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I was taught in church that I am a child of God. I also read the Old Testament. There is a story in Kings where God has forty-two children dismembered by she-bears for insulting the prophet Elisha. It was not much of a stretch to believe that that God was my father.


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Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever ...
THOMAS JEFFERSON
It is of the nobility of man's soul that he is insatiable: for he hath a benefactor so prone to give...
THOMAS TRAHERNE
The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as...
THOMAS HOBBES
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the na?ve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not for...
THOMAS SZASZ
Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
THOMAS FULLER
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my fam...
THOMAS JEFFERSON
To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will ope...
THOMAS CARLYLE
Prospect is often better than possession.
THOMAS FULLER
Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
THOMAS FULLER
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those wh...
THOMAS SOWELL
It is easier to do one's duty to others than to one's self. If you do your duty to others, you are c...
THOMAS SZASZ
We have what we seek. It is there all the time, and if we give it time it will make itself known to ...
THOMAS MERTON
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
THOMAS CARLYLE
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
THOMAS CARLYLE
Shining through tears, like April suns in showers, that labor to overcome the cloud that loads em.
THOMAS OTWAY
War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will ...
THOMAS HOBBES
I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. ...
THOMAS MERTON
We cannot really think in one way and act in another...
THOMAS TROWARD
Speech is civilization itself. The word... preserves contact -- it is silence which isolates.
THOMAS MANN
Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
THOMAS FULLER
Bear the Cross cheerfully and it will bear you.
THOMAS KEMPIS
If there are things you don't like in the world you grew up in, make your own life different.
DAVID THOMAS
You can do what you want to do. You can be what you want to be.
DAVID THOMAS
Every reasonable human being should be a moderate Socialist.
THOMAS MANN
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
THOMAS FULLER
Many deceive themselves, imagining they'll find happiness in change.
THOMAS KEMPIS
Today is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our works and thoughts, if they are always to b...
THOMAS CARLYLE
Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
THOMAS BERGER
Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself into conduct.
THOMAS CARLYLE
A certain portion of the human race has certainly a taste for being diddled.
THOMAS HOOD
That a Parliament, especially a Parliament with Newspaper Reporters firmly established in it, is an ...
THOMAS CARLYLE
He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.
THOMAS FULLER
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundre...
THOMAS CARLYLE
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not ou...
THOMAS MERTON
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit ...
THOMAS MERTON
We can gradually grow into any condition we desire, provided we first make ourselves in habitual men...
THOMAS TROWARD
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired...
THOMAS HARDY
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
THOMAS FULLER
Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.
THOMAS OTWAY
Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.
THOMAS CARLYLE
Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.
THOMAS AQUINAS
No conquest can ever become permanent which does not show itself beneficial to the conquered as well...
THOMAS CARLYLE
We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.
THOMAS KEMPIS
My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to mak...
THOMAS ARNOLD
For suffering and enduring there is no remedy, but striving and doing.
THOMAS CARLYLE
Blindness hatred is blind, as well as love.
THOMAS FULLER
But who would rush at a benighted man, and give him two black eyes for being blind?
THOMAS HOOD
If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
THOMAS CARLYLE