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William Barclay Quotes





A man may well be condemned, not for doing something, but for doing nothing.
 

But the best definition of it is to say that heaven is that state where we will always be with Jesus, and where nothing will separate us from Him any more.
 

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.
 

For the Christian, heaven is where Jesus is. We do not need to speculate on what heaven will be like. It is enough to know that we will be for ever with Him.
 

God himself took this human flesh upon him.
 

If a man fights his way through his doubts to the conviction that Jesus Christ is Lord, he has attained to a certainty that the man who unthinkingly accepts things can never reach.
 

In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.
[Helping Other People]
 

Joy has nothing to do with material things, or with a man's outward circumstance ... a man living in the lap of luxury can be wretched, and a man in the depths of poverty can overflow with joy.
[Happiness]
 

Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross.
[Love]
 

Religion fails if it cannot speak to men as they are.
 

So often we have a kind of vague, wistful longing that the promises of Jesus should be true. The only way really to enter into them is to believe them with the clutching intensity of a drowning man.
 

The awful importance of this life is that it determines eternity.
 

The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God; the tragedy is that, knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way.
 

There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.
 

There is a time when to avoid trouble is to store up trouble, and when to seek for a lazy and a cowardly peace is to court a still greater danger.
[Courage]
 

We will often find compensation if we think more of what life has given us and less about what life has taken away.
 

When we believe that God is Father, we also believe that such a father's hand will never cause his child a needless tear. We may not understand life any better, but we will not resent life any longer.
[Peace Of Mind]
 

When we love anyone with our whole hearts, life begins when we are with that person; it is only in their company that we are really and truly alive.