100+ Useful Quotes

1.”We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
-The Declaration of Independence

2.”He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”
-Jim Elliot

3.”Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing so gentle as real strength.”

4.”She then spoke three powerful words to him: “I forgive you.” They were such simple words, yet they overwhelmed him.”

5.”At one time or another, you will be called upon to be a friend to the friendless, a counselor to the confused, a peacemaker for the troubled, and a guide to the lost.”

6.”If people knew how hard I have had to work to gain my mastery, perhaps it would not seem so full of wonder.”

7.”Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
-Steve Jobs

8.”If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will beat a path to his door.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

9.”Even when I fail, I succeed; I’ve learned 50,000 ways not to make a light bulb.”
-Thomas Edison

10.”One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal…”
-Phillippians 3:13-14

11.”I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.”
-Captain James Cook

12.”By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”
-Charles H. Spurgeon

13.”Be like a postage stamp- stick to one thing until you get there.”
-Josh Billings

14.”Diamonds are only lumps of coal that stuck to their jobs.”
-B.C. Forbes

15.”The greatest thought I have ever had and the most important thing I have ever learned is that I am personally accountable to the God of all creation.”
-Daniel Webster

16.”Every action of our lives touches some chord that will vibrate in eternity.”
EdwinHubbel Chapin

17.”Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.”

18.”It is the greatest sort of adrenaline to be doing what you’ve wanted to do so badly. You almost could fly without the plane.”
-Charles Lindbergh

19.”What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.”
-Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

20.”God is the master of every moment.”

21.”The greatest power God has given us is the power of choice.”
-Billy Graham

22.”If you learn to trust in the Lord, you will become trustworthy. If you learn to rely on HIm, you will become reliable. If you learn to lean on God, you will become someone others can lean on.”

23.”If we meet someone who owes us a debt of gratitude, we remember the fact at once. How often we can meet someone to whom we owe a debt of gratitude without thinking about it at all!”

24.”God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you’?”
-William Ward

25.”Don’t kneel to me, that is not right. You must kneel to God only and thank Him for the liberty you will hereafter enjoy.”
-Abraham Lincoln

26.”All the devils in hell and tempters on earth could do us no injury if there were no corruption in our own natures.”
-C.H. Spurgeon

27.”Man without God is a beast, and never more beastly than when he is most intelligent about his beastliness.”
-Whittaker Chambers

28.”Whenever we see ourselves as weak, we should not concentrate on our own frailty, but should gaze-both eyes-upon God’s glory.”
-John Calvin

29.”I am a precise God.”
-Richard Rogers

30.”The great and reverend God dispiseth no honest trade.”
-John Dod and Robert Cleaver

31.”The main end of our lives…is to serve God in the serving of men in the works of our callings.”
-William Perkins

32.”Man hath his daily work of body or mind appointed, which declares his dignity, and the regard of Heaven on all his ways.”
-John Milton

33.”All married persons must above all things love, respect and cherish grace in one another.”
-Thomas Taylor

34.”As for love, it is the life, the soul of marriage.”
-William Whately

35.”Though the man be as the head, yet is the woman as the heart.”
-William Gouge

36.”The man whose heart is endeared to the woman he loves…forceth all to confess that the stream of his affection, like a might current, runs with full tide and strength.”
-Thomas Hooker

37.”God never gave a gift, but he sent occasion at one time or another to show it to God’s glory. As if he sent riches, he sendeth poor men to be helped with it.”
-Hugh Latimer

38.”You must live religion as well as talk religion.”
-Eleazar Mather

39.”The children born in our families are born unto God.”
-Deodat Lawson

40.”All will be well in the commonwealth where families are properly regulated.”
-William Gouge

41.”A Christian family…is a church… a society of Christians combined for the better worshiping and serving God.”
-Richard Baxter

42.”I preached…as a dying man to dying men.”
-Richard Baxter

43.”The receiving of the word consists of two parts: attention of mind and intention of will.”
-William Ames

44.”It is a by-word among us: It was a very plain sermon: And I say again, the plainer, the better.”
-William Perkins

45.”I am of the opinion that all things in the church should be pure, simple, and removed as far as possible from the elements and pomps of this world.”
-Richard Cox

