quotes

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anger

“Anger is one letter short of danger.”
~ Unknown

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bible

“The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.”
~ A. W. Tozer

“The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.”
~ Augustine

“If thou sin, the word of God is thy adversary. It is the adversary of thy will till it become the author of thy salvation.”
~ Augustine

“Nobody ever outgrows Scripture: the Book widens and deepens with our years.”
~ Charles H. Spurgeon

“There’s no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself.”
~ D. L. Moody

“Wallow in the Word.”
~ Lee R. Scarborough – on his deathbed

“It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.”
~ Mark Twain

“All of its enemies have not torn one hole in its holy vesture, or stolen one flower from its wonderful garden, nor diluted one honey from its abundant hive, nor broken one string of its thousand-stringed harp, nor drowned one sweet word in infidel ink.”
~ R. G. Lee

“A person who has a Bible that’s falling apart probably has a life that’s not.”
~ Unknown

“These hath God married and no man shall part; dust on the Bible and drought in the heart.”
~ Unknown

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blessings

“Prayers go up and blessings come down.”
~ Yiddish Proverb

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change

“Nobody changes until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.”
~ Johnny Hunt

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character

“What you are alone is what you are.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.”
~ Billy Graham

“Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.”
~ Charles H. Spurgeon

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.”
~ George Bernard Shaw

“Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, money takes wings, those who cheer you today may curse you tomorrow. The only thing that endures is character.”
~ Horace Greeley

“A man’s greatness is determined by what it takes to discourage him.”
~ Jerry Fallwell

“It’s not so much what you win, it’s what you become.”
~ Johnny Hunt

“You teach what you know; you reproduce who you are.”
~ Johnny Hunt

“Character is not made in a crisis, it is only exhibited.”
~ Robert Freeman

“The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”
~ Samuel Johnson

“When it comes to our integrity, one moment in a dark place can cast a shadow for a lifetime.”
~ Steven Furtick

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”
~ Thomas Paine

“A man should be like tea; his real strength appearing when he gets in hot water.”
~ Unknown

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christianity

“Christianity is not a legal relationship; it is a love relationship.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“If you want to live, you have to die. If you want to be exalted, you have to be humbled. If you want to be first, you have to be last. If you want to gain, you have to lose. If you want to be strong, you have to be weak.”
~ Robert Smith

“The Christian life is not a playground; it is a battleground.”
~ Warren W. Wiersbe

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church

“The coziness between church and state is good for the state and bad for the church.”
~ G. K. Chesterton

“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t.”
~ John Piper

“Today’s church wants to be raptured from responsibility.”
~ Leonard Ravenhill

“Everyone that hangs around the court does not speak with the king.”
~ Thomas Watson

“The church is the lost and found department.”
~ Unknown

“It’s about time we quit playing church in these services that start at eleven-o-clock sharp and end at twelve-o-clock dull.”
~ Vance Havner

“The Church is the one institution that exists for those outside it.”
~ William Tyndale

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courage

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.”
~ Billy Graham

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creation

“All things wise and wonderful, all things great and small, all things bright and beautiful, the Lord God made them all.”
~ Unknown

“God stepped from behind the curtain of nowhere and stood upon the platform of nothing and spoke a world into existence.”
~ Unknown

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cross

“Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.”
~ John Stott

“God doesn’t grade on the curve, He grades on the cross.”
~ Unknown

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death

“When you die, you’re going to leave behind all that you have and you’re going to take with you all that you are.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“Death is just a comma to a Christian, not a period.”
~ Adrian Rogers

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evangelism

“We are the Bibles the world is reading; We are the creeds the world is needing; We are the sermons the world is heeding.”
~ Billy Graham

“Be ye fishers of men. You catch them – He’ll clean them.”
~ Unknown

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faith

“A faith that hasn’t been tested can’t be trusted.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.”
~ C. S. Lewis

“Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing yet had been done.”
~ C. S. Lewis

“Give me faith today, that is greater than yesterday, but less than that of tomorrow.”
~ Jeremy Davidson

“Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.”
~ William Carey

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family

“Problems in the home are caused by Drop-out Dads and Misguided Mothers.”
~ Adrian Rogers

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fear

“Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered and no one was there.”
~ Unknown

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friends

“What good are friends if you can’t use them.”
~ Jeremy Davidson

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giving

“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.”
~ Amy Carmichael

“Feel for others… in your pocket.”
~ Charles Spurgeon

“Who shuts his hand has lost his gold, Who opens it hath it twice told.”
~ George Herbert

“The most obvious lesson in Christ’s teaching is that there is no happiness in having or getting anything, but only in giving.”
~ Henry Drummond

“There are two kinds of people in this world, the givers and the takers. The takers eat better, the givers sleep better.”
~ Unknown

“Give according to your income, lest God make your income according to your giving.”
~ Unknown

“Charity sees the need, not the cause.”
~ Unknown

“As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.”
~ Victor Hugo

“The cistern contains: The fountain overflows.”
~ William Blake

“You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.”
~ Winston Churchill

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grace

“Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“Even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”
~ Aeschylus in “Agamemnon”

