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    disciple Quotes

    What Confucius tells us to focus on first is not how to bring stability to the world, but how to be the best possible version of ourselves. To "cultivate one's moral character" is the first step towards taking responsibility for the nation, and for society. Confucius and his disciples struggled hard to be "the best version" of themselves, but their aim in this was to better carry out their responsibilities to the society in which they lived.
    — Yu Dan
    Lewis sought no disciples, nor does he offer a program or solution, rather his contribution is a critical discipline. Lewis is a stimulant, a mode of perception, rather than a position or practice.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    Exchanging blows generously, which is not uncommon in some other martial arts, is unthinkable in Shaolin philosophy, because a Shaolin disciple always assumes that an opponent is competent and able to inflict damage with just one blow.
    — Wong Kiew Kit
    Let a disciple live as Christ lived, and he will easily believe in living again as Christ does.
    — William Mountford
    Even if the disciples had believed in the resurrection of Jesus, it is doubtful they would have generated any following. So long as the body was interred in the tomb, a Christian movement founded on belief in the resurrection of the dead man would have been an impossible folly.
    — William Lane Craig
    Compassionate Saviour! We welcome Thee to our world, We welcome Thee to our hearts. We bless Thee for the Divine goodness Thou hast brought from heaven; for the souls Thou hast warmed with love to man, and lifted up in love to God; for the efforts of divine philanthropy which Thou hast inspired; and for that hope of a pure celestial life, through which Thy disciples triumph over death.
    — William Ellery Channing
    tags: death  men  heart  world  soul  goodness  divine  disciple  hope 
    The disposition to give a cup of cold water to a disciple is a far nobler property than the finest intellect. Satan has a fine intellect, but not the image of God.
    — William Dean Howells
    tags: water  god  disciple  satan  property 
    The parable of the prodigal son, the most beautiful fiction that ever was invented; our Saviour's speech to His disciples, with which He closed His earthly ministrations, full of the sublimest dignity and tenderest affection, surpass everything that I ever read; and like the spirit by which they were dictated, fly directly to the heart.
    — William Cowper
    Disciples and devotees"what are most of them doing? Worshipping the teapot instead of drinking the tea!
    — Wei Wu Wei
    tags: drinking  disciple 
    On at least four separate occasions and recorded in the four Gospels the Lord Jesus called His disciples to deny their soul life, deliver it to death, and then to follow Him.
    — Watchman Nee
    Jesus asked the Father for his disciples' security, sanctity and unity. Jesus still intercedes for us so fervently because we live in a world that is deceived, dangerous, defiled and divided.
    — Warren W. Wiersbe
    The host of men who stand between a great thinker and the average man are not automatic transmitters. They work on the ideas; perhaps that is why a genius usually hates his disciples.
    — Walter Lippmann
    tags: men  work  hate  disciple  genius 
    The mentor-mentee relationship is ideally like that of the guru and disciple: motivated by the desire of the guru to impart knowledge to the disciple.
    — Vivek Wadhwa
    ... bear with him as Our Lord bore with His disciples, who gave Him good reason to complain - at least, some of them did. Yet, He allowed them to remain in His company and tried to bring them around gently.
    — Vincent de Paul
    tags: disciple  company 
    Jung viewed Freud as a mentor, but he never wanted to be anybody's disciple.
    — Viggo Mortensen
    tags: disciple 
    Our Lord sent His disciples out as sheep among wolves; now the wolves are being invited into the sheepfold.
    — Vance Havner
    tags: disciple 
    It must be noted that it is often the colleague or direct disciple of a new thinker who gets stuck in literal interpretations of the work, tending to freeze the new ideas and language into an inflexible, static condition.
    — Uta Hagen
    tags: work  language  disciple  ideas 
    One of the major failures of the church is not a focus on building disciples but a focus on building members.
    — Tony Evans
    Disciples are people who operate under the rule of God, and if we're not operating under the rule of God, we can't expect the broader society to take God seriously.
    — Tony Evans
    tags: people  society  rules  god  disciple 
    Before you can make disciples, you gotta make sure you are one.
