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New Leaf quotes by Karthikeyan V
#1. One day is not enough to watch a tree, one life is not enough to love a tree.
I wonder when i see a new leaf, it was like a new born baby come and meet the world; I feel great to see a plant bearing fruits, it was like a mother carrying her child during her pregnancy period #Quote by Karthikeyan V
New Leaf quotes by Jan Karon
#2. One of the things that makes a dead leaf fall to the ground is the bud of the new leaf that pushes it off the limb. #Quote by Jan Karon
New Leaf quotes by Mark Martin
#3. I've turned over a new leaf. On TV, Kenny Wallace said I was a pessimist after Charlotte, so I got mad. Now I am so excited about coming back that I just can't stand it. I wish we were starting tomorrow and I'm going to win! That's the new me. #Quote by Mark Martin
New Leaf quotes by Cherrie Lynn
#4. I'm turning over a new leaf."
He chuckled. The tip of his finger caught her under her chin, and it was enough to still all her movements. "Tell you what. If you need help with that, if you need someone to shut you up, or even if you just need to walk on the wild side every now and then ... I'm your guy. #Quote by Cherrie Lynn
New Leaf quotes by Courtney Cole
#5. I even dispose of my sleeping pills. Anything that can be a crutch to me, I pitch. Except for the three bottles of whiskey that I have in the kitchen. I'm trying to turn over a new leaf- I haven't gone fucking insane. #Quote by Courtney Cole
New Leaf quotes by Jaden Smith
#6. I used to not be really honest with girls and then I dropped a song called 'Starry Room' and then I started turning over a new leaf. #Quote by Jaden Smith
New Leaf quotes by Maryann Gestwicki
#7. You have shown me the best of you.
Its time to turn a new leaf.
-New Leaf
Book:Unrequited Love #Quote by Maryann Gestwicki
New Leaf quotes by J.Z. Bingham
#8. Before you turn over a new leaf,
dog-ear the old one;
lest you forget. #Quote by J.Z. Bingham
New Leaf quotes by Hamid Karzai
#9. As the country now turns a new leaf, our ambition is to give hope to each and every Afghan. #Quote by Hamid Karzai
New Leaf quotes by Walter Moers
#10. When bad habits become a habit, you have to turn over a new leaf. #Quote by Walter Moers
New Leaf quotes by Debby Bull
#11. It was obvious that the woman was trying to turn over a new leaf, so we bought all her bowls. I got a gigantic stoneware one with a flat bottom, like you'd use if you were making bread for the whole army, and I knew I would have to change my whole life to have a use for this bowl. #Quote by Debby Bull
New Leaf quotes by Mitch Albom
#12. My father moved through theys of we, singing each new leaf out of each tree, (and every child was sure that spring danced when she heard my father sing) ... #Quote by Mitch Albom
New Leaf quotes by Alfred Lord Tennyson
#13. The woods are hush'd, their music is no more; The leaf is dead, the yearning past away; New leaf, new life
the days of frost are o'er; New life, new love, to suit the newer day: New loves are sweet as those that went before: Free love
free field
we love but while we may. #Quote by Alfred Lord Tennyson
New Leaf quotes by Jan Karon
#14. Do you like the fall of the year?" The man gave an odd laugh. "Why?" "One of the things that makes a dead leaf fall to the ground is the bud of the new leaf that pushes it off the limb. When you let God fill you with His love and forgiveness, the things you think you desperately want to hold on to start falling away . . . and we hardly notice their passing." The #Quote by Jan Karon
New Leaf quotes by Sylvia Plath
#15. Ready for a new life #Quote by Sylvia Plath
New Leaf quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#16. Sméagol won't grub for roots and carrotses and - taters. What's taters, precious, eh, what's taters?'
'Po-ta-toes,' said Sam. 'The Gaffer's delight, and rare good ballast for an empty belly. But you won't find any, so you needn't look. But be good Sméagol and fetch me some herbs, and I'll think better of you. What's more, if you turn over a new leaf, and keep it turned, I'll cook you some taters one of these days. I will: fried fish and chips served by S. Gamgee. You couldn't say no to that.' 'Yes, yes we could. Spoiling nice fish, scorching it. Give me fish now, and keep nassty chips!'
