Collection of Quotes

I decided it would be cool to have a page devoted to cool quotes. I’ll add categories as I go.

Christianity
Historical
Witty
Humorous/Sarcastic

 

 

Christianity

"I don’t know why you’re clapping. I’m talking about you." ~Paul Washer

"It’s the broken instruments that play the sweetest music" ~Paul Washer

"Life stinks, and then you die. Christianity is just a certain attitude you have in life." ~Mr. L

"A true act of worship consists of ripping open your heart, pouring out your dreams and desires, trampling them underfoot, throwing them out, and replacing them with God." ~Yours Truly

"When there’re no doors or windows, God just blows up the whole wall." ~J

"It’s not the words of God that I don’t understand but the ones I do understand that bother me." ~Mark Twain

"The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." ~G.K. Chesterton

"“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried." ~G.K. Chesterton

"But as for me, I do not dain to call myself a friend of God; I will call him most holy King and gracious loving Father, and I will call Jesus my Lord and Master, but I will not insult God by bringing him to my sinful level and calling him a friend." ~Yours Truly

"And when God reveals himself, all chasing after other things becomes stupidity." ~Paul Washer

"The further you go with the Lord, the more it thins out. The dropouts start dropping everywhere." ~David Wilkerson

"I’ve learned that when God says ‘no,’ I had better not say ‘yes.’" ~David Wilkerson

"Christians don’t tell lies. They just go to church and sing them." ~A.W. Tozer

"And there alone in my bedroom as I faced God honestly with what my heart felt, it seemed to me I heard Him say: ‘Yes. Will not the Judge of all the earth do right? The heathen are lost. And they’re going to go to hell not because they haven’t heard the gospel. They’re going to go to hell because they’re sinners. Who lovetheirsin. And because they deserve hell.’" ~Paris Reidhead.

 "You exist for God, God does not exist for you. He’s God, you’re not, get over it. He created you for himself. Once you miss that, life will always go in the wrong direction. Always. Most people spend their lives trying to get God to endorse what *they* want. He’ll never do it." ~Tony Evans

"The gospel has been so watered down… I mean… there are demons that would be comfortable in many churches today!" ~David Wilkerson

 

 

Historical

"We may have nowhere to live," he commented, "But we can find somewhere to die!" ~Tacitus, Annals

"About this time, he [Augustus] had the sarcophagus containing Alexander the Great’s mummy removed from its shrine and, after a long look at its features, showed his veneration by crowning the head with a golden diadem and strewing flowers on the trunk. When asked ‘Would you now like to visit the Mausoleum of the Ptolemies?’ he replied: ‘I came to see a King, not a row of corpses.’" ~Suetonius, The Twelve Caesars

"What I am saying is not, I know, of the pleasantest sort; but I cannot help it. Harsh necessity, as well as my own character, compels me to tell the truth, not to flatter you with agreeable lies. I should like to please you, my friends, but I should much prefer to save you, whatever your feelings to me, personally, may be."~Quinctius, Roman consul, The Early History of Rome

"The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see; and in that record you can find for yourself and your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models, base things, rotten through and through, to avoid." ~Livy, The Early History of Rome

"A serpent passed over a river, and S. Martin said to the serpent: I command thee in the name of God that thou return anon. And the serpent returned by the words of S. Martin, and went to that other side, and then S. Martin said, all weeping: The serpents understand me well, and the men will not hear me." ~The Golden Legend

Witty

"The only thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history." ~David Wilkerson

~"If we don’t change our direction, we’re likely to end up where we’re headed." ~Ancient Chinese Proverb) 

Daniel: This motzerella cheese tastes like cardboard…
Me: Motzerella doesn’t tend to have that much flavor though, right?
Daniel: Well when I had it with the Queen of England, it was quite flavorful.
Me: Well when I had it with the King of France, it was quite bland.
Daniel: There is no King of France.
Me: No, I’m just really old
Daniel: haha, touche.

 

 

Humorous / Sarcastic

 Speaker: "You are the hope of this generation!!"
  J:        "We’re all gonna die…"

 

(After we had been discussing who Demosthenes was [i.e. the guy who put pebbles in his mouth to practice speaking] at dinner, our mother told us about someone’s house in a nearby town that got vaporized by a propane explosion. Luckily the people escaped just before the explosion and only got 2nd degree burns)
Sam: Boy, it’s a good thing they only got second degree burns… or else their souls would be fluttering down to Hades like little butterflies…
Me: No, like little psuche.
Sam: Oh, right, they’d be fluttering down to Hades like little psuche.
Dad: With pebbles in their mouths!
(Sam and I laugh for about 3 minutes straight because of the dumbness of the remark)

 

Polyphloisboisterous Homer of old
Threw all his augments into the sea,
Although he had often been courteously told
That perfect imperfects begin with an e.
But the poet replied with a dignified air,
"What the Digamma does any one care?"

