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Living Quotations for Christians
Sherwood Eliot Wirt and Kersten Beckstrom, editors

1 "A smile takes but a moment, but its effects sometimes last forever." J. E. Smith

2 "All people smile in the same language." Anonymous

3 "This world's no blot for us, Nor blank; it means intensely, and means good; To find its meaning is my meat and drink." Robert Browning, 'Fra Lippo Lippi'

4 "It is through struggle the lion has gained its strength, the deer its speed, the dog its sagacity. The suffering which the conflict involved may indicate that God has made even animals for some higher good….The ends are eminently worthy of a Divine Intelligence." Robert Flint

5 "When iron is rubbed against a magnet it becomes magnetic. Just so, love is caught, not taught. One heart burning with love sets another on fire." Frank C. Laubach

6 "Not guided missiles but guided morals constitute our great need today." George L. Ford

7 "Look well into yourself: there is a source which will always spring up if you will search there." Marcus Antoninus

8 "Mutual help is the law of nature." French proverb

9 "Nothing is impossible when you put your trust in God." Eugene Clark

10 "We are all strings in the concert of His joy." Jacob Boehme

11 "Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day. No, no, man was made for immortality." Abraham Lincoln

12 "Only if God is reinstated in the heart of the world will he furnish mankind and its leaders with ethical guidance through the dangers and pitfalls of the space age." Wernher vonBraun

13 "People may differ in tradition, language and religion, but they all have one common denominator: a desire to be treated like human beings." Stanley C. Allyn

14 "Mankind is one in nature and in the sight of God. No group of men is inherently superior or inferior to any other, and none is above any other beloved of God." The Delaware Conference, 1942

15 "There is nothing but God's grace. We walk upon it, we breathe it, we live and die by it; it makes the nails and axles of the universe." Robert Louis Stevenson

16 "It is the religious impulse which supplies the cohesive force which unifies society and a culture." Christopher Dawson

17 "Learn to commit your soul and the building of it to One who can keep it and build it as you never can." P. T. Forsyth

18 "How could anyone observe the mighty order with which our God governs the universe without feeling himself inclined…to the practice of all virtues, and to the beholding of the Creator himself, the source of all goodness, in all things and before all things?" Copernicus

19 "If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

20 "The object of love is to serve." Woodrow Wilson

21 "Culture shapes, but self-awareness re-shapes, and the resources of God are ever available for the reconstruction." James L. Johnson

22 "The new physics does not regard the universe as atomic chaos but…has found strong evidence pointing to the existence of 'a directive intelligence.'" Arthur H. Compton

23 "The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice." George Eliot

24 "Trial is God's alchemy by which the dross is left in the crucible, the baser metals are transmuted, and the character is enriched with gold." William Morley Punshon

25 "We pray because we were made for prayer, and God draws us out by breathing himself in." P. T. Forsyth

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite