Series 8 Downloads

The Wayside Pulpit has a long tradition of being a "message" on the bulletin boards outside of many churches of all denominations.

In an effort to make the Wayside Pulpit more accessible to our congregations, we are offering the latest series, Series 8, in a poster format as PDF files you can print for your congregation.

The 24 quotes below are in a 40 x 28-inch format. To print the poster full size, you may need to take it to a local copy shop, such as a Kinkos, that can handle oversized black and white printing. The average copy shop will charge approximately $1 per square foot. The posters are approximately 8 square feet so each poster would be around $8.

To print each poster, download the PDF from the link next to each quote, copy it onto a disk, bring it to the copy shop and ask for oversized black and white printing. Some copy shops can accept the file in an email, or may download the PDF directly from this website if you provide them with the URL (website address).

If you would like to print the posters in a smaller format, open the file in Acrobat, select the fit to paper option in page scaling on the first print dialog box. If your Acrobat does not allow automatic scaling, you can enter the amount to scale the poster when printing. To fit a standard letter-size sheet the scaling would be 27%.

The following documents are in PDF format.

  1. What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
    —Mary Oliver
  2. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
    —Jelaluddin Rumi
  3. Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
    —Horace Mann
  4. Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.
    —Chinese Proverb
  5. Pray for the dead. Fight like hell for the living.
    —Mother Jones
  6. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
    —Marianne Williamson
  7. Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
    —William Wordsworth
  8. Love is a growing up.
    —James Baldwin
  9. Because I have been athirst, I will dig a well that others may drink.
    —Arabian proverb
  10. Forgiveness is the final form of love.
    —Reinhold Niebuhr
  11. Our growing thought makes growing revelation.
    —George Eliot
  12. Love is a faith, and one faith leads to another.
    —Henri Frederic Amiel
  13. The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf.
    —Shakti Gawain
  14. An idea is salvation by imagination.
    —Frank Lloyd Wright
  15. The only joy in the world is to begin.
    —Cesar Pavese
  16. Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
    —Max Frisch
  17. As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
    —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  18. We are all geniuses when we dream.
    —E. M. Cioran
  19. Live out of your imagination, not your history.
    —Stephen R. Covey
  20. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
    —Martin Luther King
  21. The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
    —Richard Moss
  22. If I can't dance, it's not my revolution.
    —Emma Goldman
  23. It is courage the world needs, not infallibility.
    —Wilfred Grenfell
  24. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build.
    —Julia Ward Howe

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