250+ Best Quotes About "Abiding"

250+ Best Quotes About “Abiding”

The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should  also have guns. Otherwise, they will win and the decent people will lose.  ~James Earl Jones

 

I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.  ~Joseph Smith, Jr.

 

Faith is the capacity of the soul to perceive the abiding, the invisible in the visible.  Leo Baeck

 

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.  ~George Bernard Shaw

 

The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.  ~Harper Lee

 

Arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order.  ~Thomas Paine

 

All these things He must be in me, abiding, living, speaking in me; that I may be the righteousness of God in Him (2 Cor. v. 21); not in love, nor in gifts and graces which follow; but in Him.  ~Martin Luther

 

Abide with me from morn to eve, / For without Thee I cannot live: / Abide with me when night is nigh. / For without Thee I dare not die.  ~John Keble

 

The old people came literally to love the soil and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. It was good for the skin to touch the earth and the old people liked to remove their moccasins and walk with bare feet on the sacred earth. Their tipis were built upon the earth and their altars were made of earth. The birds that flew into the air came to rest upon the earth and it was the final abiding place of all things that lived and grew. The soil was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing.  ~Luther Standing Bear

 

As an artist I have an even more abiding interest in the compact between the Arts and Government.  ~Theodore Bikel

 

Law-abiding citizens value privacy. Terrorists require invisibility. The two are not the same, and they should not be confused.  ~Richard Perle

 

There’s no abiding success without commitment.  ~Tony Robbins

 

Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives.  ~Thomas S. Monson

 

A wicked mortal is not the idea of God. He is little else than the expression of error. To suppose that sin, lust, hatred, envy, hypocrisy, revenge, have life abiding in them, is a terrible mistake. Life and Life’s idea, Truth and Truth’s idea, never make men sick, sinful, or mortal.  ~Mary Baker Eddy

 

visionary world, condition strange, Where naught abiding is but only change.  ~James Russell Lowell

 

As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.  ~Adlai E. Stevenson

 

Ray Charles revolutionary approach to music was also reflected in his politics and his deep and abiding commitment to Martin Luther King and the plight of African-Americans. Ray Charles may not have been on the front lines, but he put his money where his mouth was.  ~Diane Watson

 

For most people to be happy, there has to be a person, place, or thing involved in their happiness. In true happiness, there are no things involved. It’s a natural state. You will abide in that state forever.  ~Robert Adams

 

I have commanded that my [titulary] abide like the mountains; when the sun shines its rays are bright upon the titulary of my majesty; my Horus is high upon the standard … forever.  ~Hatshepsut

 

When the penalty for a policeman’s mistake is to put a criminal back out on the street, then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens.  ~Gary Bauer

 

We’re not lawbreakers, we’re law-abiding, and intend to stay that way.  ~Panayiotis Zavos

 

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.  ~Thomas Paine

 

Blessed is the pilgrim, who in every place, and at all times of this his banishment in the body, calling upon the holy name of Jesus, calleth to mind his native heavenly land, where his blessed Master, the King of saints and angels, waiteth to receive him. Blessed is the pilgrim who seeketh not an abiding place unto himself in this world; but longeth to be dissolved, and be with Christ in heaven.  ~Thomas a Kempis

 

As we grow older and realize more clearly the limitations of human happiness, we come to see that the only real and abiding pleasure in life is to give pleasure to other people.  ~P. G. Wodehouse

 

My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.  ~Barack Obama

 

I believe, with abiding conviction, that this people-nurtured by their deep faith, tutored by their hard lessons, moved by their high aspirations-have the will to meet the trials that these times impose.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson

 

Like all other law-abiding Americans, I fully support legal immigration.  ~Ted Nugent

 

Blatant attempts to attack a constitutionally guaranteed right and a law-abiding industry.  ~Rob Bishop

 

Love is the fruit of prayer … Patiently abiding in prayer signifies a man’s renunciation of himself. Therefore the self-denial of the soul turns into love for God.  ~Isaac of Nineveh

 

Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists.  ~Eudora Welty

 

A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.  ~Diogenes

 

First of all I would make about 80% of the people law-abiding citizens again. The policy which is carried out now makes every entrepreneur and businessman a thief against his own will.  ~Alexander Lebed

 

There is simply no room for anti-Semitism in a democratic and law-abiding state.  ~Aleksander Kwasniewski

 

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.  ~William Butler Yeats

 

All the research shows that being married, with all its ups and downs, is by far the most effective way of making young men law-abiding and giving them a sense of purpose and self-worth.  ~Ferdinand Mount

 

If were going to change the laws, lets change them in ways which makes it easier to catch criminals, and yet at the same time protect the Second Amendment rights of our law-abiding citizens.  ~John Dingell

 

Man’s abiding happiness is not in getting anything but in giving himself up to what is greater than himself, to ideas which are larger than his individual life, the idea of his country, of humanity, of God.  ~Rabindranath Tagore

 

Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries.  ~Luis Bunuel

 

There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see.  ~Vera Brittain

 

Todays youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their sore and yellow as this splendid mans creations have in mine!  ~Peter Cushing

 

…Virtually never are murderers the ordinary, law-abiding people against whom gun bans are aimed. Almost without exception, murderers are extreme aberrants with lifelong histories of crime, substance abuse, psychopathology, mental retardation and/or irrational violence against those around them, as well as other hazardous behavior, e.g., automobile and gun accidents.  ~Don Kates

 

Non-cooperation is beyond the reach of the bayonet. It has found an abiding place in the Indian heart. Workers like me will go when the hour has struck, but non-cooperation will remain.  ~Mahatma Gandhi

 

A clear enunciation of these rights needs to be enshrined in the constitution to guarantee that this basic right of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen shall not be infringed upon by anti-gun public officials.  ~Charlton Heston

 

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means… airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.  ~Cecil Beaton

 

You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don’t enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It’s not the law-abiding citizens, it’s not the person who uses it as a hobby.  ~Michael Steele

 

I inherited a sick economy and passed on a sound one. But one abiding regret for me is that, in between, I did not have the resources to put in place the educational and social changes about which I cared to much; I made only a beginning, and it was not enough.  ~John Major

 

After more than two decades of trying to destroy the firearms rights of more than 80 million law-abiding American gun owners – and statistically failing to show any impact on violent crime – the Brady ‘Campaign Against Illegal Guns’ is yet another crusade whose ultimate goal is to trample the Second Amendment into dust.  ~Alan Gottlieb

 

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.  ~Dolly Parton

 

