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There is no joy in the world like the joy of bringing one soul to Christ.

    Topics: Joy, Evangelism

Joy has nothing to do with material things, or with a man's outward circumstance ... a man living in the lap of luxury can be wretched, and a man in the depths of poverty can overflow with joy.

    Topics: Joy

A man may well be condemned, not for doing something, but for doing nothing.

    Topics: Justice

There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.

    Topics: Life

We will often find compensation if we think more of what life has given us and less about what life has taken away.

    Topics: Life

Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross.

    Topics: Love, Responsibility

When we love anyone with our whole hearts, life begins when we are with that person; it is only in their company that we are really and truly alive.

    Topics: Love

We are trying not so much to make God listen to us as to make ourselves listen to him; we are trying not to persuade God to do what we want, but to find out what he wants us to do. It so often happens that in prayer we are really saying, 'Thy will be changed,' when we ought to be saying, 'Thy will be done.' The first object of prayer is not so much to speak to God as to listen to him.

    Topics: Prayer

The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God; the tragedy is that, knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way.

    Topics: Rebellion

God himself took this human flesh upon him.

    Topics: Redemption, God

In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.

    Topics: Relationships

Religion fails if it cannot speak to men as they are.

    Topics: Religion

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