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We really feel happier when things look bleak. Hope is endurance. Hope is holding on and going on and trusting in the Lord.

We really feel happier when things look bleak. Hope is endurance. Hope is holding on and going on and trusting in the Lord.

To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia. ---->>>

Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice. ---->>>

Our Founders always wondered about how long it would last. The price of liberty is everlasting vigilance. You've got to be on your guard every minute or you will lose it. ---->>>

Christians must be Jews. The truth of what we believe depends on the truth of Judaism, depends on the first covenant. ---->>>

The Lord God, the creator of Judaism and the God of Judaism and Christianity, empowered our minds and gave us the ability to question. ---->>>

In most of history, societies have not been free. It's a very rare society that is free. The default condition of human societies is tyranny.

In most of history, societies have not been free. It's a very rare society that is free. The default condition of human societies is tyranny.

Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work. ---->>>

Individual freedom is a Jewish idea, but it's one of the functions of Christianity to make this idea universal. ---->>>

In God's eyes, there's not before and after. Every moment of time is simultaneous to God. ---->>>

You're a sovereign as a citizen. If you're not involved in your government, you're not doing your job. In the long run that's very bad for the Republic. ---->>>

If you've ever been in a position in your life where you just can't take any more, you just have to get through the next second, and the next second after that. ---->>>

Even rock stars are entitled to privacy. ---->>>

Jews do not have to be Christians. Christianity is an offshoot of Judaism, but too utopian, too hopeful, too unrealistic a turn. ---->>>

Not all of those who cry 'The poor, the poor!' will enter the kingdom of heaven. ---->>>

The universe moves in the direction of Liberty. ---->>>

Practically every movie that shows the pope or even a bishop as a character, and in much of western literature of the last 300 or 400 years, these are portrayed as awful figures. ---->>>

Atheists in our midst are proof that all consciences can be accommodated here, even those that have no ground for holding that conscience is sacred, inalienable, and prior to civil society. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-09, 1933
Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Die: 2017-02-17
Occupation: Philosopher

Michael Novak (September 9, 1933 – February 17, 2017) was an American Catholic philosopher, journalist, novelist, and diplomat. The author of more than forty books on the philosophy and theology of culture, Novak is most widely known for his book The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism (1982). In 1993 Novak was honored with an honorary doctorate degree at Universidad Francisco Marroquín due to his commitment to the idea of liberty (wikipedia)