Carl Townsend's Full Quote File

Carl Townsend's Quotes

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814By late that day we could see the Black Forest smoke from 85 miles away. We came home late Friday night, grateful that our place was unscathed—we sit one intersection south of the southern border of the wildfires. But we also hurt for the owners of 482 Black Forest homes that were entirely consumed. Two people are dead and thousands displaced. Our little town looks like a war zone. We truly never worried a whit about our stuff. We just worried about people. Tomorrow noon will be mark one week of fire, which is now 65% contained. And it’s raining, so that’s good news. [Our friend’s former big, beautiful home.] Last Tuesday Dianna and I were at my writing cave, 85 miles west of our home in Black Forest, when my assistant called and said she and her husband (our properties manager) saw smoke. We turned on the TV and saw a wildfire had broken out to the northwest of home. Didn’t look huge, but we had two friends in that area—my former chief of staff and a single mom (3 kids) we had sold a house to a few years ago. Sure enough, both those places were lost to the fire. By late that day we could see the Black Forest smoke from 85 miles away. We came home late Friday night, grateful that our place was unscathed—we sit one intersection south of the southern border of the wildfires. But we also hurt for the owners of 482 Black Forest homes that were entirely consumed. Two people are dead and thousands displaced. Our little town looks like a war zone. We truly never worried a whit about our stuff. We just worried about people. Tomorrow noon will be mark one week of fire, which is now 65% contained. And it’s raining, so that’s good news.
action699WinstonChurchhillYou are to plan for the offensive...You are never to think defensively.
adventure297If you aren't living on the edge, you are taking up too much space.
adventure321(on refrigerator door)Now we should live where the pulse of life is strong. Life is a tenuous thing - fragile, fleeting. Don't wait for tomorrow. Be here now! Be here now! Be here now!
advertising144Stuart (1907-1979BrittDoing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.
age146GeorgeBurnsIf you live to the age of a hundred, you have it made because very very few people die past the age of a hundred.
artificial intelligence141A year spent in Artificial Intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
atheists129AshleighBrilliantFor obvious reasons, atheists have to take good care of themselves.
authority47DutchSheetsPower never was and never will be the issue between God and Satan. Authority was the issue - the authority Satan had obtained through Adam. Jesus did not come to get back any power, nor to remove Satan's power. He came to regain the authority Adam lost to the serpent and break his headship over the earth.. Authority is the issue. Power does the work, but authority controls the power...The power issue was won in heaven by God before man was created, and won on earth at the cross.
authority488Matt. 16:19BibleI will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, & whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
beauty695There's an Italian painter, named Carlotti, and he uh, ahem, defined beauty. He said it was the summation of the parts working together in such a way that nothing needed to be added, taken away or altered, and that's you..
belief190Islamic speaker at 2003 National Prayer BreakfastNo one is a believer until he desires for others what he desires for himself.
business648JohnMacKeyIn a lot of ways, our business model has been built upon continuous growth. We sort of adapted everything around that strategy… If you’re growing very rapidly, it doesn’t matter if you make mistakes, in a way, because the growth kind of bails you out. And so having that hot water faucet turned off, we have to learn to live and take cold showers, you might say.
calling320FrederickBuechnerThe place that God calls us is that place where the world's deep hunger and our deep desire meet.
calling331ReggieMcNealAll the leader's cues cannot come from the external environment. The drive has to be fueled by the call and not dependent ultimately on the opinions of others, even significant others.
calling375The call of God is like the call of the sea, no one hears it but the one who has the nature of the sea in him.
change3To have impact, there must be a collision.
change26CarlTownsendPeople are the gatekeepers of change. It is people who have the visions and power, not the structures or geographic locations. The reason most visions fail is that the focus is on the program, agenda, or technology - rather than the people. God trusts His visions to people.
change38Kriegel & BrandtIt's tough to get dinosaurs to dance.
change82JohnDieboldIt would be difficult to overstate the magnitude of change that will take place in the lives of all of us, in human history, as a result of the information revolution that has so unobtrusively taken place in our day. Information, its communication and use, is the web of society; the basis for all human understanding, organization, and effort.
change83DonFabunOne might consider our institutions…are the "chromosomes" of our society, and they preserve in them the successful "gene' mutations of previous social, cultural, and technical inventions. To protect themselves against further change, institutions harden their resistance by formalizing rituals, customs, and "traditions". In a rapidly changing technology, the social organism thus preserved becomes unable to cope with its new environment and either must give way to the innovators, or fail to survive.
change85Old French ProverbThe lily is doubling in size every day. In thirty days it will cover the entire pond, killing all creatures living in it. The farmer does not want that to happen; but being busy with other chores, he decides to postpone cutting back the plant until it covers half the pond. The question is: On what day will the lily cover half the pond? The answer is: on the twenty-ninth day - leaving the farmer just one day to save his pond.
change98RobertTheobaldWe are engaged, if the transformal thinker is correct, in a process which has no parallel in human history - an attempt to change the whole of a culture into quite a different model through a conscious process.
change101RobertTheobaldIt is easier for people to understand and work within traditional realities than to perceive new ones.
change118Old ProverbTo the blind, all things are sudden.
change133HowardAikenDon't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats.
change137NicoloMachiavelliThere is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take a lead in the introduction of a new order of things, because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new.
change169ReinholdNiebuhrGod give us grace to accept with serinity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that can be changed, and wisdom to distinguish one from the other.
change227It is not the strongest of the species that survive nor the most intelligent, but those most adaptive to change.
change245RickWarrenWhenever there is change or conflict, you can be sure God will use it to bring people to him. People are most receptive to God when they are under tension or in transition.
change290AndyWarholThey say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
change291In his later years Pablo Picasso was not allowed to roam an art gallery unattended, for he had previously been discovered in the act of trying to improve on one of his old masterpieces
change300ErwinMcManusA rhino can run thirty miles an hour. A rhino, however, can only see thirty feet ahead. What's at thirty-one feet, however, doesn't make any difference.
change311CharlesWestWe turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking only to learn that it is God shaking them.
change312JimRohnI used to say, 'I sure hope things will change.' Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.
change357OswaldChambersWe have to take the first step as if there were no God. It is no use to wait for God to help us. He will not; but immediately we arise we find He is there.
change358GeorgeOtis, Jr.The greatest breakthrough today is where the Spirit of God comes down and attaches Himself to the broken and humble. It’s where God goes when He wants pleasure.
change562GrahamCookeCosmetic change is not in God's makeup.
change567HenryFordIf I had asked the public what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse..
change617JackWelchChange before you have to.
change625LeoardSweet"How Many Lightbulbs Does It Take To Change the World?" . . One---Jesus, the Light of the World
change800It is simply not possible to accept the new and remain in partnership with the old. Some things must change or the new will dissipate. We have all squandered too much of God’s blessing without being changed for the better. The renewal of our thinking is the key to change.
chaos180JohnDvorakIn a hurricane, even pigs can fly. We have a lot of flying pigs around today.
chaos264Bird, BradThe told me the only thing they were afraid of was getting compllacent. So they needed to bring in outside people to keep throwing themselves off balance. So I was brought into Pixar to cause a certain amount of disruption. I've been fired for being disruptive several times, but this is the first time I've been hired for it.
chaos361ElizabethAchtemeirGod preserves His order, despite our chaos.
children233J. RobertOppenheimerThere are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
church570RickWarrenJesus began his Church as a FAMILY.It changed to an institution in Rome,a political view in Europe,& a business in America.
church619PeteWilsonThe church in America has produced a lot of fans of Jesus but not many followers
church653RickWarrenYou CANT follow Jesus by yourself.You MUST be connected to his Body.To dismiss his church is to reject his Bride & Family
church736RickWarrenThe smallest church has greater eternal significance than the largest corporation or country.
church744RickWarrenJesus began his Church as a FAMILY! It became an institution in Rome,a political tool in Europe & a business in America
church growth48DonMcGavranOne of the better ways to motivate Christians to effective evangelism is to persuade them that growth is possible and to show them how the Holy Spirit has caused it.
church growth70MarkHalvorson"We believe that God alone causes the growth of His Church. Yet part of His plan is to include us as partners in reaching/gathering the harvest which is so ripe. This resource is designed to assist the local church leaders to strategically identify and mobilize for Great Commission outreach, trusting God to cause the growth. To God be the Glory!"
church growth72DonMcGavranResearch is carried on in order to find ways which God is currently blessing to the liberation of the captives, the recovery of sight of the blind, and the acceptance of the good news by the poor. Consequently research should be concentrated in growing churches and growing denominations to find out why they are growing.
church growth309PhilipJenkins, The New ChristendomChristianity has shifted to the southern hemisphere. Many new Chrstians there tend to be Bible literalists, Holy-Spirit-motivaterd and expect miracles.
church growth413GeorgeBarnaToday's church is incapable of responding to the present moral crisis. It must reinvent itself or face virtual oblivian by mid-21st century.
church growth414GeorgeBarna…the Church in America is losing influence and adherents faster than any othr major institution in the nation.
church growth415ReggieMcNealThe current church culture in North America is on life support. It is living off the work, money, and energy of previouse generations from a previous world order.
church growth418MikeRegel and Mark SchulzIn the face of these waves of change, the institutional church in America has two options. Either it will go about its business as usual - and be swallowed up by obsolescence and die by default. Or the church will choose to die - and thus find life. .
church growth433DonaldMcGavranThe Church, as the Body of Christ, has the business of liberating the captives, recovering the sight of the blnd, enabling the lame to walk, bringing the good news to the poor, and (yes) raising the dead.
church growth469RickWarrenThe greatest churches in history are YET to be! Will you pay the price of conflict & criticism to be used greatly by God?
church growth475RickWarrenIf signs of life were happening inside your church, you wouldn’t need a sign outside.When God shows people show up. Act 8:6
civilizations184ArnoldToynbeeThe historian Arnold Toynbee has pointed out that 19 out of 21 civilization have died from within, not by conquests from without. He tells us that there were no bands playing or flags waving when these civilizations decayed. It happened slowly in the quiet and the dark when no one was aware of what was happening.
commitment688Lance ArmstrongPain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
communication91JamesMartinOnce we are able to have messages delivered almost instantaneously, the way we utilize them changes completely.
