Quotes

Egalitarianism and Feminism

“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.” Aristotle

“The growing problem in today’s society isn’t that men are too masculine; it’s that they’re not masculine enough. When men embrace their masculinity in a way that is healthy and productive, they are leaders, warriors and heroes. When they deny their masculinity, they run away from responsibilities, leaving destruction and despair in their wake. … As much as we try to deny the need for real, masculine strength in society, there’s no denying its necessity. Healthy families and strong communities depend on the leadership and bravery of good men.” Allie Beth Stuckey, 6 Aug 2018

“The devaluation of masculinity won’t end well because feminine, passive men don’t stop evil. Passive men don’t defend, protect or provide. Passive men don’t lead. Passive men don’t do the things we have always needed men to do for society to thrive.” Allie Beth Stuckey

“If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“Treating men and women as though they are identical, suggesting they are the same, except for the penis or the vagina, is anti-scientific idiocy.” Ben Shapiro

“The ground of equality is diversity, never similarity… The equality of the sexes (that obvious fact) relies, that is to say, on the foundation that men cannot be women and women cannot be men. Each is shut out of the only real paradise, the paradise of any experience.” G. K. Chesterton

“So it seems that to be fully human requires that we be either man or woman. …our identity as either male or female is so integral to our personhood that it seems unlikely that our gender will be abolished in the age to come.” Prof Wayne Grudem, 2012

“Defining ‘sex’ as its actual definition does not ‘erase’ anyone. Transgender people still exist. Nobody argues otherwise. But their existence does not mean that federal law should identify them as members of the opposite biological sex.” Ben Shapiro, 22 Oct 2018

“Those who say that all cultures are equal never explain why the results of those cultures are so grossly unequal.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“Feminism is a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.” G. K. Chesterton

“Feminists bully both men and women who disagree with them while simultaneously claiming to be victimized by the patriarchal structure. …If reality doesn’t comply with their vision of the universe, society must change to accommodate them. Men must be trained to stop acting like men; women must be cowed into submission, or forced to comply with feminist demands.” Ben Shapiro, 2014

“Marx was wrong when he said that capitalism carries the seeds of its own destruction thanks to inequalities between rich and poor—the fact is that capitalism helps both rich and poor, even if the rich get richer faster than the poor get richer.” Ben Shapiro, 2014

“This created order is fair. Our egalitarian friends argue that it’s ‘not fair’ for men to have a leadership role in the family simply because they are men. But if this difference is based on God’s assignment of roles from the beginning, then it is fair. …The order of relationships within the Trinity is fair. And the order of relationships established by God for marriage is fair.” Prof Wayne Grudem, 2012

“… [B]ad men don’t become good when they stop being men; they become good when they stop being bad. The answer to toxic masculinity isn’t less masculinity; it’s better masculinity.” Allie Beth Stuckey, 6 Aug 2018

“The black victimhood mentality is a phenomenon of the civil rights movement going from demanding equal rights to demanding equal results. …Results have to be earned. Rights come from God.” Larry Elder, 24 Feb 2019

Justice

“In its pursuit of justice for a segment of society, in disregard of the consequences for society as a whole, what is called ‘social justice’ might more accurately be called anti-social justice, since what consistently gets ignored or dismissed are precisely the costs to society.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“It is bad enough that so many people believe things without any evidence. What is worse is that some people have no conception of evidence and regard facts as just someone else’s opinion.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“Civil rights used to be about treating everyone the same. But today some people are so used to special treatment that equal treatment is considered to be discrimination.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“Being peaceful does not mean being silent.” Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, 19 Dec 2018

“Silence is no virtue; it is a vice times two for it contains indifference to the victims and complicity with evil.” Dr Diane Langberg , 6 Sept 2018

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Dietrich Boenhoeffer

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr., 8 Mar 1965

Life, Family, Abortion

“Christian progressives looove (sic) to cite ‘separation of church and state’ when it comes to abortion but will passionately argue for a theocracy when it comes to redistributing all wealth to the poor.” Allie Beth Stuckey, 1 Dec 2018

“…the Abortion controversy is the most vital and relevant of all. For we can survive energy crises, inflation, wars, revolutions and insurrections, as they have been survived in the past; but if we transgress against the very basis of our mortal existence, becoming our own gods in our own universe, then we shall surely and deservedly perish from the earth.” Malcolm Muggeridge

“The most fundamental human right is the right to life. This might shock you, but it’s even more fundamental than the right to kill your child.” Allie Beth Stuckey, 6 Sept 2018

