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Joseph Barber Lightfoot
April 13, 1828 - December 21, 1889
Nationality: English
Category: Theologian
Subcategory: English Theologian

But there is another danger besetting your path. I mean the error of regarding your own capacities instead of your work, of putting self-consciousness in place of God.


So then put away, relentlessly away, all thought of the results. You cannot control them.


It is strange to reflect how much energy is thrown away in attempting to know the unknowable.


Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.


The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it.


Absolve me, teach me, purify me, strengthen me: take me to Thyself, that I may be Thine and Thine only.


Words contract a significance which clings to them long after the condition of things to which they owe it has passed away.


There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life.


The tillage of the soil occupies the vast majority of those who work for their own bread.


Yes, forget your weakness, whatever that weakness may be. It is egotism, it is selfishness after. all, for it is a dwelling on self. Forget your weakness; and remember your strength.


God helping me, I will help my brothers and sisters in Christ, because they are my brothers and sisters.


This is God's work. Therefore it must be triumphant. There is no place for misgiving or despondency.


The Church in England is the Church of England.


Eternal truth, eternal righteousness, eternal love; these only can triumph, for these only can endure.


There will be no misgiving, no shrinking back, no calculation of overpowering odds, no terror of possible consequences, if you frankly accept the gift which God offers you to-morrow.


I will not be discouraged by failure; I will not be elated by success.


But on the other hand, while disclaiming any change in my opinions, I desire equally to disclaim the representations of those opinions which have been put forward in some quarters.


To make your people understand what righteousness is, this must be the basis of all your teaching.


You will bear a commission from God, for you have received a call from God.


We do not realise that we are children of eternity. If we did, then success would be no success, and failure would be no failure to us.


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