"[T]he citizens of Western states have lost their appetite for foreign wars; they have lost the hope of scoring any but temporary victories; and they have lost confidence in their way of life. Indeed, they are no longer sure what that way of life requires of them."
- Roger Scruton
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“In order to learn what it means to be a woman, we must start with the One who made her.”
"As 100 pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other, so it is the same with believers. The pianos are of accord by being tuned not to each other but to another standard by which one must individually bow.
"So the 100 worshipers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become ‘unity’ conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship."
- A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God
“Carry on well in what God has called you to do, rather than pining or waiting for love. Set character as your priority.”
“Learn to consider what you are doing, and whither you are going. Make time for calm reflection. Commune with your own heart, and be still. Remember my caution — do not be lost merely for the want of thought.”