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My favorite Freeper quotes:
My favorite non-Freeper quotes:
"Naked I came from my mother's womb,
And naked shall I return there.
The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away;
Blessed be the name of the LORD."
"Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?"
"Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him."
"For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth;
And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
That in my flesh I shall see God"
- Job (1:21; 2:10; 13:15; 19:25,26)
Question 1: What is your only comfort in life and in death?
Answer: That I am not my own, but belongbody and soul, in life and in deathto my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to Him, Christ, by His Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me whole-heartedly willing and ready from now on to live for Him.
- The Heidelberg Catechism
"But the time has come to say good-bye ... to the sterile debates of the conservative movement, which are, at best, instinctively conservative responses within a leftist framework of thought we should be destroying."
- Thomas Fleming
"The three oft-used buzzwords are there, words bandied about by the political left for decades that, it would seem, are purposely left undefined so as to elicit an emotional response while keeping the brain in neutral: justice, oppression and empowerment."
"The government in the West provides services to the poorpoor services. Expecting excellent service from a government agency in healthcare, transportation, or qualification for free income is ludicrous. Arguably, the government should not even attempt to provide these services. Yet if these services are sub-par, as one would expect them to be, the buzzwords surface."
- Gerry Wisz, "The Three Buzzwords"
"Blasphemy laws are inescapable. All societies have them. Indeed, you can tell what the god is of a nation by the words and symbols it deems inappropriate for public display or discourse. When a culture converts from one religion to another, it must adjust its blasphemy laws accordingly. In modern America, sodomite marriages and sodomite bishops are allowed--even mandated by the force of law. Children are slaughtered on Holy Altars of Convenience--while the Planned Parenthood Temples of Doom where such sacerdotal sacrifices are made are protected by federal decree. Abercrombies mall-catalog kiddie-porn is constitutionally protected--and even publicly regaled for its commercial and artistic merit. Meanwhile, the Ten Commandments are banned from public display thanks to the howling indignation of our newly sanctioned High Priests of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. "
- George Grant
"Do the secularists have cause to worry? Yes, they most certainly do. Salvation is coming. But they do not need to worry because we Christians have picked up their weapons of petty politics. They rather need to worry because in repentence, we have dropped them."
- Douglas Wilson
"Relativism is no question mark, but is instead a dogmatic embrace of wickedness."
- Douglas Wilson
"If you see an old lady trying to cross the street, you have three options: help her across, do nothing, or shove her into traffic. Don't tell me there's no standard of right and wrong!"
- R.C. Sproul (paraphrased from memory)
We want to write it down to camouflage it. Only for the present, of course. Once the thing gets going we shant have to bother about the great heart of the British public. Well make the great heart what we want it to be. But in the meantime, it does make a difference how things are put. For instance, if it were even whispered that the N.I.C.E. wanted powers to experiment on criminals, youd have all the old women of both sexes up in arms and yapping about humanity. Call it re-education of the mal-adjusted, and you have them all slobbering with delight that the brutal era of retributive punishment has at last come to an end. Odd thing it is the word experiment is unpopular, but not the word experimental. You musnt experiment on children; but offer the dear little kiddies free education in an experimental school attached to the N.I.C.E. and its all correct!
- Lord Feverstone in C.S. Lewis That Hideous Strength
"Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD."
- Leviticus 18:21
"I can see little consistency in a type of Christian activity which preaches the gospel on the street corners and at the ends of earth, but neglects the children of the covenant by abandoning them to a cold and unbelieving secularism."
- J. Gresham Machen on Christians sending their children to public schools
"Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming where everyone is interdependent."
- John Dewey, the "Father of Modern Education"
"What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution, to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition."
- R.L. Dabney
"Everywhere there rises before our eyes the specter of a society where security, if it is attained at all, will be attained at the expense of freedom, where the security that is attained will be the security of fed beasts in a stable, and where all the high aspirations of humanity will have been crushed by an all-powerful state."
- J. Gresham Machen, The Christian Faith in the Modern World
"If a slave-owner in the 19th century printed up some nice chits bearing pictures of himself (using his slaves to do the work, and produce the paper and ink) and then distributed them to the slaves as "payment," they could exchange the chits among themselves as money. Of course, they would have no claim on any assets of the master, but that wouldnt occur to them. That is precisely what defined their slavery, even if they thought of themselves as free: their chains were made of paper. So are ours."
- Paul Hein
"such is the tragi-comedy of our situation - we continue to clamour for those very qualities we are rendering impossible. You can hardly open a periodical without coming across the statement that what our civilization needs in more 'drive,' or dynamism, or self-sacrifice, or 'creativity.' In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our mist. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful."
-C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
"We believe that the sun is in the sky at midday in the summer not because we can clearly see the sun (in fact, we cannot) but because we can see everything else."
