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I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial;
by James Otis

I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial;
but,
if ever I should, it will then be known how far I can
reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth.
- James Otis

A man's house is his castle.
- James Otis

MAY it please your Honors: I was desired by one of
the court to look into the books,
and consider the question now before them concerning Writs of Assistance.
- James Otis

It is a clear truth that those who every day barter
away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own.
- James Otis

 

Taxation without representation is tyranny.
- James Otis

Every man may reign secure in his petty tyranny,
and spread terror and desolation around him,
until the trump of the Archangel shall excite different emotions in his soul.
- James Otis

The only principles of public conduct that are worthy
of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate,
ease, health, and applause, and even life,
to the sacred calls of his country.
- James Otis

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My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous
providence shall take me out of time into eternity,
that it will be by a flash of lightning.
- James Otis

Let the consequences be what they will,
I am determined to proceed.
- James Otis

If we are not represented, we are slaves.
- James Otis

Every one with this writ may be a tyrant;
if this commission be legal,
a tyrant in a legal manner, also, may control,
imprison, or murder any one within the realm.
- James Otis

Now, one of the most essential branches of English
liberty is the freedom of one's house.
- James Otis

A man is accountable to no person for his doings.
- James Otis

These manly sentiments, in private life,
make good citizens; in public life, the patriot and the hero.
- James Otis

I do not say that, when brought to the test,
I shall be invincible.
- James Otis

But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully
submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake;
and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt,
malice, or folly has made them my foes.
- James Otis

I have accordingly considered it, and now appear not
only in obedience to your order,
but likewise in behalf of the inhabitants of this town,
who have presented another petition,
and out of regard to the liberties of the subject.
- James Otis

I will to my dying day oppose, with all the powers
and faculties God has given me,
all such instruments of slavery on the one hand and
villainy on the other as this Writ of Assistance is.
- James Otis

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

I pray that my greatest desires will always be for
exactly what Spirit is offering me at that very moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

I do not pray for success,
I ask for faithfulness.
- Mother Teresa

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're
not going to change the form in which we live.
- Godfrey Reggio

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for power equal to your tasks.
- Phillips Brooks

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

I pray God may preserve your health and life many years.
- Junipero Serra

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
- Elbert Hubbard

Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the
number of the families who call upon God.
- Christopher Love

You pray in your distress and in your need;
would that you might also pray in the fullness of your
joy and in your days of abundance.
- Khalil Gibran

However one might pray - in any verbal way or completely without words -
is unimportant to God.
What matters is the heart's intent.
- Malcolm Boyd

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers,
but for powers equal to our tasks,
to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door
of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
- Helen Keller

I have a really great relationship with God.
I pray.
I read the Bible.
- Hunter Tylo

I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle.
There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I pray daily...
for peace.
- Paul O'Neill

We neither laugh alone, nor weep alone,
why then should we pray alone?
- Anna Letitia Barbauld

I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.
- Phillips Brooks

From that moment, I did not cease to pray to God that
by his grace it might one day be permitted to me to learn Greek.
- Heinrich Schliemann

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
- Martin Luther

God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable,
he will wear you out.
The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this:
'Use me.'
- Rick Warren

The less we read the Word of God, the less we desire to read it,
and the less we pray, the less we desire to pray.
- George Muller

I don't pray because I don't want to bore God.
- Orson Welles

When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't,
they don't.
- William Temple

I actually pray everyday, but I don't believe in God.
- Harvey Fierstein

Whoso will pray, he must fast and be clean,
And fat his soul, and make his body lean.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

Pray look better, Sir...
those things yonder are no giants, but windmills.
- Miguel de Cervantes

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land.
They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes.
When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
- Desmond Tutu

No one is ever too old, too rich, too poor,
to pray.
- Loretta Young

Maybe the words that I say is just another way to pray.
- Curtis Mayfield

I have not placed reading before praying because I
regard it more important,
but because, in order to pray aright,
we must understand what we are praying for.
- Angelina Grimke

We pray that the deceitful race - such hateful enemies
and blasphemers of the name of Christ -
be not allowed to further infect and trouble this new colony.
- Peter Stuyvesant

He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest
secret of a holy and happy life.
- William Law

Colonel, I do not care to die, but I pray to God I
may never leave this field.
- Winfield Scott Hancock

Play and pray; but on the whole do not pray when you
are playing and do not play when you are praying.
- Charles Williams

I am so infinitely happy that he loves me so much,
and I pray that it will always be like this.
It won't be my fault if he ever stops loving me.
- Eva Braun

We pray that every field of science may contribute in bringing happiness -
not disaster -
to human beings.
- Kenichi Fukui

We know little of the things for which we pray.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

I have a group of people, about 40, in a local church in Surrey in England,
who pray for me regularly.
- Cliff Richard

I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after
I have thought of using deception.
- Elizabeth I

What worse illness can there be than acute conventionality.
You should pray every night that you don't wake up with it.
- George Weinberg

If my children do not behave according to Islam,
if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

And help us, this and every day, to live more nearly as we pray.
- John Keble

Our supporters support us for one reason,
people pray for us for one reason - because of the healing ministry.
- Benny Hinn


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