“Free grace can go into the gutter, and bring up a jewel!”
~ Charles Spurgeon

“In proportion to the size of the vessel of faith, brought by us to the Lord, is the measure we draw out of His
overflowing grace.”
~ Cyprian

“Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected.”
~ Jonathan Edwards

“This is the mystery of the riches of divine grace for sinners, for by a wonderful exchange our sins are now not ours
but Christ’s, and Christ’s righteousness is not Christ’s, but ours.”
~ Martin Luther

“The law works fear and wrath; grace works hope and mercy.”
~ Martin Luther

“How many are quite unworthy to see the light, and yet the day dawns.”
~ Seneca

“He rides pleasantly enough whom the grace of God carries.”
~ Thomas A’ Kempis

“None so empty of grace as he that thinks he is full.”
~ Thomas Watson

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greed

“Their creed is greed, their god is gold, their theology is get all you can and can all you get, sit on the lid and poison the rest.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“You only go around once in life, so you have to grab for all the gusto you can get!”
~ Schlitz Beer Slogan

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happiness

“Unhappiness comes from mirrors. Happiness comes from windows.”
~ Adrian Rogers

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hell

“The national anthem of hell is, “I Did It My Way.”
~ Peter Kreeft

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holy spirit

“The Holy Spirit leads you, but never drives you.”
~ Adrian Rogers

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hope

“Hope in God is a present investment in a future guarantee.”
~ Paul Tripp

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humility

“If you plan to build a tall house of virtues, you must first lay deep foundations of humility.”
~ Augustine

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idolatry

“If man does not worship the true God, he will worship a false god.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“The man molds the idol and then the idol molds the man.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“Whatever the heart clings to and relies on, that is your god.”
~ Martin Luther

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judging

“We have the capacity to be critical of others weaknesses, if others weaknesses is an area of our strength.”
~ Johnny Hunt

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leadership

“The difference between a good leader and a great leader is the willingness to be unpopular.”
~ Alex Vann

“Keep your hands on the helm or it will always go south.”
~ Johnny Hunt

“The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.”
~ Woodrow Wilson

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life

“We live in a world of invertebrate theology, jellyfish morality, seesaw religion, India rubber convictions, somersault philosophy and a psychology that tells us what we already know in words which we do not understand.”
~ R. G. Lee

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listening

“There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves.”
~ Albert Guinon

Who speaks, sows; Who listens, reaps.
~ Argentine Proverb

“No man ever listened himself out of a job.”
~ Calvin Coolidge

“Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.”
~ Epictetus

“Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.”
~ Frank Tyger

“It is the province of knowledge to speak. And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.”
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much.”
~ Robert Greenleaf

“Big egos have little ears.”
~ Robert Schuller

“If speaking is silver, then listening is gold.”
~ Turkish Proverb

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marriage

“Sometimes marriage starts out as an ideal, then becomes an ordeal, then we look for a new deal.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“The Bible opens and closes with a wedding.”
~ Selwyn Hughes

“In marriage there are three rings…the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffer-ring.”
~ Unknown

“Making marriage work is like running a farm. You have to start all over again each morning.”
~ Unknown

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mind

“It is the thought that is the Father of the deed.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“You’re not what you think you are, but what you think—you are.”
~ Business Motto

“The weakest ink is the best memory.”
~ Unknown

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money

“A dime and a gold nugget are worth the same if lying on the ocean floor.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“Lack of money is the root of all evil.”
~ George Bernard Shaw

“You will never find God being a debtor to us.”
~ Johnny Hunt

“The most vital nerve in the body is the one which runs from the heart to the pocket book.”
~ Unknown

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morality

“Nothing is politically right that is morally wrong.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“It is not an issue of the religious right or the religious left; it is the issue of right or wrong.”
~ Adrian Rogers

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obedience

“Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.”
~ Augustine

“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“Unless he obeys, a man cannot believe.”
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Why do you need a voice when you have a verse.”
~ Jim Elliot

“Beware of reasoning about God’s Word – obey It.”
~ Oswald Chambers

“The golden rule for understanding in spiritual matters is not intellect, but obedience.”
~ Oswald Chambers

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passion

“Enthusiasm is as good a thing in the church as fire is in a cook stove.”
~ Billy Sunday

“Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.”
~ Charles Wesley

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philosophy

“It seems that we are a cancer on the globe.”
~ Aldous Huxley

“Life is a curse of endless cravings and endless desires.”
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

“Philosophy proved a wash out to me.”
~ Bertrand Russell

“Philosophy is a chunk of cloudbank, buttered with the night wind.”
~ R. G. Lee

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prayer

“God does business with those who mean business.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“God is not going to do for you what you can do for yourself, but we can never do for ourselves what God alone can do.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“Prayer should not be our last resort, but our first thought.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“If you are strangers to prayer, you are strangers to power.”
~ Billy Sunday

“Bring your prayer as an ancient battering ram against the gate of heaven, and force it open with a sacred violence.”
~ Charles Spurgeon

“The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe.”
~ D. L. Moody

“Work as if everything depended on you and pray as if everything depended on God.”
~ D. L. Moody

