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Some people are working backstage, some are playing in the orchestra, some are on stage singing, some are in the audience as critics, some are there to applaud.
- Unknown

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
- Winston Churchill

Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

But is is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
- Oscar Wilde

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
- Emile Zola

I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
- Charlotte Bronte

I'll sleep when I'm dead.
- Warren Zevon

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.
- Dr. Jonas Salk

If you tell a lie, don't believe it deceives only the other person.
- Unknown

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
- John Barrymore

You need to learn to be happy by nature, because you'll seldom have the chance to be happy by circumstance.
- Lavetta Sue Wegman

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

The five most essential words for a healthy, vital relationship: "I apologize" and "You are right."
- Unknown


Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.
- Francis Bacon

Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.
- Katherine Whitehorn

Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
- Unknown

Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I have an existential map; it has you are here written all over it.
- Steven Wright

My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

Misfortune, no less than happiness, inspires us to dream.
- Honore De Balzac

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
- Immanuel Kant

If he or she says that you are too good for him - believe it.
- Unknown

Most plans are just inaccurate predictions.
- Ben Bayol

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
- Alan Kay

I've learned to pick my battles; I ask myself, Will this matter one year from now? How about one month? One week? One day?
- Unknown

Keep your fears for yourself, but share your courage with others.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
- Mark Twain

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.
- William Ellery Channing

They are able because they think they are able.
- Vergil

Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.
- Lord Chesterfield

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - only equality of opportunity.
- Irving Kristol

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
- Voltaire

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
- Arthur Calwell

A person needs only two tools in life: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and it shouldn't, use the tape.
- Unknown

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.
- Jane Wagner

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
- Dale Carnegie

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
- Edith Wharton

There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
- Chamfort

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect; it just means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.
- Unknown

The labor of self-love is a heavy one indeed. Think whether much of your sorrow has not arisen from someone speaking slightingly of you. As long as you set yourself up as a little god to which you must be loyal, how can you hope to find inward peace?
- A.W. Tozer

I intend to live forever. So far, so good
- Stephen Wright

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
- Michel de Montaigne

We never become truly spiritual by sitting down and wishing to become so. You must undertake something so great that you cannot accomplish it unaided.
- Phillips Brooks

Let us live as people who are prepared to die, and die as people who are prepared to live.
- James S. Stewart

Life begets life. Energy begets energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
- Sarah Bernhardt

The 7 Modern Sins: Politics without principles, Pleasures without conscience, Wealth without work, Knowledge without character, Industry without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice.
- Canon Frederic Donaldson

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

The heart must be kept tender and pliable; otherwise agnosticism converts to skepticism... for apologetics is aimed at persuading doubters, not at refuting the defiant. He who demands a kind of proof that the nature of the case renders impossible, is determined that no possible evidence shall convince him.
- Edward John Carnell

We commit the Golden Rule to memory and forget to commit it to life.
- Anonymous

Our strength is often composed of the weakness we're damned if we're going to show.
- Mignon McLaughlin

As long as I see any thing to be done for God, life is worth having; but O how vain and unworthy it is to live for any lower end!
- David Brainerd

We must never throw away a bushel of truth because it happens to contain a few grains of chaff.
- Dean Stanley

You do not destroy an idea by killing people; you replace it with a better one.
- Edward Keating

"Friends don't let friends drive drunk". I think we could adopt something like "friends don't want friends to go to hell.
- Chuck Gallini

Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished. If you are alive, it isn't.
- Francis Bacon

I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
- Stephen Wright

"Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives."
- Abba Eban

The man who bows the lowest in the presence of God stands the straightest in the presence of sin. Author Unknown

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian, any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
- Billy Sunday

The idea of strictly minding our own business is moldy rubbish. Who could be so selfish?
- Myrtie Barker

OK, so if psychics are real, why do they have to ask you for your name?
- Stephen Wright

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
- Robert Frost

Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
- La Rochefoucald

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

If you truly want to understand something, try to change it.
- Kurt Lewin

Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.
- Thomas F. Jones, Jr.

There are times when silence has the loudest voice.
- Leroy Brownlow

We're all proud of making little mistakes. It gives us the feeling we don't make any big ones.
- Andrew A. Rooney

It is never wise to seek or wish for another's misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.
- Charley Reese

I couldn't wait for success... so I went ahead without it.
- Jonathan Winters

What we do not understand we do not possess.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Expect people to be better than they are; it helps them to become better. But don't be disappointed when they are not; it helps them to keep trying.
- Merry Browne

To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- G.K. Chesterton

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.
- Gene Hackman

Our Creator would never have made such lovely days and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them unless we were meant to be immortal.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
- Frank A. Clark

It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless.
- Oscar Wilde

Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask but when we are challenged to be what we can be.
- Morris Alder

The two words "information" and "communication" are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.
- Sydney J. Harris

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
- William G. McAdoo

When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.
- Sydney J. Harris

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
- Thomas Paine

The optimist already sees the scar over the wound; the pessimist still sees the wound beneath the scar.
- Ernst Schroder

Only some of us can learn by other people's mistakes. The rest of us have to be the other people.
- Chicago Tribune

I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am the most certain of the first time.
- Josh Billings

Exasperation is the mind's way of spinning its wheels until patience restores traction.
- George L. Griggs

"I must do something" will always solve more problems than "Something must be done."
- Unknown

Opinions are flexible prejudices.
- Gerald Horton Bath

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
- Frank A. Clark

If anything is worth doing, it is worth telling someone how to do it well.
- Franklin P. Jones

When we have "second thoughts" about something, our first thoughts don't seem like thoughts at all - just feelings.
- Sydney J. Harris

An argument is the longest distance between two points of view.
- Dan Bennett

Love looks forward, hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Too often we seek justice for just us.
- James Thom

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
- James Baldwin

If it's painful for you to criticize your friends, you're safe in doing it; if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

The most prominent place in hell is reserved for those who are neutral on the great issues of life.
- Billy Graham

Nothing ever built arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it should, some man believed that it could, and some man willed that it must.
- Charles F. Kettering

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
- Henri Bergson

Most of us are umpires at heart; we like to call balls and strikes on somebody else.
- Leo Aikman

Time is a versatile performer. It flies, marches on, heals all wounds, runs out, and will tell.
- Franklin P. Jones

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
- General George S. Patton, Jr.

Worriers spend a lot of time shoveling smoke.
- Claude McDonald

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
- John K. Galbraith

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
- Frank A. Clark

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way.
- Philip S. Bernstein

The most important things in life aren't things.
- Illinois First Christian Church

Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing. They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
- Louis Kronenberger

Many people feel "guilty" about things they shouldn't feel guilty about, in order to shut out feelings of guilt about things they should feel guilty about.
- Sydney J. Harris

Kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
- Francis Bacon

Be bold in what you stand for and careful what you fall for.
- Ruth Boorstin

We are tomorrow's past.
- Mary Webb

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Sainthood emerges when you can listen to someone's tale of woe and not respond with a description of your own.
- Andrew V. Mason, M.D.

People are always making rules for themselves and always finding loop- holes.
- William Rotsler

One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy - whether he knows it or not.
- O.A. Battista

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Courage is like love - it must have hope to nourish it.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

There is often less danger in the things we fear than in the things we desire.
- John C. Collins

You're never a loser until you quit trying.
- Mike Ditka

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

You can't run a society or cope with its problems if people are not held accountable for what they do.
- John Leo

The best discipline, maybe the only discipline that really works, is self-discipline.
- Walter Kiechel III

Pride is tasteless, colorless, and sizeless. Yet it is the hardest thing to swallow.
- August B. Black

A place is yours when you know where all the roads go.
- Stephen King

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
- Len Wein

Time marks us while we are marking time.
- Theodore Roethke
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.
- Peter F. Drucker

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Change starts when someone sees the next step.
- William Drayton

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
- Edwin Markham

All mankind is divided into three classes: those who are immovable, those who are movable; and those who move.
- Benjamin Franklin

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

People who invite trouble always complain when it accepts.
- Lane Olinghouse

The happiest couples are those who spell "us" with a capital "you."
- Klare Provine

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
- Samuel Johnson

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald

Sentimentality is no indication of a warm heart. Nothing weeps more copiously than a chunk of ice.
- Life Today

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented.
- Leo Rosten

You can't expect a person to see eye to eye with you when you're looking down on him.
- Bits & Pieces

It's important that people know what you stand for. It's equally important that they know what you won't stand for.
- Mary H. Waldrip

In labors of love, every day is payday.
- Gaines Brewster

Some things have to be believed to be seen.
- Ralph Hodgson

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasow

One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.
- Judith Viorst

You can't test courage cautiously.
- Annie Dillard

Few wishes come true by themselves.
- June Smith

Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.
- Chinese Proverb

If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- C.G. Jung

If I were to begin life again, I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little more.
- The Journal of J. Renard

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no bird sang there except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

Shared joy is double joy and shared sorrow is half-sorrow.
- Swedish Proverb

He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he himself must pass.
- George Herbert

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.
- Jean-Louis Etienne

Character is much easier kept than recovered.
- Thomas Paine

Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.
- Julius & Augustus Hare

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

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
- Catherine the Great

There are two freedoms: the false where a man is free to do what he likes; and the true where a man is free to do what he ought.
- Charles Kingsley

When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
- Alan Paton

There is no truth existing which I fear, or would wish unknown to the whole world.
- Thomas Jefferson

Time neither subtracts nor divides, but adds at such a pace it seems like multiplication.
- Bob Talbert

Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper.
- Thomas Fuller

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
- James D. Miles

God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
- James M. Barrie

The defect of equality is that we desire it only with our superiors.
- Henry Becque

To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.
- Abraham Lincoln

If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average.
- M.H. Alderson

People far prefer happiness to wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older.
- Sydney J. Harris

It's not a question of who's going to throw the first stone; it's a question of who's going to start building with it.
- Sloan Wilson

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody
- it saves so much trouble.
- Rudyard Kipling

Never close your lips to those to whom you have opened your heart.
- Charles Dickens
If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress.
- David Rockefeller

We can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
- Will Rogers

To have more, desire less.
- Table Talk

If you realize that you aren't as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you're wiser today.
- Michigan Presbyterian Church

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Have you noticed that even the busiest people are never too busy to take time to tell you how busy they are?
- Bob Talbert

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
- Josh Billings

To know things as they are is better than to believe things as they seem.
- Tom Wicker

There's no point in burying the hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site.
- Sydney J. Harris