communication97AlbertMehrabian, psychologistSeven percent of the message's effect is carried by words, while 93% of the total impact reaches the listener through non-verbal means - facial expressions, vocal intonation.
communication188LarryKingI never learned anything while I was talking.
communication541DruckerThe most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.
communication581RayBradburyYou don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them
communication612G.B.Shawhe single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
communication786DethGodenIt takes two things to turn a group of people into a tribe: A shared inteest and a way to communicate.
community332ReggieMcNealBeing created in the image of God means, in part, that we have been prewired by God to hunger for community. Human beings come to discover who we are only in relationship to others. All of us since Adam have been born into a relationship web.
community789GrahamCookeYou’re the one that God wants to walk the streets and look around. You and your company, your group, walk the streets where you live and work, look around, see what’s happening. We must see the world as belonging to the Lord and our role is to evict the enemy in the place that we live. Evict the enemy and call down the resources of Heaven into that community!
computer161One computer can do the work of fifty ordinary people. No computer can do the work of one extraordinary person.
computer323GaryKildallIt was then that I learned that computers were built to make money, not minds."
computers95Every day, do something which will not compute.
computers200A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk I have a workstation..
computers253Ken (Pres.DEC, 1977)OlsonThere is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. Ken Olson (President/chairman/founder of Digital Equipment Corp.,1977)
core values110RobertBundyIf there are no common values, there can be no image of the future
core values240Phil HodgesBlanchard, Ken -Fewer than ten percent of organizations around the world have clear, written, values.
core values549PaulHawkinsYou tune all pianos to the same tuning fork and they are tuned to each other. You don't tune one piano from another.
core values5782 Sm 3:22ffBibleUnceasing personal integrity is the only righteous way for a leader to counter treachery
core values640RickWarrenAnything that costs your integrity is too expensive.You can't afford it.
core values689DavidBarton, America historianWhoever controls the present controls the past. Whoever controls the past controls the future.
core values701EmersonThe truest test of civilization is not the census, size of cities, or crops; but the kind of man the country turns out.
creativiity116RobertHenriWhen the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressive creature. He becomes interesting to other people. He disturbs, upsets, enlightens, and opens ways for better understanding. Where those who are not artists are trying to close the book.
creativity27EricHofferMany inventions had their birth as toys, and such critical instruments as the telescope and microscope were first conceived as playthings....It is leisure, not work, that produces the most important inventions.
creativity88W. O.TomasonToynbee states that a disintegrating society is characterized by (1) creative individuals, or a creative minority, who refuse or find they can no longer be creative; and (2) a majority of members who refuse to adopt more adequate responses; and (3) basic institutions that refuse to use their capacity to help their society harmoniously reconstruct or adjust to the new challenge.
creativity113ElizabethO'ConnerWe do not experience ourselves as gift until we are engaged in the act of creating.
creativity192PhillipBrooksYou never become truly spiritual by sitting down and wishng to become so. You must undertake something so great that you cannot accomplish it unaided.
creativity196MayaAngelou, PoetYou can't use up creativity, creative thinking builds on itself and increases the creativity of the thinker.
creativity198Jeffrey J.FoxAlways be on the lookout for ideas. Be completely indiscriminate as to the source. Get ideas from customers, children, competitors, and cab drivers.
creativity493RandyElrodFundamentalism and Fear: The Great Enemies of Creativity & Art
crime529RichardCohenThe latest crime statistics,” he writes, “strongly suggest that bad times [poverty] do not necessarily make bad people. Bad character does. (from recent research)
criticism628ElbertHubbardTo avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing
culture788GrahamCookeWe shouldn’t take any of our cues from what’s going on around us. CNN has no value to us as a news outlet in terms of shaping the way we believe or move around this world
diversity96MarshallMcLuhanCompetition encourages people to resemble one another.
economics780TravisWright"From now on, depressions will be scientifically created" C.A. Lindbergh (insider) Consequence of Federal Reserve Act of 1913
education14CarlTownsendEducators and futurists can prepare individuals for the future by making the different images of the future more real for them.
education89RobertTheobaldI am continually shocked that most parents and students know that education is fundamentally irrelevant, but few of them are prepared to bring about any significant change.
education333ReggieMcNealIn the Newtonian world, the teacher drives the learning….Students can access more information on the Internet than the teacher can present. The learner now drives the teacher.
education582TofflerThe illiterate of the future are not those who cannot read/write. It's those who cannot learn, unlearn, relearn
education597NelsonMandelaEducation is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world
encouragement606WilliamWardFlatter me & I may not believe you. Criticize me & I may not like you… Encourage me & I will not forget you.
evangelism19GordonCosbyThe reason people have resisted the Gospel is that we have gone out to make people good, to help them do their duty, to impose new burdens on them, rather than calling forth the gift that is the essence of the person himself.
evangelism330DavidBoschThere is, in Jesus' ministry, no tension between saving from sin and saving from physical ailment, between the spiritual and the social.
evangelism334ReggieMcNealGeneration X is the first American generation in which over half of its population begin their religious pilgrimage from some starting point other than a Christian worldview.
evangelism346Jesus did not die for an idea, a philosophy, or a religion. He died for your heart.
evangelism359John 14:15-16BibleYou have not chose me but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit and that your fruit should remain.
evangelism377BillyGrahamIt is unnatural for Christianity to be popular.
evangelism441MichaelDrewToday’s customers aren’t just buying what you are selling; they are buying who you are.
evangelism442MichaelDrewIt is no longer about the sizzle; it’s about the steak.
evangelism574GregLaurieThe objective in sharing our faith is not to win the argument as much as it is to win the soul.
evangelism608PaulHarveyToo many Christians are no longer fishers of men, but keepers of the aquarium.
failure148Nothing is ever a complete failure; it can always serve as a bad example.
failure251RobertKennedyOnly those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
faith9RalphHodgsonSome things have got to be believed to be seen.
faith365DaleCarnegieMost of the important things in the world have been accomplshed by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
faith368Deuteronomy 4:9BibleBe very careful never to forget what you have seen the Lord do for you. Do not let these things escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.
faith371People may doubt what you say, but they believe what you do.
faith376CharlesSpurgeonFaith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the window which hope has opened.
faith406PatrickOvertonWhen you have come to the edge Of all light that you know And are about to drop off into the darkness Of the unknown, Faith is knowing One of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or You will be taught to fly.
faith407ElieWieselThe opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
faith408Prayer is the key to Heaven, but faith unlocks the door.”
faith409SaintAugustineFaith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
faith426St. AugustineFaith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe
faith427OswaldChambersFaith is not a conscious thing; it springs from a personal relationship and is the unconscious result of believing someone.
faith431OswaldChambersWe have to take the first step as if there were no God. It is no use to wait for God to help us. He will not; but immediately if we arise we find He is there.
faith432AnaisNinAnd the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful that the risk it took to blossom.
faith621Heb. 10:38BibleAnd a righteous person will live by faith.
faith622PascalFaith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them
faith731RickWarrenYou havent really trusted God until you've attempted something that cant be done on your own power.
family174ConfuciousThe strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home
father536MaxLucadoWas your father less than a father? Remember: "when my father and mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me." ps. 27:10
fear115Whatever frightens you, do it. That fear is a valuable key.
fear389Fear has no power except what you give it.
Federal budget218RichardFeynmanThere are 10 exp 11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a HUGE NUMBER. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers. --- Richard Feynman
financial636WilliamHaylitProsperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
forgiveness228Sister ElizabethKennyAnyone who angers you conquers you.
forgiveness674The best way to have the last word is to apologize.
formulas308PJMusilliThere are no formulas: dating, hearing from God, hunting, and great homemade ice cream
freedom100The person who profits most from freedom of the press, owns one.
freedom130A. J.LieblingFreedom of the press belongs to those who own one.
freedom134BlakeI must create a system myself or be enslaved by another man's.
freedom410MaryTraversWe've learned that it will take more than one generation to bring about change, The fight for civil rights has developed into a broader concern for human rights, and that encompasses a great many people and countries. Those of us who live in a democracy have a responsibility to be the voice for those whose voices are stilled.
freedom494BenjaminFranklinThose who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one
freedom705StephenCoveyOur ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
freedom815BenjaminFranklinWhoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
future42AlanKayThe BEST way to PREDICT the future is to INVENT it.
future; vision24CarlTownsendI must create a future to which God calls me or be enslaved by another man's future.
geeks222You might be a geek if ... ... your "lucky number" is irrational or imaginary, ... you know more IP addresses than phone numbers, ... you list "life" as one of your hobbies, ... you can talk to your computer without being sarcastic or raising your voice, ... you try to hum to communicate with a modem --- and you succeed, ... your laptop computer costs more than your car, ... your four basic food groups: caffeine, fat, sugar, chocolate, ... you own more than three power strips, ... you have several T1-networked home PCs, GPS and linux on your Palm Pilot, etc., but every toaster you own turns bread into charcoal, ... you have more toys (mostly Legos, of course) than your kids.
gifts21ElizabethO'ConnerOne of the greatest sources of anxiety in our lives is the resistance to the call of God that is already written within our being. We have difficulty receiving this gift, and reject the very calling of God in our lives.
gifts37ElizabethO'ConnerAs myth and legend tells us, It is often where we stumble and fall that we find the treasure.
gifts93Every misfit carries some of the load of making the whole more fit.
gifts109GordonCosbyThe person who is having the time of his life doing what he is doing has a way of calling forth the deeps of another. Such a person is Good News. He is not SAYING the good news, he IS the Good News. He is the embodiment of the freedom of the new humanity. The person who who exercises his own gift in freedom can allow the Holy Spirit to do in others what He wants to do.
government698JohnFugelsangAn actual Mama Grizzly would never ask her cub's cub to pay for a rich guy's tax cut.
government803ObamaThe fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. Senator Barack Obama, March, 2006
grace472RickWarrenUntil you passionately feel your own continuous need for God's Grace, you'll never convince anyone else they need it.
grace489St. AugustineFor grace is given not because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them.
healing183J. R. R.TolkienThe hands of the king are the hands of a healer, and so shall the rightful king be known.
healing205CarlTownsendAll healing is first a healing of the heart.
healing206John 5:6b NKJVBibleDo you want to be made well?
healing207ChrisSeay & Greg GarrettCan't live with it, can't live without it. Sometimes it seems that humanity has chosen pain. In fact, we choose it every day.
healing210CarlTownsendHealing is not an issue of faith, but rather an affair of the heart. If the romance and passion is there in the heart, we will have faith.
healing211CarlTownsendPeople are the gatekeepers of change and healing. It is people who have the visions and power, not the structures or the geographic locations. The reason most visions fail is that the focus is on the program, agenda, or the technology - rather than the people. God trusts his visions to people.
healing214ClydeKilbyMyth is the name of a way of seeing, a way of knowing. Systemizing flattens, but myth restores. Myth is necessary because of what man is…because man is fundamentally mythic. His real health depends upon knowing and living his …mythic nature.
healing232Arlo F.NewellWhen praying for healing, ask great things of God and expect great things from God. But let us seek for that healing that really matters, the healing of the heart, enabling us to trust God simply, face God honeslty, and live triumphantly.
healing241Ps. 103:2-4BibleBless the LORD, all my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities. Who heals all your diseases.
healing242Psalms 107:19-20,43b, MessageBibleThen you called out to God in your desperate condition; he got you out in the nick of time. He spoke the word that healed you, that pulled you back from the brink of death - It's time you appreciated God's deep love.
healing243Is. 40:31BibleBut those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.
healing244Jer. 30:17BibleFor I will restore you to health and I will heal you of your wounds.
