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It was Lord who put into my mind that fact that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies. All who heard of my project rejected it with laughter, ridiculing me. There is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit, because He comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures.
- Christopher Columbus

    Topics: Holy Spirit, Faith, Comfort

God hath divers ways into divers men. Into some he comes at noon, in the sunshine of prosperity; to some in the dark and heavy clouds of adversity. Some he affects with the music of the church; some, with some particular collect or prayer; some, with some passage of a sermon, which takes no hold of him that stands next to him. Watch the way of the Spirit of God into thee.
- John Donne

    Topics: Holy Spirit, Music, Prosperity

There was good reason for the silence of the Holy Spirit as to how, when, in what form Christ ordained the apostles, the reason being to show the indifferency of all forms of words.
- John Wycliffe

    Topics: Holy Spirit

I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God.
- Robert E. Lee

    Topics: Hope, God, Weakness

It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.
- Bernard of Clairvaux

    Topics: Humility

If pride turned some of the angels into demons, then humility can doubtless make angels out of demons.
- John Climacus

    Topics: Humility

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
- Ludwig von Beethoven

    Topics: Humility

My chief concern is to try to be an humble, earnest Christian.
- Robert E. Lee

    Topics: Humility

Humility is the guardian of virtue.
- Bernard of Clairvaux

    Topics: Humility

It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.
- Bernard of Clairvaux

    Topics: Humility

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Charles Dickens

    Topics: Humorous, Fathers

It was always about mere questions that the Pharisees were so busy.
- Johann Albrecht Bengel

    Topics: Hypocrisy

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