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.
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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!