Christian Quotes, Section D

Temptation Christian Quotes

Temptation usually comes in through a door that has deliberately been left open. ~ Arnold Glasow

Unwillingness to accept God’s “way of escape” from temptation frightens me what a rebel yet resides within. ~ Jim Elliot

All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can’t be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

To realize God’s presence is the one sovereign remedy against temptation. ~ Francois Fenelon

He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

Every temptation is great or small according as the man is. ~ Jeremy Taylor

Temptations, when we meet them at first, are as the lion that roared upon Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them. ~ John Bunyan

The higher the hill, the stronger the wind: so the loftier the life, the stronger the enemy’s temptations. ~ John Wycliffe

Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God. ~ Martin Luther

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

John Wesley quotes

“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” ~ John Wesley

“What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace.” ~ John Wesley

“We should be rigorous in judging ourselves and gracious in judging others.” ~ John Wesley

“Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on Earth.” ~ John Wesley

“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” ~ John Wesley

“Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.” ~ John Wesley

When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man when he gets all he can and saves all he can, does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man!” ~ John Wesley

“Not, how much of my money will I give to God, but, how much of God’s money will I keep for myself?” ~ John Wesley

“with all prayer (Eph. 6:18)” All sorts of prayer- public, private, mental, vocal. Do not be diligent in one kind of prayer and negligent in others… let us use all.” ~ John Wesley, How To Pray: The Best of John Wesley on Prayer

“Purge me from every sinful blot;
My idols all be cast aside:
Cleanse me from every evil thought,
From all the filth of self and pride.
The hatred of the carnal mind
Out of my flesh at once remove:
Give me a tender heart, resigned,
And pure, and full of faith and love.”
~ John Wesley

“The readiest way which God takes to draw a man to himself is, to afflict him in that he loves most, and with good reason; and to cause this affliction to arise from some good action done with a single eye; because nothing can more clearly show him the emptiness of what is most lovely and desirable in all the world.” ~ John Wesley

Inspirational Recovery Quotes

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. ~ Oscar Wilde

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. ~ Helen Keller

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, Faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly. ~ Patrick Overton

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. ~ Napoleon Hill

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that’s why they call it the present. ~
Eleanor Roosevelt

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

In God’s economy, nothing is wasted. Through failure, we learn a lesson in humility which is probably needed, painful though it is. ~ Bill W.

You become what you think about. ~ Earl Nightingale

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much. ~ Mother Teresa

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you’re not sure where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else. ~ Anonymous

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. ~ African Proverb

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. ~ Richard M. DeVos

We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less. ~ Anonymous

If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything. ~ Win Borden

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him. ~ Aldous Huxley

We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life. ~ James Freeman Clarke

Take heed: you do not find what you do not seek. ~ English Proverb

“I can’t do it” never yet accomplished anything; “I will try” has performed wonders. ~ George P. Burnham

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm … As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. ~ Audrey Hepburn

We lose the fear of making decisions, great and small; as we realize that should our choice prove wrong we can, if we will, learn from the experience. ~ Bill W.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar

So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the key. ~ The Eagles

Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, “What happened?” ~ Anonymous

A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve. ~ John Maxwell

Even if you may be down to the worst, the best is potentially within you. You only have to find it, release it, and rise up with it. This requires courage and character, to be sure, but the main requirement is faith. Cultivate faith and you will have the necessary courage and character. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Dreams not pursued by action are simply that, dreams with little prospect of being attained. Action taken without a plan or direction is simply that– action with little prospect of success. Tie the plan and the action together and the dreams can become reality. ~ Julie V. Watson

Heaven never helps the man who will not act. ~ Sophocles

If you’re not sure where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else. ~ Anonymous

Yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision, but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. ~Anonymous

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen. ~ Wayne Dyer

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