Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Famous quotes by Clergymans
"Men's best successes come after their disappointments"
"Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours"
"If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him"
"In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long"
"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom"
"Carry on any enterprise as if all future success depended on it"
"Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well"
"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies"
"The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes"
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures"
"A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself"
"Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven"
"Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart"
"No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions"
"Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance"
"All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind"
"A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves"
"Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown"
"Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of state"
"War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men"
"If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully"
"Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low"
"It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top"
"I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one"
"Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it"
"Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends"
"Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation"
"Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next"
"A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better"
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