Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The purpose of government, and other quotes

The posting of quotes by human authors does not constitute agreement with either the quotes or their sources. (I try to confirm the sources that I give, but may miss on occasion; please verify when possible.)

“The purpose of government is not to protect our health. The purpose of government is to protect our constitutional rights and liberties.” -- Steven F. Hotze, M.D.

“The Left are organized and committed to shutting down debate, silencing speech, and destroying their opponents’ reputations and livelihoods.” -- Timothy Gordon

“A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.” -- D. Elton Trueblood, The Life We Prize, 1951, p. 58; Often restated as: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

“We are not seeing terrible things in our culture because we vote the wrong way. We are seeing terrible things in our culture because men love darkness rather than light.” -- Voddie Baucham

“War is a rich man’s game played by poor people.” -- Unknown

“The silence of white leaders on the issue of black deaths when the matter is not a hashtag on the nightly news betrays our real racial indifference.” -- J. D. Hall

“The best we can do in terms of success is to say we were faithful.” -- Jemar Tisby

“Getting old is not for sissies.” -- usually attributed to Bette Davis, but apparently originating as “Old age sure ain’t for sissies.” by Ruth S. Hain in the April 1968 Reader’s Digest

“All speech is inflammatory to someone. If you ban some speech for being inflammatory, then no speech is free.” -- Unknown

“Seeing should be a purposeful action, not passive consumption.” -- Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt

“Loving every human being is not the same as loving every human doing.” -- Ryan Bomberger

“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” -- (Shakespeare)

“Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light.” -- V. Raymond Edman (In fact, never doubt what God told you; but be sure God told you.)

“Everybody has asked the question, ‘What shall we do with the Negro?’ I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us.” -- Frederick Douglass

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