(A Periodic List of My Favorite Phrases That "Sing")
Some people have a great memory for sports statistics – or names – or faces – or historical events. It seems I have a different aptitude: a penchant to remember quotations (that are meaningful or pithy). Perhaps you'd expect that of me, since I'm a "word guy." So, without further ado, here is the first installment of 10 delightful, insightful quotations, with attribution where known:
1. "You cannot succeed beyond your wildest dreams, if you don't have some wild dreams."
2. "The Bible is the best book that has ever read me."
3. "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." – Jim Elliot
4. "Why are gamblers for gold so many, yet gamblers for God so few?" – C.T. Studd
5. "Better to be silent and thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."
6. "I have one passion – it is Christ, Christ alone." – Count Zinzendorf
7. "Preach the gospel, die, be forgotten." – Count Zinzendorf
8. "I never made a sacrifice." – Hudson Taylor, pioneer missionary to China
9. "Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God." – William Carey
10. "Some wish to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop, within a yard of hell." – C.T. Studd