As if we could kill time without injuring eternity!!
- Henry David Thoreau

One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness - it is usually returned.
- Cort R. Flint
Never try to make anyone like yourself - you know, and God knows, that one of you is enough.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's a difference between opinion and conviction. My opinion is something that is true for me personally; my conviction is something that is true for everybody - in my opinion.
- Sylvia Cordwood

Science has promised us truth. It has never promised us either peace or happiness.
- Gustave Le Bon

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values.
- California Tribune

Fools live to regret their words, wise men to regret their silence.
- Will Henry

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Quotations of Courage & Vision

A book, tight shut, is but a block of paper.
- Chinese proverb

We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Good luck is with the man who doesn't include it in his plan.
- Graffitti

People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they weren't so crazy about the first time around.
- Webster's Crosswords

God hides things by putting them all around us.
- Anonymous

Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go.
- Sylvia Robinson

The true test of humility is whether you can say grace before eating crow.
- Robert Orben

The soldiers fight, and the kings are heroes.
- Jewish Proverb

If all but myself were blind, I should want neither a fine house nor fine furniture.
- Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes the best way to convince someone he is wrong is to let him have his way.
- Nashville Banner

A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them.
- Frank A. Clark

Whoever wants to be a judge of human nature should study people's excuses.
- Hebbel

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
- Omar Bradley

You are not a fool just because you have done something foolish
- only if the folly of it escapes you.
- Jim Fiebig

Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.
- Hermann Hesse

There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
- Al Bernstein

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
- Dean Acheson

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
- Will Rogers

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.
- Jean Sibelius

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.
- Ben Hecht

You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.
- Dagobert D. Runes

Patience often gets the credit that belongs to fatigue.
- Franklin P. Jones

There is no better or more blessed bondage than to be a prisoner of hope.
- Roy Z. Kemp

The truth is not always dressed for the evening.
- Margaret Lewerth

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
- Eva Young

Love is what you've been through with somebody.
- James Thurber

The quickest way to become an old dog is to stop learning new tricks.
- John Rooney

After all is said and done, more has usually been said than done.
- Michael W. Hamrick

A closed mouth gathers no foot.
- Bob Cooke

I saw a star, I reached for it, I missed. So I accepted the sky.
- Scott Fortini

When you are in deep water, it's a good idea to keep your mouth shut.
- St. Louis Tribune

Improvement begins with "I."
- Arnold H. Glasow

Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are.
- Thomas Carlyle

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
- J.M. Power

If this age is remembered for anything, it will perhaps be for the speed with which we embrace things and let them go.
- David Konigsberg

My life is in the hands of any fool who makes me lose my temper.
- Joseph Hunter

If you have never been amazed by the very fact that you exist, you are squandering the greatest fact of all.
- Jim Fiebig

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

We can't give our children the future, strive though we may to make it secure. But we can give them the present.
- Kathleen Norris

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little. Do what you can.
- Sydney Smith

Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; and love by love.
- Thomas Szasz

The most valuable talent is that of never using two words when one will do.
- Thomas Jefferson

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with the wind.
- John Neal

The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless.
- Eric Hoffer

The work will teach you how to do it.
- Estonian Proverb

A perfect wife is one who doesn't expect a perfect husband.
- Anonymous

Before you let yourself go, be sure you can get yourself back.
- Roger Allen

The woman who thinks no man is good enough for her may be right - but she is more often left.
- Baltimore Sun

They say TV really is still in its infancy, which helps to explain why you have to get up so often to change it.
- Linda Erdman

Youth is when you blame all your troubles on your parents; maturity is when you learn that everything is the fault of the younger generation.
- Harold Coffin

The main discomfort in being a middle-of-the-roader is that you get sideswiped by partisans going in both directions.
- Sydney J. Harris

Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.
- Paul Tillich

There are more self-marred people in the world than there are self-made.
- Arnold H. Glasow

The truest test of independent judgment is being able to dislike someone who admires us, and to admire someone who dislikes us.
- Sydney J. Harris

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
- Sydney J. Harris

People in distress will sometimes prefer a problem that is familiar to a solution that is not.
- Neil Postman

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable.
- Goethe

The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid.
- Anonymous

How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.
- David B. Norris

The impossible is often the untried.
- Jim Goodwin

Those who imagine that the world is against them have generally conspired to make it true.
- Sydney J. Harris

A friend is someone who can see through you and still enjoys the show.
- Farmer's Almanac

The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.
- Patricia Clafford

You have to be careful about being too careful.
- Beryl Pfizer

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

You can get through life with bad manners, but it's easier with good manners.
- Lillian Gish

Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.
- William Arthur Ward

If moral behavior were simply following rules, we could program a computer to be moral.
- Samuel P. Ginder

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

Some people always sigh in thanking God.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A ship in harbor is safe-- but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
- Abigail Van Buren

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
- Edgar J. Mohn

True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
- Leanna L. Bartram

If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
- Robert Southey

Add one small bit to the truth and you inevitably subtract from it.
- Dell Crossword Puzzles

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small space.
- Gloria Steinem

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Dig the well before you are thirsty.
- Chinese Proverb

Little things console us because little things afflict us.
- Blaise Pascal

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
- Abigail Adams

Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these.
- Bob Goddard

Always put off until tomorrow what you shouldn't do at all.
- Morris Mandel

If you ask enough people, you can usually find someone who will advise you to do what you were going to do anyway.
- Weston Smith

That which we call sin in others is experiment for us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you cannot win, make the one ahead of you break the record.
- Jan McKeithen

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor, to console him for what he is.
- Wall Street Journal

Just remember- when you think all is lost, the future remains.
- Bob Goddard

Success may be the ability to be happy with whatever we're stuck with.
- Marilyn vos Savant

If we have our own why of life, we can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

What I admire in Columbus is not his having discovered a world but his having gone to search for it on the faith of an opinion.
- A. Robert Turgot

Do not make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
- Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

One person with a belief is a social power equal to 99 who have only interests.
- John Stuart Mill

If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.
- Geena Davis

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

Apathy is the glove into which evil slips its hand.
- Bodie Thoene

When something important is going on, silence is a lie.
- A.M. Rosenthal

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

Optimists are nostalgic about the future.
- Chicago Tribune

Character is a strange blending of flinty strength and pliable warmth.
- Robert Shaffer

A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows the corners.
- Irish Proverb

I am not what I think I am. I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.
- Bleiberg and Leubling

We do not remember days; we remember moments.
- Cesare Pavese

If you cannot feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

The eyes shout what the lips fear to say.
- Will Henry

I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.
- Doug Larson

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
- Edith Sitwell

Want a thing long enough, and you don't.
- Chinese Proverb

People sometimes forget that a rat race can be won only by a rat.
- Paul Palmer

Half-truths are like half a brick - they can be thrown farther.
- Hyman von Rickover

The hardest thing in the world to open is a closed mind.
- Modern Maturity

A fool is someone whose pencil wears out before its eraser does.
- Marilyn vos Savant

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.
- Karl Reiland

The gift of happiness belongs to those who unwrap it.
- Andrew Dunbar

What single ability do we all have? The ability to change.
- Leonard Andrews

All men are born equal but the tough job is to outgrow it.
- Don Leary

Do not let the good things in life rob you of the best things.
- Buster Rothman

Happiness is a way station between too much and too little.
- Channing Pollock

To the victor belong the responsibilities.
- Al Bernstein

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
- Unknown

Crowding a life does not always enrich it.
- Unknown

Fame is a cancer and ego, its seed.
- Toad the Wet Sprocket

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
- Anonymous

I want to look at life in the available light.
- Unknown

The trick is to hold opinions without letting opinions hold you.
- Unknown

Whatever your lot in life, build something on it.
- Unknown

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
- Unknown

Frustration is commonly the difference between what you would like to be and what you are willing to sacrifice to become what you would like to be.
- Unknown

A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority usually loses it.
- Unknown

Temptation usually comes in through a door that has deliberately been left open.
- Unknown

If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
- Herman Hesse

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
- Reader's Digest

We can often endure an extra pound of pain far more easily than we can suffer the withdrawal of an ounce of accustomed pleasure.
- Reader's Digest

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
- St. Augustine

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
- Albert Camus

I refuse to believe I am a piece of dust scuttering through uncaring space. I believe I count - that I have work to do - that there is need of me... with my last breath, I sing a psalm.
- Rita Duskin

Be sure that you put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.
- Unknown

There is only misfortune in not being loved; there is misery in not loving.
- Albert Camus

Errors like straws upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls must dive below.
- John Dryden

There's not a joy the world can give like that it takes away.
- Lord Byron

People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.
- Albert Camus

Packed in my skin from head to toe Is one I know and do not know.
- Edwin Muir

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

People need responsibility. They resist assuming it, but they cannot get along without it.
- John Steinbeck

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
- Ken S. Keyes

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
- Francis Bacon

A stumble may prevent a fall.
- English Proverb

If Darwin's theory of evolution was correct, cats would be able to operate a can opener by now.
- Larry Wright

No matter how many levels of consciousness one reaches, the problem always goes deeper.
- Shulamith Firestone

I can do only one thing at a time, but I can avoid doing many things simultaneously.
- Asleigh Brilliant

Optimism is an intellectual choice.
- Diana Schneider

Laziness is nothing more than resting before you get tired.
- Jules Renard

You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long.
- Boris Yeltsin

The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
- Samuel Johnson

To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it.
- Plato

Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
- Ann Landers

Always give 100%, and you'll never have to second-guess yourself.
- Tommy John

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
- Henry Ford

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
- Margaret Thatcher

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
- Josh Billings

An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
- James A. Michener

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
- Chinese Proverb

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
- George Seaton

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
- Don Wilder

Looks are so deceptive that people should be done up like food packages with the ingredients clearly labeled.
- Helen Hudson

Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
- G.K. Chesterton

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
- Jonathan Swift

In the end it will not matter to us whether we fought with flails or reeds. It will matter to us greatly on what side we fought.
- G.K. Chesterton

The human mind is as driven to understand as the body is driven to survive.
- Hugh Gilmore

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
- Vaclav Havel

Many things are lost for want of asking.
- English Proverb

If you don't place your foot on the rope, you'll never cross the chasm.
- Liz Smith

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
- Peter Drucker

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
- Al Bernstein

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps- we must step up the stairs.
- Vance Havner

The bridges you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there.
- Gene Brown

Facts are stubborn things.
- Alain Rene Lesage

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
- Louis L'Amour

You don't just luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.
- Barbara Bush

