Favorite Quotes

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We act on those things we believe. The rest is just talk. –Unknown

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.      –Apostle Paul (Phillipians 4:8 ESV)

What we do in life echoes in eternity.   –Maximus (In Gladiator)

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.  -Jesus Christ

Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone.  -Jesus Christ

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?  -Jesus Christ

Dear Madam – I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,    –A. Lincoln (To Mrs. Bixby)

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
Or of thine own were:
Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.    –John Donne

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.  –Winston Churchill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. –Winston Churchill

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.  –Winston Churchill

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.  –Winston Churchill

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.  –Abraham Lincoln

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.  –Abraham Lincoln

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.  –George Washington

A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.  -Thomas Jefferson

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  -Thomas Jefferson

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.  -Thomas Jefferson

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.  -Thomas Jefferson

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.  -Benjamin Franklin

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.  –Benjamin Franklin

Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.  –Benjamin Franklin

 

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2 thoughts on “Favorite Quotes

  1. Thank you for the follow, and believe it or not, I’m a Christ follower too. I say that because I’m not so sure my zany site would reveal that readily. Oh, there is discussion of the Lord but not perhaps in the way generally seen. Probably not a great admission, but the truth.

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