Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Buying books would be a good thing, and other quotes

The posting of quotes by human authors does not constitute agreement with either the quotes or their sources. (I try to confirm the sources that I give, but may miss on occasion; please verify if possible.)

"Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents." -- Arthur Schopenhauer

"If God spare my life many years, I will cause a boy that driveth the plough to know more of Scripture than you do." -- William Tyndale (to a Catholic priest)

"Make no provision for failure." -- Jack Hyles

"Christ is either Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all." -- Hudson Taylor

Someone asked General Douglas MacArthur, "How can a person tell when he's old?"
He replied: "A man is old when he looks backward and not forward."

"The devil doesn't know how to sing, only how to howl." -- Francis Thompson

"Satan is not fighting churches; he is joining them. He does more harm by sowing tares than by pulling up wheat. He accomplishes more by imitation than by outright opposition." -- Vance Havner

"A forgiven past does wonders for your future." -- copied

"The battle for Christian unity is fought in the mind first, and then in the congregation." -- Bart Barber

"Whatever the entailments of our present cultural moment, constituent human nature has not changed." -- quote or paraphrase of R.C. Sproul

"True saving faith is always personal, but never private." -- copied

"The United States is not God’s new chosen nation."  -- Mike Bergman

"I hope our young men [preacher] will not get above any honest employment if the needs of their homes demand it." -- C. H. Orser 

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