Healing259SusanJeffersThe joy of becoming whole is always accompanied by tears. Every step toward a healthy body, mind and soul asks that we say goodbye to something familiar.
healing301Matt. 5:4BibleYou're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.
healing302Charles-KraftMy experience in Nigeria was that people had difficulty understanding preachers who didn't heal, and healers who didn't preach. These people perceived the works of healing as coming from divine power rather than from impersonal medicine. To separate preaching and healing is to perpetuate the mission philosophy of a century ago: Civilize to evangelize.
healing303PaulTillich, The New BeingThe gospels, certainly, are not responsible for this disappearance of power in the picture of Jesus. They abound in stories of healing; but we are responsible ministers, laymen, theologians who forgot that "Savior" means ‘healer,’ he who makes whole and sane what is broken and insane, in body and mind.
healing340JohnEldredgeAren't the greatest joys and memories of your life associated with family, friendships, or falling in love? Aren't your deepest wounds somehow connected to someone else, to a failure of relationship? That you were loved but are no longer, or that you never have been chosen?
healing344FyodorDostoevskyThe soul is healed by being with children.
healing411In life you can walk away from any person. Place or thing Except yourself
healing732ShaneClaiborneMove close to the pain of the world rather than further from it..
healing741RickWarrenYou LEARN faith thru testing ,hope thru darkness, patience thru delay, godliness by returning good for evil”
healing802GrahamCookeIn all the areas of your life that the enemy has made you a victim, God is not only going to release you from that place, but He’s going to give you an anointing to release other people from the very things that you were once a victim of. When you bless another family, it’s payback for whatever he did against your family. When you pray for the sick, it’s payback for those times when the enemy tested your body with an affliction. Every time you pray for someone, it’s revenge!
health147Just because your doctor has a name for your condition doesn't mean he knows what it is.
heart212JohnEldredgeWe don't see clearly because we don't see with the eyes of our heart.
heart342JohnEldredgeRescuing the human heart is the hardest mission in the world.
heart391Braveheart's fatherto BraveheartYour heart is free - have the courage to follow it.
heart748JohnEldredgeI am here to tell you that you can get your heart back. But I need to warn're going to have to fight for it
heart793GrahamCookeYour present-future has been decided. It’s been determined in God’s heart and in His permission. You have permission to come. You have permission to be. You have permission to be radically loved
heart812GrahamCookeReal warfare in the Kingdome of God is always concerned with the battle for intimacy.
heaven372C.S.LewisIt is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this one. Aim at Heaven and you will get earth "Thrown in." Aim at earth and you will get neither.
heaven374Francis of AssisiRemember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing that you have received, but only what you have given; a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage.
heaven378C.S.LewisI find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most profitable explanation is that I was made for another world.
helps199If it is true that we are here to help others, then what exactly ar the OTHERS here for?
history726MayaAngelouI long for the time when all human history is taught as one history. I am stronger because you are stronger. I am weaker if you are weak.
hope626RickWarrenWith God, there are no hopeless situations- only people who've given up hope. "I will always have hope" Ps 71:14
humor2DougAdamsI love deadlines. I love the whoosing sound they make as they go by.
humor123How long a minute is depends on which side of the bathroom door you are on.
humor135Paper is always the strongest at the perforations.
humor145T.BankheadNobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes I even have trouble doing it.
humor149AnthonyHaden-GuestOf course I can keep secrets. It's the people I tell them to that can't keep them.
humor159ErmaBombeckNever go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
humor160MarkTwainThrusting my nose firmly between his teeth, I threw him heavily to the ground on top of me.
humor164MaeWestGive a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you.
humor249TommyTenny"How are you doing? "Pretty good, under the circumstances." "What are you doing under the circumstances?"
humor254LanaTurnerA successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
humor258DaveBarryIf there really is a God who created the entire universe with all of its glories, and He decides to deliver a message to humanity, He will not use, as His messenger, a person on cable TV with bad hair.
humor296JimParadisThe purpose of time is to keep everything from happening all at once. It's not working.
humor313SteveWrightI bought some powdered water, but I don't know what to add to it.
humor370GeorgeBurnsYou know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
humor463Regular naps prevent old age... especially if you take them while driving.
humor464RitaRudner I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don't know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I'll break up with someone on purpose.
humor516MyklNo animals were harmed in the making of this film. We found it like that.
humor517Life is one fool thing after another. Love is two fool things after each other.
humor518JeffMinkPower corrupts. Absolute power really turns on the chicks.
humor533MarieMolt I bought a talking refrigerator that said "Oink" every time I opened the door. It made me hungry for pork chops.
humor555He who laughs last thinks slowest.
humor588Cats think "My owner feeds me,I must be God" Dogs think "My owner feeds me,he must be God"
humor632JoanRiversLooking 50 is great…if you're 60
humor654RickWarrenAfter 43 hours on planes the past few days I look like my passport photo
humor687Loved this bumper sticker: "If you love Jesus, tithe! Any fool can honk."
humor743AllenKlochDue to circumstances beyond my control, I will no longer be controlling any circumstances.
humor745Blore'sRazorGiven a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier.
humor746RickWarrenWhat do they feed those sheep to get steel wool?
illusion404P.D.OuspenskyWhen one realizes one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.
inspiration401Calvin & HobbesIt’s hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.
inspiration527C.S.LewisYour place in heaven will seem to be made for you and you alone, because you were made for it.
inspiration641BlackabyIf you're feeling overwhelmed by all that you're doing, you are probably doing more than God has asked
inspiration675BenSweetlandWe cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
inspiration676RickWarrenThe most common way Jesus comes into our lives is through a broken heart
inspiration678StephanieMarcotteLife is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.~Stephanie Marcotte
inspiration700AWTozerNothing is complete in itself but requires something outside itself in order to exist. AW Tozer
inspiration707KeithGreen...and when Your eyes are on this child, Your grace abounds to me..." w
inspiration709MayaAngellouI've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
inspiration747RandyGageRemember a dry spell causes a tree's root to go deeper.
inspiration799GrahamCookeIf you want the presence of God, don’t pray for it – practice it!
invention223IssacAsimovThe most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" ("I found it!") but rather "hmm....that's funny...'
kairos41TheodorBovetKairos is an opportunity imposed upon us by God. We can grasp it, but also fail. Kairos is not our own time that we choose and arrange for ourselves, but it is the commanded opportunity, a definite step in a previously conceived plan of salvation for mankind.
knowledge117We do not know something until it has altered our lives.
laws235The Ten Commandsments are not multiple choice.
lawyers154Henry IV, ii William ShakespeareThe first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
leadership25DennisBlevinsI go around the city looking for fires. Then I push 'em together and pour gasoline on 'em.
leadership30GeorgeBarnaVision has no force, power, or impact unless it spreads from the visionary to the visionless.
leadership76O.WildeQuickly, I must hurry, for there go my people and I am their leader
leadership80of Woolman's leadership styleGreenleaf, RobertRather the burden of his approach was to raise questions
leadership81GeorgeBarnaPut a frog in a boiling kettle of water and he will jump out, but if you put a frog in warm water and slowly bring it to a boil, the frog will cook to death. Today's Christian is much like this, living in a society spiraling slowly to decay yet unwilling to take the risks to change it.
leadership94Teilhard de ChardinWe cannot wait passively upon the statistical play of events to decide for us which road the world is to take tomorrow. We must positively and ardently take a hand in the game ourselves.
leadership120There are whose who make things happen. There are those who watch things happen. And there are those who wonder what happened.
leadership173Life is like a dog-sled team. If you aren't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
leadership175MontaCraneThere are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, of forbid your children to do it.
leadership182If you want to have an impact, you must be committed to a collision
leadership187RosallynnCarterA leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
leadership204CarlTownsendTo reveal one's heart and to lead from this in love is the highest form of leadership.
leadership237Matt. 20:25-28BibleJesus called them together and said '"You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lorded over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant. And whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave - just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to give his life as a ransom for many."
leadership238and Phil HodgesBlanchard, KenOne of the quickest wasy you can tell the difference between a servant leader and a self-serving leader is how they handle feedback, because one of the biggest fears that self-serving leaders have is to lose their position
leadership272GrouchoMarxOnly one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women.
leadership273TheodoreHesburghThe very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
leadership274JamesCrookA man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
leadership275Lao-TzuA leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.
leadership276Franklin D.RooseveltA good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers.
leadership277JohnMaxwellThe first step to leadership is servanthood.
leadership282Outstanding leaders appeal to the hearts of their followers - not their minds.
leadership283Walter J.LippmannThe final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on.
leadership284MarianAndersonLeadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
leadership285MaxDePreeThe first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
leadership286JamesBaldwinNot everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
leadership314MargaretMeadNever doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world: indeed it's the only thing that ever has.
leadership319John & StassiEldredgeA man's basic sin is his choice to offer strength only in those situations where he knows things will go well - the scariest thing for women is to offer our beauty into situations where we don't known if it will make a difference.- We are afraid. that has been pulled over our eyes to blind us to the truth
leadership335ReggieMcNealAll leaders limp. Leaders become leaders, in part, because they are willing to wrestle with who they are, who they want to become, how they can overcome some deficit in their own lives.They often need to achieve, need to be admired, even loved, need to bring order to some chaos that is within them.
