Selected Quotations - Moral,
Patriotic and Religious
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Hillary Clinton on Liars and Lying - She Should Know

"The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not." -- Hillary Clinton, 1992, "60 Minutes" interview


"War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -- John Stuart Mill

John Quincy Adams on "Duty and God"

When asked why he never seemed discouraged or depressed over certain of his efforts in Congress to help bring about the official abolition of slavery, John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States replied: "Duty is ours; results are God's." ----- While he was a Congressman, in 1831, after his time as president.

Abigail Adams on "Religion and Patriots"

"A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest Man without the fear of God. Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations bind, can have any real Good Will towards Men? Can he be a patriot who, by openly vicious conduct, is undermining the very bonds of Society? . . . . The Scriptures tell us "righteousness exalteth a Nation." ----- from a letter by Abigail Adams, wife of the 2nd President and Mother of the 6th President of the United States, written in November, 1775, to her friend Mercy Warren.

Lord Acton on "Power"

"All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." -----Lord Acton, renowned English Historian, in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, dated April 5, 1881

Total "Security"

"Who is secure in all his basic needs? Who has work, spiritual care, medical care, housing, food, occasional entertainment, free clothing, free burial, free everything? The answer might be nuns and monks, but the standard reply is 'prisoners'; i.e., citizens of a provider state." -----Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn


"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

Street Safety According to Rizzo

"The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It's only the people who make them unsafe." - Frank Rizzo, ex-police chief and mayor of Philadelphia

On Expectations

"You don't expect what you don't inspect." (or "You must inspect what you expect.") --Dr. Ron Tottingham

On Parents, Schools, and Children

The increasing burden on America's public schools means you are more important than ever. Schools can't do it all, and they cannot raise America's children alone. --Carolyn Daniel, an Assistant School Principal


"Double --- no triple --- our troubles and we'd still be better off than any other people on earth . . . . . . It is time that we recognized that ours was, in truth, a noble cause." --From a statement by President Ronald Reagan

Two Religious Quotes From Tottingham

"Never settle for less than what God wants you to have, and never want more than what God wants to give."

"Sin is contagious, righteousness is not." --Pastor Ron Tottingham

"Lord, Thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older. Keep me from getting too talkative, and thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody's affairs. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally it is possible that I may be mistaken. Make me thoughtful, but not moody, helpful, but not bossy; for Thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end." --Anonymous

"Crisis does not make men, it reveals men." -- Quote from Pastor Ron Tottingham

OPTIMISM --- An optimist is someone who tells you to cheer up when things are going his way.

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