History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
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Quotes relevant to prohibition.
Fools rush in where fools have been before.
We must repeal our prohibition laws and replace them with regulation laws.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon's wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon is here.
The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here.
No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.
Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.
Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
… [they] have made a lie [their] refuge and falsehood [their] hiding place.
A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
Rights stop the wrongs.
Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean.
In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous.
You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.
[…] But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness […]
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.
But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.
Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything — all she had to live on.”
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their substance.
He has created a multitude of new offices, and sent swarms of officers to harass our people, and consume every resource.
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom for your fellow countrymen. So I now proclaim “freedom” for you, declares the LORD — “freedom” to fall by the sword, plague and famine. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth.
The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: “It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses.
“What do you mean by crushing my people and grinding the faces of the poor?”