The Americans are a very lucky people. They’re bordered to the north and south by weak neighbors, and to the east and west by fish.
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
God has a special providence for fools, drunks, and the United States of America.
Otto von Bismarck
“God has a special providence for fools, drunkards, and the United States of America.”
― Otto von Bismarck
“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us. it behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.” (Credited to Abraham Lincoln, 1863!)
“The world is still mobilizing, still ignoring the human, still counting bodies instead of souls, still thinking of poverty instead of the poor and of the masses instead of man.” Fulton J. Sheen
All our good and all our evil certainly lies in the character of our actions. As they are, so are we; for we are the tree and they are the fruit, and, therefore, they prove what each one is. St. Augustine