I have long collected quotes in journals and notebooks. You can find some of them in themed quote collections on my site under the tag Quotes. This collection of quotes focuses on truth to live by. Originally published on December 11, 2005, I’m republishing it today and hope the following words encourage you to live your life full of truth.
Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Better to love God and die unknown than to love the world and be a hero; better to be content with poverty than to die a slave to wealth; better to have taken some risks and lost than to have done nothing and succeeded at it.
Erwin W. Lutzer
A life making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
Do not be angry that you cannot make others as you would wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Thomas Ã Kempis
Everyone may be entitled to his own opinion but everyone is not entitled to his own truth. Truth is but one.
Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.
Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance.
C. S. Lewis
A sacred regard to the authority of God ought to lead us to reject an error, however old, sanctioned by whatever authority, or however generally practiced.
C. H. Spurgeon
It is better to be faithful than famous.
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
Sometimes God doesn’t tell us His plan because we wouldn’t believe it anyway.
Today Jesus Christ is being dispatched as the Figurehead of a Religion, a mere example. He is that, but he is infinitely more; He is salvation itself, He is the Gospel of God.
Insomuch as anyone pushes you nearer to God, they are your truest friend.
Beware of cut-and-dried theologies that reduce the ways of God to a manageable formula that keeps life safe. God often does the unexplainable just to keep us on our toes — and also on our knees.
Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be.
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
We never know when our disappointment will be His appointment.
Nothing can be said so clearly as to preclude the possibility of it being misunderstood.
The opposite of bravery is not cowardice, but conformity.
I believe it to be a great mistake to present Christianity as something charming and popular with no offense in it….We cannot blink at the fact that gentle Jesus meek and mild was so stiff in his opinions and so inflammatory in his language that he was thrown out of church, stoned, hunted from place to place, and finally gibbeted as a firebrand and a public danger. Whatever his peace was, it was not the peace of an amiable indifference.