206 – “He is no fool who parts with that which he cannot keep, when he is sure to be recompensed with that which he cannot lose.”

Philip Henry

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

-Jim Elliot, paraphrasing Philip Henry.

Quote Number:  534

Sources: Henry, Matthew; J B Williams. The Life of Rev. Philip Henry, A. M. William Ball: London. 1839, Pg 36. Online here

Elliot, Jim. “1949 Journal Excerpt.” in Elizabeth Elliot. Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot. HarperCollins: New York. 2009.

Source Notes: Jim Elliot paraphrased this quote, which is more widely known than the original. This is why I have included both quotes.


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