Monday, May 20, 2019

If your God never tells you, 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 when possible.)

"If your God never tells you to do anything you don’t want to do, your god is probably you." -- John Stonestreet

"Truly tolerant people are hard to offend. They do not seek occasion to bring others into ill repute. They do not put the worst construction on someone else’s words or deeds." -- Anthony Esolen

"All that matters is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything else is tactics." -- Tom Bandy

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and hence clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." -- Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." -- attributed to Mark Twain, but some sources indicate the following is actually correct: "Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." (Twain) "Never argue with idiots. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." (George Carlin)

"Suffering is not for nothing." -- Elisabeth Elliot

"Change is the end result of all true learning." -- Leo Buscaglia

"God sometimes takes us into troubled waters – not to drown us, but to cleanse us." -- Unknown

"Correct doctrinal root leads to correct spiritual fruit." -- Unknown

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