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
- Felix Frankfurter

No man, for any considerable time, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

You don't plow under the corn because the seed was planted with a neighbor's shovel.
- Ken Kesey (On Abortion)

Language forces us to perceive the world as men present it to us.
- Julia Penelope

When you have robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power. He is free again.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.
- Admiral Hyman Rickover

Each 24 hours, the world turns over on someone who was sitting on top of it.
- Hugh Allen

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
- Annie Dillard

What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are.
- Edgar Z. Friedenberg

The truth will ouch.
- Arnold H. Glasow

To believe with certainty, we must begin with doubting.
- Stanislaus I

No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helps you.
- Althea Gibson

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

There is man for you, blaming on his boots the faults of his feet.
- Samuel Beckett
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
- Tom Brokaw

Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it.
- Chuang-tse

Time is swift, it races by; Opportunities are born and die... Still you wait and will not try - A bird with wings who dares not rise and fly.
- Pooh (A.A. Milne)

The world is a spiritual kindergarten, where thousands of bewildered infants are trying to spell GOD with the wrong blocks.
- Edward Arlington Robinson

If I have seen farther than other men, it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants.
- Isaac Newton

The next moment is as much beyond our grasp, and as much in God's care, as that a hundred years away. Care for the next minute is just as foolish as care for a day in the next thousand years. In neither can we do anything, in both God is doing everything.
- C.S. Lewis

Truth hurts - not the searching after; the running from!
- John Eyberg

We all have enough strength to bear other people's woes.
- La Rochefoucald

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
- Doug Larson

Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

It's when you run away that you're most liable to stumble.
- Casey Robinson

I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot be mended and patient when there be no redress.
- Elizabeth Montagu

Even on the road to hell, flowers can make you smile.
- Deng Ming-Dao

What is most obvious may be most worthy of analysis. Fertile vistas may open out when commonplace facts are examined from a fresh point of view.
- L.L. Whyte

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Little girls and butterflies need no excuse.
- Robert A. Heinlein

All that you are is the result of what you have thought.
- Unknown

It is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself.
- Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
- Euripides

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
- Ellen Parr

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
- Albert Einstein

No truly great man ever thought himself so.
- William Hazlitt

Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
- Christopher Morley

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
- Mark Twain

Lawyers on opposite sides of a case are like the two parts of shears; they cut what comes between them, but not each other.
- Daniel Webster

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depends on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life
- Albert Einstein

Perhaps no sin so easily besets us as a sense of self-satisfied superiority to others.
- William Osler

To see a world in a grain of sand And heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in one hour.
- William Blake

Do no seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
- Basho

"How do you know so much about everything?" was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was "By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant."
- John Abbott

A wise man is one who has finally discovered that there are some questions to which nobody has the answer.
- Unknown

A Truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the Lies you can invent
- William Blake

The line between good and evil passes not between principalities and powers, but oscillates within the human heart. And even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn't the will to do what is right.
- Unknown

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
- Thomas Henry Huxley

Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.
- Author unknown

One thing at least is certain-This life flies; One thing is certain and the rest is lies; The Flower that once has blown forever dies.
- Rubiayat

An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.
- Author unknown

The best kept secret in America today is that people would rather work hard for something they believe in than live a life of aimless diversion.
- John Gardner

The society that scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
- John Gardner

Happiness is not a reward- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment- it is a result.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

We choose to go to the moon, not because it's easy but because it's hard.
- John F. Kennedy

May the road rise to meet you May the wind be always at your back May the sun shine warm upon your face And the rain fall soft upon your fields And until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
- Irish blessing

To teach is to learn twice.
- Joseph Joubert

Experience is a hard teacher, it tests first and teaches afterward.
- Unknown

Let those that love us, love us. And those that don't, may God turn their hearts. And, if He cannot turn their hearts, May He turn their ankles so we may know them by their limping!
- Irish blessing

If you have been tempted into evil, fly from it. It is not falling into the water, but lying in it, that drowns
- Author Unknown

Society is composed of two great classes - those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
- Sebastien Chamfort

I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
- Robert Frost

I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.
- Baron de Montesquieu

Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
- Archibald MacLeish

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices- just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Seek simplicity but distrust it.
- A.N. Whitehead

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
- Edward de Bono

Power doesn't corrupt people. People corrupt power.
- Unknown

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.
- George Bernard Shaw

Whatever does not destroy me makes me stronger.
- Nietzsche

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
- Eden Phillpotts

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another!
- Anatole France

We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it..
- Eeyore (A.A. Milne)

You live and learn. Or you don't live long.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I've made such a terrible mess of things... and all I wanted to do was rule the universe.
- Unknown

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.
- Lord Brougham

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but, after a while, knows something.
- Wilson Mizner

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.
- The Little Prince

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.
- William Jennings Bryan

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
- Anonymous

Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them.
- Alfred North Whitehead

If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.
- Unknown

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. 'I reckon,' he said, with a twinkle in his eye, 'It's because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried."
- Dorothea Kent

You can not discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
- Unknown

Don't wait for your ship to come in... swim out to it.
- Unknown

Remember change and change for the better are often two different things.
- Unknown

Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.
- Unknown
A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle.
- Unknown

If your dreams turn to dust... vacuum.
- Unknown

If you tell the truth, sooner or later somebody's going to find you out.
- Unknown

Be on the level and you won't go downhill.
- Unknown

There's nothing so pathetic as a forgetful liar.
- Unknown

Love at first sight is no miracle. When two people have been looking at each other for years that's a miracle.
The only thing worse than an alarm going off is one that doesn't.
- Unknown

For every person who climbs the ladder of success, there are a dozen waiting for the elevator.
- Unknown

Who we are never changes. Who we think we are... does.
- Unknown

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
- Frank A. Clark

The Past is over for all of us... the Future is promised to none of us.
- Wayne Dyer

We're born with "go" up to our eyeballs. It's "stop" and "can't" that we learn.
- Anonymous

Always do right. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
- Mark Twain -


The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
- Lou Holtz

Even if you're on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

The world breaks everyone and afterward, many are strong at the broken places. Those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these, it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
- Ernest Hemingway

Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Once I drew like Raphael but it has taken me a lifetime to draw like a child.
- Pablo Picasso

We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
- Plato

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. - Gilb
Mistake, error, is the discipline through which we advance.
- William Ellery Channing

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
- Bishop W.C. Magee
Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls must dive down below.
- John Dryden

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
- Seneca

Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

Friends, though absent, are still present.
- Cicero

Once you are given the knowingness, you can never fall back into ignorance. Thy destiny must be manifest.
- Unknown

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and its a privilege of wisdom to listen.
- Oliver Wendell Homes

The fool, with all his other faults, has this also: he is always getting ready to live.
- Epicurus

Death is a punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
- Seneca

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
- Rainer Rilke

The heart has eyes that the brain knows nothing of.
- Dr. Charles Henry Parkhurst

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easy to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit laughs for what it has found.
- Unknown

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
- Albert Einstein

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandis K. Gandhi

The more a thing is perfect, the more it feels pleasure and likewise pain.
- Dante

We desire most what we ought not to have
- Publilius Syrus

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
- James Branch Cabell

Fate leads the willing, and drags along those who hang back.
- Seneca

Real pain can alone cure us of imaginary ills.
- Jonathan Edwards

For though we sleep or wake, or roam, or ride, Aye fleets the time, it will no man abide.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns to pain.
- Robert Browning

Better by far you should forget and smile, Than that you should remember and be sad.
- Christina Rossetti

Respect is what we owe; love, what we give.
- Philip James Bailey

There is an eloquent silence: it serves sometimes to approve, sometimes to condemn; there is a mocking silence; there is a respectful silence.
- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
- Eurpides

There is a smile of Love, And there is a smile of Deceit, And there is a smile of smiles In which these two smiles meet.
- William Blake

Renouncing the honors at which the world aims, I desire only to know the truth... and to the maximum of power, I exhort all other men to do the same.
- Plato

Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions .But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
- Bernard Baruch

Truth is too simple for us; we do not like those who unmask our illusions.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of it opposers.
- William Penn

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
- Charles C. Colton

God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please, you can never have both.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the truth hurts most of us so badly that we don't want it told, it hurts even more grievously those who dare tell it. It is a two edged sword, often dangerous to the user.
- Judge Ben Lindsey

We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow; Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so.
- Alexander Pope

I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Chance is a word devoid of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
- Voltaire

Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
- George Washington

Courage consists in equality to the problem before us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To see what is right and not do it is want of courage.
- Confucius

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
- Cervantes

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
- George Eliot

There is no evil that does not promise inducements. Avarice promises money; luxury, a varied assortment of pleasures; ambition, a purple robe and applause. Vices tempt you by the rewards they offer.
- Seneca

We believe no evil till the evil's done.
- La Fontaine

They do more harm by their evil example than by their actual sin.
- Cicero

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.
- James Anthony Froude

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. Even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
- John Keats

Ill gotten gains will be ill spent.
- Cicero

No man should so act as to make a gain out of the ignorance of another.
- Cicero

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
- William Shakespeare

The first and almost the only book deserving of universal attention is the Bible. I speak as a man of the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

The Bible is the rock on which our Republic rests.
- Andrew Jackson

To the influence of the Bible we are indebted for the progress made in civilization, and to this we must look as our guide in the future.
- Ulysses S. Grant

A man has deprived himself of the best there is in the world who has deprived himself of the Bible.
- Woodrow Wilson

He became what we are that He might make us what He is.
- Athanasius (speaking of Jesus of Nazareth)

I know the Bible is inspired because it finds me at a greater depth of my being than any other book.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

One of the many divine qualities of the Bible is this: it does not yield its secrets to the irreverent and censorious.
- J. I. Packer

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
- Scott Hamilton

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.
- Nikki Giovanni

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. LeGuin

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn Vos Savant

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
- William James

A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame no one but himself.
- Louis L'Amour

People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they've done.
- Cullen Hightower

The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention.
- Kevin Kelly, Wired Magazine

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
- Mark Twain

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort.
- Dave Weinbaum

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
- Peter F. Drucker

Isn't is amazing that almost everyone has an opinion to offer about the Bible, and yet so few have studied it?
- R.C. Sproul

One can have knowledge without having wisdom, but one cannot have wisdom without having knowledge.
- R.C. Sproul

Sin can bring pleasure, but never happiness.
- R.C. Sproul

But the fruit that can fall without shaking, Indeed is too mellow for me.
- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Nor peace nor ease the heart can know; Which, like the needle true, Turns at the touch of joy or woe, But turning, trembles too.
- Lady Greville

The tree of deepest root is found, Least willing still to quit the ground: 'Twas therefore said by ancient sages, That love of life increased with years; So much, that in our latter stages, When pain grows sharp and sickness rages, The greatest love of life appears.
- Lady Thrale

This dead of midnight is the noon of thought, And Wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars.
- Lady Barbauld

Child of mortality, whence comest thou? Why is thy countenance sad, and why are thine eyes red with weeping?
- Lady Barbauld

To those who know thee not, no words can paint! And those who know thee, know all words are faint!
- Hannah More

Since trifles make the sum of human things, And half our misery from our foibles springs.
- Hannah More

Small habits well pursued betimes, May reach the dignity of crimes.
- Hannah More

Though man a thinking being is defined, Few use the grand prerogative of mind. How few think justly of the thinking few! How many never think, who think they do!
- Jane Taylor

Far from mortal cares retreating, Sordid hopes and vain desires; Here, our willing footsteps meeting, Every heart to heaven aspires.
- Jane Taylor

Oh that it were my chief delight, To do the things I ought! Then let me try with all my might To mind what I am taught.
- Jane Taylor

The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages.
- Washington Irving, on observing a Creole village.

