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It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived
by Adam Clarke

It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived
at any degree of eminence or fame,
have written Memorials of themselves,
at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.
- Adam Clarke

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin,
and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
- Adam Clarke

To be filled with God is a great thing,
to be filled with the fullness of God is still greater;
to be filled with all the fullness of God is greatest of all.
- Adam Clarke

And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot
be seen by the eye of man:
nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience.
- Adam Clarke

 

The words contained in it were inspired by the Holy
Spirit into the minds of faithful men,
called Prophets and Seers in the Old Testament;
and Evangelists and Apostles in the New.
- Adam Clarke

Deeply consider that it is your duty and interest to
read the Holy Scriptures.
- Adam Clarke

Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God,
because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the
existence of the air or wind,
because we cannot see it.
- Adam Clarke

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Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.
- Adam Clarke

However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and
a man must be either a Preacher or nothing.
- Adam Clarke

Whether the family of the Clarkes were of Norman extraction
cannot be easily ascertained.
- Adam Clarke

As preachers of the gospel of Jesus,
do not expect worldly honors: these Jesus Christ neither took to himself,
nor gave to his disciples.
- Adam Clarke

Pride works frequently under a dense mask,
and will often assume the garb of humility.
- Adam Clarke

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom,
power, and all perfections, is to assert that there
is no supreme Being in existence.
- Adam Clarke

But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels,
but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature,
that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.
- Adam Clarke

It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us.
- Adam Clarke

If you be faithful, you will have that honor that comes from God:
his Spirit will say in your hearts,
Well done, good and faithful servants.
- Adam Clarke

Remember that the word of God is not sent to particular persons,
as if by name; and do not think you have no part in it,
because you are not named there.
- Adam Clarke

Few men can be said to have inimitable excellencies:
let us watch them in their progress from infancy to manhood,
and we shall soon be convinced that what they attained
was the necessary consequence of the line they pursued,
and the means they used.
- Adam Clarke

Matthew being a constant attendant on our Lord,
his history is an account of what he saw and heard;
and,
being influenced by the Holy Spirit,
his history is entitled to the utmost degree of credibility.
- Adam Clarke

As a revelation from God, they have stood the test of many ages;
and as such maintained their ground against every species of enemy,
and every mode of attack.
Truth is mighty, and must prevail.
- Adam Clarke

Now an infinite happiness cannot be purchased by any
price less than that which is infinite in value;
and infinity of merit can only result from a nature
that is infinitely divine or perfect.
- Adam Clarke

Many talk much, and indeed well, of what Christ has done for us:
but how little is spoken of what he is to do in us!
and yet all that he has done for us is in reference
to what he is to do in us.
- Adam Clarke

Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ
will ever be productive of good works;
for this faith worketh by love,
as the apostle says, and love to God always produces
obedience to his holy laws.
- Adam Clarke

If you go forward in the spirit of the original apostles
and followers of Jesus Christ,
trusting not in man but in the living God,
he will enable you to pull down the strong holds of sin and Satan,
and that work by which he is pleased will prosper in your hands.
- Adam Clarke

Even papists could not see that a moral evil was detained
in the soul through its physical connection with the body;
and that it required the dissolution of this physical
connection before the moral contagion could be removed.
- Adam Clarke

Man may be considered as having a twofold origin -
natural,
which is common and the same to all -
patronymic,
which belongs to the various families of which the
whole human race is composed.
- Adam Clarke

This perfection is the restoration of man to the state
of holiness from which he fell,
by creating him anew in Christ Jesus,
and restoring to him that image and likeness of God which he has lost.
- Adam Clarke

The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God,
by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts;
all its commands,
exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise,
holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another.
- Adam Clarke

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament,
said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author,
the Salvation of mankind for their end,
and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter.
- Adam Clarke

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too
often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
- Andrew Jackson

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
- George Halas

I've never known a musician who regretted being one.
Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you,
music itself is not going to let you down.
- Virgil Thomson

We ran three cars last year.
Unfortunately, as time went on, we did have to let a few people go,
which we regretted, but just because of the situation.
- Bobby Rahal

Nevertheless, China was unfortunately unable to understand Japan's real position,
and it is greatly to be regretted that the Sino-Japanese
War became one of long duration.
- Hideki Tojo

I have to say I regretted giving up animated movies.
- Stanislav Grof

I want to say that probably 24 hours after I told CBS
that I was stepping down at my 65th birthday,
I was already regretting it.
And I regretted it every day since.
- Walter Cronkite

I had always thought of starting my own record company.
I haven't regretted the decision - yet!
- Julian Lennon

No, I never went to college.
Always regretted it, always envied people who did.
- Sydney Pollack

There have been loads of times I have regretted meeting
Paul because I was so happy in my old life.
- Heather Mills

I've never regretted not making Linux shareware:
I really don't like the pay for use binary shareware programs.
- Linus Torvalds

I never regretted what I turned down.
- Angela Lansbury

The aggregation of large fortunes is not at all a thing to be regretted.
- William Graham Sumner

By the time I entered college, I had decided not to have children,
a decision that was never regretted.
Accordingly, I was careful to court only girls who
wanted to have professional careers.
- Donald Cram

It is to be deeply regretted that the clergymen would
oppose an effort to teach the people the Bible truths;
nevertheless,
we find much opposition everywhere, and many clergymen
will attempt to prevent the people from reading what is here written.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

I certainly would have regretted not getting into wrestling.
It's been very lucrative for me and I've been fortunate
to get into it and make money and not do anything stupid
where I invested in something that collapsed.
- Owen Hart

My part had three lines.
I said, 'You look wonderful, sir,' three times.
All my friends said, 'Do not take that role -
and do not understudy.
You'll regret it the rest of your life.'
I did both of those things,
and I've never regretted it once.
- Jeffrey Tambor

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner


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