Pearl of Great Value - Matt. 13:45-46

Favorite Quotes

Some of my Favorite Quotes from Various Authors


1.  True repentance is to cease from sinning.  --Ambrose

2.  All the best in the civilization of today is the fruit of Christ's appearance among men.  --Daniel Webster

3.  We are all immortal till our work is done.  --George Whitefield

4.  Life, like every other blessing, derives its value from its use alone.  Not for itself, but for a nobler end the eternal gave it; and that end is virtue. --Samuel Johnson

5.  I would rather be right than President  --Henry Clay

6.  One of the grandest things in having rights is,  that though they are your rights you may give them up  --George Macdonald

7.  A wise man is he who knows the relative value of things  --W. R.  Inge

8.  A man can be great without being good.  History is full of great personalities who were not particularly good.  But no one can truly be called  wise who is not also good.   --Richard Kirby

9.  Any government is better than no government.  --Cato

10.  Fun is good;  Truth is better; but Love is best of all.  --Wm. Makepeace Thackeray

11.  Gratitude is a beautiful thing.  --Richard Kirby

12.  No civilization other than that which is Christian, is worth seeking or possessing.  --Otto von Bismarck

13.  No true civilization can be expected permanently to continue which is not based on the great principles of Christianity.  --Tryon Edwards

14.  The proper function of government is to make it easy for people to do good and difficult for them to do evil.  --William Gladstone

15.  Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning--an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies  --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

16.  It is better for a city to be governed by a good man than even by good laws   --Aristotle

17.  The Holy Spirit, not the pope, is the vicar of Christ on earth. --A. J. Gordon

18.  Conscience is merely our own judgment of the right or wrong of our actions and so can never be a safe guide unless enlightened by the Word  of God.  -- Tryon Edwards

19.  All history is incomprehensible without Christ.  --Ernest Renan

20.  It is not by driving away our brother that we can be alone with God.  --George Macdonald

21. The people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.  --Wm. Penn

22.  A man may sink by such slow degrees that, long after he is a devil, he may go on being a good churchman or a good dissenter and thinking himself a good  Christian.    --George Macdonald

23.  Since the general civilization of mankind,  I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation.  --James Madison

24.  Restraint of government is the true liberty and freedom of the people.  --John P. Reid

25.  Christianity is the companion of liberty in all its conflicts--the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims.  --Alexis de Tocqueville

26.  Christianity has not so much been tried and found wanting, as it has been found difficult and not tried.  --G.K. Chesterton

27.  I count all that part of my life lost which I spent not in communion with God, or in doing good.  --John Donne

28.  Nothing but a good life can fit men for a better one hereafter.  --Wm. Penn

29.  He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure.  --Thomas a Kempis

30.  L'hypocrisie est un hommage que le vice rend `a l vertu.  Hypocrisy  is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.  --La Rochefoucauld

31.  A stronger desire to do the will of the surely the best thing God can kindle in the heart of man.  For what good is there in creation but the possibility of being further created?  And what else is growth but more of the will of God?  --George Macdonald

32.  Those who leave the tradition of truth do not escape into something which we call Freedom.  They only escape into something else, which we call Fashion.  --G. K. Chesterton

33.  I can hardly thinke there was any scared into Heaven; they go the surest way to Heaven who would serve God without a Hell; other Mercenaries, that crouch unto Him in feare of Hell, though they terme themselves servants, are indeed  but the slaves of the Almighty.  --Sir Thomas Browne

34.  Truth is truth, whether from the lips of Jesus or Balaam.  --George Macdonald

35.  Sola fides iustificat, sed fides non est sola.  Faith alone justifies; but the faith that justifies is not alone.  --Philip Melancthon

36.  You cannot help men permanently by doing for them the things they could and should do for themselves.  --Edward Everett Hale

37.  All coming to Jesus has the feeling of homecoming upon it.  All going away from Him has the sense of estrangement upon it.  The rich young ruler went away from Jesus "sorrowful."  Everybody does.    Not only estrangement from God, but also estrangement from oneself.  And the universe!  And from life! You are not at home with life, unless you are at home with Life.  And Jesus is Life!  --E. Stanley Jones

38.  As Christ is the blossom of humanity, so the blossom of every man is Christ perfected in him.  --George Macdonald

39.  The one principle of hell is - "I am my own."  --George Macdonald

40.   I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.  --C. S. Lewis

41. If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. --Thomas De Quincey

42.  Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people. -- Giordano Bruno

43.  A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent. -- John Calvin

44. Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. -- Sir Winston Churchill

45.  A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.  -- Sir Winston Churchill

46.  Aristotle was once asked what those who tell lies gain by it. Said he: "That when they speak truth they are not believed." -- Diogenes

47.  A lie travels round the world while truth is putting her boots on. -- French Proverb

48.  Being pretty on the inside means you don't hit your brother and you eat all your peas - that's what my grandma taught me. -- Lord Chesterfield

50. Diplomacy --- the art of saying "Nice doggie" 'til you can find a stick. --Wynn Catlin

51. The way my luck is running, if I were a politician I would be an honest man.  --Rodney Dangerfield
52.  Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.  --Alexander Hamilton

53.  Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.  --Samuel Johnson

54.  All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.  -- Edmund Burke

55.  To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.  --Augustine

56. Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is being offensive. --Josephine Tey

57. Nothing is so useless as a general maxim. --Thomas Babington Macaulay  (His little joke)

58. The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident. --Charles Lamb