'Oh, you're hopeless,' said Sam. 'Go to sleep! #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
New Leaf quotes by Kingsley Amis
#17. Nothing short of physical handicap has ever made anybody turn over a new leaf. #Quote by Kingsley Amis
New Leaf quotes by Julia Quinn
#18. Come along, Sally," she called out to her maid, who was lagging at least a dozen steps behind.
"it's eraly," Sally moaned.
"It's half seven," Olivia told her, holding steady for a few moments to allow Sally to catch up.
"That's early."
"Normally, I would agree with you, but as it happens I believe I am turning over a new leaf. Just see how lovely it is outside. The sun is shinning, there is music in the air ... "
"I hear no music," Sally grumbled.
"Birds, Sally. The birds are singing."
Sally remained unconvinced. "That leaf of yours - I don't suppose you'd consider turning it back over again? #Quote by Julia Quinn
New Leaf quotes by Pete Wentz
#19. It's time to turn over a new leaf. Fuck it, turn the entire tree. #Quote by Pete Wentz
New Leaf quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#20. It is easy for the student to feel that with all his labour he is collecting only a few leaves, many of them now torn or decayed, from the countless foliage of the Tree of Tales, with which the Forest of Days is carpeted. It seems vain to add to the litter. Who can design a new leaf? The patterns from bud to unfolding, and the colours from spring to autumn were all discovered by men long ago. But that is not true. The seed of the tree can be replanted in almost any soil, even in one so smoke-ridden (as Lang said) as that of England. Spring is, of course, not really less beautiful because we have seen or heard of other like events: like events, never from world's beginning to world's end the same event. Each leaf, of oak and ash and thorn, is a unique embodiment of the pattern, and for some this very year may be the embodiment, the first ever seen and recognized, though oaks have put forth leaves for countless generations of men.

We do not, or need not, despair of drawing because all lines must be either curved or straight, nor of painting because there are only three 'primary' colours. We may indeed be older now, in so far as we are heirs in enjoyment or in practice of many generations of ancestors in the arts. In this inheritance of wealth there may be a danger of boredom or of anxiety to be original, and that may lead to a distaste for fine drawing, delicate pattern, and 'pretty' colours, or else to mere manipulation and over-elaboration of old material, clever a #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
New Leaf quotes by Frantz Fanon
#21. For Europe, for ourselves and for humanity, comrades, we must turn over a new leaf, we must work out new concepts, and try to set afoot a new man. #Quote by Frantz Fanon
New Leaf quotes by Arthur W. Pink
#22. Before any sinner can be saved he must come to the place of realized weakness. This is what the conversion of the dying thief shows us. What could he do? He could not walk in the paths of righteousness for there was a nail through either foot. He could not perform any good works for there was a nail through either hand. He could not turn over a new leaf and live a better life for he was dying. And, my reader, those hands of yours which are so ready for self-righteous acting, and those feet of yours which are so swift to run in the way of legal obedience, must be nailed to the Cross. The sinner has to be cut off from his own workings and be made willing to be saved by Christ. A realization of your sinful condition, of your lost condition, of your helpless condition, is nothing more or less than old-fashioned conviction of sin, and this is the sole prerequisite for coming to Christ for salvation, for Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. #Quote by Arthur W. Pink
New Leaf quotes by Miguel De Cervantes
#23. I'll turn over a new leaf. #Quote by Miguel De Cervantes
New Leaf quotes by Carol Rifka Brunt
#24. Every new party, every new bunch of people, and I start thinking that maybe this is my chance.That I'm going to be normal this time. A new leaf. A fresh start. But then I find myself at the party, thinking, Oh, yeah. This again. #Quote by Carol Rifka Brunt
New Leaf quotes by Feroz Bham
#25. Rather than turning over a new leaf, prune your tree so that new leaves continue to blossom. #Quote by Feroz Bham
New Leaf quotes by Michael J. Sullivan
#26. Any chance he's turned a new leaf and taken up sailing for real?"
"About as likely as me doing it."
Hadrian eyed Royce for a heartbeat. "I put him at the top of the list. #Quote by Michael J. Sullivan
New Leaf quotes by Arnold Bennett
#27. The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose. #Quote by Arnold Bennett
New Leaf quotes by Keith Waterhouse
#28. I turn over a new leaf every day. But the blots show through. #Quote by Keith Waterhouse
New Leaf quotes by Sarah MacLean
#29. He smiled, setting his forehead to hers. "you are very bad for me. I am trying to turn over a new leaf
I am trying to be more gentlemanly."
