8/4/2019 ~ Presidential Quotes 24

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Darkness hides behind what cripples it.
Courage has never been afraid of love's dedication.

32. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)

“[The United States is] founded on the principles of Christianity.”

“I am a Christian and a Democrat, that's all.”

“Lord, reform Thy world, beginning with me.”

“Let us move forward with strong and active faith.”

“We cannot read the history of our rise and development
as a nation without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied
in shaping the advances of the Republic. Where we have been the
truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained
the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity.”

“In the formative days of the Republic, the directing influence the Bible
exercised upon the fathers of the Nation is conspicuously evident.”

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith;
as it is written, "The just shall live by faith." ~ Romans 1:17

“Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage;
We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves
a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.”

“As Commander-in-Chief, I take pleasure in commending the reading
of the Bible to all who serve in the Armed Forces of the United States.
Throughout the centuries, men of many faiths and diverse origins have
found in the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel, and inspiration.
It is a fountain of aid in attaining the highest
aspiration of the human soul.”

The truths of God bring humble souls comfort
  Found in the Sacred Book:
       ⮡  Words of Wisdom
                            ● Counsel
                            ● Inspiration
                            ● Fountain of strength  

A wise man is strong, Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength;
~ Proverbs 24:5

The way of the LORD is strength for the upright, But destruction
will come to the workers of iniquity. ~ Proverbs 10:29

“I hope that you have re-read the Constitution of the United States in
these past few weeks. Like the Bible, it ought to be read again and again.”

“The traditional Jeffersonian principle of religious freedom was so broadly
democratic that it included the right to have no religion at all - it gave to
the individual the right to worship any God he chose or no god.”

“Where freedom of religion has been attacked, the attack has come from
sources opposed to democracy. Where democracy has been overthrown,
the spirit of free worship has disappeared. And where religion and
democracy have vanished, good faith and reason in international
affairs have given way to strident ambition and brute force.”

"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have
come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
~ John 10:10

“Freedom of speech is of no use to a man who has nothing to say
and freedom of worship is of no use to a man who has lost his God.”

“Religion, by teaching man his relationship to God,
gives the individual a sense of his own dignity and teaches
him to respect himself by respecting his neighbors.”

"... love your neighbor as yourself," you do well; but if you show partiality,
you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. ~ James 2:8-9

“The whole world is one neighborhood.”

“No greater blessing could come to our land today than a revival
of the spirit of religion. I doubt if there is any problem in the world today
-- social, political, or economic -- that would not find happy solution
if approached in the spirit of the Sermon on the Mount.”

The Sermon on the Mount holds matter of truth
  ● Seek God's Kingdom/His righteousness  
  ● Recognize your sin and repent
  ● Hunger for God and be kind
  ● Find happiness in a peaceful nature
  ● Obedience from the heart
  ● Shine a godly light before all

And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." ~ Luke 17:5

“There comes a time in the affairs of men when they must prepare
to defend not their homes alone but the tenets of faith and humanity
on which their churches, their governments and their very foundations
are set. The defense of religion, of democracy and of good faith
among nations is all the same fight. To save one, we must
now make up our minds to save all.”

Religion feeds good government, not the reverse
  The defense of religion and democracy:
                          ⮡    is all the same fight
                                Faith and Humanity
                        Churches and Governments  
                               ⮤ Very Foundation ⮥

“But the challenge is always the same - whether each generation
facing its own circumstances can summon the practical devotion to
attain and retain that greatest good for the greatest number which
this government of the people was created to ensure.”

“Whoever seeks to set one religion against
another seeks to destroy all religion.”

“I am perhaps being a bit facetious but if some of my good
Baptist brethren in Georgia had done a little preaching from the
pulpit against the K.K.K. in the '20s, I would have a little
more genuine American respect for their Christianity!”

"Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them,
for this is the Law and the Prophets." ~ Matthew 7:12

“We must remember that any oppression, any injustice,
any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.”

"Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection."

