If you read history you will find out that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
C. S. Lewis
Jesus himself did not try to convert the two thieves on the cross; he waited until one of them turned to him.
We must be intellectually humble in making claims about God as Creator. But we should also state confidently that denials that God is Creator are fraught with even more irresolvable difficulties and ultimately provide a less satisfactory grounding for a worldview in which meaning and purpose play important roles.
Karl W. Giberson & Francis S. Collins
The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions
There is nothing as effective as a bunch of facts to spoil a good rumor.
It is easier to float a rumor than to sink one.
A groundless rumor often covers a lot of ground.
There is nothing busier than an idle rumor.
It is hard to understand how a rumor without a leg to stand on gets around so fast.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
All language about the future, as any economist or politician will tell you, is simply a set of signposts pointing into a fog.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
You never know what you can do until you have to do it.
Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
Romans 12:2, Message Bible