Inspirational Quotes G to N

Gambling

"By gambling we lose both our time and treasure, two things most precious to the life of man" [Feltham]

"Gambling is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief." [Washington]

God's Glory

"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."  [C. S. Lewis]

Godliness

"The foundation of godliness is the Bible and one's personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The key to godliness is friendship. A friendship where one is held accountable for his words and actions." (R. Robert Flatt)

Good, Doing

"The best way to do ourselves good is to be doing good to others; the best way to gather is to scatter."  (Thomas Brooks)

"Do good to them that hate you." [Jesus - Matthew5:44]

Gospel

"The Gospel is a declaration, not a debate." [James S. Stewart]

"The gospel is not a way to get people to heaven; it is a way to get people to God." [John Piper]


Happiness

"Happiness comes through the discipline of service, not the inflation of the ego." (James H. Jauncey)

"Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness." (Zhaungzi - Chinese philosopher 369 - 286 BC)

"Another of the delusions in life is that pleasure seeking will itself bring happiness. It never can for long. But let us fully understand that pleasure is a gift of God, as long as it does not involve any element of sin." (James H. Jauncey)

"Most people...naturally assume that happiness is found only in pleasant circumstances in which the instinctive drives find adequate satisfaction. This is delusion. In fact, Christ teaches in Matthew 16:25 that it is a complete reversal of this attitude which leads to abundant living." (James H. Jauncey)

"The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts." (Aurelius)

"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things." (Philippians 4:8 NKJV)

Hate

"We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them." [Colton]

"Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins." [Solomon -  Proverbs 10:12]

"Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, And whoever spreads slander is a fool." [Solomon: Proverbs 10:18]

"Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred." [Solomon - Proverbs 15:17]

"The hatred we bear our enemies injures their happiness less than our own." [J. Peitt-Senn]

"We may fight against what is wrong, but if we allow ourselves to hate, that is to insure our spiritual defeat and our likeness to what we hate." [George William Russell]

Heaven/Hell

"The man who is seriously convinced that he deserves to go to hell is not likely to go there, while the man who believes that he is worthy of heaven will certainly never enter that blessed place." (A. W. Tozer)

"The reality of heaven doesn't take away the pain of or suffering or our losses, but it assures us that our pain is temporary." (Dave Dravecky)

"The man who expects to go to heaven must take the time to study the route that will get him there." (Unknown)

Heresy

"Somehow the idea has gotten around that it is unchristian to take a stand against heresy. Some of us need to read the New Testament again." (Vance Havner)

Hope

"Great hopes make great men." (Thomas Fuller)

"If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable." (Apostle Paul - First Corinthians 15:9)

Humility

"It is a contradiction to be a true Christian and not humble." [Richard Baxter]


Incompetence

"Too often we attempt to work for God to the limit of our incompetence, rather than to the limit of God's omnipotence." (Hudson Taylor)

Image

"Sometimes people can't see past us to hear our message. We never have a second chance to leave a first impression." (Charles Swindoll)

Justice

"We might say God's wrath is His justice in action, rendering to everyone his just due, which, because of our sin is always judgment." (Jerry Bridges)

Kindness

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." [Aesop]

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." [Mark Twain]

Knowledge

Knowledge without experience makes us pharisaical.
Experience without knowledge makes us prodigals.
Knowledge not practiced in experience makes us a hypocrite.
Experience not based upon knowledge makes us a heathen. [Unknown]

Life

"Don't seek more days in your life but more life in your days."  [Charles Swindoll]

"Life is not measured by time but by how we live."  [Robert Flatt]

Loneliness

"The best cure for loneliness is developing an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ." [Anonymous]

"Loneliness is more of an attitude than a circumstance; more self-inflicted than outwardly caused."

"There is no one so lonely than a man who loves only himself."  [Abraham Ibn Esra]

Love

"The love for our enemies takes us along the way of the cross and into fellowship with the Crucified. The more we are driven along this road, the more certain is the victory of love over the enemy's hatred. For then it is not the disciple's own love, but the love of Jesus Christ alone, who for the sake of his enemies went to the cross and prayed for them as he hung there." [Dietrich Bonhoeffer]

"God wants us to have love. We must be careful not to settle for sex." (Max Anders)

"Love asks nothing in return, but seeks those who need it. And who needs our love more than those who are consumed with hatred and are utterly devoid of love." [Dietrich Bonhoeffer]

"The one who loves Biblically is no Pollyanna; he recognizes the waywardness of the heart. However, he also recognizes God's power to change the same heart. Love is anchored ultimately in God, not in a rose-tinted view of the innate virtue of others." (Doug McIntosh, The Golden Rule - Love Full Circle, p. 44)

"Christian love draws no distinction between one enemy and another, except that the more bitter our enemy's hatred, the greater his need of love." [Dietrich Bonhoeffer]

Loyalty

"If you are loyal to God, you are loyal to everything in Church and State that is in harmony with God, and disloyal to everything which is disharmonious with God." (Godbey)

Lying

“When in doubt, tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.” [Mark Twain]

 “He who permits himself to tell a lie once finds it easier to go it the second time.” [Thomas Jefferson]

Manners

"The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any." [Fred Astaire]

"Good manners are a part of good morals." [Whately]

"Behavior is a mirror in which every one shows his image." [Goethe]

"Politeness goes far, yet costs nothing." [Samuel Smiles]

Marriage

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The success of marriage comes not in finding the 'right' person, but in the ability of both partners to adjust to the real person they inevitably realized they married." [John Fisher]

Meditation

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What we are afraid to do before men, we should be afraid to think before God."  (Anonymous)

"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer." (Psalm 19:140

"To believe a thing is to see the cool crystal water sparkling in the cup. But to meditate on it is to drink of it. Reading gathers the clusters; contemplation squeezes forth their generous juice." (Spurgeon)

"The way we are going to think tomorrow depends largely on what we are thinking today." (Brown)

Meekness

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Meekness is marked by silence in the face of abuse and infamy, by submission to God's way, which is higher than our way as heaven is higher than the earth, by submissiveness to others for their welfare. It is the source of inexpressible joy and contentment." (V. Raymond Edman)

"The meek are positive and often colorful characters. They are not self-assertive nor self-seeking, to be sure, but rather they are unselfish and uncomplaining, genuinely interested in the welfare of others, creating opportunities to be of service to them, submissive in the face of injuries and insults, silent in the accidents and adversities of life, and bearing with equanimity the infamies and injustices heaped upon them." [V. Raymond Edman]

Miscellaneous

"It is better to be divided by truth than to be united by error."

"It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills."

"It is not love and it is not friendship if we fail to declare the whole counsel of God."

"It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated."

"It's better to stand alone with the truth than to be wrong with a multitude."

"It is better to ultimately succeed with the truth than to temporarily succeed with a lie."
                                                    [All the quotes in this section come from Lifehouse]

Missions

Vision without action is visionary. Action without vision is mercenary. But vision with action is missionary." (unknown)

"Just as missions is the heart of the Great Commission, so is it the heartbeat of the local church." [V. Ben Kendrick]

"My heavenly citizenship makes the whole world a foreign mission field." [Roland Smith]

"Perhaps the greatest sin of OMISSION is the sin of NO MISSION." [William R. Fusco]


Money

"The everyday choices I make regarding money will influence the very coarse of eternity." [Randy Alcorn]

Movies

"In three generations, movies have gone from silent to unspeakable" [Discovery Digest - Issue 111]

New Beginning

"Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a new end." (Carl Bard)

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