Here was a man eighty-five years old! And he is asking for a mountain!
– The Bumps Are What You Climb On: Encouragement for Difficult Days, Warren W. Wiersbe, Kindle Edition, page 148
…the very ability to change is a golden treasure, a gift from God of such fabulous worth as to call for constant thanksgiving. For human beings the whole possibility of redemption lies in their ability to change.
– Knowledge Of The Holy, A.W. Tozer, Page 36
Character implies that the inside (the real us) and the outside (how we act and appear) agree.
– The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask About Christianity, Alex McFarland, page 53
It is relatively easy to do the right thing, the demanding thing, when all is going well, but the real measure of a person’s character is his behavior when things are going badly.
– Overcoming Life’s Disappointments, Harold S. Kushner, page 22
The strength of a man is in proportion to the feelings which he curbs and subdues, and not which subdue him. The man who receives a flagrant insult, and answers quietly; the man who bears a hopeless daily trial, and remains silent; the man who with strong passions remains chaste, or with a quick sense of injustice can refrain himself and remain calm—these are strong men…
– John The Baptist, F. B. Meyer, page 21
“Ah,” the Master seems to say, “Heaven judges, not by a passing mood, but by the general tenor and trend of a man’s life; not by the expression of a doubt, caused by accidents which may be explained, but by the soul of man within him, which is as much deeper than the emotions as the heart of the ocean is deeper than the cloud-shadows which hurry across its surface.”
– John the Baptist, F. B. Meyer, page 93