Ambition (see also Work)

Every person should take some time daily to look at the road map of his ambitions.

Easy is the enemy of ambition.

The father of success is work—the mother of achievement is ambition.

The ambition of many dieters is to be weighed and found wanting.

Anger (see also Temper)

I will not permit any man to narrow or degrade my soul by making me hate him.

An angry man is seldom reasonable; a reasonable man is seldom angry.

Don't be angry with the people who are smarter than you—it isn't their fault.

Speak when you are angry and it will be the best speech you will ever forget.

A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

Every moment you are angry, you lose a minute of happiness.

Anger is only one letter from danger.

When a person strikes in anger, he usually misses the mark.

A man is never in worse company than when he flies into a rage and is beside himself.

Some people are like buttons—they pop off at the wrong time.

An angry man opens his mouth and closes his eyes.

Anger is the wind that blows out the light of reason.

One load that is too heavy for anyone to carry—a grudge.

He who loses his head is usually the last one to miss it.

A fellow with the smallest mind is the one who is usually most willing to give someone a piece of it.

Hating people is like burning the house to kill the rats.

A chip on the shoulder indicates there is wood a little higher up.

When we give others a "piece of our mind," we have no "peace of mind" left.

Some people think they have dynamic personalities because they are always exploding.

Hatred is self-punishment.

The more you grow up, the less you blow up.

Rudeness is a weak man's imitation of strength.

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Bitterness is self-cannibalism.

Never answer an angry word; it is the second one that starts a quarrel.

Those who look for opportunities to hate, miss many opportunities to love.

A grouch is a fellow who has sized himself up and then is sore about it.

When you give a person a piece of your mind, you lose part of yours.

Some Christians are like balloons—full of wind and ready to blow up.

The wind of anger blows out the lamp of intelligence.

When we discuss we show our intelligence; when we argue we display our ignorance.

Swallowing angry words is always easier than eating them.

Anger is a feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.

An argument is the longest distance between two points of view.

The test of a man's or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.

Though vengeance may seem sweet, there still may be bitterness in the heart.

Unspoken anger is never regretted.

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

Despair could be defined as anger with no place to go.

Anger is often more harmful than the injury it has caused.

Anger manages everything badly.

No one is able to stand up indefinitely under the weight of carrying a grudge.

Steel loses its strength when it loses its temper.

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.

A believer at war with his brother cannot be at peace with his Father.

No matter how long you nurse a grudge it won't get better.


Backsliding (see also Sin)

Backsliding begins in the knees.

Backsliding is the easiest thing to do—you do nothing.

The devil will be satisfied with you if you are satisfied with him.

People seldom lose their religion by a blowout—it is usually a slow leak.

Backsliding begins when knee-bending stops.

Backsliders usually are guilty of criticism, condemnation, and complaining.

When we expect more of others than we expect of ourselves, we are in a state of carnality.

Samson was asleep when he lost his strength.

Still water and still religion freeze the quickest.

If people would do what they should, there would be no time to do what they should not.

Hypocrites are persons who aren't themselves on Sunday.

Church members are like automobiles—they start missing before they quit.

Some people who never consider walking in darkness sure enjoy a little stroll in the shade.

The backslider who turns back to the Lord needs the backing of the church.


Not all biblical promises carry an unconditional guarantee.

God's Word is like a highway sign.

You don't have to pay any attention to it if you don't care what happens to you.

One truth from the Bible is worth more than all the wisdom of man.

The value of the Bible is not knowing it, but obeying it.

Love for the Author of the Bible is the best preparation for the Bible.

Knowing the Scripture is one thing; knowing the Author is another.

When you study the Scriptures "hit or miss," you're likely to miss more than you hit.

Voltaire boasted that his work would make the Bible extinct in a hundred years. Recently his ninety-two volumes sold for two dollars.

A Bible in hand is worth two on the shelf.

Keep your Bible open and you will not find the door to heaven closed.

The Bible is a telescope; it is not to look at, but to look through.

It is good to mark your Bible, but it is better to let your Bible mark you.

The Holy Scriptures teach us the best way of living, the noblest way of suffering, and the most comfortable way of dying.

The Bible is a window through which we look at eternity.

Bible verses will save you from spiritual reverses.

Knowing the Bible is of little benefit unless you practice it.

Should all the people dust off their Bibles, we would have one of the greatest dust storms of all time.

The best way for Christians to grow is to eat the Bread of Life.

Because there is dust on your Bible does not mean it is dry.

The Bible is most helpful when open.

To master the Bible, the Bible must master you.

Some people thank God for the open Bible who never bother to open it.

Knowing the living Word is the key to understanding the written Word.

The Bible, as it is, is for men as they are.

The Bible is like a compass—it always points the believer in the right direction.

I read my Bible to know what people ought to do and my newspaper to know what they are doing.

The Bible should more than inform us—it should transform us.

The blood of Christ makes us safe; the Word of God makes us sure.

The Bible is not only the world's best-seller—it's man's best buy.

Some of the Bible's most precious treasures are discerned only with tear-filled eyes.

The Bible was not written to teach science, but the Bible is scientifically correct.

The Bible is the only book whose Author is always present when it is read.

Carrying your Bible will never take the place of reading it.

You can remove the cinders of doubt from the eye of faith only by the water of the Word.

The Bible will never be a dry book to those who use it as a source of "living water."

The Bible doesn't need to be rewritten—just reread.

We must adjust ourselves to the Bible—never the Bible to ourselves.

Don't criticize the Bible—let it criticize you!

God's law lasts longer than those who break it.

Trying to do away with the truth of the Bible is like trying to mop the ocean dry with a sponge.

Too many study their neighbor's faults more closely than their Bible.

The devil is not afraid of a dust-covered Bible.

Some people have memorized the Scriptures without practicing them.

The Bible breaks hard hearts and heals broken hearts.

It is a great responsibility to own a Bible.

You can learn a lot from reading the Bible; you can learn still more by practicing it.

Other books were given for our information—the Bible was given for our transformation.

A Bible that has frayed edges usually has an owner that doesn't.

The Bible needs less defense and more practice.

A well-read Bible is the sign of a well-fed soul.

The Bible, like a bank, is most helpful when it's open.

The best thing to do with the Bible is to know it in the head, stow it in the heart, sow it in the world, and show it in the life.

A home without a Bible is like a ship without a compass.

The Bible reveals the wickedness in the heart of man, but also reveals the grace and mercy of God.

Using your Bible as a road map will keep you off the detours of sin.

Every Christian should own a read Bible.

The one who only samples the Word of God never acquires much of a taste for it.

The more we read the sacred pages, the better we know the Rock of Ages.

The Word of God, spoken with compassion, has converted more sinners than mere eloquence.

Rich treasures of God's truth are waiting to be discovered in his Word.

The signals of Scripture are meant for our protection, correction, and direction.

If you pore over God's Word, his cleansing power will pour over you.

Long-lasting relief is not found in a bottle but in the Bible.