Law-abiding Americans deserve to know that their government will not secretly tap their phones, read their medical records, access their library accounts or otherwise invade their personal lives, with no oversight or accountability. Law-abiding Americans also deserve to know that when law enforcement can show an impartial judge clear evidence of criminal activity or a threat to national security, swift and decisive action will be taken to protect the public. That is the balance we must achieve.  ~Ralph Neas

 

Humor, warm and all-embracing as the sunshine, bathes its objects in a genial and abiding light.  ~Edwin Percy Whipple

 

 

The Formless Supreme Being abides in the Realm of Eternity. Over His creation He casts His glance of grace. In that Realm are contained all the continents and the universes, Exceeding in number all count. Of creation worlds upon worlds abide therein; All obedient to His will; He watches over them in bliss, And has each constantly in mind.  ~Guru Nanak

 

True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.  ~Ellen G. White

 

The aims of these three groups are entirely irreconcilable. The aim of the High is to remain where they are. The aim of the Middle is to change places with the High. The aim of the Low, when they have an aim-for it is an abiding characteristic of the Low that they are too much crushed by drudgery to be more than intermittently conscious of anything outside their daily lives -is to abolish all distinctions and create a society in which all men shall be equal.  ~George Orwell

 

Ethics are not necessarily to do with being law-abiding. I am very interested in the moral path, doing the right thing.  ~Kate Atkinson

 

No conventional therapy can release us from a deep and abiding psychic pain. Through prayer we find what we cannot find elsewhere: a peace that is not of this world.  ~Marianne Williamson

 

It’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove.  ~Denzel Washington

 

…but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.  ~Harper Lee

 

Lessons not learned in blood are soon forgotten.  ~Gerard Butler

 

It’s not what you know, it’s what you think you know.  ~Steve Martin

 

I have faith that the Constitution will be saved as prophesied by Joseph Smith. It will be saved by the righteous citizens of this nation who love and cherish freedom. It will be saved by enlightened members of this Church-among others-men and women who understand and abide the principles of the Constitution….I testify that the God of heaven sent some of His choicest spirits to lay the foundation of this government, and He has now sent other choice spirits to help preserve it.  ~Ezra Taft Benson

 

The teaching of their ancient belief is filled with truth for the present day. Its profound sense of justice, nation to nation, man to man, is an essential part of every religious and social order. The health of our society depends upon a deep and abiding respect for the basic commandments of the God of Israel.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

The danger is that we may fail to perceive life’s greatest meaning, fall short of its highest good, miss its deepest and most abiding happiness, be unable to render the most needed service, be unconscious of life ablaze with the light of the Presence of God – and be content to have it so – that is the danger. That some day we may wake up and find that always we have been busy with the husks and trappings of life – and have really missed life itself.  ~Phillips Brooks

 

Her heart is full of joy with love, for in the Lord her mind is stilled. She has renounced every selfish attachment and draws abiding joy and strength from the One within. She lives not for herself, but lives to serve the Lord of Love in all, and swims across the sea of life breasting its rough waves joyfully.  ~Teresa of Avila

 

Abiding fully means praying much.  ~Andy Murray

 

How dare politicians continue to pass insane laws forcing good, law-abiding people to be defenseless and helpless.  ~Ted Nugent

 

Never be hurried out of the relationship of abiding in Him.  ~Oswald Chambers

 

There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed.  ~Ted Nugent

 

Trust perfected is prayer perfected. Trust looks to receive the thing asked for and gets it. Trust is not a belief that God can bless or that He will bless, but that He does bless, here and now. Trust always operates in the present tense. Hope looks toward the future. Trust looks to the present. Hope expects. Trust possesses. Trust receives what prayer acquires. So, what prayer needs, at all times, is abiding and abundant trust.  ~Edward McKendree Bounds

 

If he who breaks the law is not punished, he who obeys it is cheated. This, and this alone, is why lawbreakers ought to be punished: to authenticate as good, and to encourage as useful, law-abiding behavior. The aim of criminal law cannot be correction or deterrence; it can only be the maintenance of the legal order.  ~Thomas Szasz

 

A guest worker program should help farmers who are willing to pay a fair wage for law-abiding, dependable workers – not punish them … And for this reason I support replacing the H-2A program and implementing new policies that will bring our illegal agricultural workers out of the shadows, as a first step in the process of overhauling our nation’s immigration system.  ~Bob Goodlatte

 

Given – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits, if He is approached with a sincere and repentant heart, the question for those who do not believe in God is to abide by their own conscience. There is sin, also for those who have no faith, in going against one’s conscience. Listening to it and abiding by it means making up one’s mind about what is good and evil.  ~Pope Francis

 

If you expect the worst from a person, you can’t ever be disappointed… The pessimist takes a sort of gloomy pleasure in observing the depths to which human behaviour can sink. The more sin he sees, the more his belief in Original Sin is confirmed. Everyone likes to have his deepest convictions confirmed; that is one of the most abiding of human satisfaction.  ~Anthony Burgess

 

Happiness is the sense that one matters. Happiness is an abiding enthusiasm. Happiness is single-mindedness. Happiness is whole-heartedness. Happiness is a by-product. Happiness is faith.  ~Sam Shoemaker

 

The gun control mentality is ruthlessly absurd. It suggests that you pass a law which will bind law-abiding citizens — they won’t have access to weapons. Now, we know that criminals, by definition, are people who don’t obey laws. Therefore, you can pass all the laws that you want, they will still have access to these weapons, just as they have access to illegal drugs and other things right now. That means you end up with a situation in which the law-abiding folks can’t defend themselves, and the crooks have all the guns.  ~Alan Keyes

 

Joy emanates out of the abiding sense of God’s fierce love for us.  ~Margaret Feinberg

 

Hope looks toward the future. Trust looks to the present. Hope expects. Trust possesses…what prayer needs, at all times, is abiding and abundant trust.  ~Edward McKendree Bounds

 

Swiftly the head mass becomes an enchanted loom where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving pattern, always a meaningful pattern though never an abiding one…  ~Charles Scott Sherrington

 

Christian humility does not consist in denying what there is of good in us; but in an abiding sense of ill-desert, and in the consciousness that what we have of good is due to the grace of God.  ~Charles Hodge

 

Watch against lip religion. Above all abide in Christ and he will abide in you.  ~Robert Murray M’Cheyne

 

Affection may be abiding and love may be abiding, but the state of being in love is transitory.  ~Jo Coudert

 

