Vol 7 Goldmines Quotes and Quips

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  •     When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there.
  •     Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn't belong.
  •     Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
  •     A lot of church members, singing "Standing On the Promises," are just sitting on the premises.
  •     "Be ye fishers of men."  You catch them - He'll clean them.   (Sunnyside's Family Talk)
  •     Don't put a question mark where God put a period.
  •     God doesn't call the qualified; He qualifies the called.
  •     God loves everyone, but prefers "fruits of the Spirit" over religious nuts!"
  •      You may be only one person in the world, but you also may be the world to one person.
  •      Much desire, many plans for progress, and much potential achievement have been derailed and done in by a common ailment called COLD FEET.
  •      A religion that will not get you to church will not get you to heaven.
  •      Those who have no interest in the church are generally those who have made no investment in it.
  •      Some witty person has suggested that America's number-one energy crisis is Monday morning - how to get on track again at work and do something productive. One might also say the number-one spiritual crisis for the church is Sunday - what to do on the Lord's day.

  •      On a church sign:  Heaven: An Eternity Without Sunset -- Hell: An Eternity Without Sunrise
  •      Someone asked C. S. Lewis, "Why do the righteous suffer?"  "Why not?" he replied, "They are the only one's who can take it."
  •       People who are afraid of death are usually uncertain about the life they are living.
  •       "Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside of us."
  •       "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint" (Mark Twain).
  •       "Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please." (Edmund Spenser, 1590)
  •       "Destiny is no matter of chance.  It is a matter of choice: it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved" (William Jennings Bryan).

  •       What this country needs is more free speech that is worth listening to.
  •       If it is true that "to err is human" - some are apparently more human than others.
  •        To err is human, but to remain in error is stupid.
  •        The longer a person remains in error the more certain he becomes that he is right.
  •       "The more arguments you win, the fewer friends you will have."
  •       At three minutes and four seconds after 2 AM on the 6th of May this year, the time and date will be 02:03:04 05/06/07
  • This will never happen again.

  • One purpose of a wedding ring is to cut off your circulation.
  • The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention
  • "Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes." -- James A. Froude
  • Be good for something. Being good for nothing will never be good enough.
  • If you marry the child of the devil, you will have trouble with your father-in-law.
  • What we obtain too cheaply we esteem too lightly. -- Thomas Paine
  • Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs." -- P. J. O'Rourke
  • You make 'em, I amuse 'em. [children] -- Dr. Seuss a.k.a. Theodore Giesel 

  •       "You can build a religious organization on entertainment, but you can't build a church" - Tom Holland, Church Growth Through Biblical Preaching; The Fourth Annual West Kentucky Leadership Workshop; March 24, 2007; Briansbug, KY.
  •      Christianity is a way of walking as well as a way of talking.
  •      There are a lot of Christians who are doing nothing...but there are no Christians who have nothing to do.
  •      "Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn't belong."
  •      "Of all the disposition and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports." --George Washington
  •      A Christian must carry something on his shoulders heavier than a chip. He needs to carry the cross. In some ways he needs to carry Christ.
  •      If some people preached what they practice, it would have to be censored.

 A million dollars and a bale of hay
Will be worth the same on
Judgment Day!
- via Bulletin Digest.

  •      "Freedom is not the right to do as you please, but the  liberty to do as you ought." - Sword Scrapbook
  •      "ONE humiliating thing about technology is that it is gradually filling our homes with appliances that are smarter than we are." (Anonymous)
  •      "THERE is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up."
  •      "If you can’t sleep, don’t count sheep.  Talk to the Shepherd."
  • You have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say will be misquoted then used against you.
  •      "More people would live to a ripe old age if they weren’t so busy providing for it."
  •      "No one is paid for having brains but for using them."
  •      "Conceit is a disease that makes everyone sick except the one who has it."
  •      Minnie Pearl once said of a certain person, "He wasn’t really a failure. He just started at the bottom, found he liked it, and was content to stay there."
  •      "The best way to spend today ... is to invest it in eternity.

Light but True
On the other hand, you have different fingers.
  •     The Sword of the Spirit is not given to us for splitting hairs.
  •      Much of the trouble and confusion in the world results from a peculiar combination: a narrow mind and a wide mouth.
  • Mediocre persons are always at their best.
  •      Our arms are the only ones God has to hug His children.
  •      It is the duty of the preacher not only to comfort the distressed, but to distress the comfortable.
  •      The way some use the Sword of the Spirit one would think it was made for splitting hairs.
  • Facts are God’s arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them (Tryon Edwards).
  •      If you think you're perfect, try walking on water.

