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  • #1
    Augustine of Hippo
    “Usually, even a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other elements of the world, about the motion and orbit of the stars and even their size and relative positions, about the predictable eclipses of the sun and moon, the cycles of the years and the seasons, about the kinds of animals, shrubs, stones, and so forth, and this knowledge he holds to as being certain from reason and experience. Now, it is a disgraceful and dangerous thing for an infidel to hear a Christian, presumably giving the meaning of Holy Scripture, talking nonsense on these topics; and we should take all means to prevent such an embarrassing situation, in which people show up vast ignorance in a Christian and laugh it to scorn. The shame is not so much that an ignorant individual is derided, but that people outside the household of faith think our sacred writers held such opinions, and, to the great loss of those for whose salvation we toil, the writers of our Scripture are criticized and rejected as unlearned men. If they find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think their pages are full of falsehoods on facts which they themselves have learnt from experience and the light of reason? Reckless and incompetent expounders of Holy Scripture bring untold trouble and sorrow on their wiser brethren when they are caught in one of their mischievous false opinions and are taken to task by those who are not bound by the authority of our sacred books. For then, to defend their utterly foolish and obviously untrue statements, they will try to call upon Holy Scripture for proof and even recite from memory many passages which they think support their position, although they understand neither what they say nor the things about which they make assertion [quoting 1 Tim 1:7].”
    Augustine of Hippo, The Literal Meaning of Genesis, Vol 2

  • #2
    Augustine of Hippo
    “Further, all men are to be loved equally. But since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special regard to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstance, are brought into closer connection with you. For, suppose that you had a great deal of some commodity, and felt bound to give it away to somebody who had none, and that it could not be given to more than one person; if two persons presented themselves, neither of whom had either from need or relationship a greater claim upon you than the other, you could do nothing fairer than choose by lot to which you would give what could not be given to both. Just so among men: since you cannot consult for the good of them all, you must take the matter as decided for you by a sort of lot, according as each man happens for the time being to be more closely connected with you.

    Book 1, Chapter 28 - How we are to decide whom to aid”
    Augustine of Hippo, On Christian Doctrine

  • #3
    G.K. Chesterton
    “The Reformer is always right about what's wrong. However, he's often wrong about what is right.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #4
    Golda Meir
    “Don't be so humble - you are not that great.”
    Golda Meir

  • #5
    Golda Meir
    “One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.”
    Golda Meir, My Life

  • #6
    Golda Meir
    “Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either”
    Golda Meir

  • #7
    Golda Meir
    “Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!”
    Golda Meir

  • #8
    Golda Meir
    “My dear, old age is like an airplane flying in a storm. Once you're in it there's nothing you can do. You can't stop a plane, you can't stop a storm, you can't stop time. So you might as well take it easy, with wisdom.”
    Golda Meir

  • #9
    Golda Meir
    “We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”
    Golda Meir

  • #10
    Margaret Thatcher
    “In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.”
    Margaret Thatcher

  • #11
    Margaret Thatcher
    “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.”
    Margaret Thatcher

  • #12
    Margaret Thatcher
    “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”
    Margaret Thatcher

  • #13
    Margaret Thatcher
    “Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.”
    Margaret Thatcher

  • #14
    Margaret Thatcher
    “Consensus: “The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: ‘I stand for consensus?”
    Margaret Thatcher

  • #15
    Margaret Thatcher
    “No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.”
    Margaret Thatcher

  • #16
    Margaret Thatcher
    “Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”
    Margaret Thatcher

  • #17
    Margaret Thatcher
    “Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.”
    Margaret Thatcher, Margaret Thatcher

  • #18
    Margaret Thatcher
    “Law and order is a social service. Crime and the fear which the threat of crime induces can paralyse whole communities, keep lonely and vulnerable elderly people shut up in their homes, scar young lives and raise to cult status the swaggering violent bully who achieves predatory control over the streets. I suspect that there would be more support and less criticism than today's political leaders imagine for a large shift of resources from Social Security benefits to law and order - as long as rhetoric about getting tough on crime was matched by practice.”
    Margaret Thatcher, The Path To Power

  • #19
    Ronald Reagan
    “Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”
    Ronald Reagan

  • #20
    Ronald Reagan
    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
    Ronald Reagan

  • #21
    Ronald Reagan
    “I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.”
    Ronald Reagan

  • #22
    Ronald Reagan
    “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.”
    Ronald Reagan

  • #23
    Ronald Reagan
    “As government expands, liberty contracts.”
    Ronald Reagan

  • #24
    Ronald Reagan
    “I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
    Ronald Reagan

  • #25
    Ronald Reagan
    “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.”
    Ronald Reagan

  • #26
    Ronald Reagan
    “There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.”
    Ronald Reagan

  • #27
    Ronald Reagan
    “Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.”
    Ronald Reagan

  • #28
    Ronald Reagan
    “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.”
    Ronald Reagan

  • #29
    Ronald Reagan
    “How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”
    Ronald Reagan

  • #30
    Ronald Reagan
    “We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.”
    Ronald Reagan



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