Author: Michael Novak - American - Philosopher

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.-Michael Novak
[ Accommodated Atheists Civil Conscience Consciences Even Ground Here Holding Inalienable Midst Our Prior Proof Sacred Society Those] [Michael Novak]

Christians must be Jews. The truth of what we believe depends on the truth of Judaism, depends on the first covenant.-Michael Novak
[ Believe Christians Covenant Depends First Jews Judaism Must Truth] [Michael Novak]

Even rock stars are entitled to privacy.-Michael Novak
[ Entitled Even Privacy Rock Stars] [Michael Novak]

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.-Michael Novak
[ After Any Been Ever Get Just Life More Next Position Second Take Through Where Your] [Michael Novak]

In God's eyes, there's not before and after. Every moment of time is simultaneous to God.-Michael Novak
[ After Before Every Eyes God Moment Simultaneous Time] [Michael Novak]

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.-Michael Novak
[ Been Condition Default Free History Human Most Rare Societies Society Tyranny Very] [Michael Novak]

Individual freedom is a Jewish idea, but it's one of the functions of Christianity to make this idea universal.-Michael Novak
[ Christianity Freedom Functions Idea Individual Jewish Make Universal] [Michael Novak]

Jews do not have to be Christians. Christianity is an offshoot of Judaism, but too utopian, too hopeful, too unrealistic a turn.-Michael Novak
[ Christianity Christians Hopeful Jews Judaism Too Turn Unrealistic Utopian] [Michael Novak]

Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice.-Michael Novak
[ Feeling Happiness Love Sacrifice Willingness] [Michael Novak]

Not all of those who cry "The poor, the poor!" will enter the kingdom of heaven.-Michael Novak
[ Cry Enter Heaven Kingdom Poor Those Will] [Michael Novak]

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.-Michael Novak
[ Always Everlasting Every Founders Got Guard How Last Liberty Long Lose Minute Our Price Vigilance Will Wondered Would Your] [Michael Novak]

Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.-Michael Novak
[ Against Democracy Designed Each Institutions Noise Other Our Political Remarkably Well Work] [Michael Novak]

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.-Michael Novak
[ Awful Bishop Character Even Every Figures Last Literature Movie Much Pope Portrayed Practically Shows These Western Years] [Michael Novak]

The Lord God, the creator of Judaism and the God of Judaism and Christianity, empowered our minds and gave us the ability to question.-Michael Novak
[ Ability Christianity Creator Empowered Gave God Judaism Lord Minds Our Question Us] [Michael Novak]

The universe moves in the direction of Liberty.-Michael Novak
[ Direction Liberty Moves Universe] [Michael Novak]

To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia.-Michael Novak
[ Disbelieve Know Oneself Utopia] [Michael Novak]

We really feel happier when things look bleak. Hope is endurance. Hope is holding on and going on and trusting in the Lord.-Michael Novak
[ Bleak Endurance Feel Going Happier Holding Hope Look Lord Really Things Trusting] [Michael Novak]

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.-Michael Novak
[ Bad Citizen Doing Government Involved Job Long Republic Run Sovereign Very Your] [Michael Novak]