Great Quotes

Theological Quotes:

-He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. (Jim Elliot)

-God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. (John Piper)

-The heart of all idolatry in the Bible is the de-godding of God. (D.A. Carson)

-You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you. (Martin Luther)

-There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!’ (Abraham Kuyper)

-As to myself, if I were not a Calvinist, I think I should have no more hope of success in preaching to men, than to horses or cows. (John Newton, in a letter to Rev. Thomas Jones from October 20, 1767)

-The essence of the righteousness of God is His unwavering faithfulness to uphold the glory of His name. And human righteousness is the same: the unwavering faithfulness to uphold the glory of God. (John Piper, with David Mathis, Tabletalk, February 2010, p. 30)

He must increase, but I must decrease. (John the Baptist, speaking about Jesus)

-God is looking for people through whom he can do the impossible – what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.” (A.W. Tozer)

-What is the difference between Tradition and Traditionalism? Tradition is the living faith of the dead. Traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. (Jaroslav Pelikan from The Vindication of Tradition)

I am not what I ought to be. Ah! How imperfect and deficient! I am not what I wish to be. I abhor what is evil, and I would cleave to what is good. I am not what I hope to be. Soon, soon, shall I put off, with mortality, sin and imperfection. Though I am not what I ought to be, nor what I wish to be, nor what I hope to be, I can truly say, I am not what I once was, a slave to sin and Satan; and I can heartily join with the apostle and acknowledge, By the grace of God I am what I am. (John Newton, author of Amazing Grace)

-My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave. (Lt. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, C.S.A.)

Political Quotes:

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. (George Orwell)

-Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the sharing of misery not of wealth. (Winston Churchhill)

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Voltaire)

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. (Alexander Hamilton)

In the general course of human nature, A power over a man’s subsistence amounts to a power over his will. (Alexander Hamilton)

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. (Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States)

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. (Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States)

In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. (Benjamin Franklin)

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. (Benjamin Franklin)

-The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. (Benjamin Franklin)

-Don’t join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed. (Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States)

Makes-You-Think Quotes:

-The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. (Thomas B. Macaulay)

-Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. (Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States quoting Cesare Beccaria)

-The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. (Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States)

-The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it. (Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States)

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. (Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States)

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. (Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States)

-We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it. (Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II and 34th President of the United States)

-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)

Whimsical Quotes:

Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid. (John Wayne)

He was ugly, strong, and had dignity. (how John Wayne wanted to be remembered)

I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. (Benjamin Franklin)

Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. (Benjamin Franklin)

God Made the Italian to show beauty, the French to make fine food, the Swedes to demonstrate intelligence, the Jew for their religious devotion, and to show what it is to have fun, He created the Irish. And to the Irish, God gave whiskey so that they wouldn’t rule the world! (As seen on a T-Shirt worn by one of my Seminary classmates! Re-created from memory with not a little help from the internet)

But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret. (Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States)

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