Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.
Jesus must not be read as having baited us with grace only to clobber us in the end with law.
Kingdom, Grace, Judgment
When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.
People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.
Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence or learning.
Frederick William Faber
A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.
I could not be true to my own faith if I did not share its truth and its urgency. At the same time, I recognize that my role is that of witness. Only the Holy Spirit converts people. And thus, when dealing with people of other faiths, I tell them that I will not try to convert them, but that it is important for me to witness to them and let the Spirit do its work.
Editor in Chief of Christianity Today
There have always been those who say: “It can’t be done!”
Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.
Dr. Lee DeForest, “Father of
Radio and Grandfather of Television”
The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives.
Admiral William Leahy,
U.S. Atomic Bomb Project
There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.
Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923
Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.
Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949
I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
Chairman and CEO of IBM, 1914-1956
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
Ken Olson, President, Chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.
Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, 1895
Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy.
Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859