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Sermon illustrations

Quality

Aristotle

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

Marcus Aurelius

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

Henry Ward Beecher

The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one.

Jim Cymbala

What the disciples wanted was not numbers but an essential quality that would keep them BEING the church God intended. Boldness can only be imparted by the Holy Spirit.

Peter Drucker

Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.

Henry Drummond

Do not spoil your life at the outset with unworthy and impoverishing correspondences; and if it is growing truly rich and abundant, be very jealous of ever diluting its high eternal quality with anything of earth.

Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.

Jack Hyles

Love is a heavenly quality that is given to prepare men to enjoy the heavenly city more.

Steve Jobs

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. 

Timothy Keller

I asked her what was so scary about unmerited free grace? She replied something like this: If I was saved by my good works — then there would be a limit to what God could ask of me or put me through. I would be like a taxpayer with rights. I would have done my duty and now I would deserve a certain quality of life. But if it is really true that I am a sinner saved by sheer grace — at God’s infinite cost — then there’s nothing he cannot ask of me.

Martin Luther King Jr.

The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.

George Macdonald

It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality to quantity.

Origen

But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son, being in all respects incapable of change or alteration, and every good quality in Him being essential, and such as cannot be changed and converted, His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere.

Francis Quarles

He that gives all, though but little gives much; because God looks not to the quantity of the gift, but to the quality of the givers.

Adrian Rogers

When you read the Bible, read for quality not quantity.

A.W. Tozer

The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people.

C.T. Studd

Send us people with initiative. Send only Pauls and Timothys . . . who are full of zeal, holiness and power. All others are hindrances. If you send us ten such men the work will be done. Quantity is nothing; quality is what matters.,

Pioneer missionary to China, India and Africa