Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
Every man lives behind bars, which he carries within him. --Franz Kafka (1883-1924) _Encounter_ , "Conversations with Kafka"
Chiang Kai-Shek (1886-1975)
The sky cannot have two suns.- Chiang Kai-Shek (1886-1975) In "Mao," by Ross Merrill, ch. 10, 1993.
Ibn Kaldun (1332 &endash; 1406)
In the Muslim community, the holy war [jihad] is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the [Muslim] mission and the [obligation to] convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force. Therefore caliphate and royal authority are united [in Islam], so that the person in charge can devote the available strength to both of them [religion and politics] at the same time. (Ibn Kaldun, The Muqaddimah, I, 480. 14 th century).
People find victimhood appealing because they believe it absolves them of their own misdeeds; it imbues them witha sense of righteousness. -- Wendy Kaminer
Interactivity has the virtue of democracy, conferring upon
everyone with access to a computer the right and opportunity to be
heard, but it's also saddled with democracy's vice -- a tendency to
assume that everyone who has a right to be heard has something to say
that's worth hearing.
Wendy Kaminer, _Sleeping with Extra-Terrestrials_
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Two things fill the mind with ever new increasing wonder and awe - the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. Immanuel Kant
A single line in the Bible has consoled me more than all the books I ever read besides. --Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
It is in precisely in knowing its limits that philosophy consists. - Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Critique of Pure Reason 1781
Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be built. Immanuel Kant
Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild. Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804)
Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; ere long she shall appear to vindicate thee. - Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Kenneth S. Kantzer
The case for inerrancy rests precisely where it has always rested, namely, on the lordship of Christ and his commission to the prophets and apostles, who were his representatives. Because it rests on Christ and his authority, the question of inerrancy will therefore remain a key doctrine of the evangelical church so long as Christ is Lord. Evangelicals must remember, however, that this basis must be set forth anew for every generation. What was adequate for Gaussen, Pieper, and Warfield is still valuable, but it is not necessarily adequate to serve as the foundation for the thinking of our generation. The case for inerrancy must be made anew with each presentation of the gospel teaching.... Kenneth S. Kantzer, "Evangelicals and the Doctrine of Inerrancy"
The father of every good work is discontent, and its mother is diligence.-Lajos Kassak
Bary Neal Kaufman
A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice, even if it's a whisper. -- Bary Neal Kaufman, from Peter Wooley's _What! And Give Up Show Business?_
George S. Kaufman (1889 &endash; 1961)
I saw the show under unfortunate circumstances: the curtain was up. -- George S. Kaufman
The amount of sleep needed by the average person is five minutes more --Max Kauffman
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. - Keane, Roy
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations --it's cold, half French, and difficult to stir. -Stuart Keate
John Keats 1795-1821
A thing of beauty is a joy forever;
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness.
John Keats 1795-1821 Endymion. Book i.
There was an awful rainbow once in heaven:
We know her woof, her texture; she is given
In the dull catalogue of common things.
Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
John Keats 1795-1821 Lamia. Part ii.
Then on the shore
Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun.
Axioms in philosophy are not axioms until they are proved upon our pulses: We read fine---things but never feel them to the full until we have gone the same steps as the Author. --John Keats
Among the many things that he requested of me tonight, this is the principal, &emdash; that on his gravestone shall be this inscription: "Here lies one whose name was writ in water." -- Richard Moncton Milnes in a letter (published in 1848) wrote of John Keats
John Keble (1792-1866)
If on our daily course our mind
Be set to hallow all we find,
New treasures still of countless price
God will provide for sacrifice.
The trivial round, the common task
Will furnish all we ought to ask;
Room to deny ourselves -- a road
To bring us daily nearer God. John Keble (1792-1866)
New mercies, each returning day,
Hover around us while we pray;
New perils past, new sins forgiven,
New thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven.
O Lord, how happy should we be,
If we could cast our care on Thee,
If we from self could rest;
And feel at heart that One above
In perfect wisdom, perfect love,
Is working for the best.
How far from this our daily life
How oft disturb'd by anxious strife,
By sudden wild alarms;
Oh, could we but relinquish all Our earthly props,
and simply fall On Thine Almighty arms!
Muhammad, unlike Christ, was a man of violence, he bore arms, was wounded in battle and preached holy war, Jihad, against those who defied the will of God as revealed to him. -- John Keegan, _A History of Warfare_
We are the first generation bombarded with so many stories from so many "authorities," none of which are our own. The parable of the postmodern mind is the person surrounded by a media center: three television screens in front of them giving three sets of stories; fax machines bringing in other stories; newspapers providing still more stories. In a sense, we are saturated with stories; we're saturated with points of view. But the effect of being bombarded with all of these points of view is that we don't have a point of view and we don't have a story. We lose the continuity of our experiences; we become people who are written on from the outside. - Sam Keen (Story Lore)
Garrison Keillor (1942 - )
Being Lutheran, Mother believed that self-pity is a deadly sin and so is nostalgia, and she had no time for either.-- Garrison Keillor
When it comes to finding available men in Minnesota, the odds are good, but the goods are odd. Garrison Keillor
Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking and all the children are above- average. - Garrison Keillor
My ancestors were Puritans from England. They arrived here in 1648 in the hope of finding greater restrictions than were permissible under English law at that time. - Garrison Keillor
I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it. - Garrison Keillor
They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.- Garrison Keillor
Evolution is unproved and unprovable. We believe it only because the only alternative is special creation and that is unthinkable. - Sir Arthur Keith
Helen Keller (1880-1968)
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. -- Helen Keller
We may have found a cure for most evils; but [we have] found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. - Helen Keller
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.--Helen Keller (1880-1968)
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. -- Helen Keller
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller
Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge --broad, deep knowledge --is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. Helen Keller (1880-1968) "The Story of My Life," pt. 1, ch. 20, 1903.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. Helen Keller
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but
has no vision.
Helen Keller (1880-1968)In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. --Helen Keller
The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. -- Helen Keller
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. - Helen Keller (1880-1968)"The Treasure Chest."
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. --- Helen Adams Keller
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged. --- Helen Keller
Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity. --- James Keller, Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950.
The gospel shows us that our spiritual problem lies not only in failing to obey God, but also in relying on our obedience to make us fully acceptable to God, ourselves and others. Every kind of character flaw comes from this natural impulse to be our own saviour through our own performance and achievement. On the one hand, proud and disdainful personalities come from basing your identity on your performance and thinking you are succeeding. But on the other hand, discouraged and self loathing personalities also come from basing your identity on your performance and thinking you are failing. - Tim Keller, 2002.
