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John Calvin Quotes and Sayings

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You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.
- John Calvin

All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits,
committed to our trust on this condition,
that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors.
- John Calvin

However many blessings we expect from God,
His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts.
- John Calvin

Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb,
a master craftsman of idols.
- John Calvin

 

Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason,
when they want to rule over men.
- John Calvin

There is not one blade of grass, there is no color
in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.
- John Calvin

We must remember that Satan has his miracles,
too.
- John Calvin

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Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit
your convictions implicitly to the Church?
- John Calvin

The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.
- John Calvin

Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition;
so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is
certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
- John Calvin

Knowledge of the sciences is so much smoke apart from
the heavenly science of Christ.
- John Calvin

There is no work, however vile or sordid,
that does not glisten before God.
- John Calvin

I consider looseness with words no less of a defect
than looseness of the bowels.
- John Calvin

There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than
confidence in our own intelligence.
- John Calvin

For there is no one so great or mighty that he can
avoid the misery that will rise up against him when
he resists and strives against God.
- John Calvin

Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches
that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to
choose good with the assistance of grace;
evil,
when grace is absent.
- John Calvin

God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our
ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us -
as,
indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.
- John Calvin

No man is excluded from calling upon God,
the gate of salvation is set open unto all men:
neither is there any other thing which keepeth us back from entering in,
save only our own unbelief.
- John Calvin

God preordained, for his own glory and the display
of His attributes of mercy and justice,
a part of the human race, without any merit of their own,
to eternal salvation, and another part,
in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.
- John Calvin

Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail,
who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks,
there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed
with fear and overcome with weariness.
- John Calvin

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen PHOTO

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz PHOTO

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou


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