Solomon, king of Israel (970 - 931 BCE)

“By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong, yes, a man of knowledge increases strength; For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, and in a multitude of counselors there is safety.”

Victor Hugo, poet, novelist and dramatist (1802 - 1885)

“Not even all the armies in the world are as powerful as an idea whose time has come.”

Joseph Campbell, professor of literature (1904 - 1987)

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

Jonathan David, pastor (1960 - )

“When God moves, don’t create structures, create capacity in the hearts of people.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, writer and philologist (1844 - 1900)

“I am not upset that you lied to me, I am upset that from now on I cannot believe you.”

Sun Tzu, chinese general, military strategist, writer and philosopher (544 - 496 BCE)

“Sweat more during peace, bleed less during war.”

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, novelist, philosopher, historian (1918 - 2008)

“One word of truth outweighs the world.”

Thomas Sowell, economist and social theorist (1930 - )

“Intellect is not wisdom.”

“The list of top-ranked intellectuals who made utterly irresponsible statements, and who advocated hoplessly unrealistic and recklessly dangerous things, could extended almost indefinitely ... The fatal misstep of such intellectuals is assuming that superior ability within a particular realm can be generalized as superior wisdom or morality over all.”

Genghis Khan, born Temüjin, founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (1158 - 1227)

“Conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and governing that is hard.”

Tunde Bakare, pastor and political figure (1954 -)

“He who cannot obey simple rules should not be made a ruler; he will draw crooked lines.”

“The path of destiny is a lonely path. Adversity is the furnace we go through to be refined.”

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1874 -1965)

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”

Jordan Peterson, professor of psychology and clinical psychologist (1962 - )

“The truth is something that burns. It burns off deadwood and people do not like having their deadwood burnt off, often because they are 95% deadwood.”

"People have asked me why I am willing to engage in the process of objecting when I think something isn’t going well. It’s not that I’m brave, it’s that I’m more terrified of the alternative."

Menachem Mendel Schneerson, aka the Lubavitcher Rebbe, most recent rabbi of the Ludavitch Hasidic dynasty (1902 - 1994)

“Run! If you can't run, walk! If you can't walk, crawl! But in any case go forward, go forward, go forward!”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, pastor at the Metropolitan Temple in London for 38 years and author of books, hymns, poetry and commentaries (1834 - 1882)

“Self is the worst enemy a Christian has.”

Eric Arthur Blair aka George Orwell, novelist, essayist, journalist and critic (1903 - 1950)

“Some ideas are so foolish that only an intellectual could believe them, for no ordinary man could be such a fool.”

Bernard-Henri Lévy, philosopher, political activist and writer (1948 - )

“Jacob, the man who earned the nickname Israel because he had struggled (with God and men) to ensure a place under the tent for all those who chose to share his name and who, in so choosing, made that tent not only a symbol of the sad fragility of the nomad, defenseless against the winds of heaven and the arrows of enemies, but the mark of a people who, seeing themselves as 'Men', preferred as protection the fine cloth of words and the flimsy parasol of commentaries to the granite wall within which bodies that are already too heavy gather to bury themselves."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German pastor, theologian and anti-nazi dissident (1906 - 1945)

“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

Quote from the movie ‘The Interpreter’, a political thriller directed by Sydney Pollack starring Nicole Kidman (2005)

“The gunfire around us makes it hard to hear. But the human voice is different from other sounds. It can be heard over noises that bury everything else. Even when it's not shouting. Even when it's just a whisper. Even the lowest whisper can be heard - over armies... when it's telling the truth.”

Sir Herbert Butterfield, Regius Professor of Modern History and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (1900 - 1979)

”It seems to me that Christianity alone attacks the seat of evil in the kind of world we have been considering … It addresses itself precisely to that crust of self-righteousness which, by nature of its teaching, it has to dissolve before it can do sanything else with man.”

”I have nothing to say at the finish except that if one wants a permanent rock in life and goes deep enough for it, it is difficult for historical events to shake it. There are times when we can never meet the future with sufficient elasticity of mind, especially if we are locked in the contemporary systems of thought. We can do worse than remember a principle which both gives us a firm Rock and leaves us the maximum elasticity for our minds: the principle: Hold to Christ, and for the rest be totally uncommitted."

John Nicholas Gray, Political Philosopher, Professor of European Thought at the ‘London School of Economics and Political Science’ as well as professor and lecturer at the Universities of Essex, Harvard, Yale and others (1948 - )

”No theory of politics can be credible that assumes that human impulses are naturally benign, peacable and reasonable.”

”The totalitarian regimes of the last century embodied some of the Enlightment’s boldest dreams. Some of their worst crimes were done in the service of progressive ideals.”

Paul, a Jewish scholar and Roman citizen, zealous persecutor of the early Church but later one of its most important figures (5 AD - 64/67 AD)

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned ..But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s ofense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.

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