6/23/2019 ~ Presidential Quotes 22

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Darkness is something that cannot be found in the light.
The ages maintain a ring of man's desire to be free.

29. Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)

“We need citizens who are less concerned about
what their government can do for them, and more
concerned about what they can do for the nation.”

“I have been thinking a lot about these things as I have come to the
realization of the tremendous responsibilities which rest upon me. It is
my conviction that the fundamental trouble with the people of the United
States is that they have gotten too far away from Almighty God. I am
bound to believe that in a tumultuous age like ours the most important
and imperative duty is the reconstruction of humanity to Almighty God.”

All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his
own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. ~ Isaiah 53:6

“There is something inherently wrong, something out of accord with the
ideals of representative democracy, when one portion of our citizenship
turns its activities to private gain amid defensive war while another
is fighting, sacrificing, or dying for national preservation.”

... which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the
reapers have reached the ears of the Lord ... ~ James 5:4-6

"I would not be my natural self if I did not utter my consciousness of my
limited ability to meet your full expectation or to realize the aspirations
within my own breast. But I'll gladly give all that is in me, all of heart, soul,
and mind and the fighting love of country, to service in our common
cause. I can only pray to the omnipotent God that I may be as worthy
in service as I know myself to be faithful in thought and purpose.
One cannot give more."

“It is impossible for one who has studied at all the services of the
Hebrew people to avoid the faith that they will one day be restored to
their historic national home and there enter on a new and yet greater
phase of their contribution to the advance of humanity.”

“There is no relationship here between Church and State. Religious
liberty has its unalterable place, along with civil and human liberty, in
the very foundation of the Republic. I hold it [religious intolerance] to
be a menace to the very liberties which we boast and cherish.”

“I am not fit for this office and never should have been here.”

30. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)

“The strength of a country is the strength of its religious convictions.”

“The government of a country never gets ahead of the religion
of a country. There is no way by which we can substitute
the authority of the law for the virtues of men.”

Only ethical morals hold civilization up
Religion of a Country
Virtues of Men

  Government of a Country  
Authority of the Law

... fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
~ Galatians 5:22-23

“The strength of our country is the strength of its religious convictions.
The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the
teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in
these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.”

“Under our institutions the only way to perfect the Government is to
perfect the individual citizen. It is necessary to reach the mind and soul
of the individual. I know of no way that this can be done save through the
influence of religion and education. By religion I do not mean fanaticism or
bigotry; by education I do not mean the cant of the schools, but a broad
and tolerant faith, loving thy neighbor as thyself, and a training and
experience that enables the human mind to see into the heart of things.”

... Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love
is the fulfillment of the law. ~ Romans 13:9-10

Fulfilling God's Law is Clear
  You shall not    Control   

         ● Commit adultery                 Lust
         ● Murder                                Anger
         ● Steal                                 Thieving
         ● Bear false witness             Lying
         ● Covet                         Possessiveness

You shall love your neighbor as yourself
Love does no harm to a neighbor
love is the fulfillment of the law

“It is hard to see how a great man can be an atheist. Without the
sustaining influence of faith in a divine power we could have little faith
in ourselves. We need to feel that behind us is intelligence and love.
Doubters do not achieve; skeptics do not contribute; cynics do not create.
Faith is the great motive power, and no man realizes his full possibilities
unless he has the deep conviction that life is eternally important,
and that his work, well done, is a part of an unending plan.”

Through faith kingdoms are established
Faith in a divine power
Behind us is intelligence and love

Deep conviction
Life is eternally important
  Work well done is part of an unending plan  

Doubters do not achieve
Skeptics do not contribute
Cynics do not create

“It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.”

"... true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth;
for the Father is seeking such to worship Him." ~ John 4:23

“It has not been my fortune to know very much of Freemasonry, but I have
had the great fortune to know many Freemasons and have been able in
that way to judge the tree by its fruit. I know of your high ideals. I have
seen that you hold your meetings in the presence of the open Bible,
and I know that men who observe that formality have high sentiments
of citizenship, of worth, and character. That is the strength of
our Commonwealth and nation.”

"Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Not everyone who says to Me,
'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, ..." ~ Matthew 7:20-21

“They [the Founding Fathers] were intent upon establishing a
Christian commonwealth in accordance with the principle of self-
government. They were an inspired body of men. It has been said
that God sifted the nations that He might send choice grain into the
wilderness ... Who can fail to see it in the hand of Destiny? Who
can doubt that it has been guided by a Divine Providence?”