The Unnoticed Guest
( By an Act of Parliament in 1652 Christmas was abolished)
A plague on they Christmas!
The Puritans cried;
Thou glutton! Thou drunkard!
Thy flesh-pots we've spied!
'Tis pagan, 'tis popish.
'T will lead to damnation:
God cancels thy Christmas-
By State proclamation!
A Christ without Christmas?
He calls us to dine!
He feeds the five thousand.
Turns water to wine,
Sits down at the tablesOf common-place sinners:
The unnoticed Guest
At all Christmas dinners.
So eat and be merry!
Rejoice in his birth!
Let feasting not fasting,
Replenish the earth!
But share with the hungry,
Keep Jesus in sight:
For a Christmas that's Christ-less
Proves the Puritans right.
Arnold Kellett, Kellett's Christmas,1997.
Mary Ellen Kelly
Nativ es who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams. Mary Ellen Kelly
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities. ~Walt Kelly (in Pogo)
What do you get when you cross a Jehovah's Witness and an
Someone who knocks at your door for no apparent reason.
Mary Ann Kelty
Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practiced in our social intercourse, give a greater charm to the character than the display of great talents and accomplishments.-- Mary Ann Kelty
Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)
`X-rays will prove to be a hoax.
Lord Kelvin (1824-1907) in Robert Youngson, Scientific Blunders: A brief history of how wrong scientists can sometimes be, Robinson,1998
I have not the smallest molecule of faith in aerial navigation other than ballooning, or of the expectation of good results from any of the trials we hear of.'' Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), writing to Baden-Powell in 1896in Robert Youngson, Scientific Blunders: A brief history of how wrong scientists can sometimes be, Robinson,1998
Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. Lord Kelvin,1895.
Radio has no future. -- Lord Kelvin, 1897, on Marconi's experiments.
Trust you will avoid the gigantic mistake of alternating current.'' Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), writing to Niagara Falls Power Company.
War is a relic of babarism probably destined to become as obsolete as duelling.-- Lord Kelvin (1824-1907).
Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471)
At the Day of Judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done. -- Thomas a Kempis
Whoever loves much, does much. ... Thomas ý Kempis (1380-1471), Of the Imitation of Christ, I.xv. 
Few spirits are made better by the pain and languor of sickness; as few great pilgrims become eminent saints.-- Thomas a Kempis
He has great tranquillity of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men. He will easily be content and pacified, whose conscience is pure. You are not holier if you are praised, nor the more worthless if you are found fault with. What you are, that you are; neither by word can you be made greater than what you are in the sight of God. ... Thomas ý Kempis (1380-1471), Of the Imitation of Christ 
What doth it profit thee to enter into deep discussions concerning the Holy Trinity, if thou lack humility, and be thus displeasing to the Trinity? For verily it is not deep words that make a man holy and upright; it is a good life which maketh a man dear to God. I had rather feel contrition than be skillful in the definition thereof. If thou knewest the whole Bible, and the sayings of all the philosophers, what should this profit thee without the love and grace of God? ... Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471), Of the Imitation of Christ
Jesus hath many lovers of His heavenly kingdom, but few bearers of His Cross. He hath many seekers of comfort, but few of tribulation. He findeth many companions of His table, but few of His fasting. All desire to rejoice with Him, few are willing to undergo anything for His sake. Many follow Jesus that they may eat of His loaves, but few that they may drink of the cup of His passion. Many are astonished at His miracles, few follow after the shame of His Cross. Many love Jesus so long as no adversities happen to them. Many praise Him and bless Him, so long as they receive any comforts from Him. But if Jesus hide Himself and withdraw a little while, they fall either into complaining or into too great dejection of mind. -- Thomas à Kempis
When Christ was in the world, He was despised by men; in the hour of need He was forsaken by acquaintances and left by friends to the depths of scorn. He was willing to suffer and to be despised; do you dare to complain of anything? He had enemies and defamers; do you want everyone to be your friend, your benefactor? How can your patience be rewarded if no adversity tests it? How can you be a friend of Christ if you are not willing to suffer any hardship? Suffer with Christ and for Christ if you wish to reign with Him. Had you but once entered into perfect communion with Jesus or tasted a little of His ardent love, you would care nothing at all for your own comfort or discomfort but would rejoice in the reproach you suffer; for love of Him makes a man despise himself.... Thomas a Kempis, Of the Imitation of Christ 
Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God. -- Thomas A. Kempis
Of two evils, the less is always to be chosen. Thomas à Kempis. 1380-1471. Imitation of Christ. Book iii. Chap. 12
Faith is required of thee, and a sincere life, not loftiness of
intellect, nor deepness in the mysteries of God.
Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, IV
In judging others a man laboureth in vain; he often erreth, and easily falleth into sin; but in judging and examining himself he always laboureth to good purpose. Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471), Of the Imitation of Christ
Oh how swiftly the glory of the world passes away! If only the
lives of these men had been as admirable as their learning, their
study and reading would have been to good purpose! But how many in
this world care little for the service of God, and perish in their
vain learning. Because they choose to be great rather than humble,
they perish in their own conceit.
Thomas A' Kempis (1380-1471) The Imitation of Christ [c. 1420], bk. 1, ch. 3
If thou shalt remain faithful and zealous in labour, doubt not that God shall be faithful and bountiful in rewarding thee. It is thy duty to have a good hope that thou wilt attain the victory: but thou must not fall into security lest thou become slothful or lifted up. Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471)
If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking? Thomas a Kempis
Man proposes, but God disposes. Thomas à Kempis. 1380-1471. Imitation of Christ. Book i. Chap. 19.
It is good, too, that we sometimes suffer opposition, and that men think ill of us and misjudge us, even when we do and mean well. Such things are an aid to humility, and preserve us from pride and vainglory. For we more readily turn to God as our inward witness, when men despise us and think no good of us. Thomas à Kempis'_The Imitation of Christ_ [c. 1420]: --Bk. 1, ch. 12: "On The Uses of Adversity"
Do not be influenced by the importance of the writer, and whether his learning be great or small, but let the love of pure truth draw you to read. Do not inquire, "Who said this?" but pay attention to what is said. Thomas à Kempis'_The Imitation of Christ_ [c. 1420]: --Bk. 1, ch. 4: "On Prudence in Action"
For such is the weakness of human nature, alas, that evil is often
more readily believed and spoken of another than good. But perfect
men do not easily believe every tale that is told them, for they know
that man's nature is prone to evil, and his words to deception.
