Inspirational Quotes

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it.” ~George Santayana

“All it takes for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing.” ~Edmund Burke

“We shall all hang together or we shall hang separately.” ~Benjamin Franklin

“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”
~George Washington

“Democracy is wholly inappropriate for any other than a moral people.” ~John Adams

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” ~Alexis de Tocqueville

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try spending the night in a closed room with a mosquito.” ~African Proverb

(Modern man has) “educated himself into imbecility and polluted himself into stupefaction.” ~Malcom Muggeridge

“To misunderstand the nature and threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it.” ~Joel C. Rosenberg

“In Essentials, unity. In non‐essentials, liberty. In all things, love.” ~St. Augustine (354‐430 AD)

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” ~C.S. Lewis

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict. ~Dante’s Inferno

“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” ~Mother Teresa

“He who saves a single soul, saves the entire world.” ~The Talmud (inscribed on Oskar Schindler’s ring)

“Many Pastors criticize me for taking the Gospel so seriously. But do they really think that on Judgement Day, Christ will chastise me, saying, ‘Leonard, you took Me too seriously’?” ~Leonard Ravenhill

“It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history: that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.” ~Abraham Lincoln

“Intelligence, Patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust in the best way all our present difficulty.” ~Abraham Lincoln

“Over the globe, mankind has been cruelly torn by violence and brutality, and by the millions, deadened in mind and soul by a materialist philosophy of life. Man everywhere is appalled by the prospect of atomic war. In this somber setting, this law [adding “Under God” to pledge of Allegiance] and its effects today have profound meaning. In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource, in peace or in war.” ~Dwight Eisenhower

“Remember: the most perfect machinery of government will not keep us as a nation from destruction if there is not within us a soul. No abounding material prosperity shall avail us if our spiritual senses atrophy…Do justice and fight valiantly against those that stand for the reign of Molech and Beelzebub on this earth. Love Mercy; Treat your enemies well, succor the afflicted; Treat every woman as if she were your own sister; Care for the little children; and be tender to the old and helpless. Walk humbly; You will do so if you study the life and teaching of the Savior, walking in His steps.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

“You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be. And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid…. You refuse to do it because you want to live longer…. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you’re afraid that somebody will stab you, or shoot at you or bomb your house; so you refuse to take the stand. Well, you may go on and live until you are 90, but you’re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90. And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Paul never glamorised the gospel. It is not success, but sacrifice. It’s not a glamorous gospel, but a bloody one – a gory gospel, and a sacrificial gospel. Five minutes inside eternity and we will wish that we had sacrificed more, wept more, grieved more, loved and prayed more, and given more. ~Leonard Ravenhill