    — Tom Nelson
    tags: disciple 
    It's great to learn more about sports I'm probably less familiar with - stock car racing, rodeo, e-sports - and realize that a lot of the people at the center of those sports bring the same level of passion, commitment and disciple that I try to with football. Sports is a way of life for billions of people around the planet.
    — Tom Brady
    In my ministry, I teach my disciples, "Power first, then the Word. Go in and prophesy first, or demonstrate the power of God first in some way."
    — Todd Bentley
    tags: power  god  disciple 
    Even if our own troubles are great, we should still serve. Jesus washed His disciples feet on the way to the cross.
    — Timothy Keller
    tags: jesus  disciple 
    Humility is the mark of a genuine disciple.
    — Thomas Aquinas
    tags: humility  disciple 
    The disciples were not losing time when they sat beside their Master, and held quiet converse with Him under the olives of Bethany or by the shores of Galilee. Those were their school-hours; those were their feeding times.
    — Theodore L. Cuyler
    tags: time  master  disciple 
    The most heaven-like spots I have ever visited, have been certain rooms in which Christ's disciples were awaiting the summons of death. So far from being a "house of mourning," I have often found such a house to be a vestibule of glory.
    — Theodore L. Cuyler
    tags: death  disciple  christ 
    Besides, Jesus was a rich man. He had to have been, in order to have supported his disciples and their families during his ministry.
    — T. D. Jakes
    tags: men  jesus  disciple 
    The plan to carve up British India was never approved of or accepted by Gandhi...who realised too late that his closest comrades and disciples were more interested in power than principle, and that his own vision had long been clouded by the illusion that the struggle he led for India's freedom was a nonviolent one.
    — Stanley Wolpert
    It's hard to remember that Jesus did not come to make us safe, but rather to make us disciples, citizens of God's new age, a kingdom of surprise.
    — Stanley Hauerwas
    tags: age  god  jesus  disciple 
    Satguru knows that there is no death to the disciple. Atma never dies. Even after death he continues to get direction on the path
    — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
    tags: death  die  disciple  path 
    A Master who cannot bow to a disciple cannot bow to Buddha.
    — Shunryu Suzuki
    tags: master  disciple  buddha 
    The most effective way to share the gospel is to live it. When we live like disciples of Christ should live, when we aren't just good but happy to be good, others will be drawn to us.
    — Sheri L. Dew
    tags: live  disciple  christ  gospel  shares 
    One by one, these disciples would infect the nations with grace. It wasn't a call to take the sword or the throne and force the world to bow. Rather, they were to live the contagious love of God, to woo the nations into a new future.
    — Shane Claiborne
    tags: live  future  world  grace  god  disciple 
    Jesus did not send us into the world to make believers but to make disciples.
    — Shane Claiborne
    This is what an excellent teacher does; he does not follow his disciples' fancy everywhere, but leads them to his own mind, and pulls up the thorns, and then puts the seed in, and does not answer at once in all cases to the questions put to him.
    — Saint John Chrysostom
    tags: questions  disciple  mind 
    I have learned from Jesus Christ Himself what charity is, and how we ought to practise it; for He says: "By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye love one another." Never can I, therefore, please myself in the hope that I may obtain the name of a servant of Christ if I possess not a true and unfeigned charity within me.
    — Saint Basil
    tags: men  true  charity  jesus  disciple  christ  hope 
    The true disciple should aim to live for the gospel, rather than to die for it.
    — Saadi
    tags: live  true  die  disciple  gospel 
    Rousseau and his disciples were resolved to force men to be free; in most of the world, they triumphed; men are set free from family, church, town, class, guild; yet they wear, instead, the chains of the state, and they expire of ennui or stifling lone lines.
    — Russell Kirk
    tags: men  world  disciple  church 
    To be a Christian is to believe we are commanded and authorised to say certain things to the world; to say things that will make disciples of all nations.
    — Rowan Williams
    The Scarlet Pimpernel is the most over-rated human being since Judas Iscariot won the A.D.31 'Best Disciple' competition.
    — Rowan Atkinson
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