2/24/2019 ~ Presidential Quotes 18

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Darkness is without heat.
In the safari of life courage stands over fear.

26. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is
worth more than a college education.”

“I enter a most earnest plea that in our hurried and rather bustling life of
today we do not lose the hold that our forefathers had on the Bible. I wish
to see the Bible study as much a matter of course in the secular colleges
as in the seminary. No educated man can afford to be ignorant of the
Bible, and no uneducated man can afford to be ignorant of the Bible.”

“It is necessary for the welfare of the nation that men's lives
be based on the principles of the Bible. No man, educated
or uneducated, can afford to be ignorant of the Bible.”

... be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:58

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; ... ~ James 1:12

“There is not in all America a more dangerous trait than the deification of
mere smartness unaccompanied by any sense of moral responsibility.”

“To educate a man in mind and not in morals
is to educate a menace to society.”

Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits." Awake
to righteousness, and do not sin; ... ~ 1st Corinthians 15:33-34

“To every man who faces life with real desire to do his part
in everything, I appeal for a study of the Bible.”

‘The teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole
civic and social life that it would be literally impossible for us to figure to
ourselves what that life would be if these teachings were removed.’

Societies that relinquish Biblical morals quickly reduce to that
of chaotic squabbling, - to even near anarchic brutal behaviors.

“I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the
cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism.”

“Darkness can’t catch you if you just keep moving.”

Without God societies are confronted with brutal horrors.

“No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his
well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.”

"Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it?
Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another." ~ Mark 9:50

“The dull, purblind folly of the very rich men, their greed and arrogance,
and the corruption in business and politics, have tended
to produce a very unhealthy condition.”

Treachery by choice remains purposely oblivious to truths
that touch heaven itself. When leaders pursue selfish whims, the
meek seek a new compass, where glory replaces devouring greed.

“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.
The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of
preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would
be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.”

“In the long run, the most unpleasant truth is a
safer companion than a pleasant falsehood.”

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible
for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.”

... Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, ... ~ Matthew 7:1-5

“Character is far more important than intellect in making a man
a good citizen or successful at his calling- meaning by character
not only such qualities as honesty and truthfulness,
but courage, perseverance and self-reliance.”

Knowledge without action is useless
    ● Honesty and truthfulness    
    ● Courage
    ● Perseverance
    ● Self-reliance

“Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.”

“The man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic --
the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly,
not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done.”

“The wise and honorable and Christian thing to do is to treat each
black man and each white man (or any person) on his merits as a man,
giving him no more and no less than he is worthy to have.”

... "The laborer is worthy of his wages." ~ 1st Timothy 5:18

“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear,
slow to speak, slow to wrath; ~ James 1:19

“It is no use to preach to [children] if you do not act decently yourself.”

“There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the
groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado,
the Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Three Tetons; and our people should
see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children's
children forever, with their majestic beauty all unmarred.”

“Rarely has any people enjoyed greater prosperity than we are now
enjoying. For this we render heartfelt and solemn thanks to the Giver
of Good; and we seek to praise Him -not by words only -but by deeds,
by the way in which we do our duty to ourselves and to our fellow men.”

Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. ~ James 2:17

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Without strong men of character the children become weak.

“The worst lesson that can be taught to a man is
to rely upon others and to whine over his sufferings.”

Each of us owns our own emotional needs and or blessings with
perhaps, perceived curses, as tragedies confront all. Cursed are all
who fall away from God. We have all encountered that person who
incessantly complains about all whom they know. Never satisfied,
their unapologetic hearts demanding service upon false accusations
of being abandoned, has an unceasing harp. Woe is imprinted as
their first name. I call them moaners, groaners, emotional owners.

... that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be
strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, ~ Ephesians 3:16

It is welcome to be in the presence of the faithful elderly.
Though raked over decades of tribulations, they cling to a steadfast
and confident faith sharing their peacefulness as an example.
Shedding fears and unfilled desires comes only to the faithful,
through years of accumulated wisdom with growing love.

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

Let each of you look out not only for his own interests,
but also for the interests of others. ~ Philippians 2:4

“With a great moral issue involved, neutrality does
not serve righteousness; for to be neutral between
right and wrong is to serve wrong.”

Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.
~ James 4:17

"It may be that 'the voice of the people is the voice of God' in fifty one
cases out of a hundred, but in the remaining forty nine it is quite as likely
to be the voice of the devil, of, what is still worse, the voice of a fool.”

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, They
have done abominable works, There is none who does good. ~ Psalms 14:1

“The longer I live the more I think of the quality of fortitude ...
men who fall, pick themselves up and stumble on, fall again,
and are trying to get back up when they die.”

