Inspirational Quotes O to Z

Obedience

"God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to." [Elisabeth Elliot]

"All true knowledge of God is born out of obedience." [John Calvin]

"To obey God in some things and not in others shows an unsound heart. Childlike obedience moves toward every command of God, as the needle points where the loadstone draws." [Thomas Watson]

"Obedience to God is the most infallible evidence of sincere and supreme love to him." [Emmons]

Opportunity

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." [Thomas A. Edison]

Outward Appearances

"The appearance of religion on Sunday proves it is only an appearance." (Adams)

"Jesus is more concerned with who you are than what you do because He knows who you are determines what you do." (R. Robert Flatt - commentary on Matthew 5:8)


Patience

We have so much patience with ourselves, why not borrow some of that and use it on others.  [Mrs. Charles. E. Cowman]

Patriotism


"Whatever it is that makes men good Christians makes them good citizens." [Daniel Webster]

"Righteousness exalteth a nation." [Solomon - Proverbs 14:34]

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." [David - Psalms 33:12]

Perseverance

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another." [W. Elliott]

"In golf as in life it's the follow-through that makes the difference." [Anonymous]


"Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance." [Samuel Johnson]
 
"Consecrated perseverance conquers" [Mrs. Charles E. Cowman]

"Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance." [Johnson]

Political Correctness/Public Opinion

"Public opinion does not decide whether things are good or bad." (Cornelius Tacitus c. 55-120 A. D.)

"I have always defined political correctness as an elevation of sensitivity over truth." (Bill Mahre)

"Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it." (W. Penn)

Prayer

"In praying for His enemies not only did Christ set before us a perfect example of how we should treat those who wrong us an hate us, but He also taught us never to regard any as beyond the reach of prayer." (Arthur W. Pink)

"God answers my prayers by giving me what I need but it is not always what I want." (Robert Flatt)

"There is no one anywhere as available to everyone everywhere as is God." (Eugenia Price)

"Too many people say, 'Hear, Lord, for thy servant speaketh.' Samuel said. 'Speak Lord for thy servant heareth.'" (Pettingill)

"Sin will keep prayer away or else prayer will keep sin away." (Unknown)

"Prayer will make a man give over sinning, or sinning will make a man give over praying." [Mr. Dod who is quoted in 1853 publication of Russell's Seven Sermons]

"When thou prayest, rather let thy heart be without words than thy words be without heart."  [Bunyan]

"You and I were taught prayers when we were children, and now we need to be taught how to pray.  Prayer is much more than words from the lips; prayer is the expression of the desires of the heart." [Warren W. Wiersbe]

“Praying that does not result in right thinking and right living is a farce. We have missed the whole office of prayer if it fails to purge our character and correct conduct. We have failed entirely to understand the virtue of prayer, if it does not bring about the revolutionizing of life. In the very nature of tings, we must either quit praying or quit our bad conduct.” [E. M. Bounds]

Problems

"We must learn to live with them [problems] until such time as God delivers us from them...Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting." (A. W. Tozer)

Religions

"All religions are not the same. All religions do not point to God. All religions do not say that all religions are the same. At the heart of every religion is an uncompromising commitment to a particular way of defining who God is or is not and accordingly, of defining life's purpose." (Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods, p.7)

Right and Wrong

"Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it." [William Penn]

Righteousness

"To depart from righteousness is to choose a life of crushing burdens, failures, and disappointments, a life caught in the toils of endless problems that are never resolved." [Dallas Willard]

Satan

"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose." [William Shakespeare]

"Satan promises the best, but pays with the worst; he promises honor, and pays with disgrace; he promises pleasure, and pays with pain; he promises profit, and pays with loss; he promises life, and pays with death. But God pays as he promises; all his payments are made in pure gold." [Thomas Brooks]


"The devil is most devilish when respectable." [Elizabeth Barrett Browning]

Sacrifice

"On Mount Moriah it was not Isaac God wanted. It was Abraham." (Roy Gustafson)

Selfishness

"Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race." (William Gladstone)

"'You deserve a break today.' 'Have it your way.' 'Reach out for all the gusto you can.' What do these phrases have in common? The obvious answer: They're lines from familiar commercials. The not-so-obvious answer: They emphasize benefits for you, the consumer...Marketers know that to sell a product, you must answer the consumer's primary questions: What's in it for me?"  [Doug Erlandson]

Sin

"Sin will take you further than you ever intended to stray. Sin will keep you longer than you ever intended to stay. Sin will cost you more than you ever intended to pay." [Anonymous]

"Where God is honored, sin is hated, loathed and resisted." [R. Robert Flatt]

Skeptics

"Too many are not willing to give the Gospel a fair trial. They are too ignorant to speak wisely but not wise enough to speak ignorantly. A man is not a sinner because he is a skeptic; he is a skeptic because he is a sinner."  (Vance Havner)

Slothfulness

"The moment slothfulness begins, that moment dangers stand thick among us." (Puritan writer)

Success

"Success is never final; failure is seldom fatal. It is courage that counts." (Winston Churchill)

Suffering

"We must never mistake the process for the result...there is suffering; but this is only the process. God isn't going to stop with the process; He wants to produce the final result.  Suffering leads to glory; shame leads to honor; weakness leads to power.  This is God's way of doing things." (Warren W. Wiersbe)

"We are always in the forge, or on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things." [Henry Ward Beecher]

"We need to pay attention to what we are learning about God in the darkness because the darkness is where our relationship with Him is tested. The darkness is where we learn the truth that God will be faithful." [Jan Dravecky]

"God uses suffering to divert our attention from the present to the future and from the brevity of time to the vastness of eternity."

