,
short-story writer, and essayist

To the philosopher, time is one of the fundamental quantities. To the average man, time has something to
do with dinner. – Van Horn

TONGUE
Birds are entangled by their feet and men by their tongues. – Thomas Fuller

It is bad to think ill, but it is much worse to speak it, for that implies consent to the evil thought and a
willingness to infect others with it. – Henry

TRIALS

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When life becomes all snarled up, offer it to our Lord and let Him untie the knots. – Book of Days for
Christians

Outward losses drive good people to their prayers but bad people to their curses. – Henry

It is hard to take comfort from former smiles under present frowns. – Henry

A trial is an experiment or search made upon a man, by some affliction, to prove the value and strength of
his faith. – Henry

God has one Son without sin, but he never had a son without trial. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
English Baptist preacher

TROUBLE
Whenever God gives us a cross to bear, it is a prophecy that He will also give us strength. – Anonymous

Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. – American Proverb

Nations and men are much alike. They seldom appeal to God unless they are getting licked. – Baltimore Sun

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887)
American preacher, editor and orator

The eternal stars shine out as soon as it is dark enough. – Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881) Scottish author

He that seeks trouble always finds it. – English Proverb

It is a pity that our tears on account of our troubles should so blind our eyes that we should not see our
mercies. – Flavel

If the sun of God’s countenance shine upon me, I may well be content to be wet with the rain of affliction.
– Hall

Troubles, like babies, grow larger by nursing. – Holland

If trouble comes, it’ll keep our religion from getting rusty. That’s the great thing about persecution; it keeps
you up to the mark. It’s habit, not hatred, that is the real enemy of the church of God. – Leber

The whole trouble is that we won’t let God help us. – Macdonald

The true way to soften one’s troubles is to solace those of others. – Maintenon

Trouble and perplexity drive us to prayer, and prayer driveth away trouble and perplexity. – Melancthon

It is distrust of God, to be troubled about what is to come; impatience against God, to be troubled with what
is present; and anger at God to be troubled for what is past. – Patrick

Trouble knocked at the door, but hearing a laugh within hurried away. – Poor Richard, Jr.

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Trifling troubles find utterance; deeply felt pangs are silent. – Seneca (4 B.C.-A.D. 65) Tutor of the Roman
Emperor Nero

There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows
that never really happen to them. – Shaw

Every time trouble comes, consider that through it the Lord is giving you a needed lesson. – Yogananda

TRUST
You may trust the Lord too little, but you can never trust Him too much. – Anonymous

Beware of despairing about yourself; you are commanded to put your trust in God, and not in yourself. –
Augustine of Hippo (354-430) Christian theologian

We trust as we love, and where we love. If we love Christ much, surely we shall trust Him much. – Brooks,
Phillips (1835-1893), American Episcopal bishop

Truth is mighty and will prevail. – Brooks, Phillips (1835-1893), American Episcopal bishop

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)
American poet and essayist

Trusting in Him who can go with me and remain with you, and be everywhere for good, let us confidently
hope that all will yet be well. – Abraham Lincoln, (1809-1865) Sixteenth President of the United States

Trust God where you cannot trace Him. Do not try to penetrate the cloud He brings over you; rather look
to the bow that is on it. The mystery is God’s; the promise is yours. – Macduff

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. – George Mac Donald

How calmly we may commit ourselves to the hands of Him who bears up the world. – Richter

Don’t try to hold God’s hand; let Him hold yours. Let Him do the holding, and you the trusting. – Webb-
Peploe

TRUTH
Truth does not consist in minute accuracy of detail, but in conveying a right impression; and there are vague
ways of speaking that are truer than strict facts would be. When the Psalmist said, “Rivers of water run down
mine eyes, because men keep not thy law,” he did not state the fact, but he stated a truth deeper than fact,
and truer. – Alford

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence. – Henri Frédéric Amiel.
(1821-1881), Swiss writer of French language

To hear truth and not accept it does not nullify truth. – Brotherhood Journal

Every man seeks for truth, but God only knows who has found it. – Lord Chesterfield

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We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past. – Chaing Kai-shek

God has revealed many truths that He has not explained. We will just have to be content to let Him know
some things we do not and take Him at His word. – Copass

