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Gouverneur Morris Quotes and Sayings

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Religion is the solid basis of good morals;
therefore education should teach the precepts of religion,
and the duties of man toward God.
- Gouverneur Morris

If the people should elect, they will never fail to
prefer some man of distinguished character,
or services; some man, if he might so speak of continental reputation.
- Gouverneur Morris

This magistrate is not the king.
The people are the king.
- Gouverneur Morris

Americans need never fear their government because
of the advantage of being armed,
which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.
- Gouverneur Morris

 

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer PHOTO

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

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If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17 PHOTO

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34) PHOTO

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi PHOTO

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale PHOTO

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

Love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth

Forgive Your Brother from Your Heart.
- Matthew 18:21-22

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

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

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

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 reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

The will of God will never take you
to where the grace of God will not protect you.
- Anonymous

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- Proverbs 23:7

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

Imagine ... Imagine no religion.
- John Lennon

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

We are all pencils in the hand of God.
- Mother Teresa

If you believe in forever,
then life is just a one night stand.
- The Righteous Brothers

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched
the world as much as adversity has.
- Billy Graham

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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