Quotes To Think About- 2

18 Mar

Part two of posting quotes from Stories for Preachers and Teachers:

#1. Worry— It has been well said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
Charles H. Spurgeon

Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds.– Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Enoch Arden?

When I look back on all these worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.– Winston Churchill

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength.– A. J. Cronin

#2. Values— If life is a comedy to him who thinks and a tragedy to him who feels, it is a victory to him who believes.– Anonymous

The easiest thing of all is to deceive one’s self; for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true.– Demosthenes, Olynthiaca, 3

The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
Gen. Omar Bradley, speech, Armistice Day, 1948

We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.– Gen. Omar Bradley, speech, Boston, Massachusetts,
Armistice Day, 1948

The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.– Albert Einstein

I am not sure whether ethical absolutes exist. But I am sure that we have to act as if they existed or civilization perishes.
Arthur Koestler

But let the good prevail.– Aeschylus, Agememnon

Do all the good you can, / In all the ways you can, / In all the places you can, / At all the times you can, / To all the people you can, / As long as ever you can.– John Wesley, Rules of Conduct?

Morality is always higher than law and we cannot forget this ever.– Alexander Solzhenitsyn

There are many religions, but there is only one morality.– John Ruskin, Lectures on Art

#3. Truth— There is no right way to do a wrong thing– Anonymous

I leave this rule for others when I’m dead, / Be always sure you are right then go ahead.– Davy Crockett, Autobiography

Distinction between virtuous and vicious actions has been engraven by the Lord in the heart of every man.– John Calvin

Simple are the words of truth.– Aeschylus

Error is created; truth is eternal.– William Blake

The fewer the voices on the side of truth, the more distinct and strong must be your own.– William Ellery Channing

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.– Charles Dickens

the desire for truth must take precedence over all other desires.– Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions

Wherever the truth is injured, defend it.– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals

#4. Trust— When we trust our brother, whom we have seen, we are learning to trust God, whom we have not seen.– James Freeman Clarke

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.– Frank Crane

We can trust Him wholly with His world. We can trust Him with ourselves. We are sure He cares far more to make the best of us, and to do the most through us, than we have ever cared ourselves. He is ever trying to make us understand that He yearns to be to us more than aught in the universe besides. That He really wants us, and needs us, is the wonder and strength of our life.
-A.W. Robinson, The Personal Life of the Clergy

Let us put all our worries to God, squarely, and then, having told him everything, so that he should know them from us, we should drop them, leave them to him. Now that he is in the know, it is no longer any of our concern: we can freely think of him.
-Anthony Bloom, The Essence of Prayer

#5. Tolerance— Has not God borne with you these many years? Be ye tolerant to others.– Hosea Ballou

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another뭩 beliefs, practices and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.– Joshua Loth Liebman

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Thomas A Kempis

#6. Thankfulness— Look up on high, and thank the God of all.– Geoffrey Chaucer

It has seemed to me fit and proper that the gifts of God should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens . . . to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.
Abraham Lincoln

#7. Promises— A promise should be given with caution and kept with care.– Anonymous

He who is the most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it.– Jean Jacques Rousseau

#8. Mercy— Few men really want justice; what all mankind prays for is mercy.– Anonymous

No one thing does human life more need than a kind consideration of the faults of others. Every one sins; everyone needs forbearance. Our own imperfections should teach us to be merciful.– Henry Ward Beecher

When in doubt, lean to the side of mercy.– Miguel de Cervantes

We hand folks over to God’s mercy, and show none ourselves. — George Eliot, Adam Bede, Ch. 42

Being all fashioned of the self-same dust, / Let us be merciful as well as just.– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
Tales of a Wayside Inn, Emma and Eginhard?

#9. Knowledge— If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.– Isaac Asimov

Knowledge is not a shop for profit or sale, but a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of men뭩 estate.
Francis Bacon

We don’t know one millionth of one per cent about anything.
Thomas A. Edison

Yet it is equally clear that knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles by it.
Thomas Fuller

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Samuel Johnson, in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson

We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge.
Rutherford D. Rogers

As we acquire more knowledge, things don’t become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.–Albert Schweitzer

#10. Kindness— No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.– Aesop, Fables, The Lion and the Mouse?

Life is short and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those who travel the way with us. O, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind. –Henri Frederic Amiel

Be kind to unkind people They probably need it most. — Anonymous

Kindness- a language which the dumb can speak, and the deaf can understand.– Christian Nestell Bov?

Often the only thing a child can remember about an adult in later years, when he or she is grown, is whether or not that person was kind. Billy Graham, Till Armageddon

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.– Booker T. Washington

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
Thomas Carlyle

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.– Publilius Syrus


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