"But what if I want you to stay a rake?" she teased, her fingers trailing down his neck and chest, fingering the buttons on his waistcoat. "A libertine, even?" she slipped one fastening from its seat and he grabbed her errant hand, bringing it to his lips for a swift kiss.
"Callie," he said, his voice thick with warning as she set her free hand to the second button on his coat.
"What if I want the rogue, Gabriel?" the question was soft and sweet.
"What are you saying?"
She kissed across the firm square line of his jaw and whispered to him, shyness in her shaking voice, "Take me to bed, Gabriel. Give me a taste of scandal. #Quote by Sarah MacLean
New Leaf quotes by - F. Paul Wilson
#30. Thrall is a feast of both visceral and existential horror – the gut tightens and the mind reels. Mary Sangiovanni joins that select cadre of women writers who are ignoring the safe old tropes and pushing the genre in new directions. #Quote by - F. Paul Wilson
New Leaf quotes by W. Brian Arthur
#31. A new device or method is put together from the available components - the available vocabulary - of a domain. In this sense a domain forms a language; and a new technological artifact constructed from components of the domain is an utterance in the domain's language. This makes technology as a whole a collection of several languages, because each new artifact may draw from several domains. #Quote by W. Brian Arthur
New Leaf quotes by Aysha Taryam
#32. We are imperfect creatures created with egotistical defects, insecurities and an incomprehensible desire for perfection and the excessive use of social media feeds the raging fires within, most of the time adding salt to wounds we never knew existed and at times creating new ones. #Quote by Aysha Taryam
New Leaf quotes by Julie Kagawa
#33. This is the most I have ever been in the sewers in one place. If someone had said to me a month ago, 'Hey, Jackal, guess where you'll be spending most of your time in New Covington? Ankle-deep in shit!' I would've ripped their lips off. #Quote by Julie Kagawa
New Leaf quotes by Catherine Lacey
#34. A tremendous amount of my brain was fitted with noticing new things out where nothing was familiar: buildings, types of cars, types of people, accents, plants, packaged-food items. Before I left my brain never had to register my bedroom, my husband, mailbox, apple core, alarm clock, walls. My brain just said " - , - , - , - , - , - , - , - ," to these things, because a brain lets you keep going, keep not seeing the same walls, underwear, husband, doorknobs, ceiling, husband, husband. A brain can be merciful in this way: sparing you the monotony of those monotonies, their pitiful cozy. A brain lets all the borefilled days shrink like drying sponges until they're hard and ungiving #Quote by Catherine Lacey
New Leaf quotes by Christopher Moore
#35. There's a fine edge to new grief, it severs nerves, disconnects reality
there's mercy in a sharp blade. Only with time, as the edge wears, does the real ache begin. #Quote by Christopher Moore
New Leaf quotes by Isabel Allende
#36. The idea of the book [Japanes Lover] came in a conversation that I had with a friend walking in the streets of New York. We were talking about our mothers, and I was telling her how old my mother was, and she was telling me about her mother. Her mother was Jewish, and she said that she was in a retirement home and that she had had a friend for 40 years that was a Japanese gardener. This person had been very important in my friend's upbringing. #Quote by Isabel Allende
New Leaf quotes by Osman Rashid
#37. As things go digital, the notion of new editions will go away. A publisher can add video and assessment content at scale, make the change in 30 seconds and it's just a software update. #Quote by Osman Rashid
New Leaf quotes by Robert S Ellwood
#38. Theosophy occupies a central place in the history of new spiritual movements, for the writings of Blavatsky and some of her followers have had a great influence outside of her organization. ... The importance of Theosophy in modern history should not be underestimated. Not only have the writings of Blavatsky and others inspired several generations of occultists, but the movement had a remarkable role in the restoration to the colonial peoples of nineteenth century Asia of their own spiritual heritage. #Quote by Robert S Ellwood
New Leaf quotes by F. M. Powicke
#39. Problems cannot all be solved, for, as they are solved, new aspects are continually revealed: the historian opens the way, he does not close it. #Quote by F. M. Powicke
New Leaf quotes by Novala Takemoto
#40. April marks the season when school begins. You wear your new school uniform, and I ask you to please be as unstylish as those fuji dawn flowers. If I find you that way, I may turn you into a gift of a potted plant against your will. #Quote by Novala Takemoto
New Leaf quotes by Denis Kearney
#41. I will lead you to the City Hall, clean out the police force, hang the Prosecuting Attorney, burn every book that has a particle of law in it, then enact new laws for the workingmen. #Quote by Denis Kearney
New Leaf quotes by Laurie Glimcher
