We provide these quotes for your edification. Many of them are powerful, others insightful.

However, all of them do not speak the truth. See, for example, the Stupid/Bad/Untruthful/Absurd category. Enjoy these concise insights.


“The Bible is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life…”

— President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)


“How can there be too many children? That’s like saying there are too many flowers.”

— Mother Teresa (1910-1997), Catholic missionary in India


“I do not believe there are any new objections to be discovered to the truth of…”

— Francis Scott Key (1780-1843), “Star Spangled Banner” author


“The current attitude of the church toward the power of prayer borders on…”

— Robert E. Speer (1867-1947), American missionary


“Christians cannot afford to be indifferent to the outcome of this struggle for the…”

— President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)


“Our willingness to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is…”

— R. C. Lewontin, evolutionist in “Billions and Billions of Demons”, “The New York Review of Books”. 44(1):31.


“The greatest threat to our civilization comes from within that civilization itself: our…”

— Life Magazine editorial excerpt, April 18, 1949


“The problem is not only to win souls but to save minds. If you win the whole world…”

— Charles Malik (1906-1987), President of the UN General Assembly



“Its name is public opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some…”

— Mark Twain (1857-1938), American writer


“I will place no value on anything I have or may possess except in relation to the…”

— David Livingstone (1813-1873), Scottish medical missionary to Africa

Government/Public Office/Laws

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take…”

— President Gerald Ford (1913-2006)


“To move with the times is, of course, to go where all times go.”

— C. S. Lewis (1893-1963), British writer and thinker


“One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.”

— Walter Bagehot (1826-1877), British economist

International Ministry

“No policy has proved more successful in making friends for the United States, during…”

— Robert M. Gates, former CIA Director, President of Texas A&M University


“The church is not made up of spiritual giants; only broken men can lead others to the cross.”

— David J. Bosch, Afrikaner Dutch Reformed pastor and missionary


“Death is the ultimate weapon of the tyrant; resurrection does not make a covenant with death, it overthrows it.”

— N. T. Wright, British theologian




“Everywhere in the world the sight of a twelve-man squad of GIs brought joy to people’s…”

— Stephen Ambrose (1936-2002), American historian


“If we are to use our minds rightly, we must live in an attitude of constant openness and learning.”

— USC philosophy professor Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart, p. 110


“The more people are reached by mass communication, the less they communicate with each other.”

— Marya Mannes (1904-1990), author-journalist


“Our revolution is a part of the world revolution. It is not confined to the reconquest of Palestine. Palestinians…”

–George Habash, Marxist leader of the PLO in 1972, told directly to Oriana Fallaci, recorded in her book, The Force of Reason (2006)


“I am. I am. I exist, I think, therefore I am; I am because I think that I don’t want to be, I think that I ? because ? ugh! I flee.”

— Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French existentialist philosopher


“Worldliness is what any particular culture does to make sin look normal and righteousness look strange.”

— David Wells, American missionary

Spiritual Life

“The man who is intimate with God is never intimidated by man.”

— Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994), American church leader


“The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.”

— Clarence Darrow (1857-1938), ACLU agnostic attorney


“Tolerance is a virtue…if nothing is true.”

— Bill Perry, international student missionary and pastor

Utopian Ideas

“If one hopes, as I do, that within fifty years…the children now in school may live to see…”

— James Bryant Conant (1893-1978), Harvard University president


“The world is passing through troublesome times. The young people of today think…”

— Peter the Monk, 1274 AD in the Church of Scotland Journal.