I am forty-five years old. Two-thirds of a long life are past, and I have done nothing to distinguish it by usefulness to my country or mankind. I have always lived with, I hope, a suitable sense of my dutes in society, and with a sincere desire to perform them. But passions, indolence, weakness, and [...]
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In olden days, a glimpse of stocking Was looked on as something shocking. Now heaven knows, anything goes. Good authors too who once knew better words, Now only use four-letter words writing prose, Anything goes. The world has gone mad today, And good’s bad today, and black’s white today, And day’s night today, When most [...]
Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large Federal deficits on the other. It is increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our national security needs keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues [...]
The following is from [WinstonChurchill.org](http://www.winstonchurchill.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=226): In the breakfast conversation, observed by Walter Graebner, the London representative for Time-Life, Churchill related how he was able to maintain such a rigorous schedule. “You must sleep some time between lunch and dinner, and no half-way measures. Take off your clothes and get into bed. That’s what I always [...]
“Worship is the submission of all of our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness, nourishment of mind by His truth, purifying of imagination by His beauty, opening of the heart to His love, and submission of will to His purpose. And all this gathered up in adoration is the [...]
We must make the best of the men as they are, since we cannot have them as we wish.
“I am sorry for the men who do not read the Bible every day; I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and of the pleasure. It is one of the most singular books in the world, for every time you open it, some old text that you have read a score of times [...]
“It’s a good thing God chose me before I was born, because he surely would not have afterwards.”
“There’s nothing on [television] worthwhile, and we’re not going to watch it in this household, and I don’t want it in your intellectual diet.” Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of television, to his children. In the 1930s.
In solemn warning: “Two women in the house, and one of them a red-head.” Indeed.