quote by Charles Spurgeon

Prayer pulls the rope below and the great bell rings above in the ears of God. Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray so languidly. Others give but an occasional pluck at the rope. But he who wins with heaven is the man who grasps the rope boldly and pulls continuously, with all his might.

— Charles Spurgeon

Vibrant Pluck quotations

Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove.

Plato had defined Man as an animal, biped and featherless, and was applauded.

Diogenes plucked a fowl and brought it into the lecture-room with the words, "Behold Plato's man!"

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.


Love not the flower they pluck and know it not, And all their botany is Latin names.

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them.

We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved.

Polar bears did very well in the warmer times.

They didn't die out at all; they didn't die out in the last 10,000 years, nor during the previous interglacial, nor the one before that. So, they're just used as a deceitful heartthrob; you know, to pluck your heartstrings because the polar bears might die out.

The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.


A fan once asked if he could have a piece of my hair for voodoo.

I said no, so he hugged me and plucked out a couple of hairs and ran off.

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.

Everything depends on whether we have for opponents those French tricksters or those daring rascals, the English. I prefer the English. Frequently their daring can only be described as stupidity. In their eyes it may be pluck and daring.

The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.

Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.


[S]tatism is but socialized dishonesty;

it is feathering the nests of some with feathers coercively plucked from others - on the grand scale. There is no moral difference between the act of a pickpocket and the progressive income tax or any other social program.

Create all the happiness you are able to create;

remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains.

The puritan through life's sweet garden goes to pluck the thorn and cast away the rose.

By the grace of God we will never pluck unripe fruit.

We will never press people to decision, because we'll lead them to damnation and not salvation.

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.


By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.

O Christian, look up and take comfort.

Jesus has prepared a place for you, and those who follow Him shall never perish, neither shall anyone pluck them out of His hands.

This is what art is all about. It is weaving fabric from the feathers you have plucked from your own breast. But no one must ever see the process - only the finished bolt of goods. They must never suspect that that crimson thread running through the pattern is blood.

Those who talk on the razor-edge of double-meanings pluck the rarest blooms from the precipice on either side.

Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning;

but give me the man who has the pluck to fight when he's sure of losing.


In times of difficulty we must not lose sight of our achievements, must see the bright future and must pluck up our courage.

I would not be a rose upon the wall A queen might stop at, near the palace-door, To say to a courtier, "Pluck that rose for me, It's prettier than the rest." O Romney Leigh! I'd rather far be trodden by his foot, Than lie in a great queen's bosom.

Change is a continuous process. You cannot assess it with the static yardstick of a limited time frame. When a seed is sown into the ground, you cannot immediately see the plant. You have to be patient. With time, it grows into a large tree. And then the flowers bloom, and only then can the fruits be plucked.

I take my hat off to the ladies. The amount of grooming-plucking and shaving and all the other things men never have to do. I went down and spent time with transvestites in London in the clubs and all that. Got an insight to that world, and it's a mad world, but they are very warm and very open people. It was a great experience.

A water snake glided smoothly up the pool, twisting its periscope head from side to side; and it swam the length of the pool and came to the legs of a motionless heron that stood in the shadows. A silent head and beak lanced down and plucked it out by the head, and the beak swallowed the little snake while its tail waved frantically.


The seas are the hearts blood of the earth.

Plucked up and kneaded by the sun and the moon, the tides are systole and diastole of earth's veins.

Yet once more, O ye laurels, and once more Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere, I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude, And with forced fingers rude Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year.

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.

I was at a restaurant, and I ordered a chicken sandwich, but I don't think the waitress understood me. She asked me, "How would you like your eggs?" I thought I would answer her anyway and said, "Incubated! And then raised, plucked, beheaded, cut up, put onto a grill, and then put onto a bun. Damn! I don't have that much time! Scrambled!"

The care of God for us is a great thing, if a man believe it at heart: it plucks the burden of sorrow from him.

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