Quote(s) of the Week (April 20, 1997)

On Simple Truths...

"The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it."

--John Ruskin in Reader’s Digest for March 1997, page 49.


On Why She Didn’t Get Our Support...

"It’s ridiculous, absolutely absurd. You agree on 99 percent. If that’s not good enough, then too darn bad."

--Former President George Bush, criticizing pro-life Republicans who refused to support a pro-abortion Republican, Dolly Madison McKenna, in her bid for Congress. McKenna, who lost the election, has said that Christian conservatives are pursuing a "hate-filled agenda of gay-bashing and intolerance" similar to "neo-fascists in Italy." The Washington Times, Dec. 10, 1996. From Focus on the Family’s Citizen magazine for February 17, 1997. Page 8.


On Behavior and Beliefs...

"How are churches and schools supposed to teach morals, civic responsibility and the common good when parents and teachers are skeptical deep down? A friend… described her neighbor who takes her children to church for the values, but gets nervous when they start to recite the Apostle’s Creed. Many postmodern American want good behavior without the inconvenience of beliefs. They cannot have one without the other."

--Robert Royal, writing in the March issue of Crisis. Washington Times for April 15, 1997. Page A2.

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