Thomas à Kempis'_The Imitation of Christ_ [c. 1420]: --Bk. 1, ch. 4: "On Prudence in Action"
Do not let your peace depend on what people say of you, for
whether they speak good or ill of you makes no difference to what you
are. True peace and joy is to be found in Me alone. He who is neither
anxious to please nor afraid to displease men enjoys true peace.
Thomas à Kempis'_The Imitation of Christ_ [c. 1420]: --Bk. 3, ch. 28: "Against Slander"
At the Day of Judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done. -- Thomas a Kempis
Be thankful for the smallest blessing, and you will deserve to receive greater. Value the least gifts no less than the greatest, and simple graces as especial favours. If you remember the dignity of the Giver, no gift will seem small or mean, for nothing can be valueless that is given by the most high God. -- Thomas a Kempis
I have no rest, but in a nook, with the Book.... Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471)
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.... Thomas A. Kempis
K. T. Kendall
Prayer can no more be divorced from worship than life can be divorced from breathing. If we follow his impulse, the Holy Spirit will always lead us to pray. When we allow him to work freely, he will always bring the Church to extensive praying. Conversely, when the Spirit is absent, we will find excuses not to pray. We may say, "God understands. He knows I love him. But I'm tired . . . I'm so busy . . . It's just not convenient now . . ." When the Spirit is absent, our excuses always seem right, but in the presence of the Spirit our excuses fade away K. T. Kendall
R T Kendall
God is never too late, nor too early, but just on time.-- R T Kendall
If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches. -- Carolyn Kenmore
Democracy as we conceive it in the US will not survive in Britain or France after the war - Joe Kennedy, London,1939, quoted in Boris Johnson, Lend Me Your Ears p302
John F. Kennedy
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent
John F. Kennedy, Whitehouse speech, March 13, 1962
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie-deliberate, contrived and dishonest-but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. --John F. Kennedy
Nellie Connally:You sure can't say Dallas doesn't love you, Mr.
John F. Kennedy: (smiling) No, you can't.
Apparently Kennedy's last words, spoken moments before being assassinated on November 22, 1963, as recorded in William Manchester's _The Death of a President_ , Chapter 2
The state is the servant of the citizen, and not his master--John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) _State of the Union Address_ [January 11, 1962
The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God. John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The basis of effective government is public confidence, and that confidence is endangered when ethical standards falter or appear to falter. John F. Kennedy, message to Congress, April 27, 1961
Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968)
One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968)Speech, 6 May 1964, University of Pennsylvania.
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. -- Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) Speech, South Africa, 1966.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software,1994.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890 &endash; 1995)
I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but
as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any
honourable profession in the world and one that demanded the best I
could bring to it.
Rose Kennedy (1890-1995) "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
I tell myself that God gave my children many gifts -- spirit, beauty, intelligence, the capacity to make friends and to inspire respect. .. . There was only one gift he held back -- length of life.Rose Kennedy (1890-1995)
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? Rose Kennedy (1890-1995)In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
John F. Kenney
Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.... John F. Kenney
Sometimes the journey *is* its own reward--but not when you're trying to get to the bathroom in time. -John Kensmark
Walter Kerr (1913 &endash; 1996)
He had delusions of adequacy. - Walter Kerr (1913 &endash; 1996), on an unknown actor
The sins against hope are despair, as anticipated failure, and presumption, as anticipated fulfilment. In both these cases man seeks to break out of his pilgrim existence and have his life otherwise than from the hand of God. Ferdinand Kerstens
Love her or hate her, Margaret Thatcher is the defining figure in
British politics, even more so now than when she was in office. It is
impossible to understand New Labour except in terms of her
Margaret Thatcher made it necessary and possible for Tony Blair and Philip Gould to create New Labour. Her election victories prove that she had a deep understanding of the mood of the British public in the late 1970s and 1980s, and it became obvious to the left that unless it embraced that understanding, it would be doomed to perpetual election defeat.
Specifically, she understood that the British public were dissatisfied with an economy that failed to create prosperity and reward enterprise, and with public services (and public industries) dominated by producers and of scandalously poor quality. The results of her reforms were so spectacular and popular that it is amazing that it took Labour four election defeats to accept how much it needed to change....
Ever since Tony Blair began to recognise the achievement of Margaret Thatcher, he has never looked back.....
After the Thatcher period, however, the dragons had been slain, leaving the Conservatives with less purpose, making it possible for the British public to elect a seemingly benign and pleasant centre-left government....
The current Conservatives need to understand Britain just as clearly as did Margaret Thatcher if they are ever to aspire to government again.
Tessa Keswick. The Guardian. Tuesday April 20, 1999
Charles F. Kettering (1876 - 1958)
Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. - Charles F. Kettering, 1876 - 1958
The future is that time when you'll wish you had done what you aren't doing now. You cant have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. -- Charles F. Kettering
I find it unacceptable for this man(Clinton), who has demonstrated repeatedly that he has no ability whatsoever to engage in any kind of decent moral reasoning, to cite "moral duty" on the part of the United States. The very phrase ought to choke him. He has no claim, no authority whatsoever, to speak for me or any other decent person when it comes to moral judgment. Alan Keyes, WorldNetDaily, March 26 1999
Relativism says it is impossible to be wrong in any way that matters. As such it is the opiate of the people. - Dick Keyes
Ken Keyes, Jr.
To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have. --Ken Keyes, Jr.
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)
Most men love money and security more, and creation and
construction less, as they get older.
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) "Essays in Persuasion," "The Future," 1931.
Bertie in particular sustained simultaneously a pair of opinions ludicrously incompatible. He held that in fact human affairs were carried on after a most irrational fashion, but that the remedy was quite simple and easy, since all we had to do was to carry them on rationally. &emdash;John Maynard Keynes, on Bertrand Russell
A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to
the emancipation of the mind.
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) "The End of Laissez-Faire," ch. 1, 1926.