#42. I think that the marriage of academic medical centers and academicians with the private sector is a very, is a marriage made in heaven because it's the best way to get basic discoveries from the laboratory into new therapeutics for our patients. #Quote by Laurie Glimcher
New Leaf quotes by Jack Osbourne
#43. 'Adapt and overcome' is my new motto. #Quote by Jack Osbourne
New Leaf quotes by David Letterman
#44. I went to the beach a couple of times in New York City. Tough summer out there, but I was pretty excited. I found what I thought at the time was a very rare seashell. And I took it to a friend of mine who works in a museum. And I was really disappointed. It turned out to be just a human ear. #Quote by David Letterman
New Leaf quotes by Richard Rohr
#45. Throughout history, the Franciscan School has typically been a minority position inside of the Roman Catholic and larger Christian tradition, yet it has never been condemned or considered heretical - in fact, quite the opposite. It just emphasized different teachings of Jesus, new perspectives and behaviors, and focused on the full and final implications of the Incarnation of God in Christ. For Franciscans, the incarnation was not just about Jesus but was manifested everywhere once you learned how to see spiritually. As Francis said, "The whole world is our cloister"! #Quote by Richard Rohr
New Leaf quotes by Veronica Roth
#46. They made it to Cyra's room. She dropped Akos at the edge of her bed, then stormed around the room, gathering towels, ice, painkiller. Frantically, tears running down her face. The room still smelled malty from the potion he'd brewed earlier.
"Cyra. Did she tell him anything?"
"No. She's a good liar," she replied as she fought to uncork the vial of painkiller with trembling hands. "You'll never be safe again. You know that? Neither of us will."
She got the stopper out, and touched it to his mouth, though he could easily have grabbed it himself. He didn't point that out, just parted his lips to swallow it.
"I was never safe. You were never safe." He didn't understand why she was so rattled. It wasn't like Ryzek doing something terrible was a new thing. "I don't understand why he made a point to use me--"
Her legs brushed his as she came to stand between his knees. They were almost the same height this way, with him perched on her high bed. And she was close, like she sometimes was when they fought, laughing in his face because she'd knocked him down, but that was different. Completely different.
She wasn't laughing. She smelled familiar, like the herbs she burned to clear the room of food smells, like the spray she used in her hair to smooth its tangles. She brought a hand to his shoulder, than trailed trembling fingers along his collarbone, down his sternum. Pressed a gentle hand to his chest. Didn't look at his face.
"You," she whispered, " #Quote by Veronica Roth
New Leaf quotes by Glenn Gould
#47. The prerequisite of contrapuntal art, more conspicuous in the work of Bach than in that of any other composer, is an ability to conceive a priori of melodic identities which when transposed, inverted, made retrograde, or transformed rhythmically will yet exhibit, in conjunction with the original subject matter, some entirely new but completely harmonious profile. #Quote by Glenn Gould
New Leaf quotes by Matt Haig
#48. (Y)ou couldn't do mathematics with emotions. In protecting yourself from hurt you could create a new, subtler type of pain. It is a dilemma. #Quote by Matt Haig
New Leaf quotes by Srividya Srinivasan
#49. May every man find the softest and most fragile expression of his personality with the right woman who would treasure and honour the beauty of his femininity and not misuse it and may all women find empowering and supportive men who would exult in her self expression and success without fear of being overshadowed by the power of her masculinity and in that beautiful new world, shall we enter as partners, equal and empowering, supporting and caring, vulnerable and strong. #Quote by Srividya Srinivasan
New Leaf quotes by James Frey
#50. The best stories are universal stories that have been told for as long as humanity has existed it's just figuring out new ways to do it, with language, with structure. And so I'm always trying to do that. #Quote by James Frey
New Leaf quotes by Larry Olmsted
#51. There is no doubt that the widespread consumption of antibiotic-laden meat is bad for us. Ample evidence fingers this massive drug use in our meat industries as a key contributor to one of the biggest health concerns of the modern era, the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, aka superbugs. This is not some future science fiction. It is killing people right now - lots of people. The CDC called antibiotic resistance one of the five greatest health threats facing the nation, and new drug-resistant #Quote by Larry Olmsted
New Leaf quotes by Mary Oliver
#52. Honey Locust"

Who can tell how lovely in June is the
honey locust tree, or why
a tree should be so sweet and live
in this world? Each white blossom
on a dangle of white flowers holds one green seed -
a new life. Also each blossom on a dangle of flower
holds a flask
of fragrance called Heaven, which is never sealed.
