Edgar Allan Poe - "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
Edmund Burke - "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
Edmund Burke - "The blood of man should never be shed but to redeem the blood of man. It is well shed for our family, for our friends, for our God, for our country, for our kind. The rest is vanity; the rest is crime."
Edmund Burke - "Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not atheism, is the true remedy for superstition."
Edmund Burke - "I have been told by an eminent bookseller, that in no branch of his business, after tracts of popular devotion, were so many books as those on law exported to the Plantations."
Edmund Burke - "People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors."
Edmund Burke - "There is but one law for all, namely, that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature, and of nations."
Edmund Burke - "What is liberty without wisdom and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without restraint. Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites... Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters."
Edwin Gaustad - "If history teaches us any lessons at all, it teaches us that force applied to religion creates not a purity of faith but a river of blood."
Edwin Gaustad - "It should be noted immediately that 'toleration' was not the word that Williams would have used, for toleration implied some kind of concession by a ruler or a bishop who had the sacred right to persecute but on some occasions graciously chose not to."
Edwin Gaustad - "Often called an infidel, atheist, or arch demon, Jefferson sincerely believed that he had not rejected Christianity, only purified it. He was more attached to the 'pure wheat' of Jesus' teaching than were many others, who accepted the wheat all mixd up with the chaff. 'I am a real Christian,' Jefferson explained in 1803, in that I am 'sincerely attached' to the instructions of Jesus, preferring Jesus' teaching to that of all others."
Edwin Gaustad - "One common thread bound the states together in peace even as it held them together in war: the fear of tyranny, of all tyranny, civil and ecclesiastic. Americans in the eighteenth century understood tyrannical authority to be all of one piece. Lordly bishops like lordly princes paid little attention to ordinary folk, made few if any concessions to "majority will", and spoke seldom if at all of natural or inalienable rights bestowed upon humankind. For fourteen hundred years, by this line of revolutionary thinking, church and state had joined in a powerful alliance designed to cramp or suppress those rights and liberties. For fourteen hundred year, tyranny presented a united front, thereby forcing those who would declare their independence to fight a revolution to resist all tyranny, whether of church or state, for in the final analysis all tyranny was one. Such at least was the pervasive assumption of those Americans who had won a revolution and signed a treaty of peace. And because of that common conviction, the American Revolution must be seen as a struggle for religious no less than civil liberty."
Edwin Gaustad - "The first phrase of the First Amendment spoke to the freedom uppermost in Jefferson's mind when it provided that, 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.' Here a double guarantee could be found: first, that government would do nothing to give official endorsement to a religion or to set one faith above another; second, that government would do nothing to inhibit the freedom of religion."
Edwin Milton Royle - "De sunflower ain't de daisy,
And de melon ain't de rose.
Why is dey all so crazy
To be sumpin' else dat grows?
Jes' stick to the place you's planted, and do de bes' you knows,
Be de melon or de rose.
De song thrush ain't de robin.
And de catbird ain't de jay.
Why is dey all a-throbbin' to outdo each other's lay?
Jes' sing de song God gave you, and let your heart be gay.
Be de catbird or de jay.
Doan't ye be what you ain't,
Jes' you be what you is.
Ef a man is what he isn't,
Den he isn't what he is.
Ef you's jes' a little tadpole,
Doan't you try to be de frog.
Ef you's de tail doan't you try to wag de dog.
Jes' pass de plate ef you can't exhort and preach;
Ef you's es' a little pebble,
Doan't ye try to be de beach.
Ef a man is what he isn't, den he isn't what he am,
And as sure as I'm a-talkin' he isn't worth a --
Doan't ye be what you ain't,
Jes' you be what you is.
Ef a man is what he isn't
Den he isn't what he is;
And as sure as I'm a-talkin',
He's gwyne to get his."
Elias Boudinot - "'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.' - Let it then (as workmanship of the same Divine hand) be our peculiar constant care and vigilant attention to inculcate this sacred principle, and to hand it down to posterity... Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow."