He that hath truth on his side is a fool as well as a coward if he is afraid to won it because of other man’s
opinions. – Defoe

Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time. – Benjamin Disraeli, (1804-1881) British statesman

Much of the glory and sublimity of truth is connected with its mystery. To understand everything we must
be as God. – Edwards

Honesty of thought and speech and written word is a jewel, and they who curb prejudice and seek honorably
to know and speak the truth are the only builders of a better life. – Galsworthy

If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you; but if not, you have infinite power against you.
– Gordon

It takes few words to tell the truth. – Chief Joseph (Last Chief of the Nez Perce tribe)

Keep one thing forever in view-the truth; and if you do this, though it may seem to lead you away from the
opinion of men, it will assuredly conduct you to the throne of God. – Mann

Truth lies in character. Christ did not simply speak the truth; he was Truth-Truth through and through, for
truth is a thing not of words but a life and being. – Robertson

It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, nor the amount of religious
conversation in which you mix, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these
things till the truth in them becomes your own and part of your being, that ensures your growth. – Robertson

Truth is always the strongest argument. – Sophocles (496-405 B.C.) Greek dramatist

Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but it is not everyone that sincerely wishes to be on the side of
truth. – Whately

There is no problem in dealing with error if truth is presented intelligently and in love. – White

UNDERSTANDING
Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that thou mayest believe, but believe
that thou mayest understand. – Augustine of Hippo (354-430) Christian theologian

Man is always inclined to be intolerant toward the thing, or person, he hasn’t taken time adequately to
understand. – Brown

The ignorant man always adores what he cannot understand. – Lombroso

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UNION
There is no more sure tie between friends than when they are united in their objects and wishes. – Cicero
(106-43 B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and philosopher

We must all hang together or assuredly we shall hang separately. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One
of America’s Founding Fathers

UNSELFISHNESS
The man who has lived for himself has the privilege of being his own mourner. – Henry Ward Beecher,
(1813-1887) American preacher, editor and orator

Reach that which is of God in every one. – Fox

Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race. – William Ewart Gladstone, (1809-1898) British
statesmen

Learn the luxury of doing good. – Goldsmith

If you want to be miserable, think much about yourself; about what you want, what you like, what respect
people ought to pay you, and what people think of you. – Kingsley

The most delicate, the most sensible of all pleasures consist in promoting the pleasures of others. –
LaBruyere

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains
and is immortal. – Pike

The greatest difficulty with the world is not it inability to produce, but its unwillingness to share. – Smith

VALUE
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. – Bryce

We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we
throw away. – Plutarch

A cynic, a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900),
Irish playwright & poet

VIRTUE
Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man! – Addison

One’s outlook is a part of his virtue. – Alcott

Virtue alone is the unerring sign of a noble soul. – Boileau

Virtue is not to be considered in the light of mere innocence, or abstaining from harm; but as the exertion
of our faculties in doing good. – Butler

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Honor is the reward of virtue. – Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman orator, politician, and philosopher

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors. – Confucius (551-479 b.C.)
Chinese philosopher

I would be virtuous for my own sake, though nobody were to know it; as I would be clean for my own sake,
though nobody were to see me. – Cooper

Virtue is the Beauty of the Soul. – Fuller

Virtue is not hereditary. – Thomas Paine, (1737-1809) American essayist and pamphleteer

Virtue is the doing good to mankind in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting
happiness. – Paley

The virtue of a man ought to be measured not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his every day conduct.
– Pascal

He, who dies for virtue, does not perish. – Plautus

Wealth is a weak anchor, and glory cannot support a man; this is the law of God, that virtue only is firm, and
cannot be shaken by a tempest. – Pythagoras

A truly virtuous person is like good metal-the more he is fired, the more he is refined; the more he is
opposed, the more he is approved. Wrongs may well try him and touch him, but they cannot imprint on him
any false stamp. – Richelieu

What the world calls virtue, without Christ, is a name and a dream. The foundation of all human excellence
must be laid deep in the blood of the Redeemer’s cross and in the power of His resurrection. – Robertson

The glory of riches and of beauty is frail and transitory; virtue remains bright and eternal. – Sallust

