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Valley Forge(from a speaker at the Valley forge Freedom and Leadership Youth Conference)

You come from bondage

Then you gain spiritual power

From spiritual power comes courage

From courage you gain freedom

Freedom grows into prosperity

But then becomes abundance

Abundance leads to complacency

Slips into apathy

And back to bondage


The Bible is the Ultimate Wisdom

Greater love has no one than this, that he may lay down his life for friends. John 15:13

A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teachings show integrity. Titus 2:7

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. PSALM 91:2

Your faith will keep you well.

Give gladly from your heart your whole life, and you truly will find happiness.

You walk by faith and not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

"Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all they soul and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength." Mark 12:30

"Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away form you." Ephesians 4:31

"Let the peace of God rule in your hearts." Colossians 3:15

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you." Colossians 3:16

"Respect and obey the Lord! This is the beginning of wisdom. To have understanding, you must know the Holy God. Proverbs 9:10


Words of Wisdom from great Commanders

"Trust in God and fear nothing." Lewis Armistead

"My power would fall if I did not support it with more victories." Napolean Bonaparte

"Draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson on how to fight a war

"I will be moving within the hour." "Stonewall" Jackson

"You can be whatever you resolve to be." "Stonewall" Jackson

"It is well this is so terrible, We should grow to fond of it." Robert E. Lee speaking about war in general at the battle of Fredricksburg

"If a man does his best, what else is there?" George Patton

Believe that you can whip the enemy, and you have won half the battle. JEB Stuart

Last Words

"Strike the tent." Robert E. Lee's

"No, no, let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees." "Stonewall" Jackson's


Common Soldier's Wisdom

"We gained only glory, and lost our bravest men." Captain in the 11th Va. Inf. talking about Pickett's Charge

"No, I stay right here and fight it out, or die in the attempt." Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing U.S.A. 4th U.S. Artillery, Battery A

"I felt proud of that charging column of Americans, even though they were rebels... They were citizen soldiers, American volunteers." 1st Lt. Benjamin F. Rittenhouse U.S.A. 5th U.S. Artillery, Battery D


I asked God for strength, that I might achieve...I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do great things...I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy...I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men...I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life...I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing I asked for --but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among men, most richly blessed!


Click here for more Words of Wisdom from the Great Benjamin Franklin

"In my opinion there never was a good war or a bad peace."

Talent is what a man possesses; genius is what possesses a man.


Miscellaneous Quotations of Wisdom

"A man may write at any time, if he will put himself doggedly to it. Dr. Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer

"The river flows through us, not by us. The sun shines in us, not around us."

"Do not follow where the path leads, rather go where there is no path and leave a trail"

"Look not with your eyes for they see only limitations, rather seek with understanding and you will find much more."

"Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts." Sam Rutigliano

"Men must pursue things which are just in present, and leave the future to divine Providence." British philosopher Sir Francis Bacon

"Place God first, everyone else second, and yourself third." C. William O'neil

"I think, therefore I am." Rene Descarte

"More important than victory is effort. At the center of effort is courage..." Anonymous

"No man is conquered until he himself hauls down his flag." Thomas E. Watson southern lawyer and Congressman

"Friendship is the only element that holds this world together." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember and Honor your Ancestors "For nothing is gone...Until it is Forgotten." Terry Stuckey

"Absolute power tends to corrupt, but absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely." Lord Acton

The art of conversation is dead in today's society.


The Wisdom of a President

"A person who represents themself in court has a fool for a client." Abraham Lincoln

"In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing." Theodore Roosevelt

"All we want is to be left alone." Jefferson Davis

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." Thomas Jefferson


The great songwriters share their Wisdom

"I can't remember all the times I tried to tell myself to hold on to these moments as they pass." Adam F. Duritz of "Counting Crows" from the song "A Long December"

"The bad nights take forever, and the good nights don't ever seem to last." Tom Petty from the song the "Best of Everything"

"the waiting is the hardest part." Tom Petty from the song "The Waiting"


The Wisdom of teachers on teaching and life in general

"When your views on the world and your intellect are being challenged and you begin to feel uncomfortable because of a contradiction you have detected that is threatening your current model of the world or some aspect of it-- pay attention. You are about to learn something. William Drury, Faculty Member College of the Atlantic

You mustnít allow others to dictate your happiness to you. If you do you will live a miserable existence. You must live life for yourself not for others. To many young people ruin themselves with the wrong people when if they would wait they would find the right ones. William G. May

Intelligence is nothing more than acquired knowledge. Brightness is your ability to learn. Good teachers have come to accept the fact that the majority of their students are brighter than they are. E. D. Shumaker

"Success does not just happen it is earned and expected."

"A teacher affects eternity, and can never tell where his influence stops." Henry Adams

"The word should be as cousin to the deed." Plato

"Don't have dreams because they are built in the subconscious. Have vision and make it come true." Steve McCullom **************************************************************************