Quotation Explorer - 'Calls'

God never calls His people to accomplish anything without promising to supply their every need. - Charles R. Swindoll
Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it: nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing. - Jean de La Fontaine
The phone company handles 84 billion calls a year --- everything from kings, queens, and presidents to the scum of the earth.
Righteous indignation calls sin what it is. Bigotry is sin. Racism is sin. Oppression is sin. Control by fear is sin. Violence is sin. The quicker we can all admit that, the quicker the healing will begin. - Andrena Sawyer
Unless you are rich, and can con vales center in a sanatorium estate (where visitors came down a tiered, oceanside lawn to found you ato your easel) you have to keep going when you're depressed. That means phone calls, appointments errands, holidays, family, friends, and colleagues. - Virginia Heffernan
The sheer force of the music calls for a wild audience reaction. - Emanuel Ax
When some one mortal yet eternal human merely being relying on precisely nothing but the audacious love of his Maker, calls on Him to part the Heavens, well, we are undone. - Geoffrey Wood
To be unique calls for being unique in such a way that your uniqueness doesn't make others appear inferior, and a uniqueness that doesn't crave for anything apart from your own thing. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Love leads us to write poetry because love improves our hearing; like prayer, poetry is every bit as much about listening as it is about speaking. To 'get' the poem is to hear the eloquence of the silence that it calls forth through its manifestation of love. - David Patterson
Prayer is not itself powerful; it is not magic. But its power is unlimited in that the child of God calls on a Father of unlimited goodness and ability. - Peter H. Davids
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. - Robert Louis Stevenson
In this sublime hour, therefore, He calls all His children to the pulpit of the Cross, and every word He says to them is set down for the purpose of an eternal publication and an undying consolation. - Fulton J. Sheen
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. - Oscar Wilde
The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars. - Carl Sagan
The speaker calls for a careful examination of Christ's principle of turning the other cheek before we use it as a demand or excuse for total personal pacifism. After all, when literally struck on the cheek, Jesus did question the legitimacy of the authority by which this was done. - John Thackway
So Jesus confronts us with himself, sets before us a radical choice between obedience and disobedience, and calls us to an unconditional commitment of mind, will and life to his teaching. - John R.W. Stott
Unless you are rich and can convalesce in a sanatorium estate (where visitors came down a tiered, oceanside lawn to find you at your easel) you have to keep going when you're depressed. That means phone calls, appointments, errands, holidays, family, friends, and colleagues. - Virginia Heffernan
What is grace? It is the inspiration from on high: it is love; it is liberty. Grace is the spirit of law. This discovery of the spirit of law belongs to Saint Paul; and what he calls "grace" from a heavenly point of view, we, from an earthly point, call "rigtheousness." - Victor Hugo
Grace calls us back to nonduality - Bert McCoy
Women share their sadness, thought Edith. Their joy they like to show off to one another. Victory, triumph over the odds, calls for an audience. And that air of bustle and exigence sometimes affected by the sexually loquacious - that is for the benefit of other women. No solidarity then. - Anita Brookner
Amazingly, if God calls us to do something, He will help us accomplish it. We may doubt or we may simply believe. God chooses us for a particular reason. He is STRETCHING us from the inside out....to reach the lost, to provide hope, to be like Jesus on earth. - Dana Arcuri
A Cynic is what an Optimist calls a Realist
If God had created celery, it would only have two stalks, because that's the most that almost any recipe ever calls for. - skint foodie
Anyone who calls it "sexual intercourse" can't possibly be interested in actually doing it. You might as well announce you're ready for lunch by proclaiming, "I'd like to do some masticating and enzyme secreting. - Allan Sherman
Greatness is to stay humble when the whole world calls you great! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Dychwelyd i wlad eich hynafiaid; gwaed yn galw i waed.Return to the land of your fathers; blood calls to blood. - Horton Deakins
