rwfromkansas
Since Dec 1, 2000

view home page, enter name:
Good Quotes:

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions, and blood of better men than himself. --John Stewart Mill"

"My religious beliefs teach me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time of my death. I do not concern myself with that, but to be always ready whenever it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and all men would be equally brave. " Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson

"Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides." Lady Margaret Thatcher, expressing the futility of waffling around in the middle on an issue

"I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph." Lady Margaret Thatcher

"Think where man's glory most begins and ends
And say my glory was I had such friends." W.B. YEATS, The Municipal Gallery Revisited

"Journalism is merely history's first draft." Geoffrey C. Ward

"The First Amendment guarantees a free press; the press itself must guarantee a fair one." Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today

"1 Corinthians 1:22-31: Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength. Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things -- and the things that are not -- to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."

"When God calls a sinner, He does not repent of it. God does not, as many friends do, love one day and hate another; or as princes, who make their subjects favorites and afterwards throw them into prison. This is the blessedness of a saint; his condition admits of no altercation. God’s call is founded upon His decree, and His decree is immutable. Acts of grace cannot be reversed. God blots out His people’s sins, but not their names." --Thomas Watson, English Puritan and Westminster Assembly member

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main." John Donne

"There is not one inch of the world that Christ does not claim saying, 'That is mine. That belongs to me.'" Abraham Kuyper

"When a man really sees himself as the Lord sees him, it is not the abominable sins of the flesh that shock him, but the awful nature of the pride of his own heart against Jesus Christ." Oswald Chambers

"In short, the doctrine of election states that - before the foundation of the world - God chose certain individuals to salvation and ordained the means by which they are saved." Thomas J. Nettles

"God must have chosen [elected] me before I came into the world; He certainly would not have done so afterward." Charles Spurgeon

"I will go as far as Martin Luther, where he says, 'If any man ascribes anything of salvation, even the very least thing, to the free will of man, he knows nothing of grace, and he has not learned Jesus Christ rightly.'" Charles Spurgeon

"I do not come into this pulpit hoping that perhaps somebody will of his own free will return to Christ. My hope lies in another quarter. I hope that my Master will lay hold of some of them and say, 'You are mine, and you shall be mine. I claim you for myself.' My hope arises from the freeness of grace, and not from the freedom of the will." Charles Spurgeon

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." Aesop

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." Winston Churchill

"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." Barry M. Goldwater

"Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, 'What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power.' But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector." Ronald Reagan

"Giving government money and power is like giving car keys and whiskey to a teenage boy." P.J. O'Rourke

"Most Americans aren't the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right." Joseph Sobrans

"Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?" Thomas Jefferson

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson

"If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy." Thomas Jefferson

"The opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not [Marbury v. Madison], not only for themselves in their own sphere of action, but for the legislative and executive also in their spheres, would make the judiciary a despotic branch." Thomas Jefferson

"[We] disavow and declare to be most false and unfounded, the doctrine that the compact [U.S. Constitution], in authorizing its federal branch to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises to pay the debts and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States, has given them thereby a power to do whatever they may think or pretend would promote the general welfare, which construction would make that, of itself, a complete government, without limitation of powers; but that the plain sense and obvious meaning were, that they might levy the taxes necessary to provide for the general welfare by the various acts of power therein specified and delegated to them, and by no others." --Thomas Jefferson: Declaration and Protest of Virginia, 1825. Thomas Jefferson

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." Thomas Jefferson