Wayside Pulpit Series Quotes
Wayside Pulpit 1
Nothing is so strong as gentleness;
Nothing so gentle as real strength.
Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
There is a story of hope, and we are characters in the story.
Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
There is always time for the important things.
May your life preach more loudly than your lips.
There are some things that are so serious you have to laugh at them.
The master needs the slave far more than the slave needs the master.
There’s something contagious about demanding freedom.
All serious daring starts from within.
When those who fish can’t go to sea, they mend nets.
To try to may be to die, but not to care I never to be born.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
The healthy, strong individual is the one who asks for help when he/she needs it.
Soft water wears away hard rock, if it persists.
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.
Children’s liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.
One of the attributes of loveis to bring harmony and order out of chaos.
Democracyis a government by all the people for all the people.
You need somebody to love you while you’re looking for someone to love.
Wayside Pulpit 2
Lying is done with words, and also with silence.
The world knew you before you knew the world.
Let this day’s performance of the meanest duty be thy religion.
I feel we are all islandsin a common sea.
Loss makes artist of us all as we weave new patterns in the fabric of our lives.
The individual is not made for the state so much as the state for the individual.
Thoughtfulness makes no sound.
Being human explains everything, but excuses nothing.
We are like plants that have the one choice of being in or out of the light.
Memory is where the proof of life is stored.
Sin is the wreckage of the love which we are capable.
Waiting is a window opening on many landscapes.
War is fought over land that does not care, and issues that are forgotten.
Life takes its color and quality not from the days, but from the dawns.
We are each of us responsible for the evil we might have prevented.
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.
What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?
The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything.
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
A free race cannot be born with slave mothers.
Justice is love operating at a distance.
We are better able to teach others after we have learned the lessons ourselves.
I defy the tyranny of precedent.
The best prayers have often more groans than words.
Blessed are those who dream, for some of their dreams will come true.
Wayside Pulpit 3
Life must be lived undisguised.
The past is a great darkness, and filled with echoes.
They come to church to share God, not find God.
What we know is less than what we are.
Any truth creates a scandal.
As we are, so we associate.
Love is a form of work or a form of courage.
I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
A greater inducement to folly is excess of power.
Good is not a quality of life. It is life itself.
Be careful how you live your life for it is the only Gospel others will read.
To choose what is difficult all one’s days as if it were easy that is faith.
Take time before time takes you.
When I can no longer bear my loneliness I take it to my friends.
Our lives are known by the dilemmas we keep.
Most people have to talk so they won’t hear.
The key that unlocks the door to the inner world is imagination.
Letting pain be pain links us with others.
Is silence the answer? It never was.
Perhaps we never appreciate the here and now until it is challenged.
Knowledge is an island surrounded by a sea of mystery.
I have had to live from day to day, striving each day to do my best.
Every hour I live I become an intenser devotee to common sense!
I must depend on myself as the only constant friend.
Laughter is the beginning of prayer.
Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.
Wayside Pulpit 4
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
The tragedy of life is not death, but what dies inside us while we live.
Let us listen to our own prayers. It is we who will make them real.
Accomplishments have no color.
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
We did not weave the web of life: We are merely a strand in it.
Each night a child is born is a holy night.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
It is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be read.
Prayer doesn’t burn up any fossil fuel, it doesn’t pollute.
What lies behind you and what lies before you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Unto us our children are given as an encouragement to hope and strength.
If you want peace, work for justice.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
No institution can be good which does not tend to improve the individual.
Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.
True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.
No woman is required to build the world by destroying herself.
Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.
An achievement is simply a dream upon which we have labored.
The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep running.
What the earth is, we are.
More progress is made by attacking problems than by attacking people.
The worth of an individual is not related to the color of his or her skin.
Wayside Pulpit 5
War does not determine who is rightonly who is left.
The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth is you lost all your money.
We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.
Give us a child’s faith, that we may be cured of our cynicism.
Prayer does not change things; prayer changes people, and people changes things.
Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Never does hatred cease by hating in return.
Religion is something you do, not something you wait for.
An eye for an eye only ends by making the whole world blind.
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
If we cannot agree, let us at any rate agree to differ, but let us part as friends.
To be blind is bad, but worse to have eyes and not to see.
We must learn to live togetheror perish together as fools.
If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart.
Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?
Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it.
True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another.
To worship the wise is much easier than to profit by their wisdom.
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing.
Why should we live in such a hurry and waste of life?
If it is language that makes us human, one half of language is to listen.
Everything in nature is resurrection.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Wayside Pulpit 6
The freedom of the mind is the beginning of all other freedoms.
May your life preach more loudly than your lips.
To be religious is not to feel, but to be.
If you cannot find it in yourself, where will you go for it?
Unanswered questions are far less dangerous than unquestioned answers.
You need not think alike to love alike.
An idea is a curious thing. It will not work unless you do.
There’s more to life than increasing its speed.
I make the most of all that comes, and the least of all that goes.
The strictest justice is sometimes the greatest injustice.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
To become a father is not hard. To be a father is.
To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
A closed mind is like a closed book, just a block of wood.
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Never lose a holy curiosity.
Church is a place where you get to practice what it means to be human.
Wayside Pulpit 7
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
The aging aren’t only the old; the aging are all of us.
And how are the children?
If you understood everything I said, you’d be me.
No question is ever answered until it is settled right.
God means movement, and not explanation.
I was thinking of the greatness of what was human, and found myself in the divine.
You don’t have anything if you don’t have the stories.
Without justice, courage is weak.
Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty.
How we spend out days is, of course, how we spend out lives.
Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season.