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The Bible: He wrote it - we quote it! Why quote others?

Bees gather honey from a lot of flowers so speakers need to gather nectar from a lot of sources

If you haven’t struck oil in the first three minutes, stop boring – George Jessel

The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own – Charles Spurgeon



E-Clips . . . quotes gathered through
three decades of Kris’ reading and study

updated 1/1/15



Jealousy, the injured lover’s hell - Milton

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive - Havelock Ellis

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on - Shakespeare, Othello

If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang - Charley Reese

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own - Harold Coffin

Calamities are of two kinds:  misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others - Ambrose Bierce


Jesus Christ is the explanation of human history, and no man, no matter how great his intellectual ability, has ever been able to find an adequate explanation of human history with Jesus left out - Dr. James Francis

The Lord of glory, the Lamb of God, the Light of the world, the Lion of Judah, the Love of the Church, the Lifter of the head, the Lily of the valley, the Logos of scripture, the Laver of cleansing, the Life of the redeemed

Jesus stills the heart, kills the sin, fills the soul, thrills the spirit, heals the body, seals the future

I know men and Jesus Christ is not a man - Napoleon

The Son of God became Son of man so we sons of men can become sons of God

Jesus, the way for the day, light for the night, power for the hour, friend to the end, glory of the story, master of disaster, solution for pollution, answer for cancer

The earthly career of our Lord Jesus Christ was no mere episode, a sort of interlude, in His eternal life. What He was and what He did on earth was neither abnormal nor divergent, but characteristic - E.M. Bounds

Not only do we know God by Jesus Christ alone, but we know ourselves only by Jesus Christ. We know life and death only through Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus Christ, we do not know what is our life, nor our death, nor God, nor ourselves. Thus, without Scripture, which has Jesus alone for its object, we know nothing, and see only darkness and confusion in the nature of God, and in our own nature - Blaise Pascal

The greatest man in history was the poorest - Emerson


The new birth brings new mirth and new worth and one day a new earth

Pity the Christian who claims to be living in the land of Canaan, with its figs and pomegranates, if all he has to show for it is crab apples! - Vance Havner

When Phillip brought revival to Samaria there was “great joy in that city” (Acts 8:8). Revival joy is 1) courageous joy, 2) contagious joy, 3) outrageous joy

Happy days are here again!

Parties I refuse to attend:
Pity party - You’re feeling sorry for yourself.
Patsy party - You’re looking for someone to blame.
Pride party - You’re suffering from injured ego.
Pig party - You’re being selfish - Michael Ritt Jr

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing - Michael Pritchard

The guy said, “I’m not a grouch, I’m just a guy whose been in a bad mood for forty years”

This is our joy, it’s our survival, let’s pray for a Holy Ghost arrival, let’s have a revival - The Hemphills

Life is something to be enjoyed not endured

Where is your “Joy” - in a bottle under the kitchen sink?

A grouch is someone who spreads cheer wherever he doesn’t go

When Norman Cousins was in the worst stages of fiber-myalgia, he checked out of the hospital, rented a hotel room and took Three Stooges, Candid Camera and Marx Brothers videos and tried what he would later call “laugh therapy”. He found that if he could laugh for 10 minutes he would be free of pain for 2 hours. Eventually he recovered from a 500 to 1 odds collagen-fiber disorder

How do you spell relief? L-A-U-G-H

Your face is a mobile billboard advertising what’s down in your heart

If you wanted to catch the flu you would go to someone who has the flu, so if you want to catch a joyous attitude you need to hang around with people who are infected with it

I asked God for all things, that I might enjoy life. God gave life that I might enjoy all things

Pain is inevitable; misery is optional - Barbara Johnson

Happy days are here again!

You can walk up to almost anyone on the street and say, “hey, I heard about your problem”, and they will respond, “Who told you?” - Zig Ziglar

“I had a little party, this afternoon at three,
‘Twas very small, three guests in all, just I, myself and me.
Myself ate all the sandwiches, while I drank up the tea,
‘Twas also I who ate the pie, and passed the cake to me”

Revivalist John Davis says that you “can have joy whether facing IRS or PMS”

There is no sense singing about a land of milk and honey, figs and pomegranates, when all we have to show for it is crab apples - Vance Havner


There’s so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it little behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us - John Brantingham

Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers - Voltaire


I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is ready for the big ordeal of meeting me is another matter - Winston Churchill to NYC news conference

Napoleon had a medal made that said, “I was there”. Oh, to get to heaven and receive that medal

Those who pretend to pass judgment in spiritual matters must be prepared to show their credentials of personal spiritual experience - Donald Gee

Establishing our own meaning in life leads to a chaos in moral analysis and verdict. We can't be the basis of our own analysis and judgment, any more than a criminal can also function as judge - Ramesh Richard

Evening, that brings all things home - one line that survived ancient poem by the Greek poet Sappho

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on; nor all your piety nor wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all your tears was out a word of it - F. Scott Fitzgerald


While browsing around in the attic, Junior came across an old report card which had been his father's. He brought it downstairs and compared it with the one he had just received at school and which he intended to show when his dad was in a good mood. When Dad was seated in his easy chair, Junior approached. "Hey Dad, just look at this old report card of yours and then look at the one I just got. Why, your grades aren't any better than mine." "You're right, son," he said. "I guess the only fair thing to do now is give you what my Dad gave me."

Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceedingly small,
Though with patience he stands waiting, with exactness grinds he all - Milo

If the modernists reiterate that the love of God cannot be overstated, they need to be reminded that the justice of God cannot be understated - Leonard Ravenhill

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