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Joseph Barber Lightfoot quotes

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.

Yes, forget your weakness, whatever that weakness may be. It is egotism, it is selfishness after. all, for it is a dwelling on self. Forget your weakness; and remember your strength.

Try to help others. Consult their weaknesses, relieve their maladies; strive to raise them up, and by so doing you will most effectually raise yourself up also.

Eternal truth, eternal righteousness, eternal love; these only can triumph, for these only can endure.

I will not be discouraged by failure; I will not be elated by success.

God did not give you the spirit of cowardice.

The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it.

Absolve me, teach me, purify me, strengthen me: take me to Thyself, that I may be Thine and Thine only.

God gave you not a spirit of faithlessness, not a spirit of despair.

God helping me, I will help my brothers and sisters in Christ, because they are my brothers and sisters.

God is the last link of the chain, but He is the first also.

If you are apostles at all, you are apostles, not of men, nor by man. Your sufficiency is of God.

It is strange to reflect how much energy is thrown away in attempting to know the unknowable.

Not only must the message be correctly delivered, but the messenger himself must be such as to recommend it to acceptance.

So then put away, relentlessly away, all thought of the results. You cannot control them.

The Church in England is the Church of England.

The success and the failure are not my concern, but His.

The tillage of the soil occupies the vast majority of those who work for their own bread.

This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven.