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Whittaker Chambers Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Whittaker Chambers.

Political freedom is a political reading of the Bible.
- Whittaker Chambers

Human societies, like human beings, live by faith and die when faith dies.
- Whittaker Chambers

The chief fruit of the First World War was the Russian
Revolution and the rise of Communism as a national power.
- Whittaker Chambers

A man is not primarily a witness against something.
That is only incidental to the fact that he is a witness for something.
- Whittaker Chambers

 

I do not know any way to explain why God's grace touches
a man who seems unworthy of it.
- Whittaker Chambers

I see in Communism the focus of the concentrated evil of our time.
- Whittaker Chambers

In 1937, I began, like Lazarus, the impossible return.
- Whittaker Chambers

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On that road of the informer, it is always night.
I cannot ever inform against anyone without feeling something die within me.
I inform without pleasure, because it is necessary.
- Whittaker Chambers

A nation's life is about as long as its reverential memory.
- Whittaker Chambers

Every man is crucified upon the cross of himself.
- Whittaker Chambers

I know that I am leaving the winning side for the losing side,
but it is better to die on the losing side than to live under Communism.
- Whittaker Chambers

The Communist vision is the vision of man without God.
- Whittaker Chambers

Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks,
in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime,
violence, infamy, even at the cost of life.
The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death.
- Whittaker Chambers

When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children.
You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs
always upon the cross of himself.
And when you know that this is true of every man,
woman and child on earth, you will be wiser.
- Whittaker Chambers

For in this century, within the next decades,
will be decided for generations whether all mankind is to become Communist,
whether the whole world is to become free,
or whether, in the struggle, civilization as we know
it is to be completely destroyed or completely changed.
- Whittaker Chambers

At issue in the Hiss Case was the question whether this sick society,
which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity
still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great
that he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good,
including life, to defend it.
- Whittaker Chambers

At issue was the question whether this man's faith
could prevail against a man whose equal faith it was
that this society is sick beyond saving,
and that mercy itself pleads for its swift extinction
and replacement by another.
- Whittaker Chambers

A witness, in the sense that I am using the word,
is a man whose life and faith are so completely one
that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith,
he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences.
- Whittaker Chambers

My children, as long as you live, the shadow of the
Hiss Case will brush you.
In every pair of eyes that rests on you,
you will see pass, like a cloud passing behind a woods in winter,
the memory of your father - dissembled in friendly eyes,
lurking in unfriendly eyes.
- Whittaker Chambers

On a scale personal enough to be felt by all,
but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time -
Communism and Freedom -
came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men.
- Whittaker Chambers

It is popular to call it a crisis of the Western world.
It is in fact a crisis of the whole world.
Communism, which claims to be a solution of the crisis,
is itself a symptom and an irritant of the crisis.
- Whittaker Chambers

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro PHOTO

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor PHOTO

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy PHOTO

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela PHOTO

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.
- Winston Churchill

Peace is its own reward.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

We must adjust to changing times
and still hold to unchanging principles.
- Jimmy Carter

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett


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