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Joseph Barber Lightfoot Quotes

Absolve me, teach me, purify me, strengthen me: take me to Thyself, that I may be Thine and Thine only.

But on the other hand, while disclaiming any change in my opinions, I desire equally to disclaim the representations of those opinions which have been put forward in some quarters.

But there is another danger besetting your path. I mean the error of regarding your own capacities instead of your work, of putting self-consciousness in place of God.

Eternal truth, eternal righteousness, eternal love; these only can triumph, for these only can endure.

God did not give you the spirit of cowardice.

God gave you not a spirit of faithlessness, not a spirit of despair.

God helping me, I will help my brothers and sisters in Christ, because they are my brothers and sisters.

God is the last link of the chain, but He is the first also.

I will not be discouraged by failure; I will not be elated by success.

If you are apostles at all, you are apostles, not of men, nor by man. Your sufficiency is of God.

It is strange to reflect how much energy is thrown away in attempting to know the unknowable.

Not only must the message be correctly delivered, but the messenger himself must be such as to recommend it to acceptance.

Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.

So then put away, relentlessly away, all thought of the results. You cannot control them.

So then, when I speak to you, I speak to myself. If I seem to warn or to rebuke you, it is not so much you, as myself, to whom the warning or the rebuke is addressed.

The Church in England is the Church of England.

The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it.

The success and the failure are not my concern, but His.

The tillage of the soil occupies the vast majority of those who work for their own bread.

There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life.