As long as judges tinker with the Constitution to 'do what the people want,' instead of what the document actually commands, politicians who pick and confirm new federal judges will naturally want only those who agree with them politically.— Antonin Scalia
Powerful Commander quotations
I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
Those who were adept and brave fellows I have made military commanders.
Those who were quick and nimble I have made herders of horses. Those who were not adept I have given a small whip and sent to be shepherds
The best political weapon is the weapon of terror.
Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear.
Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Anxiety is the greatest evil that can befall a soul, except sin.
God commands you to pray, but He forbids you to worry.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
A man who governs his passions is master of his world.
We must either command them or be enslaved by them. It is better to be a hammer than an anvil.
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.
If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . . If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.
Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it.
Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record. If someone hurts you repeatedly, you are commanded by God to forgive them instantly, but you are not expected to trust them immediately, and you are not expected to continue allowing them to hurt you.
Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society.
When you have an immoral society that has blatantly, proudly, violated all of the commandments of God, there is one last virtue they insist upon: tolerance for their immorality.
I have commanded that my [titulary] abide like the mountains;
when the sun shines its rays are bright upon the titulary of my majesty; my Horus is high upon the standard ... forever.
All political power comes from the barrel of a gun.
The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.
The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” and “Thou shalt not lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.
On the question of relating to our fellowman - our neighbor's spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love.
Thou shalt not kill: the four most important, and yet, most ignored words in all religious teachings. There is not an asterisk next to that commandment saying, “Unless you walk on all four and have fur, feathers, horns, beaks or gills.
Diversity in counsel, unity in command.
We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.
Muhammad established a religion by putting his enemies to death;
Jesus Christ by commanding his followers to lay down their lives.
He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.
Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of the tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn't allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.
Brevity is the soul of command. Too much talking suggests desperation on the part of the leader. Speak shortly, decisively and to the point–and couch your desires in such natural logic that no one can raise objections. Then move on.
Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given.
Rest in this - it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call.
.. It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond.
Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others.
Men are basically smart or dumb and lazy or ambitious.
The dumb and ambitious ones are dangerous and I get rid of them. The dumb and lazy ones I give mundane duties. The smart ambitious ones I put on my staff. The smart and lazy ones I make my commanders.
What can Labor do for itself? The answer is not difficult.
Labor can organize, it can unify; it can consolidate its forces. This done, it can demand and command.
I speak and speak, [...] but the listener retains only the words he is expecting. [...] It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear.
Woman, then, stands in patriarchal culture as a signifier for the male other, bound by a symbolic order in which man can live out his fantasies and obsessions through linguistic command by imposing them on the silent image of a woman still tied to her place as the bearer of meaning, not maker of meaning.
To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment.
It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one's faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction.
A young man should ask himself not if it is his duty to go to the heathen, but if he may dare stay at home. The command is so plain: “Go.”
All too willingly man sees himself as the centre of the universe, as something not belonging to the rest of nature but standing apart as a different and higher being. Many people cling to this error and remain deaf to the wisest command ever given by a sage, the famous "Know thyself" inscribed in the temple of Delphi.
I come from a people who gave the Ten Commandments to the world.
Time has come to strenghten them by three additional ones, which we ought to adopt and commit ourselves to: thou shall not be a perpetrator; thou shall not be a victim; and thou shall never, but never, be a bystander.