From “1001 Bible Passages through One Year: A Devotional” by Day Williams

May 11
Neighbor
366.
I will require the life of every animal and every man for your life and your blood. I will require the life of each man’s brother for a man’s life.
–Genesis 9:5
367.
LORD, who can dwell in Your tent?
Who can live on Your holy mountain?
The one who lives honestly, practices righteousness,
and acknowledges the truth in his heart−
who does not slander with his tongue,
who does not harm his friend
or discredit his neighbor.
–Psalms 15:1-3
368.
The commandments:
you shall not commit adultery,
you shall not murder,
you shall not steal,
you shall not covet,
and if there is any other commandment—all are summed up by this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law.
–Romans 13:9-10                                                          Day Williams
 

 

Presidential Quotations from “We the People” by Day Williams

have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
–George Washington

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
–George Washington

I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
–George Washington

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
–George Washington

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
–George Washington

It is better to be alone than in bad company.
–George Washington

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
–George Washington

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
–George Washington

It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it.
–George Washington

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
–George Washington

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
–George Washington

Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
–George Washington

Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
–George Washington

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
–George Washington

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
–George Washington

Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
–George Washington

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
–George Washington

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
–George Washington

Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
–George Washington

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
–George Washington

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
–George Washington

Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.
–George Washington

The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
–George Washington

The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
–George Washington

The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.
–George Washington

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
–George Washington

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
–George Washington

The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
–George Washington

The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.
–George Washington

There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
–George Washington

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
–George Washington

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
–George Washington

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
–George Washington

War–An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
–George Washington

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
–George Washington

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
–George Washington

When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
–George Washington

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
–George Washington

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
–George Washington

My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty. . . it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
–George Washington

Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.
–George Washington

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
–George Washington
–John Adams

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
–John Adams

A government of laws, and not of men.
–John Adams

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
–John Adams

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
–John Adams

Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion . . . in private self-defense.
–John Adams

As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.
–John Adams

Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
–John Adams

Democracy. . . while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
–John Adams

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
–John Adams

Fear is the foundation of most governments.
–John Adams

Genius is sorrow’s child.
–John Adams

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
–John Adams

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination – everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
–John Adams

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
–John Adams

I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate.
–John Adams

I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
–John Adams

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

The Democratic Party

The Democratic party is a vast body of confusion, sprawling between the Bay of Disorder and the dreaded Chaotic Pics. It is bounded on the North by the United Auto Workers and on the South by the Ku Klux Klan. … The Democratic Party was born in 1932. It gave the country four deals. These were the New Deal; the Fair Deal, which was the New Deal with hardened arteries; the New Frontier, which was the New Deal with a face lift; and the Great Society, which was the New Deal with hardened arteries, a fallen face lift and a Vietnamese accent. … The Democratic Party is a party of principle. It will sacrifice anybody to remain the principal party of the United States. … Democratic Party’s favorite hobbies are winning, Texas and exhaustion. … What would happen to the Democratic Party if they were to lose the election this year? The same thing that happened to it the last time it lost. It would sit in the wings until the Republican Party wiped itself out again and the return with the New Deal. As long as nobody cuts the cards, it can go on forever.
~Russell Baker, “Observer: The Democrats in a Nutshell”, The New York Times (22 August 1968) Baker’s predictions came true with appearance of the New Covenant and the New New Deal.

 

Liberals are open-minded and tolerant until you challenge their prejudices.

~Wiz Dumb

from “1001 Money Tips and Sayings” by Day Williams

May 11

Politicians

363.
Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
~William A. Ward

364.
The way to resumption is to resume.
~Salmon Portland Chase (1808–1873) was an American politician and jurist who served as U.S. Senator from Ohio and the 23rd Governor of Ohio; as U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln; and as the sixth Chief Justice of the United States.

From “1001 Money Tips and Sayings” compiled by Day Williams

Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
~John Maynard Keynes, (1883–1946), British economist
May 31

Risk

419.
Managers think of themselves as captains of a ship on a stormy sea. Risk for them is danger, but they are fighting it, very controlled.
~Daniel Kahneman

420.
My friends thought I was crazy, that I should wait until I was dead. But I was determined. It is easy to promise but action is different.
~Sakip Sabanci

421.
Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.
~Jack Welch
June 1

Holy Bible

422.
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.
~Proverbs 22:29

423.
Every work which he began in the service of the house of God in law and in commandment, seeking his God, he did with all his heart and prospered.
~2 Chronicles 31:21
June 2

From the Movies

424.
You throw money around like it was money.
~Jack Burden, All the King’s Men (1949), by Robert Rossen (1908–1966), American screenwriter, film director, and producer,

425.
Follow the money.
~William Goldman, All the President’s Men, a 1976 Academy Award-winning political thriller film based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post.