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking. -John Maynard Keynes
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.- John Maynard Keynes
Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent. - John Maynard Keynes
Thus the jihad may be regarded as Islam's instrument for carrying out its ultimate objective by turning all people into believers, if not in the prophethood of Muhammad (as in the case of the dhimmis), at least in the belief of God. The Prophet Muhammad is reported to have declared "some of my people will continue to fight victoriously for the sake of the truth until the last one of them will combat the anti-Christ." Until that moment is reached the jihad, in one form or another will remain as a permanent obligation upon the entire Muslim community. It follows that the existence of a dar al-harb is ultimately outlawed under the Islamic jural order; that the dar al-Islam permanently under jihad obligation until the dar al-harb is reduced to non-existence; and that any community accepting certain disabilities- must submit to Islamic rule and reside in the dar al-Islam or be bound as clients to the Muslim community. The universality of Islam, in its all embracing creed, is imposed on the believers as a continuous process of warfare, psychological and political if not strictly military.- Khadduri, Majid. War and Peace in the Law of Islam, 1955, Richmond, VA and London, England, pp. 63-64.
Ibn Khaldun, c. 14thC
In the Muslim community, the holy war [jihad] is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the [Muslim] mission and the [obligation to] convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force. Therefore caliphate and royal authority are united [in Islam], so that the person in charge can devote the available strength to both of them [religion and politics] at the same time. The other religious groups did not have a universal mission, and the holy war was not a religious duty to them, save only for purposes of defence. It has thus come about that the person in charge of religious affairs [in other religions] is not concerned with power politics at all. [Political authority is assigned among peoples of other religions] not because they are under obligation to gain power over other nations, as is the case with Islam. (Ibn Khaldun, The Muqaddimah, I, 480. 14th century).
To admit there is no god is to provide free license to pillage and
rape with clear conscience.
Eli Khamarov "Surviving on Planet Reebok
Church is for sinners. --Eli Khamarov, "The Old Working Model"
The belief in some being who can be the judge of all human matters
is a very comfortable one -- all wrongs will be righted and all
rights will be rewarded.
Eli Khamarov "The Old Working Model"
Most people are awaiting Virtual Reality; I'm awaiting virtuous reality.--Eli Khamarov ,Lives of the Cognoscenti
Man's greatest joy is to slay his enemy, plunder his riches, ride his steeds, see the tears of his loved ones and embrace his women. &emdash; Genghis Khan
Islam makes it incumbent on all adult males, provided they are not disabled and incapacitated, to prepare themselves for the conquest of other [countries] so that the writ of Islam is obeyed in every country in the world. But those who study Islamic Holy War will understand why Islam wants to conquer the whole world...Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those [who say this] are witless. Islam says: Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all! Does this mean that Muslims should sit back until they are devoured [by the unbelievers]? Islam says: Kill them [the non-Muslims], put them to the sword and scatter [their armies]. Does this mean sitting back until [non-Muslims] overcome us? Islam says: Kill in the service of Allah those who may want to kill you! Does this mean that we should surrender to the enemy? Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient except with the sword! The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for Holy Warriors! There are hundreds of other [Koranic] psalms and Hadiths [sayings of the Prophet] urging Muslims to value war and to fight. Does all that mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim. -- The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, quoted in Amir Taheri's _Holy Terror: Inside the World of Islamic Terrorism_, 1987
Soren Kierkegaard (1813-55)
To the frivolous Christianity is certainly not glad tidings, for it wishes first of all to make them serious. --Kierkegaard, _Journal_, 1847
God created out of nothing--wonderful you say:yes to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners. --Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) _Journal_ [July 7, 1838]
Only when it is a duty to love, only then is love eternally and happily secured against despair. Kierkegaard
Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him, for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low, could still be saved; the bitterest enemy and also he who was your friend could again be your friend; love that has grown cold can kindle again.--Soren Kierkegaard
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. -- Soren Kierkegaard
Once you label me, you negate me. -Soren Kierkegaard
Oh, cursed be that arrogant satisfaction in standing alone. --Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)_Journal_ [May 8, 1838]
There is something missing in my life, and it has to do with my need to understand what I must do, not what I must know--except, of course, that a certain amount of knowledge is presupposed in every action. I need to understand my purpose in life, to see what God wants me to do, and this means that I must find a truth which is true to me, that I must find that Idea for which I can live and die. (Soren Kierkegaard, "An Entry from the Journal of the Young Kierkegaard," in Louis Pojman, "Classics of Philosophy, vol. 11, "Modern and Contemporary" (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), p. 902)
[Jesus] does not waste a word in talking about immortality, as to whether it actually is or not; he states what it is, that it is the separation between the just and the unjust. ... Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
David C. Kifer
True leadership would convince people, rather than force them. --David C. Kifer
So, let me see if I got this right. Judge Moore was thrown out of office and smeared in all the media because he broke the law by displaying the Ten Commandments, but the SF mayor is a hero for breaking the law by passing out invalid wedding licenses to same-sex lovers. I'm surprised there isn't a major earthquake, caused by all the Founding Fathers, and most our ancestors up through the damned Sixties, spinning in their graves. - David C Kifer
There are no foolish questions, just fools asking questions.-- Dave Kifer
They came for the smoker, but I didn't smoke, so I said
They came for the drinker, but I didn't drink, so I said nothing.
They came for the overweight, but I was thin, so I said nothing.
They came for the casually dressed, but I wore a suit, so I said nothing.
They came for the bearded, but I was clean-shaven, so I said nothing.
They came for those who disagreed, but I thought I was like them, so I said nothing.
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to say anything for me.
