Maxims of the Saints

"The people will declare, "The Lord is the source of all my righteousnessand strength." -- Is 45:24

"God made the world out of nothing.When you become nothing, God canmake something out of you." -- Martin Luther

"Pride works frequently under adense mask, and will often assumethe garb of humility."-- Adam Clarke

"The only thing I will be able topresent to God when I meet Him ismy wretchedness and Christ'srighteousness" -- Augustine

"There but by the grace of God go I." Upon seeing criminals on their way to the gallows. -- John Bradford

"God does not ask you to give theperfect surrender, or by thepower of your will; God is willingto work it in you. -- Andrew Murray

"Here, I feel, is the secret: not asking how I am to get sap out of the vine into myself, but remembering that Jesus is the Vine..." -- Hudson Taylor

"Yet I dare not boast about anything except what Christhas done through me..." -- Paul the apostle

"Not a striving to have faith, or to increase our faith, but alooking off to the Faithful Oneseems all we need." -- Hudson Taylor

"(God) He can do nothing with theman who thinks he is of use to God." -- Oswald Chambers

"A humble knowledge of ourselvesis a surer way to God than is thesearch for depth of learning. --Thomas a'Kempis

"The best use one can make of his mind is to distrust it." -- Francois de Salignac Fenelon