July 17: Holy Bible

July 17
Holy Bible

546.

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

~Isaiah 7:14

 

547.

Immediately after the distress of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

~Matthew 24:29-31

 

548.

No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

~Matthew 24:36-37

 

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I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America

Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville was the famous 19th century French statesman, historian and social philosopher. He traveled to America in the 1830s to discover the reasons for the incredible success of this new nation. He published his observations in his classic two-volume work, Democracy in America. He was especially impressed by America’s religious character. Here are some startling excerpts from Tocqueville’s great work:

Upon my arrival in the United States the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention; and the longer I stayed there, the more I perceived the great political consequences resulting from this new state of things. In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom marching in opposite directions. But in America I found they were intimately united and that they reigned in common over the same country.

Religion in America . . . must be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country; for if it does not impart a taste for freedom, it facilitates the use of it. Indeed, it is in this same point of view that the inhabitants of the United States themselves look upon religious belief.

I do not know whether all Americans have a sincere faith in their religion — for who can search the human heart? But I am certain that they hold it to be indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions. This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or a party, but it belongs to the whole nation and to every rank of society.

In the United States, the sovereign authority is religious . . . there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its conformity to human nature than that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.

In the United States, the influence of religion is not confined to the manners, but it extends to the intelligence of the people . . .

Christianity, therefore, reigns without obstacle, by universal consent . . .

I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors . . . ; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution.

Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.

America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

The safeguard of morality is religion, and morality is the best security of law as well as the surest pledge of freedom.

The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other

Christianity is the companion of liberty in all its conflicts — the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims.

Tocqueville gives this account of a court case in New York:

While I was in America, a witness, who happened to be called at the assizes of the county of Chester (state of New York), declared that he did not believe in the existence of God or in the immortality of the soul. The judge refused to admit his evidence, on the ground that the witness had destroyed beforehand all confidence of the court in what he was about to say. The newspapers related the fact without any further comment. The New York Spectator of August 23rd, 1831, relates the fact in the following terms:“The court of common pleas of Chester county (New York), a few days since rejected a witness who declared his disbelief in the existence of God. The presiding judge remarked, that he had not before been aware that there was a man living who did not believe in the existence of God; that this belief constituted the sanction of all testimony in a court of justice: and that he knew of no case in a Christian country, where a witness had been permitted to testify without such belief.”

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July 11: Predictions (Future)

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Predictions

530.
(Speaking of late nineteenth-century self-regard within the British empire:)
Well, here we are on top of the world, and we have arrived at this peak to stay there forever. There is, of course, a thing called history, but history is something unpleasant that happens to other people. We are comfortably outside all of that I am sure.
~Arnold J. Toynbee

531.
That the automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced.
~Anonymous, Scientific American, January 2, 1909

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July 4: Change

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Change

512.
When the rate of change increases to the point that real time required to assimilate change exceeds the time in with change must be manifest, the enterprise is going to find itself in deep yohurt.
~John Zachman (1994), reported in Ronald G. Ross, Principles of the Business Rule Approach (2003), p. 35

513.
Change is not merely necessary to life — it is life.
~Alvin Toffler, Future Shock‎ (1970), p. 304. Alvin Toffler (born October 4, 1928) is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity.
A former associate editor of Fortune magazine, his early work focused on technology and its impact (through effects like information overload). Then he moved to examining the reaction of and changes in society. His later focus has been on the increasing power of 21st century military hardware, weapons and technology proliferation, and capitalism.
He founded Toffler Associates, a management consulting company, and was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, visiting professor at Cornell University, faculty member of the New School for Social Research, a White House correspondent, an editor of Fortune magazine, and a business consultant. Toffler is married to Heidi Toffler, also a writer and futurist. They live in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles, California, just north of Sunset Boulevard.

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July 4: Liberty

July 4
Liberty

508.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
–Galatians 5:13-14

509.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
–2 Corinthians 3:17-18

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June 30: Work

June 30
Work

498.
The only place “success“ comes before “work” is in the dictionary.
~Donald Kendall

499.
Money does not change men, it only unmasks them.
~Mme. Riccoboni

500.
Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
~Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778), Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression

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June 29: Leaders

June 29
Leaders

494.
With great wealth comes great responsibility.
~Bill Gates. William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born 1955 in Seattle, Washington), American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. Gates is the former chief executive officer (CEO) and current chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen.

495.
Money was made, not to command our will,
But all our lawful pleasure to fulfill.
Shame and woe to us, if we our wealth obey;
The horse doth with the horseman run away.
~Abraham Cowley

496.
A billion here, a billion there; pretty soon it’s real money.
~Attributed to Sen. Everett Dirksen (1896−1969)

497.
You reach a point where you don’t work for money.
~Walt Disney

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June 27: Motivators

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Motivators

487.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
~Zig Ziglar

488.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
~Jim Rohn, American speaker and author who was famous for motivational audio programs for business and life.

489.
Money is a poor man’s credit card.
~Marshall McLuhan (1911−1980), Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar − a professor of English literature, a literary critic, a rhetorician, and a communication theorist.

490.
Yes! Ready money is Aladdin’s lamp.
~Samuel Butler

491.
Money, which is of very uncertain value, and sometimes has no value at all and even less.
~Thomas Carlyle

 

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