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From Here and There - Part 4
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Quotations from Everywhere

(Part Four)


"The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and when the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction."

- - - - - - Henry St. George Tucker, in Blackstone's 1768 "Commentaries on the Laws of England."

Some Miscellaneous Quotes on Integrity

"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder." -- George Washington

"Character is a victory, not a gift." -- Unknown

"A precious stone; though it falls into the mire, does not thereby lose its brilliance." -- Malay Proverb

"The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do, if he knew he would never be found out." -- Macaulay

"Two opposing candidates were debating on a street corner while a group of spectators listened. There are hundreds of ways of making money, challenged one, but only one honest way.

And what’s that? jeered the other.

Aha! exulted the first speaker. I knew you wouldn’t know. -- Capper’s Weekly

Famous men of the past have bequeathed us statements that have become mottoes. History declares that Henry Clay was about to introduce a certain bill in Congress when a friend said, "If you do, Clay, it will kill your chance for the presidency."

"But is the measure right?" Clay asked, and on being assured it was right said, "I would rather be right than be president." -- The Watchman Examiner

World's Idea of "Religion"

The world thinks that "religion" is insurance in this life against fire in the next, but born again Christians know it is MUCH more than that. - - - Webmaster

What to Do When You Find Yourself In A Hole

If you find yourself in a hole, the very first thing to do is stop diggin'. - - - Old Saying

And He Probably Will

"Any man who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined." - - - Old Saying


Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ----- Mark Twain

Groucho Marx on Dog As Man's Best Friend

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." ---- Groucho Marx


It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.

---George Washington, First President of Our Country

& LAW OF DEATH (Moses)

"Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?" The liberty which Peter here alludes to is the liberty of the Holy Spirit, which God had given them, which Paul calls the law of the Spirit of life, which made him free from the law of sin and death; and "where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty," (2 Cor.3:17) for, as David says, the Spirit of God is a free Spirit. (Psa. 2:12).

"The rule that Peter gives them is faith, which purifies the heart. The unbearable yoke that they were going to tempt God with, by galling the neck of the disciples, was first, the needfulness of circumcision; Secondly, a command to keep the law of Moses; and it is called tempting God, because it was a reflection cast upon His work who had purified their hearts by faith, and sent His Spirit to govern and lead them into all truth; as if the Holy Spirit was not sufficient to make them obedient, nor God's purifying their hearts a sufficient purification, nor faith a sufficient rule, without yoking them with the killing letter as the only rule of life.

"The law obeyed, and disarmed of its curse, is in the heart of the Mediator, who is Judge of quick and dead, and therefore keeps the keys of hell and of death.

"The believer is under the law of faith to Christ; and they that are His have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts; such are delivered from the law; and against such there is no law; and sin is not imputed where there is no law. I do insist upon it that, if a believer be brought to the law of Moses, to be under it in any other sense, sin stares him in the face, wrath works in his heart, his enmity is stirred up, bondage seizes him, and despondency or despair will sink him, unless the law of the Spirit of life makes him free from the law of sin and death." William Huntington, 1745-1813.


May the grace of Christ, our Saviour,

And the Father's boundless love,

With the Holy Spirit's favour,

Rest upon us from above.

Thus may we abode in union

With each other and the Lord;

And possess, in sweet communion,

Joys which earth cannot afford.

---By John Newton, the great Preacher, ex-slave trader, and author of "Amazing Grace"


The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.----from the Authorized or KJV Bible, Proverbs 20:4

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.----from the Authorized or KJV Bible, Proverbs 18:9

The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.---from the Authorized or KJV Bible, Proverbs 21:25

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.---from the Authorized or KJV Bible, Proverbs 19:15

Forrest Keener on Alcoholic Beverage Industry

I have been thinking that the alcohol industry must have the best "spin doctors" in the world. They can get the news media to give them free advertising and also to hawk their perpetual hypocrisy.

Have you heard them say on New Years Eve, "Take a designated driver with you, who will not drink at all?" Now who can expect that a total abstainer will be able to tolerate a bunch of drunks?

You hear them say, "Know when to say when." How can any sane person expect a human being, who is too stupid when he is cold sober to abstain, to have enough sense after he is half soaked to know he should stop?

Again, they frequently say, "If you drink don't drive." Are they really stupid enough to expect that a person who drives his car to a store or a bar, buys that slop and drinks it, then has enough sense not to drive?

I DON'T THINK SO! I think this is probably the greatest hypocrisy that has ever been displayed in all of human history.

---Dr. Forrest Keener, in his paper, "The Baptist Watchman"


"I . . . . had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go."

--Captain James Cook, Explorer and Sea Captain


"Sweet are the uses of adversity;

Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,

Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;

And this our life, exempt from public haunt,

Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,

Sermons in stones, and good in everything."

--From William Shakespeare's "As You Like It"

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