Inspiring Quotes

I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
- Ephesians 3:13

Naturally, we are inclined to be so mathematical and calculating that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing...Certainty is the mark of the common-sense life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, we do not know what a day may bring forth. This is generally said with a sigh of sadness; it should rather be an expression of breathless expectation.
- Oswald Chambers

Before we choose to follow God's will, a crisis must develop in our lives. This happens because we tend to be unresponsive to God's gentler nudges. He brings us to a place where He asks us to be our utmost for him and...we have to decide - for or against. That moment becomes a great crossroads in our lives. 
- Oswald Chambers

I understood nothing of this life, it seemed to me frightful; and then suddenly I heard the words of Christ, and understood them; life and death ceased to seem evil, and instead of despair I tasted the joy and happiness that death could not take away. 
- Tolstoy

In faith, therefore, alone is found the possibility of living and a meaning in life. 
- Tolstoy

I'm too old and practiced in punishment to be interested in it anymore. 
- My Friend McKenzie

To live, knowing that sufferings, illness, old age, and death are inevitable, is not possible; we must get rid of life, get rid of the possibility of living. 
- Buddha

Peace is found in turning greed, anger and ignorance into generosity, compassion and wisdom. 
- Buddha

A mind and body cannot both exist. Make no attempt to reconcile the two, for one denies the other can be real...If you are spirit, then the body must be meaningless to your reality. 
- Anonymous

If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever. 
- Dalai Lama XIV

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. 
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. 
- Psalm 27:14

I say to you, love you enemies and pray for those who persecute you...for He makes His sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust. 
- Jesus (Matt 5:44-5)

Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for believers in your speech, behavior, love, faithfulness, and purity.
- 1 Timothy 4:12"

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together.

- Marilyn Monroe

So never worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
- Matthew 6:34

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invisible summer.
- Albert Camus

Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.
- Lao Tsu

To create health, you need a new kind of knowledge, based on a deeper concept of life.
- Deepak Chopra

If you want to become whole,
let yourself be partial.
If you want to become straight,
let yourself become crooked.
If you want to become full,
let yourself become empty.
If you want to be reborn,
let yourself die.
If you want to be given everything,
give everything up.
- Tao Te Ching