What sought they thus afar? Bright jewels of the mine, The wealth of seas, the spoils of war? They sought a faith's pure shrine.
- Felicia D. Hemas, Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers

Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod: They have left unstained what there they found - Freedom to worship God.
- Felicia D. Hemas, Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers

Leaves have their time to fall, And flowers to wither at the north-wind's breath, And stars to set; but all, Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death!
- Felicia D. Hemas

I'm very lonely now, Mary, For the poor make no new friends; But oh they love the better still, The few our Father sends!
- Lady Dufferin

And Marlowe, Webster, Fletcher, Ben, Whose fire-hearts sowed our furrows when The world was worthy of such men.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Knowledge by suffering entereth, And life is perfected by death.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And I smiled to think God's greatness flowed around our incompleteness, Round our restlessness His rest.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in 't.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Little drops of water, little grains of sand, Make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land. So the little minutes, humble though they be, Make the mighty ages of eternity.
- Julia A. Fletcher

A sacred burden is this life ye bear: Look on it, lift it, bear it solemnly, Stand up and walk beneath it steadfastly. Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin, But onward, upward, till the goal ye win.
- Frances Anne Kemble, addressed to the Young Gentlemen leaving the Lenox Academy, Mass.

Better trust all, and be deceived, And weep that trust and that deceiving, Than doubt one heart, that if believed, Had blessed one's life with true believing.
- Frances Anne Kemble

How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, When memory plays an old tune on the heart!
- Eliza Cook

A liberty to that only which is good, just, and honest.
- John Winthrop

And there 's a lust in man no charm can tame, Of loudly publishing our neighbour's shame; On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly, While virtuous actions are but born and die.
- Stephen Harvey

May I govern my passion with absolute sway, And grow wiser and better as my strength wears away.
- Walter Pope

A charge to keep I have, A God to glorify; A never dying soul to save, And fit it for the sky.
- Charles Wesley

While Thee I seek, protecting Power, Be my vain wishes stilled; And may this consecrated hour, With better hopes be filled.
- Helen Maria Williams

'Twas whispered in heaven, 'twas muttered in hell, And echo caught faintly the sound as it fell; On the confines of earth 'twas permitted to rest, And the depths of the ocean its presence confessed.
- Catherine M. Fanshawe

Here shall the Press the People's right maintain, Unawed by influence and unbribed by gain; Here patriot Truth her glorious precepts draw, Pledged to Religion, Liberty, and Law.
- Joseph Story (1779-1845): Motto of the "Salem Register."

Unthinking, idle, wild, and young, I laughed and danced and talked and sung.
- Princess Amelia

Why thus longing, thus forever sighing, For the far-off, unattained, and dim; While the beautiful all round thee lying, Offers up its low, perpetual hymn?
- Harriet W. Sewall

To look up and not down, To look forward and not back, To look out and not in, and To lend a hand.
- Edward Everett Hale

Babylon in all its desolation is a sight not so awful as that of the human mind in ruins.
- Scrope Davies

Our days begin with trouble here, Our life is but a span, And cruel death is always near, So frail a thing is man.
- New England Primer

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The strength of a nation is derived from the integrity of its homes.
- Confucius

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you have made mistakes... there is always another chance for you... you may have a fresh start any moment you chose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
- Mary Pickford

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear; not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

I Believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I am not feeling it. I believe in God even when He is silent.
- Anonymous Jewish holocaust victim

A dear old Quaker lady, distinguished for her youthful appearance, was asked what she used to preserve her appearance. She replied sweetly, 'I use for the lips, truth; for the voice, prayer; for the eyes, pity; for the hand, charity; for the figure, uprightness;and for the heart, love.
- Jerry Fleishman

Far away, there in the sunshine, are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they may lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are going.
- Chinese Proverb

Courage can't see around corners, but goes around them anyway.
- Mignon McLaughlin

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know, the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Ten armchair theoreticians cannot match one doer.
- Anonymous

The timid folk beseech me, the wise ones warn me, They say that I shall never grow to stand so high. But I shall climb among hills of vanished lightning, And stand knee deep in thunder with my head against the sky.
- Winifred Willes

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.
- Patrick Overton

Not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
- George Sala

In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind... From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
- Eileen Caddy

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mahatma Ghandi

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
- Ralph Marston

Do not pray for easier lives, pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers, pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work will be no miracle, but YOU will be a miracle.
- Phillips Brooks

Be wary of technology; it is often merely an improved means to an unimproved end.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everything that used to be a sin is now a disease.
- Bill Maher

It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor.
- Eric Hoffer

That is not dead which can eternal lie; And with strange eons, even death may die.
- H.P. Lovecraft

Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stone, but a collection of facts is no more of a science than a heap of stones is a house.
- Jules Henri Poincare

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
- U.S. Grant

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

If you want to bake an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the Universe.
- Carl Sagan

If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.
- John Lubbock

Reality is not optional.
- Thomas Sowell

Nothing comes from nothing.
- Shakespeare

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to
be a butterfly.
- Buckminster Fuller

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin

Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of the wise
man is in his heart.
- Benjamin Franklin

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.
- Malaysian Proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

If there is no wind, row.
- Latin Proverb

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
- Maori proverb

Words must be weighed, not counted.
- Polish Proverb

You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
- Navajo Proverb

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
- Spencer

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
- Goethe.

That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.
- Calvin, of Calvin and Hobbes

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
- Pablo Picasso

Sometimes I think I understand everything... Then I regain consciousness.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

If the facts do not conform to the theory, they must be disposed of.
- Maier's Law

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in
love."
- Albert Einstein

Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
- Dan Rather

Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom not to strangle the stubborn atheists who can't see You when You're right under their noses!
- Anonymous

Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with.
- Robert Leighton

As sure as God puts His children in the furnace of affliction, He will be with them in it.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Man is neither angel nor brute, and the unfortunate thing is that he who would act the angel acts the brute.
- Blaise Pascal

There is not a heart that but has its moments of longing, yearning for something better.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a Heaven for?
- Robert Browning

Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
- William Ellery Channing

A good man, through obscurest aspirations, Has still an instinct of the one true way.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This world has too low a ceiling for aspiring man!
- J. Wallace Hamilton

It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
- Robert Southey

Atheism is the death of hope, the suicide of the soul.
- Anonymous

You cannot climb to salvation on atheistic steppes.
- Anonymous

A little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth man's mind to religion.
- Sir Francis Bacon

Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.
- Sir Francis Bacon

An atheist is a man who looks through a telescope and tries to explain what he can't see.
- O.A. Battista

He only is a true atheist to whom the predicates of the Divine Being - for example, love, wisdom and justice - are nothing.
- Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach

Only in atheism does the spring rise higher than the source, the effect exist without the cause, life come from a stone, a silk purse from a sow's ear, and a Bach Fugue from a kitten walking across the keys.
- James M. Gillis

The real heretic is not the atheist or agnostic (who are often decent people) but those who murmur "it doesn't matter what you believe, as long as it makes you feel good." This turns religion into a subjective matter, like taste in furnishings, and robs theology of its claim to ultimate truth.
- Sydney J. Harris

The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition.
- George Herbert

In agony or danger, no nature is atheist. The mind that knows not what to fly to, flies to God.
- Henry More

Atheism is a disease of the soul before it becomes an error of understanding.
- Plato

An atheist's most embarrassing moment is when he feels profoundly thankful for something, but can't think of anybody to thank for it.
- Mary Ann Vincent.

The religion of the atheist has a God-shaped blank at its heart.
- H.G. Wells

Some are atheists by neglect; others are so by affectation; they that think there is no God at some times do not think so at all times.
- Benjamin Whichcote

If life is a comedy to him who thinks and a tragedy to him who feels, it is a victory to him who believes.
- Anonymous

A belief is not true because it is useful.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

For I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this I believe - that unless I believe, I should not understand.
- St. Anselm

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Sir Francis Bacon

He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a very long head or a very short creed.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Who can believe what varies every day; Nor ever was, nor will be at a stay?
- John Dryden

Belief consists of accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All ages of belief have been great; all of unbelief have been mean.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

He that believes all misseth; he that believes nothing, hits not.
- George Herbert

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.
- John Stuart Mill

Where belief is painful, we are slow to believe.
- Ovid

The opposite of joy is not sorrow. It is unbelief.
- Leslie Weatherfield

So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it, the more confident my hope that they will prove useful citizens, and respectful members of society.
- John Quincy Adams

The reason people are down on the Bible is that they are not up on the Bible.
- William Ward Ayer

Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself but because it contradicts them.
- The Defender

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.
- James McCosh

No sciences are better attested than the religion of the Bible.
- Sir Isaac Newton

Most people are bothered by those passages in Scripture which they cannot understand; but as for me, I always noticed that the passages in Scripture which trouble me most are those which I do understand.
- Mark Twain

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

A year of self-surrender will bring larger blessings than fourscore year of selfishness.
- Anonymous

Never undertake anything for which you would not have the courage to ask the blessing of Heaven.
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Our doctrine of equality and liberty and humanity comes from our belief in the brotherhood of man, through the fatherhood of God.
- Calvin Coolidge

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

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
- Booker T. Washington

Churches will take longer to achieve integration because they are undertaking a much greater accomplishment. Worshiping together is a more personal thing than riding trains or attending movies together. Tolerance is not enough; it must be real brotherhood or nothing.
- Frank T. Wilson

I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.
- Phillips Brooks

The word "Angel" simply means "messenger." If angels are messengers, then someone, somewhere must be sending a message.
- Dan Schaeffer

Ideals are like tuning forks: sound them often to bring your life up to standard pitch.
- S.D. Gordon

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
- Anonymous

In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
- Richard Baxter
Charity gives itself rich; covetousness hoards itself poor.
- German Proverb

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

Simple rules for saving money: To save half, when you are fired by an eager impulse to contribute to a charity, wait and count to forty. To save three quarters, count sixty. To save all, count sixty-five.
- Mark Twain

Why is the Atheist's main target always Jesus of Nazareth, and never Buddha, Confucius, or Mohammed? Why is the aspiring athlete's target always the true champion and never the also rans?
- Anonymous

If ever man was God or God man, Jesus Christ was both.
- George Gordon, Lord Byron

If Jesus Christ were to come today people would not even crucify him. The would ask him to dinner, hear what he has to say, and make fun of it.
- Thomas Carlyle

I have read Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and beautiful; but I never read in either of them: "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give thee rest."
- St. Augustine

By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Thou hast conquered, Galilean.
- Julian the Apostate

Only a Christ could have conceived a Christ.
- Joseph Parker

Is it any wonder that to this day this Galilean is too much for our small hearts?
- H.G. Wells

I have sent for you that you may see how a Christian can die.
- Joseph Addison, on his deathbed to his stepson.

In order to see Christianity, one must forget all the Christians.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The flame of Christian ethics is still our highest guide.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a living presence.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Give us a genuine Christianity that may provoke persecution, but will not provoke contempt.
- Amzi Clarence Dixon

He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.
- Benjamin Franklin

No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.
- William R. Inge

Of all the systems of morality that have come under my observation, none appear so pure to me as that of Jesus.
- Thomas Jefferson

The Christian church is not a congregation of righteous people. It is a society of those who know they are not good.
- Dwight E. Stevenson

Do come in. Trespassers will be forgiven.
- Posted on a church bulletin board:

The Church has many critics but few rivals.
- Anonymous

The multitude of false churches accredits the true religion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I should go out of church whenever I hear a false sentiment I could never stay there five minutes. But why come out? The street is as false as the church.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The chief trouble with the church is that you and I are in it.
- Charles H. Heimsath

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
- St. Augustine

Conscience is condensed character.
- Anonymous

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

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

To endeavor to domineer over conscience is to invade the citadel of heaven.
- Charles the Fifth

The church is the only conscience the government has. When the church is silent, the state can have no conscience.
- Edward W. Grant

Cowardice asks, Is it safe? Expediency asks, Is it politic? Vanity asks, Is it popular? But conscience asks, Is it right?
- William Morley Punshon

Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and happy choice.
- John Balguy

It is right to be content with what we have, but never with what we are.
- Sir James Makintosh

Abundance consists not so much in material possessions, but in an uncovetous spirit.
- John Seldon

Go put your creed into your deed, Nor speak with double tongue.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is fanaticism today is fashionable creed tomorrow, and trite as the multiplication table tomorrow.
- Wendell Phillips

So at the end of the long journey I have come to this: that I am a moral personality under orders.
- William L. Sullivan

The cross is "I" crossed out.
- Anonymous

We bring the atoms of sin to the cross where they are smashed.
- Anonymous

There is no gain except by loss; There is no life except by death; There is no vision but by faith.
- Walter Chalmers Smith

There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

A man may be damned for despairing to be saved.
- Jeremy Taylor

Even for the dead I will not bind my soul to grief, death cannot long divide; for is it not as if the rose that climbed my garden wall had bloomed the other side?
- Alice Cary

Death comes not to the living soul, nor age to the living heart.
- Phoebe Cary

I depart from life as from an inn, and not as from my home.
- Cicero

When death, that great reconciler has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.
- George Eliot

"Who gathered this flower?" The gardener answered, "The Master." And his fellow-servant held his peace.
- Epitaph

When death comes to me it will find me busy, unless I am asleep. If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today.
- Stephen Girard

Oh, write of me not "Died in bitter pains," but "Emigrated to another star!"
- Helen Hunt Jackson

We are but tenants and.. Shortly the great Landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired.
- Joseph Jefferson

To neglect, at any time, preparation for death, is to sleep on our post at siege; to omit it in old age is to sleep at an attack.
- Samuel Johnson

If Socrates died like a philosopher, Jesus Christ died like a God.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Nothing is dead but that which wished to die.
- Edward Young

The Devil often transforms himself into an angel to tempt men, some for their instruction, some for their ruin.
- St. Augustine

The devil may also make use of morality.
- Karl Barth

The Devil is kind to his own.
- John Day

[The Devil's] laws are easy, and his gentle sway, Makes it exceeding pleasant to obey .
- Daniel Defoe

All the devils respect virtue.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

'Tis an easier matter to raise the devil than to lay him.
- Desiderius Erasmus

What a silly fellow must he be who would do the devil's work for free.
- Henry Fielding

I called the devil and he came, And with wonder his form did I closely scan; He is not ugly and is not lame, But really a handsome and charming man... A diplomatist too, well skilled in debate, He talks quite glibly of church and state.
- Heinrich Heine

When you close your eyes to the devil, make sure that it is not a wink.
- John C. Kulp

That there is a devil is things doubted by none but such as are under the influences of the Devil.
- Cotton Mather

It is the devil's masterstroke to get us to accuse him.
- George Meredith

The devil comes where money is; where it is not he comes twice.
- Swedish Proverb

The devil does not tempt unbelievers and sinners who are already his own.
- Thomas a Kempis

Not he that adorns but he that adores makes a divinity.
- Baltasar Gracian Morales

The question is not whether a doctrine is beautiful but whether it is true. When we wish to go to a place, we do not ask whether the road leads through a pretty country, but whether it is the right road.
- Augustus William and Julius Charles Hare

He who takes no position will not sway the human intellect.
- William Greenough Thayer Shedd

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

The man who speaks positive convictions is worth a regiment of men who are always proclaiming their doubts and suspicions.
- Anonymous

He who doubts from what he sees Will ne'er believe, do what you please.
- William Blake

Why didn't someone tell me that I can become a Christian and settle the doubts afterward?
- William Rainey Harper

Man may doubt here and there, but mankind does not doubt.
- Hugh Reginald Haweis

Knowledge of divine things is lost to us by incredulity.
- Heraclitus

Your doubts are private detectives employed by your dislike to make a case against change or choice.
- William Robert Rogers

And better had they ne'er been born, Who read to doubt and read to scorn.
- Sir Walter Scott

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
- William Shakespeare

It is never worthwhile to make rents in a garment for the sake of mending them? Nor to create doubts in order to show how cleverly we can quiet them.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Talk faith. The world is better off without, Your uttered ignorance and morbid doubt.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It is human to err; it is devilish to remain willfully in error.
- St. Augustine

Nothing is more harmful to a new truth than an old error.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

While man's desires and aspirations stir, he cannot choose but err.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who has no vision of eternity has no hold on time.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

I leave eternity to Thee; for what is man that he should live out the lifetime of his God?
- Herman Melville

...Or sells eternity to get a toy.
- William Shakespeare

Life, like a dome of many-colored glass, Stains the white radiance of eternity.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift.
- Aeschylus

For, were it not good that evil things should also exist, the omnipotent God would almost certainly not allow evil to be, since beyond doubt it is just as easy for Him not to allow what He does not will, as for Him to do what He will.
- St. Augustine

There is no permanent place in [this universe] for evil... Evil may hide behind this fallacy and that, but it will be hunted from fallacy to fallacy until there is no more fallacy for it to hide behind.
- Thomas Carlyle

Even in evil, we discern rays of light and hope, and gradually come to see, in suffering and temptation, proofs and instruments of the sublimest purposes of wisdom and love.
- William Ellery Channing

Although it be with truth thou speakest evil, this also is a crime.
- St. John Chrysostom

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

We cannot do evil to others without doing it to ourselves.
- Joseph Francois Eduard Desmahis

The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil from the spirit of man.
- Albert Einstein

Every evil comes to us on wings and goes away limping.
- French Proverb

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

Know what is evil, no matter how worshipped it may be. Let the man of sense not mistake it, even when clothed in brocade, or at times crowned in gold, because it cannot thereby hide its hypocrisy, for slavery does not lose its infamy, however noble the master.
- Baltasar Gracian y Morales

We believe no evil till the evil's done.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to observe that there is evil, and that there is a way to escape from it, and with this I begin and end.
- John Newton

What is evil? Whatever springs from weakness.
- Frederich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Never let a man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means, without sinning against his own soul. The evil effect on himself is certain.
- Robert Southey

He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil.
- Emanuel Swedenborg

It is never a question with any of us of faith or no faith; the question is always in what or whom do we put our faith.
- Anonymous

Faith is, in the spiritual realm, what money is in the commercial realm.
- Anonymous

The great believers have been the unwearied waiters.
- Anonymous

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

There never was found in any age of the world, either philosopher or sect, or law or discipline which did so highly exalt the public good as the Christian faith.
- Sir Francis Bacon

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

Live by faith until you have faith.
- Josh Billings

To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy.
- Sir Thomas Browne

Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf.
- Robert Cecil

Skepticism has not founded empires, established principles, or changed the world's heart. The great doers of history have always been men of faith.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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.
- James Freeman Clarke

Never did there exist a full faith in the divine word which did not expand the intellect while it purified the heart; which did not multiply the aims and objects of the understanding, while it fixed and simplified those of the desires and passions.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Faith on a full stomach may be simply contentment- but if you have it when you're hungry, it's genuine.
- Frank A. Clark

Reason saw not, till faith sprung the light.
- John Dryden

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faith and love are apt to be spasmodic in the best minds. Men live on the brink of mysteries and harmonies into which they never enter, and with their hand on the door latch, they die outside.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is faith among men that holds the moral elements of society together, as it is faith in God that binds the world to his throne.
- William Maxwell Evarts

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

Epochs of faith are epochs of fruitfulness; but epochs of unbelief, however glittering, are barren of all permanent good.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faith in order, which is the basis of science, cannot reasonably be separated from faith in an ordainer.
- Asa Gray

Faith is not a stained-glass word reserved only for religious use, though it is essential to life. It is not something we can see on every streetcorner, but we dare not cross the street without it.
- V. Carney Hargroves

