Glen's Quotes Db (3169 total)

These are quotes which stood out to me, possibly for use in a sermon someday. Their presence here does not mean I agree with them, it merely shows that I might want to reference them later. The default view is five random selections. Use the tag list on the right to view all quotes relevant to that theme.

Pick the best answer among the following options 1. My last meal: a) had at least one type of food that had parents, or b) was comprised solely of vegetables. 2. The most evil leader of the 20th century was: a) Joseph Stalin or, b) Ronald Reagan. 3. If a burglar broke into my house this evening I would rather: a) shoot him, or b) find out why he hated me. 4. It is morally reprehensible to: a) abort an eight-month-old human fetus, or b) slaughter a chicken for human consumption. 5. I am firmly convinced of the existence of: a) moral absolutes, or b) global warming. 6. I am more likely to watch: a) Fox News, or b) Al Jazeera. 7. If I were sitting on a runway for several hours inside an American Airlines jet that was experiencing “temporary technical problems,” I would want a copy of: a) Treason, by Ann Coulter, or b) Living History, by Hillary Clinton. 8. The best way to invest for retirement is with: a) an IRA, or b) social security. 9. The Constitution guarantees each adult the right to: a) bear arms, or b) engage in homosexual sodomy. 10. Kindergartners should never hear this word in the classroom: a) vagina, or b) God.

"Don't worry Meryl, dust is just made up of dead bugs." -Hilary to her roommate, on the unimportance of cleaning their dorm room

Has anybody here seen “The Last Samurai?” That’s a great movie. I love samurais. I love ninja, too. But I really love samurai. There’s something cool about them—they’re these fierce warriors who live by a strict code of honor and assiduously cultivate their artistic sides. They do calligraphy and painting and poetry and all sorts of cool stuff. I think that’s one of the reasons that King David of Israel is one of my favorite heroes. He’s like a Jewish samurai. I mean think about it—this is a guy who leads the way in warfare no matter what the odds, who is passionately devoted to virtue and values, and who is one of the most famous poets in all of history. He’s totally a samurai. Now here’s the amazing thing. In Acts 13:22 we read God’s opinion of David, the warrior king of Israel: “‘I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; ” That’s cool—God likes samurais, too.

Aldous Huxley's Underlying Motives

For myself, as, no doubt, for most of my contemporaries, the philosophy of meaningless was essentially an instrument of liberation. The liberation we desired was simultaneously liberation from a certain political and economic system and liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom; we objected to the political and economic system because it was unjust. [my note: At the time he made this remark he had changed his mind - he is explaining his rationale when younger.]

On Tact

There is a big difference between saying, "Your foot is too big for this shoe" and "This shoe is too small for your foot."