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These are the times that try mens souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.
A fool think he needs no advice, but a wise man listens to others. [Proverbs 12:15]
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. [Proverbs 22:6]
Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you. [Matthew]
Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid. [Matthew 14:27]
Take no thought for tomorrow; for tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself. [Matthew 6:34]
Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and all else shall be added unto you. [Mathew]
The inspiration of the almighty gives man understanding.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. [King Solomon]
Don't worry about your life; what you shall eat, or drink, or the clothing for your body. [Matthew 6:31]
Everything is possible for him who believes.
All rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full.
God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble [James 4:6]
For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again. [Proverbs 24:16]
No evil shall happen to the just.
The peace makers shall be called the children of God.
No man can serve two masters. [Matthew 6:24]
We know that we have passed from death into life, because we love... [1 John 3:14]
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.
Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies.
All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it's doomed to failure.
A faith to live by, a self to live with, and a purpose to live for.
Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks that I'm God Almighty.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.
A professional whose job it is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.
Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets.
All things are possible to him who believes. [Mark 9:23]
I see heaven's glories shine and faith shines equal...
The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.
The principal part of faith is patience.
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
God can only do for you what He can do through you.
We may seek God by our intellect, but we only can find him with our heart.
God is clever, but not dishonest.
God is subtle, but He is not malicious. I cannot believe that God plays dice with the world.
God is more concerned about who you are than what you do, and He is more concerned about what you do than where you do it.
You are within God. God is within you.
People see God every day; they just don't recognize Him.
God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf.
A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
Faith makes all things possible... love makes all things easy.
A faith that hasn't been tested can't be trusted.
Faith is the vision of the heart; it sees God in the dark as well as in the day.
Faith is like electricity. You can't see it, but you can see the light.
When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it's not just a trick of the devil.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it.
I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.
Be careful. Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine. Your life can get out of balance.
The facts fairly and honestly presented; truth will take care of itself.
Instead of asking -- How much damage will the work in question bring about? why not ask -- How much good? How much joy?
Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.
As a manager the important thing is not what happens when you are there, but what happens when you are not there.
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Here lies an Atheist: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go.
In prison, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.
We are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of the self.
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
If you have a job without aggravations, you don't have a job.
Journalism consists largely in saying Lord James is dead to people who never knew Lord James was alive.
Journalism could be described as turning one's enemies into money.
Write the news as if your very life depended on it. It does!
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
The tougher the job, the greater the reward.
Make yourself indispensable, and you will move up. Act as though you are indispensable, and you will move out.
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.
Any change, even for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee and I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.
In a dark time, the eye begins to see.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did, I ought to know because I've done it a thousand times.
There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
I tried to stop smoking cigarettes by telling myself I just didn't want to smoke, but I didn't believe myself.
But when I don't smoke I scarcely feel as if I'm living. I don't feel as if I'm living unless I'm killing myself.
Pull out a Monte Cristo at a dinner party and the political liberal turns into the nicotine fascist.
You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever.
Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight.
A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out.
The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.
Great writers are the saints for the godless.
There are some circles in America where it seems to be more socially acceptable to carry a hand-gun than a packet of cigarettes.
Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.
As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says ‘you are nothing,’ I will be a writer.
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people -- including me -- would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
Gonzo journalism is a style of reporting based on William Faulkner's idea that the best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism -- and the best journalists have always known this. True gonzo reporting needs the talents of a master journalist, the eye of an artist/photographer and the heavy balls of an actor. Because the writer must be a participant in the scene, while he's writing it -- or at least taping it, or even sketching it. Or all three. Probably the closest analogy to the ideal would be a film director/producer who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least a main character.
I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.
Time is the only critic without ambition.
Most bad books get that way because their authors are engaged in trying to justify themselves. If a vain author is an alcoholic, then the most sympathetically portrayed character in his book will be an alcoholic. This sort of thing is very boring for outsiders.
The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
Whiskey has killed more men than bullets, but most men would rather be full of whiskey than bullets. What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.
To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself.
We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.
A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?

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