Quotes Of Provocation
Compiled By Joseph Harris
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A Collection by Joseph Harris
Posted Here 3/19/12

No words on earth are more sure than the words of God. His words cut, calm, convict, heal, reveal, guide and speak in a way the words of men cannot do. Yet, there is still a place for the words of men when they speak truth and provoke the mind. I love the common sense quotes of great men of the past and present. I collect quotes and below are just a few of my favorites.

A popular evangelist reaches your emotions. A true prophet reaches your conscience. Leonard Ravenhill

I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do today. Will Rogers

He who wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. Edmund Burke

Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred. W. N. Taylor

If the people who make the decisions are the people who will also bear the consequences of those decisions, perhaps better decisions will result. John Abrams

This country has come to feel the same when congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. Will Rogers

We are the salt of the earth, mind you, not the sugar. Our ministry is to truly cleanse and not just to change the taste. Vance Havner

Success is on the same road as failure; success is just a little further down the road. Jack Hyles

I remember another Baptist preacher who was converted from a different faith. When asked how it happened, he said: "It was just plain carelessness. Somebody left a New Testament lying open and I read it. Vance Havner

How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don't even have the strength to turn off your TV? Leonard Ravenhill

The government's view of the economy: if it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it. Ronald Reagan

Live in such a way that you would not be afraid to sell your parrot to the town gossip. Will Rogers

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty or safety. Benjamin Franklin

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill

How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads and Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin. Ronald Reagan

Joseph Harris is the Vice President of Southeastern Baptist College in Laurel, MS. (This article may be reprinted in whole, as long as the name Joseph Harris and also appear).

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