Sunday, August 2, 2009

Quotable Quotes, Part II

"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."—C.S. Lewis

"The wizard says look inside yourself and find self. God says look inside yourself and find God. The first will get you to Kansas. The latter will get you to heaven."—Max Lucado

"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway."--John Wayne

"Faith is believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse."--Philip Yancey

"I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I do not feel it. I believe in God even when He is silent." — Inscribed on cellar walls during the Holocaust in Cologne, Germany

"You don't always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too."
—Anne Lamott

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."--Jim Elliot

"It takes so little to make a child happy that it is a pity, that in a world full of sunshine and pleasant things, that there should be any wistful faces, empty hands, or lonely little hearts."
--Jo in Little Men

"It is not what you think you are that holds you back; it's what you think you are not."
--Denis Waitley

"It will not bother me in the hour of death to reflect that I have been "had for a sucker" by any number of imposters but it would be a torment to know that one had refused even one person in need."--C.S. Lewis

“Unerring wisdom ordained your lot, and selected for you the safest and best condition. Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there. You are placed by God in the most suitable circumstances. Be content with such things as you have, since the Lord has ordered all things for your good.”
--Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"When did we start to believe God wants us to go safe places to do easy things?"
--Mark Batterson

"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

"When I start becoming the person God made me to be, I get to be me. I get to find out who that is and what that means and learn to be content with the unique things that have always been true, though long hidden by my sin. I get to enjoy the thumbprint of my maker that has long lain dormant instead of trying to be someone else. There is tremendous freedom in that."--Jon Acuff

"Patience is more than endurance. A saint's life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says, "I cannot stand any more." God does not heed, He goes on stretching till His purpose is in sight, then he lets fly. Trust yourself in God's hands."
--Oswald Chambers

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."--Anais Nin

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do."--Eleanor Roosevelt

"Who can so softly bind up the wounds of another as he who felt the same wound himself?"
--Thomas Jefferson

"If you're not content with what you have, you'll never be content with what you want."

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."--Mother Teresa

"We know that children are a rejuvenating wellspring of love and wonder, and caring for them nurtures us as well as them. We know that our work results in more laughter, more discovery, more sleepovers, more birthdays, more cupcakes, more dances, more graduations and eventually more of us."--Dr. Robert Hickey

"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world."
--Mother Teresa

"Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity..."--Gilda Radner

"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!"–-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing...not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares."--Henri Nouwen

"God can never make us wine if we object to the fingers He uses to crush us with."
--Oswald Chambers

"Faith is to believe what you do not yet see. The reward of this Faith is to see what you believe."--Saint Augustine

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