— Julie van Benthem (@JulievanBenthem) May 3, 2016
That this House considers that the continued issue of all the means of exchange–be they coin, bank-notes or credit, largely passed on by cheques–by private firms as an interest-bearing debt against the public should cease forthwith; that the Sovereign power and duty of issuing money in all forms should be returned to the Crown, then to be put into circulation free of all debt and interest obligations . . ..
~Captain Henry Kerby MP, in an Early Day Motion tabled in 1964.
Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.
~Warren Edward Buffett (born 1930), American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~Eleanor Roosevelt, It Seems to Me: Selected Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt
The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
~Max De Pree
Deliverer, Immortal, Diadem,
The Sacrifice, the Heir of Everything,
The Chosen One, the Everlasting King,
Messiah, Ruler of Jerusalem,
The Light, the Advocate for those accused,
The Seed of Abraham, Child, Merciful,
Creator, First Begotten, Wonderful,
Good Shepherd, Faithful Witness, Stone Refused,
The Mediator, I AM WHO I AM,
The Life, the Priest, the Rock, Emmanuel,
Beloved, Prince of Peace, the King of Israel,
Propitiation, Gift of God, the Lamb,
Foundation, the Beginning and the End,
The Bread of Life, my Savior and my Friend.
A criminal trial is like a Russian novel: it starts with exasperating slowness as the characters are introduced to a jury, then there are complications in the form of minor witnesses, the protagonist finally appears and contradictions arise to produce drama, and finally as both jury and spectators grow weary and confused the pace quickens, reaching its climax in passionate final argument.
A joke, even if it be a lame one, is nowhere so keenly relished or quickly applauded as in a murder trial.
The Holy Ghost Intercedes
The Holy Ghost
To teach, correct—
And meet your needs.
#JesusSaves #Romans #poetry
Will You Destroy?
Will you destroy
The one you shaped
And molded like
A lump of clay?