To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
Thoughts lead on to purposes;
purposes go forth in action;
actions form habits;
habits decide character;
and character fixes our destiny.
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steadily gains in strength. At first it may be but as the spider’s web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
The first step to improvement, whether mental, moral, or religious, is to know ourselves–our weakness, errors, deficiencies, and sins, that, by divine grace, we may overcome and turn from them all.
Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.
- Reinhold Niebuhr American Protestant Theologian
- Archibald Alexander Hodge American Presbyterian Theologian
- Anthony de Mello Indian-born American Theologian
- Paul Tillich American Lutheran Theologian
- George Matheson Scottish Theologian
- Ole Hallesby Norwegian Lutheran Theologian
- Henry Liddon English Theologian
- Samuel Rutherford Scottish Presbyterian Theologian
- Albert Schweitzer French Theologian
- Julius Charles Hare English Theologian, Writer