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Matthew Simpson Quotes and Sayings

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Not in purity or in holiness merely,
for in Paradise man was holy,
and he shall be holy when redeemed through the sacrifice
of Christ and made an heir of heaven.
- Matthew Simpson

The temptations to wrong are many; they spring out of a corrupt nature.
- Matthew Simpson

If we look at the realm of knowledge,
how exceedingly small and limited is that part acquired through our own senses;
how wide is that we gain from other sources.
- Matthew Simpson

There is a contest old as Eden, which still goes on -
the conflict between right and wrong,
between error and truth.
In this conflict every human being has a part.
- Matthew Simpson

 

We know the past and its great events,
the present in its multitudinous complications,
chiefly through faith in the testimony of others.
- Matthew Simpson

If you live for any joy on earth, you may be forsaken;
but,
oh, live for Jesus, and he will never forsake you!
- Matthew Simpson

Napoleon was probably the equal at least of Washington in intellect,
his superior in education.
Both of them were successful in serving the state.
- Matthew Simpson

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We shall see our friends again.
We can lay them in the grave; we know they are safe with God.
- Matthew Simpson

Another principle is, the deepest affections of our
hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated
the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age.
- Matthew Simpson

Passing into practical life, illustrations of this
fact are found everywhere;
the distant,
or the unseen, steadies and strengthens us against
the rapid whirl of things around us.
- Matthew Simpson

Nor was it only from the millions of slaves that chains had been removed;
the whole nation had been in bondage;
free speech had been suppressed.
- Matthew Simpson

If you live for pleasure, your ability to enjoy it
may pass away and your senses grow dim.
- Matthew Simpson

Human nature is the same now as when Adam hid from the presence of God;
the consciousness of wrong makes us unwilling to meet
those whom we have offended.
- Matthew Simpson

If an honest man is the noblest work of God,
then Mr. Lincoln's title to high nobility is clear and unquestioned.
- Matthew Simpson

If, then, faith widens the connections,
it elevates the man.
- Matthew Simpson

I do not purpose to discuss faith in its dogmatic sense today.
- Matthew Simpson

Angels are spirits, flames of fire; they are higher than man,
they have wider connections.
- Matthew Simpson

Man wants to be reconciled to God; wants to know that the past is forgiven.
- Matthew Simpson

If, then, knowledge be power, how much more power to
we gain through the agency of faith,
and what elevation must it give to human character.
- Matthew Simpson

If you live for fame, men may turn against you.
- Matthew Simpson

The name of Abraham Lincoln is imperishable.
- Matthew Simpson

Washington and the elder Napoleon.
Both were brave men; both were true men;
both loved their country and dared to expose their
lives for their country's cause.
- Matthew Simpson

Sanctification is not regeneration.
- Matthew Simpson

We ourselves can die with comfort and even with joy
if we know that death is but a passport to blessedness,
that this intellect, freed from all material chains,
shall rise and shine.
- Matthew Simpson

The realm of immediate or personal knowledge is a narrow
circle in which these bodies move;
the realm of knowledge derived through faith is as wide as the universe,
and old as eternity.
- Matthew Simpson

Of history, how little do we know by personal contact;
we have lived a few years,
seen a few men, witnessed some important events;
but what are these in the whole sum of the world's past.
- Matthew Simpson

If you live for your children, they may be smitten
down and leave you desolate,
or, what is far worse, they may desert you and leave
you worse than childless in a cold and unfeeling world.
- Matthew Simpson

Mr. Lincoln's elevation shows that in America every
station in life may be honorable;
that there is no barrier against the humblest;
but that merit,
wherever it exists, has the opportunity to be known.
- Matthew Simpson

Taking it in its wider and generic application,
I understand faith to be the supplement of sense;
or,
to change the phrase, all knowledge which comes not
to us through our senses we gain by faith in others.
- Matthew Simpson

If I know that I shall be as an angel,
and more; if I shall behold all God has made;
if he shall own me for his son and exalt me to honor in his presence,
I shall not fear to die, nor shall I dread the grave where Christ once lay.
- Matthew Simpson

It is a principle of our nature that feelings once
excited turn readily from the object by which they
are excited to some other object which may for the
time being take possession of the mind.
- Matthew Simpson

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

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

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

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

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- 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

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

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

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

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

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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