"If the call includes detachment from all common pursuits to give full time to the work of the gospel, then no profession or occupation no matter how good or how noble, must keep us from obeying the call."
"Peter warming himself at the world's fire and trying to seem unconcerned is an example of the kind of halfway discipleship too many are satisfied with. The martyr leaping up into the arena demanding to be thrown to the lions along with his suffering brethren, is an example of the only kind of dedication that God approves."
"The man who is seriously convinced that he deserves to go to hell is not likely to go there, while the man who believes that he is worthy of heaven will certainly never enter that blessed place."
"For myself, I long ago decided that I would rather know the truth than be happy in ignorance. If I cannot have both truth and happiness, give me truth. We'll have a long time to be happy in heaven."
"True religion is not feeling but willing."
"Be hard on yourself and easy on others. Carry your own cross but never lay one on the back of another."
"Future historians will record that we of the twentieth century had the intelligence enough to create a great civilization but not the moral wisdom to preserve it."
"Let us preach the old cross and we will know the old power."
"The mighty God, the maker of heaven and earth, will not be one of many treasures, not even the chief of all treasures. He will be all in all or nothing."
"Such souls as these achieved the sanctification of the secular. The church today is suffering from the secularization of the sacred."
"God being who He is must always be sought for Himself, never as a means toward something else."
*Note: I do NOT own any of these quotes. They are here for the sole purpose of education.*