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Ronald Reagan: "A Time For Choosing" Speech
Posted By: Letters on June 25, 2011 10:00 AM in INSPIRATIONAL
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This is one of the most thought provoking, awe inspiring speeches ever given by an American citizen.
 
 In my opinion Ronald Reagan was one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century, and ranks up there among world leaders in the history of all mankind.
 
Please take the 30 minutes to watch - and pass on to as many people as possible.

Ronald Reagan’s "A Time for Choosing" speech, also known as “The Speech”, was given on national television on behalf of, and sponsored by, Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential campaign.

Ronald Reagan "A Time For Choosing" ("The Speech") -- aired 10/27/1964
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXBswFfh6AY

A Time for Choosing
http://www.nationalcenter.org/ReaganChoosing1964.html

Given from the heart – No cue cards and no teleprompter!

Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn't been provided with a script. As a matter of fact, I have been permitted to choose my own ideas regarding the choice that we face in the next few weeks.

I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course. I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines. Now, one side in this campaign has been telling us that the issues of this election are the maintenance of peace and prosperity. The line has been used "We've never had it so good."

Debt and High Taxes                                                                                                       
But I have an uncomfortable feeling that this prosperity isn't something on which we can base our hopes for the future. No nation in history has ever survived a tax burden that reached a third of its national income. Today, 37 cents of every dollar earned in this country is the tax collector's share, and yet our government continues to spend $17 million a day more than the government takes in. We haven't balanced our budget 28 out of the last 34 years. We have raised our debt limit three times in the last twelve months, and now our national debt is one and a half times bigger than all the combined debts of all the nations in the world. We have $15 billion in gold in our treasury--we don't own an ounce. Foreign dollar claims are $27.3 billion, and we have just had announced that the dollar of 1939 will now purchase 45 cents in its total value.

Freedom and Self Government                                                                                         
As for the peace that we would preserve, I wonder who among us would like to approach the wife or mother whose husband or son has died in South Vietnam and ask them if they think this is a peace that should be maintained indefinitely. Do they mean peace, or do they mean we just want to be left in peace? There can be no real peace while one American is dying some place in the world for the rest of us. We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it has been said if we lose that war, and in doing so lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. Well, I think it's time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.

Not too long ago two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, "We don't know how lucky we are." And the Cuban stopped and said, "How lucky you are! I had someplace to escape to." In that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth. And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except to sovereign people, is still the newest and most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election. Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or right, but I would like to suggest that there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down--up to a man's age-old dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order--or down to the ant heap totalitarianism, and regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.

In this vote-harvesting time, they use terms like the "Great Society," or as we were told a few days ago by the President, we must accept a "greater government activity in the affairs of the people." But they have been a little more explicit in the past and among themselves--and all of the things that I now will quote have appeared in print. These are not Republican accusations. For example, they have voices that say "the cold war will end through acceptance of a not undemocratic socialism." Another voice says that the profit motive has become outmoded, it must be replaced by the incentives of the welfare state; or our traditional system of individual freedom is incapable of solving the complex problems of the 20th century. Senator Fullbright has said at Stanford University that the Constitution is outmoded. He referred to the president as our moral teacher and our leader, and he said he is hobbled in his task by the restrictions in power imposed on him by this antiquated document. He must be freed so that he can do for us what he knows is best. And Senator Clark of Pennsylvania, another articulate spokesman, defines liberalism as "meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government." Well, I for one resent it when a representative of the people refers to you and me--the free man and woman of this country--as "the masses." This is a term we haven't applied to ourselves in America. But beyond that, "the full power of centralized government"--this was the very thing the Founding Fathers sought to minimize. They knew that governments don't control things. A government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. They also knew, those Founding Fathers, that outside of its legitimate functions, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy.

Negative Liberties and Obama Newspeak
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/negative_liberties_and_obama_n.html

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Big Government                                                                                                             
Now, we have no better example of this than the government's involvement in the farm economy over the last 30 years. Since 1955, the cost of this program has nearly doubled. One-fourth of farming in America is responsible for 85% of the farm surplus. Three-fourths of farming is out on the free market and has known a 21% increase in the per capita consumption of all its produce. You see, that one-fourth of farming is regulated and controlled by the federal government. In the last three years we have spent $43 in feed grain program for every bushel of corn we don't grow.

