7/7/2019 ~ Presidential Quotes 23
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Darkness holds not even a wisp of flame.
True character holds back a reservoir of truth.
31. Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
“The study of the Bible is a post-graduate course
in the richest library of human experience.”
“The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings
of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for
these fundamentals is a necessity of American life.”
The earth is the LORD'S, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell therein. ~ Psalms 24:1
“There is no other book so various as the Bible, nor one so full of
concentrated wisdom. Whether it be of law, business, morals...he who
seeks for guidance...may look inside its covers and find illumination ...”
“We are indebted to the Book of books (Bible) for our national ideals
and institution. Their preservation rests in adhering to it's precepts.”
“It [freedom] is a thing of the spirit. Men must be free to worship, to think,
to hold opinions, to speak without fear. They must be free to challenge
wrong and oppression with the surety of justice.”
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather expose them. ~ Ephesians 5:11
“I come of Quaker stock. My ancestors were persecuted for their beliefs.
Here they sought and found religious freedom. By blood and conviction
I stand for religious tolerance both in act and in spirit.”
... children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served the
Baals ... and they forsook the LORD and did not serve Him. ~ Judges 10:6
"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
~ John 4:24
“Our social and economic system cannot march toward better days unless
it is inspired by things of the Spirit. It is here that the higher purposes
of individualism must find their sustenance.”
“A splendid storehouse of integrity and freedom has been bequeathed to
us by our forefathers. In this day of confusion, of peril to liberty, our high
duty is to see that this storehouse is not robbed of its contents.”
... called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh,
but through love serve one another. ~ Galatians 5:13
“Freedom conceives that the mind and spirit of man can be free only
if he is free to pattern his own life, to develop his own talents,
free to earn, to spend, to save, to acquire property
as the security of his old age and his family.”
If laws restrict basic freedom, joys are diminished
“Being a politician is a poor profession.
Being a public servant is a noble one.”
... 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
“Governments know that the life of the world cannot
be saved if the soul of the world is allowed to be lost.”
“When there is a lack of honor in government,
the morals of the whole people are poisoned.”
“No public man can be just a little crooked. There is no such
thing as a no-man's land between honesty and dishonesty.”
"But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever
is more than these is from the evil one." ~ Matthew 5:37
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. ~ Matthew 7:15
“Our strength lies in spiritual concepts. It lies in public sensitivities to evil.
Our greatest danger is not from invading armies. Our dangers are
that we may commit suicide from within by complaisance with evil,
or by public tolerance of scandalous behavior.”
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light,
and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, ... ~ Isaiah 5:20
... a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which
you have not accepted--you may well put up with it! ~ 2nd Corinthians 11:4
“It is those moral and spiritual qualities which rise alone in free men,
which will fulfill the meaning of the word American. And with them
will come centuries of further greatness to our country.”
“Our fathers and grandfathers who poured over the Midwest were
self-reliant, rugged, God-fearing people of indomitable courage ...
They asked only for freedom of opportunity and equal chance.
In these conceptions lies the real basis of American democracy.
They and their fathers give a genius to American institutions
that distinguished our people from any other in the world.”
“While I can make no claim for having introduced the term "rugged
individualism," I should be proud to have invented it. It has been used by
American leaders for over a half-century in eulogy of those God-fearing
men and women of honesty whose stamina and character and fearless
assertion of rights led them to make their own way in life.”
“I believe not only that religious faith will be victorious, but that it is
vital to humankind that it shall be. We may differ in form and particulars
in our religious faith. Those are matters that are sacred to each of our
inner sanctuaries. It is our privilege to decline to argue them.
Their real demonstration is the lives that we live.”
... sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works;
in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, ... ~ Titus 2:6-8
Freedom comes with duties each soul must weigh
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“To go fishing is the chance to wash one's soul with pure air,
with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of sun on blue water.
It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature, charity
toward tackle-makers, patience toward fish, a mockery of profits and
egos, a quieting of hate, a rejoicing that you do not have to decide a
darned thing until next week. And it is discipline in the equality of men
- for all men are equal before fish.”
“Lots of people committed crimes during the year who would
not have done so if they had been fishing. The increase of crime
is among those deprived of the regenerations that impregnate
the mind and character of the fisherman.”
“Next to prayer, Fishing is the most personal relationship of man.”
... The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
~ James 5:15-16
“Love what is ahead by loving what has come before.”
... come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy
and find grace to help in time of need. ~ Hebrews 4:15-16
“Children add to the wonder of being alive.”
Children are the most wholesome part of the race, the
sweetest, for they are the freshest from the hand of God.
“If we could have but one generation of properly born,
trained, educated, and healthy children, a thousand
other problems of government would vanish.”
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when
he is old he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6
“National character cannot be built by law.
It is the sum of the moral fiber of its individuals.”
“The structure of human betterment cannot be built upon
foundations of materialism or business, but upon the bedrock
of individual character in free men and women.”
“The imperative need of this nation at all times
is the leadership of Uncommon Men or Women.”
“Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of "emergency".
It was the tactic of Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini. In the collectivist sweep
over a dozen minor countries of Europe, it was the cry of men striving
to get on horseback. And "emergency" became the justification of
the subsequent steps. This technique of creating emergency is
the greatest achievement that demagoguery attains.”
But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be
false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, ...
~ 2nd Peter 2:1-2
“It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder
of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator
has suppressed all free speech except his own.”
“Menaced by collectivist trends, we must seek revival of our strength
in the spiritual foundations which are the bedrock of our republic.
Democracy is the outgrowth of the religious conviction of the
sacredness of every human life. On the religious side, its highest
embodiment is the Bible; on the political side, the Constitution.”
“Man is still by instinct a predatory animal given to devilish aggression.
The discoveries of science have immensely increased productivity of
material things. They have increased the standards of living and comfort.
They have eliminated infinite drudgery. They have increased leisure.
But that gives more time for devilment. The work of science has
eliminated much disease and suffering. It has increased the
length of life. That, together with increase in productivity,
has resulted in vastly increased populations. Also it
increased the number of people engaged in devilment.”
"The heart is deceitful above all things,
And desperately wicked; Who can know it?" ~ Jeremiah 17:9
“I have on numerous occasions, as you know, expressed my sympathy
in the establishment of a National Home for the Jews in Palestine and,
despite the set-backs caused by the disorders there during the last few
years, I have been heartened by the progress which has been made and
by the remarkable accomplishments of the Jewish settlers in that country.”
“What the world needs today is a definite, spiritual mobilization
of the nations who believe in God against this tide of Red agnosticism.
It needs a moral mobilization against the hideous ideas of the police
state and human slavery. I suggest that the United Nations should be
reorganized without the Communist nations in it. It is a proposal based
solely upon moral, spiritual and defense foundations. It is a proposal to
redeem the concept of the United Nations to the high purpose for which
it was created. It is a proposal for moral and spiritual cooperation of
God-fearing free nations. And in rejecting an atheistic other world,
I am confident that the Almighty God will be with us.”
Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace
and the things by which one may edify another. ~ Romans 14:19
“Freedom is the open window through which pours
the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.”
In the course of time desperate hearts become blind to latitudes of
respect and peace. Anger and resentment dig bowels of resentment
in their bitterness of gloom. Hope has to have a grapple to hold or
the all too elusive prosperity ship goes down. Jobs and labor have
always been the success of any society, across all ages. Purpose
and production cleaves to hope'e rope of a better day.
Rejected souls can have huge impacts over time
Heaven is only as far away
as those many who believe
Darkness has no definite focus.
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