Famous and Profound Quotes From Famous People

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I recently did a study on famous people and about their success stories. Here are some profound faith building quotes that I found very inspired and encouraging.


I only trace the lines that flow from God.--Albert Einstein


With every new answer unfolded, science has consistently discovered at least three new questions.--Wernher von Braun


We have to live today by what truth we can get today & be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood. Science is a history of superceded theories.--William James


I have seen the science I worshipped & the aircraft I loved destroying the civilisation I expected them to serve.--Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.


No sciences are better attested than the religion of the Bible.--Isaac Newton


Disillusioned by the uses men made of science, Albert Einstein said not long before his death that if he could live again, he would choose to be a plumber rather than a physicist.


If we could solve all the mysteries of the Universe, we would be co-equal with God. Every drop of ocean shares its glory but is not the ocean.--Mahatma Ghandi


"I, William Shakespeare, of Stratford-upon-Avon, in the county of Warrick, gentleman in perfect health & memory. God be praised, do make & ordain this my last will & testament in manner & form following, that is to say, first, I commend my soul into the hands of God, my Creator, hoping & assuredly believing, through the only merits of Jesus Christ, my Saviour, to be made partaker of life everlasting, and my body to the Earth whereof it is made."

I marvel that whereas the ambitious dreams of myself, Caesar, & Alexander should have vanished into thin air, a Judean peasant--Jesus--should be able to stretch His hands across the centuries & control the destinies of men & nations.--Napoleon


In my youth, science was more important to me than either man or God. I worshipped science. Its advance had surpassed man's wildest dreams. It took many years for me to discover that science, with all its brilliance, lights only a middle chapter of Creation.

I saw the aircraft I love destroying the civilization I expected it to save. Now I understand that spiritual truth is more essential to a nation than the mortar in its cities' walls. For when the actions of a people are undergirded by spiritual truths, there is safety. When spiritual truths are rejected, it is only a matter of time before civilization will collapse.

We must understand spiritual truths & apply them to our modern life. We must draw strength from the almost forgotten virtues of simplicity, humility, contemplation & prayer. It requires a dedication beyond science, beyond self, but the rewards are great & it is our only hope.--Charles Lindbergh


About 1,000 A.C. the tomb was opened by the Emperor Otho. They found the skeleton of Charlemagne, dissolved & dismembered into various hideous postures. The skull was still wearing the crown. And the bony finger of the skeleton was pointing to the verse of Scripture, "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mat.16:26) The various relics were collected & used in the coronation of the emperors of Germany to signify their greatness & succession from Charlemagne.

13. When Christ calls me Home I shall go with the gladness of a boy bounding away from school.--Adoniram Judson


In the year 1847, a doctor from Edinburgh, Sir James Simpson, discovered that chloroform could be used as an anaesthetic to render people insensible to the pain of surgery. From his early experiments, Dr. Simpson made it possible for people to go through the most dangerous operations without fear of pain & suffering. Some people even claim that his was one of the most significant discoveries of modern medicine.

Some years later, while lecturing at the University of Edinburgh, Dr. Simpson was asked by one of his students, "What do you consider to be the most valuable discovery of your lifetime?"

To the surprise of his students, who had expected him to refer to chloroform, Dr. Simpson replied, "My MOST VALUABLE discovery was when I discovered myself a sinner & that Jesus Christ was my Savior."


The most important thought I ever had was that of my individual responsibility to God.--Daniel Webster


The need of the World is to listen to God.--Albert Einstein


There is but one question of the hour: How to bring the Truth of God's Word into vital contact with the minds & hearts of all classes of people.--William Gladstone.


It is better for me to be a martyr than a monarch.--Ignatius


The New Testament is the best Book the World has ever known or will know.--Charles Dickens


I account the Scriptures of God the most sublime philosophy.--Isaac Newton


Napoleon Bonaparte--"The Bible contains a complete series of facts & of historical men, to explain time & eternity, such as no other religion has to offer. ... What happiness that Book procures for those who believe it! What marvels those admire there who reflect upon it!"


It will surprise you & touch your heart when you see it--the epitaph on the gravestone of George Washington. As you approach the grave, you may imagine that it will take a big stone to mark properly the resting place of this tremendous man. And on that stone you will expect many striking truths concerning this giant of history. He was the Commanding General of the Continental Armies, the First President of the United States, & the Father of his Country. But you will likely be a little awed when at last you look down upon the small, plain stone that marks his grave. On that stone is engraved the name George Washington, the date of his birth & the date of his death. And at the bottom of the stone are these words:

"Jesus said, I am the Resurrection & the Life; he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live" (John 11:25).


In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, and courage, so long are you young. When the wires are all down and your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and then only, are you grown old.

--Douglas MacArthur, on 75th Birthday


How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal, but by degrees?

--William Shakespeare


I cannot believe that God plays dice with the world.--Albert Einstein


A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner & outer life depend on the labours of other men, living & dead, & that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received & am receiving.--Einstein


One of his neighbors, the mother of a ten-year-old girl, noticed that the child often visited Einstein's house. The woman wondered at this, and the child explained: "I had trouble with my homework in arithmetic. People said that at No. 112 there lives a very big mathematician, who is also a very good man. I asked him to help me. He was very willing, and explained everything very well. He said I should come whenever I find a problem too difficult."

Alarmed at the child's boldness, the girl's mother went to Einstein to apologize. Einstein said, "You don't have to excuse yourself. I have learned more from the conversations with the child than she has from me."


The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.--Michelangel


Michelangelo, painting the matchless frescoes on the high ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, spent countless hours on his back on high scaffolding, carefully perfecting the details of each figure. A friend asked him why he took such pains with figures which could be seen only at a distance by viewers. "After all," said the friend, "who will know whether it is perfect or not?" "I will," replied the artist.


If people knew how hard I have had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem wonderful at all.--Michelangelo


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