Quotes of Will Rodgers 2018-44

Will Rodgers quotes     2018-44


Thought these would be interesting, based on current Washington, D.C. actions or in actions, that prevail in this quagmire we have in this dysfunctional environment of political leadership.


Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. Will Rogers

If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out? Will Rogers

Even though you are on the right track – you will get run over it, if you just sit there. Will Rogers

Den Betts     bettsden@gmail.com

MARTIN LUTHER Quotes 2018-16

MARTIN LUTHER    2018-16     Posted 2-13-18


Martin Luther was a German monk, priest, composer, theologist, and professor of the 15th Century and was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. The Lutheran religion of today is named after Martin Luther.   He made many statements and is quoted herein as just part of the thoughts that he had.

The below quotes are taken at random and are offered now:


To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.  

To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer. 

Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are.

I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen. 

Pray, and let God worry.  


The fewer the words, the better the prayer. 


You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.


Martin Luther

Robert F. Kennedy quote 2018-15

 ROBERT F. KENNEDY     2018-15

The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution – nor by the courts – nor by the officers of the law – nor by the lawyers – but by the men and women who constitute our society – who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law. 

 No one needs to tell me about the importance of the free press in a democratic society or about the essential role a newspaper can play in its community.

It is the right of government to protect the weak; it is the right of the weak to find in their courts fair treatment before the law. 

Robert F. Kennedy

Quotes Blaise Pascal #1 2015-133

Quotes   Blaise Pascal #1 2015-133 

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction”

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.                   Blaise Pascal 

How true, how true. Religion is a way of life for some and a way that is not of life. I say this because of the unmentionable young man in Oregon that killed people, apparently after asking them if they were religious.

I don’t think it mattered, what religion they were, just people that believed. How sad and terrible. I don’t know if the shooter was religious or not, but it does not matter either, he was a person doing evil things.      Den Betts

Quotes —- C. S. Lewis #2 2015-131

Quotes —- C. S. Lewis #2    2015-131 

The safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.

C.S. LEWIS            

            The evil one likes to make it easy for us to take the path that we would not want to tread if we knew we were going that way. Many of us are affected by this “easy way” that allows us to be tempted to do the things that go contrary to what we would not normally attempt. Each time I see on TV something that has happened by a person doing something stupid or bad, I think if that person had it to do over, would they? Or would they want those minutes back to try something different or better. This is true for many of us daily……… Den Betts

JFK Quote #2 2015-117

                                      JFK Quote #2     2015-117

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” JFK 

When will we as a society realize that being intolerant is not the way to be? We do NOT have to like the ways other people are that are different than us, but being tolerant of them is something we could try to achieve.

If we believe in something that is not the same as others, so be it. Also, so be it, if the others do not believe in what we believe; simple as that….. To condemn or oppress those that have the opposite thoughts is a persecution of others that cannot be reconciled.

The turmoil that pervades the world today, in the name of religion, is an example of this intolerance. Just where will it go? I do not know or course, but can see where nations of the world MUST do more than react in a war like atmosphere, and instead rely on intelligent means of communication to combat these feelings. I worry that the intelligence is not there though. These processes of thinking are not one about one religion, but about ALL religions to consider obtaining an answer to the problems that affect many or all of us today.


Den Betts

JOHN F. KENNEDY #1 2015-95

JOHN F. KENNEDY #1   2015-95 

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” JFK       

Much of this could pertain to today with the lack of compromise in Congress today. This is especially true with the election process coming this next year for President of the U.S.

Today, 6-25-15, the Supreme Court of the U.S. upheld what is called “Obama Care” or the “Affordable Health Care Law”. Is it a good law or a bad one? It does not matter, because it CAN be made into an excellent one if the Congress would quit being so partisan and tweak it where needed.

I feel that I am blessed with the Social Security Law and the Medicare Law that were passed in the past. I am fortunate that the leaders then, saw a need, and made and improved on the laws that make it possible to live the life I live now. So, I implore that those leaders today, DO SOMETHING, and quit blaming the “other side” and be responsible to the people that elected them.

Den Betts