11/3/2019 ~ Presidential Quotes 27

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Darkness cannot find a walking path.
Success comes to those with a common bond.

34. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)

“We have the disgrace of racial discrimination, or we have prejudice
against people because of their religion. We have not had the courage
to uproot these things, although we know they are wrong.”

“The final battle against intolerance is to be fought -
not in the chambers of any legislature - but in the hearts of men.”

But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto
the perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; ... ~ Proverbs 4:18-20

... life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart
with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. ~ Proverbs 4:21-23

“… make it a practice to avoid hating anyone. If someone's been guilty
of despicable actions, especially toward me, I try to forget him. I used to
follow a practice - somewhat contrived, I admit - to write the man's name
on a piece of scrap paper, drop it into the lowest drawer of my desk, and
say to myself: "That finishes the incident, and so far as I'm concerned,
that fellow." The drawer became over the years a sort of private
wastebasket for crumbled-up spite and discarded personalities.”

But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness,
and does not know where he is going, ... ~ 1st John 2:11

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that
no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. ~ 1st John 3:15

If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar;
for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can
he love God whom he has not seen? ~ 1st John 4:20

"... if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your
Father forgive your trespasses." ~ Matthew 6:14-15

“Civilization owes to the Islamic world some of its most
important tools and achievements...the Muslim genius
has added much to the culture of all peoples.”

“And I should like to assure you, my Islamic friends, that under the
American Constitution, under American tradition, and in American hearts,
this Center, this place of worship, is just as welcome as could be a similar
edifice of any other religion. Indeed, America would fight with her whole
strength for your right to have here your own church and worship
according to your own conscience. This concept is indeed
a part of America, and without that concept we would
be something else than what we are.”

“No people on earth can be held, as a people, to be an enemy,
for all humanity shares the common hunger for peace
and fellowship and justice.”

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither
male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. ~ Galatians 3:28

... to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might
be Lord of both the dead and the living. ~ Romans 14:7-9

"... bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray
for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, ..." ~ Matthew 5:44

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”

“Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.”

... And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ... ~ Isaiah 9:6-7

“We are particularly thankful to you for your part in the movement to have
the words under God added to our Pledge of Allegiance. These words will
remind Americans that despite our great physical strength we must
remain humble. They will help us keep constantly in our minds and hearts
the spiritual and moral principles which alone give dignity to man.”

“In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith
in America's heritage and future. From this day forward, the millions
of our schoolchildren will daily proclaim in every city and town, every
village and every rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and
our people to the Almighty. In this way we shall constantly strengthen
those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country's
most powerful resource in peace and war.”

“The Founding Father expressed in words for all to read the ideal of
Government based upon the dignity of the individual. That ideal previously
had existed only in the hearts and minds of men. They produced the
timeless documents upon which the Nation is rounded and has grown
great. They, recognizing God as the author of individual fights, declared
that the purpose of Government is to secure those rights.”

... Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set
before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, ... ~ Hebrews 12:1-2

“Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives,
by that much we move toward making the State our Master.”

“If our founding fathers were alive today, they'd roll over in their graves.”

“America is best described by one word, freedom.”

“Speeches are for the younger men who are going places.
And I'm not going anyplace except six feet under the floor of that
little chapel adjoining the museum and library at Abilene.”

Experienced leaders can be caught off guard when ruthless
adversaries scheme in secret. Maturity comes when experiences
with failures are overcome with cautious wisdom. No man is short
of failures where hind-sight exposes the tides of blame or blessing.
If we are to walk in the light, we must not forget the chains we have
been freed from. A return to tyranny arrives when power seeking
individuals hold no mercy, covering their own scheming with clever
speech, accusing others. Responsibility and righteousness go hand
in hand, filled with what is best, for those who wish to believe.
For America, we are defeated when hate rises past love and
action turns to inaction, with ineffective laws protecting
the guilty more so than the innocent.

