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Friday, 8 November 2019

Quotes 8 Nov

"Trump puts America and its people first. This is why people love him and this is why he will remain in charge for so long. There is not a single thing wrong with him and people need to open their eyes." When he boasts that he has a "bigger red button" than Kim Jung Un does, he so transcends the mealy-mouthed rhetoric of the past, thereby forcing a new recognition of American power".- Henry Kissinger on President Trump

The instruments whom the Lord employs in political matters are usually such as are incapable of better employment.- John Newton@john__newton

Thursday, 7 November 2019

HB Albert Camus 7 Nov 1913

All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football - Albert Camus

A single sentence will suffice for modern man: he fornicated and read the papers.~ Albert Camus

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf's a flower. - Albert Camus

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.- Albert Camus

Life is absurd.~ Albert Camus

There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. -- Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus (1955)

More and more, when faced with the world of men, the only reaction is one of individualism. Man alone is an end unto himself. Everything one tries to do for the common good ends in failure.~ Albert Camus, in Notebooks 1935-1942 (1962), March 1940 entry

Monday, 4 November 2019

Quotes 4 Nov

I have heard others express similar thoughts. But though I consider their point, I can’t seem to either agree or understand.
The Bible teaches a willing generosity of one’s own resources and money. Marxist Socialism teaches an unwilling taking of other people’s resources and money.-Joshua D Jones

“While struggling with a lot of things personally — temptations, sins and lifestyle choices — I realized I wasn’t living according to what I was calling myself: a follower of Christ. I was getting by, but I hadn’t decided to fully commit myself to Jesus Christ and start living according to his way. Walking alongside a spiritual mentor, I’ve been able to discover the truth and saving power of Christ in a whole new way. This new life has given me a peace in my heart I’d never experienced before. I don’t have to understand everything in life, and there are so many things I don’t, but I know God is in control of it all. My job is to do the best I can and leave the rest in his hands.” Siya Kolisi, Springboks Captain

Do not be in a hurry to change your trials, dear
friends.  We have heard of some who have repined
that they had no children, and, like Rachel, their
cry was, "Give me children, or else I die."
Ere long they have had children who proved to be far
worse than none.  Better no son than an Absalom.
     --Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
      _Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit_, Volume 17 [1871]

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Quotes 2 Nov

Grace is favor shown to people who do not deserve any favor at all. We deserve nothing but Hell!
If you think you deserve Heaven--then you are not a Christian. - - D. Martyn Lloyd Jones

Take heed that you overlook not the many precious mercies which the people of God enjoy amidst all their trouble. It is a pity that our tears on account of our troubles should so blind our eyes that we should not see our mercies. - John Flavel@FlavelJohn

Friday, 1 November 2019

Quotes 1 Nov

All things obey money.
     --Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)
      _Adagia_ [1500]

The tragedy of sin is that it affects man in his highest faculties.
Sin causes us to become fools and behave in an irrational manner.
Modern man, far from being ruled by reason, is ruled by lust and passion.- D. Martyn Lloyd Jones

The ultimate test of our spirituality, is the measure of our amazement at the grace of God.- - D. Martyn Lloyd Jones

Thursday, 31 October 2019

HB John Keats 1795 31 Oct

A thing of beauty is a joy forever;
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness.
John Keats 1795-1821 Endymion. Book i.

There was an awful rainbow once in heaven:
We know her woof, her texture; she is given
In the dull catalogue of common things.
Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
John Keats 1795-1821 Lamia. Part ii.

Then on the shore
Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.
John Keats

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun.
John Keats

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

HB John Adams 30 Oct 1735

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery of party, faction, and division of society.-- John Adams

I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate.- John Adams

I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman. ~John Adams to his wife, Abigail Adams.

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. --John Adams

Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics.--John Adams