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Frederick William Robertson
By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Humility is that simple, inner life of real greatness, which is indifferent to magnificence, and, surrounded by it all, lives far away in the distant country of a Father's home, with the cross borne silently and self-sacrificingly in the heart of hearts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

This is the ministry and its work--not to drill hearts and minds and consciences into right forms of thought and mental postures, but to guide to the living God who speaks.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

The man whom society will not forgive nor restore is driven into recklessness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

There is an inward state of the heart which makes truth credible the moment it is stated. It is credible to some men because of what they are. Love is credible to a loving heart; purity is credible to a pure mind; life is credible to a spirit in which life beats strongly it is incredible to other men.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

In all matters of eternal truth, the soul is before the intellect; the things of God are spiritually discerned. You know truth by being true; you recognize God by being like Him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

False notions of liberty are strangely common. People talk of it as if it meant the liberty of doing whatever one likes - whereas the only liberty that a man, worthy of the name of man, ought to ask for, is, to have all restrictions, inward and outward, removed that prevent his doing what he ought.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

But if there has been on this earth no real, perfect human life, no love that never cooled, no faith that never failed, which may shine as a loadstar across the darkness of our experience, a light to light amidst all convictions of our own meanness and all suspicions of other's littleness, why, we may have a religion, but we have not a Christianity. For if we lose Him as a Brother, we cannot feel Him as a Saviour.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Never does a man know the force that is in him till some mighty affliction or grief has humanized the soul.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

The one who will be found in trial capable of great acts of love is ever the one who is always doing considerate small ones.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

A heart renewed--a loving heart--a penitent and humble heart--a heart broken and contrite, purified by love--that and only that is the rest of men. Spotlessness may do for angels, repentance unto life is the highest that belongs to man.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

To turn water into wine, and what is common into what is holy, is indeed the glory of Christianity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

It was necessary for the Son to disappear as an outward authority, in order that He might reappear as an inward principle of life. Our salvation is no longer God manifested in a Christ without us, but as a " Christ within us, the hope of glory.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Only in the sacredness of inward silence does the soul truly meet the secret, hiding God. The strength of resolve, which afterward shapes life, and mixes itself with action, is the fruit of those sacred, solitary moments. There is a divine depth in silence. We meet God alone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

And now because you are His child, live as a child of God; be redeemed from the life of evil, which is false to your nature, into the life of goodness, which is the truth of your being. Scorn all that is mean; hate all that is false; struggle with all that is impure Live the simple, lofty life which befits an heir of immortality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Cold hearts are not anxious enough to doubt. Men who love will have their misgivings at times; that is not the evil. But the evil is, when men go on in that languid, doubting way, content to doubt, proud of their doubts, morbidly glad to talk about them, liking the romantic gloom of twilight, without the manliness to say,--I must and will know the truth. That did not John. Brethren, John appealed to Christ.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

This is the true liberty of Christ, when a free man binds himself in love to duty. Not in shrinking from our distasteful occupations, but in fulfilling them, do we realize our high origin.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Pray till prayer makes you forget your own wish, and leave it or merge it in God's will.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Marriage is not a union merely between two creatures - it is a union between two spirits; and the intention of that bond is to perfect the nature of both.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

There is a divine depth in silence. We meet God alone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Two thousand years ago there was One here on this earth who lived the grandest life that ever has been lived yet - a life that every thinking man, with deeper or shallower meaning, has agreed to call divine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

There is a mighty gulf between those who love and those who do not love God To the one class we owe civility, courtesy, kindness, even tenderness. It is only those who love the Lord who should find in our hearts a home.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

As the tree is fertilized by its own broken branches and fallen leaves, and grows out of its own decay, so men and nations are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

God's justice and love are one. Infinite justice must be infinite love. Justice is but another sign of love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Mourning after an absent God is an evidence of a love as strong, as rejoicing in a present one.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Now see what a Christian is, drawn by the hand of Christ. He is a man on whose clear and open brow God has set the stamp of truth; one whose very eye beams bright with honor; in whose very look and bearing you may see freedom, manliness, veracity; a brave man--a noble man--frank, generous, true, with, it may be, many faults; whose freedom may take the form of impetuosity or rashness, but the form of meanness never.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Let a man begin in earnest with "I ought," and he will end, by God's grace, if he persevere, with "I will." Let him force himself to abound in all small offices of kindliness, attention, affectionateness, and all these for God's sake. By and by he will feel them become the habit of his soul.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

