Lessons From Leaders

"If He laid down His life for us, is it not the least we can do to lay down ours for Him? If He bore the cross and died on it for me, ought I not to be willing to take it up for Him?"  ~ D.L. Moody

"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving." ~ Amy Carmichael

"It's not what the world holds for you. It's what you bring to it." ~L.M. Montgomery  

 "Gentlemen, I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business." [turning point of success for the 1787 Constitutional Convention]  ~ Benjamin Franklin

"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."  ~ Daniel Webster

"And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religious principle." [Farewell Address]  ~ George Washington

"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to emplore His protection and favor."  George Washington

“How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Well, it’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.” -Ronald Reagan

"And may that Being who is supreme over all, the Patron of order, the Fountain of justice, and the Protector, in all ages of the world, of virtuous liberty, continue His blessing upon this nation and its government, and give it all possible success and duration, consistent with the ends of His providence." [Inaugural Address]  ~ John Adams

 "The enemy will not see you vanish into God's company without an effort to reclaim you." ~ C.S. Lewis

"Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a fire?"  ~ C.S. Lewis

"When you are arguing against Him, you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all."  ~ C.S. Lewis

Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks. ~ Charles Dickens

"All power exercised over a Nation must have some beginning. It must either be delgated or assumed. There are no other sources. All delegated power is trust and all assumed power is usurpation. Time does not alter the nature or quality of either." ~ Thomas Paine
"Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible."  ~ Corrie Ten Boom

"Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?"  ~Corrie Ten Boom


"This book (the Bible) will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book."  ~ D. L. Moody

"Work as if everything depended on you and pray as if everything depended on God."  D. L. Moody

The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.  ~ Francis Bacon

"The wonder of a single snowflake outweighs the wisdom of a million meteorologists."  ~ Francis Bacon

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth..."  ~ George Washington

"God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supplies."  ~ Hudson Taylor

"Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.  ~ Hudson Taylor

“Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe.” -Winston Churchill

"By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach." ~ Winston Churchill

“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I’m with you.” -Elizabeth Barret Browning

"Blessings sometimes show up in unrecognizable disguises." ~Janette Oke

“Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.” -Corrie ten Boom

“To die will be an awfully big adventure.” –J. M. Barrie

 "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a prettier shell or a smoother pebble than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." ~ Isaac Newton

"Life is a long lesson in humility."  ~ J.M. Barrie

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."  ~ Jim Elliot

"A man with God is always in the majority." ~ John Knox 

"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."  ~ Mark Twain

"Tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it." ~ L.M. Montgomery 
"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely." ~ Louisa May Alcott 
"Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault."
~ Louisa May Alcott 

"...for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride." ~ Louisa May Alcott

"Ah, what a sweetner of toil is love-love to a dear earthly parent, and still more love to Christ. There is no drudgery in the most menial employment where that is the motive power." ~ Martha Finley

"Sometimes love isn't fireworks, sometimes love just comes softly." ~ Janette Oke

"When you read you can have every adventure. In the pages of a book you can be anyone you ever dreamed of being... They can never tell you you're too young to slay the dragon -- because it all happens right here, where it's safe." ~Janette Oke 

"You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know." ~ William Wilberforce

 "If we are not governed by God, then we will be ruled by tyrants."  ~ William Penn

"The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." ~ Winston Churchill

"Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained." ~ C.S. Lewis