The bees circle the tree and dive into it. They are crazy
with gratitude. They are working like farmers. They are as
happy as saints. After awhile the flowers begin to
wilt and drop down into the grass. Welcome
shines in the grass.

Every year I gather
handfuls of blossoms and eat of their mealiness; the honey
melts in my mouth, the seeds make me strong,
both when they are crisps and ripe, and even at the end
when their petals have turned dully yellow.

So it is
if the heart has devoted itself to love, there is
not a single inch of emptiness. Gladness gleams
all the way to the grave. #Quote by Mary Oliver
New Leaf quotes by Heather Henson
#53. Come here, Cal," she says real gentle, and I come close.
Read me something."
I open up the book I'm holding, a new one brought this very day. Just chicken scratch, I used to figure, but now I see what's truly there, and I read a little out.
That's gift enough," she says, and smiles so big, it makes me smile right back. #Quote by Heather Henson
New Leaf quotes by Brian D. McLaren
#54. What if Jesus' secret message reveals a secret plan?. What if he didn't come to start a new religion-but rather came to start a political, social, religious, artistic, economic, intellectual, and spiritual revolution that would give birth to a new world? #Quote by Brian D. McLaren
New Leaf quotes by Johanna Lindsey
#55. May I speak with his mother?"
"Of course,follow me."
The butler didn't go far,stopping at the door to the dining room to announce loftily, "Lady St. John has arrived, madam."
Rebecca heard a testy tone, from inside the room. "Are you blind, Charles? I'm sitting right here."
"The new Lady St. John. #Quote by Johanna Lindsey
New Leaf quotes by Bible. New International Version
#56. The king's edict granted the Jews in every city the right to assemble and protect themselves; to destroy, kill and annihilate the armed men of any nationality or province who might attack them and their women and children, and to plunder the property of their enemies. Ester 8:11 #Quote by Bible. New International Version
New Leaf quotes by Judy Blume
#57. In a New York Post interview, Judy Blume, author of young-adult fiction, gave this advice on getting your kids to read:
"Moms come up to me at book signings and describe how they're telling their daughters, 'These were my favorite books,' " she says. "I say, 'Quit it! That's the biggest turnoff!'
"You want to get them to read them, leave them around the house and every so often, say, 'You're not ready to read this yet.' #Quote by Judy Blume
New Leaf quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#58. The notion that Nature does not proceed by jumps is only one of the budget of plausible lies that we call classical education. Nature always proceeds by jumps. She may spend twenty thousand years making up her mind to jump; but when she makes it up at last, the jump is big enough to take us into a new age. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
New Leaf quotes by Jay Leno
#59. I tell you, the economy is in bad shape. In fact, the economy is so bad, President Barack Obama's new slogan is 'Spare Change You Can Believe In.' #Quote by Jay Leno
New Leaf quotes by Ken Geiser
#60. I realized that I needed to code this thing in a new way, so to speak. Jokingly at first, and then more seriously, I said I needed a metric for measuring what I was achieving, so that I would be able to take stock at the end of my life.
