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Thursday, February 05, 2009



Adolescence is a kind of emotional seasickness. Both are funny, but only in retrospect. Arthur Koestler

As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls. M. Cartmill

Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was shut up. Joe Namath

Why can't life's problems hit us when we're seventeen and know everything? A.C. Jolly

Tuesday, January 27, 2009



All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) Publisher

At the day of judgment we shall not be asked what we have read but what we have done. Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471)

Being able to do something well is one of life's great joys. Frank Tyger

Do not let time pass without accomplishing something. Otherwise you will regret it when your hair turns gray. Yue Fei (1103-1141) Army general

Efficiency is enhanced not by what we accomplish but more often by what we relinquish. Charles R. Swindoll (1934- )

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it.

Ministry that costs nothing, accomplishes nothing. JOHN HENRY JOWETT (1864-1923)

The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail. Charles R. Swindoll (1934- )

We never become truly spiritual by sitting down and wishing to become so. You must undertake something so great that you cannot accomplish it unaided. Phillips Brooks

Saturday, January 24, 2009


With this post I'm going to start posting clusters of quotes on topics in alphabetical order. It will make it easier to search for certain topics hopefully.

Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.            Ronald Reagan

Abortion stops a beating heart. Theme of West Virginians for Life State Convention

For us murder is once for all forbidden; so even the child in the womb. . . is not lawful for us to destroy. To forbid birth is only quicker murder. . . . The fruit is always present in the seed. Tertullian (c. 160–After 220)

Have you noticed that all the people in favor of birth control are already born? Benny Hill

How would you like to be that baby inside the womb of a woman who isn’t sure she wants you to live any longer? Charles R. Swindoll (1934– )

I believe this society will one day look back at the horror of abortion, and critics will ask, “Where was the church?” Joel Reiter

I do not believe in abortion. But I will prefer to counsel a woman who has had a legal abortion rather than to bury one who has had an illegal one. I have done both. Albert Demos

I have a right to free speech, but not to shout “fire” in a theater. A person’s right to anything stops when it injures or kills another living human. Should any civilized nation give to one citizen the absolute right to kill another to solve that first person’s personal problem? John Wilke

I will not give a woman an instrument to procure abortion. Hippocrates (c. 460–c. 377 b.c.)

It’s haunting me. I can’t get it out of my mind. . . . I helped murder somebody and I can’t sleep. Linda Johnson, after being forced to witness an abortion and package the aborted baby for use as evidence

We are fighting abortion by adoption. We have sent word to the clinics, to the hospitals, to the police stations. “Please do not destroy the child. We will take the child.” Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910– )

We cannot treat the human embryo as cheap and worthless without passing judgment on all human life, including our own. Monica Furlong

What he's been creating, since the first beat of your heart, is a living, breathing, priceless work of art.  Stephen Curtis Chapman

What would God have done if Mary and Joseph had decided to have an abortion?