What condemns a people is lack of civility
The USA is founded on the principles of Christianity
Bible awe achieves supreme comfort and fortune
Humble hearts mindful of His will build a heritage
Bible study attains the highest aspiration of the soul
True freedom of conscience allows for belief or not
Ignorance and ungodliness do not establish freedom
Respecting others is God’s own true nature
The Sermon on the Mount guides all who are blind
No one finds salvation if the whole boat sinks
Each generation is challenged to maintain goodness
True Christians purge prejudice and bigotry
Self-interest, oppression, injustice, and any hatred
              are the wedges that destroy civilization

Hearing the truth has little meaning
unless remembered.

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“The lessons of religious toleration - a toleration which recognizes
complete liberty of human thought, liberty of conscience - is one which, by
precept and example, must be inculcated in the hearts and minds of all
Americans if the institutions of our democracy are to be maintained and
perpetuated. We must recognize the fundamental rights of man. There
can be no true national life in our democracy unless we give unqualified
recognition to freedom of religious worship and freedom of education.”

“The school is the last expenditure upon which
America should be willing to economize.”

For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, But the excellence of
knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it. ~ Ecclesiastes 7:12

“The public schools shall be free from sectarian influences and, above all,
free from any attitude of hostility to the adherents of any particular creed.”

“Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.”

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
Adolf Hitler

“First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have
to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which
paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear
no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, ... ~ Psalms 23:4

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment
that something else is more important than fear.”

“We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do,
would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.”

“We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom
of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom
from want. The fourth is freedom from fear.”

Ideals are bars of what is hoped in the heart
    Essential human freedoms:
         1)  of speech and expression    
         2)  worship God in own way
         3)  freedom from want
         4)  freedom from fear

Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens
and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. ~ 2nd Peter 3:13

“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction
that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”

“Sometimes the best way to keep peace in the family
is to keep the members of the family apart for awhile.”

“The value of love will always be stronger than the value of hate.
Any nation or group of nations which employs hatred eventually
is torn to pieces by hatred.”

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. ~ Romans 12:21

“The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.”

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know,
that a financial element in the larger centers has owned
the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson ...”

“Governments can err, Presidents do make mistakes, but the immortal
Dante tells us that divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and
the sins of the warm-hearted in different scales. Better the occasional
faults of a Government that lives in a spirit of charity than the constant
omission of a Government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.”

The motto of war is: "Let the strong survive; let the weak die."
The motto of peace is: "Let the strong help the weak to survive."

“I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood
running from the wounded. I have seen men coughing out their gassed
lungs. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed.
I have seen 200 limping, exhausted men come out of line — the
survivors of a regiment of 1,000 that went forward 48 hours before.
I have seen children starving. I have seen the
agony of mothers and wives. I hate war.”

“No country, however rich, can afford the waste of its human resources.
Demoralization caused by vast unemployment is our greatest
extravagance. Morally, it is the greatest menace to our social order.”

“The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.”

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness
of mind let each esteem others better than himself. ~ Philippians 2:3

... not ... from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and
self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. ~ James 3:14-16

“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.”

“Our handicaps exist only in our minds.”

“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 no longer must be forgotten in the mad
chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they
cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered
unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men.”

For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.
~ 1st Corinthians 11:31

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

“I suggest a nationwide reading of the Holy Scriptures
during the period from Thanksgiving Day to Christmas.”

Though all are created in the image of God, not all are given
the same situations in living. As fingerprints, memories are
individualistic and distantly limited in the finite domain. As a vapor,
very little is experienced in life beyond those few encounters that
pass ever so fleetingly. Pain and pleasure tests each soul’s
endurance in the midst of an evil and corrupt world.

Most of what is lovely rests in compassion
Without education no free nation can survive
Basic to freedom is individual speech & expression,
    free to choose worship, and free of want and fear
Hope has always established a brighter horizon
Love and understanding is key to any success
Truth is found only when freedom’s door is open
Indifference is the thick cold ice of frozen empathy
Joining together involves helping all to climb
Unemployment is the greatest threat to morality
Self-interest plagues affection in the vacuum of hate
Prisoners of fate in the world lack freedom of mind
Thrill of living stands upon individual creative effort
Only by fruits of labor is true joy achieved

Troubled times arrive yet
faith’s anchor moors upon eternity.

Darkness has no whistle.





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