by Vance Havner
"It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there."
"It would not be better if things happened to men just as they wish."
"Some people are like wheelbarrows; useful only when pushed, and very easily upset. The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing."
"The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal."
"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs."
"People get so used to the dark that they think it is growing brighter. It is possible to fraternize with unbelievers until false doctrine becomes less and less objectionable."