Senator Humphrey last week charged that Barry Goldwater as President would seek to eliminate farmers. He should do his homework a little better, because he will find out that we have had a decline of 5 million in the farm population under these government programs. He will also find that the Democratic administration has sought to get from Congress an extension of the farm program to include that three-fourths that is now free. He will find that they have also asked for the right to imprison farmers who wouldn't keep books as prescribed by the federal government. The Secretary of Agriculture asked for the right to seize farms through condemnation and resell them to other individuals. And contained in that same program was a provision that would have allowed the federal government to remove 2 million farmers from the soil.

At the same time, there has been an increase in the Department of Agriculture employees. There is now one for every 30 farms in the United States, and still they can't tell us how 66 shiploads of grain headed for Austria disappeared without a trace and Billie Sol Estes never left shore.

Every responsible farmer and farm organization has repeatedly asked the government to free the farm economy, but who are farmers to know what is best for them? The wheat farmers voted against a wheat program. The government passed it anyway. Now the price of bread goes up; the price of wheat to the farmer goes down.

Private Property                                                                                                         
Meanwhile, back in the city, under urban renewal the assault on freedom carries on. Private property rights are so diluted that public interest is almost anything that a few government planners decide it should be. In a program that takes for the needy and gives to the greedy, we see such spectacles as in Cleveland, Ohio, a million-and-a-half-dollar building completed only three years ago must be destroyed to make way for what government officials call a "more compatible use of the land." The President tells us he is now going to start building public housing units in the thousands where heretofore we have only built them in the hundreds. But FHA and the Veterans Administration tell us that they have 120,000 housing units they've taken back through mortgage foreclosures. For three decades, we have sought to solve the problems of unemployment through government planning, and the more the plans fail, the more the planners plan. The latest is the Area Redevelopment Agency. They have just declared Rice County, Kansas, a depressed area. Rice County, Kansas, has two hundred oil wells, and the 14,000 people there have over $30 million on deposit in personal savings in their banks. When the government tells you you're depressed, lie down and be depressed.

Great Society                                                                                                                    
We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion that the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one. So they are going to solve all the problems of human misery through government and government planning. Well, now, if government planning and welfare had the answer and they've had almost 30 years of it, shouldn't we expect government to almost read the score to us once in a while? Shouldn't they be telling us about the decline each year in the number of people needing help? The reduction in the need for public housing?

But the reverse is true. Each year the need grows greater, the program grows greater. We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry each night. Well, that was probably true. They were all on a diet. But now we are told that 9.3 million families in this country are poverty-stricken on the basis of earning less than $3,000 a year. Welfare spending is 10 times greater than in the dark depths of the Depression. We are spending $45 billion on welfare. Now do a little arithmetic, and you will find that if we divided the $45 billion up equally among those 9 million poor families, we would be able to give each family $4,600 a year, and this added to their present income should eliminate poverty! Direct aid to the poor, however, is running only about $600 per family. It would seem that someplace there must be some overhead.

So now we declare "war on poverty," or "you, too, can be a Bobby Baker!" Now, do they honestly expect us to believe that if we add $1 billion to the $45 million we are spending...one more program to the 30-odd we have--and remember, this new program doesn't replace any, it just duplicates existing programs--do they believe that poverty is suddenly going to disappear by magic? Well, in all fairness I should explain that there is one part of the new program that isn't duplicated. This is the youth feature. We are now going to solve the dropout problem, juvenile delinquency, by reinstituting something like the old CCC camps, and we are going to put our young people in camps, but again we do some arithmetic, and we find that we are going to spend each year just on room and board for each young person that we help $4,700 a year! We can send them to Harvard for $2,700! Don't get me wrong. I'm not suggesting that Harvard is the answer to juvenile delinquency.

But seriously, what are we doing to those we seek to help? Not too long ago, a judge called me here in Los Angeles. He told me of a young woman who had come before him for a divorce. She had six children, was pregnant with her seventh. Under his questioning, she revealed her husband was a laborer earning $250 a month. She wanted a divorce so that she could get an $80 raise. She is eligible for $330 a month in the Aid to Dependent Children Program. She got the idea from two women in her neighborhood who had already done that very thing.

