Collection of Quotes

I have a huge appreciation for good quotes. They force me into thinking. I've heard it said that you'll see what is inside a cup when it is bumped; it is my desire that the wisdom which I attempt to take in will eventually overflow during life's troubling bumps. And maybe, just maybe, that spillage will inspire someone else. 

Christian Living

"If a commission by an earthly king is an honor, how can it be that a commission from a heavenly King is a sacrifice?

- David Livingstone

O Lord, since Thou hast died
To give Thyself for me,
No sacrifice could be too great
For me to make for Thee.
Lord send me anywhere,
Only go with me;
Lay any burden on me, Only sustain m.
Sever any tie,
Save the tie that binds me to Thy heart--
Lord Jesus, my King,
I consecrate my life, Lord, to Thee.

I only have one life,
And that will soon be past;
I want my life to count for Christ,
What's done for Him will last.
I follow Thee, my Lord,
And glory in Thy cross;
I gladly leave the world behind
And count all gain as loss.

- "Lord, Send Me Anywhere" is a hymn by David Livingstone and Frank Garlock

"From prayer that asks that I may be
Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee,
From fearing when I should aspire,
From faltering when I should climb higher,
From silken self, O Captian , free
Thy soldier who would follow Thee
From subtle love of softening things,
From easy choices, weakenings,
(Not thus are spirits fortified
Not this way went the Crucified)
From all that dims Thy Calvary,
Oh Lamb of God, deliver me
Give me love that leads the way,
The faith that nothing can dismay,
The hope no disappointments tire,
A passion that will burn like fire;
Let me not sink to be a clod:
Make my Thy fuel, Flame of God."

--"Make Me Thy Fuel" was written by Miss Amy Carmichael

"I have received my all from God. Oh, that I could return my all to God."

- David Brainerd

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

- Jim Elliot

Yield Not to Temptation

Yield not to temptation,
For yielding is sin--
Each victory will help
you Some other to win;
fight manfully onward,
Dark passions subdue
Look ever to Jesus, He
will carry you through.
To him that o'recometh
God giveth a crown,
Through faith we shall
conquer, Though often
cast down; He, who is
our Saviour, Our
strength will renew,
Look ever to Jesus, He
will carry you through.
Ask the Saviour to help
you, Comfort,
strengthen, and keep
you; He is willing to aid you, He will carry
you through.

--Horatio R. Palmer

True Wisdom

"Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips"

- Proverbs 27:2

"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night"

- Psalms 1:1,2

"In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works."

- 1 Timothy 2:9-10

"Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward"

- Psalms 127:3

"I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please."

- Song of Solomon 8:4

"The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise"

- Proverbs 15:31

"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever, is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things."

- Philippians 4:8

"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."

- Proverbs 16:24

"A day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness."

- Psalms 84:10

Faith, Family, and Friends

"Love is listening to your loved one's stories over and over again."

- Miss Halbert

"A rose can say 'I love you', orchids can enthrall ,but a weed bouquet in a chubby fist, yes, that says it all."

- Author Unknown

“Sometimes we experience a terrible dryness in our spiritual life. We feel no desire to pray, don’t experience God’s presence, get bored with worship services, and even think that everything we have ever believed about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit is little more than a childhood fairy tale.
Then it is important to realize that most of these feelings and thoughts are just feelings and thoughts, and that the Spirit of God dwells beyond our feelings and thoughts. It is a great grace to be able to experience God’s presence in our feelings and thoughts, but when we don’t, it does not mean that God is absent. It often means that God is calling us to a greater faithfulness. It is precisely in those times of spiritual dryness that we must hold on to our spiritual discipline so that we can grow into new intimacy with God.”
--Henri Nouwen

"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone."

- G.B. Stern

"Reputation is what people think you are. Character is who you really are. Take care of your character and your reputation will take care of itself."

- Anonymous

"Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs"

- Ovid.

"Fran, your so young you have a lifetime of servitude to either a job or a slobby husband."

- Daddy :)

"To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart."

- Phyllis Theroux

"It seems to be the fashion nowadays for a girl to behave as much like a man as possible. Well, I won't! I'll make the best of being a girl and be as nice a specimen as I can: sweet and modest, a dear, dainty thing with clothes smelling all sweet and violety, a soft voice, and pretty, womanly ways. Since I'm a girl, I prefer to be a real one."

- Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

- Thomas Edison

"There is nothing like staying at home for true comfort"

- Jane Austen.

“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”

- Johann Sebastian Bach

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now, put foundations under them."

- Henry David Thoreau

"Don't instill, or allow anybody else to instill into the hearts of your children the idea that marriage is the chief end of life. If you do, don't be surprised if they get engaged to the first empty, useless fool they come across. Women and men should marry when it is plainly the will of God for their lives, NOT because they 'can't minister' otherwise, or because of social pressure."

-William Booth.


"It left us speechless, quite speechless I tell you, and we have not stopped talking of it since"

- Miss Bates from Emma

"Don't laugh at the spinsters, dear girls, for often very tender, tragic romances are hidden away in the hearts that beat so quietly under the sober gowns, and many silent sacrifices of youth, health, ambition, love itself, make the faded faces beautiful in God's sight. Even the sad, sour sisters should be kindly dealt with, because they have missed the sweetest part of life, if for no other reason."

- Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

"Gentlemen, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble, and serve womankind, regardless of rank, age, or color."

- Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.”

- Louisa Alcott from Little Women

"Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"

- Clarence from It's A Wonderful Life

"I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren't pretty, or smart, or young. They're still princesses. All of us. Didn't your father ever tell you that? Didn't he?"

- Sara Crewe from The Little Princess

"Ruby Gillis says when she grows up, she wants to have a line of beaus on a string and make them crazy for her. I'd rather have one in his rightful mind."

- Anne from Anne of Green Gables

"I think I would probably come to the conclusion that I'd like it for a while... but in the end, I'd still prefer the sound of the wind in the firs across the brook more than the tinkling of crystal."

- Anne from Anne of Green Gables

"A good man draws a circle around himself and cares for those within. His woman, his children.
Other men draw a larger circle and bring within their brothers and sisters.
But some men have a great destiny. They must draw around themselves a circle that includes many, many more.
Your father was one of those men. You must decide for yourself whether you are, as well."

- 10,000 B.C.

Heartily Dry


- Lord Cromwell when having his portrait done by Sir Peter Lely.

"I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude"

- Benjamin Disraeli


  1. Kenny Briscoe7/12/2013 4:18 PM

    Help me. I have a hang up. God gave his only begotten son. Jesus Christ.Big deal. I believe that God new he could bring his son back as he was before, any time he wanted. It says nothing is impossible for God. Jesus has been with God since the beginning. He is God in the trentaty. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I thank God for the way it sounds.But?

  2. Hello Mr. Kenny! I’m sorry to have taken awhile in getting back with you; I wanted to be sure to answer in a right way.

    I’m not sure I am getting your question. Maybe if you clarified what exactly you’re looking for I could try to answer in a way that might be more helpful.

    I do know that you are right; Jesus does make up the Trinity. And so our Father gave up His only Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 2:1, 2) And while I believe Jesus and the Father knew that He would ultimately die and then rise again I think it is good to remember the in between times. The Father sent Jesus away to be made into the form of man. (John 1:14, 1-13) Jesus spent time in a womb—the God of all creation humbled Himself in such a way as to be confined in a young woman’s womb. Jesus spent years as a child; being laughed at, misunderstood, and under submission of human parents. He spent at least 30 years under the very laws He created—the laws of gravity, the laws of nature, the laws of the seasons. He spent time being hungry, in nauseous seas, among the worst of sinners, in the company of simple men, and eventually humbled and killed in a horrific fashion. So while we could say that Jesus’ sacrifice wasn’t much since He knew He would rise again I think it is very important to remember that great act of humility and the servant’s heart Jesus allowed Himself to be. (Philippians 2:3-8)

    Also, II Corinthians 5:18, 19 says,
    “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.”

    Our Abba Father, the Great Jehovah God, Himself served as our sacrifice. I don’t pretend to understand this fully; however, I rejoice in the amazing love of my Creator in that He himself came to redeem all men.

    I am humbled that you would come to me with this though I am not sure if I have given a response which will prove helpful.

    Blessings to you!


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