Every 6 months or so I like to share quotes that I have encountered in my reading and research that have been meaningful to me. I call them “Nuggets of Wisdom.”
If there is a God who brought us into existence, then the deepest chambers of our souls simply cannot be filled up by anything less than Him.
Moral character is to success as the safety is to a gun: It keeps you from shooting yourself with it.
– Tim Keller
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
– Edmund Burke
Now Mama said there is only so much money a man really needs, and the rest is just for showing off.
– Forrest Gump
God is neither a policeman nor a Santa Claus. God does not send us to heaven or hell depending on how often we obey or disobey. God is love and only love. In God there is no hatred, desire for revenge, or pleasure in seeing us punished. God wants to forgive, heal, restore, show us endless mercy, and see us come home. But just as the father of the prodigal son let his son make his own decision God gives us the freedom to move away from God’s love even at the risk of destroying ourselves. Hell is not God’s choice. It is ours.
– Henri Nouwen
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
– Steve Jobs
The further a society drifts away from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.
– George Orwell
What is the true measure of greatness? The impact you have on other people’s lives.
– Author unknown
Think about what you are doing with your life right now, and ask yourself what these endeavors will be worth in 100 years. What things will truly hold their value in the centuries to come.
– Author unknown
To truly grow and progress in this life means you are getting nearer to the place where you want to be. But in order for this to happen, you must have objectives for your life, otherwise you are going nowhere.
– C.S. Lewis
If you are not doing anything with your life, it does not matter how long you live.
– John Maxwell
Truth is important because there can be consequences when you are wrong. Over the long run, truth protects and error harms.
– James Sire
The plunder is deep when the soul is captured by a belief that is rooted in falsehood.
– Ravi Zacharias
I have found only one religion that dares to go down with me into the depth of myself.
– G.K. Chesterton
We love the truth when it enlightens us. We hate the truth when it convicts us.
– St. Augustine
People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof, but on the basis of what they find attractive.
– Blaise Pascal