WAITING
Wait in prayer. Call on God and spread the case before. Express your unstaggering confidence in him. Wait
in faith, for unfaithful, untrusting waiting is but an insult to the Lord. Wait in quiet patience, not murmuring
because you are under the affliction, but blessing God for it. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English
Baptist preacher

WANTS
It is not from nature, but from education and habits that our wants are chiefly derived. – Fielding

Constantly choose rather to want less, than to have more. – Kempis

How few our real wants, and how vast our imaginary ones! – Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss
theologian, and poet

WEALTH
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is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American
preacher, editor and orator

The wealth of a man is the number of things that he loves and blesses, and which he is loved and blessed
by. – Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881) Scottish author

He that will not permit his wealth to do any good to others while he is living, prevents it from doing good
to himself when he is dead. – Colton

Riches either serve or govern the possessor. – Horace (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet

Life is short. The sooner that a man begins to enjoy his wealth the better. – Johnson

Riches exclude only one inconvenience, and that is poverty. – Johnson

Riches, like glory or health, have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them.
– Montaigne

Let the moment come when nothing is left but life, and you will find that you do not hesitate over the fate
of material possessions. – Rickenbacker

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. – Socrates (470-399 B.C.)
Greek philosopher

Money is not required to buy one necessity for the soul. – Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862) American
essayist, naturalist, and lecturer

WILL
A man can do what he ought to do; and when he says he cannot, it is because he will not. – Fichte

People do not lack strength; they lack will. – Victor Hugo, (1802-1885) French author of poetry, drama, and
novels

When your will is God’s will, you will have your will. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

WISDOM
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, (l772-
l834) British poet

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more. – William
Cowper (1731-1800) English poet and hymn-writer.

Wisdom is only found in truth.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German novelist, poet, &
scientist

The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it. – Hare

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The first step of wisdom is to know what is false. – Latin Proverb

God grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, courage to change things I can, and wisdom to
know the difference. – Niebuhr

No man is wise enough by himself. – Plautus

He who learns the rules of wisdom without conforming to them in his life is like a man who ploughs in his
field but does not sow. – Saadi

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is knowledge of our own ignorance. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-
1892) English Baptist preacher

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers... – Alfred Tennyson, (1809-1892) British poet

True wisdom consists not in seeing what is immediately before our eyes, but in foreseeing what is to come.
– Terence (190-158 B.C.), Roman dramatist

He who provides for this life, but takes no care for eternity, is wise for a moment, but a fool forever. –
Tillotson

WISH
Every wish is like a prayer-with God. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), English poet

If a man could have half his wishes he would double his troubles. – Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) One
of America’s Founding Fathers

I wish I knew the good of wishing. – Leigh

WITNESS
One taper lights a thousand, yet shines as it has shone; and the humblest light may kindle one brighter than
its own. – Butterworth

The great-heartedness of religion craves expression and must be expressed. – Jacks

Whatever God gives you to do, do it as well as you can. This is the best possible preparation for what he may
want you to do next. – Macdonald

You want to be your Lord’s messenger to your neighbor? To be that your love must instinctively seize on
and love what is lovable in your neighbor. – Mackay

To be glad instruments of God’s love in this imperfect world is the service to which man is called. – Albert
Schweitzer, (1875-1965) Theologian, philosopher, and medical missionary in Africa

No doctrine of the Christian religion is worth preserving which cannot be verified in daily life. – Watson

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WORK
Happiness depends chiefly on our cheerful acceptance of routine, on our refusal to assume, as many do, that
daily work and daily duty are a kind of slavery. – Briggs

Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which
affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him. – Burroughs

To find one’s work is to find one’s place in the world. – Cabot

It is better to undertake a large task and get it half done than to undertake nothing and get it all done. – Craig

There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job. – Crane

Better to wear out than to rust out. – Cumberland

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by
work. – Thomas Alva Edison, (1847-1931) American inventor

It is not doing the thing which we like to do, but liking to do the thing which we have to do, that makes life
blessed.– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German novelist, poet, & scientist

God gives the birds their food, but he does not throw it into their nests. – Greek Proverb

