Great Writings

Inspiring works from some of history's greats

Morton Blackwell’s Laws of the Public Policy Process

January 15, 2016 For decades, Morton Blackwell -- one of the essential fathers of the modern conservative movement and to this day the Republican National Committeeman for Virginia -- has taught legions of students the art and science of political activism, through...

George Muller: Real Faith

It's the birthday of George Muller. He took on the physical and spiritual care of thousands of orphans in England. He lived a real faith, refusing a salary and depending entirely on Christ's provision of unsolicited donations for the needs of the orphanages and their...

Ronald Reagan: Remarks at the Johnson Space Center, Sept. 22, 1988

I was reminded of this marvelous speech by my good friend Mark Klugmann, who once upon a time wrote such things for President Reagan.  In it, the President celebrates the return to flight of the Space Shuttles following the Challenger disaster, but also lays out his...

Margaret Thatcher: Christianity and Wealth

by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Delivered to the assembly of the Church of Scotland. May 21, 1988. Perhaps it would be best if I began by speaking personally as a Christian, as well as a politician, about the way I see things. Reading recently, I came across the...

W.A. Criswell: Whether We Live Or Die

by Rod D. Martin June 10, 1985 Our staff just re-watched Dr. W.A. Criswell's sermon, "Whether We Live Or Die", which he preached on the last night of the Pastors Conference at the 1985 Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas, Texas.  It is surely one of the most...

Vince Lombardi: What It Takes to be Number One

by Vince Lombardi April 7, 1970 Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. There is no room...

Hugh O’Brian: The Freedom to Choose

by Hugh O'Brian May 10, 1968 Unfortunately, a very small number of our young people seem to attract most of the news. They are in the public eye because they have stolen cars, vandalized schools, created disturbances — in some way rebelled against society. These...

I Have a Dream

by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963 Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been...

Letter From the Birmingham Jail

[ N. B. All typographical errors are from the original source and therefore have not been corrected. ] AUTHOR'S NOTE: This response to a published statement by eight fellow clergymen from Alabama (Bishop C. C. J. Carpenter, Bishop Joseph A. Durick, Rabbi Hilton L....

I, Pencil

EDITOR'S NOTE: Hundreds of thousands of Americans of all ages continue to enjoy this simple and beautiful explanation of the miracle of the “invisible hand” by following the production of an ordinary pencil. Read shows that none of us knows enough to plan the creative...

Rudyard Kipling: The Gods of the Copybook Headings

by Rudyard Kipling August 19, 1919 As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market-Place. Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice,...

Theodore Roosevelt: The Man in the Arena

-- From "Citizenship in a Republic", a speech delivered by former President Theodore Roosevelt at the Sorbonne by President Theodore Roosevelt April 23, 1910 It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of...

Horatius at the Bridge

Instantly immortalized upon his valiant defense, the fortitude of Horatius captured the visions of many great writers and poets of Rome and Greece. It has not been long since every English schoolboy, and many Americans as well, learned to memorize the words of Lord...

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