Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Words on Civilization

I’m still gathering the data for the final part of the piece on devaluing marriage—on what happens nearer to home in the US when families no longer serve their purpose for civilization. 

For today, just a few civilization related quotes. 

"Adore God. Reverence and cherish your parents. Love your neighbor as yourself, and your country more than yourself. Be just. Be true. Murmur not at the ways of Providence."President Thomas Jefferson

"There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship,
communion, or company than a good marriage."Martin Luther

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same—Ronald Reagan

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other."—John Adams

"One man with integrity is a majority."Thomas Jefferson

We must have no carelessness in our dealings with public property or the expenditure of public money. Such a condition is characteristic either of an undeveloped people, or of a decadent civilization. America is neither.—Calvin Coolidge

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