Ulysses S Grant - "My advice to Sunday schools, no matter what their denomination, is: Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties; write its precepts in your hearts, and practice them in your lives. to the influence of this Book are we indebted for all the progress made in true civilization, and to this must we look as our guide in the future. 'Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people'"
Unknown - "A conservative is just a liberal whose been mugged by reality."
Unknown - "Emotions are great servants, but terrible masters."
Unknown (perhaps the last words of an African martyr) - "I am part of the Fellowship of the Unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I'm finished and done with low living, sight-walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals. My pace is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my Guide reliable, my mission clear. I won't give up, back up, let up, or shut up until I've preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ. I must go until He returns, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes. And when He comes to get His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My colors will be clear. 'For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.'"
Unknown - "Methods are many, principles are few. Methods always change, principles never do."
Unknown - "My heart was dark with sin
Until the Savior came in;
His precious blood I know,
Has washed me white as snow.
And in God's word I'm told
I'll walk the streets of gold;
To grow in Christ every day
I read my Bible and pray."
Unknown - "One day Labauch asked God why humans had to do most of the talking in their relationship with God - especially since he was wiser. God answered: When you are teaching the Moros to read, your art is to say as little as you can and leave them to say as much as they will. That is why I leave you to do and say as much as you can, while I say little. You learn by doing, even when you make mistakes and correct them. You are to be sons and daughters of God, and now you are taking the first feeble steps of infants. Every step you take along is infinitely more important than you now imagine, because the thing I am preparing you for exceeds all your imagination. So the talking you do to me is essential. The talking others do to you, when they are trying to talk up to your expectations is more important than the talks you give to them. This is the best way to act: Talk a great deal to Me. Let others talk a great deal to you, appreciate everything fine they say and neglecting their mistakes."
Unknown - "One night in late October
When I was far from sober
Returning with my pad with manly pride
Me feet began to stutter
So I lay down in the gutter
And a pig came near and lay down by my side
A lady passing by was heard to say
'You can tell a man who boozes
By the company he chooses'
And the pig got up and slowly walked away."
Unknown - "Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His Health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses, and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing."
Unknown - “A vision without a task is a dream. A task without vision is drudgery. A vision with a task is the hope of the world.”
Unknown - “Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. What your character, it becomes your destiny.”
Unknown Coptic Orphan - "I'll die... but I'll die upon my faith. My life has lost it's meaning, my pen aches with the injustices. My country refuses to hear me. Every feast brings me to tears. I'll die... but I'll die upon my faith. I'll die in the Churches of the Saints. Blown up, or sliced in half. Not one, but 30 die. Where are the security forces who protect me? I'll die... but I'll die upon my faith. I'll die on the train in Samalot. Are we afraid of death? Death will send us to heaven and I will see the Lord who saved me. I'll die... but I'll die upon my faith. I'll die in the North, or in the South. On a normal day or a feast day. Whether they call me murdered or martyred. Whichever way, what's important is to die upon my faith. Whole or in pieces, in the street or in the church. I have lived my whole life as prey, and only the Lord helps me. I'll die... but I'll die upon my faith. Why do you want to force us out? And chase us from our country? This is my country, and my father's country, and we are not leaving. I'll die... but I'll die upon my faith. If they harrass you at work or make your life difficult, never forsake your father's faith. Before he died, he commanded me, I'll die... but I'll die upon my faith."