"Great souls are grown through struggles and storms and seasons of suffering. Be patient with the process." [Rick Warren]

Tact

"Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends argue - all the while knowing that both are wrong." [The Church Mouse]

Temperance

"
Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from things that are foul." [Frances E. Willard]

Temperance is reason's girdle, and passion's bride, the strength of the soul, and the foundation of virtue." [Jeremy Taylor]

Temptation

"Temptation gains power by persistent solicitations that beget thoughts that make evil less serious"       [John Owen]

"The only safe course of action is to keep away from the seductress...Better still, if you can help it, don't get near enough to let her grab your shirt tail!" [Anonymous]

"Temptation gains power where we see it prevail in others we know and we express neither shock or hatred of them and their ways nor pity and prayer for their deliverance." (John Owen)

"Temptation gains power where it is complicated with many considerations.' (John Owen)


"Temptation is not a sin but playing with temptation invites sin."  (Fulton J. Sheen)

"Temptations discover what you are."   (Thomas À Kempis)

"The intention of God is that the Christian should face the same problems as everyone else, but with this great difference, he has God within him to help him through." (James H. Jauncey)

Thoughts

"A man's life is what his thoughts make him." (Marcus Aurelius)

Tolerance

"Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because the person is wrong, or even right, but because the person is human." (John Cogley)

Trials

"Trials of the saints are divine husbandry by which He grows and brings forth abundant fruit." (Spurgeon)

"When God wants to make a man, he puts him into some
storm." (Lettie Cowman)

"Adversity is the dust Heaven polishes its jewels with." (Unknown)

"When life becomes all snarled up, offer it to our Lord and let Him untie the knots." (Book of Days for Christians)

"Outward losses drive good people to their prayers but bad people to their curses." (Henry)

"It is said that in some countries trees will grow, but will bear no fruit because there is no winter there." (John Bunyan)

Truth

"No matter what the postmodern world concludes about God and truth, reality is that God is still God, and He is still trying to reconcile men unto Himself."  (Dr. Sam Horn)

"Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it; but there it is." (Winston Churchill)

"It is truth that passes into action that produces righteousness." (Richard Bennett)

"To hear the truth and not accept it does not nullify truth."  (Brotherhood Journal)

"Truth is not ultimately a matter of pride or humility, it is a matter of fact." (Unknown)

"Always tell the truth. Then you don't have to worry about what you said last." (Robert Cook)

"Your teeth may be false, but always let your tongue be true." [unknown]

"Beware of a half truth; you may bet hold of the wrong half." [unknown]

"Truth fears nothing but concealment." [unknown}

Unbelief

"Unbelief is the mother of vice; it is the parent of sin; and, therefore, I say it is a pestilent evil-a master sin." [Charles H. Spurgeon]
 
Values

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his souls?"     (Mark  8 :36, 37)

"People who have no values have no value."      (Burton Hills)

"He is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose."  (Jim Elliot)

Virtue

"
Virtue is the doing of good to mankind in the obedience tot he will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness." [William Paley]

"Virtue is to the soul what health is tot he body." [Francios de La Rochefoucauld]

Vision

"Vision must be followed by venture. It is not enough to stare at the steps - we must step up the stairs." (Vance Havner)

Wealth

"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." (Jesus in Matthew 6:24)

"The poorest man is he whose only wealth is money." (unknown)


Will of God

"You can't do the will of God if you don't know the Word of God." [Jack Wyrtzen]

Wisdom

"If you lack knowledge go to school. If you lack wisdom get on your knees! Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is the proper use of knowledge." [Vance Havner]

"Wisdom is, and starts with, the humility to accept the fact that you don't have all the right answers, and the courage to learn to ask the right questions."  [Anonymous]

Here then is the voice of wisdom. Beware of mistaking presumption for faith, temptations for providential circumstances." [Anonymous]

Worry

"Worry is like a rocking chair; it will give you something to do, but it will not get you anywhere." [Mrs. Charles E. Cowman]

Worship

"It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow." (Coolidge)

"One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple." (Psalm 27:4)

"Religious externals may have meaning for the God-inhabited soul; for any others they are not only useless but may actually become snares, deceiving them into a false and perilous sense of security."
(A. W. Tozer)  


 

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