~ D. Barry Weber, on The First Morning
Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that thou mayest believe, but believe that thou mayest understand.
To seek to extinguish Anger is but a bravery of the Stoics. We have better oracles: Be angry, but sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger.
~ Francis Bacon
Ignorance is the womb of monsters.
~ Henry Ward Beecher, in Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1867
The test of the life of a saint is not success but faithfulness.
~ Oswald Chambers
Remember the uncertain soldier in our Civil War who, figuring to play it safe, dressed himself in a blue coat and gray pants and tip-toed out unto the field of battle. He got shot from both directions.
~ Paul Harvey
There has never been a statue erected to the memory of someone who let well enough alone.
~ Jules Ellinger
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The man who removed the mountain began by carrying away small stones.
Blessedness, not material possessions, is the measure of right thought. Wretchedness, not lack of material possessions, is the measure of wrong thought. A man may be cursed and rich; he may be blessed and poor. Blessedness and riches are only joined together when the riches are rightly and wisely used; and the poor man only descends into wretchedness when he regards his lot as a burden unjustly imposed.
~ James Allen, in As A Man Thinketh
The trouble with advice is that you can’t tell if it’s good or bad until you’ve taken it.
~ Frank Tyger
Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
~ Karle Wilson Baker
A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
~ Thomas Carlyle
I could prove God statistically! Take the human body alone. The chance that all the functions of the individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity!
~ George Gallup
In our western society it is unthinkable for a man to walk into a church with his hot on and his shoes off. In the near East it is equally unthinkable for a man to enter a mosque with his shoes on and his hat off.
~ Ted Engstrom, in Seizing The Torch, page 109
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (HT: Heidi)
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