The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible – George Burns
Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, ‘Lillian, you should have remained a “virgin.” – Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter) Just think of the pain the country could have avoided if she had. Maybe a couple of other people we can think of also.
“There are those who reason well, but they are greatly outnumbered by those who reason badly.” ~ Galileo Galilei
“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined.” George Washington 08 JAN 1790 made in his first State of the Union address. In the inner cities, where 90+% of the shootings occur, the people are armed, but certainly NOT disciplined. Were they with any sort of discipline, there would be no shootings.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill had a great number of massively memorable quotes. While not all of them were originally his, he made them memorable
Some Jewish mystics believe that the burning that is associated with the concept of Hell is not a literal burning, but the wretched, face-flaming embarrassment we feel in the presence of the Holy One, Blessed Be He, when He shows us our life and we realize how much better we could have done, how far short we fell of our potential. “AmmoGrrrl” This lovely young lady (my age or maybe a bit older) is probably my favorite blogger. Always funny, always spot-on. And here, she speaks of punishment being within us for recognizing our own failures rather than imposed from … Continue reading
When one gives love, one never knows the end of it. But God knows the end, and rewards the Source. The BridgeWalker
“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” ― Galileo Galilei, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina
“Up to a point a person’s life is shaped by environment, heredity, and changes in the world about them. Then there comes a time when it lies within their grasp to shape the clay of their life into the sort of thing they wish it to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune or the quirks of fate. Everyone has the power to say, “This I am today. That I shall be tomorrow.” Louis L’Amour OK, The Grouchmeister used this one back in 2014 – but it’s still valid, even tho he’s gone.
Winston Churchill had a great number of massively memorable quotes. While not all of them were originally his, he made them memorable: “We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; … Continue reading
In civilized life domestic hatred usually expresses itself by saying things which would appear quite harmless on paper (the words are not offensive) but in such a voice, or at such a moment, that they are not far short of a blow in the face. To keep this game up you and Glubose must see to it that each of these two fools has a sort of double standard. Your patient must demand that all his own utterances are to be taken at their face value and judged simply on the actual words, while at the same time judging all … Continue reading
We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” ~ Malala Yousafzai ~ So – keep on making noise.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these. Unfortunately, I have lost the author of this.
“With regard to matters requiring thought: the less people know and understand about them, the more positively they attempt to argue concerning them.” ― Galileo Galilei
“If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince
“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince
“There is no other way to guard yourself against flattery than by making men understand that telling you the truth will not offend you.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli, Machiavelli Niccolo : Prince
“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” Vernon Howard But a strong person considers the needs of all the sheep, not just those closest to him, before acting.