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35. John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)

“The rights of man come not from the generosity
of the state but from the hand of God.”

But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the
Almighty gives him understanding. ~ Job 32:8

Consciousness is the gift He gives to life
  Spirit in man
       ⮡  Breath of the Almighty
              ⮡  Gives him understanding  

... Thus says the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation
of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: ... ~ Zechariah 12:1

... in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image
from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:15-18

“This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.”

“To those whom much is given, much is expected.”

My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing
that we shall receive a stricter judgment. ~ James 3:1

“The day before my inauguration President Eisenhower told me,
You'll find that no easy problems ever come to the President of the
United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved them.
I found that hard to believe, but now I know it is true.”

“No man who enters upon the office to which I have succeeded can fail
to recognize how every president of the United States has placed special
reliance upon his faith in God. Every president has taken comfort and
courage when told that the Lord 'will be with thee. He will not fail thee
nor forsake thee. Fear not-neither be thou dismayed.' Each of our
presidents in his own way has placed a special trust in God.
Those who were strongest intellectually were also strongest spiritually.”

'... Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will
help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' ~ Isaiah 41:10

“We have become more and more not a nation
of athletes but a nation of spectators.”

“We shall be judged more by what we do
at home than what we preach abroad.”

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country
can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

“My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you,
but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”

“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that
the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this
century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.”

“A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has
been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that
quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.”

“Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

... we know that all things work together for good to those who love God,
to those who are the called according to His purpose. ~ Romans 8:27-28

“Never let your fears hold you back from pursuing your hopes.”

“The stories of past courage... can offer hope, they can provide
inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself.
For this each man must look into his own soul.”

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

“The highest duty of the writer, the composer, the artist, is to
remain true to himself and to let the chips fall where they may.”

“We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that
can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future.”

For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
~ Psalms 18:28

“But however close we sometimes seem to that dark and final abyss,
let no man of peace and freedom despair. For he does not stand alone.”

... "I will never leave you nor forsake you." ~ Hebrews 13:5

“Persons are judged to be great because of the positive
qualities they possess, not because of the absence of faults.”

If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar,
and His word is not in us. ~ 1st John 1:10

“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate,
contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and
unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We
subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy
the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

"'... honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain
they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' "
~ Matthew 15:8-9

“The most powerful single force in the world today is neither
Communism nor Capitalism, neither the H-bomb nor the guided missile
-- it is man's eternal desire to be free and independent.”

“If men and women are in chains anywhere in the world,
then freedom is endangered everywhere.”

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
~ 2nd Corinthians 3:17

There is a sorrow that will never pass. It wombs in the core of
thought. Agonizing such with push or pull, it remains visibly hidden
forever in the depths of no end. Can it be a loneliness stretching past
mortal life? Dreams lost in a fleeting mist of breathless hope; what is
irretrievable. The death of something precious can never be drawn,
a cold inexpressible emptiness rendering no artistic expression.
A wind without force. Who can understand what cannot be known.
Life’s true possession is missed by merely viewing the passing
temporary, void of eternal sight. To rise beyond the fretting and
fighting, easily trusting, is the key to the freedom He offers.

In Kennedy’s death, the nation found purpose in the vision
he put forth. Without purpose the children suffer
in the oblivion left with no way out.

Evils built across the ages must be cast off
Prejudice and intolerance has always been with us
Hatefulness puts one’s eternal life in jeopardy
Freedom of conscience holds high, an American ideal
Reckless demands for freedom diminish principles
Humble loyalty for one another is godly cement
Socialism destroys freedoms of noblier character
It is God who gifts life to living beings
Without spiritual knowledge our morals are ruined
Much is expected from those who are ably blessed
A torch without truth has little light
Each soul must delve to find an honest heart
Climbing to a good life admits faults from behind
Traditions can blind one to underlying real truth

Great men inspire all to be more than they are.

Tears shed call out to our Maker.

Darkness hides a bullet of death.





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