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  • #1
    “The Paradoxical Commandments

    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
    Succeed anyway.

    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.

    Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    Think big anyway.

    People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
    Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.

    People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
    Help people anyway.

    Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
    Give the world the best you have anyway.”
    Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council


  • #2
    Jimmy Carter
    “We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon.”
    Jimmy Carter


  • #3
    Jimmy Carter
    “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense… human rights invented America.”
    Jimmy Carter


  • #4
    Desmond Tutu
    “We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.”
    Desmond Tutu


  • #5
    Desmond Tutu
    “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
    Desmond Tutu


  • #6
    Desmond Tutu
    “In the end what matters is not how good we are but how good God is. Not how much we love Him but how much He loves us. And God loves us whoever we are, whatever we’ve done or failed to do, whatever we believe or can’t.”
    Desmond Tutu


  • #7
    “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
    Jim Elliot


  • #8
    Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: What! You too?
    “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves


  • #9
    Walter M. Miller Jr.
    “You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
    Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz


  • #10
    C.S. Lewis
    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #11
    C.S. Lewis
    “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #12
    C.S. Lewis
    “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #13
    C.S. Lewis
    “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #14
    C.S. Lewis
    “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #15
    C.S. Lewis
    “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #16
    C.S. Lewis
    “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #17
    C.S. Lewis
    “God can't give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #18
    C.S. Lewis
    “Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning...”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #19
    C.S. Lewis
    “It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #20
    C.S. Lewis
    “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #21
    C.S. Lewis
    “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity


  • #22
    C.S. Lewis
    “You can make anything by writing.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #23
    C.S. Lewis
    “The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career. ”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #24
    C.S. Lewis
    “God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #25
    C.S. Lewis
    “That's the worst of girls," said Edmund to Peter and the Dwarf. "They never can carry a map in their heads."
    "That's because our heads have something inside them," said Lucy.”
    C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian


  • #26
    C.S. Lewis
    “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity


  • #27
    C.S. Lewis
    “Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”
    C.S. Lewis


  • #28
    C.S. Lewis
    “You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you," said the Lion.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair


  • #29
    C.S. Lewis
    “Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.”
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity


  • #30
    C.S. Lewis
    “Give me all of you!!! I don’t want so much of your time, so much of your talents and money, and so much of your work. I want YOU!!! ALL OF YOU!! I have not come to torment or frustrate the natural man or woman, but to KILL IT! No half measures will do. I don’t want to only prune a branch here and a branch there; rather I want the whole tree out! Hand it over to me, the whole outfit, all of your desires, all of your wants and wishes and dreams. Turn them ALL over to me, give yourself to me and I will make of you a new self---in my image. Give me yourself and in exchange I will give you Myself. My will, shall become your will. My heart, shall become your heart.”
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity




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