“Tenderness relieves strength that encumbers.”
― Toba Beta

Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.

~Mae West

(In response to a question about Aslan) “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

    We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts. 
~Harold Nicolson

Learning without thinking is useless 
Thinking without learning is dangerous 

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.  They went out and happened to things.
                                                               ~Leonardo da Vinci

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.  EDMUND BURKE

"To love another person is to see the face of God."

~Les Miserables

"Once we've decided to pay the price and to say, 'Yes, Jesus, whatever it costs, I choose to obey,' we'll find out in the end it really cost us nothing because all we really wanted was Jesus anyway." ~Heather Mercer

"Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
>Les Brown

Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
~C.S. Lewis

1 Corinthians 13:1-8b:

   If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge ; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous ; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly ; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth ; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails...

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. 
 ~Peter Ustinov

Hate leaves ugly scars, 
love leaves beautiful ones. 

 ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


inspirational quotes 23 Sometimes All You Need Is A Little Inspiration to Keep Rolling

inspirational quotes 281 Feeling Down? All You Need is A Little Inspiration (31 Pics)

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us."
~1 John 4:18-19

He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me." ~Erma Bombeck 

The first to apologize is the bravest,

The first to forgive is the strongest, and

The first to forget is the happiest.


"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."

~Albert Einstein

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

-Albert Einstein

    "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

2 Corinthians 4:18

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

Albert Einstein

"If you do not change direction, 
you may end up where you are heading."
-Lao Tzu

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

"[God] is not proud...He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him."
--CS Lewis, The Problem of Pain

"The Psalmists in telling everyone to praise God are doing what all men do when they speak of what they care about."

--CS Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms

“Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.”

- Jacob M. Braude

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

- Gandhi

"God has landed on this enemy-occupied world in human form...The perfect surrender and humiliation was undergone by Christ: perfect because He was God, surrender and humiliation because He was man."
CS Lewis, The Case for Christianity

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


 “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
- Winston Churchill

We all profess that we are bound for heaven, immortality, and glory: but is it any evidence that we really design it if all our thoughts are consumed about the trifles of this world, which we must leave behind us, and have only occasional thoughts of things above?

- John Owen

Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.

~Warren Wiersbe

    Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. -- Corrie Ten Boom

Do one thing everyday that scares you.
― Eleanor Roosevelt

“All you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and I promise you something great will come of it.”

~Matt Damon, from the movie We Bought A Zoo

    We are [God's] portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.

~John Mark McMillan, from his song "How He Loves"

    Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
--William Ellery Channing

    My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
--Forrest Gump

Music is what feelings sound like. 
 ~Author Unknown

Maybe I've been the problem, maybe I'm the one to blame
But even when I turn it off and blame myself, the outcome feels the same
I've been thinkin maybe I've been partly cloudy, maybe I'm the chance of rain
Maybe I'm overcast, and maybe all my lucks washed down the drain

I've been thinking 'bout everyone, everyone you look so lonely

But when I look at the stars,
when I look at the stars,
when I look at the stars I see someone else
When I look at the stars,
the stars, I feel like myself

Stars lookin at our planet watching entropy and pain
And maybe start to wonder how the chaos in our lives could pass as sane
I've been thinking bout the meaning of resistance, of a hope beyond my own
And suddenly the infinite and penitent begin to look like home

I've been thinking bout everyone, everyone you look so empty

But when I look at the stars,
when I look at the stars,
when I look at the stars I see someone else...

--Jon Foreman, taken from Switchfoot song "Stars"

Napoleon Dynamite: [referring to Deb's milk] I see you're drinking 1%. Is that 'cause you think you're fat? 'Cause you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to.

    “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

--C. S. Lewis 


    God, speaking to the idolatrous nation of Israel about the mercy that He will have on her (Israel):

    Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
Will bring her into the wilderness,
And speak comfort to her.
I will give her her vineyards from there,
And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope;
She shall sing there,
As in the days of her youth,
As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.
And it shall be, in that day 
That you will call Me "My Husband,"
And no longer call Me "My Master.”

--Hosea 2:14-16

    “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”

~C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

    Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.

- Billy Sunday

    Never mistake motion for action. 

~Ernest Hemingway

    Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold - but so does a hard-boiled egg. 

~Author Unknown

    If your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. 
~Henry J. Kaiser


  1. Love the added pictures!

  2. love the top two quotes about truth and love and about worrying. keep them coming. I LOVE QUOTES!

  3. I LOVE THE QUOTE BY BRAUDE!!! How true and simple. Why didn't I ever think of it that way? And of course the quotes by C.S. Lewis are ALWAYS awesome. He was so wise.
    Keep adding quotes-love them.

  4. I really like the quote about happiness by David Hume!

  5. Thanks so much for posting these quotes. They have been a great encouragement to me. My favorite is the one by Plato: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

    -Charles Otto