I’m a very law-abiding citizen, and I’ve never consciously broken any law. I get nervous just jaywalking in Los Angeles!  ~Gillian Jacobs

 

Judges have no actual power of enforcement. They don’t have troops to carry out orders. They have no power of the purse. Yet our system of laws depends on lowly citizens and presidents abiding by court rulings.  ~Nina Totenberg

 

A man becomes spiritual insofar as he lives a spiritual life. He begins to see God in all things, to see His power and might in every manifestation. Always and everywhere he sees himself abiding in God and dependent on God for all things. But insofar as a man lives a bodily life, so much he does he do bodily things; He doesn’t see God in anything, even in the the most wondrous manifestations of His Divine power. In all things he sees body, material, everywhere and always – “God is not before his eyes.” (Ps. 35:2)  ~John of Kronstadt

 

Our work, abiding, shall bring to us the endless glory with which God at last overpays the toils, even as now He overanswers the poor prayers of His laboring servants.  ~Alexander MacLaren

 

all we have is our deep and abiding love for each other. We can’t loose that or we loose ourselves. If we don’t help each other, who will?  ~Sarah Addison Allen

 

The greatness of peoples springs from their ability to grasp the grand conceptions of being. It is the absorption of a people, of a nation, of a rare, in large majestic and abiding things which lifts them up to the skies.  ~Alexander Crummell

 

If we could, and we must, establish a deep long abiding relationship with nature, with the actual trees, the bushes, the flowers, the grass and the fast moving clouds, then we would never slaughter another human being for any reason whatsoever.  ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

The time has come to end the deadly experiment of disarming peaceable, law-abiding citizens near schools.  ~Steve Stockman

 

The enlargement of liberty for individual human beings must be the supreme goal and abiding practice of any western society.  ~Robert Kennedy

 

All fruit grows through abiding, not striving.  ~Bill Johnson

 

The busyness of things obscures our concentration on God … Never let a hurried lifestyle disturb the relationship of abiding in Him. This is an easy thing to allow, but we must guard against it.  ~Oswald Chambers

 

Self-consciousness, that’s what it is. Always my abiding vice. I keep seeing myself. Me watching myself watching others watch me. How do you lose that? What’s the trick?  ~Stephen Fry

 

a real man is happy and eager to live by your rules, as long as he knows what the rules are and he’s sure that abiding by those rules will help keep the woman he loves happy  ~Steve Harvey

 

Daring enthusiasm And abiding cheerfulness Can accomplish everything on earth Without fail.  ~Sri Chinmoy

 

Nothing can be more touching than to behold a soft and tender female, who had been all weakness and dependence, and alive to every trivial roughness while treading the prosperous paths of life, suddenly rising in mental force to be the comforter and supporter of her husband under misfortune, and abiding with unshrinking firmness the bitterest blast of adversity.  ~Washington Irving

 

Contentment is not escape from the battle, but rather an abiding peace and confidence in the midst of the battle.  ~Warren W. Wiersbe

 

There’s a lot of levels of metanarrative that I like to play with. That’s why I like the Ghostfacers, because we actually managed to come back off the strike with an episode that claimed that the CW wasn’t able to get an episode of Supernatural done fast enough. So the prelude to ‘Ghostfacers!’ is the Ghostfacers going, ‘Yeah, those fat-cat writers, we’ve got a show that’s better than that bullshit anyway.’ I mean, that’s pretty cool in the world of metanarrative, which is, I have to admit, one of my abiding passions.  ~Ben Edlund

 

When you know who you truly are, there is an abiding alive sense of peace. You could call it joy because that’s what joy is: vibrantly alive peace. It is the joy of knowing yourself as the very life essence before life takes on form. That is the joy of Being – of being who you truly are.  ~Eckhart Tolle

 

Let me get this straight. A mentally ill madman goes on a shooting spree to assassinate a United States Congressperson… and the lesson learned by liberals is that guns must be taken away from law-abiding citizens? Really? What’s the connection between a mentally ill nutcase and perfectly sane, responsible people? There is none.  ~Wayne Allyn Root

 

I found earthquakes, even when I was in them, deeply satisfying, abruptly revealed evidence of the scheme in action. That the schemes could destroy the works of man might be a personal regret but remained, in the larger picture I had come to recognize, a matter of abiding indifference. No eye was on the sparrow. No eye was watching me.  ~Joan Didion

 

One who is by nature daring and is suffering from poverty will not long be law-abiding. Indeed, any men, save those that are truly good, if their sufferings are very great, will be likely to rebel.  ~Confucius

 

When you abide in the I you’re abiding in the ego. The I is really the ego, the small I. It turns into the Self eventually.  ~Robert Adams

 

To forge an untouchable, invulnerable identity is actually a sign of retreat from this world; of weakness, a sign of fear rather than strength, and betrays a strange misunderstandin g of an abiding, foundational and necessary reality: that untouched, we disappear.  ~David Whyte

 

The key fallacy of so called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available.  ~Thomas Sowell

 

I think that there is just a deep and abiding sexism that’s part of your life from the moment that you’re conscious as a female.  ~Liz W. Garcia

 

In our nation there are two classes of nobility: the law-abiding workers and the law-abiding employers who sustain each other.  ~Cullen Hightower

 

I know – from personal experience – that abiding values and abundant visions are learned in the homes of our people.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson

 

Abide in Jesus, the sinless One – which means, give up all of self and its life, and dwell in God’s will and rest in His strength. This is what brings the power that does not commit sin.  ~Andy Murray

 

When you know who you truly are, there is an abiding alive sense of peace. You could call it joy because that’s what joy is: vibrantly alive peace. It is the joy of knowing yourself as the very life essence before life takes on form. That is the joy of Being – of being who you truly are.  ~Eckhart Tolle

 

Music forecasts the past, recalls the future. Now and then the difference falls away, and in one simple gift of circling sound, the ear solves the scrambled cryptogram. One abiding rhythm, present and always, and you’re free. But a few measures more, and the cloak of time closes back around you.  ~Richard Powers

 

Sportsmanship is the ethical and moral dimension of sports. It is demonstrated by a number of attributes and attitudes such as fair play, respect for the rules and traditions of the sport and various traits of good character including integrity (abiding by the letter and spirit of the rules and concepts of honor); demonstrated respect for others including teammates, opponents, officials and spectators; accountability, self-control, and graciousness in victory and defeat.  ~Michael Josephson

 

True salvation always produces an abiding change of nature in a true convert. Therefore, whenever holiness of life does not accompany a confession of conversion, it must be understood that this individual is not a Christian.  ~Jonathan Edwards

