Following are some great quotes that I like on various subjects.
Real Christians Are A Different Lot
The following is from A.W. Tozer. The formatting as prose is added.
“A real Christian is an odd number anyway.
He feels supreme love for one whom he has never seen;
talks familiarly every day to someone he cannot see;
expects to go to heaven on the virtue of another;
empties himself in order to be full;
admits he is wrong so he can be declared right;
goes down in order to get up;
is strongest when he is weakest;
richest when he is poorest;
and happiest when he feels the worst. ”
“He dies so he can live;
forsakes in order to have;
gives away so he can keep;
sees the invisible, hears the inaudible,
and knows that which passes knowledge.”
“The man who has met God
is not looking for anything;
he has found it.
He is not searching for light,
for upon him the light has already shined.
His certainty may seem bigoted,
but his assurance is that of one who knows
by experience his religion is not hearsay.
He is not a copy, not a facsimile.
He is an original from the hand of the Holy Spirit.”—A.W. Tozer—
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
“It's not the situation...It's you reaction to the situation.”—Bob Conklin—
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It's more important than appearances, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past.... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitude.”
—Charles R. Swindoll—
(as reported in Orange County Metropolitan October 15, 1991)
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”—Calvin Coolidge—
“Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.”—Thomas Jefferson, circa 1799—
Winston Churchill on Whatever
“An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity;
a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.”
“Never, never, never, never give up.”
“All the great things are simple...”—Winston Churchill—
The Insights of Mark Twain
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”
“It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.”
“The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit.”—Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)—
Sir Walter Scott on the Bible
Sir Walter Scott wrote about those who criticize the Bible with a desire to find fault with it.
“Within that awful volume lies, the mystery of mysteries!
Happiest are they of human race,
To whom God has granted grace,
To read to fear to hope, to pray,
To life the latch, and force the way,
And better had they ne'er been born,
Who read to doubt or read to scorn.”—Sir Walter Scott, The Monastery Ch. 12—