I will not be discouraged by failure; I will not be elated by success.
The success and the failure are not my concern, but His.
We do not realise that we are children of eternity. If we did, then success would be no success, and failure would be no failure to us.
But on the other hand, while disclaiming any change in my opinions, I desire equally to disclaim the representations of those opinions which have been put forward in some quarters.
This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven.
The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it.
God helping me, I will help my brothers and sisters in Christ, because they are my brothers and sisters.
This is God's work. Therefore it must be triumphant. There is no place for misgiving or despondency.
If you are apostles at all, you are apostles, not of men, nor by man. Your sufficiency is of God.
You will bear a commission from God, for you have received a call from God.
But there is another danger besetting your path. I mean the error of regarding your own capacities instead of your work, of putting self-consciousness in place of God.
Yes, God is the end of your work, but He is the beginning also.
God is the last link of the chain, but He is the first also.
There will be no misgiving, no shrinking back, no calculation of overpowering odds, no terror of possible consequences, if you frankly accept the gift which God offers you tomorrow.
God did not give you the spirit of cowardice.
God gave you not a spirit of faithlessness, not a spirit of despair.
Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.
There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life.
Eternal truth, eternal righteousness, eternal love; these only can triumph, for these only can endure.
Words contract a significance which clings to them long after the condition of things to which they owe it has passed away.