Goldmines Quotes and
- A successful marriage requires falling
in love many times, always with the same
person. – Mignon McLaughlin
- The individual is capable of both
great compassion and great indifference.
He has it within his means to nourish
the former and outgrow the latter. –
- God wants full custody, not just
- A hint is something we frequently drop
but seldom pick up.
- God’s commandments are never multiple
- Wouldn’t it be ironic if the world
ended before man is able to destroy it?
- You cannot draw a straight line with a
- A penny saved is a government
- Kind actions begin with kind thoughts.
- Laughter is the shortest distance
between two people.
- Reason and experience both forbid us
to expect that national morality can
prevail in exclusion of religious
principles. (George Washington)
- Why is it that people who know the
least know it the loudest?
|MISCELLANEOUS THOUGHTS ON
Some men were discussing
the various versions of the Bible.
After they were finished giving the pros and
cons of each Bible, a man who had been
silent spoke up and said, “The best version
of the Bible is the one my mother lived!”
A godly mother will point
her children to God by the force of her
example as much as by the power of her
Mother’s hands: “What can
be said of mother’s hands can also not be
said, for who can count the vast drudgeries
performed each day—and who can surmise if
drudgeries are really joys, because it is
their price…. And they also minister
- via THE SOWER, a weekly publication of the
Arthur Church of Christ, Arthur, IL. Ron
Bartanen, who serves as minister and editor,
may be contacted through the congregation's
- "The highest glory of the American
Revolution was this: it connected in one
indissoluble bond the principles of
civil government with the principles of
Christianity." --John Quincy Adams
- "Man's problems have arisen because
his material progress has outstripped
his spiritual development." --Mattie
- “You cannot control the length of your
life, but you can control its width and
depth.” –D.S. Shuller
- None of us is responsible for all
things that happen to us, but we are
responsible for the way we act when they
- “The U.S. Constitution doesn’t
guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of
it. You have to catch up to it
yourself.” —Benjamin Franklin
Something to Think About….
…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.
- An Egotist is a person who seems to be
ME DEEP in everything.
- “I MUST DO SOMETHING” will always
accomplish more than “SOMETHING MUST BE
- “A lie can travel half way around the
world while the truth is putting on its
shoes.” – Mark Twain
- “A true friend is someone who thinks
that you are a good egg even though he
knows that you are slightly cracked” –
- “Adversity causes some men to break;
others to break records.” – William A.
- “Happiness comes when your work and
words are of benefit to yourself and
others.” – Buddha
- “The whole problem with the world is
that fools and fanatics are always so
certain of themselves and wiser people
so full of doubts.” – Bertrand Russel
- Nothing else ruins the truth like
- When down in the mouth, remember
Jonah. He came out alright.
- “Always bear in mind that your own
resolution to succeed is more important
than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
- If at first you don’t succeed,
skydiving is not for you.
- If you tell the truth, you don’t have
to remember anything.
- Everyone seems normal until you get to
- A closed mouth gathers no foot.
‘Tis beauty that doth oft make women proud;
‘Tis virtue that doth make them most
‘Tis modesty that makes them seem divine.
- Behavior is a mirror in which we show
- Our true selves are usually revealed
in our seemingly trivial acts.
*Copied from Uncle Ben’s Quotebook by
Benjamin R. De Jong
- When searching for faults and flaws
the best place to start is with a
- Never kick a person when he is
down. You can’t tell how big he
will be when he gets up.
- A truth is a truth even if nobody
believes it. A lie is a lie even if
everybody believes it.
- The greatest task of the church is to
get sinners into heaven and get saints
out of bed.
- “In ordinary life we hardly realize
that we receive a great deal more than
we give, and that it is only with
gratitude that life becomes rich.”
- If you want to change the world,
forget about Wall Street—occupy church.
- The only thing worse than growing old
is to be denied the privilege.
- The word listen contains the same
letters as the word silent.
- You are now as young as you will ever
be. You are also older than you’ve ever
been before. Just hope you aren’t as old
as you are ever going to be.
- Those who shrink from personal
responsibility shrink in usefulness and
reward as well.
- Real charity does not care if it is
deductible or not.
- Reputation is a bubble that usually
bursts when you try to blow it up
- To err is human. To blame somebody
else for it is even more human.
- “It is the man who has done nothing
who is sure nothing can be done.” -
- “I am still determined to be cheerful
and happy, in whatever situation I may
be; for I have also learned from
experience that the greater part of our
happiness or misery depends upon our
dispositions, and not upon our
circumstances.” – Martha Washington
- The weight of responsibility on your
shoulders helps keep your feet on the
- Those who do not fear Satan will
dismiss his threats, ignore him, work
with him, believe his lies, and end up
in hell with him. Believers find even
Satan is afraid of Christ.
- When one is on fire for the Lord
others will come to watch him burn.
