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Title: Great Quotes
Post by: Scheherazade on December 02, 2017, 12:09:47 PM
I thought a thread on great quotes would be good thing so here goes

"An excuse is the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie" Billy Sunday

"A government is a body  of people, Notably ungoverned." Shepherd Book (Firefly tv show episode 10 War Stories)
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: rhodges on December 02, 2017, 01:13:54 PM
"A dump is like Disneyland..."

"Except there are no rides..."

"And it's full of garbage."
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 08, 2017, 05:42:28 AM
The desire/compulsion to control the lives and property of others is the ROOT of all evil. It is the root of all aggression.
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: Scheherazade on December 08, 2017, 10:03:03 AM
I was watching Skip Heitzig's (Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque) series on the 10 commandments  on http://www.calvaryabq.org/ , specifically the ones from 9/23 and 9/30  2007 ( http://www.calvaryabq.org/teachings_search.asp?series=27 ) on the 6th commandment "Thou shalt not murder."  This was a very well done treatise on the commandments, by the way. (Links included in case anyone is interested.) He quoted:

Francis Schaefer "I am not a pacifist, because pacifism in this fallen world means that we desert people that deserve our greatest help."
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: rhodges on December 08, 2017, 07:39:59 PM
Pacifism seems to imply the rejection of violence. But that ignores the difference between aggressive violence and defensive violence. Anyone can condemn aggression. Who condemns defensive acts? How can any normal defensive action be wrong? (Obviously, negligent and stupid acts can be wrong.)
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 09, 2017, 11:11:10 AM
Pacifism seems to imply the rejection of violence. But that ignores the difference between aggressive violence and defensive violence. Anyone can condemn aggression. Who condemns defensive acts? How can any normal defensive action be wrong? (Obviously, negligent and stupid acts can be wrong.)

I don't think anyone here confuses aggression with the violence needed for self defense. Or the rational response to negligent and stupid acts. Or with pacifism.

The desire to control other people and their property is the root of all aggression - evil, including fraud. Theft is a direct act to control others...

Pacifism is actually extremely rare, and would only be valid if the person never, in any way, defended themselves. They usually are very happy to have the police or whoever commit the violence for them.

Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: Scheherazade on December 09, 2017, 12:53:16 PM
Pacifism seems to imply the rejection of violence. But that ignores the difference between aggressive violence and defensive violence. Anyone can condemn aggression. Who condemns defensive acts? How can any normal defensive action be wrong? (Obviously, negligent and stupid acts can be wrong.)
Actually there are some Christian groups that hold an extreme pacifism stand. 7th day Adventists hold that stand and one of them became a war hero in WWII. His story is told in Hacksaw Ridge. During that war he never touched a gun, never killed anyone, but he saved more than 70 wounded men and carried them off that cliff top.  The Amish and the Mennonites also hold that pacifism. I actually know some Mennonites who would not defend themselves. It has been a topic of much discussion among some Christians I know. I like how the quote touches on what living in a fallen world can mean. Romans 12:18 says "If it is possible, as much as depends on you,  live peaceably with all men." This verse acknowledges that it is not always possible to do so. Many churches these days are posting armed guards or encouraging members to carry at church. I heard of a church that held (and paid for) a concealed carry class for any member it could get to show up and take the class.
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: FlyingDevildog on December 11, 2017, 05:25:40 AM
Who condemns defensive acts?

LEO's, the fed gov, to name a few
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: Scheherazade on December 15, 2017, 10:01:37 AM
Here's one on being wary of flattery:
"You can stroke a donkey on its belly and lay any burden on its back" Thomas Brooks (a Puritan writer)

Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: colonial shooter on December 19, 2017, 08:13:38 AM
 “These are the times that try men’s souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”  Thomas Paine
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: Scheherazade on May 06, 2018, 05:53:22 PM
"An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep." old Arab proverb
"The nose of the bulldog is slanted backwards so he can continue to breath without letting go." Winston Churchill
"Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to something until it gets there." Josh Billings
"Worry gives a small thing a big shadow." old Swedish proverb
These were all in An Enemy Called Average by John Mason

"Those who complain about how bad they have it, have it good enough that they have time to complain." by my son
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: Scheherazade on June 02, 2018, 01:16:49 PM
"Modern kids, if they don't want to go to school, take a 'mental health day.' When we were kids, We'd lie about having a sore throat. I think lying is better. It lets a kid take personal responsibility for reality." Garrison Keillor Lake Wobegon
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: rhodges on June 03, 2018, 08:42:37 PM
Staying away from public school for "mental health" reasons does make sense.
:)
Just today, I was thinking that modern kids would have no idea what a grease pencil is... :)
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: Scheherazade on June 06, 2018, 06:51:26 PM
“Nobody deserves to be praised for goodness unless he is strong enough to be bad, for any other goodness is usually merely inertia or lack of will-power.”
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: Scheherazade on June 20, 2018, 12:40:04 PM
"Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be." Jenny Paddleford
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: Scheherazade on December 30, 2018, 10:39:13 AM
This quote from Corrie Ten Boom is religiously based:
"Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?'
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: nurseJT on January 03, 2019, 08:02:35 PM
]To be civilized is to restrain the ability to commit mayhem. To be incapable of committing mayhem is not the mark of the civilized, merely the domesticated. -Trefor Thomas

No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to flee and fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams.
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
Erik H. Erikson

Half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that’s the important half, for without discipline you wouldn’t know what to do with luck.
Carl Zuckmeyer

Preconcieved notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Merry Browne
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
George Santayana

Liberty is the only thing you can't have unless you give it to others.
--William Allen White[/size][/font]
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: Scheherazade on January 04, 2019, 07:46:34 AM
Those are some good ones.
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: nurseJT on January 06, 2019, 09:06:34 PM
A few I will share with the 17 year old granddaughter we have taken in:

The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that’s the important half, for without discipline you wouldn’t know what to do with luck.
Carl Zuckmeyer

The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. They don't like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.
E.M. Gray

 Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.
Jim Rohn

First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.
Rob Gilbert

The first and the best victory is to conquer self.
Plato

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Icelandic Proverb

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his heart is set. This is true of earthly as of heavenly things. Even the man whose object is to acquire wealth must be prepared to make great personal sacrifices before he can accomplish his object; and how much more so he who would realize a strong and well-poised life.
James Allen

If thou thinkest twice before thou speakest once, thou wilt speak twice the better for it.
William Penn

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit on a hot stove lid again and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
Mark Twain
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: Scheherazade on January 07, 2019, 06:21:34 AM
"A vote is like a rifle its usefulness depends upon the character of the user." Theodore Roosevelt
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: Scheherazade on January 16, 2019, 03:17:52 PM
“The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Сrown. It may be frail – its roof may shake – the wind may blow through it – the storm may enter – the rain may enter – but the King of England cannot enter.” William Pitt
Title: Re: Great Quotes
Post by: Scheherazade on February 21, 2019, 01:50:13 PM
I admit it, I am a quote geek.

"The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight;
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow