Henry Drummond Love Quotes and Sayings
#1-7 Love, the Greatest Thing in the World, Addresses by Henry Drummond [S]
1. You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love. As memory scans the past, above and beyond all the transitory pleasures of life, there leap forward those supreme hours when you have been enabled to do unnoticed kindnesses to those round about you, things too trifling to speak about, but which you feel have entered into your eternal life.
2. To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.
3. On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth, and life never faileth, so long as there is love.
4. So long as he has friends, those who love him and whom he loves, he will live, because to live is to love.
5. Where Love is, God is. He that dwelleth in Love dwelleth in God. God is Love. Therefore love. Without distinction, without calculation, without procrastination, love. Lavish it upon the poor, where it is very easy; especially upon the rich, who often need it most; most of all upon our equals, where it is very difficult, and for whom perhaps we each do least of all.
6. Love “thinketh no evil,” imputes no motive, sees the bright side, puts the best construction on every action.
7. Love is success, Love is happiness, Love is life.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Henry Drummond (17 August 1851 – 11 March 1897) was a Scottish evangelist, writer and lecturer.
Sayings by Henry Drummond
#1-3 EFFECTS REQUIRE CAUSES, PAX VOBISCUM
1. Nothing that happens in the world happens by chance.
2. Realize it thoroughly; it is a methodical, not an accidental world. If a housewife turns out a good cake, it is the result of a sound receipt, carefully applied. She cannot mix the assigned ingredients and fire them for the appropriate time without producing the result.
3. Great trials come at lengthened intervals, and we rise to breast them; but it is the petty friction of our every-day life with one another, the jar of business or of work, the discord of the domestic circle, the collapse of our ambition, the crossing of our will or the taking down of our conceit, which make inward peace impossible.
#4 THE CHANGED LIFE: THE GREATEST NEED OF THE WORLD
4. Since we are what we are by the impacts of those who surround us, those who surround themselves with the highest will be those who change into the highest.
#5-11 Love, the Greatest Thing in the World, Addresses by Henry Drummond [S]
5. You will find, if you think for a moment, that the people who influence you are people who believe in you.
6. To be trusted is to be saved. And if we try to influence or elevate others, we shall soon see that success is in proportion to their belief of our belief in them.
7. If a man does not exercise his arm he develops no biceps muscle; and if a man does not exercise his soul, he acquires no muscle in his soul, no strength of character, no vigor of moral fibre, no beauty of spiritual growth.
8. …there is no happiness in having and getting anything, but only in giving.
9. Half the world is on the wrong scent in pursuit of happiness. They think it consists in having and getting, and in being served by others. It consists in giving, and in serving others.
10. He that would be happy, let him remember that there is but one way—”it is more blessed, it is more happy, to give than to receive.”
11. I wonder why it is that we are not all kinder than we are? How much the world needs it! How easily it is done!
#12 The Ideal Life
12. Strength of character may be acquired at work, but beauty of character is learned at home.
Unsourced Quotes by Henry Drummond
1. Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.
2. Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world.