On earth we have nothing to do with success or with results, but only with being true to God, and for God; for it is sincerity, and not success, which is the sweet savor before God. The defeat of the true-hearted is victory.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

There is rest in this world nowhere except in Christ, the manifested love of God. Trust in excellence, and the better you become, the keener is the feeling of deficiency. Wrap up all in doubt, and there is a stern voice that will thunder at last out of the wilderness upon your dream.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Every natural longing has its natural satisfaction. If we thirst, God has created liquids to gratify thirst. If we are susceptible of attachment, there are beings to gratify that love. If we thirst for life and love eternal, it is likely that there are an eternal life and an eternal love to satisfy that craving.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

In the darkest hour through which a human soul can pass, whatever else is doubtful, this at least is certain. If there be no God and no future state, yet even then it is better to be generous than selfish, better to be chaste than licentious, better to be true than false, better to be brave than to be a coward.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

He who seeks truth must be content with a lonely, little-trodden path. If he cannot worship her till she has been canonized by the shouts of the multitude, he must take his place with the members of that wretched crowd who shouted for two long hours, "Great is Diana of the Ephesians!" till truth, reason, and calmness were all drowned in noise.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

It is not the situation which makes the man, but the man who makes the situation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

That prayer which does not succeed in moderating our wishes--in changing the passionate desire into still submission, the anxious, tumultuous expectation into silent surrender--is no true prayer, and proves that we have not the spirit of true prayer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Brethren, happiness is not our being's end and aim. The Christian's aim is perfection, not happiness; and every one of the sons of God must have something of that spirit which marked his Master.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Poetry creates life; Science dissects death.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Christ's miracles were vivid manifestations to the senses that He is the Saviour of the body--and now as then the issues of life and death are in His hands--that our daily existence is a perpetual miracle. The extraordinary was simply a manifestation of God's power in the ordinary.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

It is not the number of books you read; nor the variety of sermons which you hear; nor the amount of religious conversation in which you mix: but it is the frequency and the earnestness with which you meditate on these things, till the truth which may be in them becomes your own, and part of your own being, that ensures your spiritual growth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

A happy home is the single spot of rest which a man has upon this earth for the cultivation of his noblest sensibilities.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

I will tell you what to hate. Hate hypocrisy, hate cant, hate indolence, oppression, injustice; hate Pharisaism; hate them as Christ hated them with a deep, living, godlike hatred.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

The question is, whether, like the Divine Child in the Temple, we are turning knowledge into wisdom, and whether, understanding more of the mysteries of life, we are feeling more of its sacred law; and whether, having left behind the priests and the scribes and the doctors and the fathers, we are about our Father's business, and becoming wise to God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

For when man comes to front the everlasting God, and look the splendor of His judgments in the face, personal integrity, the dream of spotlessness and innocence, vanishes into thin air: your decencies and your church-goings and your regularities and your attachment to a correct school and party, your gospel formulas of sound doctrine--what is all that, in front of the blaze of the wrath to come?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

To believe is to be strong. Doubt cramps energy. Belief is power.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

The mistake we make is to look for a source of comfort in ourselves: self-contemplation, instead of gazing upon God. In other words, we look for comfort precisely where comfort never can be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

A life of prayer is a life whose litanies are ever fresh acts of self-devoting love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

God's truth is too sacred to be expounded to superficial worldliness in its transient fit of earnestness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

I read hard, or not at all; never skimming, never turning aside to merely inciting books; and Plato, Aristotle, Butler, Thucydides, Sterne, Jonathan Edwards, have passed like the iron atoms of the blood into my mental constitution.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frederick William Robertson

Simpler manners, purer lives; more self-denial; more earnest sympathy with the classes that lie below us, nothing short of that can lay the foundations of the Christianity which is to be hereafter, deep and broad.