  •       The difference between reading and study is the difference between eating and digesting.  (Ray Duffey, an elder at the Jackson church of Christ, Jackson, MO)
  •      If your lips would keep from slips, five things observe with care: Of whom you speak, to whom you speak, and how and when and where.
  •      The man that puts God first in money matters usually puts Him first in every matter. The rich are not always Godly...but the Godly are always rich. - Bulletin Digest
  •      Learn from the mistakes of others. You won’t live long enough to make all of them yourself.
  •      Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake every time you repeat it.
  •      "Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly." (G. McDonald)
  •      "Action is the proper fruit of knowledge." (Thomas Fuller)
  •      BEING "QUICK TO HEAR": Always listen to the opinions of others.  It probably won't do you any good, but it will them.
  •      To grow tall spiritually, a man must first learn to kneel.
  •      Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery.  Today is a gift.  That's why they call it "the present."
  •      "A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up."
  •      "Don't tell God how big the storm is.  Tell the storm how big God is."
  •      To prevent truth decay, study your Bible.

  • "Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature." (Benjamin Franklin)
  • "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!" (Patrick Henry)
  • "A person who thinks he knows everything really irritates those of us who do."
  • “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.” (Bibesco)
  • "Easy street is not a shortcut to any thing worthwhile."
  • "It is easier to tell someone what you would do in his place than to do what you ought to do in your own place."
  • "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." (Vincent T. Lombardi)
  • "Mercy imitates God, and disappoints Satan" (John Chrysostom).
  • "The heart benevolent and kind; The most resembles God" (Robt. Burns).

  • "By looking at Jesus, we can know more about God. He said the things God would have said … What Jesus was, was God in the flesh.”    —Steve Higginbotham
  • “A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.”     — Washington Irving
  • Consider the following quotes of brother George Bailey (“Polishing the  Pulpit” workshop):
  • “Don’t just count time; make your time count!”
  • “It’s too late to lock the gate after the horse is gone.”
  • “If you don’t work hard when you don’t have to, you’ll have to work hard when you don’t want to.”
  • “It matters not what else you lose if you save your soul; and it matters not what you save if you lose your soul.”
  • "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the heart." (Shakespeare) --Trib-Bits, Decatur Tribune, 10-20-'04
  • Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life. - John Homer Miller

  •  In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain. (Pliny the Elder)
  • I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time. (Charles M. Schulz)
  • People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be - whether they will admit that or not. (Earl Nightingale)
  • "Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful; yourself." (Alan Alda)
  • The absent are always in the wrong. (English Proverb)
  • "The grand essentials in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." (Addison)
  • "We come and go just like ripples in a stream." (John V. Politis)
  • "What, then, is time? I know well enough what it is, provided that nobody asks me; but if I am asked what it is and try to explain, I am baffled." (Augustine)
  • "Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought would never be yours." (Dale Carnegie)
  • Live each day as if it were your last – someday you’ll be right.  The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation. (Peter Marshall)
  • All progress is the result of change but not all change is progress.
  • If your life is an open book, don't bore your friends and others by reading it to them.

   "Time wasted is existence; used, it is life."
   "When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection."
   "If you want to kill time, why not try working it to death?"
   "Each moment is the meeting place of two eternities."

  •  A chip on the shoulder usually indicates there is solid wood higher up.
  • Good habits are like fine porcelain, easily broken. Bad habits are like a cast iron pot, often unbreakable.
  • If you are completely satisfied with yourself you would be well advised to get a different role model.
  • “Make yourself an honest man and you can be sure there will be one less rascal in the world.”  – Carlyle.
  • Experience enables you to recognize a mistake every time you repeat it.
  • Experience is a hard teacher, but fools learn from no other.
  • A religion that will not get you to the appointed assemblies of Christians will not get you to heaven.
  • Arguing about religion seems to be much easier than practicing it.
  • “A man has deprived himself of the best that there is in the world who has deprived himself of this—a knowledge of the Bible.”    –Woodrow Wilson
  • “He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” (Source unknown)
  •  “I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.”
  • “It is never too late to become better.”