Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

E. Stanley Jones, fully Eli Stanley Jones

American Methodist Christian Missionary and Theologian, Founder of the Christian Ashram Movement

"A rattlesnake, if cornered, will become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is - a biting of oneself."

"It's quicker to act your way into right thinking than to think your way into right acting."

"Many live in dread of what is coming. Why should we? The unknown puts adventure into life. It gives us something to sharpen our souls on. The unexpected around the corner gives a sense of anticipation and surprise. Thank God for the unknown future. If we saw all good things which are coming to us, we would sit down and denigrate. If we saw all the evil things, we would be paralyzed. How merciful is God is to lift the curtain on today; and as we get strength today to meet tomorrow, then to lift the curtain on the morrow. He is a considerate God."

"For us one of the saddest days in life is the day we allow the herd-fear to conquer the highest judgments and instincts of the soul."