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Thoughts, Musings, & Quotes (2021)
Since I rarely say anything quotable, most of these are quotes from others.
Dates are the post date and not the date of the quote itself.

"Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was
bigger than our whole world." (C.S. Lewis) (12/26/2021)

Previous musings listed below in reverse chronological order

  • "Security without liberty is called prison." (Benjamin Franklin) (12/19/2021)
  • "Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." (Eleanor Roosevelt) (12/12/2021)
  • "Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it never gets you anywhere." (Erma Bombeck) (12/5/2021)
  • "No one has ever become poor by giving." (Anne Frank) (11/28/2021)
  • "To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man." (Aristotle) (11/21/2021)
  • "None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm." (Henry David Thoreau) (11/14/2021)
  • "You can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats a dog." (Peary Perry) (10/24/2021)
  • "Joe Biden has launched a foreign invasion of his own country." (Donald Trump) (10/10/2011)
  • "No experience is final until I figure out what I learned from it. (Cec Murphey) (10/3/2021)
  • "Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything." (Joseph Stalin) (9/26/2021)
  • "What we want is not more little books about Christianity, but more little books by Christians on other subjects—with their Christianity latent." (C. S. Lewis) (9/19/2021)
  • "Without a firm moral foundation, freedom degenerates quickly...into anarchy. Then there will be freedom only for...those who are stronger and more unscrupulous than the rank and file of the people." (Pres. Harry S. Truman) (9/12/2021)
  • "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." (Pres. Theodore Roosevelt) (9/5/2021)
  • "Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle." (Ben Franklin) (8/29/2021)
  • "In America, we recognize that the right to speak our minds and express the not granted to us by the government. It is given to us by God and no one should have the power to take that right away." (President Donald Trump) (8/22/2021)
  • "The nation is divided, half patriots and half traitors, and no man can tell which from which." (Mark Twain) (8/15/2021)
  • "A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box." (Frederick Douglass) (8/8/2021)
  • "I've come to believe that a hidden future is one of God's most merciful and exciting gifts. Without it there would be nothing to wait for, worse, nothing to hope for." (Alfred Hitchcock) (8/1/2021)
  • "If I can truly listen to others' words without judgement, I can learn to hear what the words don't say." (Cecil Murphey) (7/25/2021)
  • "The uneducated can be educated but stupid people cannot be fixed!" (source unknown) (7/18/2021)
  • "The gentle government that promises to hold your hand as you cross the street refuses to let go on the other side." (Theodore Forstmann) (7/11/2021)
  • "The only equality communism has created over time is equal misery." (Miami Mayor Francis Suarez) (7/4/2021)
  • "If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth." (Ronald Reagan) (6/26/2021)
  • "There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him." (C.S. Lewis) (6/20/2021)
  • "Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women." (Ronald Reagan) (6/13/2021)
  • "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary." ( H.L. Mencken) (6/6/2021)
  • "In the midst of every crisis lies great opportunity." (Albert Einstein) (5/30/2021)
  • "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government." (Thomas Jefferson) (5/23/2021)
  • "Those who do not think about their own sins make up for it by thinking incessantly about the sins of others." (C.S. Lewis) (5/16/2021)
  • "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within." (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (5/8/2021)
  • "Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward." (Kierkegaard) (4/18/2021)
  • "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you." (Winston Churchill) (4/11/2021)
  • "Do we have the same joy the women at Jesus's tomb had when they learned He had risen from the dead? If He's living inside us, we should." (Roger E. Bruner) (4/4/2021)
  • "American's greatest deficit is no longer found in the federal budget. It is a moral deficit, and it may be found in a polluted and poisoned culture that has become the great enemy within." (Pat Buchanan) (3/28/2021)
  • "Truth will ultimately prevail where pains is taken to bring it to light." (George Washington) (3/21/2021)
  • "It takes listening to the minority to make sure the majority is getting it right." (Sen. Joe Manchin) (3/14/2021)
  • "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth." (Arthur Conan Doyle) (3/7/2021)
  • "May we think of freedom, not as the right to do a we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right." (Peter Marshall) (2/28/2021)
  • "Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness." (James Wilson) (2/21/2021)
  • "Love the giver more than the gift." (Brigham Young) (2/14/2021)
  • "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured." (Mark Twain) (2/7/2021)
  • "No matter who's sitting in the Oval Office, God is still seated on His throne." (James Watkins) (1/24/2021)
  • "Fear not the future; God is already there." (Ronnie W. Floyd) (1/10/2021)
  • "All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ." (David Jeremiah) (1/3/2021)
  • "Although the upcoming New Year is supposed to represent a time of new beginnings, we must still deal with problems the old year has left us with." (Roger E. Bruner) (12/27/2020)