Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
Thoughtful people are concerned with the future because that is the only area of experience about which anything can be done. We cannot change the past, and the present is gone as soon as it is reported, but the future is that in which we can make a difference.
The only way to happiness is never to give happiness a thought.
Never trust a theologian who doesn't have a sense of humor.
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation. D. Elton Trueb
Democracy is necessitated by the fact that all men are sinners; it is made possible by the fact that we know it. ...
We need to be agnostics first and then there is some chance at arriving at a sensible system of belief.
The world is equally shocked at hearing Christianity criticized and seeing it practiced.
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation. D. Elton Truebloo
The Christian is joyful, not because he is blind to injustice and suffering, but because he is convinced that these, in the light of the divine sovereignty, are never ultimate. The Christian can be sad, and often is perplexed, but he is never really worried, because he knows that the purpose of God
At the profoundest depths in life, men talk not about God but with Him.
Our religion is one which challenges the ordinary human standards by holding that the ideal of life is the spirit of a little child. We tend to glorify adulthood and wisdom and worldly prudence, but the Gospel reverses all this. The Gospel says that the inescapable condition of entrance into the div
It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he may never meet.
This historic Christian doctrine of the divinity of Christ does not simply mean that Jesus is like God. It is far more radical than that. It means that God is like Jesus.
Evangelism is not a professional job for a few trained men, but is instead the unrelenting responsibility of every person who belongs to the company of Jesus.
If the average church should suddenly take seriously the notion that every lay member man or woman is really a minister of Christ, we could have something like a revolution in a very short time.
Engineering is a predictive science, not a manipulative art.
The spoken word is never really effective unless it is backed up by a life, but it is also true that the living deed is never adequate without the support the spoken word can provide.
It is a simple feat of scientific electrical engineering â€” only expensive â€” blind, faint-hearted, doubting world.
It is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.
Inventors don't have time for married life.
My belief is firm in a law of compensation. The true rewards are ever in proportion to the labor and sacrifices made. This is one of the reasons why I feel certain that of all my inventions, the Magnifying Transmitter will prove most important and valuable to future generations. I am prompted to thi
I hold that space cannot be curved, for the simple reason that it can have no properties. These properties we can only speak of when dealing with matter filling the space. To say that in the presence of large bodies space becomes curved is equivalent to stating that something can act upon nothing. I
I myself eschew all stimulants. I also practically abstain from meat. Nikola Tesl
All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed â€” only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.
There is something within me that might be illusion as it is often case with young delighted people, but if I would be fortunate to achieve some of my ideals, it would be on the behalf of the whole of humanity. If those hopes would become fulfilled, the most exciting thought would be that it is a de
Money does not represent such a value as men have placed upon it. All my money has been invested into experiments with which I have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life.
Itâ€™s not the love you make. It's the love you give.
The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains.
One day man will connect his apparatus to the very wheel work of the universe. The very forces that motivate the planets in their orbits and cause them to rotate will rotate his own machinery.
If the genius of invention were to reveal to-morrow the secret of immortality, of eternal beauty and youth, for which all humanity is aching, the same inexorable agents which prevent a mass from changing suddenly its velocity would likewise resist the force of the new knowledge until time gradually
I don't care that they stole my idea . . I care that they don't have any of their own
I can now state that I have succeeded in operating a motive device by means of [cosmic rays]. I will tell you in the most general way, the cosmic ray ionizes the air, setting free many charges - ions and electrons. These charges are captured in a condenser which is made to discharge through the circ
Of all the frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance.
When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance.
I am even grateful to Einstein and others because through their erroneous theories they lead mankind away from that dangerous path I followed.
No free energy device will ever be allowed to reach the market.
It has cost me years of thought to arrive at certain results, by many believed to be unattainable, for which there are now numerous claimants, and the number of these is rapidly increasing, like that of the colonels in the South after the war.