Quotes & Words of Wisdom
If you lose hope,
somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving,
you lose that courage to be,
that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all.
And so today I still have a dream.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do
than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
-- Mark Twain
If you’re not following your heart, you’re living someone else’s dream.
— Lyn Christian
Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
To map out a course of action and follow it to an end
requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs.
Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It’s important the people should know what you stand for.
It’s equally important that they know what you won’t stand for."
— Mary H. Waldrip
Evangelism is simply sharing with others what we know about Jesus.
"We do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord" (2 Corinthians 4:5).
No tricks. No deception. Speak the truth, the whole truth,
nothing but the truth—in love. Then leave the results with God.
It’s not our task to force God’s truth
On those who may the truth detest,
But we are asked to share Christ’s love
And let God’s Spirit do the rest. —D. De Haan
—Edgar Allan Poe
"Most of what they print is a fabrication.
It’s enough to make you want to ask,
"What happened to truth? Did it go out of style?""
You’ll gain respect when people see
That you are faithful to God’s Word;
There may be some who disagree,
But they will know you love the Lord.
A gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor a man perfected without adversity.
—D. De Haan
"In art there is compassion, in compassion there is humanity,
with humanity there is generosity and love"
--Brock Peters (1927-2005)
The most dangerous perversions contain about 98 percent truth with a well-disguised 2 percent of deadly heresy woven in.
—Bishop Eddie Long
It is easy to be independent when you’ve got money. But to be independent when you haven’t got a thing, that’s the Lord’s test.
…You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise… ~ Maya Angelou
"My family and I have just gone through the least humorous chapter of our lives, What I’ve learned in these recent months is that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And it’s real, it’s a beautiful light that both comforts our minds and strengthens our souls. Tonight my heart is filled with gratitude for that light. I’m so grateful that prayers are answered, that faith is rewarded and tolerance is celebrated as a virtue. I’m grateful that God is of unconditional love. Acceptance is right. Kindness is right. Love is right. I pray, right now, that we’re moving into a kinder time when prejudice is overcome by understanding; when narrow-mindedness, and narrow-minded bigotry is overwhelmed by open-hearted empathy; when the pain of judgmentalism is replaced by the purity of love."
— Janet Jackson – 06/18/05
"In complete darkness we are all the same.
It is only our knowledge and wisdom that separate us.
Don’t let your eyes deceive you."
– Janet Jackson
Great artists suffer for the people.
— Marvin Gaye
I know that I am meant to be who I am, and I’m meant to have my own destiny. Whever that takes me, I’m sensible enough to accept it no matter what it is.
— Barry Gibb
I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle.
I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.