 

A life in Christ is a life of restfulness. There may be no ecstasy of feeling, but there should be an abiding peaceful trust. Your hope is not in yourself; it is in Christ. Your weakness is united to His strength, your ignorance to His wisdom, your frailty to His enduring might….Let the mind dwell upon His love, upon the beauty, the perfection of His character.  ~Ellen G. White

 

There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude, and peace. The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten. It is an antidote to insecurity, the open door to waterways of ages past and a way of life with profound and abiding satisfactions. When a man is part of his canoe, he is part of all that canoes have ever known.  ~Sigurd F. Olson

 

Abiding in peace makes us a threat to any storm.  ~Bill Johnson

 

I don’t know why liberals want to disarm the law-abiding population, but I do know that not a single argument proffered stands the light of facts. Armed citizens deter far more crimes than the police, and far more lives are saved by the intended victim being armed than are lost in firearm accidents.  ~Paul Craig Roberts

 

But what Davenport had been born into had taken so much from her, leaving her with just the wickedest and the worst. Her father had given her life, and then taken every scrap of joy or freedom, and even now that he was dead, all he had left her with was a deep, abiding hatred for what she was.  ~Brenna Yovanoff

 

If there is an abiding theme in ‘The Pursuit of Happiness,’ it is the idea that you come into the world already shaped by other people’s past histories.  ~Douglas Kennedy

 

Gun control has proved to be a grievous failure, a means of disarming honest citizens without limiting firepower available to those who prey on the law-abiding. Attempting to use the legal system to punish the weapon rather than the person misusing the weapon is similarly doomed to fail.  ~Doug Bandow

 

If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. The first people who are going to be in line to turn in their guns are law-abiding citizens. Criminals are going to be left with guns. I believe that concealed carry is a way of reducing gun violence.  ~Gary Johnson

 

Let me get this straight. A mentally ill madman goes on a shooting spree to assassinate a United States Congressperson… and the lesson learned by liberals is that guns must be taken away from law-abiding citizens? Really? What’s the connection between a mentally ill nutcase and perfectly sane, responsible people? There is none.  ~Wayne Allyn Root

 

An abiding and central concern of philosophy and religion alike is the fear that the world is alien to human beings, that nature is, in Hegel’s words, ‘out and out other’ to ‘spirit’. It’s easy enough to see how ‘constructivist’ or ‘humanist’ conceptions are efforts to dispel this fear.  ~David E. Cooper

 

‘Hail, you who are highly favored, the Lord is with you’ (Lk. 1:28)! Thus does the holy Church invoke the most holy Virgin, the Mother of God. But the Lord is also with every pious soul that believes in Him. The Lord’s abiding with the Virgin Mary before she conceived the Savior is not a particularity proper to the most pure Virgin alone. The Lord is with every believing soul: ‘The Lord is with you.’ These words may be said to everyone who keeps the Lord’s commandments.  ~John of Kronstadt

 

The value of a dollar is to buy just things; a dollar goes on increasing in value with all the genius and all the virtue of the world. A dollar in a university is worth more than a dollar in a jail; in a temperate, schooled, law-abiding community than in some sink of crime, where dice, knives, and arsenic are in constant play.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Gun-free zones don’t deter criminals-they help them by providing a guarantee that they will not face any armed resistance. But they do deter the law-abiding. A faculty member with a concealed-handgun permit who breaks the campus gun ban would be fired and likely find it impossible to get admitted to another school. Bringing a firearm into a gun-free zone can have serious adverse consequences for law-abiding people. But for someone like the Virginia Tech killer, the threat of expulsion is no deterrent at all.  ~Glenn Beck

 

We looked at the venerable stream not in the vivid flush of a short day that comes and departs forever, but in the august light of abiding memories.  ~Joseph Conrad

 

In terms of creation, I have never thought of suiting any system or abiding by any rules. In this respect I have remained free. The necessity has grown, as we have gotten bigger, to think about commercial aspects of the business more and more, because of the responsibility we have toward our staff and our factories.  ~Rei Kawakubo

 

Making improvements to our background check system and cracking down on illegal gun trafficking are common-sense ways to prevent violence without punishing law abiding gun owners. We owe it to the American people to take real action to reduce gun violence in our communities.  ~Martin Heinrich

 

I do not accept that we cannot find a common sense way to preserve our traditions, including our basic second amendment freedoms and the rights of law abiding gun owners, while at the same time reducing the gun violence that unleashes so much mayhem on a regular basis.  ~Barack Obama

 

The Portal of God is nonexistence. All things sprang from nonexistence. Existence could not make existence existence. It must have proceeded from nonexistence, and nonexistence and nothing are one. Herein is the abiding place of the sage.  ~Zhuangzi

 

An abiding preoccupation for me is how much of our lives are invisible and unknown by other people like the Chekhov story The Lady With the Little Dog.  ~Claire Messud

 

We know that when law-abiding citizens who know how to utilize a firearm have one on their person, it helps prevent crime.  ~Paul Broun

 

One of the greatest hinderances of abiding in God is the lack of ability to say NO to people and opportunities.  ~Mike Bickle

 

There’s a lot of levels of metanarrative that I like to play with. That’s why I like the Ghostfacers, because we actually managed to come back off the strike with an episode that claimed that the CW wasn’t able to get an episode of Supernatural done fast enough. So the prelude to ‘Ghostfacers!’ is the Ghostfacers going, ‘Yeah, those fat-cat writers, we’ve got a show that’s better than that bullshit anyway.’ I mean, that’s pretty cool in the world of metanarrative, which is, I have to admit, one of my abiding passions.  ~Ben Edlund

 

The fingerprinting requirement affected only law-abiding citizens that want to buy firearms. It had no impact on Baltimore’s criminal element at all.  ~Gregory Kane

 

pacifists lead a lonely life. Not even gathering together can take the place of that vast, warm sun of approval that is shed on motherhood, on law-abiding, on killing, and on making money. Someday will we come into our own? Well, motherhood may move into the shade. Law-abiding is going through a trauma. But killing and making money are good for a long, long time.  ~Josephine Winslow Johnson

 

The state’s interest in marriage is stability. Generally speaking, polygamy does not work for stability. Inherent in the whole polygamous movement is a deep and abiding misogyny and denigration of women. So polygamy is objectionable on lots of grounds.  ~Gene Robinson

 