Anything that one dies, from cooking a dinner to governing a state, becomes a work of art if motivated by
the passion for excellence and done as well as it can be. A man who does his job in that spirit will be the one
who gets the most satisfaction out of life. – Jacks

It is my belief that every man has the divine right to work. – Lundeen

If you want to be not only successful, but personally, happily and permanently successful, then do your job
in a way that puts lights in people’s faces. Do that job in such a way that, even when you are out of sight,
folks will always know which way you went by the lamps left behind. – Mc Farland

Civilization develops only where considerable numbers of men work together for common ends. – Moore

Almighty God doesn’t call any man or woman to a trivial or unimportant life work. If you can’t see your job
as being somehow vital and meaningful to mankind, change it or get out of it. – Nelson

Many hands make light work. – Patten

The moment a man can really do his work, he becomes speechless about it; all words are idle to him; all
theories. Does a bird need to theorize about building its nest, or boast of it when it is built? All good work
is essentially done that way-without hesitation; without difficulty; without boasting. – John Ruskin,
(1819-1900) English critic of the arts social reformer

The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people. – Tolstoi

No religion is irrelevant if it helps people to see the hidden glory of the common things they do. – Trueblood

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There are two changeless sources of solid happiness: first, the belief in God, and second, the habit of hard
work toward useful ends. – Willard

WORLD
God is the author, men are only the players. These grand pieces which are played upon earth have been
composed in heaven. – Balzac

He who best knows the world will love it least. – Balzac

This world is God’s workshop for making men in. – Henry Ward Beecher, (1813-1887) American preacher,
editor and orator

For the world I count it not an inn, but a hospital, and a place not to live, but to die in. – Browne

There are two worlds; the world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our
hearts and imaginations. – Hunt

What a glorious world Almighty God has given us! How thankless and ungrateful we are, and how we labor
to mar His gifts. – Lee

Glorious indeed is the world of God around us, but more glorious the world of God within us. There lies the
land of song; there lies the poet’s native land. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (1807-1882) American poet
and translator

The unrest of this weary world is its unvoiced cry after God. – Munger

The world is God’s epistle to mankind-his thoughts are flashing upon us from every direction. – Plato (427?-
347 B.C.) Ancient Greek philosopher

The only new thing that ever enters into this world is a human personality. – Scott

I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world
is because the world has so much influence over the church. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English
Baptist preacher

This world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel. – Walpole

The world is my parish. – Wesley

WORRY
Anxiety springs from the desire that things should happen as we wish rather than as God wills. – Anonymous

The devil would have us continually crossing streams that do not exist. – Anonymous

Take plenty of time to count your blessings, but never spend a minute in worry. – Anonymous

Worry is a kind of insult to the Lord. It’s like throwing His promises and assurances back into His face and

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saying they’re no good and you don’t trust Him. – Fletcher

To worry about tomorrow is to fail of devotion to the tasks of today, and so to spoil both days. – Hyde

The more you worry about other people’s welfare, the less you will worry about your own. – Magary

Nothing in the affairs of men is worth worrying about. – Plato (427?-347 B.C.) Ancient Greek philosopher

Blessed is the man who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy at night. – Riney

WORSHIP
He who neglects worship neglects that which separates man from the birds, the animals, the insects, the
fishes. – Bradley

Man is a religious being; the heart instinctively seeks for a God. – Bryan

Worship renews the spirit as sleep renews the body. – Cabot

The man who does not habitually worship is but a pair of spectacles behind which there is no eye. – Thomas
Carlyle, (1795-1881) Scottish author

What greater calamity can fall upon a nation than the loss of worship. – Thomas Carlyle, (1795-1881)
Scottish author

It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow. – Calvin Coolidge, (1872-1933) President of
the United States

The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship. – Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)
American poet and essayist

We must not forget to keep worship at the heart of life. – Hodgkin

Worship is the act of rising to a personal, experimental consciousness of the real presence of God which
floods the soul with joy and bathes the whole inward spirit with refreshing streams of life. – Jones

And learn there may be worship without words. – Lowell

It takes solitude, under the stars, for us to be reminded of our eternal origin and our far destiny. – Rutledge

Soul worship is the soul of worship, and if you take away the soul from the worship, you have killed the
worship. It becomes dead and barren after that. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist
preacher

