Saturday, November 09, 2013

Quotation Saturday

Pss. 10: 4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.


I choose pride today as I see so many prideful people. Ones unwilling to ask for help because of their pride, people so willing to put down everyone and everything else, that they don’t realize their pride is showing. People so PROUD to be an American yet in the next breath they hate everything America does, hates the government, hates the laws, hates, hates, hates, but hates not their PRIDE!

“As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on thing and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.”
~ C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.”
~ John Ruskin

“It often occurs that pride and selfishness are muddled with strength and independence. They are neither equal nor similar; in fact, they are polar opposites. A coward may be so cowardly that he masks his weakness with some false personification of power. He is afraid to love and to be loved because love tends to strip bare all emotional barricades. Without love, strength and independence are prone to losing every bit of their worth; they become nothing more than a fearful, intimidated, empty tent lost somewhere in the desert of self.”
~ Criss Jami

“One sticks to an opinion because he prides himself on having come to it on his own, and another because he has taken great pains to learn it and is proud to have grasped it: and so both do so out of vanity.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche


I chose arrogance because pride and arrogance look an awful lot alike.

“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

“It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men cruel.”
~ Anatole France

“It may be a species of impudence to think that the way you understand God is the way God is. (60).”
~ Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor

“Without humor, we’d all be what we’re laughing at. Without arrogance, we’d be humiliated to admit we already are.”
~ Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic

“Smartass Disciple: Why do arrogant people like to say complex words?
Master of Stupidity: Ask them straight! You'll get a simple scary version.”
~ Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity


I chose honor because I honor and respect those who know their limits and the defining line between pride and arrogance!

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.”
~ George Washington

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to
succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.”
~ Katerina Stoykova Klemer

“Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.”
~ Louisa May Alcott, Little Men

“Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.”
~ George Washington


I take prayer very deeply and serious. I cannot utter the words, “I’ll pray for you” in lightness. I have to, at that moment, bow my head and pray. Meaning I am intimately drawing God to the person with a prayer need. This is why there is POWER in prayer. I rarely pray for myself, because God fulfills my every need!

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ”
~ John Bunyan
“Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.”
~ Robert Frost

“Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. He is accessible to all who will seek Him.”
~ Gordon B. Hinckley, Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes

“The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace”
~ Mother Teresa

“The more you pray, the less you'll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You'll feel more patient and less pressured.”
~ Rick Warren, The Purpose of Christmas


benning said...

“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.” ~ John Ruskin

Tough one, but good. :)

Good Quotations, Ma'am! :D

joni said...

I only pick the ones that will make you (not just you but everyone) think!

I shoot... I SCORE! :)

Thanks Ben!