leadership337ReggieMcNealThe Reformation will be completed when the clegy-laity distinction has )in terms of ministry empowerment) finally yields to the biblical doctrine of the universal priesthood of all believers.The work of God will finally return to the whole people of God.
leadership349AlbertSchweitzerThe only ones among you who will be truly happen are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
leadership369AndrewCarnegieThe rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage - he has little competition.
leadership381WilliamWardWe must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead.
leadership382JohnMaxwellPeople do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.
leadership383IsabelLopezBeing a leader who serves is very different from being a servant leader
leadership385JohnMaxell (adapted)The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve the leader, but the number of people served by the leader.
leadership386SuzanneZoglioAs leaders shift their focus to customers and quality, they realize that the old authoritarian leadership style does not work anymore. To achieve quality, service, and rapid response, leaders must utilize all available talent. They must find ways to inspire, involve, and empower employees. They must create a work environment that encourages commitment, innovation, and cooperation. Instead of evaluating, leaders now coach. Instead of doing, they delegate. Instead of telling, they facilitate. No one is expected to boss anyone. Everyone is expected to participate.
leadership387EdwardsDemingThe most valuable "currency" of any organization is the initiative and creativity of its members. Every leader has the solemn moral responsibility to develop these to the maximum in all his people. This is the leader's highest priority.
leadership388JohnUpdikeA leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take on himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erractic quality of leadership.
leadership395EricMcManusWhenever God is involved, the epilogue is not mysterious. God wins.
leadership396CarlTownsendIt is not so much that we live in a post-Christian world; but rather we live in a post-secular world.
leadership398GeorgeOtis, Jr.The greatest breakthrough today is where the Spirit of God comes down and attaches Himself to the broken and humble. It is where God goes when He wants pleasure.
leadership400OswaldChambersWe have to take the first step as if there were no God. It is no use to wait for God to help us. He will not; but immediately we arrise to find He is there.
leadership405ThomasEdisonOpportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
leadership417ReggieMcNealLeadership development that supports apostolic leadership and missional renewal of the church pays attention to four areas of learning: paradigm issues, microskill development, resource development, and pesonal growth.
leadership419MargaretWheatleyIn this historic moment, we live caught in a worldview that no longer works and a new one that seems too bizarre to contemplate.
leadership420P.D.Ouspensk, Russian JournalistWhen on realizes one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.
leadership428JackTaylorThe leader's task is to seek the Kingdom, declare what is found, and then give it away!
leadership435RichardBachLearning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know it just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers
leadership436DwightEisenhowerLeadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." Dwight Eisenhower
leadership437TheodoreHesburghThe very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
leadership438Reaching for the stars requires visionary leadership that employs the art of storytelling to inspire
leadership445R.TownsendA leader is not [1] who loves to run others, but 1 who carries water for his people so they can [do] their jobs
leadership446RickWarrenThe moment you stop learning is the moment you stop leading.
leadership448RobertKennedyOnly those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
leadership450MaxLucadoIf you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.
leadership451(old proverb)Confidence is what you feel before you comprehend the situation.
leadership466JohnMaxwellWe impress people at a distance, we impact them up close.
leadership474RickWarrenWithout oxen,the barn stays clean but you can’t harvest without oxen- Prov14:4 Ministry is messy but NO MESS=NO MINISTRY!
leadership479Rick WarrenYou're never too important to wash dishes, do laundry & change diapers.
leadership483MahatmaGandhiFirst they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.
leadership485PaulSteinbrueckStep up, step down, or step aside.
leadership490GeneMauchYou can't lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself.
leadership492DanRockwellVulnerable leaders live values-driven lives. They courageously speak and act in ways that honestly reflect who they are.
leadership495RobertOrbenTwo kinds of people in this world: Realists & Dreamers.First know where they're going; Second have already been there.
leadership496PeterDruckerThe greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic.
leadership497Inauthentic, needy leaders create walls that make them feel alone and underappreciated.
leadership498RickWarrenTech tools are GREAT but if u spend more time with a screen than face-to-face with members don’t call yourself a PASTOR [or any kind of leader].
leadership499DaleGallowayThe growth & development of people is the highest calling of a leader.
leadership500DanRockwellIf you think you are too small to make a difference, try starting a car without a key.
leadership501RickWarrenGREAT people make others feel great.Small people make others feel small."Encourage each other & build each other up"1Th5:11
leadership512RickWarrenIn ministry,a peaceful heart comes from accepting that God LOVES TO USE people & programs u don’t like or agree with.
leadership514DanielOveyNever be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, and professionals built the Titanic.
leadership523Each day we have another chance to make a difference
leadership525LaoTzuA leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done,... they will say: "We did it ourselves.
leadership530Margaret ChaseSmithConstructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought. -Margaret Chase Smith
leadership532DaveRamseyWhen you have momentum, you look better than you are. When you don't have momentum you are better than you look.
leadership539AndyAndrewsWho decides how long to make the cord before the FIRST bungee jump?
leadership542Leaders reach higher by creating moderate levels of confusion. Confusion fertilizes innovation and creativity.
leadership543RalphNaderYour best teacher is your last mistake.
leadership550Yogi`BerraIf you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
leadership552ThomasPaineWhat we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.
leadership554Charles CNobleYou must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.
leadership556DanRockwellCauses become symptoms - discouragement is both caused by fatigue and then it creates fatigue.
leadership558GrahamCookeWhen Scripture reveals one thing and our lifestyle reveals another, immaturity is the evidence.
leadership559GrahamCookeThere is no breakthrough without follow through
leadership563DanRockwellDo not try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.
leadership565LeonardSweetVictory is a poor adviser. Nations tend to slip on the blood they have shed (W. Schivelbusch) What triumphs today will defeat us tomorrow?
leadership566HenryFordYou can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
leadership568FrancisFrangipaneIf our devotion to our task exceeds our devotion to God, there are times when the Lord Himself will hinder our success.
leadership572IssacNewtonIf I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
leadership575DanRockwellOne of my fatal leadership blunders was underestimating quiet people.
leadership583E.LutzerBetter 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..
leadership585JohnAdamsIf your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more & become more, you are a leader.
leadership610HowardNewtonPeople forget how fast you did a job, but they remember how well you did it.
leadership615RickWarrenYour wisdom, not your age, is what matters in leadership. Age only matters if you're cheese.
leadership618BillyGrahamWhen a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened
leadership620WinstonChurchhillKites rise highest against the wind - not with it
leadership630EmersonThe truest test of civilization is not the census, size of cities, or crops; but the kind of man the country turns out.
leadership633EmmettBrownWhere we're going we don't need roads.
leadership639HelenKellerWhile they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.
leadership644from RebuildOregonYou cannot fundamentally change state government by returning the same people who caused the problem
leadership652RickWarrenDoers need to think more. Thinkers need to do more.
leadership673ArtJonakWhen leading, many will need you to be wrong in order to protect the status quo. Lead anyway.
leadership684HeracitusCharacter is fate.
leadership686ArtJonakEvoke emotion. At some point, if emotions don't kick in, people don't act.
leadership690GrahamCookeGod will often allow an issue to arise that seems too large for us to overcome. This is His way of pushing us to use our favor to its fullest advantage.
leadership713BuckminsterFullerSomething hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary - the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there's a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim tab. It's a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the little individual can be a trim tab. Society thinks it's going right by you, that it's left you altogether. But if you're doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go. So I said, call me Trim Tab
Leadership715LyotaMachida' s FatherWake up early; so your first opponent is yourself.
leadership723HansFinzelLeaders are paid to be dreamers. In fact the higher u go in leadership, the more ur work is about the future.
leadership724Martin LutherKingOur lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter
leadership727DanRockwellUse your power to lift rather than climb
leadership728AlbertEinsteinSetting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the ONLY means
leadership729MarioAndrettiIf everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough
leadership733BenjaminDisraeliThe greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
leadership737DanRockwellThe past is a platform not an anchor.
leadership750BrianHardinActivity for God is not a relationship with God.
leadership752MargaretThatcherIf my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim.
leadership775GarhamCookeIf you want to see things you have never seen before, you must be prepared to do things you have never done before!
leadership785SethGodenGreat leaders create movements by empowering the tribe to communicate.
leadership790GrahamCooke“Leadership with partnership is a powerful paradox. Without creating a sense of togetherness, our leadership can sometimes be overly authoritative to the point of bullying. It never works. It can produce acquiescence, but never wholeness.
leadersip487RickWarrenThe antidotes to the 3 most common traps of leadership are Integrity, Humility & Generosity.
leadeship781DavidBrinkleyA successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
life119Mother TeresaIf a mother can kill her own child, what is left of the West to be destroyed?
life601RicikWarrenCouples with miscarriages never say they lost a "fetus" "God ordained & planned my days before I was born" Psalm139:16
life697RickWarrenOf course a woman has the right to make choices, but none of have the right to kill innocents.It's a baby, not a choice.
listening477RickWarrenTweets are a digital Rorschach test.What u see in them & how u interpret them reveals more about u than the author.John8:43
love631MotherTeresa If you judge people, you have not time to love them.
love692OgMandioTreasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
love693OgMandionLove doesn't sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread: remade all the time, made new. Og Mandino
love722Martin LutherKingI have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
love774CharlesDickensHave a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.
love777RichardRohrWe start being drawn by love instead of being driven by power.
marketing779Marketing Mantra: Rule #1: Make sure your message is simple. Rule #2: See Rule #1.
marriage230ShirleyMacLaineThe best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it.
marriage231RitaRudnerI think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
ministry593At play in the fields of the Lord
miracle478RickWarrenIf God doesnt GIVE you a miracle it is because he wants to MAKE you a miracle for someone else. See 2 Cor.4:7-18
miracles46DutchSheetsOne of the reasons we don't see more miracles is because we don't expect more miracles.
miracles143Do not merely believe in miracles, rely on them.
miracles189AleshaNashI need to know that something amazing can happen.
miracles202DutchSheetsOne of the reasons we don't see more miracles is because we don't expect them.
miracles203FrancisFrangipanePeter never walked on the water. He walked on [in obedience to] the words of Jesus.