-C.S. Lewis, Miracles
"When I think of the Christian, I think of someone with a mug of beer in one hand and a chunk of beef in the other."
-Gandhi on some of the joys of the Christian Life
"The real war was never all those crusades against communism, conspiracy, the income-tax, fluoridation and all the rest, however important those might have been individually. Saving America wasn't the battle then, Heiland, and it's not the battle now. It never has been. America was only one stopping off point, one breathing space, a time in history when God allowed the blessings of the Gospel and of freedom in Christ to flourish. Americans couldn't stand prosperity any more than the ancient Israelites. Liberty and America: these were never the ends in themselves, Heiland. The battle has been the same holy warfare since the beginning of time. The enemies are the same. The battle, Heiland, is for the rule of Christ, to establish the righteous rule of Immanuel, and to vindicate the justice and goodness of God."
-Franklin Sanders, Heiland
"...each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late."
- Thomas Sowell
"The assumption that spending more of the taxpayer's money will make things better has survived all kinds of evidence that it has made things worse. The black family- which survived slavery, discrimination, poverty, wars and depressions- began to come apart as the federal government moved in with its well-financed programs to 'help.'"
- Thomas Sowell
"If you have ever seen a four-year-old trying to lord it over a two-year-old, then you know what the basic problem of human nature is -- and why government keeps growing larger and ever more intrusive."
- Thomas Sowell
"It is precisely those things which belong to 'the people' which have historically been despoiled- wild creatures, the air, and waterways being notable examples. This goes to the heart of why property rights are socially important in the first place. Property rights mean self-interested monitors. No owned creatures are in danger of extinction. No owned forests are in danger of being leveled. No one kills the goose that lays the golden egg when it is his goose."
- Thomas Sowell
"If we truly cared about our children and future generations, instead of demagoging about them, we'd worry more about saving liberty than saving Social Security."
- Walter Williams
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken:
The crownless again shall be king."
- J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
"This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers:
Gnaws iron, bites steel:
Grinds hard stones to meal:
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountains down!"
- J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (The answer is "Time")
Warning! The Lord of the Rings spoiler in white text below!
"'Saruman!' he cried, and his voice grew in power and authority. 'Behold, I am not Gandalf the Grey, whom you betrayed. I am Gandalf the White, who has returned from death. You have no color now, and I cast you from the order and from the Council.'
He raised his hand, and spoke slowly in a clear cold voice. 'Saruman, your staff is broken.' There was a crack, and the staff split asunder in Saruman's hand, and the head of it fell down at Gandalf's feet. 'Go!' said Gandalf. With a cry Saruman fell back and crawled away."
- J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
"I was thinking," said Walter Mitty. "Does it ever occur to you that I am sometimes thinking?"
She looked at him. "I'm going to take your temperature when I get you home," she said.
They went out through the revolving doors that made a faintly derisive whistling sound when you pushed them. It was two blocks to the parking lot. At the drugstore on the corner she said, "Wait here for me. I forgot something. I won't be a minute."
She was more than a minute. Walter Mitty lighted a cigarette. It began to rain, rain with sleet in it. He stood up against the wall of the drugstore, smoking . . . He put his shoulders back and his heels together. "To hell with the handkerchief," said Walter Mitty scornfully. He took one last drag on his cigarette and snapped it away. Then, with that faint, fleeting smile playing about his lips, he faced the firing squad; erect and motionless, proud and disdainful, Walter Mitty the Undefeated, inscrutable to the last.
- James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
"I need a new spark plug for my garbage diposal."
- Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor
My favorite Baseball quotes:
"The biggest thrill a ballplayer can have is when your son takes after you. That happened when my Bobby was in his championship Little League game. He really showed me something. Struck out three times. Made an error that lost the game. Parents were throwing things at our car and swearing at us as we drove off. Gosh, I was proud."
- Bob Uecker
"I led the league in 'Go get 'em next time.'"
- Bob Uecker
"If he raced his pregnant wife, he'd finish third."
- LA Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, on catcher Mike Scioscia, 1988
"I have an idea what to do about the bullpen, napalm."
- Stan Williams (Mariners' pitching coach), after his Mariners relief pitchers blew another lead late in the 1998 season
"I told him I wasn't tired. He told me, 'No, but the outfielders sure are.'"
- Texas Rangers pitcher Jim Kern on the manager who removed him from a game, 1979
Baseball as a microcosm of life:
"Career highlights? I had two. I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets."
- Bob Uecker
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."
- Rogers Hornsby
"Anything less would not have been worthy of me. Anything more would not have been possible."
- Carl Yastrzemski
"I became a better pitcher when I found a delivery in my flaw."
- Dan Quisenberry
"I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball."
- Pete Rose
"Ryan is the only guy who puts fear in me. Not because he can get you out, but because he can kill you."
- Reggie Jackson, on Nolan Ryan