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29 Inspiring Quotes by Peter Marshall

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Wikipedia Summary for Peter Marshall

Ralph Pierre LaCock (born March 30, 1926), better known by his stage name Peter Marshall, is an American game show host, television and radio personality, singer, and actor. He was the original host of The Hollywood Squares from 1966 to 1981 and has almost fifty television, movie, and Broadway credits.

Marshall was given his stage name by John Robert Powers. Powers had chosen the last name Marshall for his sister (who later chose to use Joanne Dru instead), and Peter adopted it early in his career and paired it with an anglicized version of his middle name.

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Food is merely a platform for condiments.

--Peter Marshall

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The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration.

--Peter Marshall

Longer Version:

The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as Americans. The time is come -- it is now -- when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship. America's future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God's government.


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God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which a great blessing can come out of the difficulty.

--Peter Marshall

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Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for -- because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.

--Peter Marshall

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Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.

--Peter Marshall


foggy mountains

Anarchism as a political philosophy seeks to dissolve all forms of authority and power, and if possible, wishes their complete abolition.

--Peter Marshall

black and white bird on seashore

If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else, you destroy the bridge by which God would come to you.

--Peter Marshall

stars across the sky view at the desert

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

--Peter Marshall


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Unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.

--Peter Marshall

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The true minister is in his pulpit not because he has chosen that profession as an easy means of livelihood, but because he could not help it, because he has obeyed an imperious summons that will not be denied.

--Peter Marshall

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Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

--Peter Marshall


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If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.

--Peter Marshall

brown and gray brick wall

I know that no business contract, no order or commercial consideration can ever be worth the happiness of one's home or the peace of one's mind.

--Peter Marshall

pink flowers in vase

The resurrection never becomes a fact of experience until the risen Lord lives in the heart of the believer.

--Peter Marshall



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Sometimes this going out in obedience to God's command is more dramatic than at other times... sometimes more spectacular... sometimes more brave... but always it is a venture into the unknown.

--Peter Marshall

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A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.

--Peter Marshall



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Escape is the byword-forwards, backwards, or sideways-into alcohol, busyness, good works, passivity, fantasy, or even madness. For the reality of the present and the immediate future seem even more frightening today.

--Peter Marshall

man and woman kissing

Give according to your income lest God make your income according to your giving.

--Peter Marshall

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

--Peter Marshall


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Church members in too many cases are like deep sea divers, encased in the suits designed for many fathoms deep, marching bravely to pull out plugs in bathtubs.

--Peter Marshall


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