 

Other

"If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live." ~Martin Luther King.

 

6 thoughts on “Collection of Quotes

  1. ~”But as for me, I do not dain to call myself a friend of God; I will call him most holy King and gracious loving Father, and I will call Jesus my Lord and Master, but I will not insult God by bringing him to my sinful level and calling him a friend.” (Yours Truly)

    this is like, the best thing you’ve ever said.

  2. Well, thanks Havie. That must have been like the best thing you’ve ever said to me 🙂

  3. ~”But as for me, I do not dain to call myself a friend of God; I will call him most holy King and gracious loving Father, and I will call Jesus my Lord and Master, but I will not insult God by bringing him to my sinful level and calling him a friend.” (Yours Truly)

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    One question for you, if I may: Are all of your friends on the same level as you spiritually? Do all of your friends have the same amount of maturity that you do? I certainly would not think so. As for me, I have friends who are older and wiser than me, and I have friends that are younger and need more guidance than me. I’m quite sure that this is the case for most of us.

    So, my thought is – by calling an older and wiser person a “friend”, am I bringing them down to my level spiritually and in terms of maturity? Of course not. That isn’t the definition of “friend”. Just because you are someone’s friend, that doesn’t mean that they are on your level with everything, and it doesn’t mean that you are BRINGING THEM DOWN to your level.

    By calling God your friend, you aren’t bringing him down to your sinful level. If you think that the Lord your God can be brought down in such a way by mere human thoughts and words, you are sadly mistaken. No, you aren’t bringing God down to your level by calling him your friend – and quite frankly, I don’t see the problem with it.

    In the Bible God has called himself our friend:

    Proverbs 18:24: A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (The writer is speaking of Jesus here)

    John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

    Luke 5:20: When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”

    I could post on and on passages where Jesus is reffering to his People as his friend. It’s more than just a greeting – he genuinely loved the people He came to serve, even his enemies. So why not call him friend? I’m sorry, but I simply don’t see the harm. We need to face Jesus with respect – but if you call him “friend” as a term of trust and respect, what is the big deal?

    On a different subject entirely – When you write your posts, would you please support your claims with Scripture? I am having trouble with the fact that very few of your posts are, in fact, backed up with Scripture.

  4. “A true act of worship consists of ripping open your heart, pouring out your dreams and desires, trampling them underfoot, throwing them out, and replacing them with God.” ~Yours Truly

    While you are right in saying we should throw out every last speck of selfish ambition, that does not mean our dreams and desires are to be thrown out. God gives us great promises and His passion is in our delight of Him. He tells us in Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” As we come to learn who God is and have a great friendship with Him, our desires meld with His. It is these great desires that drive our lives.

    “All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts.”-Eph. 2:3 We are to root out these desires, you are absolutely right. Yet every thing we do is done to fulfill our desires. Either we don’t serve someone because we are lazy or annoyed with them and we comply with those desires to refrain. Or we may serve them because we genuinely desire to help them or we desire to look good or to obtain their favor or to serve God. We always have a reason for doing something. We may really want to do something but refrain out of our desire to escape punishment. You have a desire to root out your desires which is itself a desire.

    You have a great desire to serve God. You also have desires that must be rooted out. This is the battle of the Christian life: a battle of desires.

    “Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and strangers in the world to abstain from sinful desires which war against your soul.” ~1 Peter 2:11
    “Eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way.”~1 Corinthians 12:31 He goes on to describe the nature of love.
    “The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.” ~Prov. 11:23

    Knowing that we act according to what we want to do God gave us promises of Heaven and being with Him for an eternity. They enable us to desire God and His way of life when we see what He has done. He tells us to “set you hearts on things above” (Col. 3:1). In Philippians 3:20-4:1 we see their effect. “But our citizenship is in Heaven and we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and my crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends!”

    Sorry if I misinterpretted what you said, but I thank you for reading this far.

  5. Thanks for writing this. I really feel as though I know so much more about this than I did before. Your blog really brought some things to light that I never would have thought about before reading it. You should continue this, Im sure most people would agree youve got a gift.:)

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