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Monday, 23 April 2018

Quotes 24 Apr 18

HB Arthur Wellesley 24 Apr (1769-1852)

Being born in a stable does not make one a horse.-- The Duke of Wellington, when referred to as Irish 

Educate me n without religion and you make of them but clever devils. --Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852)

Publish and be damned. (when being blackmailed) --Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852)

Sparrowhawks, Ma'am. --Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852) (attrib. remark to Q. Victoria on how to remove birds from the newly built Crystal Palace)

I don't know what effect these men will have on the enemy, but by God, they frighten me.--Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852)(attrib.)

[of the British army, 1831] Ours is composed of the scum of the earth. --Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852)

I always say that, next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.--Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852)

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Quotes 23 Apr 18

To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I ey'd,
Such seems your beauty still
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)_Sonnets_ [1609], Sonnet 104, line 1

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. William Shakespeare. All 's Well that Ends Well. Act iv. Sc. 3.

Tis suBstantial happiness to eat - WS, As You Like It.

Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;
And this our life exempt from public haunt
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones and good in every thing.
William Shakespeare _As You Like It_, Act II, Scene 1, line 12

“Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!’-Nikita Khrushchev,
Communist leader of USSR 1956

The more intellectual portion of the population increasingly sees freedom as the right to suppress the opinions of those with whom they strongly disapprove. And the greatest freedom of all, the one that is most ardently desired, is the freedom to be protected from the consequences of one’s own improvidence and foolishness.- Theodore Dalrymple,

Friday, 20 April 2018

Quotes 21 Apr 18

We who live in this world must know the present world.We get no help here from Alexander Caesar and Muhammad if we wish to be wise. Whoever seeks this wisdom and wishes to partake in society must follow the papers, must read and understand the newspapers. -  Kasper Stieler, The pleasure and utility of newspapers, late 17th century, in The History of News, Andrew Pettegree, page 263

You, your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behaviour of the vast assembly of nerve cells and the associated molecules. You are nothing but a pack of neurons.- Francis Crick quoted by  Nancy Piercy, Finding Truth 107

In the 20th century secular utopian idealists presided over the extermination of a 100 million people killed for a higher good by the apostles of Darwin, Marx and Nietsche History has never produced a more efficient set of butchers. - Nancy Piercy, Finding Truth  page 96

Materialism is the philosophy of the subject who forgets to take account of himself. Schopenhauer quoted in Nancy Piercy, Finding Truth page 112

William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898) was Prime Minister of Great Britain four times: 1868–74, 1880–85, 1886 and 1892–94. He called the Qur’an an “accursed book” and once held it up during a session of Parliament, declaring: “So long as there is this book there will be no peace in the world.”

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Quotes 20 Apr 18

"Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way." Barbara Bush

There is only one reality the natural world, and the physics is its prophet.- Dallas Willard quoted in Nancy Piercy Finding Truth Page 71

All sorts of people are fond of repeating the Christian statement that God is love but seem not to notice that the words God is love have no real meaning unless God contains at least two persons. Love is something that one person has for another person. If God was a single person, then before the world was made, he was not love . - CS Lewis, Mere Christianity in Nancy Piercy, Finding Truth  page 131

The thing everybody really wants to know is not what
the theory of relativity is, but I think what we all
really want to know is whether we're loved or not.
     --Rich Mullins (1955-1997)
      (In a concert at Wheaton, Illinois; April 11, 1997)

We who live in this world must know the present world.. e get no help here from Alexander Caesar and Muhammad if we wish to be wise. Whoever seeks this wisdom and wishes to partake in society must follow the papers, must read and understand the newspapers. -  Kasper Stieler, The pleasure and utility of newspapers, late 17th century, in T without seniorhe search for truth Andrew Pettegree, page 263

Quotes 19 Apr 18

I make you 4 promises of forgiveness:
I will not dwell on this incident.
I will not bring up this incident again and use it against you.
I will not talk to others about this incident
I will not let this incident stand between us or hinder our personal relationship.
Thabiti Anyabwile@ThabitiAnyabwile

When General Sir Douglas Haig was told over 40,000 casualties on the first day of the battle of the Somme in 1916 (the true figure was 57,470), he observed that this cannot be  considered severe in view of the numbers engaged and the length of the front attacked - War and the death of news, Martin Bell, Page 157

In many churches Christianity has been watered down
until the solution is so weak that if it were poison
it would not hurt anyone, and if it were medicine it
would not cure anyone!
     --A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)
      _I Talk Back To The Devil: Essays In Spiritual
       Perfection_ [1990]

“Repentance is like an antibiotic. You have to take it every day until you finish the course.”- Milton Jones

God has revealed himself to us in the Bible pervasively as King, not Queen, and as Father, not Mother. The second person of the Trinity is revealed as the eternal Son. The Father and the Son created man and woman in his image, and gave them together the name of the man, Adam (Genesis 5:2). God appoints all the priests in Israel to be men. The Son of God comes into the world as a man, not a woman. He chooses twelve men to be his apostles. The apostles tell the churches that all the overseers—the pastor/elders who teach and have authority (1 Timothy 2:12)—should be men; and that in the home, the head who bears special responsibility to lead, protect, and provide should be the husband (Ephesians 5:22–33). - John Piper,

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Quotes 17 Apr 18

The theology of Marx drove the movement far more directly than that of the Bible... Messianic Marxism. No devout 19th-century Methodist or participant in the revival that swept Wales in 1904 to 5 would have said as Hardie did that Marxism rather than  Christianity was the greatest revolutionary ideal that has ever fire the imagination or influenced the heart of mankind. Lansbury insisted that it was in Russia that Socialists  not Christians were building the new Jerusalem.It was Beatrice Webb a lifelong athiest who openly likened Soviet communism to a spiritual power and its Russian adherence to a religious order- Labour and the Gulag.  Giles Udy Page 524

I was 28 at the time, but Being young is no excuse so being dumb coming coming coming - War and the death of news, Martin Bell, Page 49

PMS allows a woman once a month to act like men do every day.      
==Unknown, heavenly_heather,

I have PMS and a GPS. Which means I'm a bitch and I will find you!      
== Lexi_Rose, ibid

Premenstrual Syndrome: Just before their
periods women behave the way men do
all the time.
--Robert Heinlein (1907—1988)
_The Cat Who Walks Through Walls_, ch. 15 [1985]

Monday, 16 April 2018

Quotes 16 Apr 18

"Non-Christian presuppositions simply do not fit into what God has made, including what man is. This being so, every man is in a place of tension. Man cannot make his own universe and then live in it."~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The God Who is There.

"Why do bad things happen to good people? That only happened once, and He volunteered." R.C. Sproul

Do you know the difference between a woman with PMS and a snarling Doberman pinscher? The answer is lipstick. Do you know the difference between a terrorist and a woman with PMS? You can negotiate with the terrorist. - -John Hagee

Now the British Labour Party has a Shadow Chancellor who has described Marx, Lenin and Trotsky as the most significant influences on his thought. After a failed attempt in the summer of 2016 to oust Jeremy Corbyn, the parties radical leadership has only strengthened  its control. The compulsory reselection of MPs, a direct threat to all those unwilling to embrace this new direction is being openly suggested. The long-term future may be uncertain but one thing seems clear: Labour is now returning to familiar territory Marxist socialism. - Labour and the Gulag.  Giles Udy Page

Governments including democratic governments cannot be relied upon to be truthful or even competent.- War and the death of news, Martin Bell, Page 18