Misc.


“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him”

G.K. Chesterton


“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.”

G.K. Chesterton


We have two parties here, and only two — one is the evil party, and the other is the stupid party,” … “I’m very proud to be a member of the stupid party. Occasionally, the two parties get together to do something that’s both evil and stupid. That’s called bipartisanship.

M. Stanton Evans


The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

Thomas Jefferson


Alcohol is nicissary f’r a man so that now an’ thin he can have a good opinion iv himself, ondisturbed be th’ facts.

Finley Peter Dunne, “Mr. Dooley on Alcohol,” The Chicago Tribune, April 26, 1914.


Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women? The sun, the moon, and the stars have been worshiped. Shall we then pluck them out of the sky? …see how much he [God] has been able to accomplish through me, though I did no more than pray and preach. The Word did it all. Had I wished I might have started a conflagration at Worms. But while I sat still and drank beer with Philip and Amsdorf, God dealt the papacy a mighty blow.

Jim West, A Sober Assessment of Reformational Drinking, Free Republic (11/5/2006); see also Jim West’s: Drinking with Calvin and Luther – A History of Alcohol in the Church (Lincoln, CA: Oakdown, 2003); Roland H. Bainton, Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2013), 213; and, God and Beer, via What Would Jesus Brew.


“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

Frederick Douglass


“The minute sex ceases to be a servant, it becomes a tyrant.”

G.K. Chesterton, St. Francis of Assisi (Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2008), 19.


“It is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of thing in so far as its nature admits.”

Aristotle


“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions”

G. K. Chesterton


So after playing Skyrim for three days in a row, I can safely say, you can learn more about: History, science and government from Skyrim than you can from Loose Change and Zeitgeist.

Michael Grennan, posted in the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories are an Inside Job!


One of my favorite sentences eva! I love this author’s style and ability to get one to indulge in deep/meditative thinking/contemplation:

  • The hegemony-subordination binary within which the black American experience unfolded problematized the Self-Other identitarian nexus and consciousness.

Tunde Adeleke, The Case Against Afrocentrism (Jackson, MS: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2009), 20.


Always Go To Other People’s Funerals — Otherwise, They Won’t Come To Yours

Yogi Berra


One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up.

(Arthur Koestler)


It is better to be a live jackal than a dead lion—for jackals, not men. Men who have the moral courage to fight intelligently for freedom have the best prospects of avoiding the fate of both live jackals and dead lions. Survival is not the be-all and end-all of a life worthy of man…. Man’s vocation should be the use of the arts of intelligence in behalf of human freedom.

Sidney Hook, quoted in Mona Charen, Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong In the Cold War and Still Blame America First (Washington, DC: Regnery, 2003), 11.


For this reason young men should be on their guard when they read pagan books and hear the common complaints about marriage, lest they inhale poison. For the estate of marriage does not set well with the devil, because it is God’s good will and work. This is why the devil has contrived to have so much shouted and written in the world against the institution of marriage, to frighten men away from this godly life and entangle them in a web of fornication and secret sins. Indeed, it seems to me that even Solomon, although he amply censures evil women, was speaking against just such blasphemers when he said in Proverbs 18 [:22], “He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour from the Lord.” What is this good thing and this favour? Let us see.

The world says of marriage, “Brief is the joy, lasting the bitterness.” Let them say what they please; what God wills and creates is bound to be a laughingstock to them. The kind of joy and pleasure they have outside of wedlock they will be most acutely aware of, I suspect, in their consciences. To recognise the estate of marriage is something quite different from merely being married. He who is married but does not recognise the estate of marriage cannot continue in wedlock without bitterness, drudgery, and anguish; he will inevitably complain and blaspheme like the pagans and blind, irrational men. But he who recognises the estate of marriage will find therein delight, love, and joy without end; as Solomon says, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing,” etc.

Martin Luther on Marriage (http://tinyurl.com/odswbtd)


War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

John Stuart Mill


Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer


I am obliged to confess I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.

William F. Buckley, Jr. – 1963 statement, as quoted in The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When (2006) by Ralph Keyes, p. 82


The true university of these days is a collection of books.

Thomas Carlyle


The mounting evidence indicting the leaders of the sexual revolution is impressive. They promised joy, liberation, and good health. They’ve delivered misery, disease, and even death.

Drs. Alexandra and Vernon Mark noted in Medical World News


A home without books is a body without soul.

Marcus Tullius Cicero


“The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I [haven’t] read.”

Abraham Lincoln


The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.

Mark Twain


Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men [or women], setting out in life, it is there only capital.

Thomas Jefferson


None of us feels the true love of God till we realize how wicked we are. But you can’t teach people that — they have to learn by experience.

Dorothy Sayers


The problem with Christianity is not that it has been tried and found wanting, but that it has been found difficult, and left untried.

G. K. Chesterton


Unfortunately, when the Attorney General, as the highest law enforcement official in the country, does not vigorously pursue justice in cases where government clearly employed improper force, a cancerous suspicion metastasizes in the body of society with potentially devastating effects. Not least of all, it encourages dangerous extremists like those in the Oklahoma City bombing.

Dean Koontz ~ horror/fiction author ~ in the foreword of Ambush at Ruby Ridge, by Alan Bock.


If there is no God, all things are permissible.

Fyodor Dostoevsky


Atheism is a disease of the soul before it is an error of the mind.

Plato


When a Man stops believing in God he doesn’t then believe in nothing, he believes anything.

G. K. Chesterton


Do you realize if it weren’t for Edison we’d be watching TV by candlelight?

Al Boliska


Before any man can be considered as a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.

Thomas Jefferson


Facebook Comments