Every quarter 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.”
How can a society that has produced more freedom and prosperity than any other in history, and has been so generous in its distribution, also increasingly lead the world in so many categories of social pathology?”
–Don E. Eberly
We must keep steadily in mind that no people were ever yet benefited by riches if their prosperity corrupted their virtue.
Both Scripture and experience teach that it is we, not God, who determine that degree of intimacy with Him that we enjoy. We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be.
The mathematical precision of the universe reveals the mathematical mind of God.
Life is precarious, and life is precious. Don’t presume you will have it tomorrow, and don’t waste it today.
Those things that hurt, instruct.
If you cannot answer a man’s argument, don’t panic, you can always call him names.
You can’t fake showing up.
Remember, merciful Jesu, That I am the cause of your journey.
How ironic that sexuality and nudity, which are meant to be private, are now fare for public consumption, yet that which is spiritual and meant to strengthen public character, is now for private expression only.
We have no government armed with powers capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
The Bible speaks of salvation using terms like restore, renew, redeem–all of which imply a recovery of something that was originally good.
Progress comes from caring more about what needs to be done than about who gets the credit.
Hate is like an acid. It can do more damage to the vessel in which it is stored than the object on which it is poured.