Quote of Today, 2005.02.02.

Hey,

Sorry I missed getting a quote out yesterday. I'm not sure what happened. I remember thinking I need to post, but I guess that's as far as I got.

But anyway. Here's one for today:

"Whilst sun and moon endure, America shall remain a city of refuge for the whole earth, until she herself shall play the tyrant, forget her destiny, disgrace her freedom, and provoke her God."

Source: Rev. George Duffield, Pastor of Pine Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia from 1772-1790.

Have a great day,
Hal

Posted on February 2, 2005 at 09:34 AM in Quotes | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Quote of Today, 2005.01.31.

Good evening,

Here's today's quote:

Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station, it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own, nor those of my fellow-citizens at large less than either. No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency; and in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their united government the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities from which the event has resulted can not be compared with the means by which most governments have been established without some return of pious gratitude, along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage.

Attribution: President George Washington, First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789.

Have a great night,
Hal

Posted on January 31, 2005 at 10:26 PM in Quotes | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Quote of Today, 2005.01.26.

Evening,

I almost forgot.

But here I am and here is a quote I read today:

“Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And [Pilate] saith unto them, Behold the man!” (John 19:5 AV)

Source: John 19:5 AV.

Sleep tight,
Hal

Posted on January 26, 2005 at 11:36 PM in Scripture | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Quote of Today, 2005.01.25.

Good evening,

Hope you are well. I'm getting there.

Here's today's quote:

"The Declaration of Independence dogmatically bases all rights on the fact that God created all men equal; and it is right; for if they were not created equal, they were certainly evolved unequal. There is no basis for democracy except in a dogma about the divine origin of man."

Attribution: G.K. Chesterton, Chapter 19, What I Saw In America, 1922.

Have a great night,
Hal

Posted on January 25, 2005 at 06:49 PM in G.K. Chesterton | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Quote of Today, 2005.01.24.

Evening,

It's a Monday - as if you weren't already aware of this fact.

As it typical for my Mondays, my day didn't go the way I planned it. But that's okay. I'm used to it.

Anyway, here's today's quote:

"Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world."

Attribution: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in a speech before Knights of Columbus Council 969 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Have a great day,
Hal

Posted on January 24, 2005 at 05:21 PM in Quotes | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Quote of Today, 2005.01.21.

Hey,

If you could hear my voice right now you would not recognize me. That, and you would need one of those amplifiers they used to advertise on TV with the old guy whose hearing wasn't so good.

I thought I was getting better. Turns out this cold had just retreated to gather its arms. I'm close to not being able to speak at all.

I hate being sick.

Yeah, yeah. Who doesn't? Well, I guess there's a proper answer to that....

But not today.

Here's today's quote:

In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.

Attribution: Christina G. Rossetti, A Christmas Carol, English poet  (1830 - 1894).

Have a great day,
Hal

Posted on January 21, 2005 at 09:16 AM in Poetry | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Quote of Today, 2005.01.20.

Afternoon,

I'm sorry I didn't get a quote out yesterday for those of you who visit here regularly. I found myself under the bed sheets for a portion of the day. This cold did it's best to send me into a downward spiral yesterday. Thankfully, I won out and was able to see through some of the duties of the day.

I still feel as if someone has a sturdy grip on my wind pipe. But aside from that I'm punching the keys.

Here's today's quote:

A stiff apology is a second insult... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.

Attribution: G.K. Chesterton.

Have a great day,
Hal

Posted on January 20, 2005 at 12:27 PM in G.K. Chesterton | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Quote of Today, 2005.01.18.

Good evening,

I nearly forgot again. I'll beg your forgiveness. I'm under the weather to use an over used cliche.

That's right, the winter cold bug has crawled into my sinus and throat. Not a pretty picture. But then I don't care all that much about making myself presentable at the moment. Blame it on the headache. Or just ignore me and go for the quote:

The life of a thinking man will probably be divided into two parts-- the first in which he desires to exterminate modern thinkers, and the second in which he desires to watch them exterminating each other... Suppose, for instance, there is an old story and a new sceptic who is skeptical of the story.  We have only to wait a little while for a yet newer skeptic who is skeptical of the skeptic. He will probably find the old notion actually a help in his new notion. This process is an abstract truth applying to anything, apart from agreement or disagreement.

Source: G. K. Chesterton.

Have a great day tomorrow,
Hal

Posted on January 18, 2005 at 10:23 PM in G.K. Chesterton | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Quote of Today, 2005.01.17.

Good evening,

I almost forgot today's quote:

"the question 'who am I?' is answered by what I write, I become my writing."

Source:  e. e. cummings.

Have a great day tomorrow,
Hal

Posted on January 17, 2005 at 11:59 PM in Quotes | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Quote of Today, 2005.01.14.

Greetings on this fine morning,

Okay, let me jump right in:

Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but taking God at his word.

Attribution: A. B. Evans.

Take care,
Hal

Posted on January 14, 2005 at 08:35 AM in Quotes | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)