Moses' Collection of Quotations

Discovering the Truth, Reality, Things May Not Be As They Seem

"A honeyed mouth with milky words hides a heart filled with gall and evil deeds."Philander Chase Knox (May 6, 1853 – October 12, 1921) was an American lawyer, bank director and politician who served as United States Attorney General (1901–1904), a Senator from Pennsylvania (1904–1909, 1917–1921) and Secretary of State (1909–1913). He served in the Cabinet under three presidents.

"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost." Strider in The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, (1892–1973), British novelist and literary scholar

"Frodo gave no sign of what was passing in his mind." 3rd person in in The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor

"He liked being in a place where everything from forgetfulness to homicide might be blamed on the heat." Reverend Tim Kavanagh, a character in Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon

"I believe that nothing that happens to me is meaningless . . ." Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. This quote is from Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas"

"I should sooner think of wrapping him up in cotton wool and putting him into my pocket, than sending him to contend with cannon ball." Abigail Adam,( November 22 1744 – October 28, 1818) was the wife of John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams discussing John Paul Jones while in Paris. John Paul Jones was a decided disappointment. She had pictured him a "rough stout, war-like Roman." Instead, he was a tiny soft spoken and a favorite with the French ladies, whom he flattered excessively. This information is in John Adams by David McCullough.

"It needs but one foe to breed a war, not two, Master Warden, and those who have not swords can still die upon them . . ." Eowyn in The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien, (1892–1973), British novelist and literary scholar

"Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table, but these who have labored to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder . . ." Gandalf in The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien, (1892–1973), British novelist and literary scholar

"Once you name your secrets, you begin to own them." David Michael Gregory telling about something his mom used to say; (born August 24, 1970) is an American television journalist and the former moderator of NBC News' Sunday morning talk show Meet the Press.

"Secrets that are discovered make a noise, but these that are kept are silent." James Madison, (1751–1836), 4th president of the US 1809–17

"There's a code that goes along with getting sober, and part of it is that you're only as sick as your secrets." David Gregory's mother; David Michael Gregory (born August 24, 1970) is an American television journalist and the former moderator of NBC News' Sunday morning talk show Meet the Press.

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