“There are excellent reasons why same-sex marriage should not be considered in state law. Traditional marriage is built around the needs of children. Children need a mother and a father. Men and women are inherently different; they bring different qualities to the raising of the children.” Ben Shapiro, 2014

“The Family is not only an institution, but a foundation, the foundation of nearly all institutions.” G. K. Chesterton

“…pro abortion extremists get away with their rhetoric because they use euphemistic language to describe what exactly abortion is. In fact, the word abortion is itself a euphemism. The procedure of abortion isn’t an anodyne polyp removal. It involves doing terminal violence to an unborn child. Ignoring that fact allows abortion advocates to avoid looking reality directly in the face.” Ben Shapiro, 8 Oct 2018

“There are excellent reasons why same-sex marriage should not be considered in state law. Traditional marriage is built around the needs of children. Children need a mother and a father. Men and women are inherently different; they bring different qualities to the raising of the children.” Ben Shapiro, 2014

“Abortion is barbaric. Abortion is intolerable. Abortion has no place in any civilized society.” Dr. Vansen Wong, former abortionist

“There’s not a single fetal or maternal condition that requires third trimester abortion. Not one. Delivery, yes. Abortion, no.” Dr. Omar L. Hamada, 8 Oct 2018

“Abortion doesn’t make you unpregnant—it makes you the mother of a dead child.” Anonymous, circa 2008

“…[I]n order to escape poverty and get to the middle class (…if you look at the Brookings Institution and The Heritage Foundation, they are biometrically opposed on many issues but on the formula to get from poverty to the middle class, they all say the same thing): 1) finish high school first; 2) don’t have a kid before you’re twenty; 3) get married before you have a kid.” Larry Elder, 24 Feb 2019

Civilisation and Immigration

“Christianity is the very root and foundation of Western civilization.” Dinesh D’Souza

“Significant Christian influence can be traced in the Magna Carta, the US Declaration of Independence, and the US Constitution. Moreover, Christian influence led to the abolition of evils such as abortion, infanticide, gladiatorial contests, human sacrifice, polygamy, the burning alive of widows, and slavery, as well as the granting of property rights, voting rights, and other protections to women.” Prof Wayne Grudem, 2010

“Other countries have been founded by ‘accidents of force.’ America is a creation of thought.” Dinesh D’Souza

“Europe is belatedly discovering how unbelievably stupid it was to import millions of people from cultures that despise Western values and which often promote hatred toward the people who have let them in.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“I don’t object to a man who through some extraordinary accident has left his country; but I do object to the man who, by the whole tone and habit of his life, has had no country to leave. Even to him I do not object personally; I object to his holding great power in my own country.” G. K. Chesterton

“What ‘multiculturalism’ boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture—and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“The endlessly repeated argument that most Americans are the descendants of immigrants ignores the fact that most Americans are not the descendants of illegal immigrants.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“If we do not control our own borders, then we do not have any immigration policy. We may have immigration laws on the books, but if anybody can cross the border who wants to, those laws are just words on paper and a bad joke.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“Conservatives have allowed liberals to win the culture war because we’re generally civil people. …A century of civility has bought us a century of liberalism.” Ben Shapiro, 2014

“[The left] label anyone who wants to police the southern border a bigot. Now, obviously there’s nothing racist about opposing illegal immigration. For the love of God, it’s illegal immigration. …But that doesn’t mean that the United States can afford to continue to usher across its borders people who don’t pay into the system yet do reap the benefits of our generous social services.” Ben Shapiro, 2014

Civil Government

“Life without law remains chaotic, effectively intolerable. Life that is pure law becomes sterile, equally unbearable. The domination of chaos or sterility equally breeds murderous resentment and hatred.” Prof Jordan Peterson

“Once abolish the God, and the Government becomes the God. That fact is written all across human history; but it is written most plainly across that recent history of Communist Russia; which was created by Lenin.” G. K. Chesterton

“A poor man has much more interest in good government than a rich man. A poor man must stay and be misgoverned; a rich man has a yacht.” G. K. Chesterton

“That’s our best argument against big government—that we don’t need it. … The government never helps you without telling you what to do. That’s why we believe in self governance.” Allie Beth Stuckey, 24 Nov 2018

“There are some who invoke separation of church and state—to try to get the government out of the business of morality—but this is antithetical to what the founders wanted. The founders wanted to keep theology out of government so that government could focus on the proper business of morality.” Dinesh D’Souza