miracles513Expectancy is the grounds for miracles.
missions661C.ColumbusI was led by the Holy Spirit to carry the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to undiscovered lands
motivation28DaleCarnegieThere is only one way under high Heaven to get anybody to do anything. Did you ever stop to think of that? Yes, Just one way. And that is by making the other person want to do it. Remember, there is no other way.
motivation623SarahBrownThe only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.
myths165WilliamHockingMyths there must be, since visions of the future must be clothed in them
name179Isaiah 45:3Bible"I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you might know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name"
opportunity256Alexander GrahamBellWhen one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
passion7GeorgeBarnaPeople who are passionate about spiritual matters are difficult for Americans to understand.
passion15A poet was once asked: "If your house was burning and you could save only one thing, what would you save?" The poet answered, "I would save the fire, for without the fire we are nothing."
patience155CarlTownsendPatience is the virtue of kings and fools. What do you take me for?
physics217ScottyI cannot change the laws of physics, Captain, but I can find ye a loophole. --- Scotty on Star Trek
place402JosephCampbellFind a place (inside) where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
place423PaulTournierHe who once had the experience of belonging to place, always finds a place for himself afterwards; whereas he who has been deprived of it, searches everywhere in vain.
politics121These days an education is essential for career success. Unless, of course, you run for Congress.
politics122The chaplains who pray for the US Senate and House or Representatives might speak a word now and then for the taxpayers.
politics128Oregon has the best politicians money can buy.
politics138JayLenoI looked up the word politics in the dictionary and it's really a combination of two words - poly, which means many, and tic, which means blood suckers.
politics325C.S.LewisOnce you have made the world an end and faith a means, you have almost won your man, and it makes very little difference what kind of worldly end he is pursuing.
politics443Alexis de Tocqueville (?)""A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury"
politics454AndrewJacksonIt is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
politics459ColinPowell War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support.
politics473RickWarrenI put NO FAITH in political answers to our deepest problems."Don’t put ur trust in princes,mortal men who cant save"Ps146:3
politics515AndrewStellmanlike diapers, politicians should be changed regularly. for the same reasons.
politics571JamesRobisonSocialism always eventually runs out of other people's money to spend.
politics599John QuincyAdamsIn the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.
politics645RonaldReaganIf we ever forget that we're one natio under God, then we will be a ntion gone under.
politics646RonaldReaganThe taxpayer: that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
politics647RonaldReaganGovernment's view of the economy could be summed up; in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
politics655RussellNewmanIf Christians can be convinced that abortion, homosexuality, & socialism are moral, then liberalism can established an enormous voter base.
politics656RussellNewmanSocialism is not change you can believe in, because it is government-sanctioned theft, against your will.
politics657RussellNewmanVoting Democrat or Republican is meaningless; we must vote for the candidate best aligned to the Judeo-Christian ethic.
politics658BenjaminFranklinWhen the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic
politics659RussellNewmanThe purpose of the Constitution is to protect the people from the government.
politics660ThomasJeffersonThe government is best which governs least
politics662JohnAdamsOur Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
politics663JohnAdamsIt is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.
politics664RussellNewmanJust because the government can make anything legal it doesn't necessarily make it moral.
politics665Ben Franklin warned high salaries for govt offices are best way to attract scoundrels and drive away virtuous men. -The 5000 Year Leap, 66.
politics666RussellNewmanNot only do the liberals endorse immoral values, they are cramming one socialistic policy after another down the throat of the majority
politics667RussellNewmanIf Christians can be convinced that abortion, homosexuality, & socialism are moral, then liberalism can established an enormous voter base.
politics668America was founded on the Judeo- Christian ethic, and we have had blessings unlike any other nation in the world.
politics679CarlTownsendPoliticians are like grocery shopping carts. They make a lot of noise, they're slimy, and they tend to pull to the left.
politics710PatrickHenryIt cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.
politics711SamuelAdamsFirst of all, I ... rely upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins."
politics716George JeanNathanPatriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
politics720PlatoThe price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men
politics749RickWarrenAnytime you give politicians a free hand they put it in your pocket.
politics753ThomasJeffersonResistance to tyranny is obedience to God
politics798TheodoreRooseveltPatriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by he president or any other public official.
politicss596ArtJonakIsn't it time we stopped electing politicians who see themselves as our rulers rather than our employees?
prayer43S. D.GordonYou can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.
prayer44JohnWesleyGod does nothing on the earth except save in answer to believing prayer.
prayer45AndrewMurrayGod's giving is inseparably connected with our asking…
prayer49S. D.GordonPrayer surely does influence God. It does not influence His purpose. It does influence His action.
prayer50RichardFosterWe are working with God to determine the future. Certain things will happen in history if we pray rightly.
prayer51DutchSheetsAfter asking, we tend to sit back and wait on God when He is often waiting on us.
prayer521 Peter 3:12 NIVBiblleFor the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
prayer54JimWallisWe must no longer see prayer as preparation for action. Prayer must be understood as action itself, a way of responding, a potent spiritual weapon to be used in spiritual warfare against the most powerful forces in the world. Prayer is not undertaken instead of other actions, but as a foundation for all the rest of the actions we take.
prayer55DutchSheetsWe don't wait well. We're into microwaving. God, on the other hand, is usually into marinating.
prayer56Phil. 4:6 NIVBibleDo not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
prayer57EdSilvosoAs soon as a city is saturated with prayer cells, and Christians begin to pray for the felt needs of the lost, God surprises them with almost immediate answers to prayer. In fact, prayer for the felt needs of that one-hundredth sheep is the spiritual equivalent of dialing 911.
prayer58EdSilvosoThe best way to pray intelligently for the unsaved, and especially those in authority, is to get to know them and to maintain contact with them in order to pray for their felt needs.
prayer59Mark 11:24 NIVBibleTherefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
prayer61James 5:16b NIVThe prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
prayer62EvelynChristensonWe must be very careful not to substitute the means for the end. Our means - our ministry - should become the stepping stones, the open doors, for actual evangelizing.... Prayer is a very important means in the salvation process.
prayer63DavidBryantRevival praying, biblically understood, is the highest form of spiritual warfare, because when God answers, revival leads the church into powerful new advances in fulfilling the Great Commision.
prayer65BobBecketIt is said that during the Desert Storm operation Hussein would tune into CNN to see if his Scud missiles hit their targets. Our forces uses smart bombs to specified targets. We have had too much Scud missile praying in our churches. We need more smart bomb praying.
prayer66GeorgeOtisAfter the federal building in Oklahoma City was bombed, a company with demolition expertise was brought in to bring the rest of the building down. The top man, a Christian, told an interviewer an interesting statement. "The amount of explosive we use is not the most important issue," he said. "The most important issue is where to place the explosives." The same is true in spiritual warfare praying. The issue is not so much how much prayer, but how strategic we can make the prayer. More knowledge - either by research or revelation, enables more effective prayer.
prayer67C. PeterWagnerI would further imagine that if I came to your church on a given Sunday morning and said to the congregation, "Let's spend the next 10 minutes in hearing testimonies of answered prayer for individuals here in the church," filling time would be no problem. The same would go for answered prayers for families, and prayers for the pastors and the church. If I asked for answered prayers for the community, however, most churches would have a hard time filling even 2 minutes, never mind 10. Many would admit they have been praying for their community for 10 years and it is worse now than it was 10 years ago.
prayer68Rev. 8:3-5 NIVBibleAnother angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel's hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
prayer234As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools.
prayer347PaulBillheimerAny church without a well-organized and systematic prayer program is simpley operating a religious treadmill.
prayer348WesleyGod does nothing but in answer to prayer.
prayer350OswaldChambersWhen you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you z very precious message for someone else when you get into the light.
prayer351OswaldChambersSometimes God puts us through the disciplines of darkness to teach us to heed Him. Song birds are taught to sing in the dark, and then we are put into the shadow of God's hand unteil we learn to hear Him.
prayer366The angel fetched Peter out of prison, but it was prayer that fetched the angel.
prayer373OswaldChambersPrayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.
prayer444MaxLucadoDon't think God is listening to your prayers? Indeed he is. But he may have higher plans.
prayer467WillarWinkHistory belongs to the intercessors.
prayer480RickWarrenMuch prayer=much power. Little prayer=little power. No prayer=no power.
prayer528MaxLucadoThe purpose of prayer is not to change God but to change us.
prayer5771Thess5.16.ASVBibleRejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks;
prayer634Mark 11:24 NLTBibleI tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you've received it, it will be yours.
prayer643ReinholdNiebuhrHumor is a prelude to faith, and laughter is the beginning of prayer.
prayer677RickWarrenNeither the length nor eloquence of your prayers causes God to answer.God responds to faith.See Mark 11:24
prayer703F.B. MeyerThe greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.
prayer718HelenKellerIt is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks.
prayer721He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has heaven and earth at his disposal
prayer734The cure for fear is Faith. Life could be so simple if we'd all just learn to pray. (quoted on @Tenley Molzhan)
prayer735EMBoundsThe real and obvious test of a genuine work of God is the prevalence of the Spirit of Prayer.
prayer756He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has heaven and earth at his disposal.
prayer757He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has heaven and earth at his disposal.
prayer770BillJohnsonYou can’t go in faith where you haven’t gone in intimacy.
prayer783E.M.BoundsTalking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still." - E.M. Bounds
prayer805GrahamCookeWe are called to pray not condemn.
prayer809When God gives you a promise, you can pray into it and it is a done deal. See the Model Prayer in the Gospels that Jesus gave his disiples. It is already done in the heavelies. Your job is to pray it on earth, to take authority on it. Same with a covenant that God gives you. If you have done your part and pray into it, it is done..
prayer813GrahamCookeFavor is promise, inheritance, identity, and destiny all coming together in one place.
preaching470RickWarrenPreaching is the task of starting with what people WANT then helping them move to what they really NEED.
preaching476RickWarren"Sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness" Pr.16:21 ESV You are never persuasive when abrasive. Preaching advice.
problem solving75AbrahamMaslowIf the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
problem solving126AshleighBrilliantIt would help in attacking my problems if I knew the location of their weakest point
prophecy447RickWarrenTrue prophets dont want to be prophets.You aren't one until someone wants you dead or in jail. Being angry doesnt make you one.
