4/7/2019 ~ Presidential Quotes 20

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Darkness maintains a silence of nothing.
Reality often unleashes truth hard to bear.

28. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)

“When you have read the Bible, you know it is the word of God,
because it is the key to your heart, your own happiness, and your duty.”

... welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God,
which also effectively works in you who believe. ~ 1st Thessalonians 2:13

“The Bible is the supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life,
the nature of God, and the spiritual nature and needs of men. It is the only
guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and salvation.
America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify
that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived
from the revelations of Holy Scripture.”

Scarcely given is the truth for all to know
  The Bible is the supreme source of:

      ● Revelation of the meaning of life
      ● The nature of God
      ● The spiritual nature
      ● Needs of men
      ● Guide of life
      ● Leads the spirit in peace and salvation  
      ● Elements of righteousness

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:16

“This book [the Bible] speaks both the voice of God and the voice of
humanity, for there is told in it the most convincing of human experience
that has ever been written...and those who heed that story will know their
strength and happiness and success are all summed up in the
exhortation, "Fear God and keep His commandments."

“No people are true Christians who do not think constantly of how
they can lift their brother and sister, how they can assist their friends,
how they can enlighten mankind, how they can make virtue the rule
of conduct in the circle in which they live.”

But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts
up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? ~ 1st John 3:17

“The only way your powers can become great is by exerting them
outside the circle of your own narrow, special, selfish interests. And
that is the reason of Christianity. Christ came into the world to save
others, not to save himself; and no man is a true Christian who does
not think constantly of how he can lift his brother, how he can assist
his friend, how he can enlighten mankind, how he can make virtue
the rule of conduct in the circle in which he lives.”

“I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day.
I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and pleasure.”

... by which, when you read, you may understand my
knowledge in the mystery of Christ), ... ~ Ephesians 3:4

“It is the object of learning, not only to satisfy the curiosity and
perfect the spirits of ordinary men, but also to advance civilization.”

“Science has won for us a great liberty in the physical world,
a liberty from superstitious fear and from disease, a freedom touse
nature as a familiar servant; but it has not freed us from ourselves.”

“Never for a moment have I had one doubt about my religious beliefs.
There are people who believe only so far as they can understand
-- that seems to me presumptuous and sets their understanding
as the standard of the universe.”

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order
to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a
finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world,
and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

"Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of
the LORD your God which He has given you." ~ Deuteronomy 16:17

“Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting.”

“Work is the keystone of a perfect life. Work and trust in God.”

“Responsibility is proportionate to opportunity.”

“... men are not put into this world to go the path of ease,
they are put into this world to go the path of pain and struggle.”

... who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered
a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. ~ 1st Peter 5:10

“A fault which humbles a person is of more use to him
or her than a good action which puffs him or her up.”

When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.
~ Proverbs 11:2

“The difference between a strong man and a weak one
is that the former does not give up after a defeat.”

“If you lose your wealth, you have lost nothing;
if you lose your health, you have lost something; but
if you lose your character, you have lost everything.”

Character rises from the heart when on the spot
  If you lose your:

                   Wealth = lost nothing
                   Health = lost something
                   Character = lost everything  

“No man has ever risen to the stature of spiritual manhood until he has
found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.”

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another,
as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ~ 1st Peter 4:10

“No thoughtful man ever came to the end of his life, and had time
and a little space of calm from which to look back upon it, who did
not know and acknowledge that it was what he had done unselfishly
and for others, and nothing else, that satisfied him in the retrospect,
and made him feel that he had played the man.”

“There is no higher religion than human service.
To work for the common good is the greatest creed.”

“The princes among us are those who
forget themselves and serve others.”

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends."
~ John 15:13

Not all things are obvious or apparent. Those things hidden
eventually are exposed. As a free people we need to bond
praying for our leaders to exact justice without hostility.
If we teach prejudice to our children we fall short of the
higher gifts of nobility and honor where honest spirits find love.

Excellence is obtained by meditating above self
  ● The Bible is the key to happiness and duty
  ● The Bible is the guide to life and salvation
  ● The Bible speaks the voice of God & humanity
  ● Intrinsic to Christianity is compassion for others     
  ● Greatness can only come to through helping
  ● The Bible delivers spiritual strength & pleasure
  ● The truth of science frees us from superstition
  ● True belief goes beyond mere understanding
  ● True poverty of spirit comes to the selfish
  ● Key to a perfect life is work and trust in God
  ● All are challenged to continue the struggle
  ● Service to others defines spiritual maturity
  ● The greatest retrospect in life is service

Clarity comes to those with noble hearts.

Darkness can find no favor.





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