“[There] are five clearly wrong (and harmful) views about Christians and politics: (1) ‘government should compel religion,’ (2) ‘government should exclude religion,’ (3) ‘all government is evil and demonic,’ (4) ‘the church should do evangelism, not politics,’ and (5) ‘the church should do politics, not evangelism.’ As an alternative, I argue for what I think to be the correct view: (6) ‘significant Christian influence on government.” Prof Wayne Grudem, 2010

“Republicans passed the Fourteenth Amendment, securing for blacks equal rights under the law, and the Fifteenth Amendment, giving blacks the right to vote, over the Democrats’ opposition.” Dinesh D’Souza

“I’m not above the law. No one is. But we don’t want to live in a society where Lady Justice has one eye open and winks at her friends and casts the evil eye at her adversaries. When will it stop?” Dinesh D’Souza

“I believe that our civilization is not only founded on Christianity, but is in its very material and texture Christian. In other words, I believe that, if there had been no Christianity at all, there would now be no such civilization at all.” G. K. Chesterton

“Without Christian influence, governments will have no clear moral compass. …if all the churches and all the Christians in a society stopped seeking to have any kind of influence on laws or on government…[w]ithin a few years very few people would have any moral absolutes beyond their individual moral sentiments and moral intuitions, which can be so unreliable. Most people would have no moral authority beyond that of individual human opinion. Therefore, how could a nation find any moral guidance?” Prof Wayne Grudem, 2010

“It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged.” G. K. Chesterton

“There is another argument for ‘significant Christian influence’ on government that applies to anyone who lives in a democracy, because in a democracy a significant portion of the ruling power of government is entrusted to the citizens generally. … To be able to vote is to have a share of ruling power. Therefore, all citizens who are old enough to vote have a responsibility before God to know what God expects of civil government and what kind of moral and legal standards he wants government to follow.” Prof Wayne Grudem, 2010

The Environment

“Today’s environmentalists are obsessed with cutting off American industry. They set America’s economic growth in stark contrast to environmental stewardship, as though every time a cash register rings, an endangered woodpecker loses its wings.” Ben Shapiro, 2014

“The evidence that man’s production of greenhouse gases causes climate change is questionable at best; …the climate change protagonists were global warming protagonists originally; when the earth got cooler, they simply changed their mantra to ‘climate change’ so that they wouldn’t have to be pegged down to predictions of hotter temperatures.” Ben Shapiro, 2014

“[Climate change bullies are] not interested in truth. They have an agenda. And that agenda includes ripping the Koch brothers, destroying the Heartland Institute, and lying about both in order to do it.” Ben Shapiro, 2014

Democracy and Socialism

“Iraq is part of a legitimate American effort not to have democracy everywhere but to have democracy somewhere.” Dinesh D’Souza

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” G. K. Chesterton

“Socialism has failed every time it has been tried in precisely the degree that it has been tried. The more socialism, the more failure.” Ben Shapiro

Destructive Politics: The Ludicrous Left and Fascism

“A careful definition of words would destroy half the agenda of the political left and scrutinizing evidence would destroy the other half.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“The leftist double standard between racism/anti-semitism is incredible. If a white person critiques a minority in any way, it’s racist. But if someone calls for the destruction of Israel, it’s just that he has legitimate concerns.” Allie Beth Stuckey, 1 Dec 2018

“Achievement is not what liberalism is about. Victimhood and dependency are. Many things that would advance blacks would not advance the liberal agenda. That is why the time is long overdue for the two to come to a parting of the ways.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“We should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“One of the bittersweet things about growing old is realizing how mistaken you were when you were young. As a young political leftist, I saw the left as the voice of the common man. Nothing could be further from the truth.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“If Christian ideals have been soiled in the course of eighteen centuries, Liberal ideals have been even more soiled in the course of one century.” G. K. Chesterton

“Some Americans will never appreciate America, until after they have helped destroy it, and have then begun to suffer the consequences.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“There was a time when we honored those who created the prosperity and the freedom that we enjoy. Today we honor the complainers and sue the creators. Perhaps that is inevitable in an era when we no longer count our blessings, but instead count all our unfulfilled wishes.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“There are very good aspects of #metoo—like the emboldening if victims to share their stories. But, somewhere along the way, the movement went from “listen to her” to “believe her” and in so doing lost any allegiance to truth.” Allie Beth Stuckey, 5 Dec 2018

“Blacks’ problems lie not in the heads of white people but rather in the wasted and incompletely fulfilled lives of too many black people.” Dinesh D’Souza

