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Peter Marshall (pastor)

Data de nascimento: 27. Maio 1902
Data de falecimento: 26. Janeiro 1949

Peter Marshall foi um pastor presbiteriano e líder religioso estadunidense.

Imigrou para Ellis Island, em New York, nos Estados Unidos, em 1927.


„Deus não permitirá que qualquer dificuldade nos aconteça, a menos que Ele tenha um plano específico pelo qual grandes bênçãos possam surgir da dificuldade.“

„Enquanto suspiramos por uma vida sem dificuldades, devemos nos lembrar que o carvalho cresce forte através de ventos contrários e que os diamantes são formados sob pressão.“


„Dai-nos uma visão clara, para que possamos saber onde nos posicionar e o que defender - porque, a menos que defendamos alguma coisa, vamos cair por nada.“

„Meu Deus, se errarmos, faz-nos querer mudar; se tivermos razão, dá-nos força para vivermos com isso.“

„The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct.“

„When we long for life without difficulty,
remind us that oaks grow strong under contrary winds
and diamonds are made under pressure.“

„Godly womanhood... the very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other type of women: beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career women, talented women, divorced women. But so seldom do we hear of a godly woman - or of a godly man either, for that matter. We believe women come nearer to fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife, than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far, far better thing in the realms of morals to be old-fashioned, than to be ultra-modern. The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct.“

„A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.“


„May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please but as the opportunity to do what is right.“

„Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.“

„The aim is not therefore to liberate some 'essential self' by throwing off the burden of government and the State, but to develop the self in creative and voluntary relations with others.“

„The use of the right word, the exact word, is the difference between a pencil with a sharp point and a thick crayon.“


„I need Thee, O Lord, for a curb on my tongue; when I am tempted to making carping criticisms and cruel judgements, keep me from speaking barbed words that hurt, and in which I find perverted satisfaction. Keep me from unkind words and from unkind silences. Restrain my judgements. Make my criticisms kind, generous, and constructive. Make me sweet inside, that I may be gentle with other people, gentle in the things I say, kind in what I do. Create in me that warmth of mercy that shall enable others to find Thy strength for their weakness, Thy peace for their strife, Thy joy for their sorrow, Thy love for their hatred, Thy compassion for their weakness. In thine own strong name, I pray. Amen.“

„Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.“

„No tabloid will ever print the startling news that the mummified body of Jesus of Nazareth has been discovered in old Jerusalem. Christians have no carefully embalmed body enclosed in a glass case to worship. Thank God, we have an empty tomb. The glorious fact that the empty tomb proclaims to us is that life for us does not stop when death comes. Death is not a wall, but a door.“

„But," you may ask, "how can we forget the unkind things that are said... the cruel and unfair treatment one has received? How can we simply forget these things? It is not as simple as that!" There is just one sure way. Never talk about them, and never think about them. If you want to forget something, never speak even to your dearest friend about it. When it bobs into your mind, banish it at once. It will surprise you how quickly you can forget anything by that treatment.“

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