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Living Quotations for Christians
Sherwood Eliot Wirt and Kersten Beckstrom, editors

1 "When iron is rubbed against a magnet it becomes magnetic. Just so, love is caught, not taught. One heart burning with love sets another on fire." Frank C. Laubach

2 "What are all histories but God manifesting himself?" Oliver Cromwell

3 "Culture shapes, but self-awareness re-shapes, and the resources of God are ever available for the reconstruction." James L. Johnson

4 "Human beings and human societies are not structures that are built or machines that are forged. They are plants that grow and must be tended as such." Winston S. Churchill

5 "I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in." George Washington Carver

6 "The center of power is not to be found in summit meetings or in peace conferences. It is not in Peking or Washington or the United Nations, but rather where a child of God prays in the power of the Spirit for God's will to be done in his life, in his home, and in the world about him." Ruth Bell Graham

7 "People may differ in tradition, language and religion, but they all have one common denominator: a desire to be treated like human beings." Stanley C. Allyn

8 "Human personality and individuality written and signed by God on each human countenance….is something altogether sacred." Leon Bloy

9 "Every experience God gives us, every person he puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only he can see." Corrie ten Boom, holocaust survivor

10 "Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day. No, no, man was made for immortality." Abraham Lincoln

11 "This world's no blot for us, Nor blank; it means intensely, and means good; To find its meaning is my meat and drink." Robert Browning, 'Fra Lippo Lippi'

12 "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." Shakespeare, 'Troilus and Cressida', III, iii

13 "The universe is one of God's thoughts." Johann Friedrich von Schiller

14 "The more I study nature the more I am amazed at the Creator." Louis Pasteur

15 "The longer I live, the more faith I have in Providence." Jeremiah Day

16 "Mutual help is the law of nature." French proverb

17 "Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading." Oswald Chambers

18 "Only if God is reinstated in the heart of the world will he furnish mankind and its leaders with ethical guidance through the dangers and pitfalls of the space age." Wernher vonBraun

19 "The universe can be best pictured though still very imperfectly and inadequately, as consisting of pure thought, the thought of what we must describe as a mathematical thinker." James H. Jeans

20 "The true profession of a man is to find his way to himself." Hermann Hesse

21 "If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

22 "How could anyone observe the mighty order with which our God governs the universe without feeling himself inclined…to the practice of all virtues, and to the beholding of the Creator himself, the source of all goodness, in all things and before all things?" Copernicus

23 "It is through struggle the lion has gained its strength, the deer its speed, the dog its sagacity. The suffering which the conflict involved may indicate that God has made even animals for some higher good….The ends are eminently worthy of a Divine Intelligence." Robert Flint

24 "Jesus Christ never met an unimportant person." M. C. Cleveland

25 "The final measure of greatness is whether you and I, by our individual lives, have increased the freedom of man, enhanced his dignity, and brought him nearer to the nobility of the divine image in which he was created." Herbert V. Prochnow

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite