Quotations for Daily Use


"A person who is truly confident of his or her stregth does not need to parade it. A truly brave person does not look for chances to prove it. A resourceful woman can find a way out of a fight. A man of endurance will avoid retailiating. Foolish people find it impossible to avoid strife. Men and women of character can. What kind of person are You?"  This statement appears in a number of Bible devotionals. Author unknown

"Don't shine so others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see Him." C.S. Lewis - Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer and lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963). He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape LettersThe Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere ChristianityMiracles, and The Problem of Pain.

"Do I see that these people despise me, or do I see that they dread me? Can I bear contempt to know that I am despised? It is my duty to bear everything that I cannot help." John Adams, (1735–1826), 2nd president of the US 1797–1801

"One day a peacock, the next, a feather duster." former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh 1923 - 2014 ("You former governors would understand my dad's humility, " said Tom Atiyeh, Governor Vic Atiyeh's son. "When people would say, 'What's it like not to be governor anymore?' He'd say, 'One day a peacock, the next, a feather duster.")

"The eagle, our nation's emblem of freedom, symbolizes the SEAL's ability to swiftly insert from the air. It reminds us that we fly higher in standards than any other force. Normally, the eagle is placed on military decorations with its head held high. On our insignia, the eagle's head is lowered to remind each of us that humility is the true measure of a warrior's strength." Eric Greitens, author of The Heart and the Fist

"The height of the mountaintop is measured by the drab drudgery of the valley. It's in the sphere of humiliation that we find our true worth to God, that there's where our faithfulness is revealed." Oswald Chambers (24 July 1874 – 15 November 1917) was an early twentieth-century Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement evangelist and teacher, best known for the devotional My Utmost for His Highest.

"The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly, This is enough . . . So questions and so answers your affectionate grandfather." John Adams, (1735–1826), 2nd president of the US 1797–1801

"The nation had the lion's heart. I had the luck to give the roar." Winston Churchill, (1874–1965), British statesman; prime minister 1940–45 and 1951–55

"The truth must dazzle gradually or every man be blind." Emily Dickinson

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