Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

Quote: Abraham Lincoln

Monday, May 31st, 2004

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

– Abraham Lincoln

Quote: Hank Aaron

Sunday, May 30th, 2004

It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.

-Hank Aaron, American Baseball Player

Quote: Sir William Bragg

Friday, May 28th, 2004

God runs electromagnetics by wave theory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and the Devil runs them by quantum theory on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

– Sir William Bragg

Quote: Douglas Adams

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.
— Douglas Adams

Quote: Woody Allen

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought- particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things.

-Woody Allen

Quote: George Washingont

Monday, May 24th, 2004

“If we desire to insult, we must be able to repel it; if we
desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of
our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times
ready for War.”

–George Washington

Quote: Neal Boortz

Thursday, May 20th, 2004

“One of the Iraqi prisoners who was abused by U.S. reservists
says he is so humiliated he can’t return to his hometown. So,
he wants to come live in the United States. Think about this
for a minute. This Iraqi is abused by Americans. As a result
of that abuse he wants to go live in America… We are one evil,
horrible country, aren’t we?”

–Neal Boortz

Quote: Bertrand Russell

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.

–Bertrand Russell

Quote: George Washington

Saturday, May 15th, 2004

“My ardent desire is, and my aim has been…to comply strictly
with all our engagements foreign and domestic; but to keep the U
States free from political connections with every other Country.
To see that they may be independent of all, and under the influence
of none. In a word, I want an American character, that the powers
of Europe may be convinced we act for ourselves and not for others;
this, in my judgment, is the only way to be respected abroad and
happy at home.”

–George Washington

Quote: Chuck Colson

Friday, May 14th, 2004

“Christ’s followers have continued to outrage people through two
millennium; they are still outraging people today and paying the
same terrible price. In China, authorities have tortured Christians
to death by pouring molten metal over their heads. In North Korean,
Christians are sent to re-education camps, tortured, and killed. In
Saudi Arabia, the death penalty threatens anyone converting
from Islam to Christianity. Tyrants subject Christians to this
ferocious treatment out of fear: The Christian’s obedience to a
higher authority threatens their own power. China’s leaders, for
example, are acutely aware of the role Christianity played in the
collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe — and are determined not
to let the same thing happen to them. Since the first century, the
story of the carpenter and the Cross has been attacked, ridiculed,
driven underground. In the former Soviet Union, Communist leaders
spent 70 years trying to wipe out belief.

In the West, the story earned the contempt of Enlightenment thinkers and the followers of
Darwin and Freud. Theologians have tried to de-mythologize the
Bible, academics have torn it to shreds, and teachers have told
generations of children that it’s just a collection of myths.
The result? Two billion people worldwide put their faith in
Him. The reason is simple: The story is true. God acted in time
and space, providing hope for every human being.”

–Chuck Colson