Favorite Quotes

Cardinals“As long as a marriage is founded on a good solid incompatibility, that marriage has a fair chance of continuing to be a happy marriage, and even a romance.” —G.K. Chesterton in the “Incompatibility in Marriage”

“Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.”– G.K. Chesterton

“Bonhoeffer followed the Master to the grave, and it was worth following Him there for that–for His yoke is easy beside the yoke of sin, and the disciple who follows his Master to the grave will follow Him coming out of it.”–Rex Marshall Bradshaw

“A good marriage is like an algebra equation with two variables: You have to define x in terms of y and vice versa, the one in relation to another. It is said that you have to be a “whole” person before you can be with another, but this too is vanity. No one is whole. Thus the two shall become one flesh; each variable defined by the other in an equation written by the greatest mathematician.”–Lee Marshall

“In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things charity.”– Rupertus Meldenius

“God whispers in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain. It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world”–C.S. Lewis

“Before the world, aye before the sleepy, lukewarm, faithless, namby-pamby Christian world, we will dare to trust our God. We will venture our all for Him. We will live and will die for Him, and we will do it with His joy unspeakable singing aloud in our hearts.”–C. T. Studd

“Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between right and wrong; rather it is telling the difference between right and almost right.” —Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“I would rather be God’s servant than man’s king.”–Charles L. Johnson

“God plants His dream in a person’s heart and then molds the person to fit the dream. Even though the molding process seems to contradict the promise, the day comes when God moves His prepared person into His prepared place. . . and the dream becomes reality.”–A.W. Tozer

“If you keep robbing Peter to pay Paul, after a while, you run out of disciples!”–J.T. Adams.

“You see, boys are like chocolate. So, skip the Hershey kisses, and wait for the Ghiradelli.”–Hannah L. Jackson

“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.”– Thor-Heyerdahl

“Men are blind to God because they choose to be so. They would rather deny their sight than confess their sin, for to see God’s hand, power, and lordship means to recognize our sin against Him, our lawless declaration of independence from God. Men choose to be blind rather than saved. They prefer to be their own god rather than to confess the true God.”– J.R. Rushdooney

“Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth leaketh.”– Keith Moore

“When you divorce purpose from command you get rebellion.”–  Jayde Duncan

“Schools exist to teach children two things: conformity and submission to authority. Anything else a child learns is completely incidental. This is why bullying persists. Forcing children to go to school and be around bullies is part of training them to believe they have to submit to horrible people for the rest of their life.”– Rorshak on LewRockwell.com

“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.” –Unknown

“Faith begins where the will of God is known.”–F.F. Bosworth

“Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last; but feelings come and go… But, of course, ceasing to be “in love” need not mean ceasing to love. Love in this second sense — love as distinct from “being in love” — is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by (in Christian marriage) the grace which both partners ask, and receive, from God… “Being in love” first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. It is on this love that the engine of marriage is run: being in love was the explosion that started it.”–C.S. Lewis from “Mere Christianity”

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.”–Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Believe me, it is not failing to speak out with promptitude and energy that is the matter with you; it is having nothing consistent or valuable to say.”–Matthew Arnold, quoted by G.K. Chesterton

“Journalism only tells us what men are doing; it is fiction that tells us what they are thinking, and still more what they are feeling. If a new scientific theory finds the soul of a man in his dreams, at least it ought not to leave out his day-dreams. And all fiction is only a diary of day-dreams instead of days. And this profound preoccupation of men’s minds with certain things always eventually has an effect even on the external expression of the age.”  G.K. Chesterton, 1922

“What is education? Properly speaking, there is no such thing as education. Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. Whatever the soul is like, it will have to be passed on somehow, consciously or unconsciously, and that transition may be called education. … What we need is to have a culture before we hand it down. In other words, it is a truth, however sad and strange, that we cannot give what we have not got, and cannot teach to other people what we do not know ourselves. ”  G.K. Chesterton, 1924

“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.”– Hudson Taylor, pioneer missionary to China

“We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because the lie is more comfortable.” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“If you think you’re leading and no one is following you, then you’re only taking a walk.”– Afghan Proverb

“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

“Every man seeks three things in life: a beauty to rescue, an adventure to live, and a battle to fight.”–John Eldridge

“Just because I look at you funny does not mean I have a sense of humor at this moment.”– LeaAnn Garfias

“The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.”–Author Unknown

“A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves.”–Author Unknown

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever.” –Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 18, 1781

“A radical deformation of the gospel and of the redeemed man’s calling crept into the church as a result of neoplatonism. Dominion was renounced, the earth was regarded as the devil’s realm, the body despised, and false humility and meekness was cultivated. Dominion was regarded as a burden of the flesh rather than a godly responsibility.”–R.J.Rushdoony

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"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8 (NKJV)

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