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Michael Novak Quotes

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Christians must be Jews.
The truth of what we believe depends on the truth of Judaism,
depends on the first covenant.
- Michael Novak

Our political institutions work remarkably well.
They are designed to clang against each other.
The noise is democracy at work.
- Michael Novak

You're a sovereign as a citizen.
If you're not involved in your government,
you're not doing your job.
In the long run that's very bad for the Republic.
- Michael Novak

Individual freedom is a Jewish idea,
but it's one of the functions of Christianity to make this idea universal.
- Michael Novak


 

In God's eyes, there's not before and after.
Every moment of time is simultaneous to God.
- Michael Novak

Our Founders always wondered about how long it would last.
The price of liberty is everlasting vigilance.
You've got to be on your guard every minute or you will lose it.
- Michael Novak

We really feel happier when things look bleak.
Hope is endurance.
Hope is holding on and going on and trusting in the Lord.
- Michael Novak


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The universe moves in the direction of Liberty.
- Michael Novak

The Lord God, the creator of Judaism and the God of
Judaism and Christianity,
empowered our minds and gave us the ability to question.
- Michael Novak

Love is not a feeling of happiness.
Love is a willingness to sacrifice.
- Michael Novak

Jews do not have to be Christians.
Christianity is an offshoot of Judaism,
but too utopian, too hopeful, too unrealistic a turn.
- Michael Novak

In most of history, societies have not been free.
It's a very rare society that is free.
The default condition of human societies is tyranny.
- Michael Novak

To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia.
- Michael Novak

If you've ever been in a position in your life where
you just can't take any more,
you just have to get through the next second,
and the next second after that.
- Michael Novak

Practically every movie that shows the pope or even a bishop as a character,
and in much of western literature of the last 300 or 400 years,
these are portrayed as awful figures.
- Michael Novak

Not all of those who cry "The poor, the poor!" will
enter the kingdom of heaven.
- Michael Novak

Even rock stars are entitled to privacy.
- Michael Novak

Atheists in our midst are proof that all consciences
can be accommodated here,
even those that have no ground for holding that conscience is sacred,
inalienable, and prior to civil society.
- Michael Novak

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians.
Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Christians are supposed not merely to endure change,
nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

This is God's world, not Satan's.
Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians.
- Gary North

I cannot follow you Christians; for you try to crawl
through your life upon your knees,
while I stride through mine on my feet.
- Charles Bradlaugh

I did not want to reject religion as nonsense because
life seemed to have no ultimate purpose without it,
and most of the good people I knew were Christians.
- Luke Ford

Only the old are innocent.
That is what the Victorians understood,
and the Christians.
Original sin is a property of the young.
The old grow beyond corruption very quickly.
- Malcolm Bradbury

The Ten Commandments are the most visible symbol because
these commandments are recognized by Christians and
Jews alike as being the foundation of our system of public morality.
- Pat Robertson

Russians call me German, Germans call me Russian,
Jews call me a Christian, Christians a Jew.
- Anton Rubinstein

Are Christians too stupid that we can't write a script,
we can't film a movie OR we don't know how to act?
- Victoria Jackson

Christians are made, not born.
- Tertullian

This Epistle, is therefore a legacy to the Christians of all ages.
- John Strachan

This morning in the Washington Post there was a statistic
about how 85% of Americans are Christians.
- Sally Quinn

If the Christians who were alive in the 1770s behaved
and believed like the Christians of today,
there wouldn't be an America as we know it.
- Randall Terry

There hasn't been this much excitement since the Romans
fed the Christians to the Lions.
- Sid Waddell

Both Christians and religious Jews are finding it increasingly
difficult to practice their faiths through college
groups on so-called mainline campuses in the United States.
- Paul Weyrich

A lot of Republicans are white Christians,
but the Republican Party is reaching out to Hispanics,
and reaching out to blacks, and reaching out to Asians.
- Susan Estrich

The Christians had a better chance against the lions
than the American consumer has against the OPEC cartel.
- Ed Markey

I realised that God has placed Christians everywhere,
to support each other, to support the needy in those areas,
and that is the thing that I find is a great plus.
- Cliff Richard

Christians, like slaves and soldiers,
ask no questions.
- Jerry Falwell

Maybe if I could ever be a successful comedian then
I could be an example that Christians can also have fun.
- Victoria Jackson

Christians should be ready for a change because Jesus
was the greatest changer in history.
- Ralph Abernathy

You gotta love these Christians, they're humble people.
- Stephen Baldwin

I can understand why Christians call us heretics.
But most important, who will God call a heretic? From God's point of view,
my revelation is deeply orthodox.
- Sun Myung Moon

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians,
but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Poverty is from the devil and that God wants all Christians prosperous.
- Benny Hinn

Christians were regarded as separated from society
and therefore destructive of the Greco-Roman way of life.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

I believe that today's players who are Christians feel
that it's important and their responsibility to acknowledge their faith.
- Lynn Swann

Not only are Christians writing about Jesus,
but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are
taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus.
- John Clayton

We are Christians by the same title as we are natives of Perigord or Germany.
- Michel de Montaigne

The Media is ruled by Satan.
But yet I wonder if many Christians fully understand that.
- Jimmy Swaggart

It's kind of fun to listen to Christians who say:
I'm a New Testament Christian.
What other kind of Christian is there?
- Randall Terry

Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor -
but the Church is not a campaign.
- Rowan D. Williams

But to understand what it means to be strong and courageous,
Christians should look to the person of Christ.
- Marvin Olasky

There are the saints who were raptured at the beginning
of the tribulation period -
those are the Christians.
- Tim LaHaye

The data, however, do indicate that Christians who
see Jews through a 17th-century lens,
believing that most are thoroughly religious,
are thoroughly wrong.
- Marvin Olasky

The more you mow us down, the more numerous we grow;
the blood of Christians is seed.
- Tertullian

I want to love all the children of God -
Christian,
Jew, Moslem, Hindu, Buddhist - everyone.
I want to love gay Christians and straight Christians.
- Anne Rice

See how these Christians love one another.
- Tertullian

The trouble with born-again Christians is that they
are an even bigger pain the second time around.
- Herb Caen

The God of the Christians is a father who makes much of his apples,
and very little of his children.
- Denis Diderot

With participation in politics so low at the moment
I think Christians should ensure their views are represented
at all levels and not leave it to others.
- Iain Duncan Smith

It is tragic that many in America think of us -
Christians -
as being people who hate others.
- Anne Rice

There was no instruction to be thankful that the Christians were special people,
chosen people.
There was no nationalistic, political or ethnic superiority to be thankful for.
- John Clayton

Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it,
too, then it is only as those chosen with them,
as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.
- Karl Barth

And it's one thing to give people freedom and something
else to deny the rights of Christians to assert their
faith in order to keep Hindus from feeling upset.
- Pat Robertson

I've got news for you: There are going to be people
other than Christians in the hereafter.
What are you going to do about it? Are you not going to go?
- Jane Elliot

The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented
by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.
- Jerry Falwell

And in times and places where there was not much persecution,
people could become and continue Christians who neither
were nor professed to be very devoted persons.
- Robert Rainy

I have written on all sorts of subjects...
yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs,
all the Tories, and all the Christians.
- David Hume

This type of gathering is unprecedented.
The time has come for Christians to publicly affirm our Jewish roots,
distinctions and oneness in Jesus Christ.
- Bill McCartney

Christians were instructed to serve others,
and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the
fact that God offered a way for man to return to a
positive relationship with Him.
- John Clayton

Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced,
then we have not spoken rightly of Christ.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance,
but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
- Voltaire


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