The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
More quotes by Samuel Butler
It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.
The advantage of doing one’s praising to oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.
More quotes about Faith
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
As I reminded my girls, these aren’t problems. These are very high class problems. Because of where Barack and I come from, we just couldn’t sympathize with their… It was like, ‘Girl, you live in the White House. You do not get to complain about this.
In the end, only three things matter: How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
The Bible does not need advertising by me, but I wish more people could be persuaded to read it. Perhaps if they had been, we should not have this war on our hands. For greed and idleness brought it on.
Thou shalt not commit adultry is a command which makes no distinction between the following persons. They are all required to obey it: children at birth. Children in the cradle. School children. Youths and maidens. Fresh adults. Older ones. Men and women of 40. Of 50. Of 60. Of 70. Of 80. Of 100. The command does not distribute its burden equally, and cannot. It is not hard upon the three sets of children.
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Being neededdoes not entail selfish pride or unhealthy attachment to the worldly esteem of others. Rather, it consists of a natural human hunger to serve our fellow men and women.