Phones with numerical keypads worked best for dialing phone calls. Incidentally, phone calls tend to be the primary function of a phone. 'Smartphones' completely ignore these basic facts, resulting in some of the least intelligent devices I've seen yet. Oh the irony. - Ashly Lorenzana
Ignorance is toxic. If a man hands you a cup of coffee and pours in what he calls liquid sugar when the container clearly says poison, how bliss is your ignorance? - James Jean-Pierre
What the pundits call wishy-washiness, the Bible calls repentance. - David Dark
Unless you are rich and can convalesce in a sanatorium estate (where visitors came down a tiered, oceanside lawn to found you at your easel) you have to keep going when you're depressed. That means phone calls, appointments errands, holidays, family, friends, and colleagues. - Virginia Heffernan
God calls each person individually. He said that a man and his wife were one flesh, but not one spirit - Sunday Adelaja
Life calls the tune, we dance. - John Galsworthy
A terrified-looking bystander, a nerdy man in a sweater, calls the police and stammers into the phone: 'A huge group of people are fighting and there's pepper spray and superheroes and I don't know. - Jon Ronson
Just when you think you're in the cat-bird's seat, the Angel of Death calls "dibs" on shotgun. - P.L. Reiter
Gwynned lies two days westwards; still further south, the weregeld calls. Mayhap with All-Father Woden's favour, my deeds may yet inspire the skalds. - George Gordon Byron
Speaking calls for risk, speaking calls for a sense of what one has to lose. Not just what one has to gain. - Anne Deavere Smith
Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
The only person who is spiritually smart is the one who has learned how to learn, unlearn, and change directions instantly, and start all over again, if your soul calls for it. - Michelle Casto
Ignoring phone calls leads to a simple life with more free time. Ignoring emails works well also! I do both when I am trying to get things done. - Steven Magee
Thus every matter, if it is to be done well, calls for the attention of the whole person. - Martin Luther
Listen and look long at beauty that compels you, spontaneously engage what naturally calls to you…this is how we recover our true personal values. - Darrell Calkins
What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears. - Seneca
To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss. The great symbol of Christianity means sacrifice and no one calls himself a Christian can evade this stark fact. - Elisabeth Elliot
Not much longer shall we have time for reading lessons of the past. An inexorable present calls us to the defense of a great future. - Henry Luce
My ex calls the ochre winter 'autumn' as we queue to hear dock boys play jazz fugues in velvet dark.— Broken Verses - Kamila Shamsie
My friend Annabel calls it "Reverse Perfectionism" - if a man thinks he can't do something perfectly, he'd rather not do it at all… - Shelli NT
Every time life calls to us, it is the voice of God and the voice of our very hearts. When we listen, we thrive. When we don't, we do what we must to survive. - Tehya Sky
The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. - Carlos Castenada
Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best. - Napoleon Hill
A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely. - Pam Brown
Sendak is in search of what he calls a "yummy death". William Blake set the standard, jumping up from his death bed at the last minute to start singing. "A happy death," says Sendak. "It can be done." He lifts his eyebrows to two peaks. "If you're William Blake and totally crazy. - Maurice Sendak
Once a poet calls his myth a myth, he prevents the reader from treating it as a reality; we use the word 'myth' only for stories we ourselves cannot believe. - Adam Kirsch
All phone calls are obscene. - Karen Elizabeth Gordon
This calls for a very special plan of psychology and extreme violence
Poetry calls into question what it means to be human - Sandra Alcosser
Each man calls barbarism what is not his own practice for indeed it seems we have no other test of truth and reason that the example and pattern of the opinions and customs of the country we live in. - Michel de Montaigne
Interestingly, from an identity standpoint, what does it mean to have a disability? Pamela Anderson has more prosthetic in her body than I do and nobody calls her disabled. - Aimee Mullins
In lieu of those checks and balances central to our legal system,non-citizens face an executive that is now investigator, prosecutor,judge, jury and jailer or executioner. In an Orwellian twist, Bush'sorder calls this Soviet-style abomination 'a full and fair trial. - William Safire
The pressures of business relationships: so I tell the guy I usually have my tea time at 10 o’clock every morning. He calls me at noon (very upset) because I didn’t meet him on the golf course. - Eric Christopher Jackson
Author challenges parents to bridge the gap with maturing, more independent kids with what he calls "Knock and Pray". He says parents should invite their kids to unscheduled times to "pray... big". - Jay Payleitner
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls this adventure Science. - Edward Powell Hubble
If someone called me fat, that affects me way more than someone calling me a f----t. I think just because I've accepted that, if someone calls me a f----t, it's like, I am gay and I'm proud to be gay so there's no issues there. If something calls you fat, that's something I want to change. - Sam Smith
Increase calls for review, check-up,control, and analysis. - Sunday Adelaja
The extreme limit of wisdom-- that is what the public calls madness. - Jean Cocteau
How can I blame the cherry blossomsFor rejecting this floating world And drifting away as the wind calls them - Shunzei's daughter
There is no such thing as a good call at 7 AM. It's been my experience that all calls between the hours of 11 PM and 9 AM are disaster calls. - Janet Evanovich
He calls me desperate (on my tombstone)I hope poetic license will allow: HUNGRY - Eli Coppola
Speaker calls the Christian counselor to look at each person as soul embodied with unique challenges that move us. This is not, he says, the first step before we get on to important business but vital in and of itself. - Edward T. Welch
Let's accept it that we remember people only when we have some work and only our Mother‬ remembers us and calls us for no reason, just to know how we are doing! - honeya
War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Detach yourself from people that only exists when they need something from you. From people who only calls you a friend when they have favors and leave you behind afterwards. Remove toxic people in your life, they will become a hindrance to you. - Dembe Michael
God doesn't call us to mediocrity. He calls us to a greater standard that doesn't teach us to tear people down to reach him, but to lift others up. Be the type of person that when people walk away from you, they know who you represent! - Shannon L. Alder
No occupation in this world is more trying to soul and body than the care of young children. What patience and wisdom, skill and unlimited love it calls for. God gave the work to mothers and furnished them for it, and they cannot shirk it and be guiltless. - Isabella MacDonald Alden
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. - Euripides
This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire. - Voltaire
He had long been curious at leaders intermittent calls for a return to past values and had tested the notion by trying to build a house from the sky downwards - Steve Aylett
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. - George Bernard Shaw
Inspiration works on the same sense as humans, quite generous yet impatient. When it calls, better respond there and then or it moves shop. - Unarine Ramaru
I don't trust humans that always go out to take calls, the way i don't trust humans that hang around bars and refuse to drink. - z.g.barwa
I testify that He is utterly incomparable in what He is, what He knows, what He has accomplished and what He has experienced. Yet, movingly, He calls us His Friends - Neal A. Maxwell
There is a girl.I named her love.She has a father. His name is desire.Her mother has a name,but not always the same. We call her destiny.Love calls her mommy. - Debasish Mridha
The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual, crime. - Max Stirner
The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. - Richard Bach
The insights given by a great professor are a privilege to receive. To be a teacher, by contrast, calls for more ingenuity and patience; it is the canny art of coaxing insights out of the students themselves. - Caitlin Keiper
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the rest of the world calls butterfly. Richard BachFrom Gifts of the Unknown: Using Extraordinary Experiences to Cope W/ Loss & Change - Louis E. Lagrand
For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off. - Johnny Carson
Anger is like sex urge, once gratified, the inner voice calls you a stinking fool. - Michael Bassey Johnson
A good example is like a bell that calls many to church. - Danish Proverb
And Death it calls as the stone crow breaks. Streaks of blood malform its face.Death becomes its withered eyes and the shadows whisper, Lies. Excerpt from "Lies - Angela B. Chrysler
When God calls you to build 100 castles on earth and you built 98, take the 99th as if it's the begining of your work and work hard to finish the race with all excellence. Go the extra mile! - Israelmore Ayivor