prophecy561GrahamCookeProphecy opens up a pathway between the actual and the potential. True friends live in that space for each other, because while they can see who we are right now, they also know who we are becoming.
prophecy792GrahamCookePeople come seeking prophecy because they don’t know God’s will and they want a shortcut to help find it. A prophecy cannot accomplish that. Instead we need to work to reestablish and restore the dignity of their relationship with God. Christians must learn to wait on God for relationship, not guidance. If we seek His face first, everything else will fall into place.
prophecy794GrahamCookeEvery one of us in the church has the capacity to prophesy. We can be a prophetic statement of what the Kingdom of Heaven is– showing people what Christ is really like–by our lifestyle, our actions, our thoughts and our identity. We’re a prophetic voice of who God is, how He speaks, and what He’s doing on the earth. We cannot help but be prophetic; it is in our very bones. It is who God made us to be.
prophecy804GrahamCookeGod is more interested in creatinve collaborative prophetic communities that He is in birthing a new generation of prophetic superstars
prophecy808GrahamCookeThe key word in prophecdy is always edify.
prophet811GrahamCookeHistorically, the biggest failure of the prophetic has been the lack of love in prophets' heart.
purpose1BilboBaginsIt's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.
purpose87TheodorBovetAll living things have this in common: They begin to live as an organism at a very definite moment, they develop according to a very definite plan, acting and reacting to their environment, and finally as an organism they vanish. The permanent factor in this process… is not the matter out of which the organism is made; for this changes constantly during life, as is well known. Far more characteristic of a particular organism and the constant factor in its life is the plan according to which it is formed and evolves - is its time-phase (zeitgestalt)…Each living being has its own time formation.
purpose140We've got to make this stuff we're lost in look as much like home as possible.
purpose158You may now log in to life. Password:
purpose177Life is an empty canvas. Others may color or shade it, but your hand holds the brush that paints the picture of your life.
purpose185CarlTownsendUnlike any other being, Man carries a deep yearning for something long lost. There is a passionate sense of adventure to discover what this is that was lost.
purpose208Eph1:11-12 The MessageBibleIt's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.
purpose209GeorgeBarnaThe absolute goal of ministry is to glorify God.
purpose225God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
purpose239WaltDisneyWe are in the happiness business-we make magic.
purpose246ErwinMcManusA rhino can run thrity miles an hour. A rhino, however, can only see thirty feet ahead. What's at thirty-one feet, however, doesn't make any difference.
purpose293JimmyCarterI have one life and one chance to make it count for something . . . I'm free to choose what that something is, and the something I've chosen is my faith. Now, my faith goes beyond theology and religion and requires considerable work and effort. My faith demands -- this is not optional -- my faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.
purpose294SorenKierkegaardWhere am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here? What is this thing called the world? How did I come into the world? Why was I not consulted? And If I am compelled to take part in it, Where is the director? I want to see him.
purpose305CarlTownsendThey say there are two important days in a your life: the day your were born, and the day you find out why you were born.
purpose310TheodoreEppLive as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is coming back tomorrow
purpose338ChestertonWith every step of our lives we enter into the middle of some story which we are certain to misunderstand.
purpose339JohnEldredgeThe world has lost its story. How that happened is quite a story as well.
purpose354Man's chief end is to gloriy God and to enjoy Him forever.
purpose390KennethHildebrandStrong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes; lesser ones exist on wishes and inclinations.
purpose439Psalm 37:4-5BibleDelight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust him and he will do this
purpose453ThomasKempisLife without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing; every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught!'
purpose455RobertMcCrackenDeliberately to pursue happiness is not the surest way of achieving it. Seek it for its own sake and I doubt whether you will find it.
purpose456WayneDyer When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
purpose457GeorgeCarlin I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.
purpose458DaleCarnegieOur purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
purpose460BillySunday More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
purpose461ChristopherColumbus I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvelous Presence.
purpose462ChristopherColumbus But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.
purpose465(bumper sticker)I just saw a bumper sticker that said, "Wag more. Bark less." Love it!
purpose468Blanchard & PealeNice guys may appear to finish last, but usually they are running in a different race.
purpose481AlbertEinsteinThere are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
purpose482AlbertEllisThe best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
purpose484MaxLucadoNo one is useless to God. No one.
purpose491MaxLucadoWe are significant, not because of what we do, but because of whose we are.
purpose502LenSweetLife is not a do-it-yourself project.
purpose503LenSweetIf Hans Christian Anderson were writing today, not "The Emperor has No Clothes" but "The Clothes Have No Emperor!
purpose504C.S.LewisThe real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
purpose505C.S.LewisWe were promised sufferings, they were part of the program. We were even told, "Blessed Are They That Mourn
purpose506C.S.LewisThere are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal
purpose508C.S.LewisGod made a better story. But it's a long story with a complicated plot & we're not very attentive readers
purpose509C.S.LewisIf I have a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the explanation is-I was made for another world.
purpose520StevenCoveyLive out of your imagination, not your history. Stephen
purpose524C.S.LewisThe question is not,"Can someone lead a good life without Christianity?" The question is, "Can I?"
purpose526CondoleezaRiceSometimes your passion finds you instead of the other way around.
purpose534DanRockwellThe race is won or lost in the mountains on the problem of distraction.
purpose535MaxLucadoGod hasn't given up on you. He hasn't turned away. He believes in you.
purpose537RLStevensonDon't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant’
purpose551AlanCohenSometimes when things seem to be going wrong, they are going right for reasons you are yet to understand.
purpose557DaleCarnegiePeople rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing,
purpose564MaxLucadoNo struggle will come your way apart from God's purpose, presence, and permission
purpose573MichaelHyattIf you don’t have a plan for your time, someone else does. The first one to claim it wins!
purpose590HunterLigonDone moving out on the edge. Where to live now?
purpose595CarlTownsendWhen God removes someone don't question the decision, another connection is coming!
purpose603BillHybelsAt the end of days, God is the one who is either going to say well done or 'What was up with that?'"
purpose605Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future
purpose607C.S.LewisIf I have a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the explanation is-I was made for another world.
purpose614TozerThe purpose of Christ's redeeming work was to make it possible for bad men to become good -deeply,radically&finally.
purpose616MikeClarkEnthusiasm literally means "In God" = En Theo = With Christ we find the vigor for life
purpose635MaxLucadoGod will use whatever he wants to display his glory. Heaven and stars. History and nations. People and problems.
purpose651RickWarrenConsider this: Your life is only as strong as your weakest commitment.
purpose680C.S.LewisWe are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased
purpose691JimRohnIt is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
purpose694LiseSarazinYesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, To-day is a gift... That`s why it`s called the present!
purpose706RosarioDawson (and others)If you want to make God laugh, just make a plan.
purpose738LilyTomlinI always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.
purpose778JBSmithWhen we join our story to God's, ... in which our good and beautiful God gets the last word, everything begins to make sense.
purpose787JohnEldredgeI am here to tell you that you can get your heart back. But I need to warn're going to have to fight for it
purpose.613RickWarrenWhen you settle the WHY of your lifework, God will show you HOW. He's far more concerned with your motive than method.
relationships587HenryWinklerAssumptions are the termites of relationships.
relationships670To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may just be their world
relationships771HelenKellerThe best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
religion257LeonLedermanPhysics isn't a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money.
research64HaroldCaballerosWhat an Xray is to a physician, spiritual mapping is to the intercessors.
research69Dr. JamesMontgomeryWhen we shared data from our research in San Jose with about 100 pastors, responses ranged from 'Shocking' to 'I was crushed,' to 'I fell on my face in prayer,' to 'I had no idea of the size of the mission field right here.'
research71BillBrightEffective citywide evangelism is based first on effective prayer and partnership. I would suggest that good information is needed to pray effectively and to develop strong cooperative efforts. Let me ask you! How well do you know your city?
research73Hosea 4:6aMy people are destroyed for lack of knowledge
research74Prov. 13:10 LBBibleWhat a shame - yes, how stupid - to decide before knowing the facts.
research125AshlelighBrilliant43% of all statistics are wrong.
research142Always draw your curves, then plot the data.
research150Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lamp posts -- for support rather than illumination.
risk730CSLewisThere are times when something needs to be done & yet we know that if we step up & do this needful thing, we will pay a heavy personal price
romance90St. AugustineLove God and sin bravely.
romance178JeanneMoreauAge does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
romance191MotherTeresaWe can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
romance260Eldredge, John/Curtis, BrentThe heart does not respond to principles and programs; it seeks not efficiency, but passion.
romance262Curtis, BrentEldredge, John andEvery woman is in some way searching for or running from her beauty and every man is looking for or avoiding his strength.
romance263Curtis, BrentEldredge, John andWe are faced with a decision that grows wih urgency each passing day: Will we leave our small stories behind and venture forth to follow our Beloved into the Sacred Romance? The choice to become a pilgrim of the heart can happen any day and we can begin our journey from any place.
romance266RoyCroftI love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you.
romance267HelenKellerThe best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
romance268Antoine de Saint-ExupenyLife has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
romance269Eldredge, Jon/Curtis, BrentFor centuries prior to our modern era, the church viewed the gospel as a romance, a cosmic drama whose themes permeated our own stories and drew together all the random scenes in a redemptive wholeness. But our rationalistic approach to life, which has dominated Western culture for hundreds of years, has stripped us of that, leaving a faith that is barely more than mere fact telling. Modern evangelicalism reads like an IRS 1040 form: It's true, all the data is there, but it doesn't take your breath away.
romance270RobertHerrickNo man at one time can be wise and love. - Robert Herrick
romance271Marguerite De ValoisLove works miracle every day: such as weakening the strong, and strengthening the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favoring the passions, destroying reason, and, in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
romance278Mother TeresaThere is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
romance279Teilhard de ChardinThe day will come when, after harnessing the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of Love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
romance280Mother TeresaWe can do no great things; only small things with great love.
romance281The worst prison would be a closed heart.
romance288I Corinthians 13:4-8BibleLove is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
romance289JessamynWestA religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.
romance298Ps. 45:11. the MessageBibleBe here - the king is wild for you. Since he's your lord, adore him.
romance304JohnEldredgeThere is a war going on. And the Enemy has stolen our hearts. We wake, if we wake at all, to the romance and mystery the Enemy has stolen.
