Where there is no vision, the people perish…
The pursuit of truth attracts critics…
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed…
“Your task-to build a better world,” God said. I answered “How? – this world is such a large, vast place, and there`s nothing I can do.” But God in all his wisdom said, “just build a better you.”
The world can be a terrible place, NOT because of the evil that people do, but because of those who stand by, watch, and do nothing…..
“Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.” Adolf Hitler. From Mein Kampf.
“There is nothing more dangerous and difficult or more doubtful of success, than an attempt to introduce a new order of things in any state. For the innovator has for enemies all those who derived advantages from the old order of things, whilst those who expect to be benefited by the new institutions will be but lukewarm defenders” Machiavelli.
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names…” JFK.
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall…Think of it, ALWAYS.” Mahatma Gandhi.
Scientific and technological advances used against the greater good of humanity, reflects a society who`s technology has surpassed it`s spirituality…
There are 3 kinds of law: social and moral law, or culturally accepted behaviour; civil and criminal law, or legally accepted behaviour; and universal law, or cause and effect. We may avoid the consequences of breaking the first two, but NEVER the third.
“In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.” Aeschylus.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught to fly. Barbara J. Winter.
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