“Christ’s soldiers fight best on their knees.”
~ D. L. Moody

“Prayer is not learned in the classroom, but in the closet.”
~ E. M. Bounds

“The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day.”
~ E. M. Bounds

“Fear may steer me; foes may oppose me; yet I will stay and pray.”
~ Jeremy Davidson

“When thou prayest, rather let thy heart be without words, than thy words be without heart.”
~ John Bunyan

“Man is at his greatest and highest when upon his knees he comes face to face with God.”
~ Martin Lloyd Jones

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The angel fetched Peter out of prison, but it was prayer that fetched the angel.”
~ Thomas Watson

“Don’t give God instructions just report for duty.”
~ Unknown

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preaching

“It’s not your job to fill the pew, it’s your job to fill the pulpit.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“The preaching that this world needs most is the sermons in shoes that are walking with Jesus Christ.”
~ D. L. Moody

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priorities

“You can’t get second things by putting them first; you can get second things only by putting first things first.”
~ C. S. Lewis

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procrastination

“When you have a job to do, begin this very hour. You supply the will, God supplies the power.”
~ Unknown

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quiet time

“Close the doors to the world and open the windows to heaven.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“The secret place is the sacred place.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“What you do before sunup determines whether you have victory before sundown.”
~ Lester Roloff

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rapture

“When the trumpet will sound I will leave the ground, I will be heaven bound, and will not be found.”
~ Jeremy Davidson

“When the salty saints shall depart, the sinking ships shall descend.”
~ Jeremy Davidson

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religion

“That old time religion is also the new time religion. And that new time religion is also the all time religion. And that all time religion ought to be that any time religion. And that any time religion ought to be the every time religion”
~ Adrian Rogers

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salvation

“The world says, finders keepers, losers weepers. Jesus says, keepers weepers, losers finders.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time.”
~ Johnny Hunt

“I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.”
~ Martin Luther

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satan

“Like a good chess player, Satan is always trying to maneuver you into a position where you can save your castle only by losing your bishop.”
~ C. S. Lewis

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sin

“You treat sin like sin treats you. Have no mercy on sin; sin will have no mercy on you.”
~ Adrian Rogers

“This book (the Bible) will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book.”
~ D. L. Moody

“He who would not fall down ought not to walk in slippery places.”
~ Unknown

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trinity

“Define the trinity and you will lose your mind. Deny it and you will lose your soul.”
~ Adrian Rogers

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trust

“To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable, we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful.”
~ Edward R. Murrow

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truth

“The Ten Commandments are not obsolete, but absolute.”
~ Adrian Rogers

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vision

“If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.”
~ Hellen Keller

“In the long run men hit only what they aim at.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“When God gives dreams, the enemy comes with schemes.”
~ Johnny Hunt

“Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.”
~ Jonathan Swift

“The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
~ Marcel Proust

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”
~ Michelangelo

“The future belongs to people who see possibilities before they become obvious.”
~ Ted Levitt

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waiting

“God’s delays are not God’s denials.”
~ Adrian Rogers

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will of god

“If you make your decisions based on comfort, before long you will be uncomfortable.”
~ Adrian Rogers

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Aeschylus [525/524-456/455 BC] – Ancient Greek Playwright, Father of Tragedy
Augustine [354-430] – Philosopher & Theologian
Bounds, E. M. [1835-1913] – Methodist Minister & Author
Bunyan, John [1628-1688] – Christian Writer & Preacher
Carey, William [1761-1834] – Missionary & Baptist Minister
Chesterton, G. K. [1874-1936] – English Writer
Churchill, Winston [1874-1965] – British Politician
Coolidge, Calvin [1872-1933] – 30th U.S. President
Davidson, Jeremy [1980-present] – Author of this Blog
Edwards, Jonathan [1703-1758] – Pastor, Theologian, & Missionary
Epictetus [55-135] – Greek Stoic Philosopher
Franklin, Benjamin [1706-1790] – Scientist, Writer, & Politician
Freeman, Robert
Graham, Billy
Greeley, Horace
Greenleaf, Robert
Guinon, Albert
Havner, Vance
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Hughes, Selwyn
Hunt, Johnny
Huxley, Aldous
Johnson, Samuel
Jones, Martin Lloyd
Keller, Hellen
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Kreeft, Peter
Levitt, Ted
Lewis, C. S.
Luther, Martin
Michelangelo
Moody, D. L. (1837-1899) – Pastor & Evangelist
Piper, John
Proust, Marcel
Ravenhill, Leonard
Rogers, Adrian
Roloff, Lester
Russell, Bertrand
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de
Scarborough, Lee R. (1870-1945) – Pastor & Seminary President
Schopenhauer, Arthur
Schuller, Robert
Shaw, George Bernard
Smith, Robert
Spurgeon, Charles H. (1834-1892) – Pastor
Stott, John
Sunday, Billy
Swift, Jonathan
Thoreau, Henry David
Tozer, A. W. (1897-1963) – Pastor
Tripp, Paul
Twain, Mark (1835-1910) – Author
Tyger, Frank
Tyndale, William
Watson, Thomas
Wesley, Charles
Wiersbe, Warren W.
Wilson, Woodrow

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