romance315John & StassiEldredgeEvery woman in her heart of hearts longs for three things: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in the great adventure, and to unveil beauty.
romance316John & StassiEldredgeMankind is like a king or queen in exile, and we cannot be happy until we have recovered our true state.
romance317John & StassiEldredgeEvery woman has a beauty to unveil. Every woman. Because she bears the image of God.
romance318John & StassiEldredgeA woman becomes beautiful when she knows she is loved.
romance322TomTurnerLove like you're never going to get hurt; dance like nobody's looking
romance336ReggieMcNealIn the area of love, it is tough to lead others where you have not been. The capacity to love, in huge part, depends on your having been loved.
romance341Douglas JohnHallGod's problem is not that God is not able to do certain things. God's problem is that God loves. Love complicates the life of God as it complicates every life.
romance353Henry WardBeecherI never knew how to worship, until I knew how to love.
romance355OswaldChambersWe have all had times on the mount when we have seen things from God's standpoint and have wanted to stay there; but God will never allow us to stay there. The test of our spiritual life is the power to descent; if we have power to rise only, something is wrong.
romance367WillaCatherWhere there is great love there are always miracles.
romance380JohnEldredgeIntimacy with God is the purpose of our lives. It's why God created us. Not simply to believe in him, though that is a good beginning. . . God created us for intimate fellowship with himself, and in doing so he established the goal for our existance - to know him, love him, and live our lives in an intimate relationship with him.
romance412A.W.PineroThose who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
romance416God is a reckless lover.
romance421ShakespeareThere is nothing lost that may be found if sought.
romance424Antoine De Sant-ExuperyIt is with the heart that one sees rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
romance425CarlTownsendTo reveal one's heart and to lead from this in love is the highest form of leadership.
romance449MaxLucadoAllow God's love to change the way you look at you.
romance452RickWarrenThe reason LOVE IS GREATER than faith & hope(1Cor13:13)is because you wont need faith&hope in heaven.But we'll love forever!
romance507C.S.LewisTo love is to be vulnerable. The only place outside Heaven where you can be safe from the dangers of love is Hell.
romance553GeorgeThe love of our neighbor is the only door out of the dungeon of self.
romance576ThomasAquinasHow can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God
romance579RickAtchleyPeople do not stop laughing because they get old; they get old because they stop laughing. So chuckle away today.
romance584TennesseeWilliamsA prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.
romance589C.S.LewisThe hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and His compulsion is our liberation
romance591SheilaWalshI believe that if even for a moment we began to grasp how outrageously we are loved by God it would change everything.
romance592Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal
romance594RayBradbury"At play in the fields of the Lord." (Summing up his SciFi writing career of his prophetic books. He says he didn't write any of them..)
romance600MaxLucadoGod will not let you go. He has handcuffed himself to you in love. And he owns the only key.
romance602When I was young, a wise man told me that a woman’s beauty is directly proportional to how well loved she is.
romance714The bride, from Leap Year (2010)May you never steal, lie, or cheat, but if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows, and if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life, and if you must cheat, then please cheat death because I couldn't live a day without you. Cheers!
romance754BreadIf a picture paints a thousand words, then why can’t I paint you?
science fiction127Reality is for people who can't face science fiction.
seeing213Do you want to see? (Morpheus asks of Neo)
servant leadership708DeanShermanWas Jesus' glory greater on the mountain where it was manifested, or in the valley when he was serving people. The glory was not in a place, it was in the man and the man is in YOU (Col.1:27). We need to go up the mountain often, but we also need to come down to meet need with confidence just as often.
servant leadership712RickWarrenWhen everyone wants to be a leader, you get conflict,not progress but a church full of servants will have unity & growth.
servant leadership719Martin LutherKingI don’t want to be the Good Samaritan. I want to put street lights on the Jericho Road. I want to clean the road up. I want to create a city of peace, goodwill, and love.
servant leadership739DanRockwellServing is living, living is serving.
servant leadership791GrahamCookeIt’s important to break down the barriers of leadership. If you’re in this thing because you want title, status and position then you’re in it for the wrong reason. It’s not about superior and subordinate. It’s not about master and servant. It’s about people connecting. I don’t need to reinforce my title or status or position. I just need to use my influence to empower people to take a step up in their own life.
sin136GhandiSeven deadly sins: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, business without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle.
spiritual gifts522EleanorPowellWhat we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
spiritual warfare60EdSilvosoThe Church in the West today presents too easy a target for Satan. We do not believe we are at war. We do not know where the battleground is located, and, in spite of our weapons, they are neither loaded nor aimed at the right target. We are unaware of how vulnerable we are. We are better fitted for a parade that for an amphibious landing.
spiritual warfare78PogoWe have met the enemy and they are us.
spiritual warfare201J.R.R.TolkienTheoden: I will not risk open war! Aragorn: Open war is upon you whether you risk it or not.
spiritual warfare215JohnEldredgeThree eternal truths: things are not what they seem, the world is at war, and each of us has a crucial role to play.
spiritual warfare216JohnEldredgeThe story of your life is the story of a long and brutal assault on your heart by the one who knows what you could be and fears it.
spiritual warfare226TomWhiteSatan builds his strongholds in the shadows of our strengths.
spiritual warfare299John Eldredge's nine-year old sonEvery man is a warrior inside. But the choice to fight is his own.
spiritual warfare343BlaineEldridgeEvery man is a warrior inside. But the choice to fight is his own.
spiritual warfare356OswaldChambersIf we are going to made into wine, we will have to be crushed; you cannot drink grapes.
spiritual warfare379RobertMoffatWe have all eternity to celebrate our victories, but only one short hour before sunset in which to win them.
spiritual warfare569FrancisFrangipaneOne reason the devil is called the dragon in the Bible is because he knows how to make difficult circumstances drag on.
spiritual warfare580ChuckColsonEvery general knows that the first rule of warfare is, "Know your enemy" And knowing your enemy demands that you name your enemy.
spiritual warfare611Hebrews1:14BibleAre not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
spiritual warfare627MotherTeresaI know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much.
spiritual warfare650WinstonChurchhillYou have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
spiritual warfare740SmithWigglesworthIf you knew the value of trials, you would praise God for them more than for anything.
spiritual warfare742VivianGreeneLife is not about waiting for the storms to's about learning to dance in the rain.
spiritual warfare758Every general knows that the first rule of warfare is, "Know your enemy" And knowing your enemy demands that you name your enemy.
spiritual warfare759One reason the devil is called the dragon in the Bible is because he knows how to make difficult circumstances drag on.
spiritual warfare760You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life
spiritual warfare761The story of your life is the story of a long and brutal assault on your heart by the one who knows what you could be and fears it
spiritual warfare762You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life
spiritual warfare767You don't just have a dream to believe,places to go,people to see,a woman or man to love,an adventure to live,you also have battles to fight
spiritual warfare768Reason: Iraq has oil, Rwanda doesn't….My point is,You are under attack because you have a lot to offer,if not nobody wld chase you
spiritual warfare782CharlesSpurgeonThe Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction
spiritual warfare796GrahamCookeLook for God’s possibilities; seeing every negative as a positive in disguise.
spiritual warfare797JohnEldredgeA man's basic sin is his choice to offer strength only in those situations where he knows things will go well - the scariest thing for women is to offer our beauty into situations where we don't known if it will make a difference.- We are afraid.
spiritual warfare806Daniel 11:32BibleThey that know their God shall be strong and do exploits.
stewardship295JeremyRifkinNow all of Christianity is agreeing that they were wrong about something so basic as God's first instruction to the human race on how people should behave and act here in the earthly world. They are saying they were wrong for two thousand years and that now dominion has to be redefined in terms of stewardship. This is a revolution, a theological revolution. It's a profound transformation.
stewardship471RickWarrenIf God tells you to give something away & you're unwilling to let it go, you don't own that item - it OWNS YOU.
stories672LeonardSweetWe're fighting a new kind of war: a Story War. Who ultimately wins? The one who out-narrates the opposition, who tells the better story
success221SusanTatTwo rules to success in life: 1. Don't tell people everything you know.
success265Nelson at PixarYou have to hnor failure because failure is just the negative space around success
success538 All success involves some level of risk. If you're to afraid of risk you're also too afraid to succeed.
success683JoeGirardThe elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs one step at a time.
taxes124Capital punishment is when the government taxes you to get capital so that it can go into business in competition with you, and then taxes your profit so it can pay its losses.
taxes139EverettDirksonA billion here, a billion there -- pretty soon it adds up to real money!
taxes156The feudal serfs paid about half as much of their income to their king as the modern American pays to his government.
technology112Technology marches on ... over you or through you, take your choice.
technology132Arthur C.ClarkeAny sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
transformation397GeorgeOtis, Jr.The greatest breakthrough today is where the Spirit of God comes down and attaches Himself to the broken and humble. It is where God goes when H wants pleasure.
transformation434Tielhard de ChardinThe day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
transformation801GrahamCookeTo ensure transformation we must impact people with the voices of the Kingdom. People need to hear about who they are in Jesus. They need to understand how the Father sees them. They must be taught to live by those voices that proclaim good news to their hearts.
trust79Rom. 15:13BibleMay the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit
unemployment755RobertTheobald, futuristMy goal is to create a situation of full unemployment--a world in which people do not have to hold a job. And I believe that this kind of world can actually be achieved.
values33RobertBundyIf there are no common values, there can be no image of the future.
values326GordonHinckley“Be respectful of the opinions and feelings of other people. Recognize their virtues; don’t look for their faults. Look for their strengths and their virtues, and you will find strength and virtues that will be helpful in your own life.
vision4Habakkuk 2:3 NIVBibleFor the revelation [vision] awaits an appointed time,it speaks [as to kindle a fire] of the end.Though it linger, wait for will certainly come and will not delay.
vision5HellenKellerWhat could be worse than being born without sight? Being born with sight and no vision.
vision6Uber Morlock in Movie: The Time MachineWe all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.
vision8Chinese ProverbIf your vision is for a year, plant wheat. If your vision is for a decade, plant trees. If your vision is for a lifetime, plant people.
vision10GeorgeBarnaIndividuals and churches that are content to operate solely on the basis of their mission in life generally flounder because their perspective is too broad, too ill-defined. Those that focus on their vision as marching orders have a much higher chance of success because they establish more realistic priorities and because they are more likely to be people-centered.