Elisabeth Elliot - "Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us."
Elisabeth Elliot - "Have we the humility to thank our Father for the gift of pain?"
Elisabeth Elliot - "If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look 'little' or 'big'."
Elisabeth Elliot - "I will offer to Him both my tears and my exultation. Nothing we offer to Him will be lost."
Elisabeth Elliot - "Most of the time we like the idea of our own freedom. There are times when we do not at all like the idea of the freedom of others. If we suffer because of their freedom, let us remember that they suffer because of ours."
Elisabeth Elliot - "Our Heavenly Healer often has to hurt us in order to heal us. We sometimes fail to recognize His mighty love in this, yet we are firmly held always in the Everlasting Arms."
Elisabeth Elliot - "Refresh me today in Your love, so that in Your coolness I may stand the heat."
Elisabeth Elliot - "The deepest lessons come out of the deepest waters and the hottest fires."
Elisabeth Elliot - "When the Constitution declares that 'all men are created equal,' it is not referring to intelligence, good looks, good humor, height, weight, or income. It is talking about certain rights, 'inalienable', in that they cannot be taken away."
Elizabeth George - "Because He is God, He is able to weave together every single aspect and event in your life and produce something good."
Elizabeth George - "Find the gold. Whatever has happened to you in the past, and whatever is happening in your life now, look for the hidden blessing, the lesson to be learned, or the character trait to be forged. Trust that, since God has allowed these experiences, somewhere there is gold for you."
Elizabeth George - "The soul of a child is the loveliest fower that grows in the garden of God."
E. M. Bounds - "We are constantly straining to devise new methods, new plans, new organizations to advance the Church and secure enlargement and efficiency for the gospel. This trend of the day has a tendency to lose sight of the man or sink the man in the plan or organization. God's plan is to make much of the man, far more of him than of anything else. Men are God's method. The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men..."
Eric Irivuzumugabe - "I don't mean to say that God was the author of the genocide - I do not believe that. Only the devil and his fallen angels, with the cooperation of a deceived people who have rejected God, could execute such a plan. But I believe God uses the evils allowed in this world to draw us to him. The paradox is clearly there."
Eric Liddell - "I have no formula for winning the race. Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way. And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within. Jesus said, 'Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. If with all your hearts, you truly seek me, you shall ever surely find me.' If you commit yourself to the love of Christ, then that is how you run a straight race."
Eric Ludy - "But the commission is now. The time to speak is when the Spirit of God boils the message so hot within you that it must come out. The time to write is when God Almighty presses his thumb against your heart and forces the words out like a steaming geyser."
Eric Ludy - "I had a God who knew my every desire. He also knew how I would fall. And yet he was waiting on the other side of my failure and my shattered dreams with some dreams of his own..."
Eric Ludy - "The principle is this: We must not allow anything into our life that feeds our point of weakness. A soldier doesn't dance through a mind field any more than we should play with a hand grenade. When the enemy's entry points are boarded up, it frees us to hear clearly the voice of our Commander."
Eric Ludy - "We as young men need just one of our peers to stand up and trust his God completely and without reserve. We need just one who will start climbing the rugged mountain cliffs in the direction of his King. We need just one to hear the call of the wild, to charge the fields of Bannockburn and fight for something that really matters. I appeal to you, as a young man, to consider that throughout history, it has often been when one young man stood up to be counted that the course of a nation was forever altered."
Erich Auerbach - “Christ has not come as a hero and king but as a human being of the lowest station. His first disciples were fishermen and artisans. He moved in the everyday milieu of the humble folk. He talked with publicans and fallen women, the poor and the sick and children.”
Evelyn Husband - "I stood at the door of the New Year and I said, 'Give me a light that I might see my way safely into the unknown.' But a voice came to me and said, 'Instead, step into the darkness and take the hand of God - for it will be to you better than the light and safer than a known way."