When I considered some of my favorite quotes, I realized that I have some personal daily sayings that are in the running. Can I quote myself? I hope so because I plan to! Some of my favorite quotes come directly from the Bible. Others come from people mangling the words of the scripture. Some come from famous orators, and still others straight from the mouths of my children. Here are a few of the quotes I use regularly, therefore, they must be counted among my favorite. I tend to quote sayings that are humorous with regularity, so it may or may not be good to grab any of my faves, but here it goes:
“Lord, get my mind, body and soul on one accord.”
This is quoted among some of the church folk I know often. It really comes from the dictate of the Lord to be on one accord and in right standing, but when I’m feeling out of sorts or scatterbrained, as the quote suggests, I can often be heard saying ‘get my mind, body and soul on one accord’. In other words, get me refocused, organized, and refreshed.
“I sense the Spirit of foolishness in here and somebody is about to be rebuked.”
Now, I say this when somebody is doing or saying something completely ridiculous, even laughable, and they already know it is wrong. So wrong and ridiculous that I am and will say something to them about it. If they know me at all, they already know I am going to ask them what in the name of all that is governed by right mindedness and free choice where they thinking when they chose THIS action, comment, etc. Yep, this would be preceded by a quote such as the one indicated above.
“The blood of Jesus is against this.”
I have been known to use this quote when I happen upon my sisters doing something fun or beneficial to themselves without me. Say they are getting manicures and pedicures and I just happen to be in the mall and see them doing this. I would naturally stop and say to them – “What is going on here without me? The blood of Jesus is against this. Somebody is going to have to pay for this injustice.” Now I could see where this quote can be used in more relative instances, but this is how I have been known to use it.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.Voltaire
I love this quote. We owe the utmost respect to people who are living; we should respect each others life experience as we are all working through this journey in real time. To the dead we owe the truth – but how many of us know the truth, outside of our own version? Thereby if you don’t have the truth, keep silent.
I use a plethora of them. Dr. Seuss has tons, as do Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Marian Wright Edelman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sarte, Booker T. Washington, Freud, Stephen Covey, Bill Gates, and so many others. Words are powerful and they happen every day, every hour, every moment. What are some great quotes that you love?