Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
~Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
~Dorothy Day (1897 - 1980), The Long Loneliness, 1952
You ask me why I do not write something....I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results.
~Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910), in Cecil Woodham-Smith, Florence Nightingale, 1951
The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.
~Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
~Plato (427 BC - 347 BC), Dialogues, Phaedo
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
~J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)
To believe in God or in a guiding force because someone tells you to is the height of stupidity. We are given senses to receive our information within. With our own eyes we see, and with our own skin we feel. With our intelligence, it is intended that we understand. But each person must puzzle it out for himself or herself.
It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
~Katharine Butler Hathaway
In fiction, we need to follow our instincts, tell the truth, and give the reader honesty!~joni
John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.