Quotations I

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Proverbs 23:23 

The more noble the cause, the more devious the motive.

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you
see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can have.

by Fyodor Dostoevsky...from the Book : The Brothers Karamasov
[Jesus on trial by the Inquisition]

The AUTHORITIES: "Oh never, never can they (the masses) feed themselves
without US (totalitarian State).
No Science will give them bread so long as they remain Free.
In the end they will lay their Freedom at our feet, and say to us,


They will understand themselves at last, that freedom and bread enough for all,
are inconceivable together;
for never, never will they be able to share between them!

Thou (speaking to Jesus Christ) didst promise them the Bread of Heaven,
but I repeat again, can it compare with earthly bread in the eyes of the weak,
ever sinful and ignoble race of man ?

And if for the sake of the Bread of Heaven, thousands and tens of thousands
shall follow Thee (Jesus),
What is to become of the millions and tens of millions of creatures who will not
have the strength to forego the earthly bread for the sake of the Heavenly ?

Choosing (earthly) bread, Thou (Jesus) wouldest have satisfied the universal
and eternal craving of humanity----Finding Someone to Worship."
(parenthesis this author)

Ride on, ride on! Rough-shod if need be;
Smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on!
Ride on over all obstacles, and Win The Race!
Charles Dickens

Feed your Faith, and starve your doubts.
Lester Summeral 

Said the Robin to the Sparrow:' I should like to really know
Why these anxious human beings rush about and worry so".
Said the Sparrow to the Robin, "Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father such as cares for you and me."

Concerning our Redemption on Calvary:

“I owed a debt I couldn't pay;
He paid a debt He didn't owe.”

J.Vernon McGee 

Jesus died for all men-----
Not just those we know and love.

You only have power over people as long as you don't take everything away
from them.
But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power----
He's Free again.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 

Crime bill legislation:

Another act of Tyranny,
In the name of correcting an abuse.

You may talk about me all you please,
I'll talk about you on my knees.

[political correctness]

When everybody's wrong, everybody's right.

Nivelle de la Chaussee [French playwright]

The poor are no more dependent upon you God, than are the rich.
J.M. Drescher

Rather than criticize them, pray for them.
Mrs. Arthur Blessett

First they came for the Jews and no one protested.
Then they came for the Gypsies.
Then they came for the Communists and no one protested.
Then they came for the Catholics and no one protested.
Then they came for me, and there was No One Left to protest.
Martin Niemoeller

"Good Conduct" affirms the correctness of Michael New's stand for the
Constitution and the courage required to take that stand. Sometimes the duty to
fight for the right falls on one man's shoulders, and that man acts,
not for himself
alone, but for all citizens, and for his country."

Brigadier General Andrew J. Gatsis

I would rather have the single approval of God,
than the loudest applause of man.
Unknown ( quoted by Sharon Clay Rose )

Thank you God, for what You've given me.
Thank you for what You've taken away.
And thank you for what is left.
Sweet Ol' Bill

He who fears he shall suffer,
Already suffers what he fears.

If the end brings me out all right,
what is said against me won't amount to anything.
If the end brings me out wrong,
10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Abraham Lincoln [1809-1865] 56 years

I am a creature of a day, passing through life as an arrow through the air.
A few moments hence, I am no more seen--I drop into eternity.
I want to know one thing... the way to Heaven.
God has given us a way, written in the Good Book, the Bible.
O give me that Book!
At any price, give me the Book of God !

John Wesley
The past is history.
The future, a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called "the present".

Keep yourselves in the love of God [Jude 21]
(No Matter What.)

I pin my soul to no man's back.

Sir Thomas More, English Statesman;  martyred 1535

Quotes for daily living (by the wisest man that ever lived: I Kings 4:29.30…King Soloman)
Please see The Book of Proverbs [a chapter a day, beginning over again each month.]

Godly empowerment for: health, wisdom, knowledge,  social and business skills (discretion), understanding and discernment,
(making wise decisions).  (Please see
Book of Proverbs)

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep,
to gain what he cannot lose” (eternal life).
Jim Elliot... modern day martyr of Ecuador

Dear God,
Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change
The Courage to change the things I can
And the Wisdom to know the difference.

Humankind can bear very little reality.
T.S. Elliot

Everybody's private motto:

'It's better to be popular than right'.
Mark Twain

What makes a leader-----intelligence, integrity, imagination, skill or statecraft?
Not at all. It's the fact that the man has a following.
G.W. Johnson; American Journalist

Freedom isn't free. Freedom isn't free.
You've got to pay the price; you've got to sacrifice, for your liberty.
Popular Song 60's
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Amelia Earhart, aviator

If you are loosing your leisure, look out; you may be loosing your soul.
Logan Pearsall Smith... English-American author

One of the great lessons the fall of the leaf teaches, is this:
Do your work well, and then be ready to depart when God shall call.
Tryon Edwards

O what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive.  --- Scott

He who is rich in friends is poor in nothing.— Unknown

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. – Old Saying

Good fences make good neighbors – Robert Frost

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