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Think it not hard if you get not your will,
by Samuel Rutherford

Think it not hard if you get not your will,
nor your delights in this life; God will have you to
rejoice in nothing but himself.
- Samuel Rutherford

When I am in the cellar of affliction,
I look for the Lord's choicest wines.
- Samuel Rutherford

You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed.
- Samuel Rutherford

Verily, we know not what an evil it is to indulge ourselves,
and to make an idol of our will.
- Samuel Rutherford

 

Let your children be as so many flowers,
borrowed from God.
If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
- Samuel Rutherford

Millions of hells of sinners cannot come near to exhaust infinite grace.
- Samuel Rutherford

To believe Christ's cross to be a friend,
as he himself is a friend, is also a special act of faith.
- Samuel Rutherford

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Jesus Christ came into my prison cell last night,
and every stone flashed like a ruby.
- Samuel Rutherford

My faith has no bed to sleep upon but omnipotence.
- Samuel Rutherford

I have been benefited by praying for others;
for by making an errand to God for them I have gotten something for myself.
- Samuel Rutherford

Grace tried is better than grace, and more than grace;
it is glory in its infancy.
- Samuel Rutherford

See that you buy the field where the Pearl is;
sell all,
and make a purchase of salvation.
Think it not easy: for it is a steep ascent to eternal glory:
many are lying dead by the way,
slain with security.
- Samuel Rutherford

We take nothing to the grave with us,
but a good or evil conscience...
It is true, terrors of conscience cast us down;
and yet without terrors of conscience we cannot be raised up again.
- Samuel Rutherford

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
- Ram Dass

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein


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