George R. Kirkpatrick
Nature gave men two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most. George R. Kirkpatrick
It is significant that the socialist mentality is usually also an atheistic mentality, where atheism is understood not so much as the disbelief in God as the hatred of Godan attitude as precarious logically as it has been destructive in practice. There is an important sense in which religion as traditionally understood reconciles humanity to imperfection and to failure. Since the socialist sets out to abolish failure, traditional religion is worse than _de trop_: it is an impediment to perfection. -- Roger Kimball, "The Death of Socialism", _The New Criterion_, April 2002, http://www.newcriterion.com/archive/20/apr02/social.htm
When they came for the smokers I kept silent because I don't smoke.When they came for the meat eaters I kept silent because I'm a vegetarian. When they came for the gun owners I kept silent because I'm a pacifist. When they came for the drivers I kept silent because I'm a bicyclist. They never did come for me. I'm still here because there's nobody left in the secret police except sissies with rickets. -- Florence King
Golf is an exercise in Scottish pointlessness for people who are no longer able to throw telephone poles at each other. -- Florence King, 1999
When people stop reading the Bible and Shakespeare they cut themselve off from an enormous number of figures of speech used in the English language. Growing up without these models, they never develop the habit of using simile and metaphor themselves. Eventually they develop a fear and loathing of all such literary conventions and a conviction that anyone who uses them is beign somehow "insincere." No wonder ringing political oratory is dead. No candidate would dare. -- Florence King, _National Review_, July 23, 2001
Homer D. King
Outlawing all atomic weapons could be a magnificent gesture. However, it should be remembered that Gettysburg had a local ordinance forbidding the discharge of firearms. -Homer D. King
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
We are challenged on every hand to work untiringly to achieve excellence in our lifework. Not all men are called to specialized or professional jobs; even fewer rise to the heights of genius in the arts and sciences; many are called to be laborers in factories, fields and streets. But no work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. If a man is called to be a street sweeper he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say "Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
The time is always right to do the right thing. &endash; Martin Luther King Jr.
It is still one of the tragedies of human history that *the children of darkness* are frequently more determined and zealous than *the children of light*. ~Martin Luther King Jr
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.... Martin Luther King, Jr.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) _Stride Toward Freedom_ 
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) _Strength to Love_ 
Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated.
Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)_Strength to Love_ 
Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?"
Expedience asks the question, "Is it political?"
Vanity asks, "Is it popular?"
But conscience asks the question, "Is it right?"
There comes a time when one must take a position that's neither safe, nor political, nor popular, but he must make it because his conscience tells him that it's right. -- Martin Luther King Jr.
Forgiveness does not mean ignoring what has been done or putting a false label on an evil act. It means, rather, that the evil act no longer remains as a barrier to the relationship."~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny, and that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. -- Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have A Dream" speech, 1963
Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I 'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land . . . . So I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) _Address to sanitation workers at Memphis, Tennessee_, [April 3, 1968] (The night before his assassination)
The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state.--Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) _Strength to Love_ 
Charles Kingsley (1819 &endash; 1875)
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. -- Charles Kingsley
Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous. I have no desire to make my own toxins. -Neil Kinnock
Mobile phones are the only subject on which men boast about who's got the smallest. --Neil Kinnock
Alfred C. Kinsey (1894 &endash; 1956)
It would encourage clear thinking on these matters if persons were
not characterised as heterosexual or homosexual, but as individuals
who have had certain amounts of heterosexual experience or homosexual
experience. Instead of using these terms as substantives which stand
for persons, or even as adjectives to describe persons, they may be
better be used to describe the nature of the overt sexual relations,
or of the stimuli to which an individual erotically responds.
Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male Kinsey et al 1948 p617
Rudyard Kipling (1865 &endash; 1936)
Though I've belted you and flayed you,
By the livin' Gawd that made you'
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
Rudyard Kipling, Gunga Din
The child of Mary Queen of Scots,
A shifty mother's shiftless son
Bred up among intrigues and plots,
Learnèd in all things, wise in none.
Ungainly, babbling, wasteful, weak,
Shrewd, clever, cowardly, pedantic,
The sight of steel would blanch his cheek,
The smell of baccy drive him frantic.
He was the author of his line --
He wrote that witches should be burnt;
He wrote that monarchs were divine,
And left a son who -- proved they weren't! -- Kipling
Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears. Rudyard Kipling
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very
clever woman to manage a fool.
Rudyard Kipling, Plain Tales from the Hills
He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold
himself in the purple of Emperors.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
And a woman is just a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke. --THE BETROTHED by Rudyard Kipling
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind -- Rudyard Kipling
If you wake at midnight, and hear a horse's feet,
Don't go drawing back the blind, or looking in the street,
Them that asks no questions isn't told a lie,
Watch the wall, my darling, while the Gentlemen go by!
Five and twenty ponies,
trotting through the dark-
Brandy for the Parson,
'Baccy for the Clerk;
Laces for a lady, letters for a spy,
Watch the wall, my darling, while the Gentlemen go by!
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Puck of Pook's Hill , "A Smuggler's Song" (1906)
Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth
!Rudyard Kipling THE BALLAD OF EAST AND WEST 1889
There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.
When the fourteen years which Nature permits
Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
And the vet's unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will findit's your own affair
But...you've given your heart to a dog to tear.
When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gonewherever it goesfor good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.
We've sorrow enough in the natural way,
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we've kept 'em, the more do we grieve
For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-term loan is as bad as a long
So why inHeaven (before we are there?)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?
Rudyard Kipling, "THE POWER OF THE DOG"
Far-called, our navies melt away;
On dune and headland sinks the fire:
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget--lest we forget!
Rudyard Kipling, from "Recessional" 1897
Power without responsibility - the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages~ Rudyard Kipling 1931
He that hath a Gospel
To loose upon Mankind,
Though he serve it utterly--
Body, soul and mind--
Though he go to Calvary
Daily for its gain--
It is His Disciple
Shall make his labour vain.
He that hath a Gospel
For all earth to own--
Though he etch it on the steel,
Or carve it on the stone--Not to be misdoubted
Through the after-days--
It is His Disciple
Shall read it many ways.
It is His Disciple
(Ere Those Bones are dust )
Who shall change the Charter,
Who shall split the Trust--
Rationalize the Claim;
Preaching that the Master
Would have done the same.
It is His Disciple
Who shall tell us how
Much the Master would have scrapped
Had he lived till now--
What he would have modified
Of what he said before.
It is His Disciple
Shall do this and more....
He that hath a Gospel
Whereby Heaven is won
( Carpenter, or cameleer,
Or Maya's dreaming son ),
Many swords shell pierce Him,
Mingling blood with gall;
But His Own Disciple
Shall wound Him worst of all!
The Disciple "The Church that Was at Antioch" From "Limits and Renewals" (1932) Rudyard Kipling
David Kirk (1935- )
We are living "between the times" -- the time of Christ's
resurrection and the new age of the Spirit, and the time of
fulfillment in Christ. Life in the Spirit is a pledge, a
"down-payment", on the final kingdom of shalom. In the meantime, we
are to be signs of the kingdom which is, and which is coming.
