Quotes For Sermons



“God will use imperfect people to do His perfect work!”


“If we are too big for the small things, we will probably be too small for the bigger things.”


“The devil will subtract and divide, God will add and multiply.”


“The average American will tell 23 lies a day.”


“Joy is the by product of walking in His gifting, frustration is the by product of walking solely in your gifting.”


“The church—it’s all about souls but most only think of themselves.”



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The question, “who ought to be boss?” is like asking, “Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?” Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.  

Henry Ford


Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Napoleon Bonaparte




Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one. William Penn




Thought is the blossom, language is the bud, action is the fruit behind it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

Elbert Hubbard


Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraell


Give me a ready hand rather than a ready tongue.

Giusappe Garibaiti




We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.

William Rounseville Alger


He that won’t be counseled can’t be helped.

Benjamin Franklin




A man is not too old as long as he is seeking something.

Jean Rostand


The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain.

Chinese Proverb




One should not stand at the foot of a sick person’s bed, because that place is reserved for the guardian angel.

Jewish Folk Saying1




Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp’s nest.

Malabar Proverb


Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.



When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always gets angry.





Given time, you can tell the true nature and character of a person.

Jim L. Fuller


Character is not made in a crisis—it is only exhibited.

Robert Freeman



A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another’s.

Jean Paul Richter




It is more blessed to give than receive.

Acts 20:35


The highest exercise of charity is charity towards the uncharitable.



As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.

Victor Hugo




A good laugh is sunshine in a home.

William Makepeace Thackeray


The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain




If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.

Henry Ward Beecher


Measure not men by Sundays, without regarding what they do all the week after.

Thomas Fuller


I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians, they are so unlike your Christ.



There was never law, or sect, or opinion did so much to magnify goodness, as the Christian religion doth.

Francis Bacon




One man with courage makes a majority.

Andrew Jackson


Courage is grace under pressure.

Ernest Hemmingway


I would rather give my life than be afraid to give it.

Lyndon Baines Johnson




When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.

Bill Ferris


To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Bertrand Russell


God’s finger touched him, and he slept.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson


Good men must die, but death cannot kill their name.



Broadly speaking, human beings may be divided into three classes: Those who are billed to death, those who are worried to death, and those who are bored to death.

Sis Winston Churchill




We often pay our debts not because it is only fair that we should, but to make future loans easier.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld


Debt is the worst poverty.

Thomas Fuller


Never spend your money before you have it.

Thomas Jefferson




There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you can alter the difficulties or you can alter yourself meeting them.

Phyllis Bottome


We have inherited new difficulties because we have inherited more priveledges.

Abram Sacher


Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.






Belief is held in the mind, faith is a fire in the heart.

Johnathan Swift


The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.

Henry David Thoreau




A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

Robert Frost


A family is one of nature’s masterpieces.

George Sabtayana




In life you can either follow your fears or be led by your values, by your passions.

William Sloane Colton


The only thing to fear is fear itself.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt


There is no anger, jealousy, hatred, suspicion. There is only fear and its various derivatives.





Forgive does not mean forgetting, only God can do that.

Jim L. Fuller


Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.

Jean Paul Richter




The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friendship is one mind in two bodies.



In order to be friendly, you have to show yourself friendly.

Raymond Shann




God is more truly imagined than expressed, and He exists more truly than He is imagined.

St. Augustine


God enters by a private door into every individual.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


God never shuts one door but he opens another.

Irish Proverb




Happiness in not a reward—it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment—it is a result.

Robert Green Ingersoll


The grand essentials for happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chambers


Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.

Burton Hills




If we allow ourselves to hate, that is to insure our spiritual defeat and our likeness to what we hate.

George William Russell


Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.

Rev. Martin Luther King


Hatred is the madness of the heart.

Lord Byron




Two things are bad for the heart---running up stairs and running down people.

Bernard M. Maruch


The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

Jacque Benigne Bossuet




The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.



The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

Karl Marx




Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.

Will Rogers


Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

William Makepeace Thackeray




Husbands never become food; they merely become proficient.

H.L. Mencken




People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, and before an election.

Otto Von Bismark


Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all.

Oliver Wendell Holmes




We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.

William Osler


The greatest part of life is to spend it with someone who will outlast it.

Jim L. Fuller


Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.



The unexamined life is not worth living.





Life each day as if it were your last, love as if it was your first.

Jim L. Fuller


It is better to have loved and lost than to have never have loved at all.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson


I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

Henry Ward Beecher




A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon




Peace is the harvest of love as war is the fruit of hate.

Joan Walsh




Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

Benjamin Franklin




Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

Albert Einstein




Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.

Washington Irving




Religion is a fashionable substitute for belief.

Oscar Wilde




The strength of a man consists in finding out the way God is going and going that way.

Henry Ward beecher



God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalms 16:1


If God be for us, who can be against us.

Romans 8:31




When someone hurts you, forgiveness is your gift but trust is always earned.

Jim L. Fuller




Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.

Johnathan Swift


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