The name of Jesus is the one lever that lifts the world.
In every pang that rends the heart
The Man of Sorrows has a part.
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful; but I never read in either of them: "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden."
He changed sunset into sunrise.
~Clement of Alexandria
Every character has an inward spring; let Christ be that spring. Every action has a keynote; let Christ be that note, to which your whole life is attuned.
No man can follow Christ and go astray.
~William H.P. Faunce
When Jesus comes, the shadows depart.
~Author unknown, inscription on a Scottish castle
If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me.
~Robert M. McCheyne
Sun of my soul! Thou Saviour dear,It is not night if Thou be near.
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him.
The head that once was crowned with thorns
Is crowned with glory now.
They gave him a manger for a cradle, a carpenter's bench for a pulpit, thorns for a crown, and a cross for a throne. He took them and made them the very glory of his career.
The King of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His
And He is mine forever.
~Henry William Baker
What good is having someone who can walk on water if you don't follow in his footsteps?
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer's ear;
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.
The best of men
That e'er wore earth about Him was a Sufferer,
A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit;
The first true gentleman that ever breathed.
[Christ] does not give [men] light but from moment to moment; the instant He withdraws, all is darkness.... God does not give them a stock of holiness.
Trumpets! Lightnings! The earth trembles! But into the Virgin's womb thou didst descent with noiseless tread.
And all the good you've done will soon be swept away,You've begun to matter more than the things you say.
~Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber, Jesus Christ Superstar
I know of a world that is sunk in shame,
Where hearts oft faint and tire;
But I know of a Name, a precious Name,
That can set that world on fire:
Its sound is sweet, its letters flame.
I know of a Name, a precious Name,
~J. Wilbur Chapman
As the print of the seal on the wax is the express image of the seal itself, so Christ is the express image - the perfect representation of God.
If Christ is not divine, every impulse of the Christian world falls to a lower octave, and light and love and hope decline.
~Henry Ward Beecher
All the powers of darkness vanish;
Christ our Day-Star mounts the skies.
If Jesus Christ were to come today people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he has to say, and make fun of it.
We faintly hear, we dimly see,
In differing phrase we pray;
But dim or clear, we own in Him
The life, the truth, the way.
~John Greenleaf Whittier
If I might comprehend Jesus Christ, I could not believe on Him. He would be no greater than myself. Such is my consciousness of sin and inability that I must have a superhuman Saviour.
Had Christ the death of death to death
Not given death by dying,
The gates of life had never been
To mortals open lying.
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
The wise still seek Him.
The unique impression of Jesus upon mankind - whose name is not so much written as ploughed into the history of the world - is proof of the subtle virtue of this infusion. Jesus belonged to the race of prophets. He saw with open eyes the mystery of the soul. One man was true to what is in you and me. He, as I think, is the only soul in history who has appreciated the worth of man.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jesus died too soon. He would have repudiated His doctrine if He had lived to my age.
~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
The dying Jesus is the evidence of God's anger toward sin; but the living Jesus is the proof of God's love and forgiveness.