Just A Few of My Favorite Quotes
October 1, 2019 | View PDF
We all need to be encouraged, inspired and challenged, right?
One of the ways I do that is by reading quotes. So, I often search for and screenshot quotes I like and keep them on my iPhone for future reference.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
“Stand for what is right even if you stand alone.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Complaints are prayers to the devil.” – Bob Marley
“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” – Bob Marley
“It is better to be faithful than famous.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never in nothing, great or small, large or petty never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy” – Winston Churchill
“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” – Winston Churchill
“Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” – Paul, Ephesians 6:10-18 NIV
“The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself.” – St. Augustine
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.” – Charles Swindoll
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Except for bears, bears will kill you.” – Unknown
“Never explain yourself. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb
“What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace.” – John Wesley
“Give me 100 preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God; such alone will shake the gates of hell.” – John Wesley
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
“Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.” – Unknown
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward
“Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done.” – C.S. Lewis
“When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth, just like you did.” – Unknown
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – Jesus, John 10:10 NIV
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” – Jesus, Luke 6:38 NIV
“I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thou art mine and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen. – John Wesley
“My purpose for telling you these things is so that the joy that I experience will fill your hearts with overflowing gladness! So this is my command: Love each other deeply, as much as I have loved you.” – Jesus, John 15:11-12 TPT
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – Jesus, John 3:16 NIV
Hope you were encouraged, inspired or challenged by a few of these quotes!