America’s trying times

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-65)

reputation vs character

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.Thomas Paine

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

"Pot of Gold"

One mother’s prayers

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln

Women’s Liberation is just a lot of foolishness.  It’s the men who are discriminated against.  They can’t bear children.  And no one’s likely to do anything about that. ~Golda Meir

Rest in God

As you admire the beauty of the rose, and enjoy its fragrance, so learn to admire and enjoy the really good and pleasant things in life; and as you shun its thorns, so shun the thousand snares and allurements of the world, and rest your soul upon God, the source of all good. Maria Hannah Nutting Knapp