“Power is a poison well known for thousands of years. If only no one were ever to acquire material power over others! But to the human being who has faith in some force that holds dominion over all of us, and who is therefore conscious of his own limitations, power is not necessarily fatal. For those, however, who are unaware of any higher sphere, it is a deadly poison. For them there is no antidote.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
"It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom."
-- Horace Greeley
"Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason and the mind becomes a wreck."
--Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Smith, 1822
"Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws - a thing which can never be demonstrated."
-- Tryon Edwards
"That world outside there is not waiting for a new definition of Christianity, it's waiting for a new demonstration of Christianity."
-- Leonard Ravenhill
"A man with God is always in the majority."
-- John Knox
"My principle is to do whatever is right and leave the consequences to Him who has the disposal of them."
-- Thomas Jefferson to George Logan, 1813
"Daring to do what is right, not what fancy may tell you, valiantly grasping occasions, not cravenly doubting — freedom comes only through deeds, not through thoughts taking wing. Faint not nor fear, but go out to the storm and the action, trusting in God whose commandment you faithfully follow; freedom, exultant, will welcome your joy."
-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer