It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.
The problem with Christianity is more people profess the truth than live it. So much hypocrisy abounds that I can no longer say I count myself among them without being held to the same unachievable standard. - Shannon L. Alder
I pay very little regard...to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person. - Jane Austen
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet renounce controversy are people who want crops without ploughing the ground.
All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse. - John Quincy Adams
Courage is God's way of testing the virtues you profess to have and your level of commitment to everything you think you are. - Shannon L. Alder
We profess to be strangers and pilgrims, seeking after a country of our own, yet we settle down in the most un-stranger-like fashion, exactly as if we were quite at home and meant to stay as long as we could. I don't wonder apostolic miracles have died. Apostolic living certainly has. - Amy Carmichael
Anyone can possess, anyone can profess, but it is an altogether different thing to confess. - Shannon L. Alder
Integrity is congruence between what you know, what you profess, and what you do. - Nathaniel Branden
Americans were folks who loved to profess peace-loving values, but who fought about everything. - Rinker Buck
It is not enough to profess the word of God; we must partake in good deeds. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Christianity, true Christianity, is experienced when we crucify the anger, pride, vanity and lust that dwells within ourselves and consciously replace it with the sacrificial love, humility, modesty and chasteness of the One who so many profess to believe in and follow. - - Jason Neville Versey
I don't profess any religion; I don't think it’s possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words ‘spiritual’ or ‘spirituality.'[Interview, The New Yorker, Dec. 26, 2005] - Philip Pullman
Understand now, I'm purely a fiction writer and do not profess to be an earnest student of political science, but I believe strongly that such a law as one prohibiting liquor is foolish, and all the writers, keenly interested in human welfare whom I know, laugh at the prohibition law. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly. - Corra Harris