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Some Of Our Favorite Quotes

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -- the apostle Paul

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. -- Thomas Jefferson

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. -- Paul Sweeney

Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. -- Henry Ford

So much of what we know of love we learn at home. -- Unknown

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? -- Abraham Lincoln

Ceasing to publish truth will never arrest the publication of error. -- T. W. Brents

Tell someone there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he will believe you. But tell him a bench has just been painted and he has to touch it to be sure. -- Edna McCann

Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- that is not easy. -- Aristotle

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. -- Albert Einstein

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed. -- Goethe

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. -- Benjamin Franklin

He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance. -- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

People are still willing to do an honest day's work. The trouble is they want a week's pay for it. -- Joey Adams

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. -- Igor Stravinsky

Democracy is the worst system devised by the wit of man, except for all the others. -- Winston Churchill

Some people are like blisters; they never show up till the work is almost done. -- Unknown

If you would be loved, love and be lovable. -- Benjamin Franklin

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. -- Aristotle

Knowledge may come from taking things apart, but wisdom comes by putting things together. -- Unknown

A problem avoided turns into a crisis, and the crisis not mastered can turn into a cataclysm. -- Henry Kissinger

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. -- Arthur Helps

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. -- Abraham Maslow

Whatever is worth doing, is worth doing well. -- Fourth Earl of Chesterfield

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself. -- Jane Adams

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. -- Francis Bacon

You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept. -- Arab proverb

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. -- Benjamin Franklin

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night. -- Leo Aikman

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. -- Albert Einstein

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to put the other somewhat higher. -- Thomas Huxley

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. -- Martin Fraquhar Tupper

The happy people are those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing. -- W. R. Inge

(Regarding criticism of the practice of ending sentences with prepositions) That is the sort of English up with which I will not put. -- Winston Churchill

One thing that has become apparent in recent years is that embracing the secular world and its confusions is the guarantee of clerical failure....The object of Biblical teaching is not to take lessons from the world, but to give them. To argue that the church must endorse the secular fads and fallacies of the hour is to undercut its very reason for being. -- M. Stanton Evans

Some open minds should be closed for repairs. -- Unknown

The graveyards are full of indispensable men. -- Charles de Gaulle

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. -- John F. Kennedy

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. -- Galileo Galilei

There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. -- Flannery O'Connor

Marriage is an unusual gamble. Both partners win or nobody does. -- Unknown

Those people who left only monuments behind as a record of their existence have vanished with time, whereas those who left ideas have survived. A society without ideas has no history. -- Max I. Dimont

I am neat and orderly; you a little officious; he is a fussbudget. My dog is outgoing and friendly; yours is a public nuisance; theirs will hear from my lawyer. I don't intend to kill myself working; you are a little slack; he is a deadbeat. I had a disagreement with the IRS; you used some questionable deductions; he was busted by the Feds. -- G. B. White

I am not young enough to know everything. -- Oscar Wilde

Death is that final separation from all we have worked for, all that we have built up, all that is near and dear to us. It is too bad that dying is the last thing we do. Because it could teach us so much about living. -- Robert M. Herhold

Real love stories never have endings. -- Richard Bach

Things that will destroy us: Politics without principle, Pleasure without conscience, Wealth without work, Knowledge without character, Business without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice. -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Wagner's music is better than it sounds. -- Mark Twain

You can use most any measure when you're speaking of success. You can measure it in fancy home, expensive car or dress. But the measure of your real success is one you cannot spend. It's the way your son describes you when he's talking to a friend. -- Martin Buxbaum

The covers of this book are too far apart. --Ambrose Bierce

To become really mature is to return to the age of five, to be able to recapture the capacity for absorption, for learning, to recapture the tremendous hunger to master skills that you had at five years. -- Eric Hoffer

Alexander the Great, seeing Diogenes looking attentively at a parcel of human bones, asked the philosopher what he was looking for. Diogenes' reply: "That which I cannot find -- the difference between your father's bones and those of his slaves." -- Plutarch

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another. -- Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz

Rearing children is like holding a very wet bar of soap -- too firm a grasp and it shoots from your hand, too loose a grasp and it slides away. A gentle but firm grasp keeps it in your control. -- Elaine Hannagan

He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know. -- Abraham Lincoln.

The only people who brag about having been poor are the rich. -- Frank B. Medor

A philosopher is a person who gives other people advice about troubles he hasn't had. -- William R. Lewis

One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time. -- G. K. Chesterton

Oratory leaves a smoke screen; eloquence, a vapor trail; sincerity, an endowment. -- Thomas S. Siler

Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile -- Unknown

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -- Winston Churchill

Progress always consists in taking one or the other of two alternatives, abandoning the attempt to combine them. -- Albert Schweitzer

The road to happiness is always under construction. -- Unknown

Freedom and discipline, rather than being antithetical, are complementary. Permissiveness, either from others toward you or toward yourself, ends up being restricting and crippling. -- Madeleine L'Engle

Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. -- Kahlil Gibran

Work is a consequence of creation, not the fall; the fall has aggravated its problems without destroying its joys. -- John R. W. Stott

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. -- Mark Twain

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. -- Edmund Burke

The glory of tomorrow is rooted in the drudgery of today. -- Unknown

Opportunities multiply as they are seized. -- Sun Tzu

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

As a robust conviction in the Divine inspiration of Scriptures has diminished, so has preaching. A preacher is at home in the pulpit only when he is at home in God's word. -- R. T. Kendall

The object or event that excites no question will provoke no thought. -- John Milton Gregory

No amount of good works, wisdom, and discernment in matters of church discipline, patient endurance in hardship, hatred of sin, or disciplined doctrine, can ever make up for lovelessness. -- D. A. Carson

Time, that great arbiter of human actions. -- Alexander Campbell

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. -- Will Durant

If joy is not rooted in the soil of suffering, it is shallow. -- C. F. D. Moule

A conceited person has one good point: he doesn't talk about other people. -- Unknown

Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends. -- Brian Tracy

Well done is better than well said. -- Benjamin Franklin

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. -- Abraham Lincoln

The soul is a never ending sigh after God. -- Theodore Christlieb

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fulness of your joy and in your days of abundance. -- Kahlil Gibran

May we set such a sacredness upon every part of our life that nothing shall be trivial, nothing unimportant, and nothing dull, in the daily round. -- Henry Ward Beecher