Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The line dividing good and evil, and other quotes

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"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." -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, in The Gulag Archipelago

"Prayers without variety eventually become words without meaning." -- Don Whitney

"Faith, without trouble or fighting, is a suspicious faith; for true faith is a fighting, wrestling faith." -- Ralph Erskine

"There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves. And the more we have it ourselves the more we dislike it in others." -- On pride, from C. S. Lewis

"Some of my non-Calvinist brothers can do “spin” on subject matter better than a Maytag washing machine can on High school football uniforms." -- C. B. Scott, a non-Calvinist Southern Baptist preacher

"If you’re not willing to preach in the basement, you have no business preaching in the bay window." -- David L. Allen

"If I ever achieve humility, I’ll sure be proud of it." -- Mark Twain

"The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it's going to be a lot better and a lot bigger." -- Elisabeth Elliot

"A kicking mule can't pull, and a pulling mule can't kick. Lay aside your kicks and come to church where you can pull." -- J. A. Branaman

"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?'" -- attributed to Albert Einstein

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