Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Thinkers

Many Christian thinkers have helped us to expand our understanding of God's will. In this category you will find quotations from the great Christian minds of history.

Showing 1 through 21 of 21 quotations in this category.

"Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught."
-J. C. Watts

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
-Abraham Lincoln

"My captor walked up to me and with his sandal drew a cross in the dirt. Both prisoner and guard stood wordlessly there for a minute or two, venerating the cross, until the guard rubbed it out and walked away. This is my faith. The faith that unites and never divides, the faith that bridges unbridgeable gaps in humanity. That is my religious faith, and it is the faith I want my party to serve and the faith I hold in my country."
-Senator John McCain

"Two men please God--who serves Him with all his heart because he knows Him; who seeks Him with all his heart because he knows Him not."
-Nikita Ivanovich Panin

"God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other."
-Reinhold Niebuhr

"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."
-Thomas a Kempis

"When the passions become masters, they are vices."
-Blaise Pascal

"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines."
-Satchel Paige

"The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right."
-William Safire

"In the struggle against evil, there is no shame in defeat -- only in not fighting."
-Steven Hart

"There is no dichotomy between man and God's image. Whoever tortures a human being, whoever abuses a human being, whoever outrages a human being, abuses God's image."
-Oscar Romero

"Anything that is given can be at once taken away. We have to learn never to expect anything, and when it comes it's no more than a gift on loan."
-John McGahern

"To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal."
-Saint Augustine

"He who angers you conquers you."
-Elizabeth Kenny

"Joy shared is twice the joy. Sorrow shared is half the sorrow."

"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water."
-Benjamin Franklin

"It is the property of fools, to be always judging."
-Thomas Fuller

"We can know what God is not, but we cannot know what He is."
-Saint Augustine

"To choose rationally, one must choose morally."
-David Gauthier

"Patience is the companion of wisdom."
-Saint Augustine

"Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable, and more full of joy."
-Thomas Aquinas

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