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Refuse to be average.
by Aiden Wilson Tozer

Refuse to be average.
Let your heart soar as high as it will.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Man appears for a little while to laugh and weep,
to work and play, and then to go to make room for those
who shall follow him in the never-ending cycle.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

 

"Let God be true but every man a liar" is the language of true faith.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

We have learned to live with unholiness and have come
to look upon it as the natural and expected thing.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

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We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message
is not a compromise but an ultimatum.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more
by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch?
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by
careful organizations do not constitute a church any
more than eleven dead men make a football team.
The first requisite is life, always.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Salvation is from our side a choice,
from the divine side it is a seizing upon,
an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God.
Our "accepting" and "willing" are reactions rather than actions.
The right of determination must always remain with God.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children.
He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part,
but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed
is the shortest route to spiritual perfection.
And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others.
Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth,
God is pleased when we're pleased.
He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing
our maker's praise without anxiety.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

If you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- Somerset Maugham

I refuse to answer that question
on the grounds that I don't know the answer
- Douglas Adams

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse
to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
- Mark Caine

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
- Groucho Marx

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery.
I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
- Brigid Brophy

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth,
for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her,
and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
- Sitting Bull

The current system punishes communities which make
the investment in creating landfills,
only to have them filled by states which refuse to
adequately address their waste issues.
- Paul Gillmor

What is true of the individual will be
tomorrow true of the whole nation
if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is amazing how the public steadfastly refuse to
attend the third day of a match when so often the last
day produces the best and most exciting cricket.
- Frank Woolley

Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier,
doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
- Amy Goodman

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.
- A. C. Benson

People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels
when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.
- Helen Hayes

Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool's paradise
when that's the only paradise he'll ever have a chance to enter.
- Jessamyn West

I'm nihilistic, antagonistic, violent,
horrible - but not obliterated, yet.
I just refuse to be beaten down.
I think it's stubborness that keeps me going.
- Lydia Lunch

A student will send me an urgent appeal to hear her,
saying she is poor and wants my advice as to whether
it is worth while to continue her studies.
I invariably refuse such requests.
- Alma Gluck

In the name of the constitution of Texas,
which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath.
I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.
- Sam Houston

I think there's something peculiar about me that I haven't died.
It doesn't make sense but I refuse to die.
- Judy Garland

Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
- Brigitte Bardot

I refuse to let what happened to me make me bitter.
- Nicole Kidman

I refuse to answer on the ground that this might be incriminating.
- Ethel Rosenberg

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical
violence but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions:
could have,
might have, and should have.
- Louis E. Boone

It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied
allegiance to truth in unimportant matters,
to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake.
- Janos Arany

The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have
the moral courage to refuse the money.
- Marlon Brando

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.
I am willing to fight for peace.
Nothing will end war unless
the people themselves refuse to go to war.
- Albert Einstein

In fact, many nations currently refuse to support embryonic
stem cell research of any kind.
- Nathan Deal

I refuse the compliment that I think like a man,
thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Refuse to be ill.
Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself.
Illness is one of those things which a man should resist
on principle at the onset.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Choose a subject equal to your abilities;
think carefully what your shoulders may refuse,
and what they are capable of bearing.
- Horace

This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to
acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us.
This makes us secret and rotten.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything,
I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals.
- Diogenes

In addition the bill would expand an existing law "conscience
clause" that protects physician training programs that
refuse to provide training for abortion procedures.
- Ken Calvert

It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny.
- Publilius Syrus

I refuse to feel guilty.
I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money.
I went through periods when I had nothing,
so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy.
- Jim Carrey

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with
more noise than is normal.
- Peter Ustinov

The United States and our allies are determined:
we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.
- George W. Bush

I refuse to be pushed around anymore.
- Loretta Lynn

I came out the box and for seven years I had a huge career.
And then it's done, it's dumped.
But I ain't gone, and I refuse to be gone.
- Taylor Dayne

I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
- Edward Everett

To refuse graciously is to confer a favor.
- Publilius Syrus

I refuse to age disgracefully in rock 'n' roll.
- Ben Harper

It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men,
but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences.
- Ella Maillart

I refuse to be held responsible for bringing back a
wave of pasty-faced people into the world.
- Brian Molko

This above all, to refuse to be a victim.
- Margaret Atwood

There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer
to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience.
- Hartley William Shawcross

By what right do you refuse to accept the vote of a
citizen of the United States?
- Victoria Woodhull

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
- Orlando A. Battista

A lot of people refuse to do things because they don't want to go naked,
don't want to go without guarantee.
But that's what's got to happen.
You go naked until you die.
- Nikki Giovanni


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