John Bartholomew Gough Quotes.
You must make your own opportunities.
A man is what he is, not what men say he is. His character no man can touch. His character is what he is before his God and his Judge; and only himself can damage that. His reputation is what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity.
Intemperance weaves the winding-sheet of souls.
You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the road side until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.
Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.
Society is doing a great deal for the workingman, for the lower classes; but it seems to me, sometimes, as if it formed associations to obtain for them toys, and then formed other associations to teach them to play with them.
If the Bible is God’s word, and we believe it, let us handle it with reverence.
One of those poor fellows that had become a Christian was badgered by his companions; and one of them said, “How do you know that Jesus Christ has forgiven your sins? ” The man turned at once and said, “How do you know when you have got sugar in your tea?
The evil of infatuation is illustrated by the drunkard.
Every moderate drinker could abandon the intoxicating cup if he would; every inebriate would if he could.
It may be a very little thing for you to say to a young man the few words that turn him from the way of ruin, and win him back to life and hope. It may be a very little thing to you; but it is every thing to the young man.
A man’s enemies have no power to harm him, if he is true to himself and loyal to God.