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Francis Xavier (1505-1552)

Be great in little things. Francis Xavier

Philip Yancey

Indeed we are all in peril if the flawed messenger invalidates the message.~ Philip Y,ancey Soul Survivor (2001)

Leon R. Yankwich

There are no illegitimate children--only illegitimate parents. -- Leon R. Yankwich

W B Yeats

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
W B Yeats The Second Coming .

Kenko Yoshida

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations&emdash;such is a pleasure beyond compare. Kenko Yoshida

Edward Young. (1683-1765)

A God all mercy is a God unjust. Edward Young. 1634-1765. Night iv Line 233.

Our birth is nothing but our death begun, as tapers waste the moment they take fire.-- Edward Young 

Frances Young

We worship a mysterious not an anthropomorphic God ~Frances Young

Henny (Henry) Youngman (1906-1998)

Someone stole all my credit cards, but I won't report it. The thief spends less than my wife.-Henny (Henry) Youngman (1906-1998)

Most marriage failures are caused by failures marrying. Henny (Henry) Youngman

My wife is a light eater ... as soon as it's light, she starts to eat.... Henny Youngman

I just got back from a pleasure trip... Took my mother-in-law to the airport. -- Henny Youngman

My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle. - Henny Youngman

I take my wife everywhere, but she keeps finding her way back.-Henny (Henry) Youngman (1906-1998)

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. -Henny Youngman

We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.-Henny (Henry) Youngman (1906-1998)

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. --Henny Youngman

A drunk was in front of a judge. The judge says "You've been brought here for drinking. The drunk says "Okay, let's get started.-Henny (Henry) Youngman (1906-1998)

Doctor, I have a ringing in my ears.
The doctor said: "Don't answer!"-Henny (Henry) Youngman (1906-1998)

She was at the beauty shop for two hours. That was only for the estimate.-Henny (Henry) Youngman (1906-1998)

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up -- they have no holidays.-- Henry Youngman

Ravi Zacharias

To deem all beliefs equally true is sheer nonsense for the simple reason that to deny that statement would also, then, be true. But if denial of the statement is also true, then all religions are not true. -- Ravi Zacharias "Jesus Among Other Gods"

Fareed Zakaria

The struggles between church and state began just over fifty years after Constantine's move. One of Constantine's successors, the emperor Theodosius, while in a nasty dispute with the Thessalonians, a Greek tribe, invited the whole tribe to Milan -- and orchestrated a blood-curdling massacre of his guests: men, women, and children. The archbishop of Milan, a pious priest named Ambrose, was appalled and publicly refused to give the emperor Holy Communion. Theodosius protested, resorting to a biblical defense. He was guilty of homicide, he explained, but wasn't one of the Bible's heroic kings, David, guilty not just of homicide but of adultery as well? The archbishop was unyielding, thundering back, in Edward Gibbon's famous account, "You have imitated David in his crime, imitate then his repentance." To the utter amazement of all, for the next eight months the emperor, the most powerful man in the world, periodically dressed like a beggar (as David had in the biblical tale) and stood outside the cathedral at Milan to ask forgiveness of the archbishop. --Fareed Zakaria, _The Future of Freedom_

Israel Zangwill (1864-1926)

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.--- Israel Zangwill

The Romans merely took Palestine. The English have taken the whole of its history and literature, But they have taken it because--despite all the aberrations and iniquities of Imperialism--it represents their own ideal of justice for all races. --Israel Zangwill (1864-1926), _War for the World_,

Frank Zappa (1940- )

Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.--Frank Zappa

Mao Ze-dong (1893 &endash; 1976)

The only way to settle questions of an ideological nature or controversial issues among the people is by the democratic method, the method of discussion, of criticism, of persuasion and education, and not by the method of coercion or repression. --Mao Ze-dong, "On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People", 1957

Roger Zelazny (1937-1995)

Excitement leaped in my breast like a puppy, enthusiastic and more than a little naive.
ZELAZNY, ROGER (1937-1995) {A Night in the Lonesome October, 1993}

Some natural skepticism as to the purity of all human motives came and sat upon my chest.--ZELAZNY, ROGER (1937-1995){Nine Princes in Amber, 1970}

Hubert van Zeller

It is in the highest interests of the devil to persuade the world that religious people are disagreeable.--Hubert van Zeller, _We Live With Our Eyes Open_, 1949

Warren Zevon

There's nothing romantic, nothing grand, nothing heroic, nothing brave, nothing like that about drinking. It's a real coward's death. -- Warren Zevon

Zig Ziglar

Your attitude is more important than your aptitude-- . Zig Ziglar

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. --Zig Ziglar

Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember - the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you. --- Zig Ziglar

A positive attitude will have positive results because attitudes are contagious. -- Zig Ziglar

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. -- Zig Ziglar

The way you see life will largely determine what you get out of it. -- Zig Ziglar

Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love. -- Zig Ziglar

Karl Zinsmeister

Of course teenagers have been throwing high-blown and moralistic fits of childishness since the dawn of time. So what was new about the ‚60s? What was new was that in the ‚60s the children were allowed to get away with it. Instead of rebutting their exaggerations and silliness, the adult culture told the kids they were idealists and visionaries. Then suddenly whole bunches of people started growing their hair, inventing their own rules, and railing against limits, responsibility, and adulthood. A couple million Peter Pans said "I really believe that..." and wham! many of the grown-ups running the country were dressing, thinking, and acting in confused sympathy. -- Karl Zinsmeister

Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760)

I have but one passion -- it is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ. ... Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760)

S.M. Zwemer

The history of missions is the history of answered prayer . . . It [prayer] is the key to the whole missionary problem. All human means are secondary. - S.M. Zwemer

What is the result of our investigation of the Moslem idea of God? Is the statement of the Koran true, "Your God and our God is the same"? In as far as Moslems are monotheists and in as far as Allah has many of the attributes of Jehovah we cannot put Him with the false gods. But neither can there be any doubt that Mohammed's conception of God is inadequate, incomplete, barren and grievously distorted. It is vastly inferior to the Christian idea of the Godhead and also inferior to the Old Testament idea of God. - S M Zwemer, The Moslem Doctrine of God, new York, 1905, p107


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