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Vance Havner Quotes and Sayings

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It would not be better if things happened to men just as they wish.
- Vance Havner

Too many church services start at eleven sharp and end at twelve dull.
- Vance Havner

Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave -
with both ends kicked out.
- Vance Havner

The vision must be followed by the venture.
It is not enough to stare up the steps -
we must step up the stairs.
- Vance Havner

 

You haven't lost anything when you know were it is.
Death can hide but not divide.
- Vance Havner

If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son,
somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich
and he never would have gone home.
- Vance Havner

I'm tired of hearing sin called sickness and alcoholism a disease.
It is the only disease I know of that we're spending
hundreds of millions of dollars a year to spread.
- Vance Havner

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The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it
will keep him from preparing himself.
- Vance Havner

Doing leads more surely to talking than talking to doing.
- Vance Havner

It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very
man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God.
The parents of Jesus lost Him at church,
and they were not the last ones to lose Him there.
- Vance Havner

Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it,
"Shake well before using." That is what God has to
do with some of His people.
He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.
- Vance Havner

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 PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

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

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

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

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

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

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

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

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

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

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

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

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

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

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

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

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


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