The pursuit of science, the study of the great works, the value of free inquiry, in short, the very idea of living the life of the mind – yes, these formative and abiding principles of higher education in America had their first and firmest advocate, and their greatest embodiment, in a tall, fair-headed, friendly man who watched this university take form from the mountainside where he lived, the university whose founding he called a crowning achievement to along and well-spent life.  ~Ronald Reagan

 

Progress will march if we hold an abiding faith in the intelligence, the initiative, the character, the courage, and the divine touch in the individual. We can safeguard these ends if we give to each individual that opportunity for which the spirit of America stands.  ~Herbert Hoover

 

The intimation never wholly deserts us that there is, in the unformed activities of childhood and youth, the possibilities of a better life for the community as well as for individuals here and there. This dim sense is the ground of our abiding idealization of childhood.  ~John Dewey

 

We must have sweeping, generous immigration reform, make existing law- abiding Hispanics welcome. Most are hard working family people.  ~Rupert Murdoch

 

I say the phone records of law abiding citizens are none of their damn business!  ~Rand Paul

 

An important characteristic of calm abiding meditation is to let go of any goal and simply sit for the sake of sitting. We breathe in and out, and we just watch that. Nothing else.  ~Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

 

We are in China in obedience to the command of our Lord; and the purpose of our Mission is to disciple and make Christians of this great nation.. . This is a great spiritual work, and to secure success in it we need the abiding presence of the Spirit, and through the Spirit such a full baptism of power as will perfectly fit each one of us for the special work which God has given him to do.  ~Griffith John

 

Let us hold fast to the iron rod. The Savior urged us to put our hand to the plow without looking back. In that spirit we are being asked to have humility and a deep and abiding faith in the Lord and to move forward-trusting in him, refusing to be diverted from our course, either by the ways of the world or the praise of the world.  ~Spencer W. Kimball

 

Developing the capacity for clear light dreams is similar to developing the capacity of abiding in the non-dual presence of rigpa during the day.  In the beginning, rigpa and thought seem different, so that in the experience of rigpa there is no thought, and if thought arises we are distracted and lose rigpa.  But when stabliity in rigpa is developed, thought simply arises and dissolves without in the least obscuring rigpa; the practitioner remains in non-dual awareness.  ~Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

 

There is a spiritual law of choosing, believing, abiding, and holding steady in our walk with God, which is essential to the working of the Holy Spirit either in our sanctification or healing.  ~Lettie Cowman

 

It is unclear how disarming law-abiding citizens would better protect them from the dangers and threats posed by those who would flout the law. It is at just such times that the constitutional right to self-defense is most precious and must be protected from government overreach.  ~Rick Scott

 

Throughout my life I have taken detours in acting and writing, but art remains my abiding passion.  ~Gloria Vanderbilt

 

The American way is the way most law-abiding Americans live – in debt. Does this make a balanced budget un-American?  ~Cullen Hightower

 

I have a vision of the whole Church getting nearer to God by abiding by the precepts of the Book of Mormon.  ~Ezra Taft Benson

 

I have no feud, either with my employers, any sponsors, or with the professional critics of radio and television. But I am seized with an abiding fear regarding what these two instruments are doing to our society, our culture and our heritage.  ~Edward R. Murrow

 

This Ayah indicates that the pious person should express his love to Allah by believing in His Prophet and following the Message, and through obeying the Prophet, abiding by his orders, leaving what he prohibits and obeying all what Allah has revealed to him, because that is the vivid expression of the practical love that fills his whole entity.  ~Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah

 

The flames of freedom which were lighted across this great land of ours in Thomas Jefferson’s day have continued to burn with an intense and magnetic light for nearly 200 years. They have been fed by the spiritual fuel which abounds only in a land where an abiding faith in God and recognition of Him as the true Author of Liberty prevail.  ~J. Edgar Hoover

 

The great and abiding lesson of American history, particularly the Cold War, is that the engine of capitalism – the individual – is mightier than any collective.  ~Rand Paul

 

It would have been impossible for me to have told anyone what I derived from these novels, for it was nothing less than a sense of life itself.  ~Richard Wright

 

In this flowing stream, then, on which there is no abiding, what is there of the things which hurry by on which a man would set a high price? It would be just as if a man should fall in love with one of the sparrows which fly by, but it has already passed out of sight.  ~Marcus Aurelius

 

Isn’t it time that these most ancient sorrows of ours grew fruitful? Time that we tenderly loosed ourselves from the loved one, and, unsteadily, survived: the way the arrow, suddenly all vector, survives the string to be more than itself. For abiding is nowhere.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Some clubs want to win so much they’ll do anything to get it. Our approach has been just the opposite. We’ve tried to do things the right way. And the right way is [abiding by] the rules and regulations … I may not like all of them, but once they are [official], we play by them.  ~Don Shula

 

His conclusion was that things were not always what they appeared to be. The cub’s fear of the unknown was an inherited distrust, and it had now been strengthened by experience. Thenceforth, in the nature of things, he would possess an abiding distrust of appearances.  ~Jack London

 

Because you won’t get gun control by disarming law abiding citizens. There’s only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up, and if you don’t actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time.  ~Ronald Reagan

 

She surrounded herself with books at work and at home. Her living space was a testament to her first and abiding love with shelves jammed with books tables crowded with them. She saw them not only as knowledge entertainment comfort even sanity but as a kind of artful decoration.  ~Nora Roberts

 

Ironically, it was the father’s blessing that actually “financed” the prodigal son’s trip away from the Father’s face! and it was the son’s new revelation of his poverty of heart that propelled him back into his Father’s arms. Sometimes we use the very blessings that God gives us to finance our journey away from the centrality of Christ. It’s very important that we return back to ground zero, to the ultimate eternal goal of abiding with the Father’s in intimate communion. (pg. 243)  ~Tommy Tenney

 

I wish I could leave you certain of the images in my mind, because they are so beautiful that I hate to think they will be extinguished when I am. Well, but again, this life has its own mortal loveliness. And memory is not strictly mortal in its nature, either. It is a strange thing, after all, to be able to return to a moment, when it can hardly be said to have any reality at all, even in its passing. A moment is such a slight thing. I mean, that its abiding is a most gracious reprieve.  ~Marilynne Robinson

 

It is not the bee’s touching of the flower that gathers honey, but her abiding for a time upon the flower that draws out the sweet. It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian.  ~Thomas Brooks

 

Why is it, my shadow-striding friend, that we don’t fear dreams? We lose consciousness, lose control, things happen with no apparent logic and abiding by no apparent rules…. We don’t fear dreams, but we do fear madness, and death terrifies us.  ~Brent Weeks

