Favorite Quotes Collection
“What we do on some great occasion will depend on what we are; and what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.”
Inside Victories Precede Outside Ones. If you do the things you need to do when you need to do them, then someday you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them. In other words, before you can do, you must be.
“The great men and women of history were not great because of what they earned and owned, but rather for what they gave their lives to accomplish.”
“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
Don’t obey God to get things, Obey God to Get God.
“If we take our meaning in life from our family, our work, a cause or some achievement other than God, they enslave us.”
“God binds up his heart so closely with suffering people that He interprets any move against them as a move against Him.”
“It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.”
“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.”
“The more we train ourselves to spend time with God and him alone, the more we will discover that God is with us at all times and in all places.”
Faith is trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse.
“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.”
Just because you cannot realize your highest aspirations in work does not mean that you have chosen wrongly, or are not called to your profession, or that you should spend your life looking for the perfect career that is devoid of frustration. You should expect to be regularly frustrated in your work even though you may be in exactly the right vocation.
When we try and use fear or pride to stop from sinning, we are forgetting that we sin because of either fear or pride.
If we impose our understanding of schedule & timing on Jesus, we will struggle to feel loved by Him.
Faith is not primarily a function of how you feel. Faith is living out, trusting, and believing what truth is despite what you feel.
The sin that is killing you the most right now is the one you are most defensive about or just completely unaware of.
If Jesus became incarnate to live among the ordinary, then what we call ordinary is really special to God.
Anything can serve as a counterfeit god, especially the very best things in life.
God loves and defends those with the least economic and social power, and so should we.
An idol is usually a good thing that we make ultimate. We say, “Unless I have that, I am nothing.”
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