Quotes

As time goes by I hear some great quotes; some are well-known, others not so much.  I would like to share some of them with you, and I hope you find them enlightening, inspiring, or just plain fun.

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” A little research tells me this is originally from Steven Covey, but it was shared with us by Ron Dotzler, director of Abide Ministry in Omaha, NE.  Just for clarification, when I use this quote it always refers to keeping Christ first and foremost in everything.

“The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”  Westminster Shorter Catechism

“The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything;  the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing,”  Hannah Whitall Smith

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”  Gandalf in “The Fellowship of the Ring” by J.R.R. Tolkien

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  Bilbo on “The Fellowship of the Ring” by J.R.R. Tolkien

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”  C.S. Lewis

“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

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

“Yet I know that good is coming to me–that good is always coming; though few have at all times the simplicity and the courage to believe it.  What we call evil, is the only and best shape, which, for the person and his condition at the time, could be assumed by the best good.”  Anodos in “Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women” by George MacDonald

“The faith of Christ offers no buttons to push for quick service.”  A.W. Tozer

“Outside of the will of God, there is nothing I want.  And in the will of God there is nothing I fear.”  A.W. Tozer

“It’s the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge, and my job to love.”  Billy Graham

“There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.”  Corrie Ten Boom

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”  Theodore Roosevelt

“Discernment is God’s call to intercession, never to fault-finding.”  Oswald Chambers

“What can this incessant craving, and this impotence of attainment mean, unless there was once a happiness belonging to man, of which only the faintest traces remain, in that void which he attempts to fill with everything within his grasp?”  Pascal

“I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of, for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking.”  C.S. Lewis

“I remember two things:  that I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.”  John Newton

“We please Him most, not by frantically trying to make ourselves good, but by throwing ourselves into His arms with all our imperfections and believing that He understands everything—and still loves us.”  A.W. Tozer

“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”  C.S. Lewis

“There was a day when I died; died to self, my opinions, preferences, tastes, and will; died to the world, its approval or censure; died to the approval or blame even of my brethren or friends; and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God.”  George Müller