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?/?/2018 ~ Presidential Quotes 15


Darkness has no face to see.
Clouds rise to glitter upon another sky where the noble travel.

20. James A. Garfield (1881)

“Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their
Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the
people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent,
brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to
represent them in the national legislature. . . . If the next centennial does
not find us a great nation . . . it will be because those who represent
the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation
do not aid in controlling the political forces.”

... While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption;
for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.
~ 2nd Peter 2:17-19


“There are men and women who make the world better just by being
the kind of people they are. They have the gift of kindness or courage
or loyalty or integrity. It really matters very little whether they are
behind the wheel of a truck or running a business or bringing
up a family. The teach the truth by living it.”

... who show the work of the law written in their hearts,
their conscience also bearing witness, ... ~ Romans 2:14-15


“The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.”

"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." ~ John 8:32

“Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without
which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.”

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. ... ~ Hosea 4:6

“If there is one thing upon this earth that mankind love and admire
better than another, it is a brave man, - it is the man who dares
to look the devil in the face and tell him he is a devil.”

... "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But
I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, ... ~ 1st Samuel 17:45


“I believe in God, and I trust myself in His hands.”

... O You who save those who trust in You From
those who rise up against them. ~ Psalms 17:7


“Men are tending to materialism. Houses, lands, and worldly goods
attract their attention, and as a mirage lure them on to death. Christianity,
on the other hand leads only the natural body to death, and for the spirit,
it points out a house not built with hands, eternal in the heavens ... Let
me urge you to follow Him, not as the Nazarene, the Man of Galilee, the
carpenter's son, but as the ever living spiritual person, full of love and
compassion, who will stand by you in life and death and eternity.”

"In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would
have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. ..." ~ John 14:2-3


“The return to solid values is always hard... Distress, panic, and
hard times have marked our pathway in returning to solid values.”

... "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not
consist in the abundance of the things he possesses." ~ Luke 12:15


“The divorce between Church and State ought to be absolute.
It ought to be so absolute that no Church property anywhere, in any
state or in the nation, should be exempt from equal taxation; for if
you exempt the property of any church organization, to that
extent you impose a tax upon the whole community.”

“The sin of slavery is one of which it may be said that
without the shedding of blood there is no remission.”

... and without shedding of blood there is no remission. ... ~ Hebrews 9:22-24

“There are times in the history of men and nations, when they stand
so near the vale that separates mortals from the immortals, time from
eternity, and men from their God, that they can almost hear the beatings,
and feel the pulsations of the heart of the Infinite.”

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. ... ~ James 4:8

... "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is,
the word of faith which we preach): ... ~ Romans 10:8


“Most human organizations that fall short of their goals do so
not because of stupidity or faulty doctrines, but because of
internal decay and rigidification.”

“We are apt to be deluded into false security by political
catch-words, devised to flatter rather than instruct.”

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men
will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:1-4


“Coercion is the basis of every law in the universe, -- human or divine.
A law is not law without coercion behind it.”

“The world's history is a divine poem, of which the history of every nation
is a canto, and every man a word. Its strains have been pealing along
down the centuries, and though there have been mingled the discords of
warring cannon and dying men, yet to the Christian philosopher and
historian - the humble listener - there has been a Divine melody running
through the song which speaks of hope and halcyon days to come.”

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed
on You, Because he trusts in You. ~ Isaiah 26:3


“It would be unjust to our people and dangerous to our institutions
to apply any portion of revenues of the nation or of the States
to the support of sectarian schools.”

“Science is the literature of God written on the stars - the trees - the rocks
- and more important because of its marked utilitarian character.”

“God reigns, and the Government at Washington still lives!”

God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne. ~ Psalms 47:8

“A nation is not worthy to be saved if, in the hour of its fate,
it will not gather up all its jewels of manhood and life, and go down
into the conflict however bloody and doubtful, resolved
on measureless ruin or complete success.”

“Whatever I may believe in theology, I do not believe
in the doctrine of vicarious atonement in politics.”

“History is but the unrolled scroll of prophecy.”

“But for we could not know right from wrong. All things most
desirable for man's welfare... are to be found portrayed in it.”

“I am receiving what I suppose to be the usual number of threatening
letters on the subject. Assassination can be no more guarded against
than death by lightning; it is best not to worry about either.”

“If wrinkles must be written on our brows, let them not be
written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.”


"... I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children,
you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." ~ Matthew 18:1-3


Nobility faces adversity with honesty
Quality of our leaders reflects the public’s senses
Kindness is what makes the world better
Truth is not always easy to digest as one finds it
Education is crucial to maintain freedom and justice
Bravery is what encourages people in the face of evil
To follow God is to find Life over death in Christ
A return to solid values causes social hardships
Closeness to God enlightens intimacy with decency
Who listens to God hears His songs of hope & peace
All that God has made has inborn utilitarian value
Nations lacking devoted courage fall to those who do
Right and wrong reveals what is best in living
A child’s heart maintains a spirit of innocence

Great men never live as long as we would want.

Darkness is a sad thought.




 

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