To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship, and the salutary influence of example. - Samuel Johnson
A person who is truly positive will not merely advise others to stay away from the negative people ,but will also back-up own point with a solid action/reason somewhere as why s/he calls someone a toxic. - Anuj Somany
When Chuck Norris calls 911 it's to ask if everything is ok. - Oliver Oliver Reed
The ultimate indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name. - Maggie Kuhn
Scripture assumes that we will be afraid and anxious sometimes. What is important is where we turn, or to whom we turn when we are afraid. The God who calls you to trust in Him when you are afraid will spend a great deal of time showing you that you can trust Him. - Edward T. Welch
when true purpose calls, double mindedness, confusion and frustration come along. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Remember that when God calls us to leave behind something, it means He has something better in store for us. Allow Him to replace the old with the new today! - Paige Omartian
Try listening to yourself sometime, alone in a transient room in a strange town. The worst is when you draw a blank, and the ash-blonde ghosts of the past carry on long twittering long-distance calls with your inner ear, and there's no way to hang up. - Ross Macdonald
He's the thrilling, scary Boyfriend who's going to dare you to do things you'd never dreamed of, shower you with unreasonable presents, and show up uninvited at the most embarrassing times. Then he's going to stick with you, refusing to take the hint when you don't answer his calls. - Sara Miles
A noble leader answers not to the trumpet calls of self promotion, but to the hushed whispers of necessity. - Mollie Marti
What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict. - Simone Weil
There is no such thing as a natural death: nothing that happens to a man is ever natural, since his presence calls the world into question. All men must die: but for every man his death is an accident and, even if he knows it and consents to it, an unjustifiable violation. - Simone de Beauvoir
The key to flow is to pursue an activity for its own sake, not for the rewards it brings."--(psychologist on the state of being he calls "flow") - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Your body is just the place your memory calls home. - Deepak Chopra
If the world is to hear the church's voice today, leaders are needed who are authoritative, spiritual, and sacrificial. Sacrificial, because this trait follows the model of Jesus, who gave Himself for the whole world and who calls us to follow in His steps. - J. Oswald Sanders
If someone calls you a failure it's more than likely they feel like one. - Donna Lynn Hope
People go through life blindly, ignoring death like revellers at a party feasting on fine foods. They ignore that later they will have to go to the toilet, so they do not bother to find out where there is one. When nature finally calls, they have no idea where to go and are in a mess. - Ajahn Chah
I'm a godmother, that's a great thing to be, a godmother. She calls me god for short, that's cute, I taught her that. - Ellen DeGeneres
Physical deformity, calls forth our charity. But the infinite misfortune of moral deformity calls forth nothing but hatred and vengeance. - Clarence Darrow
Nothing so removes a man from his inner, mysterious, real life, nothing makes him so deaf and dumb as the picture of these petty passions and petty crimes which calls itself the world of politics. - Vladimir Odoevsky
(about cats) They also resist our calls to come, to move, to obey, to present themselves, to do all the things that dogs do so easily. This drives some people crazy. Cats do not even care what drives us crazy! - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Yesterday, the president met with a group he calls the coalition of the willing. Or, as the rest of the world calls them, Britain and Spain - Jon Stewart
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. - Edwin Hubble
It's the witching hour once more-When the Muse comes out to play.He calls me through that magic door-Where galaxies of worlds await! - Belle Whittington
One becomes bad himself when he sees or calls others bad. When others appear good to him, he will become good himself. - Dada Bhagwan
We are in the energy dictatorship that calls itself the United States of America. - Steven Magee
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe. - John Lennon
Leadership calls for both wisdom and courage; the wisdom to know what to do is only half the battle. We must be courageous enough to actually do it. - Kellen Roggenbuck
We all have a reason for living I am blessed mine has two eyes a heartbeat and calls me mum. - Nikki Rowe
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