“Our government rests upon religion. It is from that source that we
derive our reverence for truth and justice, for equality and liberty,
and for the rights of mankind. Unless the people believe in
these principles they cannot believe in our government.”

Religious values inspire men of good character
   Government rest upon religion   
         ┗► Reverence for ● Truth
                                         ● Justice
                                         ● Equality
                                         ● Liberty
                                         ● Rights of mankind

“Our doctrine of equality and liberty and humanity comes from our
belief in the brotherhood of man, through the fatherhood of God.”

... And this commandment we have from Him: that he who
loves God must love his brother also. ~ 1st John 4:20-21

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“The danger to America is not in the direction of the failure to maintain its
economic position, but in the direction of the failure to maintain its ideals.”

“The American Revolution represented the informed and
mature convictions of a great mass of independent, liberty-loving,
God-fearing people who knew their rights, and possessed
the courage to dare to maintain them.”

“If American democracy is to remain the greatest hope of humanity,
it must continue abundantly in the faith of the Bible.”

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
~ Romans 10:17

“A wholesome regard for the memory of the great men of long ago is the
best assurance to a people of a continuation of great men to come, who
shall be able to instruct, to lead, and to inspire. A people who worship
at the shrine of true greatness will themselves be truly great.”

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that
we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. ...
~ Romans 15:4

“The Jews themselves, of whom a considerable number were already
scattered throughout the colonies, were true to the teachings of their
prophets. The Jewish faith is predominantly the faith of liberty.”

“It is not in violence and crime that our greatest danger lies. These evils
are so perfectly apparent that they very quickly arouse the moral power
of the people for their suppression. A far more serious danger lurks in the
shirking of those responsibilities of citizenship, where the evil may not be
so noticeable but is more insidious and likely to be more devastating.”

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But
when a wicked man rules, the people groan. ~ Proverbs 29:2

“Unless the people, through unified action, arise and take charge of their
government, they will find that their government has taken charge of them.
Independence and liberty will be gone,
and the general public will find itself in a condition
of servitude to an aggregation of organized and selfish interest.”

“Restricted immigration is not an offensive but purely a defensive action.
It is not adopted in criticism of others in the slightest degree, but solely for
the purpose of protecting ourselves. We cast no aspersions on any race
or creed, but we must remember that every object of our institutions of
society and government will fail unless America be kept American.”

“Life is one darn thing after another.”

... God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you
are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 10:13

“In life there is nothing more common than talent and intelligence.
What is missing is passion, persistence, commitment, and dedication.”

“Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty.”

“Duty is not collective; it is personal.”

“We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power.
We do not need more of the things that are seen,
we need more of the things that are unseen.”

... For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things
which are not seen are eternal. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:17-18

“Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil.
Our great hope lies in developing what is good.”

“There is no surer road to destruction than prosperity without character.”

The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the perversity
of the unfaithful will destroy them. ~ Proverbs 11:3

“Money will not purchase character or good government.”

“In a republic the first rule for the guidance
of the citizen is obedience of the law.”

“The words of the President have an enormous weight
and ought not to be used indiscriminately.”

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish
peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of
Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior
and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world.”

Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, ...
~ Isaiah 40:26

“Whether one traces his Americanism back three centuries to the
Mayflower, or three years to the steerage, is not half so important as
whether his Americanism of today is real and genuine. No matter by what
various crafts we came here, we are all now in the same boat.”

“I do not choose to run for president in 1928.”

A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted; ~ Ecclesiastes 3:2

In the commotion of human activities one must contemplate
whether God is being served or is it man desiring to be serviced?
Wisdom maintains a silence that extends past time where truth
rises brightest. Surely those gone before have eternity as their
intoxicating drink without thirst. Today we can share of this
blessing by sacrificing in spirit without hesitation or question.
Life depends upon the desires we put forth.

Igniting the spirit holds a passion for truth
Religious intolerance is contrary to the constitution
Without religious holy our nation has no foundation
Without true worship the spirit remains stagnant
The power of Christianity founded this country
Rulers must cleave to the values of truth and justice
Failure to maintain religious ideals with defeat us
Remembering the wise gone by ensures social gifts
Evil leadership creates a decadent society
Regimes dominate where citizens become apathetic
Liberty is a personal individual responsibility
Spiritual power overshadows mere intellectualism
Prosperity without character leads to destruction
Unity is combined in being all in the same place

Truth brings to presence God’s own divine nature

Darkness is a place where all is wrong.





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