David Kirk (1935- )
The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerilla wins if he does not lose.-- Henry Kissinger, Foreign Affairs, Jan 1969
Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.-- Henry Kissinger
There are no language barriers when you are smiling. --Allen Klein
John David Klein
I saw this show under adverse circumstances - my seat was facing the stage. (On Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down.) John David Klein
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. --Grenville Kleiser
It is the absence of immediate and compelling goals that leads to boredom, low energy, pessimism, depression and despair, among a heap of other unpleasant conditions. `` The worst affliction in life is neither pain, nor poverty, nor misfortune, nor the perfidy of others, because all of these have been met and defeated by those with a determination to do so. `` The ultimate scourge is purposelessness -- a pervading realization that one's life has no value to the world. Fortunately, it afflicts only those who *choose* to have no purpose.... Joe Klock, Like Klockwork: The Whimsy, Wit, and (sometime) Wisdom of a Key Largo Curmudgeon by Joe Klock
The measure of our future success and happiness will not be the quality of the cards we are dealt by unseen hands, but the poise and wisdom with which we play them.`` Choose to play each hand to the best of your ability without wasting the time or energy it takes to complain about either the cards or the dealer or the often unfair rules of the game.`` Play both the winning and the losing hands as best you can, then fold the cards and ante up for the next deal! ... Joe Klock, Like Klockwork: The Whimsy, Wit, and (sometime)Wisdom of a Key Largo Curmudgeon by Joe Klock
The popularity of conspiracy theories is explained by people's desire to believe that there is -some- group of folks who know what they're doing. - Damon Knight
Anyone in his position needs to be whiter than white.-- Dame Jill Knight MP on Nelson Mandela, BBC Radio Ulster, 1990.
Everything you read in the newspaper is absolutely true except for the rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge. --Erwin Knoll
Alfred A. Knopf
An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.--- Alfred A. Knopf
Judith M. Knowlton
I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a
choice of attitude.
Judith M. Knowlton in Treasury of Women's Quotations, Carolyn Warner; Prentice Hall, 1992.
One man with God is always a majority. -- Incription on the Reformation Monument, Geneva, attibuted to Knox.
In youth, in middle age, and now after many battles, I find nothing in me but corruption. --John Knox (1505-1572)
To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion or empire, above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature; contumely to God, a thing most contrarious to his revealed will and approved ordinance, and finally it is the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice." - John Knox
Ronald Knox (1888 &endash; 1957)
A baby is an alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no responsibility at the other. -- Ronald Knox
It is so stupid of the twentieth century to have abandoned belief in the devil when he is the only explanation for it. -- Ronald Knox
Arthur Koestler (1905 &endash; 1983)
When all is said, its atmosphere (England's) still contains fewer germs of aggression and brutality per cubic foot in a crowded bus, pub or queue than in any other country in which I have lived.-- Arthur Koestler, quoted in _Newsweek_, Feb. 23, 1976
If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.... Arthur Koestler
...the cosmology of a given age is not the result of unilinear,
"scientific" development, but rather the most striking, imaginative
symbol of its mentality- the projection of its conflicts, prejudice
and specific ways of double-think onto the graceful sky.
The Devil has been one of the organising principles of world politics for as long as Christian civilisation has existed. The Devil serves to identify what evil is and became an entity who was reponsible for evil that let God and ourselves off the hook. That has been the function of the Devil in history.--Leslek Kolakowski
Kathe Kollwitz (1867 &endash; 1945)
No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes. - Kathe Kollwitz (1867 &endash; 1945)
Often people think they are lost. They think that nothing in the world can help them. And then God looks and says, "It is time." And all at once everything looks different. Everything comes into a different light, and all at once you see that all is not lost, but won. Remember this, all is not lost in His eyes. "The lowly shall be lifted up, the first shall be last." - Ger Koopman , A Different Light
All of the significant battles are waged within the self.--Sheldon Kopp
Everyone who ever walked barefoot into his child's room late at night hates Legos. -- Tony Kornheiser
I won't use the label superior Northerners pejoratively use to describe Southern crackers. I won't call them 'white trash.' But if not that, then what?-- Michael Kramer, The New York Post
Karl Kraus (1874 &endash; 1936)
Women's Rights are men's duties. -- Karl Kraus
Some women are not beautiful--they only look as though they were.- Karl Kraus
The Bible is the only book that has been written not just by human characters inside the story but also by the divine author of the story. Its perspective is double, that of the characters and that of the author, or that of the human authors and that of the divine author. Like Christ - the word of God in person - the Bible, the word of God in writing, is the Word of God in words of men. It has both a human nature and a divine nature. PETER KREEFT, God s Love
The church is: a conspiracy of love for a dying world, a spy mission into enemy occupied territory ruled by the powers of evil; a prophet from God with the greatest news the world has ever heard, the most life changing and most revolutionary institution that has existed on earth. --PETER KREEFT
We have a homing insinct, a "home detector'," and it doesn't ring for earth. That why nearly every society in history except our own instinctively beleives in life after death. Like the grwat mythic wanders, like Ulysses and Aeneas, we have been trying to get home. Earth just doens't smell like home. However good a road it is, however, good a motel it is, however a good training camp it is, it is not home. Heaven is. PETER KREEFT
The national anthem of hell is "I Did It My Way." Peter Kreeft, A Turn of the Clock
Job is not like consomme, clear and bright, but like minestrone, dark and thick. it sticks to your ribs. When we read Job we are like a little child eating his spinach. "Open your mouth and close your eyes." Job, like spinach, is not sweet tasting. But it puts iron in our blood. Peter Kreeft, Three Philosophies of Life
Of course the more you love the sinner the more you hate and make war on the sin, just as the more you love the person, the more you hate and kill the cancer cells that are killing the person. Compassion for cancer cells does not come from compassion for persons; it comes precisely from lack of compassion for persons. --Peter Kreeft, Ecumenical Jihad
The good news makes no sense unless you believe the bad news first. A free operation is not good news if you don t think you have a mortal disease. Once the main obstacle to believe in Christianity was the good news. It seemed like a fairy tale; too good to be true. Today, the main obstacle is the bad news; people just don t believe in sin even though that is the only Christian doctrine that can be proven by reading daily newspapers. Calling a person sinful is not to deny that his being remains good, any more than calling the statute of Venus de Milo a damaged work of art means denying that its sculptor created a masterpiece. Humanity is a good thing gone bad, the image of God in rebellion against God, God 's beloved in a state of rebellion. PETER KREEFT
Comfort food doesn't take us back to the womb, but to the period shortly thereafter, when we were safely cradled and gently fed. Fragrant stews, thick soups and bubbling gratins make us feel safe, warm and well protected from the raging elements...and so forget the stresses of a sometimes cruel world. ~Sue Kreitzman, Comfort Food
It is no measureof health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.-- Krishnamurti
The description is not the described; I can describe the mountain, but the description is not the mountain, and if you are caught up in the description, as most people are, then you will never see the mountain. -- J. Krishnamurti
Weve come a long way in America. After two centuries, it seems we finally do have a religious test for office. True religiosity is disqualifying. Well, not quite. Believers may serve but only if they check their belief at the office door. At a time when religion is a preference and piety a form of eccentricity suggesting fanaticism, Chesterton needs revision: tolerance is not just the virtue of people who do not believe in anything; tolerance extends only to people who dont believe in anything. Believe in something, and beware. You may not warrant presidential-level attack, but youll make yourself suspect should you dare enter the naked public square.--Charles Krauthammer, 1999
The reigning cliche of the day is that in order to love others one must first learn to love oneself. This formulation -- love thyself, then thy neighbor -- is a license for unremitting self-indulgence, because the quest for self-love is endless. By the time you have finally learned to love yourself, you'll find yourself playing golf at Leisure World. -- Charles Krauthammer in _Time_ magazine, 28 June 1993
What is at stake is civilization and humanity, nothing less. The idea that 'everything is permitted', as Nietzsche put it, rests on the premise of nihilism and has nihilistic implications. I will not pretend that the case against nihilism and for civilization is an easy one to make. We are here confronting the most fundamental of philosophical questions, on the deepest levels. In short, the matter of pornography and obscenity is not a trivial one, and only superficial minds can take a bland and untroubled view of it.- Irving KRISTOL, "Pornography, Obscenity and the Case for Censorship" from "On the Democratic Idea in America" New York: Harper & Row, 1972.