“…it’s impossible to be a far-left progressive and a Christian. … It is all-consuming—it demands the hearts and minds of its adherents and punishes blasphemers and heretics with accusations of bigotry and racism. It does not allow for disagreement. You MUST lay down biblical views of marriage, of gender, of sex, of morality and of Jesus being the ONLY way, truth and life. Or else you’re at best a bad leftist, at worst a horrible person.” Allie Beth Stuckey, 1 Dec 2018

“The left hates the idea there are other ideas.” Charlie Kirk, 2 Feb 2017

“All the Democrats had to do was not be crazy, and they just couldn’t do it.” Ben Shapiro

“Dems see deaths of foreign border-crossers. But they are stone-cold blind, deaf & silent on the deaths of law-abiding Americans and legal immigrant law enforcement officers sacrificed at the bloody altar of open borders.” Michelle Malkin, 9 Jan 2019

“The losers of this cultural battle will most certainly be Americans, who are no longer free to keep dudes out of ladies restrooms, or to protect their children from learning about sodomy at age seven.” Ben Shapiro, 2014

“Common sense and conservatism are synonymous. …You have to violate the laws of common sense to take on a leftist idea.” Dennis Prager, 8 Feb 2019

“…[T]he natural state is disorder. The left appeals to the natural state. …Everything it touches, … it ruins—everything. It’s a totally destructive tornado ” Dennis Prager, 27 Oct 2018

Censorship, Hate Speech, Compelled Speech, and the Media

“If I say things you don’t like, that’s not hate speech, and if you think that it is hate speech, you’re a fascist.” Ben Shapiro

“When the majority of the people become like sheep, who will tolerate intolerance rather than make a fuss, then there is no limit to how far any group will go.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it.” G. K. Chesterton

“In a sense, the political left’s attempts to silence ideas they cannot, or will not, debate are a confession of intellectual bankruptcy.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“We shall soon be in a world in which a man may be howled down for saying that two and two make four, in which people will persecute the heresy of calling a triangle a three-sided figure, and hang a man for maddening a mob with the news that grass is green.” G. K. Chesterton

“A bigot is simply a sociologist without credentials.” Dinesh D’Souza

“The press are not the enemy of the people. The press are politically biased hacks. There is a difference.” Ben Shapiro

“Too many journalists see their work as an opportunity to promote their own pet political notions, rather than a responsibility to inform the public and let their readers and viewers decide for themselves.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“Funny how unchurched people who are so careful about being sensitive to the sensibilities of almost every minority feel entitled to casually and carelessly invoke ‘Jesus’ in reference to a minor daily annoyance.” Liam Hehir, 19 Dec 2018

“More careers have been destroyed by members of the radical gay community than by any other political or lifestyle community in America.” Ben Shapiro, 2014

“When you can’t even serve tacos without kowtowing to the gay agenda, you know the gay bullies have gone too far.” Ben Shapiro, 2014

“The sex bullies have taken over the social sphere. Now you’re considered intolerant if you simply want to protect the innocence of a child in the classroom, or think that you ought to be able to teach your kids about the advantages of traditional marriage, or believe that men and women are different from each other.” Ben Shapiro, 2014

Education

“The Democrats keep chanting ‘more diversity,’ but the one kind of diversity they will never mention is intellectual diversity—they have very little of it.” Dinesh D’Souza

“Our whole educational system, from the elementary schools to the universities, is increasingly turning out people who have never heard enough conflicting arguments to develop the skills and discipline required to produce a coherent analysis, based on logic and evidence.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“It has been the great tragedy of our time that people were taught to read and not taught to reason.” G. K. Chesterton

“One of the painful signs of years of dumbed-down education is how many people are unable to make a coherent argument. They can vent their emotions, question other people’s motives, make bold assertions, repeat slogans—anything except reason.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“The more I study the history of intellectuals, the more they seem like a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization bit by bit—replacing what works with what sounds good.” Prof Thomas Sowell

“It is certainly not society’s job to fill in the gaps where you have failed. It is your job to pick yourself up.” Ben Shapiro

“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. That principle is condemnation before investigation.” Rev. William H. Poole, 1879

“If you have your kids in school and they talk about equity, diversity, inclusivity, white privilege, systemic racism—any of that—you take your children out of the class. They are not being educated; they are being indoctrinated.” Prof Jordan Peterson

Religion – Creation and Evolution

“I would argue that the issue of God and the issue of science have the same roots.” Dinesh D’Souza

“It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.” G. K. Chesterton

“The God explanation is different from the science explanation. God no more competes with science as an explanation of the universe than Henry Ford competes with physics as an explanation of the motor car.” Prof John C. Lennox, 31 Jan 2019

Religion – Other

“The first effect of not believing in God, is that you lose your common sense.” G. K. Chesterton

