Sunday, December 31, 2017

Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye (1850-1896)

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't (Good Reads - Bill Nye). Added 12/31/2017

More information on Bill Nye is on his Wikipedia Page. Note that this is not the same Bill Nye who is known as The Science Guy.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Billy Graham (1918-2018)

Billy Graham

Only God knows the future and that we are to look to Him--not to the stars or the tea leaves or the lines on the palms of our hands--for our confidence in the future (Billy Graham in Quotes). Added 12/24/2017

Don't ever hesitate to take to [God] whatever is on your heart. He already knows it anyway, but He doesn't want you to bear its pain or celebrate its joy alone (21 Uplifting Billy Graham Quotes). Added 1/3/2016

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

John Wooden (1910-2010)

Make each day your masterpiece (Quoted on The Wooden Effect). Added 12/20/2017

If I were ever prosecuted for my religion I truly hope there would be enough evidence to convict me (Quoted on Susan Garrett's Dog Agility Blog). Added 5/23/2014

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over (  Added 5/11/2012

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

C.S. Lewis

Featured Quotes

Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith. I don't agree at all. They are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ (Good Reads - Letters to Malcom: Chiefly on Prayer). Added 12/9/2017

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world (Source). Added 3/7/2012

Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy ( Source- Mere Christianity). Added 12/2/2012

The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us (Source). Added 11/25/2012

Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose (Source--The Four Loves). Added 11/16/2012

Christianity, if false, if of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important (Source). Added 2/1/2012

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you (Source). Added 9/1/2011

The more often a person feels without acting, the less he will be able ever to act (Source). Added 8/18/2011

Helpful C.S. Lewis Links 
Into the Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis Foundation

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Norman Maclean (1902-1990)

"Each one of us here today will at one time in our lives look upon a loved one who is in need and ask the same question: We are willing to help, Lord, but what, if anything, is needed? For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don't know what part of ourselves is to give or, more often than not, the part we have to give is not wanted. And so it is those we live with and should know who elude us. But we can still love them - we can love completely without complete understanding (A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, 1976)." Added 10/27/2017  This quote was featured in a movie and the scene is on YouTube

For more information on Norman Maclean read the Wikipedia page of Norman Maclean.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Alistair Begg (b. 1952)

"Christian faith does not grant immunity from sadness and sickness, from bereavement and disappointment. At least not now! Those who suggest that it does mean the present enjoyment of health and wealth and peace and prosperity appeal to the general desire for well being that marks our culture. But such a story is neither true to the Bible nor to human experience" (What Angels Wish They Knew, P. 195). Added 2/22/2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Plato (427-347 B.C.)

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety ( Added 1/18/2017

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle ( Added 5/10/2012

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws (Dr. Gabrial Robins Website, University of Virginia). Added 4/5/2012

The photo in this post of Plato's bust is from the Wikipedia commons.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy (Strength to Love, 1963). Added 1/15/2017

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend (15 of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Inspiring Inspirational Quotes, Parade, January 20, 2014). Added 1/17/2016

If a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live (Speech in Detroit, Michigan on June 23, 1963, About.Com, Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes). Added 1/15/2014

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter (Quotations Page). Added 1/14/2014

I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.--A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches ( Added 1/13/2014

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.--A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches ( Added 5/18/2012

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ravi Zacharias (b. 1946)

"One day we will all find out that being respectful and sincere does not give us license to be wrong (The Lotus and the Cross, 2012)." Added 1/14/2017