Vol 6 Goldmines Quotes and Quips

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Mar 5

  • "If you would master temptation, let Christ master you"
  • Spencer Johnson said, "Happiness is not having what you want, it's wanting what you have."
  • Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. -- Will Rogers
  • "If there is anything better than being loved, it is loving."
  • A slip of the foot you'll soon recover, but a slip of the tongue may last forever (Old Union Reminder, via The Lantern, the weekly bulletin of the Highway church of Christ, Sullivan , IL)
Apr 2

  • If it's not in the Word forget what you heard.
  • If you're not living with God, you're rooming with the devil.
  • Satan takes you further than you want to go, and keeps you longer than you want to stay.
  • God grades on the cross, not on the curve.
  • Prayer: Don't give God instructions; just report for duty!
  • The will of God will never take you to where the grace of God will not protect you.
May 7

  • "No longer does one need to enter a store marked XXX, today they just need to type WWW."
  • “If all neglected Bibles were dusted simultaneously we would have a record dust storm and the sun would go into eclipse for a whole week.”
  • “When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.”  (Eric Hoffer)
  • It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis. (Margaret Bonnano)
June 4

  • Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and when he grows up, he’ll never be able to merge his car onto the freeway.
  • "Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time." -- Charles M. Schulz, as "Charlie Brown", Peanuts, cartoon strip
  • Some Thoughts on Love:
    • "Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction" (Antoine de Saint-Exupery).
    • "Sometimes the more love we give away, the more we have."
    • "If there is anything better than being loved, it is loving."
    • "No one can love who has not served."
July 2

  • ""We must not change the message; the message must change us" (Galatians 1:6-9)
  • Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them (Suzanne Necker).
  • "Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple" (Barry Switzer).
  • "Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." (John Wayne; via the APRIL 2006 MSFYi; Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Internet Newsletter).
Aug 6

  • THE BIBLE is the chief moral cause for all that is good, the best corrector of all that is evil in human society; the best book for regulating the temporal concerns of man and the only book that can serve as an infallible guide for future felicit"  (Noah Webster, 1833).
  • "It's not dying for a faith that's so hard; 'tis the living up to it that is difficult" (Thackeray).
  • A prayer to be prayed more often: "Dear Lord, please keep your arm around my shoulder, and your hand over my mouth."
  • "Lord, thank you for this beautiful day! Please help me to see the beauty in every day, and help others to see the beauty in your wonders.  Guide me through perils toward your brilliant light.  Amen" (Kate E. Ritger, Prayer in All Things).
  • Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment" (Jim Horning).
  • “And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years” (Abraham Lincoln).
  • Dignity is one thing that cannot be preserved in alcohol.

  • We often try to fix problems with WD-40 and duct tape. God did it with a nail.
  • Nature abhors a vacuum. When a head lacks brains, nature is apt to fill it with conceit.
  • Conceit is the  disease that makes everybody sick except the one who has it.
  • Take a lesson from the weather. It never yields to criticism.
  • There are two basic types of failure: the one who will do nothing he is told to do, and the one who will do nothing except what he is told to do.
  • The shaft of an arrow has been feathered with one of the eagles’ own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.” - Aesop (620 B.C.-560 B.C.)

  • The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will and the other from a strong wont!
  • (Henry Ward Beecher)
  • “We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” (C. S. Lewis; via Bible Seed, James Guy, moderator)
  • It is never too soon to repent, because you never know how soon it may be too late.
  • Nonchalance is the ability to remain down to earth when everything else is up in the air.
  • All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” (Edmund Burke).

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Dignity is one thing that cannot be preserved in alcohol.


  • "Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."(a Chinese proverb)
  • “People occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off like nothing happened” (Winston Churchill).
  • "Some people merely stretch the truth. Others mutilate it"
  • "The learned man knows that he is ignorant" (Victor Hugo).

  • "Time changes.  Weather changes.  But Christ remains the same."
  • "The world has too many cranks and not enough self-starters."
  • "Worry is the interest paid on borrowed trouble."
  • "These are just speed bumps on the highway of life"  (Los Angeles restaurant owner who lost a nightclub in the Rodney King verdict riots, a Malibu home in the fires, and a beachside café in an earthquake).
  •  "Don't confuse fame with success.  Madonna is one, and Helen Keller is the other" (Irma Brombeck).
  • "To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning" (John W. Gardner).
 --All from Leadership Magazine.

  • "Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch" (Robert Orben).
  • "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country"  (Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC).

  • The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves.
  • We don't change God's message, It's message changes us!
  • In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma but never let him be the period.
  • If you were on trial for being a Christian.....would there be enough evidence to convict you?
  • Humor is the chocolate chips in the ice cream of life.
  • Someone asked C.S. Lewis, "Why do the righteous suffer?" "Why not?" he replied. "They're the only ones who can take it."

  • Some women have learned that if you give your husband an inch he may think he is a ruler.
  • “Marriage is a coming together for better or worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred” (William O. Douglas).
  • “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me” (Winston Churchill).
  • “There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage” (Martin Luther).
  • "To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up" (Ogden Nash).
  • "Most churches have more guidelines on what can be done during a wedding than they do on whether a couple should be getting married in the first place?"
  • "A woman's always younger than a man of equal years" (Elizabeth Barrett Browning).