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" A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth. "
" The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction. "
" Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. "
" Do you not realize that the love the Father bestowed on the perfect Christ He now bestows on you? "
" What if others suffer shipwreck, yet none that sail with Jesus have ever been stranded yet. "
" Alas! You complain that your soul is out of tune. Then ask the Master to tune the heart-strings. "
" Living animals are too eccentric in their movements, and the law of gravitation usually draws me from my seat upon them to a lower level; therefore, I am not an inveterate lover of horseback. "
" Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. "
" Now I will say this to every sinner, though he should think himself to be the worst sinner who ever lived: cry to the Lord and seek Him while He may be found. A throne of grace is a place fitted for you. By simple faith, go to your Savior, for He is the throne of grace. "
" To feel not only submitted but willing to be anything or nothing as the Lord wills it - this is, in truth, to sing a song to our Well Beloved. "
" Dear friends, we may well sing to our Beloved when it is near the time of our departure. It draws near, and as it approaches, we must not dread it, but rather thank God for it. "
" It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. "
" There are some people who need to wear a label round their necks to show that they are Christians at all, or else we might mistake them for sinners, their actions are so like those of the ungodly. "
" However great may be the work for which we are responsible, we will always do well if we pause to spend time in sacred praise. "
" A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. "
" Few men would dare to read their own autobiography if all their deeds were recorded in it; few can look back upon their entire career without a blush. "
" I glory in the distinguishing grace of God and will not, by the grace of God, step one inch from my principles or think of adhering to the present fashionable sort of religion. "
" My grandfather once ventured upon publishing a volume of hymns. I never heard anyone speak in their favour or argue that they ought to have been sung in the congregation. In that volume, he promised a second if the first should prove acceptable. We forgive him the first collection because he did not inflict another. "
" We are in a wrong state of mind if we are not in a thankful state of mind. "
" No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers. "
" We have communion with Christ in His thoughts, views, and purposes; for His thoughts are our thoughts according to our capacity and sanctity. Believers take the same view of matters as Jesus does; that which pleases Him pleases them, and that which grieves His grieves them also. "
" Occasionally, some brother sings very earnestly through his nose, often disturbing those around him, but it does not matter how the voice sounds to the ears of man. What is important is how the heart sounds to the ears of God. "
" We do not wish to enter Heaven until our work is done, for it would make us uneasy if there were one single soul left to be saved by our means. "
" Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties. "
" It is a most delightful reflection that if I come to the throne of God in prayer, I may feel a thousand defects, but yet there is hope. I usually feel more dissatisfied with my prayers than with anything else I do. "
" I do not think I should care to go on worshipping a Madonna even if she did wink. One cannot make much out of a wink. We want something more than that from the object of our adoration. "
" May we do good everywhere as we have opportunity, and results will not be wanting! "
" What an encouraging thought that Jesus - our beloved Husband - can find comfort in our lowly feeble gifts! Can this be, for it seems far too good to be true? May we then be willing to endure trials or even death itself if through these hardships we are assisted in bringing gladness to Immanuel's heart. "
" You cannot make a sinner into a saint by killing him. He who does not live as a saint here will never live as a saint hereafter. "
" Let not a libation of tears be the only offering at the shrine of Jesus; let us also rejoice with joy unspeakable. If we have need to lament our sin, how much more to rejoice at our pardon! "
" Lord Jesus, we come just as we are; this is how we came at first, and this is how we come still, with all our failures, with all our transgressions, with all and everything that is what it ought not to be, we come to Thee. "