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Edwin Louis Cole quotes (67)

A dream doesn't become a goal until it is written.
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A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God's commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands.
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Attitude determines the altitude of life.
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Being faithful in that which is another man's qualifies us to receive our own.
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Believing in evolution is believing in the unproved, while believing in Christ is believing in the proven.
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Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures.
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By use you possess gain; by disuse you decline and lose.
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Character is more important than talent.
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Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal, as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness.
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Conscience allows us to do two things: Pass judgment on ourselves; approve or condemn our own conduct.
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Crying over what's gone won't find the present.
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Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.
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Faith is the ticket to the feast, not the feast.
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Fear attracts attack.
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God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires.
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God is the Creator; Satan is the counterfeiter.
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God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive.
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God will finish what He authors, but He is not obligated to finish what He has not authored.
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God will lead you into a deliverance where the means that delivers you will be those who would destroy you.
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Good is often the enemy of best.
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Have faith in God; God has faith in you.
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If you can't take it, you won't make it.
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Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.
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Inconsistencies in men are generally testimony to their immaturity.
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It is not enough to be delivered from sin; it is enough to be delivered to righteousness.
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Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.
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Life is lived on levels and arrived at in stages.
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Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.
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Mediocre men work at their best; men seeking excellence strive to do better.
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Men and women have strengths that complement each other.
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Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of their characters and the principles upon which they are building their lives.
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Men cannot make Scripture conform to their lifestyle; they must make their lifestyle conform to Scripture.
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Men tend to feel threatened; women tend to feel guilty.
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Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.
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Our Lord never condemned the fig tree because it brought forth so much fruit that some fell to the ground and spoiled. He only cursed it when it was barren.
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Peace is the umpire for doing the will of God.
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Prayer in private results in boldness in public.
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Reading is an art form, and every man can be an artist.
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Reasonable men adapt to the world around them; unreasonable men make the world adapt to them. The world is changed by unreasonable men.
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Sin is basically a denial of God's right of possession.
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Sin is still sin - no matter how you spell it.
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Successful people recognize crisis as a time for change - from lesser to greater, smaller to bigger.
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The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.
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The discipline of daily devotion to God undergirds decisions.
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The man who seeks to please God is the man who people are pleased with. The man who seeks to please others won't satisfy anyone.
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The more you build your life on principle and less on personality - yours or others - the straighter will be your course.
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The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion, ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration.
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The Ten Commandments have never been replaced as the moral basis upon which society rests.
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The yoke you wear determines the burden you bear.
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There are no small churches, just small people.
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There is a high cost for low living.
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There is a price to pay for accomplishment.
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To him who knows to prosper and does it not, to him it is sin.
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Trust funds can never be a substitute for a fund of trust.
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Truth cannot be defeated.
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Truth is life's most precious commodity.
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What the mind cannot retain, the body will have to endure.
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What you believe about God has the greatest potential for good or harm in your life.
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When the pressure comes, preferences give way while convictions hold firm.
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You are committed to what you confess.
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You can tell the nature of the man by the words he chooses.
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You cannot be responsible for salvation until first you've been responsible for sin.
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You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
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You don't reward reaction; you reward results.
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You seek the heights of manhood when you seek the depths of God.
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Your best friend and worst enemy are both in this room right now. It's not your neighbor right or left - and it's not God or the devil - it's you.
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Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God.
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