"Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession.... Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate."
"The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking."
"Never laugh at live dragons."
"Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. "
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
"All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation."
"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us."
Charlotte Bronte from Jane Eyre
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will."
"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."