“Truth divorced from experience must always dwell in the realm of doubt.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“God is not a symbol of goodness. Goodness is a symbol of God.” G. K. Chesterton

“Christ offends men because His gospel is intolerant of sin.” C. H. Spurgeon

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.” G. K. Chesterton

“It’s amazing how many nitwits take for granted that it’s ‘bigotry’ to oppose jihad mass murder and Sharia provisions that consign millions of women, gays and others to lives of pain and misery.” Robert Spencer, 5 Dec 2018

“There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.” G. K. Chesterton

“The modern world will accept no dogmas upon any authority; but it will accept any dogmas on no authority.” G. K. Chesterton

“I think Calvinism has been a greater curse than leprosy.” G. K. Chesterton

“For many people, the reluctance to embrace Christianity is as practical as it is intellectual. They want to know what the benefits of Christianity are, or what’s in it for them.” Dinesh D’Souza

“It’s hypocritical to assert the Bible’s logical authority to support your position while rejecting its personal authority to change your position. Sadly, unbelievers are often the first to introduce it into an argument. How humiliating to offer erroneous interpretations, only to have them easily demolished by someone who simply went to Sunday School.” Dave Pellowe, 19 Dec 2018

“I believe the holier a man becomes, the more he mourns over the unholiness which remains in him.” C. H. Spurgeon

“There may be some sins of which a man cannot speak, but there is no sin which the blood of Christ cannot wash away.” C. H. Spurgeon

“If I had never joined a church till I had found one that was perfect, I should never have joined one at all. And the moment I did join it, if I had found one, I should have spoiled it, for it would not have been a perfect church after I had become a member of it. Still, imperfect as it is, it is the dearest place on earth to us.” C. H. Spurgeon

“Whenever a man takes upon him to make additions to the Scriptures, he is likely to end with valuing his own additions above Scripture itself.” J. C. Ryle

“Men are never more awake to the good in the world than when they are furiously awake to the evil in the world.” G. K. Chesterton

“Christmas is not a holiday or a shopping season. Christmas is a sacred period. If someone says ‘Happy Holidays,’ respond with ‘Merry Christmas to you too.’ We hardly hear ‘Happy Holidays’ when it’s Ramadan or Eid or any other religious event. Because it’s not a holiday. Period.” Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, 20 Dec 2018

“We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man’s terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.” William Gurnall

“The salvation of a single soul is more important than the preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.” C. S. Lewis

“Only one life, twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.” C. T. Studd (poem)

“…[T]he anti-Jew is anti-human. … [T]here is no greater indicator of evil than antisemitism.” Dennis Prager, 8 Feb 2019

“…[R]ights come from God. It’s very basic. If they come from man, they are worthless, meaningless, pointless. That isn’t a matter of faith; it takes no faith to understand that. And the atheist can understand if rights come from men, men take them away. …But if they come from a transcendent source, no one can take them away.” Dennis Prager, 27 Oct 2018

Other Wise Words

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” George Santayana

“When we don’t know history—when we become ignorant of history, there will always be someone waiting to step in and take advantage of our ignorance.” David Wood, 27 March 2018

“The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice.” G. K. Chesterton

“Facts don’t care about your feelings.” Ben Shapiro, 6 Feb 2016

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” G. K. Chesterton

“If your ideals ignore reason, your instincts will ignore restraint.” G. K. Chesterton

“The terrible danger in the heart of our Society is that the tests are giving way. We are altering, not the evils, but the standards of good by which alone evils can be detected and defined.” G. K. Chesterton

“An imbecile habit has risen in modern controversy of saying that…some dogma was credible in the twelfth century, but is not credible in the twentieth. You might as well say that a certain philosophy can be believed on Mondays, but cannot be believed on Tuesdays.” G. K. Chesterton

“Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance.” G. K. Chesterton

“I’ve found, in my life experience, that the most ignorant and willfully ignorant are the most arrogant.” Chuck Woolery, 25 Jan 2019

“Twitter is the bathroom wall of the Internet.” Jason King, 25 Jan 2019

“All you are guaranteed in this life is adventure. And that’s a wonderful thing to be guaranteed .” Ben Shapiro, 8 Nov 2018

References for non-digital sources:

Grudem, W. 2010. Politics according to the Bible: A comprehensive resource for understanding modern political issues in light of scripture. Michigan: Zondervan.

Grudem, W. 2012. Evangelical feminism and Biblical truth: an analysis of over 100 disputed questions. Illinois: Crossway.

Shapiro, B. 2014. Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans. New York: Threshold Editions.

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