Joseph Wood Krutch
We have grown used to a Godless universe, but we are not yet accustomed to one which is loveless as well, and only when we have so become shall we realize what atheism really means.-- Joseph Wood Krutch
I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-____) In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software,1994.
It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth--and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up--that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had. -- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross (1926 &endash; )
There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from. -- Elizabeth Kubler Ross, MD.
We are not powerless specks of dust drifting around in the wind, blown by random destiny. We are, each of us, like beautiful snowflakes -- unique, and born for a specific reason and purpose. -- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, from "To Live Until You Say Goodbye"
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
Fifty-one percent of a nation can establish a totalitarian regime, suppress minorities and still remain democratic. -- Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
Who is secure in all his basic needs? Who has work, spiritual care, medical care, housing, food, occasional entertainment, free clothing, free burial, free everything? The answer might be nuns and monks, but the standard reply is 'prisoners'; i.e., citizens of a provider state. -- Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
R B Kuiper
If we discard common grace, we are driven inevitably to one of two conclusions; either man is not totally depraved. He can do good of himself; or the good which he does is not really good at all. His virtues, his patriotism, marital fidelity, filial piety, love of his children, common honesty are all of them glittering sins. In the doctrine of man the denial of common grace leads to rankest Modernism or blackest misanthropy. R B Kuiper
God graciously elected some to salvation, and he decreed justly to leave others to their deserts.-- R. B. KUIPER
But if God is gone and man is no longer master, then who is master? - Milan Kunder
No one ever promised us a life free from pain and disappointment. The most anyone promised us was that we would not be alone in our pain, and that we would be able to draw upon a source outside ourselves for the strength and courage we would need to survive life's tragedies and life's unfairness. ~ Harold Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People (1981)
The facts of life and death are neutral. We, by our responses, give suffering either a positive or a negative meaning. Illnesses, accidents, human tragedies kill people. But they do not necessarily kill life or faith. If the death and suffering of someone we love makes us bitter, jealous, against all religion, and incapable of happiness, we turn the person who died into one of the 'devil's martyrs.' ~ Harold Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People (1981)
Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)
One desire has been the ruling passion of my life.One high motive has acted like a spur upon my mindand soul. And sooner than that I should seek escape from the sacred necessity that is laid upon me, let the breath of life fail me. It is this: That in spite of all worldly opposition, God's holy ordinances shall be established again in the home, in the school and in the State for the good of the people; to carve as it were into the conscience of the nation the ordinances of the Lord, to which Bible and Creation bear witness, until the nation pays homage again to God. Abraham Kuyper, 1897.
The republican form of government, whether it be solely aristocratic or a mixture of aristocratic and democratic elements, seems to me to be much preferred." This belief was not rooted in some idea of human greatness but rather in his profound sense of sin. For he adds: "Because of sinful human nature, it is safer and better to let several people together steer the ship of state so that one may restrain the other when the lust for power might degenerate into tyranny. - Abraham Kuyper, Calvinism Source and Stronghold of our Constitutional Liberties, , 1874, quoting Calvin's Institutes, 4.20.8
Wherever man may stand, whatever he may do, to whatever he may apply his hand, in agriculture, in commerce, and in industry, or his mind, in the world of art, and science he is, in whatsoever it may be, constantly standing before the face of God, he is employed in the service of his God, he has strictly to obey his God, and above all, he has to aim at the glory of his God. - ABRHAM KUYPER
The fellowship of being near unto God must become reality, in the full and vigorous prosecution of our life. It must permeate and give color to our feeling, our perception, our sensations, our thinking, our imagining, our willing, our acting,our speaking. It must not stand as a foreign factor in our life, but it must be the passion that breathes throughout our whole existence.- Kuyper, Abraham. To Be Near Unto God. (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1979 ).
My life is rules by but one passion.
One higher urge drives will and soul.
May breath fail me before I ever
allow that sacred urge to fall.
'Tis to affirm God's holy statutes
In church and state, in home and school,
despite the world's strong remonstrations,
to bless our people with His rule.
'Tis to engrave God's holy order,
heard in Creation and the Word,
upon the nation's public conscience,
till God is once again its Lord.
