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William Gurnall Quotes and Sayings

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All the plots of hell and commotions on earth have
not so much as shaken God's hand to spoil one letter
or line he has been drawing.
- William Gurnall

The sins of teachers are the teachers of sin.
- William Gurnall

Justifying faith is not a naked assent to the truths of the gospel.
- William Gurnall

The devil had as good have let Paul alone,
for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching,
at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open,
and poor sinners come forth.
- William Gurnall

 

The soldier is summoned to a life of active duty and so is the Christian.
- William Gurnall

Of all creatures in this visible world,
light is the most glorious; of all light,
the light of the sun without compare excels the rest.
- William Gurnall

We have peace with God as soon as we believe,
but not always with ourselves.
The pardon may be past the prince's hand and seal,
and yet not put into the prisoner's hand.
- William Gurnall

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Great comforts do, indeed, bear witness to the truth of thy grace,
but not to the degree of it; the weak child is oftener
in the lap than the strong one.
- William Gurnall

And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends
both in court and prison.
Let persecutors send saints to prison,
God can provide a keeper for their turn.
- William Gurnall

Humility is a necessary veil to all other graces.
- William Gurnall

God's wounds cure, sin's kisses kill.
- William Gurnall

Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death.
- William Gurnall

Compare not thyself with those that have less than thyself,
but look on those that have far exceeded thee.
- William Gurnall

Compare Scripture with Scripture.
False doctrines, like false witnesses,
agree not among themselves.
- William Gurnall

Christ bears with the saints' imperfections;
well may the saints one with another.
- William Gurnall

Humble souls are fearful of their own strength.
- William Gurnall

The grace thou hast will soon be less,
if thou addest not more to it.
- William Gurnall

The Christian must trust in a withdrawing God.
- William Gurnall

Mercy should make us ashamed, wrath afraid to sin.
- William Gurnall

Godliness, as well as the doctrine of our faith,
is a mystery.
- William Gurnall

God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another
to carry their names to a throne of grace.
- William Gurnall

It is not only our duty to pray for others,
but also to desire the prayers of others for ourselves.
- William Gurnall

In heaven we shall appear, not in armour,
but in robes of glory.
But here these are to be worn night and day;
we must walk,
work, and sleep in them, or else we are not true soldiers of Christ.
- William Gurnall

Never was a faithful prayer lost.
Some prayers have a longer voyage than others,
but then they return with their richer lading at last,
so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer.
- William Gurnall

Plots and character don't make life.
Life is here and now, anytime you say the word,
anytime you let her rip.
- Henry Miller

The winner must promote social jusitce,
remove corruption and discrmination,
and stand against political,
cultural and economic plots.
- Ayatollah Khamenei

If you stop one terror attack in the U.S.,
it may be connected to multiple other plots out there that are connected.
If you reveal that you stopped one plot,
it may tip our hand.
- Patrick McHenry

I've learned to look like I'm listening to long confusing
plots of cartoons and comic books when I'm actually
sound asleep or making grocery shopping lists in my head.
- Patricia Heaton

I think it's a question which particularly arises over women writers:
whether it's better to have a happy life or a good supply of tragic plots.
- Wendy Cope

The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots;
its business was to express the heroic saga,
the myths.
- Gilbert Murray

The Monkees was a straight sitcom, we used the same
plots that were on the other situation comedies at the time.
So the music wasn't threatening, we weren't threatening.
- Peter Tork

I'm real bent on dialogue.
I'm just a little bit crazy and when you put that along
with 20 years as a criminal lawyer,
it's pretty easy to come up with some interesting plots.
- Christopher Darden

As long as the plots keep arriving from outer space,
I'll go on with my virgins.
- Barbara Cartland

Music conveys moods and images.
Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny,
it's music, not words, that provides power.
- Marcel Marceau

Logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.
- Charles Francis Richter

I'm one of the lucky writers: plots come easily to me.
- Caroline B. Cooney

There's that old adage about how there's only seven
plots in the world and Shakespeare's done them all before.
- Terri Windling

Every couple I know has side-by-side grave plots,
but when we do it we're the biggest weirdos on the block.
- Billy Bob Thornton

We inherit plots.
There are only two or three in the world,
five or six at most.
We ride them like treadmills.
- Janette Turner Hospital

Storylines are how characters create the plots involved in their stories.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

The so-called commercialism includes elements like story,
plots, rhythms and large big scenes.
- Zhang Yimou

I love all of it, thinking up the plots,
getting to know the kids in the story,
their parents, backyards, pizza toppings.
- Caroline B. Cooney

I was lucky because logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.
- Charles Francis Richter

No matter how many plots we uncover and disrupt,
no matter how many terrorist organizations we degrade or destroy,
another individual or group will rise to take their place.
- Cofer Black

All the characters and plots were predetermined.
Games make bad plots.
- Margaret Weis

The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church,
which I know has helped cause this investigation by you,
points out that the agencies did not disclose certain
facts to us and that certain plots were going on.
- John Sherman Cooper

I describe my plots as follows; A character is walking
down the street when all of a sudden a piano falls on them.
They spend the rest of the story digging out from under that piano.
How they dig, how long and how well,
this all depends entirely on the character.
- Sarah Zettel

Our enemy is motivated by hatred and will not stop
planning more plots against until they are ultimately defeated.
Today was an important and necessary victory in the war,
but there is a long road ahead.
We must remain committed if we are to succeed and protect our liberty.
- Timothy Murphy

The one thing I would like more credit for is being
part of a movement which involves recognising the importance
of plot and asserting that books of literary worth
could be written that had plots.
- Scott Turow

I always start with characters rather than with a plot,
which many critics would say is very obvious from the
lack of plot in my films -
although I think they do have plots -
but the plot is not of primary importance to me,
the characters are.
- Jim Jarmusch

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
- Albert Einstein

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

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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