As soon as all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan for the people of Israel until they had crossed over, their hearts melted and there was no longer any spirit in them because of the people of Israel.
Like cold water to a thirsty soul,
so is good news from a far country.
But now Timothy has come to us from you and brought us good news about your faith and love, and that you always have good memories of us, wanting to see us, as we also want to see you.
–1 Thessalonians 3:6
O LORD, who may abide in Your tent?
Who may dwell on Your holy hill?
He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness,
And speaks truth in his heart.
He does not slander with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor takes up a reproach against his friend.
But do not panic; don’t be afraid when you hear the first rumor of approaching forces. For rumors will keep coming year by year. Violence will erupt in the land as the leaders fight against each other.
Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!” So the saying spread abroad among the brothers that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?”
When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes . . . Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.
~Napoleon Bonaparte, 1815
Believe me, the next step is a currency crisis, because there will be a rejection of the dollar. The rejection of the dollar is a big, big event, and then your personal liberties are going to be severely threatened.
~Rep. Ron Paul
D.A. Adam Schiff: A prosecution based on debt re-financing. That’s going to get you real far with the jury.
Stone: I’ll lay it out for them. I’ll draw them a Monopoly board.
D.A. Adam Schiff: Yeah, I’d like to see them get from “Park Place“ to “Go.”
~Law and Order, “The Serpent’s Tooth”
My Pa did not put me up to this! I put me up to this!
–Joe to Enos Milford (from Short Shanks), Bonanza, “The Hayburner”
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans. … We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.
~Stephen Hawking, Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010), also quoted in “Stephen Hawking warns over making contact with aliens” at BBC News (25 April 2010).
Put on all the armor that God gives, so you can defend yourself against the devil’s tricks.
When the wicked one appears, Satan will pretend to work all kinds of miracles, wonders, and signs. Lost people will be fooled by his evil deeds. They could be saved, but they will refuse to love the truth and accept it. So God will make sure that they are fooled into believing a lie.
–2 Thessalonians 2:9-10
But I will tell you what will happen to cowards and to everyone who is unfaithful or dirty-minded or who murders or is sexually immoral or uses witchcraft or worships idols or tells lies. They will be thrown into that lake of fire and burning sulfur. This is the second death.
I haven’t got as much money as some folks, but I’ve got as much impudence as any of them, and that’s the next thing to money.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
~George Eliot. Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans (1819–1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.
The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.