- You can reasonable expect to be paid
for using your brains, not just for
- You can tell the ideals of a man by
his works and the ideals of any group by
- Some are so obsessed with equality
that they would rather be equal in
slavery than unequal in freedom.
- “You are today where your thoughts
have brought you; you will be tomorrow
where your thoughts take you.” – James
- It's give and take in this world, with
more willing to take than to give.
- No one can make you feel inferior
without your consent. - Eleanor
- Before you embark on a journey of
revenge, dig two graves. - Confucius
Chinese philosopher & reformer (551
BC - 479 BC)
- Accident, n.: A condition in which
presence of mind is good, but absence of
body is better. - Unknown
- Cowardice asks the question – is it
Safe? Expediency asks the question – is
it Politically Correct? Vanity
asks the question – is it Popular? But
the Conscience asks the question – is it
- And there comes a time when one must
take a position that is neither Safe,
nor Politically Correct, nor Popular,
but one must take it because it[‘s
- “Life without God is like an
unsharpened pencil—it has no point.”
- Home-school sign on Internet: “I
home-school because I have seen the
village and I don’t want it raising my
- OPPRESSION: “As nightfall does not
come at once, neither does
oppression. In both instances
there is twilight when everything
remains unchanged. And it is in such
twilight that we all must be most aware
of change in the air—however slight—lest
we become victims of the darkness.”
[Supreme Court Justice William O.
- Nearly everybody has a cure for the
troubles and a correction for the
mistakes of nearly everybody except his
- Mirror, mirror on the wall can you see
Christ in me at all?
- Self-righteous destroyers are not
content to knock off inferiors. To feel
really good about themselves they must
topple those the mighty who are above
- Better to prepare and prevent than
repair and repent.
- It’s a good thing justice is blind.
She might not like some things done in
her name if she could see them.
- All things in life are temporary. If
going well, enjoy it, they will not last
forever. If going wrong, don’t worry,
they can’t last long either.
- When you pray for others, God listens
to you and blesses them, and sometimes,
when you are safe and happy, remember
that someone has prayed for you.
- What if you woke up today with only
the things you “thanked” God for
- Be careful what you see, what you say
or sing, what you do, and what you allow
others to do. God sees and hears and
- The seed that is planted determines
the plant that will be produced – in
nature and in human nature. The finished
product always reveals the seed.
- "I am an old man and have known a
great many troubles, many of which never
happened." (Mark Twain)
- The Day of Reckoning Is Coming (2 Cor.
5:10). I think you would want to know
the truth. You can blame the preacher,
the teacher, your parents, peer
pressure, your job, your church, and
even the devil. But in the end God will
hold you accountable for your own
choices, no matter who caused or
persuaded you to make them. (Chuck
Marshall; Great Bend, Kansas)
- It is a great deal better to do all
the things you should than to spend the
rest of your life wishing you had – and
trying to explain why you didn’t.
- Many people who would not lie often
present the truth in such a way that
nobody will recognize it.
- Skeletons in the closet don’t have
enough sense to stay there.
- It doesn’t matter who wins and who
loses until you lose.
- What if you woke up today with only
the things you “thanked” God for
- Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you
pull out when in trouble, but it is a
“steering wheel” that directs the right
path throughout your week.
- Do you know why a car’s windshield is
so large and the rearview mirror is so
small? Your past is not as important as
your future. Look ahead and move on.
- Friendship is like a book. It takes a
few seconds to burn, but it takes years
- “Single acts of tyranny may be
ascribed to the accidental opinion of a
day, but a series of oppressions begun
at a distinguished period, and pursued
unalterably through every change of
ministers (administrations) too plainly
proves a deliberate, systemic plan of
reducing us to slavery.” (Thomas
- "It is the peculiar quality of a fool
to perceive the faults of others and to
forget his own." (Cicero)
- Never try to make anyone like
yourself. You know, and God knows,
that one of you is enough. (Ralph Waldo
- The test of a man’s character is how
he takes praise.
- “Man will ultimately be governed by
God or by tyrants.” (Benjamin
- “The main problem with mental
notes is the ink fades so fast.”
- All people smile in the same language.
- Lord, keep your arm
around my shoulder and your hand over my
- When you are
dissatisfied and would like to go back
to your youth, think of Algebra.
- When you put the 2
words “THE” and “IRS” together, it
- “Without morals a republic cannot
subsist any length of time: they
therefore who are decrying the Christian
religion, whose morality is so sublime
& pure, who denounces against the
wicked eternal misery, & insures to
the good eternal happiness are
undermining the solid foundation of
morals, the best security for the
duration of free governments.”
(Charles Carroll, a signer of the
Declaration of Independence, in a letter
to Secretary of War James McHenry, Nov.
- Proud people breed sad sorrows for
themselves. [Emily Bronte (1818-1848)]
- Before you criticize someone, you
should walk a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticize them,
you’re a mile away and you have their
- Never test the depth of the water with
- Anyone can hold the helm when the sea
is calm. [Publilius Syrus (~100 BC)]