 

Out yonder they may curse, revile, and torture one another, defile all the human instincts, make a shambles of creation (if it were in their power), but here, no, here, it is unthinkable, here there is abiding peace, the peace of God, and the serene security created by a handful of good neighbors living at one with the creature world.  ~Henry Miller

 

The first principle of value that we need to rediscover is this: that all reality hinges on moral foundations. In other words, that this is a moral universe, and that there are moral laws of the universe just as abiding as the physical laws.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Armed and law-abiding citizens are a greater deterrent to violent crime than 1,000 laws passed by Congress.  ~Rick Perry

 

 

 

I’m always going to be making costumes. It’s one of the ways I relax my brain. In addition to the pleasure of having the piece, there is a deep and abiding pleasure for me assembling something in my head – learning to know something in its totality in my head, and then putting together all the constituent parts into a cohesive whole.  ~Adam Savage

 

Gun laws are an attempt to nationalize the right of self-defense. Politicians perennially react to the police’s abject failure to prevent crime by trying to disarm law-abiding citizens. The worse government fails to control crime, the more the politicians want to restrict individuals’ rights to defend themselves. But police protection in most places is typical government work – slow, inefficient, and unreliable.  ~James Bovard

 

I’ve been a law-abiding citizen ever since I grew up in the Bronx, New York.  ~Wesley Snipes

 

No matter how convinced we are that someone is nasty, evil or just plain criminal, if they have not been convicted of any crime and support views that are upheld and defended by many law-abiding citizens, the only way to tackle them is through democratic debate.  ~Julian Baggini

 

The seductiveness of baseball is that almost everyone with an abiding interest in it knows exactly how it should be played. And secretly believes that he could do it, if only God had seen fit to make him just a little bit less clumsy.  ~George V. Higgins

 

I am pathetically law-abiding.  ~Caitlin Moran

 

 

Not to abide in Jesus’ love would mean that we stop believing that we are loved by Jesus. We look at our circumstances – perhaps persecution or disease or abandonment – and we conclude that we are not loved by Jesus anymore. That’s the opposite of abiding in the love of Jesus. So abiding in his love means continuing to believe, moment by moment, that we are loved.  ~John Piper

 

The real moon,if you could reach it and survive it, would in a deep and deadly sense be just like anywhere else…no man would find an abiding strangness on the moon unless he were the sort of man who could find it in his own back garden.  ~C. S. Lewis

 

To be right is more honorable than to be law abiding.  ~Henry David Thoreau

 

I feel, holding books, accommodating their weight and breathing their dust, an abiding love. I trust them, in a way that I can’t trust my computer, though I couldn’t do without it. Books are matter. My books matter. What would I have done through these years without the library and all its lovely books?  ~Lori Lansens

 

It is almost impossible to describe happiness, because at the time it feels entirely natural, as if all the rest of your life has been the aberration; only in retrospect does it swim into focus as the rare and precious thing it is. When it is present, it seems to be eternal, abiding forever, and there is no need to examine it or clutch it. Later, when it has evaporated, you stare in dismay at your empty palm, where only a little of the perfume lingers to prove that once it was there, and now is flown.  ~Margaret George

 

It is very important to a lot of people to make unmistakably clear to themselves and to the universe that they love the universe but are not intimidated by it and will not be shaken by it, no matter what it has in store. Moreover, they demand something from themselves early in life that can be taken ever after as a demonstration of this abiding feeling.  ~Norman Maclean

 

If you want that splendid power in prayer, you must remain in loving, living, lasting, conscious, practical, abiding union with the Lord Jesus Christ.  ~Charles Spurgeon

 

When on life’s journey it becomes our lot to travel with criticism of skeptics, the hate of some, the rejection of others, the impatience of many, or a friend’s betrayal, we must be able to pray in such a manner that an abiding faith and a strong testimony that the Lord will be with us to the end, will compel us to say, “Nevertheless, Father, Thy will be done, and with Thy help, in patience I will follow firmly on the path that takes me back to Thee.”  ~Angel Abrea

 

Only those of tranquil minds, and none else, can attain abiding joy, by realizing within their souls the Being who manifests one essence in a multiplicity of forms.  ~Rabindranath Tagore

 

How to get rid of the mind? Is it the mind that wants to kill itself? The mind cannot kill itself. So your business is to find the real nature of the mind. Then you will know that there is no mind. When the Self is sought, the mind is nowhere. Abiding in the Self, one need not worry about the mind.  ~Ramana Maharshi

 

Dear young people, we have seen that it is the Holy Spirit who brings about the wonderful communion of believers in Jesus Christ. True to his nature as giver and gift alike, he is even now working through you. Let unifying love be your measure; abiding love your challenge; self-giving love your mission!  ~Pope Benedict XVI

 

Meditation is nothing but an effort to drop all the foreign elements so that you can see yourself as you were before you were born, mirrored in its purity. It is a great silence and a great joy to be there, and once you start abiding there, there is no death and no time. All fear, all greed, all anger, disappears: one is just there with no idea, no desire.  ~Rajneesh

 

There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for me to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed or enforced nor objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt.  ~Ayn Rand

 

love is undying,of that I feel certain.I mean deep,abiding,cherishing love.The love that gives protection even as you,my guardian angel,gave me protection long after you had gone-and continue to give this very day… A love beyond Death-a love that makes Life alive!  ~Ruskin Bond

 

There was the single abiding certainty that they would never be at a loss for things to carry.  ~Tim O’Brien

 

Being democratic is not enough, a majority cannot turn what is wrong into right. In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of liberty and an abiding respect for the rule of law.  ~Margaret Thatcher

 

I have one abiding religion-human liberty.  ~Wole Soyinka

 

And this is the time. It is the time for this land to become again a witness to the world for what is noble and just in human affairs. It is the time to live more with faith and less with fear- with an abiding confidence that can sweep away the strongest barriers between us and teach us that we truly are brothers and sisters.  ~George McGovern

 

The fire you rubbed left its brand on the most vulnerable, most vicious and tender point of my body. Now I have to pay for your rasping the red rash too strongly, too soon, as charred wood has to pay for burning. When I remain without your caresses, I lose all control of my nerves, nothing exists any more than the ecstasy of friction, the abiding effect of your sting, of your delicious poison.  ~Vladimir Nabokov

 

At the heart of that western freedom and democracy is the belief that the individual man…is the touchstone of value, and all society, all groups, and states, exist for that person’s benefit. Therefore the enlargement of liberty for individual human beings must be the supreme goal and the abiding practice of any western society.  ~Robert Kennedy

