Some of my favorite quotes

B.C. Forbes
He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.


Hermann Hesse
It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.


Bill Cosby

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.


Craig Dykstra
The Lord of the dances summons us to the floor, and it takes time and discipline to learn the steps, to cease tripping over our own feet and to experience the obedient freedom of following God's lead.


Antoine de Saint Ectupery
If you want to build a ship, don't summon people to buy wood prepare tools, distribute jobs, and organize the work, rather teach people the yearning for the wide, boundless ocean.


Open Secret by Wei Wu Wei

The identified man takes part: the unidentified looks on!



Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.


Cyril Connolly

Truth is a river that is always splitting up into arms that reunite. Islanded between the arms, the inhabitants argue for a lifetime as to which is the main river.


Scott Morrison

To be enlightened is simply to be absolutely, unconditionally intimate with this moment. No more. No less.



But if you do not find an intelligent companion, a wise and well-behaved person going the same way as yourself, then go on your way alone, like a king abandoning a conquered kingdom, or like a great elephant in the deep forest.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.


Walt Whitman

Afoot and lighthearted

I take to the open road,

healthy, free,

the world before me.


Emily Dickenson

To love is so startling, it leaves time for little else.


Aleksander Solzheritsyn

If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?


Andrew J. Holmes, Wisdom in Small Doses

It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.


Jalaludin Rumi (1207-1273)

Don't do daily prayers like a bird

pecking, moving its head

up and down. Prayer is an egg.

Hatch out the total helplessness inside.

(translated by Coleman Barks)


Thomas Fuller

He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.


Victor Hugo

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.


Albert Schweitzer

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.


Leo Rosten

The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.


A.J. Gordon

You can do more than pray after you have prayed; but you can never do more than pray until you have prayed.


Alphonse de Lamartine

There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.


Alphonse de Lamartine

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.


Alphonse de Lamartine

Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.


Swami Sivananda

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success.


Hebrews 10:35a

Cast not away therefore your confidence…


Dave’s Bible Study Group

Mercy: Not getting what you deserve

Grace: Getting what you do not deserve


Albert Einstein

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.


"...stop being a sanctified prig..." -Oswald Chambers

"...Perfect Love casts out fear..." 1 John 4:18

M. J. Lucio:
Love Wins

God is bigger than the boogieman.

Oswald Chambers:
Patience is more than endurance.

God bless the whole world, no exceptions.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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somertyme says:

Wow! I was literally just getting ready to look for the document that you gave me with these quotes on it! I stopped by to check first and you saved me the trouble. Thanks!

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bzealous says:

I was wondering why the thought to post these on here went through my head! I see God thinks I'm your personal secretary. ;)


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babs says:

Thank you for posting these!  I love it.

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