Abraham Kuyper, Kuyper Gedenkboek, 1897
Freedom is in danger precisely when citizens lack pride and the state lacks bounds. - Abraham Kuyper, Christianity and the Class Struggle
All (the gospel) asks is unlimited freedom to develop in accordance with its own genius in the heart of our national life.We do not want the government to hand over unbelief hancuffed and chained as though for a spiritual execution. We prefer that the power of the gospel overcome that demon in free combat with comparable weapons. Only this we do not want: that the government arm unbelief to force us, half armed and handicapped by an assortment of laws, into an unequal struggle with so powerful an enemy. - Abraham Kuyper, Maranathan in Abraham Kuyper: A Centennial Reader, J Bratt p.224-5
The curse should no longer rest upon the world itself, but upon that which is sinful in it, and instead of monastic flight FROM the world the duty is now emphasized of serving God IN the world, in every position in life.- Abraham Kuyper
Sin lives solely by plagiarising the ideas of God-Abraham Kuyper, Uniformity:The Curse of Modern Life
Unity is the ultimate goal of all the ways of God.- Abraham Kuyper, Uniformity:The Curse of Modern Life
A free church, a hol;y nation - Abraham Kuyper
In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign,does not declare,'That is mine!'. Abraham Kuyper
When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith. Abraham Kuyper
we have gratefully to receive from the hand of God the institution of the state with its magistrates as a means of preservation. On the other hand by virtue of our natural impulse, we must ever watch against the danger which lurks for our personal liberty in the power of the state. -- Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)
The sovereignty of the state as the power that protects the
individual and that defines the mutual relationships among the
visible spheres, rises high above them by its right to command and
compel. But within these spheres
another authority rules, an
authority that descends directly from God apart from the state. This
authority the state does not confer but acknowledges.
Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)
We understand hereby, that the family, the business, science, art
and so forth are all social spheres, which do not owe their existence
to the State, but obey a high authority within their own bosom; an
authority which rules, by the grace of God, just as the sovereignty
of the State does.
Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)Calvinism, London, 1932, p. 143
God,is present in all life, with the influence of His omnipresent
and almighty power, and no sphere of human life is conceivable in
which religion does not maintain its demands that God shall be
praised, that God's ordinances shall be observed, and that every
labora shall be permeated with its ora in fervent and ceaseless
prayer. Wherever man may stand, whatever he may do, to whatever he
may apply his hand, in agriculture, in commerce, and in industry, or
his mind, in the world of art, and science, he is in whatsoever it
may be, constantly standing before the face of his God, he is
employed in the service of his God, he has strictly to obey his God,
and above all, he has to aim at the glory of his God.
Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)Calvinism, London, 1932, p. 89,90.
We are working for the future. We are not concerned with the
seeming victory of the moment but with the final triumph. With us the
question is not what influence we can exert now but what power we can
exercise 50 years hence, not how few men we have today but how many
will arise out of the younger generation who will be men of our
principles. We know how to practice patience. We know that the fruit
cannot be plucked before the harvest time has arrived. Yet we also
know that the hour of victory will some day come.
Abraham Kuyper 1869, in Abraham Kuyper a Biography, Fank Vanden Berg, Paideia Press, 1978. p 48.
Do not bury our glorious orthodoxy in the treacherous pit of a
Abraham Kuyper, Sermon, Conservatism and Orthodoxy, Utrecht, 31 July 1870, in Abraham Kuyper a Biography, Fank Vanden Berg, Paideia Press, 1978.p 49.
God has spoken.
There is a revelation of His will which we have in God's Word. On this basis we demand that the pronouncement of Gid's Word be obeyed in each clash of principles. Human interference or discretion is only to be decisive where God's word is unclear.
Everyone agrees that human insight must yield to God's pronouncements.The disagreement begins because our opponents do not believe God Himself has spoken while we confess that He has spoken.
Abraham Kuyper, The Standard, 7 June 1873
Politicophobia is not calvinistic, is not Christian, is not
Abraham Kuyper 1869, in Abraham Kuyper a Biography, Fank Vanden Berg, Paideia Press, 1978.p 48.
The source of sovreign authority is found in God alone and not in
the will of the people nor in human law.
Anti-Revolutionary Party of The Netherlands, 3 April 1879, in The Practice of Political Spirituality, McKendree R Langley, Paedeia Pres 1984, p27
Satan knows that he can undermine the structure of the church by slyly removing just one fundamental doctrine at a time. He frequently loosens a large foundation gradually, chiseling it away bit by bit. That is why tolerance for the sake of peace may be dangerous. One step by giving in will lead to a next step, and will not God visit us with blindness if we deliberately darken the truth He has graciously entrusted to us. How shall we justify ourselves if we permit even a little of the truth to be laid aside? Is that ours to do? When peace is injurious to the truth, peace must give way. Peace with God is of greater value than peace with men.. -- Abraham Kuyper
We cannot be passive and silent towards those who reject God's Word and our holy faith.-- Abraham Kuyper, Confidentie, p72.
If God is and remains Sovereign, then art can work no enchantment
except in keeping with the ordinances which God ordained for the
beautiful, when He, as the Supreme Artist, called this world into
existence. And further, if God is and remains Sovereign, then He also
imparts these artistic gifts to whom He will, first even to Cain's,
and not to Abel's posterity; not as if art were Cainitic, but in
order that he who has sinned away the highest gifts, should at least,
as Calvin so beautifully says, in the lesser gifts of art have some
testimony of the Divine bounty."
Abraham Kuyper, Lectures on Calvinism (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1987), pp. 155-156.
Romanists, Lutherans, Arminians, and Libertines have ever charged against Calvinism that its absolute doctrine of predestination, culminating in the perseverance of the saints, must necessarily result in a too easy conscience and a dangerous laxity of morals. But Calvinism answers this charge, not by opposing reasoning against reasoning, but by putting a fact of world-wide reputation over against this false deduction of fictitious consequences. It simply asks: "What rival moral fruits have other religions to oppose if we point to the high moral earnestness of the Puritans?" "Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?" is the old diabolical whisper which the evil spirit hurled against the Holy Apostle himself in the childhood of the Christian Church. -Abraham Kuyper's Lectures on Calvinism (1898)
It is noteworthy that the process of human development steadily proceeds with those groups whose historic characteristic is not isolation but the commingling of blood. On the whole the Mongolian race has held itself apart, and in its isolation has bestowed no benefits upon our race at large. Behind the Himalayas a similar life secluded itself, and hence failed to impart any permanent impulse to the outside world. Even in Europe we find that with the Scandinavians and Slavs there was hardly any intermingling of blood, and, consequently having failed to develop a richer type, they have taken little part in the general development of human life.- Abraham Kuyper,Lectures on Calvinism p.22
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