For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again,
But the wicked shall fall by calamity. ~ Proverbs 24:16

“Life brings sorrows and joys alike. It is what a man does with them
- not what they do to him - that is the true test of his mettle.”

“There are dreadful moments when death comes very near those we love,
even if for the time being it passes by. But life is a great adventure,
and the worst of all fears is the fear of living.”

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power
and of love and of a sound mind. ~ 2nd Timothy 1:7

“Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm
that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices
of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.”

If the light in us dwells in dark thoughts, how dark we
become if these wicked things illuminate our hearts.
Freedom is not found in the shadows.

“Envy is as evil a thing as arrogance.”

“The foes from whom we pray to be delivered are our own passions,
appetites, and follies; and against these there is always
need that we should war.”

Every society that demands more sexual freedoms finds internal
destruction in the collapse of creative inspirations defining purpose.

“These international bankers and Rockefeller Standard Oil interests
control the majority of newspapers and the columns of these papers
to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who
refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques
which compose the invisible government.”

Life has become more a circus than a standing civilization.

“Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money;
it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
The joy and moral stimulation of work must no longer be
forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits.”

The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, Whether he eats little or much; But
the abundance of the rich will not permit him to sleep. ~ Ecclesiastes 5:12

... every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor
- it is the gift of God. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

“The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young
are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged
have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.”

“We demand that big business give the people a square deal; in return
we must insist that when any one engaged in big business honestly
endeavors to do right he shall himself be given a square deal.”

“When I say I believe in a square deal I do not mean to give every man
the best hand. If the cards do not come to any man, or if they do come,
and he has not got the power to play them, that is his affair.
All I mean is that there shall be no crookedness in the dealing.”

“There is not one among us in whom a devil does not dwell;
at some time, on some point, that devil masters each of us... It is
not having been in the Dark House, but having left it, that counts.”

... be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the
new man which was created according to God, ... ~ Ephesians 4:23-24

“At some time in our lives a devil dwells within us,
causes heartbreaks, confusion and troubles, then dies.”

“Thank God for the iron in the blood of our fathers.”

As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
~ Proverbs 27:17

“No nation deserves to exist if it permits itself to lose the stern
and virile virtues; and this without regard to whether the loss is due to
the growth of a heartless and all-absorbing commercialism, to prolonged
indulgence in luxury and soft, effortless ease, or to the deification
of a warped and twisted sentimentality.”

Surely we live in disgusting times when sin is glorified and societal
norms demand acceptance of despicableness, with open loving
arms, or be subject to the condemnation and ostracization of
ungodly men. Lies are repeated as truth evades the children. Without
God and His declared ways of uprightness and decency, any country
or people soon find themselves at the door of oblivion. With loss of
virtues comes self-centered greed, slothful apathetic laziness, and
bleeding hearts demanding justice for the unjust. A society that
reduces to habitually claiming “not guilty’ looses its ability to rule.
All are punished when punishment has no enforcement in the
unending spirals of crooked and immoral lawyers.

“There is need of a sound body, and even more need of a sound mind.
But above mind and above body stands character - the sum
of those qualities which we mean when we speak of a man's
force and courage, of his good faith and sense of honor.”

“Laws are essential emanations from the self-poised character of God;
they radiate from the sun to the circling edge of creation. Verily,
the mighty Lawgiver hath subjected himself unto laws.”

“No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is
said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with
the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us.”

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this
is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18

To those that hear - God reigns

  ⭢ The will of God in Chirst

            ● Rejoice always
            ● Pray without ceasing
            ● In everything give thanks  

The constitution of the United States was intended to
preserve the rights of freedom for all souls, especially to ensure the
maintaining of the cherished liberty of conscience. The constitution
is imperfect as it does not instruct on the limits of moral decadence.
This absence was deposited in separate hope that morals would
lead those in times of the land with fair and just representation.
In separating church from state, its’ intent was to guarantee
honest freedom of thought, free of tyrannical domination.
Atheism was never intended to lead the community of freedom
as it remains at the bottom of all that is dark exalting mere
man in the face of the glory of all higher truths.

Defeat comes if we abandon Godly values
The Bible is worth more than secular education
People lacking Bible morals are a social menace
Without Christian values brutal horrors will prevail
Rich corrupted arrogant men have polluted politics
Character is more important than intellect
Holding one’s tongue banking on wisdom succeeds
Nature’s majesty should be preserved for the future
Whiners lack courage to stand in God’s given life
Knowledge without compassion is indifference
The voice of a fool mingles lower than a devil
Fear of life halts the adventure of living
True happiness lies in the joy of achievement
Every employed man deserves a fair square deal

A Person is valued by what they give,
not what they take.

Darkness is out of the time's reach.





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