I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.
Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
A good sermon is an engineering operation by which a chasm is bridged so that the spiritual goods on one side the 'unsearchable riches of Christ' are actually transported into personal lives upon the other.
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it.
Life is a library owned by an author. It has a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Bitterness imprisons life love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life love empowers it. Bitterness sours life love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life love heals it. Bitterness blinds life love anoints its eyes.
No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Hating people is like burning down your house to get rid of a rat.
The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end.
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
God is not a cosmic bell-boy for whom we can press a button to get things done
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
Religion is not a burden, not a weight, it is wings
The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people's places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places.
God of grace and God of glory, On Thy people pour Thy power. Crown Thine ancient church's story, Bring her bud to glorious flower. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, For the facing of this hour, For the facing of this hour.
Hating people is like burning down your own home to get rid of a rat.