He who never quotes will never be quoted. – Charles Spurgeon

Ancient Quotes

Hope is a waking dream. – Aristotle

All that my heart yearns to achieve, achieve, and be yourself my ally in arms. – Sappho

What is this light which now and again breaks in upon me, and thrills through my heart without a wound? I tremble and I burn: I tremble, because I am unlike him; I burn because I am like Him. – Augustine

I have never thought of writing for reputation and honor. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose. – Beethoven

Persuasion is a form of demonstration, for we are most fully persuaded by something when we believe it to have been clearly demonstrated. – Aristotle

It was not enemies but jealous friends who ruined me. – Cicero

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s own ignorance. – Confucius

Unless you believe, you will not understand. – Anselm of Canterbury

They are trying to make me a fixed star. I am an irregular planet. – Martin Luther

Contemporary Quotes

Half of learning is learning. The other half is unlearning. – Mark Batterson

You should eventually come to see that you need the city more than the city needs you. – Tim Keller

I don’t want to have the most popular blog. I want to have my blog. Whatever that means for it in the moment. – Seth Godin

People are afraid to be amazing. – Penelope Trunk

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime. – Richard Niebuhr

The primary task of a leader is to build trust and bear pain. – Dave Gibbons

The best way to keep money from being an idol in our lives is to give much of it away, often – Deb Hirsch

If you can’t communicate a truth, you don’t understand it. – Ligon Duncan

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. – William Shedd

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. – Mark Twain

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin

All my life it has been my mission to make music from that which remains. -Itzhak Perlman

If God fails you, it will be the first time in history that God has ever failed. – Jim Braddy

God will not have His work made manifest by cowards. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

We need to be reminded more than instructed. – C.S. Lewis

What men call training and preparation, God calls the end. – Oswald Chambers

Nobody has a right to be ordained: it is always a gift of sheer and unmerited grace. – N.T. Wright

I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need. – Auguste Rodin

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison

When I get a little money, I buy books and if any is left, I buy food and clothes. – Erasmus

Jesus did not come and die on the cross so that your sorry butt could cancel HBO 30 minutes before the free trial ends. – Shaun King

Those who go there own way often get lost – Scot McKnight

There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.  – Francis Drake

Churches don’t have resource problems; they have a Jesus problem. – Perry Noble

The greatest danger to our future is apathy. – Jane Goodall

Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. – Mark Twain

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. – Pablo Picasso

People who win at anything have written goals. – Dave Ramsey

If you write for God, you will reach many men and bring them joy. – Thomas Merton

If today’s church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the 20th century. – Martin Luther King Jr.

I suspect many Christians feel spiritually undernourished because they live out their lives on the basis of about ten [biblical] texts. – Bruce Waltke

History is the backbone of the Bible. – J.I. Packer

There is no Frigate like a Book to take us Lands away. – Emily Dickinson

The reality of the crucified and risen Christ is both the beginning and end of Christian biblical interpretation. – Peter Enns

Not taking any risks is the riskiest thing you can do. – Mark Zuckerburg

There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. – Margeret Wheatley

I never lost a fight to another fighter, but I lost plenty to myself – Mike Tyson

It is not enough to fill our churches; we must transform our world. – Neil Cole

It takes hours to prepare a sermon, but it takes a lifetime to prepare a preacher. – Peter Mead

Vision is too powerful to use carelessly – Dennis McCallum

Salvation is free, but discipleship costs everything we have. – Billy Graham

Freedom exists for the sake of love. – John Paul II

The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. -Alvin Toffler

Jesus led. Few followed, but He kept leading. – Francis Chan

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act – George Orwell

It is the true nature of mankind to learn from mistakes, not from examples. – Fred Hoyle

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society—Mark Twain

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. – Albert Einstein

The Future is here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet. – William Gibson

Someone, somewhere has a better idea – Jack Welsh

The best way to criticize a movie is to make another movie. – Jean-Luc Godard

The only thing I fear more than change is no change. The business of being static makes me nuts.  -Twyla Tharp

How wretched and miserable it is to find in a person many good intentions but few good deeds. – Søren Kierkegaard