I chose one that seemed rather silly, but that I've actually taken to heart. I've developed a list of toxic chemicals that are generally agreed to be environmental health hazards of a very significant magnitude. I've decided that the world isn't big enough for them and me. So they have to go. I have dedicated myself to the removal of this series of chemicals from commerce. That way, I can mark my success not only in terms of this passion, but also in very clear behavioral terms. #Quote by Ken Geiser
New Leaf quotes by Peter Enns
#61. In the New Testament, God's steadfast love and faithfulness are seen, not in an act of deliverance from foreign enemies, but in sending the Son and raising Him from the dead to enact a global rescue mission (Romans 8:3.) Jesus is God's supreme, grand, climactic act of faithfulness. Not only that, but "faithful" also describes Jesus. Paul writes, "We know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but in faith in Jesus Christ" (Galations 2:16...). A better reading is "faithfulness of Jesus Christ" -- which is found in footnotes of many Bibles -- and the two readings couldn't be more different... Paul isn't saying, "You are not justified by your efforts but by your faith." The contrast he's making isn't between two options we have; the contrast is between your efforts and Jesus' faithfulness to you, shown in His obedient death on a Roman cross. Paul is interested in telling readers what Jesus did, Jesus' faithfulness, not what we do. God's grand act of faithfulness is giving His son for our sake. God is all in. Jesus' grand act of faithfulness is going through with it for our sake. Jesus is all in. Now it's our move, which really is the point of all this. Like God the Father and God the Son, we are also called to be faithful. On one level, we are faithful to God when we trust God, but faith (pistis) doesn't stop there. It extends, as we've seen, in faithfulness toward each other, in humility and self-sacrificial love. And here is the real kick in the pants: When we #Quote by Peter Enns
New Leaf quotes by Melissa De La Cruz
#62. Being an adult comes with a whole new set of issues. #Quote by Melissa De La Cruz
New Leaf quotes by Hend Al Qassemi
#63. It was easier to isolate herself than to explain to everyone that she was having a difficult time coming to terms with her new life and shape. The world simply refused to accept the new her, and that made it difficult for her to accept herself #Quote by Hend Al Qassemi
New Leaf quotes by Patrice Pavis
#64. New dramatic writing has banished conversational dialogue from the stage as a relic of dramaturgy based on conflict and exchange: any story, intrigue or plot that is too neatly tied up is suspect. #Quote by Patrice Pavis
New Leaf quotes by Ayn Rand
#65. Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received - hatred. The great creators - the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors - stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won. #Quote by Ayn Rand
New Leaf quotes by Kendare Blake
#66. I wouldn't touch New Orleans with a ten-foot pole. That town is haunted as shit, and all the better for it. Nowhere in the world loves its ghosts more than that city. #Quote by Kendare Blake
New Leaf quotes by Nalini Singh
#67. Illium, his expression subdued as it had been for too many days, turned to her. "Mind if I have a go?"
"Kick his ass."
Stripping off his shirt and boots, Illium held out his hand for one of Venom's blades. Lips curving, Venom passed it over. "Sure you can handle me, pretty, pretty Bluebell?"
"Did I ever tell you about my snakeskin boots?" A savage grin, and she knew Venom was about to bear the brunt of whatever haunted the blue-winged angel.
Venom swirled his blade in hand. "I do think I need some new feathers for my pillow. #Quote by Nalini Singh
New Leaf quotes by Alec J. Ross
#68. The adoption of new technology finally occurs when ease of use, economic savings, and trust all come together to work toward change. EVERYTHING #Quote by Alec J. Ross
New Leaf quotes by Lynn A. Robinson
#69. Sometimes everything breaks up so something new can break through. #Quote by Lynn A. Robinson
New Leaf quotes by Richard John Neuhaus
#70. In a democratic society, presumably, the public business is carried on in conversation with the actual values of people who are the society. In a survey of North Carolinians in the 1970s, seventy-four percent agree with the statement: "Human rights come from God and not merely from laws." . . . North Carolinians may be more "traditional" than other Americans on these scores, although there is no reason to assume that. One suspects, rather, that there is among Americans a deep and widespread uneasiness about the denial of the obvious. The obvious is that, in some significant sense, this is, as the Supreme Court said in 1931, a Christian people. The popular intuition is that this fact ought, somehow, to make a difference. It is not an embarrassment to be denied or disguised. It is an inescapable part of what Bickel calls the "tradition of our society and of kindred societies that have gone before." Not only is it tradition in the sense of historic past; it is demonstrably the present source of moral vitalities by which we measure our virtues and hypocrisies.

The notion that this is a secular society is relatively new. . . . In a democratic society, state and society must draw from the same moral well. In addition, because transcendence abhors a vacuum, the state that styles itself as secular will almost certainly succumb to secularism. Because government cannot help but make moral judgments of an ultimate nature, it must, if it has in principle excluded identifiable #Quote by Richard John Neuhaus

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