46.”The more ceremonies, the less truth.”
-Richard Greenham

47.Is not the satisfaction of the Sabbath day better than the profanation of it?”
-Thomas Hooker

48.”The church of Christ is a common hospital, wherein all are in some measure sick of some spiritual disease or other; that we should all have ground of exercising mutually the spirit of wisdom and meekness.”
-Richard Sibbes

49.”There is not a condition into which a child of God can fall but there is a direction and rule in the Word, in some measure thereunto.”
-Thomas Gouge

50.”Think in every line you read that God is speaking to you.”
-Thomas Watson

51.”The foundation of the true church of God is Scripture.”
-John Lightfoot

52″The Scripture containeth…first, the law, to condemn all flesh; secondarily, the gospel, that is to say, promises of mercy for all that repent and acknowledge their sins.”
-William Tyndale

53″Truth comes from God, wheresoever we find it, and it is ours.”
-Richard Sibbes

53″Love towards God cannot consist without…charity towards our neighbor.”
-William Ames

54″They harangue long and very learnedly… Their longsomeness is woeful”
-Robert Baillie

55.”The discussions were often wont…to produce quarrels and fights.”
-William Weston

56.”When very young I went astray from God…Of the manifold sins with then I was guilty of, none so sticks upon me as that…I was whittling on the Sabbath Day….A great reproach of God!”
-Nathaniel Mather

57.”Have you forgot…the milkhouse, the stable, the barn, and the like, where God did visit your soul?”
-John Bunyan

58.”What we obtain to cheaply we esteem to lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.”
-Thomas Paine

59.”Posterity you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good us of it.”
-John Quincy Adam

60.”Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teaching of the Redeemer of mankind.”
-Supreme Court Decision Church of the Holy Trinity V. The United States

61.”My God! how little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!”
-Thomas Jefferson

62.”Lastly, our ancestors established their system of government on morality and religious sentiment. Moral habits, they believed, cannot safely be trusted on any other foundation than religious principle, nor any government be secure which is not supported by moral habits.”
- Daniel Webster

63.”The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”
-Noah Webster

64.”It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”
-Abraham Lincoln

65.”The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles…to this we owe our free constitutions of government.”
-Noah Webster

66.”The first and almost the only Book deserving of universal attention is the Bible”
-John Quincy Adams

67.”All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated through this Book; but for the Book we could not know right from wrong. All the things desirable to man are contained in it.”
-Abraham Lincoln

68.”…the Bible…is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God and spiritual nature and need of men. It is the only guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and salvation.
-Woodrow Wilson

69.”Go to the Scriptures…the joyful promise it contains will be a balsam to all your troubles.”
-Andrew Jackson

70.”The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.”
-Calvin Coolidge

71.”All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind are convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.

72.”Revival-the inrush of the Spirit into the body that threatens to become a corpse.”
-D.M. Panton

73.”It is a dangerous thing when we too easily accept new ideas as truth.”
-Erwin Lutzer

74.”Humanism is not new. It is, in fact, man’s second oldest faith. Its promise was whispered in the first days of the Creation under the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: ‘Ye shall be as gods.’”
-Whittaker Chambers

75.”We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life-the unborn-without diminishing the value of all human life….there is no cause more important.”
-President Ronald Reagan

76.”I am much afraid that schools will prove to be great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the holy scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the word of God must become corrupt.”
-Martin Luther

77.”The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it. When we resist, therefore, the concentration of power, we are resisting the powers of death, because concentration of power is what always preceded the destruction of human liberties.”
-Woodrow Wilson

78.”Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.”
-Thomas Jefferson

79.”Sin is a deep-seated, loathsome disease that is eating the heart out of humanity and cursing, blighting, damning, wrecking, and ruining those who tamper with it.”
-Joe Hankins

80.”Therefore also now, saith the lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning…and turn unto the Lord your God: For he is gracious and merciful…”
-Joel 2:12-13

81.”Wash you, make you clean, put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes, cease to do evil; learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
-Isaiah 1:16-18

82.”Repentance, to be of any avail, must work a change of heart and conduct.”
-Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

83.”Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the lord.”
-Lamentations 3:40

84.”These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
-1 John 5:13

85.”I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for that day.”
-Robert E. Lee

86.”The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation more than its wealth.”
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

