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Francis Schaeffer Quotes and Sayings

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Doctrinal rightness and rightness of ecclesiastical position are important,
but only as a starting point to go on into a living relationship -
and not as ends in themselves.
- Francis Schaeffer

I believe that pluralistic secularism,
in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution.
- Francis Schaeffer

In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age:
the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence
that there is no absolute.
- Francis Schaeffer

I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our
generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did.
- Francis Schaeffer

 

Christianity provides a unified answer for the whole of life.
- Francis Schaeffer

Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the
mind of man has ever touched.
- Francis Schaeffer

The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life,
of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result.
- Francis Schaeffer

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Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the
ugliest thing in the world.
- Francis Schaeffer

Each generation of the church in each setting has the
responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms,
considering the language and thought-forms of that setting.
- Francis Schaeffer

War is to man what maternity is to a woman.
From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint,
I do not believe in perpetual peace.
- Benito Mussolini

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore PHOTO

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter PHOTO

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson PHOTO

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller PHOTO
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
- Jeannette Rankin

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams

All war is deception.
- Sun Tzu

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg

You can't say civilization don't advance...
in every war they kill you in a new way.
- Will Rogers

An unjust peace is better than a just war.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
- Charles Evans Hughes

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

War does not determine who is right -
only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell

Older men declare war.
But it is the youth that must fight and die.
- Herbert Hoover

Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

If we don't end war, war will end us.
- H. G. Wells

War is the symptom, not the disease.
- L. M. Heroux

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
- George Santayana

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict
wants something more than it wants peace.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
We know more about war that we know about peace,
more about killing that we know about living.
- Omar N. Bradley

War would end if the dead could return.
- Stanley Baldwin

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
- Ulysses S. Grant

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed
to the advantage of others.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
- Omar N. Bradley

The object of war is not to die for your country but
to make the other bastard die for his.
- George S. Patton

War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
- Barbara Tuchman

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

When you have to kill a man,
it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston Churchill

It is well that war is so terrible.
We should grow too fond of it.
- Robert E. Lee

War is not an adventure.
It is a disease.
It is like typhus.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
- Albert Pike

The first casualty when war comes is truth.
- Hiram Johnson

The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

In peace, sons bury their fathers.
In war, fathers bury their sons.
- Herodotus

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
- Lester B. Pearson

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
They have the best implements of war.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

I do not believe in using women in combat,
because females are too fierce.
- Margaret Mead

No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part
of the globe at every moment of time.
- Henry A. Kissinger


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