“The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” ~ Mark Twain
“If we never speak again, I’m just glad I got to tell you truth.” – NDW
“The loneliest moment in life is when you have just experienced that which you thought would deliver the ultimate & it has just let you down.” -RZ
“Your freedom to be you includes my freedom to be free from you.”
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
If you fast forwarded to the end of your life, is this what people will say about you?
“Anything that refreshes you without diminishing, distracting or destroying the final goal is a legitimate pleasure. Any pleasure that jeopardizes the sacred right of another is an illegitimate pleasure. Any pleasure no matter how good if not kept in balance will distort reality or destroy appetite. All pleasure is bought with a price; for the legitimate pleasure you pay before partaking; for the illegitimate you pay after partaking.” -RZ
“Whatever weakens your reasoning, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God or takes away your relish for
spiritual things in short if anything increases the power and authority of the flesh over the spirit that to you become sin however good in itself.” – SW
A King may move a man, a father may claim a son, but remember that even when those who move you be Kings, or men of power, your soul is in your keeping alone. When you stand before God, you cannot say, “But I was told by others to do thus.” Or that, “Virtue was not convenient at the time.” This will not suffice. Remember that.
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.” but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.”
“Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”