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Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values.

The two are not rivals. They are complementary.

Science keeps religion from sinking into the valley of crippling irrationalism and paralyzing obscurantism. Religion prevents science from falling into the marsh of obsolete materialism and moral nihilism.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr., Source: The Words of Martin Luther King Jr.Saved by jr00ck in religion science 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If you donít build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs

Author: Tony Gaskins, Source: unknownSaved by jr00ck in motivational 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Charity means pardoning what is unpardonable, or it is no virtue at all. Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all. And faith means believing the incredible, or it is no virtue at all.

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Source: unknownSaved by jr00ck in virtue christianity charity 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption†of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution†was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.

There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean†to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be†masters.

Author: Daniel Webster, Source: Speech delivered in New York, March 15th, 1837.Saved by jr00ck in liberty tyranny 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.

Author: James Cooper, Source: unknownSaved by jr00ck in liberty democracy biggovernment 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We are product of neither nature nor nurture; we are a product of choice, because there is always a space between stimulus and response. As we wisely exercise our power to choose based on principles, the space will become larger.

Author: Stephen Covey, Source: ‪The 8th Habit : From Effectiveness to Greatness‎ (2004)Saved by jr00ck in agency responsibility naturevsnuture 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: The American Crisis, No. 4, September 11, 1777Saved by jr00ck in liberty freedom thomaspaine thecrisis theamericancrisis 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Wars are seldom caused by spontaneous hatreds between people, for peoples in general are too ignorant of one another to have grievances and too indifferent to what goes on beyond their borders to plan conquests. They must be urged to the slaughter by politicians who know how to alarm them.

Author: H. L. Mencken, Source: http://www.libertarianism.org/people/h-l-menckenSaved by jr00ck in war propaganda oppression enemies political 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. †That is easy. †All you have to do is tell them †they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.

Author: Herman Goering, Source: Nuremberg trials Saved by jr00ck in war propaganda hitler nazis 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

My dear friends, you are a royal generation. You were preserved to come to the earth in this time for a special purpose. Not just a few of you, but all of you. There are things for each of you to do that no one else can do as well as you. If you do not prepare to do them, they will not be done. Your mission is unique and distinctive for you. Please donít make another have to take your place. He or she canít do it as well as you can. If you will let Him, I testify that our Father in Heaven will walk with you through the journey of life and inspire you to know your special purpose here.

Author: Bishop H. Burke Peterson, Source: New Era Magazine, May 1979Saved by jr00ck in liberty lds lastdays 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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