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Monday, May 09, 2011

QUOTES FOR PURPOSEFUL LIFE


Longing desire prayeth always, though the tongue be silent. If thou art ever longing, thou art ever praying || St. Augustine

Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell || C.T. Studd

We are always in the forge, or on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things || Henry Ward Beecher

They, then, who are destined to die, need not be careful to inquire what death they are to die, but into what place death will usher them || St. Augustine

A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart || Charles Finney

Have you been fruitful with your wealth? Have you been fruitful with your talent? Have you been fruitful with your time? What are you doing for Jesus now? || Charles H. Spurgeon

I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works; but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him || Francois Rabelais

Get all you can, save all you can and give all you can || John Wesley

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger || Saint Basil

Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become || Brooke Foss Westcott

Lord, if any have to die this day, let it be me, for I am ready || Billy Bray

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible || George Washington

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken || Samuel Johnson

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit || Emmanuel Teney

Trees have their seasons at certain times of the year when they bring forth fruit; but a Christian is for all seasons || Ralph Browning

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be || Thomas A. Kempis

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off || Saint Thomas Aquinas

Love is the river of life in the world || Henry Ward Beecher

As our Lord asked the sick man whether he wished to be healed, so, without our consent, He will not save us... || Cardinal Bonaventura

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe || Saint Augustine

Without Christ, not one step; with Him, anywhere! || David Livingstone

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much || Blaise Pascal

Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul || Henry Ward Beecher

Through the humbling dispensations of Divine Providence, men are sometimes fitted for his service || John Woolman

Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them || Christian Nevell Bovee

Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied || St. Jerome

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith || Alexis de Tocqueville

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us || Samuel Smiles

Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right || John Donne

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize || Elizabeth Harrison

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful || John Wooden

I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new! || St. Augustine

This Bible is for the government of the people, by the people and for the people || John Wycliffe

All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted || Saint Teresa of Avila

How many are quite unworthy to see the light, and yet the day dawns || Seneca

The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible || Hugh Blair

My own will and desires were now very much broken, and my heart was with much earnestness turned to the Lord, to whom alone I looked for help in the dangers before me || John Woolman

No one was ever saved because his sins were small; no one was ever rejected on account of the greatness of his sins. Where sin abounded, grace shall much more abound || Archibald Alexander

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence || Adam Clarke

Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone; laughs at impossibilities, and cries it shall be done || Charles Wesley

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. It is not enough that a thing be possible for it to be believed || Voltaire

It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion || Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it || Jean Paul

There is a joy which is not given to the ungodly, but to those who love Thee Thine own sake... || Augustine of Hippo

Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will never fail you || George Mueller

Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation || Saint Augustine

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth || Dwight D. Eisenhower

To win true peace, a man needs to feel himself directed, pardoned and sustained by a supreme power, to feel himself in the right road, at the point where God would have him be - in order with God and the universe. This faith gives strength and calm || Henri Frederic Amiel

We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His Kingdom come || Samuel Adams

God is not what you imagine or what you think you understand. If you understand, you have failed || St. Augustine

I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen || Martin Luther

Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise Physician prescribes because we need them; and, he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust his skill and thank him for his prescriptions || Isaac Newton

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired || Martin Luther

Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do || Thomas Aquinas

...we are incapable of possessing God’s promises till we have received the remission of our sins and that comes to us through Christ || John Calvin

Whom should we love, if not Him who loved us, and gave himself for us? || Augustus Toplady

A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have || Dwight L. Moody

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right || Abraham Lincoln

If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him || C.T. Studd

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds || Theodore Roosevelt

All are but parts of one stupendous whole, whose body Nature is, and God the soul || Alexander Pope

Let it not be imagined that the life of a good Christian must be a life of melancholy and gloominess; for he only resigns some pleasures to enjoy others infinitely better || Blaise Pascal

Good character is property. It is the noblest of all possessions || Samuel Smiles

He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy, He the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute || St. Augustine

To be in Christ is the source of the Christian’s life; to be like Christ is the sum of His excellence; to be with Christ is the fullness of His joy || Charles Hodge

It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that when we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation - of loneliness, of poverty and misery, the end of all things, or their extreme - then rises in our mind the thought of God || Vincent van Gogh

Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again || George Whitefield

But however long you may have continued in rebellion, and how ever black and long the catalog of your sins, yet if you will now turn to God by a sincere repentance, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you shall not be cast out || Archibald Alexander


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