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“Whilst the sun and moon endure, America shall remain a city of refuge for the whole earth, until she herself shall play the tyrant, forget her destiny, disgrace her freedom, and provoke her God.” —Reverend George Duffield pastor of Pine Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pa. May 1776

“Harness your horses, mount your steeds, take your stand.” —Jeremiah 46:4 NAS

“Men go abroad to wonder at the height of mountains, the huge waves of the sea, the long course of the river, the vast compass of the ocean, the circular motion of the stars, but they pass by themselves and don’t even notice.” —Saint Augustine

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” —Cicero

“When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.” —Japanese Proverb

“I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” —Martha Washington (1732-1802)

“Never look for justice in this world, but never cease to give it.” —Oswald Chambers

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” —Albert Einstein

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”–Groucho Marx

“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” — A.J.Liebling

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” — C.S.Lewis

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” — Charles Wadsworth

“With His Wisdom, God shelters us from harm .”—Blessed Holy Spirit

“Never look for the right in the other man, but never cease to be right yourself.”—Oswald Chambers

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.” —Marcel Proust

“My mother loved children — she would have given anything if I had been one.” —Groucho Marx

“Before God we are all equally wise– and equally foolish.” —Albert Einstein

“Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.” —Wendell Johnson

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” —Immanuel Kant

” A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” —Mignon McLaughlin

“A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.” –John Ciardi

“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”—John Maynard Keynes

“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

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” –Mahatma Gandhi

“Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invaribly they are both disappointed.” –Albert Einstein

“War doesn’t determine who’s right – only who’s left.” –Bertrand Russell

“If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.” –Jay Leno

“Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.”—JFK

“Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” –C. S. Lewis

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” –C. S. Lewis

“To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.” –Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your future plans.” —Woody Allen

“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.” —Nikola Tesla

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.” —Douglas Adams

“Think to yourself that every day is your last; the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.” —Horace

“And lastly there is the oldest and deepest desire, the Great Escape: the Escape from Death.” —J.R.R. Tolkien

“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” —Dorothy Parker

“No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.” —Donald Foster

“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult.” —Charlotte Whitton

“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”  –Albert Einstein

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” —Albert Einstein

“Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.” —Ambrose Bierce

“What happens if a big asteroid hits Earth? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad.” — Dave Barry

“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.” —Albert Einstein

“You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.”—Jeannette Rankin

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.”—Voltaire

“The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.” —Gore Vidal

“The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.” —Woodrow Wilson

“In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?” —Saint Augustine

“I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work. We are supposed to work it.” —Alexander Woolcott

“Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.” —Richard Lamm

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.” —Barry Goldwater

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower

“You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a firefly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer’s heart.” —Fred Allen

“Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.”–Sir Arthur Eddington

“The political problem of mankind is to combine three things: economic efficiency, social justice and individual liberty.”–John Maynard Keynes

“If you can find something everyone agrees on, it’s wrong.” —Mo Udall

“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” —Aldous Huxley

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once. Lately it doesn’t seem to be working.” –Anonymous

“Man: An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be.” –Ambrose Bierce

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” –G. K. Chesterton

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” —Albert Einstein

“…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” –Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” –C. S. Lewis

“Anger is a feeling that makes your mouth work harder than your mind.” –Evan Esar

“Hope is tomorrow’s veneer over today’s disappointment.” –Evan Esar

“I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.”–Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Most knew books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who barrow them.” –Evan Esar

“Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn’t done it.” –Evan Esar

“The girl with a future avoids a man with a past.” –Evan Esar

“In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.”–Andre Maurois

“The mint makes it first it is up to you to make it last.” –Evan Esar

“Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.” –Albert Einstein

“We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” –C. S. Lewis

“Character is what you have left when you’ve lost everything you can lose.” –Evan Esar

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” –C. S. Lewis

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” –C.S. Lewis

“God is subtle but he is not malicious.”– Albert Einstein

“If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world.” –C. S. Lewis

“Whatever is matters.” –C. S. Lewis

“I won’t take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth.” –Carl Sandburg

“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” —John Maynard Keynes

“Life isn’t worth living, unless it is lived for someone else.” —Albert Einstein

“Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.” —John Ruskin

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” —Voltaire

“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” —Aldous Huxley

“There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.” —Bertrand Russell

“An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning , or destroyed it altogether.” —Alfred North Whitehead

“It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.” —Eugene McCarthy

“There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.” —Victor Hugo

“The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.” —Sir Richard Francis Burton

“Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.” —Doug Larson

“Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.” —Heywood Broun

“Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible player.” —Albert Einstein

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” —Aristotle

“I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re going and hook up with them later.” —Mitch Hedberg

“Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.” —Frank Dane

“The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.” —E. B. White

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” —Thomas A. Edison

“Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us.” —Henrik Tikkanen

“No one can earn a million dollars honestly.”–William Jennings Bryan

“Minds and parachutes only work when opened.”–  Anonymous

“A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.”–William Ralph Inge

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”–Plato

“The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.” —Gustave Flaubert

“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.” —G. K. Chesterton

“Someday we’ll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.” —Evan Davis

“Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” —Napoleon

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

“To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.” —Franklin P. Adams

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years.” —Abraham Lincoln

“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” —A. A. Milne

“I was the kid next door’s imaginary friend.” —Emo Phillips

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity and I’m not sure about the former.” —Albert Einstein

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.” —Ernest Benn

“I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.” –Stephen Hawking

“Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.” –Bertrand Russell

“An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.” –Laurence J. Peter

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” –Leo Tolstoy

“Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he’ll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.” –David Broder

“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” – Henry Ford

“Old age is the most unexpected of things that can happen to a man.” –Leon Trotsky

“The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.” –Frank Herbert

“If you cannot convince them, confuse them.” –Harry S. Truman

“The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.” –Albert Einstein

“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.” –Nikola Testla

“Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.” –Elton Trueblood

“A faith that hasn’t been tested can’t be trusted.” –Adrian Rodgers

“Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them.” –Marquis de Flers Robert & Arman de Caillavet

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” –Voltaire

“Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles.” –Pat Paulsen

“Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.” –Gary Zukav

“Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.” –George Carlin

“The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.”  –Frank Herbert

“Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are.”  –Laurence J. Peter

“As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life – so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls.” –M. Cartmill

“Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then–we elected them.” –Lily Tomlin

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”- Dr. Seuss

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.” –Nikola Tesla

“The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.” –Albert Einstein

“The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.”  –Frank Herbert

“I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist.” –Sally Kempton

“A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.” –Philip K. Dick 

“I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.” –Jack Handey


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