Yet anytime you and I question the schemes of the do-gooders, we are denounced as being against their humanitarian goals. They say we are always "against" things, never "for" anything. Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so. We are for a provision that destitution should not follow unemployment by reason of old age, and to that end we have accepted Social Security as a step toward meeting the problem.

But we are against those entrusted with this program when they practice deception regarding its fiscal shortcomings, when they charge that any criticism of the program means that we want to end payments to those who depend on them for livelihood. They have called it insurance to us in a hundred million pieces of literature. But then they appeared before the Supreme Court and they testified that it was a welfare program. They only use the term "insurance" to sell it to the people. And they said Social Security dues are a tax for the general use of the government, and the government has used that tax. There is no fund, because Robert Byers, the actuarial head, appeared before a congressional committee and admitted that Social Security as of this moment is $298 billion in the hole. But he said there should be no cause for worry because as long as they have the power to tax, they could always take away from the people whatever they needed to bail them out of trouble! And they are doing just that.

A young man, 21 years of age, working at an average salary...his Social Security contribution would, in the open market, buy him an insurance policy that would guarantee $220 a month at age 65. The government promises $127. He could live it up until he is 31 and then take out a policy that would pay more than Social Security. Now, are we so lacking in business sense that we can't put this program on a sound basis so that people who do require those payments will find that they can get them when they are due...that the cupboard isn't bare? Barry Goldwater thinks we can.

At the same time, can't we introduce voluntary features that would permit a citizen who can do better on his own to be excused upon presentation of evidence that he had made provisions for the non-earning years? Should we allow a widow with children to work, and not lose the benefits supposedly paid for by her deceased husband? Shouldn't you and I be allowed to declare who our beneficiaries will be under these programs, which we cannot do? I think we are for telling our senior citizens that no one in this country should be denied medical care because of a lack of funds. But I think we are against forcing all citizens, regardless of need, into a compulsory government program, especially when we have such examples, as announced last week, when France admitted that their Medicare program was now bankrupt. They've come to the end of the road.

In addition, was Barry Goldwater so irresponsible when he suggested that our government give up its program of deliberate planned inflation so that when you do get your Social Security pension, a dollar will buy a dollar's worth, and not 45 cents' worth?

Foreign Affairs                                                                                                                     
I think we are for an international organization, where the nations of the world can seek peace. But I think we are against subordinating American interests to an organization that has become so structurally unsound that today you can muster a two-thirds vote on the floor of the General Assembly among the nations that represent less than 10 percent of the world's population. I think we are against the hypocrisy of assailing our allies because here and there they cling to a colony, while we engage in a conspiracy of silence and never open our mouths about the millions of people enslaved in Soviet colonies in the satellite nation.

I think we are for aiding our allies by sharing of our material blessings with those nations which share in our fundamental beliefs, but we are against doling out money government to government, creating bureaucracy, if not socialism, all over the world. We set out to help 19 countries. We are helping 107. We spent $146 billion. With that money, we bought a $2 million yacht for Haile Selassie. We bought dress suits for Greek undertakers, extra wives for Kenyan government officials. We bought a thousand TV sets for a place where they have no electricity. In the last six years, 52 nations have bought $7 billion worth of our gold, and all 52 are receiving foreign aid from this country.

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this Earth. Federal employees number 2.5 million, and federal, state, and local, one out of six of the nation's work force is employed by the government. These proliferating bureaus with their thousands of regulations have cost us many of our constitutional safeguards. How many of us realize that today federal agents can invade a man's property without a warrant? They can impose a fine without a formal hearing, let alone a trial by jury, and they can seize and sell his property in auction to enforce the payment of that fine. In Chico County, Arkansas, James Wier overplanted his rice allotment. The government obtained a $17,000 judgment, and a U.S. marshal sold his 950-acre farm at auction. The government said it was necessary as a warning to others to make the system work. Last February 19 at the University of Minnesota, Norman Thomas, six-time candidate for President on the Socialist Party ticket, said, "If Barry Goldwater became President, he would stop the advance of socialism in the United States." I think that's exactly what he will do.

