Quotes (Summer 2016 Edition)

In February, I met a person who loves quotes. Some people collect old coins, books, pictures, tea cups, milk bottles, or pets. This guy collects quotes. Since crossing paths with him, I’ve developed a taste for quotes myself, and I decided that I’d share my current favorites with you all (I appreciate some of these so much that I framed them and used them as centerpieces at my graduation party).

So, let’s start this thing.

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On God:

“The Bible is the inevitable outcome of God’s continuous speech. It is the infallible declaration of His mind.” – A.W. Tozer

“Though you have changed a thousand times, He has not changed once.” – Charles Spurgeon

“After all, if the Holy Spirit moves, nothing can stop Him.” Francis Chan

On Creativity:

“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” – Pablo Picasso

“There is no great genius without some touch of madness.” – Aristotle

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

“To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.” – Anatole France

“Art is a lie that enables us to realize the truth.” – Pablo Picasso

On Life:

“When a man is getting better, he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still in him. When a man is getting worse, he understands his own badness less and less.” – C.S. Lewis

“Let God have your life; He can do more with it than you can.” D.L. Moody

“We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” – Thomas Jefferson

“To accept limitation requires maturity.” – Elisabeth Elliot

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man’s word should be as good as his bond; that character, not wealth or power or position, is of supreme worth.” – John Rockefeller

“A day well-spent brings a happy sleep, so a life well-spent brings a happy death.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” – G.K. Chesterton

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone, it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” – Patrick Henry

“If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” Martin Luther King Jr.

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something.” – Plato

“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” – Jane Austen

“Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.” – Henry Van Dyke

On Sorrow:

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

“Tears are the silent language of grief.” – Voltaire

“What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.” – Unknown

On Friendship:

“A true friend is the gift of God, and He only Who made hearts can untie them.” – Robert South

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… it has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” – C.S. Lewis

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” – William Shakespeare

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford

And that’s a bookend (remember, “that’s a wrap” is too generic)!

Those are my current favorite quotes! As I find more, I shall probably do more posts like this one.

Do you collect quotes? What are some of your favorites? Do quotes inspire you in any way?

P.S. – As far as I know, all these quotes are correctly attributed, but if you think otherwise, let me know! :)
P.P.S. – one week down in the Psalm 119 challenge!



4 thoughts on “Quotes (Summer 2016 Edition)

  1. Oh gracious! Of course I love quotes! I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to them. To your credit, though, I was only familiar with perhaps a quarter of these. And they’re all excellent :D My favorites of the moment are:

    “I would rather die of passion than of boredom” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
    “A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure” ~ Henry Kissinger

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