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Saturday, March 07, 2009

ABILITY


We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. -Longfellow

A buried talent is never a buried treasure. Talents become treasures only through use. -Rupert

They are able because they think they are able. -Vergil

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ACTION


I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about the Acts of the apostles. --Horace Mann

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt

What's done can't be undone. -Shakespeare

Heaven ne'er helps the men who will not act. -Sophocles

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ADVERSITY


God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. -Aughey

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and Adversity is not without comforts and hopes. -Bacon

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. -Bradstreet

Adversities do not make the man either weak nor strong, but they reveal what he is. -Faith Forsyte

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. Heaven prepares good men with crosses. -Johnson

Adversity reminds men of religion. -Livy

Gold is tried in fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity. --Seneca

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. -Syrus

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ADVICE


Never give advice unless asked. -German Proverb

Whatever advice you give be short. -Horace

Many receive advice, only the wise profit by it. -Syrus

We all, when we are well, give good advice to the sick. -Terence

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AFFLICTION


The greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted. -Anonymous

Not they who have studied much but they who have suffered much are the deliverers of mankind. -Anonymous

It is the crushed grape that gives out the blood-red wine: it is the suffering soul that breathes the sweetest melodies. -Hamilton

Sometimes God makes his people's troubles contribute to the increase of their greatness, and their sun shines the brighter for having been under a cloud. -Henry

Affliction is God's shepherd dog to drive us back to the fold. -Megiddo

There are no crown-wearers in heaven that were not cross-bearers here below.
-Spurgeon

As sure as God puts his children in the furnace, he will be in the furnace with them. -Spurgeon

Patience cannot remove, but it can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune. -Sterne

Great trials seem to be necessary preparation for great duties. -Thompson

Among my list of blessings infinite stands this, the foremost-that my heart has bled. -Young

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AGE


The only thing to come to us without effort. -Anonymous

It is always in season for old men to learn. -Aeschylus

To know how to grow old is the masterwork of wisdom and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. -Amiel

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind and the heart-and to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love. - Bonstetten

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending. -A. Bradstreet

Age doesn't matter unless you are cheese. -Burke

An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven. -Chapin

The harvest of old age is the memory and rich store of blessings laid up earlier in life. -Cicero

Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act. -Cicero

It is not years that make souls grow old, but having nothing to love, nothing to hope for. -Congreve

As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it. -Deland

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old and some never grow old. -Edwards

If wrinkles must be written upon our brow let them not be written upon our heart. The spirit should not grow old. -Garfield

The evening of a well-spent life brings its lamps with it. -Joubert

Growing old is more like a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form. -Maurois

In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long. -Panin

He, who has not the spirit of his age, has all the misery of it. -Voltaire

The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything. -Wilde

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ANGELS


There's not much practical Christianity in the man who lives on better terms with angels and seraphs, than with his children, servants and neighbors. -Beecher

We not only live among men, but there are airy hosts, blessed spectators, sympathetic lookers-on, that see and know and appreciate our thoughts and feelings and acts. -Beecher

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. -Carlyle

The angels may have wider spheres of action and nobler forms of duty than ourselves, but truth and right to them and to us are one and the same thing. -Chapin

When a man dies they who survive him ask what property he has left behind. The angel who bends over the dying man asks what good deeds he has sent before him. -The Koran

Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth unseen, both when we sleep and when we awake. -Milton

Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you. -Sales


Who does the best his circumstance allows does well, acts nobly; angels could do no more. -Young

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ANGER


An angry man opens his mouth and shuts up his eyes. -Cato

The sun must not set upon anger; much less will I let the sun set upon the anger of God towards me. -Donne

Beware the fury of a patient man. -Dryden

Anger is something that boils at different degrees. -Emerson

Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. -Horace

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. --Thomas a Kempis

When I hear of anybody losing his temper, I always pray that he may not find it again. Such tempers are best lost. -Spurgeon

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APPEARANCE


A good appearance is at a premium everywhere. -Anonymous

Do not judge from mere appearance; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of a sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. -Chapin

How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems. -Southey

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APPRECIATION


Next to beauty is the power of appreciating it. -Fuller

He is incapable of truly a good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others. -Lavater

If you want to live more you must master the art of appreciating the little, everyday blessings of life. This is not altogether a golden world, but there are countless gleams of gold to be discovered in it if we give our minds to them. -Porter

Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.
-Sophocles

We must never undervalue any person. The workman loves not to have his work despised in his presence. Now God is present everywhere and every person is His work. -St. Francis de Sales

If my friends have alabaster boxes laid away full of fragrant perfumes or sympathy and affection that they intend to break over my dead body, I would rather they would bring them in my weary and troubled hours and open them that I might be cheered and refreshed by them when I need them. I would rather have a plain coffin without a flower, a funeral without a eulogy, than a life without the fragrance of love and sympathy. -Watterson

We should learn to prepare ourselves before for the burial. Post mortem kindness does not cheer the burdened spirit, and flowers upon the coffin cast no fragrance backward over the weary way. If, therefore, there is any kind thing I can say or any good thing I can do, let me do it now. Let me not defer it nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. -Watterson

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ART


This word has no definition. -Bierce

Paradox though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life. -Wilde

He is the greatest Artist who has embodied, in the sum of His works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas. - John Ruskin

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ASPIRATION


There is not a heart but has its moments of longing, yearning for something better, nobler, holier than it knows now. -Beecher

Out of the lowest depths there is a path to the loftiest heights. -Carlyle

O for a closer walk with God, A calm and heavenly frame, A light to shine upon the road that leads me to the Lamb! -Cowper

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. -Eliot

God, give me hills to climb, and strength for climbing! -Guiterman

This world has too low a ceiling for aspiring man! -Hamilton

Aspirations after the holy-the only aspirations in which the soul can be assured it will never meet with disappointment. -McIntosh

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word that raises us above ourselves. -Stanley

The heavens are as deep as our aspirations are high. -Thoreau

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ASSURANCE


I know not when I go or where from this familiar scene; But He is here and He is there, and all the way between; And when I leave this life, I know, for that dim vast unknown, Though late I stay, or soon I go, I shall not go alone. -Anonymous

Full assurance is not essential to salvation, but it is essential to satisfaction. May you get it-may you get it at once. May you never be satisfied to live without it. -Spurgeon

"The Lord is my Shepherd," not was, not maybe, not will be. "The Lord is my Shepherd"-is on Sunday, is on Monday, and is through every day of the week; is in January, is in December, and every month of the year; is at home, and is in China; is in peace, and is in war; in abundance and in poverty. -Taylor

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ATHEISM


Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man. -Bacon

An atheist is a man who looks through a telescope and tries to explain what he can't see. -O. A. Battista

Philosophically, it is religious, for it makes a huge religious ceremony of denying God. -Ferguson

There are practical atheists who believe that they believe in God... but who in reality deny His existence by each one of their deeds. - Jaques Maritain


An orphaned heart, which has lost the greatest of fathers. -Richter

A man who believes himself an accident. -Thompson

An atheist's most embarrassing moment is when he feels profoundly thankful for something, but can't think of anybody to thank. -Vincent

There are no atheists in foxholes and rubber rafts. -Whittaker

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ATONEMENT


When we think of the atonement we are apt to think only of what man gains. We must remember what it cost God and what it costs him now when men refuse his love. -Fitt

Let us not forget that the crucifixion of Christ was, and was intended to be to all the intelligences of the universe, the most significant exhibition of the love of God. "Herein was love." -Lawson

I must die or get somebody to die for me. If the Bible doesn't teach that, it doesn't teach anything. And that is where the atonement of Jesus Christ comes in. -Moody

When God pardons, he consigns the offense to everlasting forgetfulness. -Rosell

The atonement, for which the cross is but the symbol, is wholly ethical in its implications; for in the cross . . . mercy and truth met together, righteousness and peace embraced each other . . .-Smith

The heart of Christ became like a reservoir in the midst of the mountains. All the tributary streams of iniquity, and every drop of the sins of his people, ran down and gathered into one vast lake, deep as hell and shoreless as eternity. All these met, as it were, in Christ's heart, and he endured them all. -Spurgeon

I have no hope beneath the canopy of heaven, neither in time nor in eternity, save only in this belief-that Jesus Christ, in my place, bore both my punishment and sin. -Spurgeon

The marvel of heaven and earth, of time and eternity, is the atoning death of Jesus Christ. This is the mystery that brings more glory to God than all creation. -Spurgeon

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