My happiest moments are when I am worshiping God, really adoring the Lord Jesus Christ, and having
fellowship with the ever-blessed Spirit. In that worship I forget the cares of everything else. To me it is the
nearest approach to what it will be in heaven. – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist preacher

The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat. – Thompson

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Worship requires only a man and God. – Unity

The tongue blessing God without the heart is but a tinkling cymbal; the heart blessing God without the
tongue is sweet but still music; both in concert make their harmony which fills and delights heaven and
earth. – Venning

O Christ, in Thee my soul hath found,


And found in Thee alone,
The peace, the joy I sought so long,
The bliss till now unknown.

I sighed for rest and happiness,


I yearned for them, not Thee;
But while I passed my Saviour by,
His love laid hold on me.

Now none but Christ can satisfy,


None other name for me;
There’s love, and life, and lasting joy,
Lord Jesus, found in Thee.
– Author unknown.

YOUTH
Never tell a young person that something cannot be done. God may have been waiting for countless centuries
for somebody ignorant enough of the impossibility to do that thing. – Anonymous

If our boys and girls are not so good as they were when you were a child their age, it may be that they had
a much better mother and dad than your child has. – Anonymous

Every youth who is ambitious to grow to the full stature of noble manhood must make up his mind at the
start that he has got to be bigger than the things that are trying to down him. If he doesn’t he will go down
with them. – Anonymous

In youth we learn; in age we understand. – Ebner-Eschenbach

If I had the opportunity to say a final word to all the young people of America, it would be this: Don’t think
too much about yourselves. Try to cultivate the habit of thinking of others; this will reward you. Nourish
your minds by good reading; discover what your life work is, work in which you can be happiest. Be
unafraid in all things where you know you are right. Be unselfish. That’s the first and final commandment
for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. – Eliot

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never
grows old. – Kafka

There is a deep tendency in human nature to become like what we imagine ourselves to be. – Hocking

Conscience is the voice of our ideal self, our complete self, our real self, laying its call upon the will. – Jones

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Live every day of your life as though you expected to live forever. – Mac Arthur

There is a special quality to being young in America. There is a special air of freedom, a special kind of
hopefulness, a deep-down faith that life will turn out good. Every man who remembers how it felt will do
all he can to keep that faith alive for those who are young today. – Redmond

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. – Robert Southey
(1774-1843), English poet

One other thing stirs me when I look back at my youthful days, the fact that so many people gave me
something or were something to me without knowing it. – Albert Schweitzer, (1875-1965) Theologian,
philosopher, and medical missionary in Africa

ZEAL
Whether zeal or moderation be the point we aim at, let us keep fire out of the one and frost out of the other.
– Addison

Blind zeal can only do harm. – Lichtwer

Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others. – Quesnel

Nothing spoils human nature more than false zeal. The good nature of a heathen is more God-like than the
furious zeal of a Christian. – Whichcote
“Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of
God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thes. 5:17-18)
Dr. Terry Wayne Preslar (1947- )

Dr. Terry Wayne Preslar has pastored First Baptist Church of Mineral Springs, North Carolina for over
30 years. It is his second call with two and one half years having been served at Howie Baptist Church of
Waxhaw, North Carolina. Brother Preslar and his wife are happily married with five children, with the
youngest being eighteen years old and eight grandchildren. He is an old fashion Baptist Preacher with firm
convictions and a passion for souls.
The Editor organized Mineral Springs Baptist Mission late in 1975. Since then Pastor Preslar has worked
in this calling. He works with the “Preaching Mission” of the church, at the rest-home several times each
month and three services each week in the pulpit at First Baptist. Given the occasion he preaches on the
street and in prisons. He teaches Bible College Classes in Monroe in the Gospel Schools of the Bible in
Monroe N.C. and writes Sunday-School material for several classes. He preaches several revival meetings,
speaks in mission revivals and Bible conferences and attends a number of campmeetings each year. He can
be contacted for appointments at the below address or phone number. (No church is ever too small – God’s
people need a preacher...)

Dr. Terry W. Preslar


PO Box 388 - Mineral Springs, N.C. 28108
Voice (704)843-3858
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