Posted by: rcmetcalf | March 28, 2009

Facebook Quotes

I was asked to compile a list of the quotes I have recently placed on Facebook. Here it is!

March 14, 2009
“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.” – G. K. Chesterton

March 15, 2009
“Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self. It is no humility to think less of one’s self than you ought.” – C. H. Spurgeon

“The first fact in the history of Christendom is a number of people who say they have seen the Resurrection.” – C. S. Lewis

March 17, 2009
“You cannot reason a man out of a position he has not reasoned himself into.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The spirit of a man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

March 18, 2009
“History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur

March 19, 2009
“Posterity – you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” – John Quincy Adams

“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in the springtime.” – Martin Luther

March 22, 2009
“Nonbelievers may hear all the notes of science, but without a theistic context and perspective they will not hear the song.” – George Marsden

March 23, 2009
“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Religion begat prosperity, and the daughter devoured the mother.” – Cotton Mather

March 24, 2009
“If you love, you will suffer, and if you do not love, you do not know the meaning of a Christian life.” – Agatha Christie

“Prayer is the only kind of speech the First Amendment doesn’t protect.” – Rush Limbaugh

March 25, 2009
“Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.” – William F. Buckley, Jr.

“The duty we owe to our Creator … can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.” – James Madison

March 26, 2009
“Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.” – Aristotle

“Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.” – Ronald Reagan

March 27, 2009
“I don’t know how man will fight World War III, but I do know how they will fight World War IV … with sticks and stones.” – Albert Einstein

“We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.” – Jimmy Carter

March 28, 2008
“Democracy is … built upon a spiritual basis, and on a belief in God and an observance of moral principle. Our founders knew this truth and we neglect it at our peril.” – Harry Truman

“It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it” – A.A. Hodge

March 29, 2009
“We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.” – Gen. Omar Bradley

March 30, 2009
“Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.” – Benjamin Franklin

March 31, 2009
“If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world.” – C.S. Lewis

“It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment – Independence now and Independence forever.” – Daniel Webster

April 1, 2009
“The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America.” – Ronald Reagan

“Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition.” – Alexander Hodge

April 3, 2009
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Americans are a free people, who know that freedom is the right of every person and the future of every nation. The liberty we prize is not America’s gift to the world, it is God’s gift to humanity.” – George W. Bush

April 4, 2009
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot

April 5, 2009
“This life was not intended to be the place of our perfection, but the preparation for it.” – Richard Baxter

“Out of the desert, from the dry places and the dreadful suns, come the cruel children of the lonely god; the real Unitarians who with scimitar in hand have laid waste the world. For it is not well for god to be alone.” – G. K. Chesterton

April 6, 2009
“God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” – Augustine

April 7, 2009
“Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

“There are two freedoms: the false where man is free to do what he likes; the true where man is free to do as he ought.” – Charles Kingsley

April 8, 2009
“Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve.” – John Stott

April 9, 2009
“If I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible that main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: ‘Men had forgotten God; that is why all this has happened.'” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

April 10, 2009
“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” – Winston Churchill

April 11, 2009
“We Christians do not believe that Jesus Christ was the only one that ever rose from the dead. We believe that every death-bed is a resurrection; that from every grave the stone is rolled away.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

April 12, 2009
“We are quenched like torches only to be relit with all the brilliance of the sun!” – Charles H. Spurgeon

April 13, 2009
“For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

April 14, 2009
“The atonement of Jesus Christ is the only remedy and rest for my soul.” – President Martin Van Buren



  1. Very nice!
    Thanks for posting those!
    I wish more Americans were aware of such quotes. If the Founding Fathers were alive today, they would be sickened.

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