Building a house
Count the cost.
A lot to talk about
You are as young as your confidence.
Now as long as you're just hanging there, pay attention. The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can't do. For instance, you can accept that your father was a pirate and a good man or you can't. But pirate is in your blood, boy, so you'll have to square with that some day. And me, for example, I can let you drown, but I can't bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesies, savvy? So, can you sail under the command of a pirate, or can you not?
Pirates of the Caribbean, Captain Jack Sparrow
The Problem of Fear
Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity Kitai. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.
Cypher Raige, After Earth
Uncle Tom's Cabin
My view of Christianity is such that I think no man can consistently profess it without throwing the whole weight of his being against this monstrous system of injustice that lies at the foundation of all our society; and, if need be, sacrificing himself in the battle.
Augustine St. Clare (Uncle Tom's Cabin - Hariett Beecher Stowe)
All or nothing at all
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At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish those who are complacent, who are like wine left on its dregs, who think, ‘The Lord will do nothing, either good or bad.’
Zephaniah 1:12 [NIV]
Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and respect of self, in turn, is the chief element in courage.
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War
Yours, and yours alone
Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.
Psalm 51:4 [NIV]
You can't be in authority, unless you're under authority.
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