WISH I’D SAID THAT!


Some old – Some New – BUT all so very, very true!




 

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







         Lastly our ancestors established their

         system of government on morality and

         religious sentiment. Moral habits, they

        believed, cannot safely be trusted

       on any other foundation than religious

      principle, nor any government be

   secure which is not supported

                                               by moral habits.

                                                               ------DANIEL WEBSTER





O BEAUTIFUL FOR SPACIOUS SKIES,

FOR AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN,

FOR PURPLE MOUNTAINS MAJESTIES

ABOVE THE FRUITED PLAIN!

AMERICA! AMERICA!

GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE

AND CROWN THEY GOOD WITH BROTHERHOOD

FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA.

                            -------Katharine Lee Bates----





   “God who gave us life gave us liberty.

  Can the liberties of a nation be secure

when we have removed a conviction

 that these liberties are a gift of God?

   Indeed, I tremble for my country when

    I reflect that God is just, that his justice

cannot sleep forever.

Thomas Jefferson






“THAT THIS NATION, UNDER GOD, SHALL HAVE

A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM —Abraham Lincoln






                                   A PRAYER FOR AMERICA


God of our Fathers, whose Almighty hand hath made and pre-served our Nation, grant that our people may understand what it is they celebrate tomorrow.


May they remember how bitterly our freedom was won, the down payment that was made for it, the installments that have been made since this Republic was born, and the price that must yet be paid for our liberty.


May freedom be seen not as the right to do as we please but as the opportunity to please to do what is right. May it ever be understood that our liberty is under God and can be found no-where else.


May our faith be something that is not merely stamped upon our coins, but expressed in our lives. Let us, as a nation, not be afraid of standing alone for the rights of men, since we were born that way, as the only nation on earth that came into being “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.” We know that we shall be true to the Pilgrim dream when we are true to the God they worshiped. To the extent that America honors Thee, wilt Thou bless America, and keep her true as thou hast kept her free, and make her good as Thou hast made her rich. Amen.


(Delivered on the eve of the Fourth of July, 1947, by the former Chaplain of the United States Senate.) Excerpted by permission from The Prayers of Peter Marsha1l, 1949, McGraw Hill, NY







        “Those who are born wise are the highest type

         of people; those who become wise through

         learning come next; those who learn by over-

         coming dullness come after that. Those who

         are dull but still won’t learn are the lowest type

         of people.


         I won’t teach a man who is not anxious to learn,

         and will not explain to one who is not trying to

         make things clear to himself If I hold up one

         corner of a square and a man cannot come back

         to me with the other three, I won’t bother to go

         over the point again.”

                                                    Confucius - the Analects








          THE GREATEST THING ANYONE CAN DO FOR GOD

          IS PRAY. IT IS NOT THE ONLY THING, BUT IT IS THE

          CHIEF THING. THE GREAT PEOPLE OF EARTH ARE

          THE PEOPLE WHO PRAY.

 

I DO NOT MEAN THOSE WHO TALK ABOUT PRAYER;

          NOR THOSE WHO SAY THEY BELIEVE IN PRAYER;

          NOR YET THOSE WHO CAN EXPLAIN ABOUT PRAYER;

          BUT I MEAN THOSE PEOPLE WHO TAKE TIME TO PRAY.


                                                             S. D. GORDON






 

                    THE SPIRIT OF MAN IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MERE PHYSICAL STRENGTH, AND THE SPIRITUAL FIBER OF A NATION THAN ITS WEALTH.


                                                                        Dwight D. Eisenhower





                    REPENTANCE, TO BE OF ANY AVAIL, MUST

                    WORK A CHANGE OF HEART AND CONDUCT

Theodore Ledyard Cuyler




         


THE CHOICE BEFORE US IS PLAIN, CHRIST OR CHAOS,

CONVICTION OR COMPROMISE, DISCIPLINE OR

DISINTEGRATION. I AM RATHER TIRED OF HEARING

ABOUT OUR RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES AS AMERICAN

CITIZENS.

THE TIME IS COME, IT IS NOW.

WHEN WE OUGHT TO HEAR ABOUT THE DUTIES AND

RESPONSIBILITIES OF OUR CITIZENSHIP. AMERICA’S

FUTURE DEPENDS UPON HER ACCEPTANCE AND

DEMONSTRATING GOD’S GOVERNMENT. ----PETER MARSHALL


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