Quotes from Bob Jones, Sr.

I read a few quotes recently by Bob Jones, Sr., and I thought you might profit from them.

  • Finish the job.
  • No doubt the trouble is with you.
  • The greatest ability is dependability.
  • You and God make a majority in your community.
  • The test of your character is what it takes to stop you.
  • You can borrow brains, but you cannot borrow character.
  • The acid test of our love for God is obedience to His Word.
  • Don’t sacrifice the permanent on the altar of the immediate.
  • It’s never right to do wrong in order to get a chance to do right.
  • Beware of unreasonable people. Good men are always reasonable.
  • The door to the room of success swings on the hinges of opposition.
  • The measure of your responsibilities is a measure of your opportunities.
  • If you will give God your heart, He will comb all the kinks out of your head.
  • Beware of the man who kowtows to his superiors or who is rude to his inferiors.
  • Trust God as if it all depends upon Him, and work as if it all depends upon you.
  • When gratitude dies on the altar of a man’s heart, that man is well-nigh hopeless.
  • Like it or not, you will have to live somewhere forever; so you better learn how to live.
  • It’s no disgrace to fail; it is a disgrace to do less than your best to keep from failing.
  • The religions of the world say, “Do and live.” The religion of the Bible says, “Live and do.”
  • Mere education is not enough. You cannot put a man in the penitentiary for forgery until you first teach him to write.
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