GREAT QUOTES BY GREAT MEN
"If you wish to know God, you must know his Word.
If you wish to perceive His power,
you must see how He works by his Word.
If you wish to know His purpose before it comes to pass,
you can only discover it by His Word."
"There is nothing so costly as ignorance."
"I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him.
I ended up by asking Him to do His work through me."
"To educate a man in mind and not in morals
is to educate a menace to society."
"Loneliness seems to be one price
the saint must pay for his saintliness.
Always remember this: you cannot carry a cross in company.
Though a man were surrounded by a vast crowd,
his cross is his alone
and his carrying of it marks him as a man apart."
"The most important thing in your Christian life
is fellowship with God."
"When I was on board the Mary,
those particular parts of the Book of Jeremiah,
which relate to the opposition he met with from false prophets,
were deeply impressed upon my soul.
Now I begin to see the wisdom of God in it;
for five churches have already denied me,
and some of the clergy, if possible,
would oblige me to depart out of these coasts.
But I rejoice in this opposition,
it being a certain sign that a more effectual door will be opened,
since there are so many adversaries."
Written to his wife during one difficult time
in the work of the China Inland Mission,
"We have twenty-five cents - and all the promises of God!"
"To learn strong faith is to endure great trials.
I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings."
"If the Lord fails me at this time, it will be the first time."
"Nothing but Christianity will give you the victory.
Until a man believes in his heart
that Jesus Christ is his Lord and Master...
his course through life will be neither safe nor pleasant.
My only regret is that I was so long blinded by my pleasures,
my vices and pursuits, and the examples of others
that I was kept from seeing, admiring,
and adoring the marvelous light of the gospel."
"I would rather sail and hit a rock
than sit and rot in dry dock."
"There was a day when I died;
died to self, my opinions, preferences, tastes and will;
died to the world, its approval or censure;
died to the approval or blame even of my brethren or friends;
and since then I have studied only
to show myself approved unto God."
"Be active. Give no place to indolence or sloth.
Give no occasion for anyone to say, 'You are idle.'"