Moses' Collection of Quotations
"As the frog said to the boy in the fable, 'It is sport to you; it is death to us.' " Winston Churchill, (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
"Blessings are upon the head of the just." Proverbs 10:6
"But my very stomach turned over when I learned that Negro soldiers, just back from overseas, were being dumped out of army trucks in Mississippi and beaten. Whatever my inclinations as a native of Missouri might have been, as President I know this is bad. I shall fight to end evils like this." Harry Truman, (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953)
"Common sense was sufficient to determine that it could not mean that all men were equal in fact, but in right, not all equally tall, strong, wise, handsome, active, but equally men . . . the work of the same Artist, children in the same cases entitled to the same justice." John Adams, (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American lawyer, author, statesman, and diplomat. He served as the second President of the United States (1797–1801), the first Vice President (1789–1797), and as a Founding Father was a leader of American independence from Great Britain
"First and Foremost, I beseech you to remember that it is our bounden duty to work for peace, yet it is even more our duty to work for righteousness and justice." President Theodore Roosevelt.
"First they came or the Socialists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - because I was not a Jew. And then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me." Martin Niemoller, (14 January 1892 – 6 March 1984) was a German anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor.
"I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden." Richard Rumbold, a soldier of Oliver Cromwell's
"In the little world in which children have their existence whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice." Charles Dickens, 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. This quote is from Great Expectations.
"Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever."John Adams, (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American lawyer, author, statesman, and diplomat. He served as the second President of the United States (1797–1801), the first Vice President (1789–1797), and as a Founding Father was a leader of American independence from Great Britain.
"It is high time we broke with our theologically based restraint towards the state's actions - which, after all is only fear. 'Speak out for those who cannot speak.' Who in the church today realizes that this is the very least that the Bible requires of us?" 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.
"My youthful innocence suffered an injury. It was a slight scratch, which in the course of time grew into a gaping wound that cut deep into my flesh and did not close." Hans Keilson, (12 December 1909 – 31 May 2011) was a Jewish German/Dutch novelist, poet, psychoanalyst, and child psychologist. He was best known for his novels set during the Second World War, during which he was an active member of the Dutch resistance. This quote is from The Death of the Adversary.
"No doubt the greatest of all evils that afflict humanity." Alexander von Humboldt (14 September 1769 – 6 May 1859) was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of romantic philosophy. This statement was said when he observed the institution of slavery in Cuba in 1800.
"One must always be ready to change sides with justice, that fugitive from the winning camp." Winston Churchill, (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
“Some people read the Bible and fall asleep. For me, it was a jolt. The worst thing as a Christian is to go through life asleep.” Padre Leo of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico - Author, Sonia Nazario, in Enrique's Journey writes, "Padre Leo tells church members that they, too, were once migrants. Saint Joseph was a migrant. The Bible was written by migrants. Running off a migrant, he says, is like turning against yourself. A person must be more than spiritual, he tells them. They must act."
"The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly, This is enough . . . So questions and so answers your affetionate grandfather." John Adams, (1735–1826), 2nd president of the US 1797–1801
"There will be nothing of the kind. The surrender is now a fact. We have the fort, the men, the guns. Why should we go through vain forms and mortify and injure the spirit of brave men, who, after all, are our own countrymen." Ulysses S. Grant had been asked when the official ceremony would be held to parade the captured rebels, stack their weapons and have their standard lowered. Ulysses S. Grant(born; Hiram Ulysses Grant;April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885 was an American soldier, politician, and international statesman who served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877. During the American Civil War, General Grant, with President Abraham Lincoln, led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy.
"We are all broken vessels who, even if glued together, cannot be whole again." Shimson Ovitz, survivor of a concentration camp as shared in Giants by Koren & Negev
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