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Thinking Quotes

  • building"An utterly fascinating illustration of this duping of ourselves is the latest arts building opened at Ohio State University, the Wexner Center for the Performing Arts, another one of our chimerical exploits in the name of intellectual advance.

    Newsweek branded this building "America's first deconstructionist building." It's white scaffolding, red brick turrets, and Colorado grass pods evoke a double take.

    But puzzlement only intensifies when you enter the building, for inside you encounter stairways that go nowhere, pillars that hang from the ceiling without purpose, and angled surfaces configured to create a sense of vertigo.

  • c s lewis"My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust.

    But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?

    If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I, who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such a violent reaction against it?

  • Tozer"Secularism, materialism, and the intrusive presence of things have put out the light in our souls and turned us into a generation of zombies."
    - A.W. Tozer

  • quote 1461

    Listen and silent are spelled with the same letters...

  • quote 1469

    "As scarce as truth is, it has always been in excess of the demand."

    - Josh Billings

  • quote 1482

    "Saying something is NOT okay is not being any more judgmental than the person who says it is. Permissiveness doesn't negate judgment."

    - Norm Funk

  • quote 1487

    "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."

    - Mark Twain

  • quote 1490

    "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."

    – John Burroughs

  • quote 1493

     "When the dead hand of rationalism holds Christianity in its stony grip, all energy and vitality is drained out of it, not to mention miracle and mystery."

     - Leonard Sweet

  • quote 1500

    "We must beware in our attitude toward people who are suffering that we do not blunder by imagining our point of view to be the only one."

    - Oswald Chambers, in Baffled to Fight Better from Quotable Oswald Chambers

  • quote 1506

    Two things to remember in life:

    1. Take care of your thoughts when you are alone.
    2. Take care of your words when you are with people.
  • quote 1525

    "Worry is a misuse of imagination."

    - Dan Zadra

  • quote 1527

    "If you can't explain it to a 6 year old, you don't understand it yourself."

    - Albert Einstein

  • quote 1534

    "Sometimes you have to tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to just sit down and shut up."

    - TobyMac #Speak Life

  • quote 1543

    "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

    - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • quote 1546

    "My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?"

    - C.S. Lewis

  • quote 1549

    "We must beware in our attitude toward people who are suffering that we do not blunder by imagining our point of view to be the only one."

    - Oswald Chambers, in Baffled to Fight Better

  • quote 1551

    "I myself am the enemy who also must be loved..."

    - Carl Jung

  • quote 1552

    "St. Gregory wrote that every time the sacred text describes a fact, it reveals a mystery. Preachers, are you listening? We have for too long ruptured people's minds with facts rather than raptured their souls with mystery."

    - Flannery O'Connor

  • quote 1563

    "Worry is a misuse of imagination."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1564

    "People are equal in the same way pennies are equal. Some are bright, others are dull; some are worn smooth, others are sharp and fresh. But all are equal in value for each penny bears the image of the sovereign, each person bears the image of the King of Kings."

    - G.K. Chesterton

  • quote 1583

    "If any man thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him; for you are worse than he thinks you to be."

    - Charles H. Spurgeon

  • quote 1588

    "Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid."

    - Frederick Buechner

  • quote 1591

    "Don't allow what has been done to you to become bigger than what Jesus did for you."

    - TobyMac #SpeakLife

  • quote 1604

    "My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not a call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?"

    - C. S. Lewis

  • quote 1607

    "Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." 

    - Suzy Kassem

  • quote 1611

    "Worry does not take away tomorrow's troubles. It takes away today's peace."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1622

    "Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent free in your head."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1623

    "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

    - Socrates

  • quote 1629

    "The eyes are useless when the mind is blind."

    - Milan Kumar

  • quote 1631

    Individuality: "You laugh at me because I'm different. I laugh at you because you're all the same!"

    - Unknown

  • quote 1633

    "My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: that I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Savior."

    - John Newton, 1807

  • quote 1642

    "True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less."

    - C.S. Lewis

  • quote 1643

    "Be more concerned with being thoughtful than being beautiful."

    - Ann Voskamp

  • quote 1651

    "The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think."

    - David Icke

  • Charles Spurgeon quote

    "If you sincerely drink poison, it will kill you: if you sincerely cut your throat, you will die. If you sincerely believe a lie, you will suffer the consequences. You must not only be sincere, but you must be right."

    - Charles Spurgeon

  • quote 1661

    "If you're tired of starting over, stop givingstarting over fix up."

    - Autumn Calbrese

  • quote 1662

    "If any man think ill of you, do not be angry with him for you are worse than he thinks you to be."

    - C. H. Spurgeon

  • Rabbi Eckstein quote

    "Wanting what someone else has is like wanting the wrong tools for the job you were given to do."

    - Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

  • G. K. Chesterton quotes

    "When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude."

    - G. K. Chesterton

  • John Burroughs quote

    One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.

    - John Burroughs

  • TobyMac quote #1696

    "A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there."

    - TobyMac #SpeakLife

  • Dolores LaChapelle Quote

    "Powder snow skiing is not fun. It's life, fully lived... life lived in a blaze of reality."

    - Dolores LaChapelle, powder skiing pioneer

  • A quote by Augustine.

    "Hope has two beautiful daughters: anger and courage. Anger at the way things are and courage to ensure they don't stay that way." 

    - Augustine

  • quote 1714

    "The devil is not the only one allowed to influence the culture." 

    - Unknown

  • A thought-provoking quote about beauty

    "The Christian worldview insists that the face of a child with Down syndrome is infinitely more beautiful than an airbrushed model on the cover of a fashion magazine."

    - Albert Mohler

  • quote 1729

    "Lions don't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep."

    - John G. Stevens

  • quote 1730

    "When he called his society together, Jesus gave its members a new way of life to live. 

    • He gave them a new way to deal with offenders - by forgiving them;
    • He gave them a new way to deal with violence - by suffering;
    • He gave them a new way to deal with money - by sharing it;
    • He gave them a new way to deal with problems of leadership - by drawing upon the gift of every member, even the most humble;
    • He gave them a new way to deal with a corrupt society - by building a new order, not smashing the old;
    • He gave them a new pattern of relationship between man and woman, between parent and child, between master and slave, in which was made concrete a radical new vision of what it means to be a human person."

    - Stanley Hauerwas

  • quote 1732

    "Sometimes the worst place you can be is in your own head."

    - unknown

  • George Orwell quote

    "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it."

    - George Orwell