 

We must take the abiding spiritual values which inhere in the deep experiences of religion in all ages and give them new expression in terms of the framework which our new knowledge gives us. Science forces religion to deal with new ideas in the theoretical realm and new forces in the practical realm.  ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

 

Wrath to come implies both the futurity and perpetuity of this wrath…. Yea, it is not only certainly future, but when it comes it will be abiding wrath, or wrath still coming. When millions of years and ages are past and gone, this will still be wrath to come. Ever coming as a river ever flowing.  ~John Flavel

 

The Bible and its teachings helped form the basis for the Founding Fathers’ abiding belief in the inalienable rights of the individual, rights which they found implicit in the Bible’s teachings of the inherent worth and dignity of each individual. This same sense of man patterned the convictions of those who framed the English system of law inherited by our own Nation, as well as the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  ~Ronald Reagan

 

Fifty dorcas they’re setting up an ambush near my ship. (Nykyrian) No bet. I know they are. They’re too stupid to not be obvious and predictable. Gah, I hate abiding by the law. Too bad you can’t slaughter them where they stand. (Syn)  ~Sherrilyn Kenyon

 

Unconditional love is like a contry of two with no laws and no government. Which is all fine if everyone is peaceful and law abiding. In the wrong hands, though, you got looting and crime sprees, and let me tell you, the people who demand unconditional love are usually the ones who will rob and pillage and then blame you because you left your door unlocked.  ~Deb Caletti

 

 

She gestured toward his very fine chest with her pencil. “On the off chance I find out after we’re married that your declaration of abiding love and devotion has been an elaborate con job perpetrated by you, Bodie, and Scary Spice…” He massaged her arch. “I definitely wouldn’t lose too much sleep over that.” “Just in case. You will give me all you worldly goods, shave your head, and leave the country.” “Deal.” “Plus, you have to hand out your Sox tickets so I can burn them in front of your eyes.  ~Susan Elizabeth Phillips

 

I tore open the closet door and began feverishly sorting through the shirts piled on the floor in the vain hope that inside that pile there might be some wondrously perfect shirt down there, a nice and tough but I’m also a surprisingly good listener with a true and abiding passion for cheers and those who lead them.  ~John Green

 

Be a woman of Christ. Cherish your esteemed place in the sight of God. He needs you. This church needs you. The world needs you. A woman’s abiding trust in God and unfailing devotion to things of the Spirit have always been an anchor when the wind and the waves of life were fiercest.  ~Jeffrey R. Holland

 

Men and boys always want to go fight. They are always looking for a reason to go to war. It is the saddest thing. They have this abiding notion that war is fun. And no history lesson will convince them differently.  ~Kate DiCamillo

 

I developed a deep, abiding fear of jeans, which I still have. I hold my breath and shut my eyes when I pull on a pair in the dressing room, afraid they will now, as then, get stuck at my hips and there I will stand, absurd, staring at the excess of hips that should, if I were a good person, be „slim“.  ~Marya Hornbacher

 

Among many of my friends and acquaintances, I seem to be one of the very few individuals who felt or feels no ambivalence about my mother. All my feelings for my mother were positive, very strong and abiding.  ~Joyce Carol Oates

 

Good, law-abiding, value-oriented citizens are the ultimate in hypocrisy; “majority rules” and the law are exactly the same as being the biggest bully on the block with the biggest stick-it is only might that allows one group to force another to live by its code of conduct.  ~William J. Murray

 

While law-abiding Muslims are forced to hide in their homes, and animal-rights activists are labeled as terrorists for undercover filming of abusive treatment at factory farms, right-wing hate groups are free to organize, parade, arm themselves to the hilt and murder with chilling regularity. It’s time for our society to confront this very real threat.  ~Amy Goodman

 

I’m a law-abiding man. That is, if there’s any law to abide by. ~Burl Ives

 

Panic—a deep abiding, free-floating anxiety, often without any reason or logical basis.  ~Nelson DeMille

 

Here’s Williams’ roadmap out of poverty: Complete high school; get a job, any kind of a job; get married before having children; and be a law-abiding citizen. Among both black and white Americans so described, the poverty rate is in the single digits.  ~Walter E. Williams

 

Unless education promotes character making, unless it helps men to be more moral, more just to their fellows, more law abiding, more discriminatingly patriotic and public spirited, it is not worth the trouble taken to furnish it.  ~William Howard Taft

 

Every thing that a man leans upon but God, will be a dart that will certainly pierce his heart through and through. He who leans only upon Christ, lives the highest, choicest, safest, and sweetest life.  ~Thomas Brooks

 

It is only through meditation that we can get lasting peace, divine peace. If we meditate soulfully in the morning and receive peace for only one minute, that one minute of peace will permeate our whole day. And when we have a meditation of the highest order, then we really get abiding peace, light and delight. We need meditation because we want to grow in light and fulfill ourselves in light. If this is our aspiration, if this is our thirst, then meditation is the only way.  ~Sri Chinmoy

 

Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.  ~Tryon Edwards

 

If we, who live outside asylums, act as if we lived in a fictitious world- that is to say, if we are consistent with our beliefs- we cannot adjust ourselves to actual conditions, and so fall into many avoidable semantic difficulties. But the so-called normal person practically never abides by his beliefs, and when his beliefs are building for him a fictitious world, he saves his neck by not abiding by them. A so-called “insane” person acts upon his beliefs, and so cannot adjust himself to a world which is quite different from his fancy.  ~Alfred Korzybski

 

I will also continue to strongly oppose any reauthorization of the Patriot Act that does not protect the rights and freedoms of law-abiding Americans with no connection to terrorism.  ~Russ Feingold

 

I think people are frustrated in this society, where predators prey upon normal, law-abiding citizens, and you never see justice in the courtroom. In my films, the predators don’t get away with it.  ~Steven Seagal

 

The whole concept of ‘wild’ was decidedly European, one not shared by the original inhabitants of this continent. What we called ‘wilderness’ was to the Indian a homeland, ‘abiding loveliness’ in Salish or Piegan. The land was not something to be feared or conquered, and ‘wildlife’ were neither wild nor alien; they were relatives.  ~Doug Peacock

 

A young woman who knows and loves the Book of Mormon, who has read it several times, who has an abiding testimony of its truthfulness, and who applies its teachings will be able to stand against the wiles of the devil and will be a mighty tool in the hands of the Lord.  ~Ezra Taft Benson

