Saturday, July 18, 2020

Affliction is not misery, and other quotes

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“Affliction is not misery. Misery is the abasement of spirit which comes from the loss of God and good.” -- John Webster

“The primitive Christians considered one principal part of their duty to consist in showing hospitality to strangers. They were in fact so ready in discharging this duty, that the very pagan admired them for it.” -- Calmet

“In the land of affliction is where every good soldier of Christ undergoes graceful training.” -- Lailah Gifty Akita

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” -- Unknown, though often attributed to Frederick Douglass

“The thorn is one of the most cursed and angry and crabbed weeds that the earth yields, and yet out of it springs the rose, one of the sweetest smelled flowers, and most delightful to the eye.” -- Samuel Rutherford

“Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds.” -- Unknown

“There are manipulators in every subgroup of the human race, who are not interested in a conversation that is not an indoctrination.” -- Bob Smith

“It is not the absence of sin but the grieving over it which distinguishes the child of God from empty professors.” -- A. W. Pink

“If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God you’ll be at rest.” -- attributed to Corrie Ten Boom

“We are drowning in information while starving for wisdom.” -- from the Western Mule Magazine

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