Christian faith is a grand cathedral, with divinely pictured windows. Standing without, you can see no glory, nor can imagine any, but standing within, every ray of light reveals a harmony of unspeakable splendors.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

When men cease to be faithful to their God, he who expects to find them faithful to each other will be much disappointed.
- George Horne

Faith is an act of self-consecration, in which the will, the intellect, and the affections all have their place.
- William R. Inge

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.
- William R. Inge

It is not reason makes faith hard, but life.
- Jean Ingelow

A simple, childlike faith in a Divine Friend solves all the problems that come to us by land or sea.
- Helen Keller

Faith is the sister of justice.
- Latin Proverb

Those who preached faith, or in other words a pure mind, have always produced more popular virtue than those who preached good acts, or the mere regulation of outward works.
- Sir James Makintosh

The faith that will shut the mouths of lions must be more than a pious hope that they will not bite.
- Missionary Tidings

A little faith will bring your soul to heaven, but a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul.
- Dwight L. Moody

All the scholastic scaffolding falls, as a ruined edifice, before one single word - faith.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

If a man have a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.
- Frederich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The truly religious man does everything as if everything depends on himself, and then leaves everything as if everything depended on God.
- Joseph Parker

Faith affirms what the senses do not affirm, but not the contrary of what they perceive. It is above and not contrary to.
- Blaise Pascal

The errors of faith are better than the best thoughts of unbelief.
- Thomas Russell

In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.
- August Wilhelm von Schlegel

Faith goes up the stairs that love has made and looks out the window which hope has opened.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of science is not able to make an oyster?
- Jeremy Taylor

The mason asks but a narrow shelf to spring his brick from; man requires only an infinitely narrower one to spring his arch of faith from.
- Henry David Thoreau

Despotism may govern without faith, but Liberty cannot.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

As the flower is before the fruit, so is faith before good works.
- Richard Whatley

We live by Faith; but Faith is not the slave Of text and legend. Reason's voice and God's Nature's and Duty's never are at odds.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Some wish they did, but no man disbelieves.
- Edward Young

Feast, and your halls are crowded; fast, and the world goes by.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

God overrules all mutinous accidents, brings them under his laws of fate, and makes them all serviceable to His purpose.
- Marcus Aurelius

If by fate anyone means the will or power of God, let him keep his meaning but mend his language; for fate commonly means a necessary process which will have its way apart from the will of God and men.
- St. Augustine

Fate is not the ruler, but the servant of Providence.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Fate! There is no fate. Between the thought and the success God is the only agent.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

All things are ordered by God, but His providence takes in our free agency, as well as His own sovereignty.
- Tryon Edwards

'Tis writ on Paradise's gate, "Woe to the dupe that yields to fate!"
- Hafiz

Fate does not jest and events are not a matter of chance. There is no existence out of nothing.
- Gamal Abdel Nasser

Yes, the first morning of creation wrote what the last dawn of reckoning shall read.
- Omar Khayyam

I do not believe in that word fate. It is the refuge of every self-confessed failure.
- Andrew Soutar

They that worship God merely from fear, Would worship the devil too, if he appear.
- Anonymous

He who fears God need fear nothing else, and he who fears not God needs to fear everything else.
- Anonymous

What governs men is the fear of truth.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
- Aristotle

The fear of God kills all other fears.
- Hugh Black

There's none but fears a future state; and when the most obdurate swear they do not, their trembling hearts belie their boasting tongues.
- John Dryden

One of the strange phenomena of the last century is the spectacle of religion dropping the appeal of fear while other human interests have picked it up.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Those who love to be feared, fear to be loved; they themselves are of all people the most abject; some fear them, but they fear everyone.
- St. Francis de Sales

Since fear is unreasonable, never try to reason with it. So-called "positive thinking" is no weapon against fear. Only positive faith can rout the black menace of fear and give life radiance.
- Marion Hilliard

Shame arises from fear of men, conscience from the fear of God.
- Samuel Johnson

Neither fear, nor wish for, your last day.
- Martial

There is a virtuous fear which is the effect of faith, and a vicious fear which is the product of doubt and distrust... Persons of the one character fear to lose God; those of the other character fear to find Him.
- Blaise Pascal

One of the greatest artifices the devil uses to engage men in vice and debauchery, is to fasten names of contempt on certain virtues, and thus fill weak souls with a foolish fear of passing for scrupulous, should they desire to put them in practice.
- Blaise Pascal

A great fear, when it is ill-managed, is the parent of superstition; but a discreet and well-guided fear produces religion.
- Jeremy Taylor

The happiest people are less forgetting and more forgiving.
- Anonymous

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

He who forgives ends a quarrel.
- African Proverb

They who forgive most, shall be most forgiven.
- Josiah W. Bailey

"I can forgive but I cannot forget," is only another way of saying, "I cannot forgive."
- Henry Ward Beecher

Life has taught me to forgive much, but to seek forgiveness still more.
- Otto von Bismarck

Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
- Edwin Hubbell Chapin

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

Forgiveness is better than revenge; for forgiveness is the sign of a gentle nature, but revenge the sign of a savage nature.
- Epicetus

The noblest revenge is to forgive.
- Thomas Fuller

He that 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.
- George Herbert

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.
- Samuel Johnson

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

God forgives - forgives not capriciously, but with wise, definite, Divine pre arrangement; forgives universally, on the grounds of an atonement and on the condition of repentance and faith.
- Richard Salter Storrs

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
- Mark Twain

The best of what we do and are, Just God, forgive!
- William Wordsworth

But what is freedom? Rightly understood, A universal license to be good.
- Hartley Coleridge

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free practice thereof.
- First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States

The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right; the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with.
- Thomas Henry Huxley


Freedom has only the meaning with which men endow it. It is not enough to pay lip service to the concept of religious liberty. We must pay heart service to it as well, else it remains an empty phrase instead of a living reality.
- Kenneth B. Keating

There will be no true freedom without virtue, no true science without religion, no true industry without the fear of God and love to your fellow citizens.
- Charles Kingsley

The final contribution of religious faith to freedom is the freedom to confess our sins; the freedom to admit that we sit under the ultimate judgement of God.
- Ursula W. Niebuhr

We find freedom when we find God; we lose it when we lose Him.
- Paul E. Scherer

No man is free who is a slave to the flesh.
- Seneca

God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

We ought to flee the friendship of the wicked, and the enmity of the good.
- Epictetus

On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends.
- John Gay

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

I desire so to conduct... this administration that if at the end,... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.
- Abraham Lincoln

Ceremony and great professing renders friendship as much suspect as it does religion.
- William Wycherley

It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.
- Richard Braunstein

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A man there was, though some did count him mad, The more he cast away the more he had.
- John Bunyan, on giving

How blind are men to Heaven's gifts!
- Lucan

Do good with what thou hast; or it will do thee no good.
- William Penn

What I kept, I lost; What I spent, I had; What I gave, I have.
- Persian Proverb

He who gives when he is asked has waited too long.
- Sunshine Magazine

As you give, so shall you receive. Contribute more and you will receive more. If you want a stronger rebound, throw the ball harder.
- Sunshine Magazine

Like madness is the glory of this life.
- William Shakespeare

God may well be taken as a substitute for everything; but nothing can be taken as a substitute for God.
- Anonymous

To most of us it would be very convenient if God were a rascal.
- Anonymous

Some people treat God like they do a lawyer; they go to Him only when they are in trouble.
- Anonymous

Some people talk about finding God, as if He could get lost.
- Anonymous

The world we inhabit must have had an origin; that origin must have consisted in a cause; that cause must have been intelligent; that intelligence must have been supreme; and that supreme, which always was and is supreme, we know by the name of God.
- Anonymous

We should give God the same place in our hearts that He holds in the universe.
- Anonymous

If we have God in all things while they are ours, we shall have all things in God when they are taken away.
- Anonymous

God is great, and therefore He will be sought; God is good, and therefore He will be found.
- Anonymous

Most men forget God all day and ask Him to remember them at night.
- Anonymous

Whosoever walks toward God one cubit, God runs toward him twain.
- Anonymous

A heathen philosopher once asked a Christian, "Where is God?" The Christian answered, "Where is He not?"
- Aaron Arrowsmith

We are all dangerous folk without God's controlling hand.
- William Ward Ayer

It were better to have not opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of Him: for the one is disbelief, the other is contempt.
- Sir Francis Bacon

The Lord is my shepherd, that's all I want.
- Small child misquoting the Bible's 23rd Psalm

I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light.
- Mary Gardiner Brainard

Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God. And only he who sees takes off his shoes, The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

God Himself is the best Poet, And the Real is His song.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Of what I call God, and fools call Nature.
- Robert Browning

Oh, Lord, help me to understand that You ain't gwine let nuthin come my way that You and me can't handle together.
- Overheard from an elderly slave in the pre-civil war South

What this country needs is a man who knows God other than by heresay.
- Thomas Carlyle

An old mystic says somewhere, "God is an unutterable sigh in the innermost depths of the soul." With still greater justice, we may reverse the proposition, and say the soul is a never ending sigh after God.
- Theodor Christlieb

The celestial order and the beauty of the universe compel me to admit that there is some excellent and eternal Being, Who deserves the respect and homage of men.
- Cicero

Trying to build the brotherhood of man without the fatherhood of God is like trying to make a wheel without a hub.
- Irene Dunne

If we seek God for our own good and profit, we are not seeking God.
- Johannes Eckhart

God is a scientist, not a magician.
- Albert Einstein

As the sensation of hunger presupposes food to satisfy it, so the sense of dependence on God presupposes His existence and character.
- Octavius Brookes Frothingham

It is highly convenient to believe in the infinite mercy of God when you feel the need of mercy, but remember also his infinite justice.
- Benjamin Robert Haydon

He loseth nothing that loseth not God.
- George Herbert

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

He who leaves God out of his reasoning does not know how to count.
- Italian Proverb

The God of many men is little more than their court of appeal against the damnatory judgement passed on their failures by the opinion of the world.
- William James

If the blind put their hand in God's, they find their way more surely than those who see but have not faith or purpose.
- Helen Keller

The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discloses to me His existence.
- Jean de La Bruyere

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right then, have it your way."
- C.S. Lewis

How do I know that there is a God? In the same way that I know, on looking at the sand, when a man or beast has crossed the desert - by His footprints in the world around me.
- Henry Parry Liddon

God doesn't always smooth the path, but sometimes He puts springs in the wagon.
- Marshall Lucas

