One professor told his students to write down, in order of priority, those things that they would be willing to die for. To his disbelief, all of the papers were turned in perfectly blank!
In 1775 Patrick Henry said: “Give me liberty or give me death,” a later generation said: “Give me liberty,” today’s generation says: “Give me.” We are a generation of horseleeches, crying “Give, give!” (Proverbs 30:15). We know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
To get some people to commit themselves to anything worthwhile is like trying to nail Jello to the wall. America has far too many characters and far too little character.
Ill fares the land to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates and men decay.
There is a reason the lions didn’t eat Daniel – they could find nothing but backbone.