quote by Rich Mullins

Love is a virtue and not a feeling. It is fed and fired by God- not by the favorable response of the beloved. Even when it doesn't seem to make a dime's worth of difference to the ones on whom it is lavished, it is still the most prized of all virtues because it is at the heart of the very character of God.

— Rich Mullins

Heartwarming Lavish quotations

Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.

The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact.

Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.

The grace of God is dangerous. It's lavish, excessive, outrageous, and scandalous. God's grace is ridiculously inclusive. Apparently God doesn't care who He loves. He is not very careful about the people He calls His friends or the people He calls His church.

A liar is always lavish of oaths.

Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the great praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son. There can be no doubt that whatever we say in praise of the Mother gives equal praise to the Son.

Great minds that are healthy are never considered geniuses, while this sublime qualification is lavished on brains that are often inferior but are slightly touched by madness.

I’ll admit that my garden now grows hope in lavish profusion, leaving little room for anything else. I suppose it has squeezed out more practical plants like caution and common sense. Still, though, hope does not flourish in every garden, and I feel thankful it has taken root in mine.

I want to take my rightful share of life by force, I want to give lavishly, I want love to flow from my heart, to ripen and bear fruit. There are many horizons that must be visited, fruit that must be plucked, books read, and white pages in the scrolls of life to be inscribed with vivid sentences in a bold hand.

Nature is always lavish of her gifts even to the most insignificant forms.

The butterflies and moths are richly dowered in this respect.

Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement.

Be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.

Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death – fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant.

A high income job, a big house, nice cars, and lavish vacations don't mean you are rich, in fact it could mean exactly opposite

In the best of all possible worlds, February 14 is a pleasant and sentimental opportunity to lavish your partner with attention or move your relationship to the next level.

Our confused society badly needs a community of contrast, a counterculture of ordinary pilgrims who insist living a different way. Unlike popular culture, we will lavish attention on the least "deserving" in direct opposition to our celebrity culture's emphasis on success, wealth, and beauty.

Every luxury was lavished on you - atheism, breastfeeding, circumcision.

Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday.

..The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.

Lavish love on every living being you meet. See how different you feel at the end of the day.

There is no calamity greater than lavish desires.

There is no greater guilt than discontent. And there is no greater disaster than greed.

We are always too busy for our children;

we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly.

Having God as an identity marker is nothing but a label, a language, and a lifestyle. I'm a Christian. I talk like one. I act like one. But having God as an identity changer is so much more. It's lavish abandon to who God is and who He's made me to be. Holding nothing back!

I don't have to live this lavish lifestyle.

Train everyone lavishly, you can't overspend on training.

Just as lavishness leads easily to presumption, so does frugality to meanness.

But meanness is a far less serious fault than presumption.

I suspect it's because Truman Democrats have been replaced by Gruber Democrats - self-styled elitists who feed lavishly at the public trough and think government should serve them, not the hoi polloi they disdain and deceive.

If we would spend on education half the amount of money that we currently lavish on sports and entertainment, we could provide complete and free education for every student in this country.

Today riches and honours have been lavished on me, but one gift has been lacking, the most important one of all, the only one that matters, the gift of youth.

By the care she lavishes on her toilet, by the concern she has for her beauty set off by her adornment, a woman regards herself as an object always trying to attract men's attention.

But when Lust By unchaste looks, loose gestures, and foul talk, But most by lewd and lavish arts of sin, Lets in defilement to the inward parts, The soul grows clotted by contagion, Imbodies and imbrutes, till she quite lose The divine property of her first being.

The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.

Papa wasn't man enough, couldn't stand up to his responsibilities.

Instead of taking care of me, he'd rather live lavishly.

Every human occupation has it repertoire of stock phrases, within which every man twists and turn until his death. His vocabulary, which seems so lavish, reduces itself to a hundred routine formulas at most, which he repeats over and over.

The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of.

You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know.

The lavish presentation appeals to me, and I've got to convince the others.

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