"He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife."
"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
"Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger."
"I will not sacrifice the Enterprise. We've made too many compromises already too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here! This far no further and I will make them pay for what they've done!" -Captain Jean-Luc Picard
"All of us should live life so as to be able to face eternity at any time."
- Heinrich Arnold
"The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say to him, 'What are you going through?'"
- Simone Weil
"True friends stab you in the front." - Oscar Wilde
"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally." - Abraham Lincoln
"Give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry
"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live." - Martin Luther King, Jr
"Any day you're free is a beautiful day." - ex-P.O.W. Air Force Col. Jim Lamar
"There is no such thing as part freedom." - Nelson Mandela, 1991
"Two visions of the world remain locked in dispute. The first believes all men are created equal by a loving God who has blessed us with freedom. Abraham Lincoln spoke for us: 'No man,' he said, 'is good enough to govern another without the other's consent.'
The second vision believes that religion is opium for the masses. It believes that eternal principles like truth, liberty, and democracy have no meaning beyond the whim of the state. And Lenin spoke for them: 'It is true, that liberty is precious,' he said, 'so precious that it must be rationed.'
Well, I'll take Lincoln's version over Lenin's - and so will citizens of the world if they're given free choice." - Ronald Reagan
(submitted by Oscar Hyde of Somerset, England)
Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right of being able to do what we ought."
"Life, liberty and property do not exist because men made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place"
-- Frederic Bastiat (1801 - 1850), French statesman and author.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."
-- The Bible, II Corinthians 3:17.
"A society is not 'free' merely because the freedoms the people are doing away with are those they voted at the last election to do without."
-- William F. Buckley, Jr. (founder of National Review)
"Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist."
-- Edmund Burke - (British statesman - 1756)
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
-- Edmund Burke
"No charter of freedom will be worth looking at which does not ensure the same measure of freedom for the minorities as for the majority."
-- Mahatma Ghandi
"A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away."
-- Barry Goldwater (1964)
"We must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight!! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left to us!...Why stand we here idle? What is it that the gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
-- Patrick Henry
I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men's rights."
-- Abraham Lincoln
"No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent."
-- Abraham Lincoln (1854)
When they took the 4th Amendment, I was quiet because I didn't deal drugs.
When they took the 6th Amendment, I was quiet because I am innocent.
When they took the 2nd Amendment, I was quiet because I dont own a gun.
Now they have taken the 1st Amendment, and I can only be quiet.
-- Lyle Myhr
"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them."
"Individuality is freedom lived."
--John Dos Passos
"We find freedom when we find God; we lose it when we lose Him." - Paul Scherer
"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed; easy to get into but hard to get out of." - Anonymous
"In 3 words I can describe everything I have learned about life: it goes on." -Robert Frost
SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD
"There is no attribute more comforting to His children than that of God's sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe trials, they believe that sovereignty has ordained their afflictions, that sovereignty overrules them, and that sovereignty will sanctify them all. There is nothing for which the children ought more earnestly to contend than the doctrine of the Master of all Creation--the Kingship of God over all the works of His own hands--the throne of God and His right to sit upon that throne. We proclaim an entrhroned God and His right to do as He wills with His own, to dispose of His creatures as He thinks best, without consulting them. It is God upon the throne that we love to preach. It is God upon His throne whom we trust." --Charles Spurgeon
"We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount... The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants." - General Omar Bradley, Armistice Day, 1948
"Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: if you are alive, it isn't."
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller