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Henry Drummond Quotes


A Scottish evangelist, writer and lecturer.
(1851 - 1897)

Happiness ... consists in giving, and in serving others.
[Happiness]
 

He lives who dies to win a lasting name.
 

I wonder why it is that we are not all kinder to each other. ... How much the world needs it! How easily it is done!
[Helping Other People]
 

No man can become a saint in his sleep.
 

On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
 

Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home.
 

The family circle is the supreme conductor of Christianity.
[Home]
 

The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.
 

There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving.
[Happiness]
 

Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
 

To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.
 

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.
[Love]
 

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.
 

Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world.
 

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
[Love]
 

You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others.