Philosophy Sermon Illustrations

Philosophy Sermon Illustrations

Lookin' fer the sunshine when the clouds are low, ain't such awful trouble, but some folks think it so. Sun is always shinin' tho' its face is hid; sweetest consolation just to lift the lid.

There are lots of humans who should have a heart, and be seekin' sunshine but you can hear them start to weepin' and a pinin' "in this world o' woe," when just a ray o' sunshine would make their troubles go.

Sun is always shinin' fer you every day, if you'll only let it drive the clouds away. Quit yer sad complainin', life ain't sour and tart; someone will always help you if you will do yer part.—Friendly Chat

Practice the grace of giving up, the art of giving in and the virtue of holding in.—O. G. Wilson

My clouds bring smiles instead of tears because I will it so.
It eases life to laugh at doubts and let dark idols go.
There is no way to combat fate, for life's a game we play.
The clouds of day are only fears which smiles will drive away.—Everett Wentworth Hill, Sunshine Magazine

For every evil under the sun,
There is a remedy or there is none.
If there is one, try to find it,
If there is none, never mind it.

There are two ways of being rich. One is to have all you want, the other is to be satisfied with what you've got.—Carl Schurz, Friendly Chat

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.—Chinese saying, quoted in Ladies' Home Journal

You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.—Johnson County (Greenwood, Indiana) Neww

If you confer a benefit, never remember it; if you receive one, never forget it.—Chilon

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.—Epictetus

There is no dead end. There is always a way out. What you learn in one failure, you utilize in your next success. This was Henry Ford's philosophy.

It is what we give up, not what we lay up, that adds to our lasting store.—Hosea Ballou

Keep searching for the other fellow's good points. Remember he has to hunt for yours, and maybe he'll be harder put than you are. —Survey Bulletin

Billy Bray, when he heard someone telling a long story of troubles endured and sorrowings suffered, exclaimed: "I've had my trials and troubles. The Lord has given me both vinegar and honey, but He has given me the vinegar with a teaspoon and the honey with a ladle."—Robert G. Lee, Moody Monthly

There is no limit to the good a man can do if he doesn't care who gets the credit.

Cheerful people, the doctors say, resist disease better than the glum ones. In other words, the surly bird catches the germ.—Nuggets

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands; but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.—Carl Schurz, Friendly Chat

Most of us waste time and energy worrying over things we can't control. It is well to do the best we can with what we have and be happy, for conditions are never so bad they couldn't be a lot worse. Remember the colored gal whose old man left her with 10 kids because he did not love her. "Just think," she said happily, "what might have happened iffen he did!"—P-K Sideliner

I believe there is more satisfaction in patting a man on the back than in standing on his neck, observed Jerome P. Fleishman, the lamented advertising specialist.

I believe there is more fun in lifting a man up than in holding him down.
I believe happiness is bound up with helpfulness.

I believe our job is to reach out for bigger things, rather than to curl up in our own little shells and snarl at the world.—Sunshine Magazine

If the sunflower follows the sunshine, if birds in the winter fly south, tell me, why do not men optimistic, look up when they're down in the mouth?

For the flowers find life in the sunshine, and the birds find warmth in the south; and men will find blue sky above them, looking up when they're down in the mouth.—James E. Wagner

'Tis said Philosophy hath charms
Which prove celestial birth,
That Science, with distending arms,
Grasps Heaven in grasping earth.

I know not, neither have I tried
Their claims to disallow:
A trusting soul is satisfied
With neither why nor how.

They come from God if they be right:
If true, they lead to Him;
But who would shun the noonday light
To grope 'mid shadows dim?

And who would leave the Fountain Head
To drink the muddy stream,
Where men have mixed what God bath said
With every dreamer's dream?

How dim is every earthly light
When suns celestial glow!
No earthly visions lure the sight
Where God His face doth show.—William Blane

(Col. 2. 8)

Philosophy is finding out how many things there are in the world which you can't have if you want them, and don't want if you can have them.—Puck.

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