A Quote by Jack Nicholson on men, sons, and world

Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You!?

Jack Nicholson (1937 -)

Source: As Col. Nathan R. Jessop in A Few Good Men (1992)

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A Quote by J. DeVille on community, men, problems, quality, and sons

In communities where men build ships for their own sons to fish or fight from, quality is never a problem.

J. DeVille

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A Quote by J. B. Phillips on belief, god, good, injustice, jesus, kindness, laws, love, mankind, nature, needs, risk, sermons, and sons

Jesus once declared that God is "good to the ungrateful and the wicked" (St. Luke 6:35), and I remember preaching a sermon on this text to a horrified and even astonished congregation who simply refused to believe (so I gathered afterwards) in this astounding liberality of God. That God should be in a state of constant fury with the wicked seemed to them only right and proper, but that God should be kind towards those who were defying or disobeying His laws seemed to them a monstrous injustice. Yet I was but quoting the Son of God Himself, and I only comment here that the terrifying risks that God takes are part of His Nature. We do not need to explain or modify His unremitting love towards mankind.

J. B. Phillips (1906 - 1982)

Source: Making Men Whole

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A Quote by Isaac Watts on earth, fatherhood, glory, god, heaven, honor, praise, sons, and spirit

To God the Father, God the Son, And God the Spirit, Three in One, Be honour, praise, and glory given By all on earth, and all in heaven.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

Source: Doxology.

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A Quote by Hugh B. Brown on art, change, children, christ, cities, day, greed, heart, home, labor, life, lust, mankind, men, painting, sons, trouble, wine, and work

An old priest told me this story. "Centuries ago a great artist was engaged to paint a mural for the cathedral in a Sicilian town. The subject was the life of Christ. For many years the artist labored diligently, and finally the painting was finished except for the two most important figures: the Christ Child and Judas Iscariot. He searched far and wide for suitable models. "One day while walking in the city he came upon some children playing in the street. Among them was a 12-year-old boy whose face stirred the painter's heart. "The artist took the child home with him, and day after day the boy sat patiently until the face of the Christ Child was finished. But the painter still had found no model for the portrait of Judas. "The story of the unfinished masterpiece spread afar, and many men, fancying themselves of wicked countenance, offered to pose for Judas. But in vain the old painter looked for Judas, as he envisioned him-a man warped by life, enfeebled by surrender to greed and lust. "Then one afternoon as he sat in a tavern, a gaunt and tattered figure staggered across the threshold. 'Wine, wine,' he begged. The startled painter looked into a face that seemed to bear the marks of every sin of mankind. "Greatly excited, the old painter said, 'Come with me, and I will give you wine.' "For many days the painter worked feverishly to complete his masterpiece. As the work went on, a change came over the model. A strange tension replaced the stuporous languor, and his bloodshot eyes were fixed with horror on the painted likeness of himself. One day, perceiving his subject's agitation, the painter paused in his work. 'My son,' he said, 'what troubles you so?' "The man buried his face in his hands, sobbing. After a long moment he lifted pleading eyes to the old painter's face. "'Do you not then remember me? Years ago I was your model for the Christ Child.'"

Hugh B. Brown (1883 - 1975)

Source: The Abundant Life, p.228, quoting an article by Bonnie Chamberlin printed in Saturday Review

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A Quote by Herodotus on fatherhood, nature, order, peace, sons, and war

No one is fool enough to choose war instead of peace. For in peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: The Histories of Herodotus

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on children, citizenship, death, god, life, and sons

Living is death; dying is life - On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that, citizens; on this side, orphans; on that, children; on this side captives; on that freemen; on this side, disguised, unknown; on that, disclosed and proclaimed as the sons of God.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on america, cities, corruption, country, daughters, equality, facts, fighting, honesty, honor, idealism, justice, liberty, lies, life, politics, power, sons, work, and worth

There is a life that is worth living now as it was worth living in the former days, and that is the honest life, the useful life, the unselfish life, cleansed by devotion to an ideal. There is a battle worth fighting now as it was worth fighting then, and that is the battle for justice and equality: to make our city and our state free in fact as well as in name; to break the rings that strangle real liberty, and to keep them broken; to cleanse, so far as in our power lies, the fountains of our national life from political, commercial, and social corruption; to teach our sons and daughters, by precept and example, the honor of serving such a country as America. That is work worthy of the finest manhood and womanhood.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry Eyring on earth, environment, eternity, god, heaven, honesty, knowledge, lies, life, men, relationships, religion, sons, spirit, and universe

. . . true religion was never a narrow thing. True religion concerns man and the entire universe in which he lives. It concerns his relationships with himself and his fellow men, with his environment, and with God his creator. It is therefore limitless, and as boundless as that eternity which it teaches lies ahead of every son of God. . . . Here is the spirit of true religion, an honest seeking after knowledge of all things of heaven and earth.

Henry Eyring (1901 - 19)

Source: Science and Your Faith in God

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A Quote by Helen Rowland on sons and women


It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.

Helen Rowland (1876 - 1950)

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