The right quote at the right time can right a wrong, encourage completion of a task, uplift a head, bring laughter at an awkward moment, soften an unexpected blow, or turn the proverbial frown upside-down.
I can usually find a suitable quote spoken by a literary or spiritual giant. My mainstays are Maya Angelou, Oswald Chambers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and Corrie Ten Boom. And, probably due to her tender heart and young age, I’m particularly drawn to quotes by Anne Frank. But, gone are the days when quotes of only the learned and accomplished carried any weight. Contemporary personalities are equally inspirational with their thoughts and observances.
A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool. ~ Joseph Roux
Here is where I will gather all the posts that have meaning for me. Some I will expound on. Others I will just share and leave the interpretation up to you. Some sources for quotes you’ll find here are The Holy Bible, My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers, Leaves of Gold, various sermons, and day-to-day reading. I hope you enjoy and draw inspiration from my selections.
One thing I’m cautious about when using quotes, however, is the world-view or mindset of the speaker. If his world view and/or religious beliefs are substantially opposed to mine, I will not use his quote — no matter how inspirational it sounds. To do so would undermine my beliefs.