vision11C. PeterWagnerFor reasons I do not fully understand, some power is released through setting positive goals that would otherwise remain dormant.
vision12Soon after the completion of Disney World someone said, "Isn't it too bad that Walt Disney didn't live to see this!" Mike Vance, creative director of Disney Studios replied. "He did see it - that's why it's here."
vision13RobertKennedyThe future does not belong to those who are content with today… Rather, it will belong to those who can blend vision, reason, and courage in a personal commitment.
vision16RobertGreenleafNot much happens without a dream. And for something great to happen, there must be a great dream. Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams
vision17ThomasWatsonI think there is a world market for about five computers.
vision18MichaelBlakeIf you stay committed, your dreams can come true. I left home at 17 and had nothing but rejections for 25 years. I wrote more than 20 screen plays.
vision20Hebrews 11:15BibleIf they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out they would have had opportunity to return. But as it was, they desired a better country.
vision22RobertBundyMen and women do not posses visions of the future. They are possesed by them.
vision23Habakkuk 2bAnd the Lord said to me, "Write my vision on a billboard, large and clear, so that anyone can read it while running and rush to tell others."
vision29GeorgeBarnaThe absolute goal of vision for ministry is to glorify God.
vision31In Alice in Wonderland, Alice gets to a fork in the road and she asks the cat. "Which way do I go?" "Where are you going?," asks the cat. "I don't know." "Then it really doesn't make any difference," replies the cat.
vision32The Church is, by definition, open to all. A vision statement always focuses, and therefore excludes. There will always, then, be some fallout. Some people will always react to forming a vision statement because of the exclusion sense.
vision34GeorgeBarnaTrue visionaries are never lukewarm.
vision40JohnSchaarThe future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created - created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found, but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.
vision84Frederick L.PolakTell me what your vision of the future and I will tell you what you are.
vision86JohnSchaarThe future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created - created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and destination.
vision114ArnoldSchwarzeneggerIt all comes from the mind. I've seen the most incredible success stories…because a person had a dream and it was so powerful no one could touch it. He'd feel it, believe it, think about it all day and night. That would inspire him to do things necessary to get the results he wanted.
vision151Winnie the PoohThe pilot light is out on my flame of ambition.
vision172WinstonChurchillThe empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
vision176DougLarsonSome of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
vision181GeorgeBarnaGod does not place timetables on how quickly He expects us to capture his vision. In fact, He may take more pleasure in our attempt to know His mind than in our eventual ability to capture that insight. The key is that we develop a life-style characterized by the vision-capturing process- that is a life in which He is preeminent, in which our desires are to know and please Him and our activities center around our relationship with Him."
vision186FrancisCrickThe major credit I think Jim and I deserve is for selecting the right problem and sticking to it. It's true that by blundering about we stumbled on gold, but the fact remains that we were looking for gold.
vision193KarenFordPeople will never attain what they cannot see themselves doing.
vision194William, PsychologistJamesThat which holds our attention determines our action.
vision195Henry DavidThoreauMany an object is not seen, though it falls within the range of our visual ray, because it does not come within the range of our intellectual ray
vision197JimCollins, Jerry PorrasPeople need BHAGs - big hairy audacious goals
vision229ChristopherReeveI have never been disabled in my dreams.
vision236ElanorRooseveltThe future belongs to those who believe in their dream.
vision247JosephBartman?When we see God's vision, we can see the future.
vision248JosephBartman?When we connect with God's vision, everything looks different.
vision255RobertKennedySome men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say "Why not?"
vision287TheodoreHesburghThe very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision.
vision292CarlJungYour vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
vision324Antoine de Saint-ExuperyIf you want to build a ship, don’t summon people to buy wood, prepare tools, distribute jobs and organise the work; teach people the yearning for the wide, boundless ocean
vision328StephenCoveyThe power of transcendent vision is greater than the power of the scripting deep inside the human personality and it subordinates it, submerges it, until the whole personality is reorganized in the accomplishment of that vision.
vision329Christine and TomSineOne of the reasons that our faith has so little impact is that it isn't connected to God's "transcendent vision."
vision345WilliamYoungParadigms power perception and perceptions power emotions. Most emotions are responses to perceptions - what you think about a given situation. If your perception is false, then your emotional response to it will be false, too.
vision352Mark 10:27BibleAll things are possible with God.
vision362OswaldChambersWe always have visions, before a thing is made real. When we realize that although the vision is real, it is not real in us, then is the time that Satan comes in with his temptations, and we are apt to say that it is no use to go on. Instead of the vision becoming real, there has come the valley of humiliation.
vision363OswaldChambersGod gives us the vision, then He takes us down to the valley to batter us into the shape of the vision, and it is in the valley that so many of us faint and give way. Every vision will be made real if we will have patience. Think of the enormous leisure of God! He is never in a hurry.
vision364OswaldChambersThe vision is not a castle in the air, but a vision of what God wants you to be. Let Him put you on His wheel and whirl you as He likes, and as sure as God is God and you are you, you will turn out exactly in accordance with the vision. Don’t lose heart in the process. If you ever had the vision of God, you may try as you like to be satisfied on a lower level, but God will never let you.
vision392AndyStanleyVision evokes emotion. There is no such thing as an emotionless vision.
vision393AndyStanleyVisions are born in the soul of a man or woman who is consumed with the tension between what is and what could be.
vision394CarlTownsendA vision begins as a burden.
vision399StephenCoveyThe power of transcendent vision is greater than the power of the scripting deep inside the human personality and it subordinates it [the scripting], submerges it, until the whole personality is reorganized in the accomplishment of that vision.
vision403JosephCampbellIf you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path.
vision430StephenCoveyThe power of transcendent vision is great that the power of the scripting deep inside the human personality and it subordinates [the scripting]. Submerges it, until the whole personality is reorganized in the accomplishment of that vision.
vision440I believe that God has planted a dream in you, He wouldn't want you to abandon it out of fear, lack of trying, or any other reason for that matter.
vision486PaulSteinbrueckVision-driven goals can’t be achieved using current methods, current resources and current skill sets.
vision531Just as I dream it, so I will achieve it
vision540DanielDeckerOnly those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
vision544KarenKeeneySuccess begins in your head, but real vision begins in your heart.
vision545MarkTwainMost men die at 27 and are buried at 72.
vision546DonHudsonThe problem is that the dreams inside are too risky, too dangerous, and leave us vulnerable. So we kill them.
vision547JoelBarkerLook for your new paradigms on the edge. Paradigm pioneers must be very courageous with faith.
vision548JoelBarkerA study was made of great cities [churches], and each also carried a great vision. The questions was: which came first, the great city [church] or great vision? In each case, the vision came first.
vision560GrahamCookeGod never gets disillusioned with us; He never had any illusions about is in the first place!
vision586CoveyLive out of your imagination, not your history.
vision598DanRockwellSpeaking to hearts opens people's heads.
vision609C.S.LewisAll mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be.
vision624The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible
vision637C.F.KetteringNothing ever built rose to touch the skies unless some one dreamed that it should, believed that it could,and willed that it must
vision638BlaisePascalYou should always keep something beautiful in your mind."
vision669JosephMonks, Blind Film DirectorBlindness may take your sight, but it cannot steal your vision. (
vision671Isaiah 43:19 NCVLook at the new thing I am going to do.It is already happening. Don’t you see it?I will make a road in the desertand rivers in the dry land.
vision685RickWarrenSome things must be believed BEFORE you can see them. Ask any architect, artist, entrepreneur, or athlete.
vision696OrrinWoodwardMany will state their dream; some will determine its cost; few will pay its price."
vision725ChrisBroganYou can live your dreams or concoct elaborate excuses as to why you can't. Both take effort and belief.
vision751BillCosbyEvery closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.
vision766When it comes to the matters of ur dream,the only opinion that matters is God's and yours
vision769StevenPressfieldA child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.
vision772AnneDillardYou've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
vision773HaddonRobinsonYou are given a situation. What you are determines what you see; what you see determines what you do.
vision784MarcelProustThe real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
vision795GrahamCookeGod wants to give you the power of creative thinking, imagination, vision, dreaming, seeing, and acting because that is how He works all the time. He is the Creator, and all of those things have to be in you otherwise your story doesn't make sense, and your journey can't go in the direction it is supposed to go in.
vision807Ephesians 1:13BibleI pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of His glory of His ineritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.
vision810PauloCoelhoImpossible is just an opinion
visioning307JimHorslWhen your memories exceed your dreams you're headed for the grave.
vixion717AlbertEinsteinIn the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
wandering220J.R.R.Tolkein... Not all those who wander are lost. -- J.R.R Tolkein (The Fellowship of the Ring)
war219General Douglas MacArthurWe are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction
web design642They say the first bite is taken with the eye. (on using images on your pages.)
winning131AshleighBrilliantTo be sure of winning, invent your own game. Don't tell anyone the rules.
wisdom649MaxLucadoKnowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad
women163RobertFrostA mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool out of him in twenty minutes.
women170HomerThe women of Greece count their age from the marriage, not from their birth.
women171O.HenryIt takes a man a lifetime to find out about one particular woman; but if he puts in, say ten years, industrious and curious, he can acquire the general rudiments of the sex.
women250JohnErskineThere's a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me.
women306JohnEldredgeHer vulnerability is one of the most powerful invitations of a woman
women629RobReinerTo Rob Reiner: Ever make a movie in which the man ha it all figured out? Rob: No, because they never have it figured out. We're running around like idots until we find a good woman who can tell us what to do.
women681A woman has the last word in any argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument. . .
women682H.G.WellsShe stuck to me so sturdily that in the end I stuck to myself." HG Wells' tribute to his wife Jane
wonder360Gregory the GreatAll men wonder to see water turned to wine. Every day the earth's moisture, being drawn to the vine, is turned by the grape into wine, and no man wonders.
writing157What no spouse of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out the window.
writing168There was once a young man who desired to become a "great writer." Asked to define "great," he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!" He now works for Microsoft, writing error messages.
writing252WilsonMiznerWhen you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research.
writing510C.S.LewisWhat we want is not more books about Christianity, but more books by Christians on other subjects
writing519RickWarrenLike great preaching, great writing must come from your heart if it is to touch & transform the hearts of others.
writing776BenjaminFranklinEither write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

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