I wrote this years ago, but it bears repeating. The following are quotes from a king, a president and a famous statesman. Can you guess who said what?
1. “A rebel doesn't care about facts. All he wants to do is yell.”
2. “Where there is hunger law is not regarded; and where law is not regarded, there will be hunger.”
3. “But whatever you do you would be well advised to practice stern discipline and vigourous, unremitting effort.”
4. “Never forget to be truthful and kind. Hold these virtues tightly. Write them deep within your heart.”
5.”The intelligent man is always open to new ideas. In fact he looks for them.”
6. “If you must choose, take a good name rather than great riches, for to be held in loving esteem is better than silver and gold.”
7. “Think of three things – whence you came, where you are going and to whom you must account.”
8.”High qualities and great achievements are not merely matters of chance or birth. They are the product of long and disciplined toil.”
9. “The worst wheel on the cart makes the most noise.”
10. “Pride goes before destruction and haughtiness before a fall.”
11. “Greatness depends on the times as well as the man.”
12. “Most important of all, and most difficult to consciously pursue is an understanding of the people you will lead.”
13. “Work brings profit; talk brings poverty.”
No.'s 1, 4-6 & 10 are quotes from the king; 3, 8, 11&12 are the words of the president and 2, 7, 9 & 13 express the philosophy of the statesman. The King was Solomon, the President was Kennedy and the Statesman was Franklin. Couldn't those three have carried on uplifting conversations together? They shared what many never grasp; love of country and faith in God.