This above all; to thine own self be true.— William Shakespeare
Provocative Thine quotations
God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee.
Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus.
To have a faith, therefore, or a trust in anything, where God hath not promised, is plain idolatry, and a worshipping of thine own imagination instead of God.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
The tumalt and shouting dies, The captains and the kings depart.
Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heat. Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget, lest we forget.
To lose ourselves in God is simply to give up our own will to Him.
When a soul can truly say Lord I have no other will than Thine it is truly lost in God and united to Him.
Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.
Behold me, here I am; thy little handmaiden Acceptance-with-Joy and all that is in my heart is thine.
Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again.
Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death.
Peace must begin within self before there can come action or self application in a way to bring peace-even in thine own household, in thine own vicinity, in thine own state or nation.
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
Banish, therefore, from thy heart the distractions of earth and turn thine eyes to spiritual joys, that thou mayest learn at last to repose in the light of the contemplation of God.
O Christmas Sun! What holy task is thine! To fold a world in the embrace of God!
- Be thou not technical with me,/Or else thine input valve may swift receive/a hearty helping of my golden foot.
Like the apple of Thine eye preserve me, O Lord God;
defend me and beneath Thy wings shelter me from temptations.
Never try to live on the old manna, nor seek to find help in Egypt.
All must come from Jesus or thou art undone forever. Old anointings will not suffice to impart unction to thy spirit; thine head must have fresh oil poured upon it from the golden horn of the sanctuary, or it will cease from its glory.
Think truly, and thy thoughts shall the world's famine feed.
Speak truly, and each word of thine Shall be a fruitful seed. Live truly, and thy life shall be A great and noble creed.
I take this pain, Lord Jesus, From Thine own hand;
The strength to bear it bravely Thou wilt command. I am too weak for effort. So let me rest, In hush of sweet submission On Thine own breast.
Know thyself as the pride of His creation, the link uniting divinity and matter;
behold a part of God Himself within thee; remember thine own dignity nor dare descend to evil or meanness.
Just know on the inside that you won't quit.
That's it. There is nothing else. Shakespeare said, 'To thine own self be true'. I don't know what the @*$% he meant by that, but just don't quit on yourself. It's worth it. The juice is worth the squeeze. I assure you.
Come, and see the victories of the cross.
Christ's wounds are thy healings, His agonies thy repose, His conflicts thy conquests, His groans thy songs, His pains thine ease, His shame thy glory, His death thy life, His sufferings thy salvation.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
The invitation is not, "Give Me thine head." The invitation is, "My Son, give Me thine heart."
Knowest thou not the beauty of thine own face? Quit this temper that leads thee to war with thyself.
Teach us, Master, how to give All we have and are to Thee;
Grant us, Saviour, while we live, Wholly, only Thine to be.
Thy way, not mine, O Lord, however dark it be;
lead me by thine own hand; choose out the path for me.
O Love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee : I give Thee back the life I owe, That in Thine ocean depths its flow May richer, fuller be.
The most revolutionary statement in history is "Love thine enemy
Even thou who mournst the daisy's fate, That fate is thine--no distant date;
Stern Ruin's ploughshare drives, elate, Full on thy bloom, Till crushed beneath the furrow's weight Shall be thy doom!
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thine own soul shall be refreshed.
Emperor Lucifer, Master and Prince of Rebellious Spirits, I adjure thee to leave thine abode, in what-ever quarter of the world it may be situated and come hither to communicate with me.
Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye Than twenty of their swords: look thou but sweet, And I am proof against their enmity.
If thine enemy offend thee, give his child a drum.
To God be humble, to thy friend be kind, and with thy neighbors gladly lend and borrow; His chance tonight, it maybe thine tomorrow.