A small task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules.
Any church which forsakes the regular and uniform for the periodical and spasmodic service of God, is doomed to decay; any church which relies for its spiritual strength and growth entirely upon seasons of "revival," will very soon have no genuine revivals to rely on. Our holy God will not conform His blessings to man's moods and moral caprice. If a church is declining, it may require a "revival" to restore it; but what need was there of its declining?theodore l. cuyler
It was a very spasmodic courtship, conducted mainly at long distance with a great clanking of coins in dozens of phone booths.jacqueline kennedy onassis