Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Judeo-Christian, Part IV. Quotes on God

Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

- Ecclesiastes 12:13

Part IV. Quotes on God

When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness and your own duty.

- Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924) Twenty-eighth President of the USA.

I am my neighbor's Bible: he reads me when we meet, today he reads me in my house, tomorrow in the street; he may be relative or friend, or slight acquaintance be; he may not even know my name, yet he is reading me.

- Unknown Source

The Bible is God's chart for you to steer by, to keep you from the bottom of the sea, and to show you where the harbor is, and how to reach it without running on rocks or bars.

- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

When Thomas Paine showed Benjamin Franklin the manuscript of The Age of Reason, Franklin advised him not to publish it, saying, ''The world is bad enough with the Bible; what would it be without it?''

- Unknown Source

When you read God's Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, ''It is talking to me, and about me.''

- Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer.

Sink the Bible to the bottom of the sea, and man's obligation to God would be unchanged. He would have the same path to tread, only his lamp and his guide would be gone; he would have the same voyage to make, only his compass and chart would be overboard.

- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

First I shake the whole [Apple] tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf.

- Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

The English Bible: a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.

- Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859) English politician, essayist and poet.

Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.

- Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English intellectual.

The scripture in times of disputes is like an open town in times of war, which serves in differently the occasions of both parties.

- Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet and satirist.

There's a Bible on the shelf there. But I keep it next to Voltaire-poison and antidote.

- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.

For eighteen hundred years, though perchance I have no right to say it, the New Testament has been written; yet where is the legislator who has wisdom and practical talent enough to avail himself of the light which it sheds on the science of legislation?

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

- Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes.

- Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

Those who spiritualize tell spiritual lies, because they lack spiritual eyes.

- Unknown Source

I have read many books, but the Bible reads me.

- Unknown Source

The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.

- Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.

- Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.

- William Blake (1757-1827) British poet and painter.

I call the book of Job, apart from all theories about it, one of the grandest things ever written with the pen.

- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style.

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.

The study of the Bible will keep anyone from being vulgar in style.

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.

For this reason the Bible is a book of eternal and effective power; because, as long as the world lasts, no one will say: I comprehend it in the whole and understand it in the particular. Rather we must modestly say it on the whole it is venerable, and in the particular practical.

- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

England has two books, one which she has made and one which has made her: Shakespeare and the Bible.

- Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.

May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

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