87.”The choice before us is plain, Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as American citizens. The time is come, it now is, when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship. America’s future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God’s government.”
-Perter Marshall

88.”Republican institutions in the hands of a virtuous and God-fearing nation are the very best in the world, but in the hands of a corrupt and irreligious people they are the very worst and the most effective weapons of destruction…”
-Phillip Schaff, Chruch and State in the United States, 1888

89.”I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do!”
-Everett Hale

90.The greatest thing anyone can do for God and man is pray. It is not the only thing, but it is the chief thing. The great people of earth are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor yet those who can explain about prayer; but I mean those people who take time to pray.”
-S.D. Gordon

91.”God is infinite and personal (Triune), transcendent and immanent, omniscient sovereign and good.”
-John Seznec

92.”A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”
-C.S. Lewis

93.”Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.”
-C.S. Lewis

94.” An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.”
-C.S. Lewis

95.” Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.”
-C.S. Lewis

96.” God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”
-C.S. Lewis

97.”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

98.” I gave in, and admitted that God was God.”
-C.S. Lewis

99.” If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.”
-C.S. Lewis

100.”If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.”
-C.S. Lewis

101.”Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
- Theodore Roosevelt

102.”Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.”
-Harold Hulbert

103.”It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that count.”
-Adlai Stevenson

104.”I can live for two months on a good compliment.”
-Mark Twain

105.”If you don’t say anything, you won’t be called on to repeat it.”
-Calvin Coolidge

106.”Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.”
-Martin Luther

107.”The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

108.”That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.”
-Henry David Thoreau

109.”Home is not where you live but where they understand you.”
-Christian Morgenstern

110.”Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
-Thomas La Mance

111.”When you win, nothing hurts.”
-Joe Namath

112.”If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.”
-Mark Twain

113.”Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”
-Thomas A. Edison

114.”To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.”
-Josh Billings

115.”The important thing is not what they think of me, it is what I think of them.”
-Victoria, Queen of England

116.”Television is the chewing gum for the eyes.”
-Frank Lloyd Wright

117.”You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
-Beverly Sills

118.”A leader is a dealer in hope.”
-Napoleon Bonaparte

119.”Your children need your presence more than your presents.”
-Jesse Jackson

120.”No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

121.”I believe in the discipline of silence and could talk about it for hours.”
-George Bernard Shaw

122.”The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies”
-Thomas Jefferson

123. “If somebody has a degree in English Lit from a no-name (or well-known) school,
I have no idea whether that person has even read George Eliot.
You can get a degree in English Lit reading nothing but
crap from the 20th century”
- Charles Murray (Author of Real Education)

124. “This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being”
-Isaac Newton, Father of Universal Gravitation

125. “[When] I study the book of nature I find myself oftentimes reduced to exclaim with the Psalmist, How manifold are Thy works, O Lord! in wisdom hast Thou made them all!”
-Robert Boyle, Father of Modern Chemistry

126. “Yet even in earthly matters I believe that ‘the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his external power and Godhead.’”
-Michael Faraday, Father of Electromagnetism

127. “We cannot delude ourselves into thinking that, simply because they live in America and Speak English, these cultural elites have heard the gospel already and have rejected it. If the gospel has not been translated into a language that they understand, and if it has not been brought to them by people with whom they have some cultural affinity, they have not heard it.”
-Eric Metaxas

128. “I am content. America is sure of her independence, mankind has won its cause; Liberty is no longer homeless on the earth.”
- Marquis de Lafavette

129. “Liberty is not the power to do what one must, but is the desire to do what one can.”
-Jean-Paul Sartre

130. “My identity is in Christ and not in basketball … I love playing basketball, and it’s my job. But at the same time, I still recognize I’m a sinner and that’s not going to change regardless of how well I play on the court.”
- Jeremy Lin, NY Knicks basketball star

131. “My calling and my purpose on this earth is to glorify God in what I do, and right now that calling is to play basketball. For me to remember I play for an audience of one, for God, that’s liberating for me.”
- Jeremy Lin, NY Knicks basketball star

132. “Praying before, during and after (every game), that’s a have to for me, because God helps me with everything throughout the day. There are so many different examples of God’s grace.”
- Jeremy Lin, NY Knicks basketball star

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