A Long Journey

“Did we know a friend or neighbor, who had a long journey of the utmost importance to make, and yet should stand all the day idle, neglecting to set out till the sun was about to go down, we could not but pity and condemn his egregious folly. And yet it is to be feared most men are just such fools; they have a long journey to take, nay, a journey to eternity, a journey of infinite importance, and of which they are obliged to dispatch before the sun of their natural life be gone down and yet they loiter away the time allotted to them to perform their journey in, till sickness or death surprises them; and then they cry out, ‘What shall we do to inherit eternal life?'”

George Whitefield
The Collected Sermons of George Whitefield

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I Stand Amazed

“The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.”

Louis Pasteur
Father of microbiology, created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax

AZ Quotes indicates this comes from “The Literary Digest, October 18, 1902.” Pasteur died in 1895 and I haven’t been able to verify the source of this quote.

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I Had No Ancestry

“More than once I have tried to picture myself in the position of a boy or man with an honoured and distinguised ancestry which I could trace back through a period of hundreds of years, and who had not only inherited a name, but fortune and a proud family homestead; and yet I have sometimes had the feeling that if I had inherited these, and had been a member of a more popular race, I should have been inclined to yield to temptation of depending upon my ancestry and my colour to do that for me which I should do for myself. Years ago I resolved that because I had no ancestry myself I would leave a record of which my children would be pround, and which might encourage them to still higher effort.”

Booker T. Washington (1856 – 1915)
Up From Slavery

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Enticing Others

“If we ourselves are good, we shall excite others to goodness; if we do evil, we shall entice others to do evil also. There is a close connection between doing and teaching. How needful then is it for us all to take heed that we do not sin any way ourselves, lest we should become factors for the devil, and ensnare, perhaps, our nearest and dearest relatives?”

George Whitefield
The Collected Sermons of George Whitefield.


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Getting Into Paradise

“I had no schooling whatever while I was a slave, though I remember on several occasions I went as far as the schoolhouse door with one of my young mistresses to carry her books. The picture of several dozen boys and girls in a schoolroom engage in study made a deep impression upon me, and I had the feeling that to get into a schoolhouse and study in this way would be about the same as getting into paradise.”

Booker T. Washington (1856 – 1915)
Up From Slavery

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Deprived of Our Most Precious Possession

“We have placed too much hope in politics and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life. It is trampled by the party mob in the East, by the commercial one in the West.”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Address at Harvard University Commencement, 1978

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When I Learned I Was a Slave

“So far as I can now recall, the first knowledge that I got of the fact that we were slaves, and that freedom of the slaves was being discussed, was early one morning before day, when I was awakened by my mother kneeling over her children and fervently praying that Lincoln and his armies might be successful, and that one day she and her children might be free.”

Booker T. Washington (1856 – 1915)

Up From Slavery

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