 

Know that My Heart is mercy itself. From this sea of mercy graces flow out upon the world….I desire that your heart be an abiding place of My mercy. I desire that this mercy flow out upon the whole world through your heart.  ~Mary Faustina Kowalska

 

If I begin my book with a review of the coup, it is only to show that my abiding interests for Australia did not end with it. They shall end only with a long and fortunate life.  ~Gough Whitlam

 

The greatest dignity to be found in death is the dignity of the life that preceded it. This is a form of hope that we can all achieve, and it is the most abiding of all. Hope resides in the meaning of what our lives have been.  ~Sherwin B. Nuland

 

The hope that God has provided for you is not merely a wish. Neither is it dependent on other people, possessions, or circumstances for its validity. Instead, biblical hope is an application of your faith that supplies a confident expectation in God’s fulfillment of His promises. Coupled with faith and love, hope is part of the abiding characteristics in a believer’s life.  ~John C. Broger

 

For most people, the question why be good – as distinguished from merely law abiding – is a simple one. Because God commands it, because the Bible requires it, because good people go to Heaven and bad people go to Hell.  ~Alan Dershowitz

 

Of all the joyous motives of school life, the love of knowledge is the only abiding one; the only one which determines the scale, so to speak, upon which the person will hereafter live.  ~Charlotte Mason

 

As two proud and independent peoples, there is much that distinguishes us one from the other, but there is also much that we share: a vast continent, with its common hardships and uncommon duties; generations of mutual respect and support, and an abiding friendship that grows ever stronger.  ~Ronald Reagan

 

Because the Scriptures say that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him, we need not conclude that a murderer cannot be saved. He can be if he will come to Christ and receive Him as Savior.  ~Theodore Epp

 

WHILE A MANS BATTLE against himself is undoubtedly at the heart of golfs abiding appeal, the setting in which it is played is, for most golfers, one of the most wonderful things about it.  ~Herbert Wind

 

In a government like ours, the Crown is the abiding and unshakable element in government; politicians may come and go, but the Crown remains and certain aspects of our system pertain to it which are not dependent on any political party. In this sense, the Crown is the consecrated spirit of Canada.  ~Robertson Davies

 

Taqwaa is not by praying all night and fasting all day but rather it is abiding by the commands of Allah and staying away from His prohibitions.  ~Umar

 

How can we hope to retain our freedom through the generations if we fail to teach our young that our liberty springs from an abiding faith in our Creator?  ~Jonathan Falwell

 

Don’t be too concerned about the wingnut ears. Anxiety produces the wrong pheromones. Roll with the punches. Make time for life around your deep abiding need to write. Say Yes more, but not always. Say No enough that you have a life.  ~Nick Earls

 

If someone can produce the law that keeps guns out of the hands of criminals but protects the right of law-abiding citizens to possess them, and doesn’t infringe on those rights, I would consider that. But all the proposals I’ve seen do not achieve that goal. And we are missing a golden opportunity to have an important debate about violence in the USA. Violence in our society is the problem.  ~Marco Rubio

 

A woman who fears the Lord will not run away from God to satisfy her longings and relieve her anxieties. She will wait for the Lord. She will hope in God. She will stay close to the heart of God and trust in his promises. The prospect of departing into the way of sin will be too fearful to pursue; and the benefits of abiding in the shadow of the Almighty too glorious to forsake.  ~John Piper

 

Those then who know not wisdom and virtue, and are always busy with gluttony and sensuality, go down and up again as far as the mean; and in this region they move at random throughout life, but they never pass into the true upper world; thither they neither look, nor do they ever find their way, neither are they truly filled with true being, nor do they ever taste of pure and abiding pleasure.  ~Socrates

 

We must diligently strive to make our young men decent, God-fearing, law-abiding, honor-loving, justice-doing and also fearless and strong.  ~Theodore Roosevelt

 

until you have, once at least, faced everything you know – the whole universe – with utter giving in, and let all that is ‘not you’ flow over and engulf you, there can be no lasting sense of security. Only by being prepared to accept annihilation can one escape from that spiritual ‘abiding alone’ which is in fact the truly death-like state.  ~Marion Milner

 

We welcome the National Rifle Association here to Indianapolis. It’s tens of thousands of freedom loving Americans. I was grateful to be able to speak to them and interact with them and I really do believe that the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms makes our communities more safe, not less safe.  ~Mike Pence

 

Abiding in Jesus isn’t fixing our attention on Christ, but it is being one with Him… A man is abiding just as much when he is sleeping for Jesus, as when he is awake and working for Jesus. Oh, it is a very sweet thing to have one’s mind just resting there.  ~Hudson Taylor

 

One legislator accused me of having a 19th century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an 18th century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law abiding citizens should be one of government’s primary concerns.  ~Jeffrey Gitomer

 

I have strongly supported the right to keep and bear arms. I truly believe that firearms in the hands of law abiding citizens makes our families and our communities more safe, not less safe.  ~Mike Pence

 

A satyagrahi is nothing if not instinctively law-abiding.  ~Mahatma Gandhi

 

Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit, in every work of art; since the author of it was not misled by anything short- livedor local, but abode by real and abiding traits.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

I am religious in the sense that I believe in God and I believe that there is an abiding logical spirit that controls what goes on to a certain extent.  ~Stephen King

 

Being blocked, being uncertain, sitting there not knowing, waiting, abiding with it: this is the work. If you don’t have the tolerance for that you’re in great trouble. If you want to call it a writer’s block… that doesn’t seem a very useful name for that kind of abiding that I think is the essence of the work.  ~Jonathan Lethem

 

Man, as a spiritual being, cannot be maintained in strength, uprightness, and peace except if he periodically withdraw himself from the outer world of perishable things and reach inwardly towards the abiding and imperishable realities.  ~James Allen

 

It is not the bee’s touching on the flowers that gathers the honey, but her abiding for a time upon them, and drawing out the sweet.  ~Joseph Hall

 

I was 32 years old, and I’ve changed my mind. And the biggest reason that I changed my mind was my seven years as a federal prosecutor. What I learned in those seven years was that we were spending too much time talking about gun laws against law- abiding citizens and not nearly enough time talking about enforcing the gun laws strongly against criminals.  ~Chris Christie

 

She has that quality, does the Hudson, as I imagine all great rivers do: the deep, abiding sense that those activities what take place on shore among human beings are of the moment, passing, and aren’t the stories by way of which the greater tale of this planet will, in the end, be told.  ~Caleb Carr

 

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