"Never miss an opportunity to keep your mouth shut."   -  Elisabeth Elliot


"The spirit of charity, or Christian love . . . disposes a person to be public-spirited. A man of a right spirit is not a man of narrow and private views, but is greatly interested and concerned for the good of the community to which he belongs, and particularly of the city or village in which he resides. . . . And a man of truly Christian spirit will be earnest for the good of his country, and of the place of his residence, and will be disposed to lay himself out for its improvement."  - Jonathan Edwards 


" . . . when you surrender the sovereignty of God in order to get him off the hook of calamity, you also lose him at the point where you need power to endure the calamity and see all the calamity turned for good.  If God is going to be rejected here, then what have I got except God-less calamity?"                                  - John Piper



"We pursue God because, and only because, He has first put an urge within us that spurs us to the pursuit."  - A.W. Tozer



"He that goeth forth weeping, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."  Perhaps if there were more of that intense distress for souls that leads to tears, we should more frequently see the results we desire.  Sometimes it may be that while we are complaining of the hardness of the hearts of those we are seeking to benefit, the hardness of our own hearts and our own feeble apprehension of the solemn reality of eternal things, may be the true cause of our want of success."      – Hudson Taylor



"There are two great truths which from this platform I have proclaimed for many years. The first is that salvation is free to every man who will have it; the second is that God gives salvation to a people whom He has chosen; and these truths are not in conflict with each other in the least degree."   - Charles Spurgeon


"God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on Him." – Hudson Taylor



"We talk of the Second Coming; half of the world has never heard of the first." – Oswald J. Smith



"It's amazing what can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit." – Clarence W. Jones



"Resolved: To follow God with all my heart.  Resolved also: Whether others do or not, I will."  – Jonathan Edwards



“The holier a man is the more does he estimate prayer; the clearer does he see that God gives himself to the praying ones, and that the measure of God’s revelation to the soul is the measure of the souls importunate prayer for God.”  – EM Bounds