Last week I asked you to share your favorite quotes (other than those found in the Bible). I got some great responses. I’ll share some of them below—as well as some of my favorite quotes.
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One quote rose to the top, mentioned more than once:
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. —Jim Elliot
That quote from Elliot’s journal has long lived in the hearts of Christians since Elliot’s martyrdom in 1956.
You offered some other great quotes—some humorous and some serious. I’ve listed most of them below, as well as a link to my favorite quotes.
My Favorite Quotes
My favorite quotes come from the books I read. I often post them on my blog, and you can read them here. Here’s one that I’ve always enjoyed:
The longer I live, the more I realize the importance
of choosing the right attitude in life.
Attitude is more important than facts.
It is more important than your past;
more important than your education or your financial situation;
more important than your circumstances, your successes, or your failures;
more important than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than your appearance, your giftedness, or your skills.
It will make or break a company. It will cause a church to soar or sink.
It will make the difference between a happy home or a miserable home.
You have a choice each day regarding the attitude you will embrace. —Chuck Swindoll
Your Favorite Quotes
Okay, in no certain order, here are the quotes you liked best:
“When I teach others I teach myself.” —Itzhak Perlman
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” —William Shedd
“Treat each person as if he were what he ought to be and you help him to become what he is capable of being.” —Goethe
“Creation is a wordless book that everybody can read because it needs no translation.” —Warren Wiersbe
“Oh people of God, have great faith. Little faith takes your soul to heaven. Great faith brings heaven to your soul.” —Charles Spurgeon
“God takes us places we don’t want to go and puts us in circumstances we don’t want to be in, in order to give us something we can’t get any where else—Himself.” —Wayne Stiles
“Girls are not boys with soft legs.” (A rough paraphrase of 1 Peter 3:7)
“We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience, rather we are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience.” —Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“There is no distance in prayer.” —Oral Roberts
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” — Ernest Hemingway
“Why would I want to resist a temptation tomorrow that I can eliminate today?” —Craig Groeschel
“Honor today, no regrets tomorrow.” —Mark Divine
“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” —Mark Twain
“There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.” —Helen Keller
“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.” —Charles H. Spurgeon
“Salvation is so simple we can overlook it; so profound we cannot comprehend it.” —Anonymous
“Loss carries with it perspective that brings gratitude and thankfulness.” —Wayne Stiles
“Knowledge comes from Google. Wisdom from above.” —Mike Huckabee
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” —Benjamin Franklin
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so may to so few.” —Winston Churchill