All growth that is not towards God is growing to decay.
- George Macdonald

I have looked into the most philosophical systems and have found none that will not work without God.
- James Clerk Maxwell

God, I can push the grass apart; And lay my finger on Thy heart!
- Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

If God would concede me His omnipotence for 24 hours, you would see how many changes I would make in the world. But if He gave me His wisdom too, I would leave things as they are.
- J.M.L. Monsabre

If God were to grant me His perfect love, I would save all who have ever been born; but if He would grant me His perfect justice as well, the universe would conclude just as it shall, in its glory as well as its tragedy.
- Anonymous

I had a thousand questions to ask God; but when I met Him they all fled and didn't seem to matter.
- Christopher Morley

If man is not made for God, why is he happy only in God?
- Blaise Pascal

God is truth and light His shadow.
- Plato

There are times when God asks nothing of His children except silence, patience, and tears.
- Charles Seymour Robinson

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

With God, over the sea; without Him, not over the threshold.
- Russian Proverb

I fear God, and next to God I chiefly fear him who fears Him not.
- Saadi

We often praise the evening clouds, And tints so gay and bold; But seldom think upon our God, Who tinged those clouds with gold.
- Sir Walter Scott

Our ground of hope is that God does not weary of mankind.
- Ralph W. Sockman

My argument against God was that the universe seemed unjust. But how had I got the idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.
- C.S. Lewis

It is more reverent to believe in the works of the Deity than to comprehend them.
- Tacitus

It is a great mistake to suppose that God is only, or even chiefly, concerned with religion.
- William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury

Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark.
- C.S. Lewis

There is one evident, indubitable manifestation of the Divinity, and that is the laws of right which are made known to the world through revelation.
- Leo Tolstoy

Reason refuseth its homage to a God who can be fully understood.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

God has made thee to love Him, and not to understand Him.
- Voltaire

The world embarrasses me, and I cannot think this watch exists and has no Watchmaker.
- Voltaire

It is impossible to govern the world without God. He must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligation.
- George Washington

Religion is the first thing and the last thing, and until a man has found God, and been found by God, he begins at no beginning and works to no end.
- H.G. Wells

There are three things that only God knows: the beginning of things, the cause of things and the end of things.
- Welsh Proverb

A God all mercy, is a God unjust.
- Israel Zangwill

God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
- St. Augustine

One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
- Edmund Burke

If you cannot hate evil, you cannot love good.
- Struthers Burt

It is hard for the good to suspect evil as it is hard for the bad to suspect good.
- Cicero

As it is said of the greatest liar that he tells more truth than falsehoods, so it may be said of the worst man that he does more good than evil.
- Samuel Johnson

Evil is only good perverted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Good had but one enemy, the evil; but the evil has two enemies, the good and itself.
- Johannes von Muller

Yet those that call evil good and good evil shall one day have their way... and regret it for eternity.
- Anonymous

God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn... That is why it is no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness apart from Himself, because there is no such thing.
- C.S. Lewis

A perfect man would never act from sense of duty... Duty is only a substitute for love, like a crutch which is a substitute for a leg. Most of us need the crutch at times; but of course it is idiotic to use the crutch when our own legs can do the journey on their own.
- C.S. Lewis

Suspicion often creates what it suspects.
- C.S. Lewis

Everywhere, except in theology, there has been a vigorous growth of skepticism about skepticism itself.
- C.S. Lewis

Like a good chess player, Satan is always trying to manoeuvre you into a position where you can save your castle only by losing your bishop.
- C.S. Lewis

We must not suppose that if we succeeded in making everyone nice we should have saved their souls. A world of nice people, content in their own niceness, looking no further, turned away from God, would be just as desperately in need of salvation as a miserable world.
- C.S. Lewis

There is a difficulty about disagreeing with God. He is the source from which all your reasoning power comes: you could not be right and He wrong any more than a stream can rise higher than its own source... you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all.
- C.S. Lewis

Keep clear of psychiatrists unless you know that they are also Christians. Otherwise they start with the assumption that your religion is an illusion and try to 'cure' it: and this assumption they make not as professional psychologists but as amateur philosophers.
- C.S. Lewis

All mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be.
- C.S. Lewis

I believe that there are too many accommodating preachers... Jesus Christ did not say "Go into the world and tell the world that it is quite right." The Gospel is something completely different. In fact, it is directly opposed to the world.
- C.S. Lewis

I could well believe that it is God's intention, since we have refused milder remedies, to compel [Christians] into unity, by persecution even. Satan is without doubt nothing else than a hammer in the hand of a benevolent and severe God.
- C.S. Lewis

Moral collapse follows upon spiritual collapse.
- C.S. Lewis

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C.S. Lewis

I willingly believe that the damned are, in one sense, successful, rebels to the end; that the doors of hell are locked on the inside.
- C.S. Lewis

The filth that our muddled, sincere, resentful enemies fling at the Holy One, either does not stick, or, sticking, turns into glory.
- C.S. Lewis

I have been suspected of being what is called a Fundamentalist. That is because I never regard any narrative as unhistorical simply on the ground that it includes the miraculous.
- C.S. Lewis

Never, never pin your whole faith on any human being: not if he is the best and wisest in the whole world. There are lots of nice things you can do with sand; but do not try building a house on it.
- C.S. Lewis

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it but because, by it, I see everything else.
- C.S. Lewis

One of the things that distinguishes man from the other animals is that he wants to know things, wants to find out what reality is like, simply for the sake of knowing. When that desire is completely quenched in anyone, I think he has become less than human.
- C.S. Lewis

God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in order that he may love and perfect them.
- C.S. Lewis

We must lay before Him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
- C.S. Lewis, on confession

I was at this time living, like so many Atheists or Antitheists, in a whirl of contradictions. I maintained that God did not exist. I was also very angry with God for not existing. I was equally angry with Him for creating a world.
- C.S. Lewis

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
- C.S. Lewis

Mere change is not growth. Growth is the synthesis of change and continuity, and where there is no continuity there is no growth.
- C.S. Lewis

A woman means by Unselfishness chiefly taking trouble for others; a man means not giving trouble to others...Thus while the woman thinks of doing good offices and the man of respecting other people's rights, each sex, without any obvious unreason, can and does regard the other as radically selfish.
- C.S. Lewis

The problem with trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.
- C.S. Lewis

[As an atheist] I never noticed that the very strength of the pessimists' case poses us a problem. If the universe is so bad, how on earth did human beings ever come to attribute it to the activity of a wise and good Creator?
- C.S. Lewis

We can conceive of a world in which God corrected the results of abuse of free will by His creatures: so that a wooden beam became soft as grass when used as a weapon... But such a world would be one in which wrong actions were impossible, and therefore, freedom of the will would be void.
- C.S. Lewis

Some things must be good in themselves, else there could be no measure whereby to lay out good and evil.
- Benjamin Whichcote

Good has two meanings: it means both that which is good absolutely and that which is good for somebody.
- Aristotle

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

There is no man so good who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the law, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.
- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

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

I search in vain in history to find the similar to Jesus Christ, or anything which can approach the gospel.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Nor can a man with grace his soul inspire, More than the candles set themselves on fire.
- John Bunyan

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

Gratitude is the heart's memory.
- Anonymous

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

A grateful thought toward heaven is of itself a prayer.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

And I smiled to think God's greatness flowed around our incompleteness; Round our restlessness, His rest.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
- Benjamin Franklin

Happiness is not the end of life; character is.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Say you are well, or all is well with you, And God shall hear your words and make them true.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Culture of intellect, without religion in the heart, is only civilized barbarism and disguised animalism.
- Christian Karl von Bunsen

Two men please God: who serves Him with all his heart because he knows Him; who seeks Him with all his heart because he knows Him not.
- Nikita Ivanovich Panin

God has two dwellings: one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
- Izaak Walton

How else but through a broken heart May Lord Christ enter in.
- Oscar Wilde

Who spits against heaven, it falls in his face.
- Anonymous

He who thinks most of heaven will do most for earth.
- Anonymous

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

'Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; The loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Anyone can devise a plan by which good people go to heaven. Only God can devise a plan whereby sinners, which are His enemies, can go to heaven.
- Lewis Sperry Chafer

A man may go to heaven with half the pains it cost him to purchase hell.
- Henry Fielding

He will never get to heaven who desires to go there alone.
- Thomas Fuller

Heaven is a cheap purchase, whatever it cost.
- Thomas Fuller

If God were not willing to forgive sin, heaven would be empty.
- German Proverb

When Christ ascended; Triumphantly, from star to star, He left the gates of heaven ajar.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We talk about heaven being so far away. It is within speaking distance of those who belong there.
- Dwight L. Moody

If ever I reach heaven, I expect to find three wonders there: first, to meet some I had not thought to see there; second, to miss some I had expected to see there; and third, the greatest wonder of all, to find myself there.
- John Newton

Heaven is not always angry when He strikes, But most chastises those whom He likes.
- John Pomfret

Socrates, being asked what countryman he was, answered, "I am a citizen of the whole world." But ask a Christian what countryman he is, and he will answer, "A citizen of heaven."
- William Secker

Heaven may be defined as the place which men avoid.
- Henry David Thoreau

If there were no hell, no one would worry about heaven.
- Welsh Proverb

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

Entrance into heaven is not at the hour of death, but at the moment of conversion.
- Benjamin Whichcote

There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
- Alfred Korzybski

Everyone is an explorer. How could you possibly live your life looking at a door and not open it?
- Robert D. Ballard

It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also.
- Robert Southey

When you speak of heaven, let your face light up... When you speak of hell- well then, your everyday face will do.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

You cannot stuff a great life into a small dream.
- Anonymous

What can be hoped for which is not believed?
- St. Augustine

The world dares say no more for its device, than "while I live, I hope"; but the children of God can add , by virtue of a living hope, "As I die, I hope."
- Robert Leighton

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. No husbandman would sow a grain of corn if he hoped not it would grow up and become seed... Or tradesman would set himself to work if he did not hope to reap benefit thereby.
- Martin Luther

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
- Benedict de Spinoza

God's whole employment is to lift up the humble and to cast down the proud.
- Anonymous

It is the laden bough that hangs low, and the most fruitful Christian who is the most humble.
- Anonymous

A mountain shames a molehill until they are both humbled by the stars.
- Anonymous

Many would be scantily clad if clothed in their humility.
- Anonymous

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

The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.
- Phillips Brooks

The wisest word man reaches is the humblest he can speak.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
- Cicero

Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility.
- Jonathan Edwards

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

They that know God will be humble; they that know themselves cannot be proud.
- John Flavel

Humility is the first of virtues- for other people.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Without humility, we keep all our defects; and they are only crusted over by pride, which conceals them from others, and often from ourselves.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The casting down of our spirits in true humility is but like throwing a ball to the ground, which makes it rebound the higher toward heaven.
- John Mason

No man will learn anything at all, unless he first will learn humility.
- Owen Merideth

The beloved of the Almighty are the rich who have the humility of the poor and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.
- Saadi

Humility is a virtue all men preach, none practice, and yet everybody is content to hear. The master thinks it good doctrine for his servants, the laity for the clergy, and the clergy for the laity.
- John Seldon

The proud man counts his newspaper clippings- the humble man his blessings.
- Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

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

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 E. Biederwolf

It is no fault of Christianity if a hypocrite falls into sin.
- St. Jerome

Hypocrisy is the homage which vice renders to virtue.
- Francois de La Rochefoucald

Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don't hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less.
- Billy Sunday

The old style hypocrite was a person who tried to appear better than he actually was; the new style hypocrite tries to appear worse than he or she is.
- Charles Templeton

We boast our emancipation from many superstitions; but if we have broken any idols, it is through a transfer of idolatry.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All men are idolators, some of fame, others of self-interest, most of pleasure.
- Baltasor Gracian y Morales

'Tis mad idolatry to make the service greater than the god.
- William Shakespeare

Who will reach heaven? I do not know, but I am certain that no one will be there who does not feel at home.
- Mark Hopkins

For I never have seen, and never shall see, that the cessation of the evidence of existence is necessarily the evidence of the cessation of existence.
- William Frend De Morgan

The thought of immortality is as well founded as any other well authenticated postulate of the human reason.
- John Haynes Holmes

After death the soul possesses self-consciousness, otherwise, it would be the subject of spiritual death, which has already been disproved. With this self-consciousness necessarily remains personality and the consciousness of personal identity.
- Immanuel Kant

The universe is a stairway leading nowhere unless man is immortal.
- Edgar Young Mullins

Fear not that your life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning.
- Cardinal John Henry Newman

What reason have atheists for saying that we cannot rise again? Which is more difficult: to be born, or to rise again? That what has never been should be, or that what has been should be again? Is it more difficult to come into being than to return to it?
- Blaise Pascal

Life is the childhood of immortality.
- Daniel A. Poling

It is simple dogmatism that would deny immortality; on scientific grounds at any rate, we have not the knowledge to take up such an attitude.
- Sir James Young Simpson

If we accept, as we must, the theory of the indestructibility of matter, no less must we accept the indestructibility of the spirit with which matter is informed.
- Howard Spring

Divine wisdom, intending to detain us some time on earth, has done well to cover with a veil the prospect of the life to come; for if our sight could clearly distinguish the opposite bank, who would remain on this tempestuous coast of time?
- Madame Anne Germaine de Stael

Seems it strange that thou shouldst live forever? Is it any less strange that thou shouldst live at all? This is a miracle; and that no more.
- Edward Young

There is one single fact which we may oppose to all the wit and argument of infidelity, namely, and that no man ever repented of being a Christian on his deathbed.
- Hannah More

Infidelity is seated in the heart; its origin is not in the head. It is the wish that Christianity might not be true, that leads to an argument to prove it.
- Charles Simmons

And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels.
- Walt Whitman

Desire joy and thank God for it. Renounce it, if need be, for other's sake. That's joy beyond joy.
- Robert Browning

All human joys are swift of wing, For heaven doth so allot it; That when you get an easy thing, You find you haven't got it.
- Eugene Field

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.
- Sir Wilfred Grenfell

A thousand pounds and a bottle of hay, Is all one thing at Doomsday.
- John Ray

We evaluate others with a Godlike justice, but we want them to evaluate us with a Godlike compassion.
- Sydney J. Harris

Justice is truth in action.
- Joseph Joubert

Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.
- Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire

Our lives are a manifestation of what we think about God.
- Anonymous

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not a choice. You MUST take it. The only choice is HOW.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Make sure the thing you're living for is worth dying for.
- Charles Mayes

So live that after the minister has ended his remarks, those present will not think they have attended the wrong funeral.
- Anonymous

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Anonymous

Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all life's hazards, save one- neglect.
- James D. Bryden

It is astonishing how little one feels poverty when one loves.
- John Bulwer

Love is not blind- it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
- Rabbi Julius Gordon

Love and hatred are natural exaggerators.
- Hebrew Proverb

Divine love is a sacred flower, which in its early bud is happiness, and in its full bloom is heaven.
- Eleanor Louisa Hervey

While faith makes all things possible, it is love that makes all things easy.
- Evan H. Hopkins

God hears no sweeter music than the cracked chimes of the courageous human spirit ringing in imperfect acknowledgement of His perfect love.
- Joshua Loth Liebman

Love that seeks to do men good is cowardice when it refuses to prevent them from doing wrong.
- Shailer Mathews

Whatever man loves, that is his god. For he carries it in his heart; he goes about with it night and day; he sleeps and wakes with it, be it what it may - wealth or self, pleasure or renown.
- Martin Luther

Human things must be known to be loved: but Divine things must be loved to be known.
- Blaise Pascal

Love must be learned again and again... Hate needs no instruction, but waits only to be provoked.
- Katherine Anne Porter

Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
- William Shakespeare

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
- William Shakespeare

There is no love which does not become help.
- Paul Tillich

It is easy for them that have never known love to sneer at love.
- Welsh Proverb

God made man to be somebody, not just to have things.
- Anonymous

Man is an able creature, but he has made 32,600,000 laws and hasn't yet improved on the Ten Commandments.
- Anonymous

Strike from mankind the principles of faith, and man would have no more history than a flock of sheep.
- John Bulwer

A self-made man? Yes, and worships his creator.
- Henry Austin Clapp

There is practically nothing that men do not prefer to God. A tiresome detail of business, an occupation utterly pernicious to health, the employment of time in ways one does not dare to mention. Anything rather than God.
- Francois de Salignac de La Mothe Fenelon

The history of the world suggests that without love of God there is little likelihood of a love for man that does not become corrupt.
- Francois de Salignac de La Mothe Fenelon

The proud man hath no God; the envious man hath no neighbor; the angry man hath not himself. What good then, in being a man, if one has neither himself nor a neighbor nor God?
- Joseph Hall

Whoever considers the study of anatomy, I believe will never be an atheist; the frame of man's body, and coherence of his parts, being so strange and paradoxical, that I hold it to be the greatest miracle of nature.
- Edward Herbert

God made man a little lower than the angels, and he has been getting a little lower ever since.
- Will Rogers

A man without God is not like a cake without raisins; he is like a cake without the flour and milk; he lacks the essential ingredients...
- Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

Nature gives man corn but he must grind it; God gives man a will but he must make the right choices.
- Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

Marriages may be made in heaven, but man is responsible for the maintenance work.
- Changing Times

To know how to say what other people only think, is what makes poets and sages; and to dare to say what others only dare to think, makes men martyrs or reformers.
- Elizabeth Rundle Charles

The more accurately we search into the human mind, the stronger traces we everywhere find of the wisdom of Him who made it.
- Edmund Burke

Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid changing it.
- Elaine St. James

There is no true and abiding morality that is not founded in religion.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The moral life of any people rises or falls with the vitality or decay of its religious life.
- John Sutherland Bonnell

Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

Morality, taken as apart from religion, is but another name for decency of sin.
- Horace Bushnell

Piety and morality are but the same spirit differently manifested. Piety is religion with its face toward God; morality is religion with its face toward the world.
- Tryon Edwards

The great advantage of telling the truth is that one is so much more likely to sound convincing.
- Susan Howatch

Atheistic morality is not impossible, but it will never answer our purpose.
- Roswell Dwight Hitchcock

There are many religions, but there is only one morality.
- John Ruskin

What the wise do in the beginning, fools do in the end.
- Warren Buffett

Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
- George Washington

Morality does not make a Christian, yet no man can be a Christian without it.
- Daniel Wilson

A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
- Anonymous

Look and you will find it-what is unsought will go undetected.
- Sophocles

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
- Fr. Jerome Cummings

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you become great.
- Mark Twain

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Always behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.
- Jacob Braude
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.
- Borysenko, Joan

If God does not exist, then everything is permitted.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Hell is the only place outside of heaven where we can be safe from the dangers of love.
- C. S. Lewis

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
- George Elliot

Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.
- Lord Chesterfield

Hate is love looking for itself everyplace but where love is.
- Jane Roberts

An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
- James Michener

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
- David Brinkley

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
- Donna Roberts

Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes
- Washington Irving

After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
- Marcus Porcius Cato

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose
- Richard Leider

It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him.
- Sydney Smith

You are what your deep driving desire is; As your deep driving desire is, so is your will; As your will is so is your deed; As your deed is so is your destiny.
- The Upanishads

Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.
- Martin Luther King

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
- Colin Powell

The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Death: to stop sinning suddenly.
- Anonymous

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
- Benjamin Franklin

Mathematics transfigures the fortuitous concourse of atoms into the tracery of the finger of God.
- Herbert Westren Turnbull

Half the work that is done in the world is to make things appear what they are not.
- E.R. Beadle

A life without cause is a life without effect.
- Barbarella

It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
- Blaise Pascal

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.
- G. K. Chesterton

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
- Victor Hugo

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan J. Perlis

In men whom men condemn as ill, I find so much of goodness still, In men whom men pronounce divine, I find so much of sin and blot, I do not dare to draw a line, Between the two where God has not.
- Unknown

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
- Niels Bohr

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is better to deserve an honor and not receive it, than to receive one, and not deserve it!
- Mark Twain

Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts.
- Barbara Garrison

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
- Albert Einstein

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
- Rubin, Theodore Isaac

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
- Henri Frederick Amiel

Never does a man portray his character more vividly than in his proclaiming the character of another.
- Winston Churchill

The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but what takes place in our hearts.
- Sir Arthur Keith

Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith.
- Adel Bestavros

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
- Sidney Goff

She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns.
- Brouman, Olga

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced; live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
- Cherokee Proverb

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror.
- Ken Keyes Jr.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
- Albert Einstein

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Sir Winston Churchill

The heart is wiser than the intellect.
- J. G. Holland

The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
- Robert M. Pirsig

A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is home.
- Anonymous

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
- General George S. Patton

Forgive, but not forget, Means not forgiven yet.
- J. Randal Matheny

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin



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