As a former Democrat, I can tell you Norman Thomas isn't the only man who has drawn this parallel to socialism with the present administration. Back in 1936, Mr. Democrat himself, Al Smith, the great American, came before the American people and charged that the leadership of his party was taking the part of Jefferson, Jackson, and Cleveland down the road under the banners of Marx, Lenin, and Stalin. And he walked away from his party, and he never returned to the day he died, because to this day, the leadership of that party has been taking that party, that honorable party, down the road in the image of the labor socialist party of England. Now it doesn't require expropriation or confiscation of private property or business to impose socialism on a people. What does it mean whether you hold the deed or the title to your business or property if the government holds the power of life and death over that business or property? Such machinery already exists. The government can find some charge to bring against any concern it chooses to prosecute. Every businessman has his own tale of harassment. Somewhere a perversion has taken place. Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation of government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment. Our Democratic opponents seem unwilling to debate these issues. They want to make you and I believe that this is a contest between two men...that we are to choose just between two personalities.

Character Assassination                                                                                                 
Well, what of this man that they would destroy? And in destroying, they would destroy that which he represents, the ideas that you and I hold dear. Is he the brash and shallow and trigger-happy man they say he is? Well, I have been privileged to know him "when." I knew him long before he ever dreamed of trying for high office, and I can tell you personally I have never known a man in my life I believe so incapable of doing a dishonest or dishonorable thing.

This is a man who in his own business, before he entered politics, instituted a profit-sharing plan, before unions had ever thought of it. He put in health and medical insurance for all his employees. He took 50 percent of the profits before taxes and set up a retirement program, a pension plan for all his employees. He sent checks for life to an employee who was ill and couldn't work. He provided nursing care for the children of mothers who work in the stores. When Mexico was ravaged by floods from the Rio Grande, he climbed in his airplane and flew medicine and supplies down there.

An ex-GI told me how he met him. It was the week before Christmas during the Korean War, and he was at the Los Angeles airport trying to get a ride home to Arizona for Christmas, and he said that there were a lot of servicemen there and no seats available on the planes. Then a voice came over the loudspeaker and said, "Any men in uniform wanting a ride to Arizona, go to runway such-and-such," and they went down there, and there was this fellow named Barry Goldwater sitting in his plane. Every day in the weeks before Christmas, all day long, he would load up the plane, fly to Arizona, fly them to their homes, then fly back over to get another load.

During the hectic split-second timing of a campaign, this is a man who took time out to sit beside an old friend who was dying of cancer. His campaign managers were understandably impatient, but he said, "There aren't many left who care what happens to her. I'd like her to know I care." This is a man who said to his 19-year-old son, "There is no foundation like the rock of honesty and fairness, and when you begin to build your life upon that rock, with the cement of the faith in God that you have, then you have a real start." This is not a man who could carelessly send other people's sons to war. And that is the issue of this campaign that makes all of the other problems I have discussed academic, unless we realize that we are in a war that must be won.

Accommodation & Appeasement                                                                                                            
Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us that they have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy "accommodation." And they say if we only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he will forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers. They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer--not an easy answer--but simple.

If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy based upon what we know in our hearts is morally right. We cannot buy our security, our freedom from the threat of the bomb by committing an immorality so great as saying to a billion now in slavery behind the Iron Curtain, "Give up your dreams of freedom because to save our own skin, we are willing to make a deal with your slave masters." Alexander Hamilton said, "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one." Let's set the record straight. There is no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there is only one guaranteed way you can have peace--and you can have it in the next second--surrender.

Admittedly there is a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter ourwellmeaning liberal friends refuse to face--that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight and surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand--the ultimatum. And what then? When Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we are retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary because by that time we will have weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he has heard voices pleading for "peace at any price" or "better Red than dead," or as one commentator put it, he would rather "live on his knees than die on his feet." And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don't speak for the rest of us. You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin--just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard 'round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well, it's a simple answer after all.

You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, "There is a price we will not pay." There is a point beyond which they must not advance. This is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater's "peace through strength." Winston Churchill said that "the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits--not animals." And he said, "There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.

We will keep in mind and remember that Barry Goldwater has faith in us. He has faith that you and I have the ability and the dignity and the right to make our own decisions and determine our own destiny.

Thank you very much." -- Ronald Reagan (October 27, 1964)

Truer today than it was nearly 50 years ago.

"Until such time that compassion is measured by helping people to help themselves, we will only ensure the enslavement of others, in the very name of compassion"

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves” -- Winston Churchill

REAGAN Quotes:

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so."

"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program."

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

“Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.”

“Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.”

“Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.”

“Man is not free unless government is limited.”

“Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ixNPplo-SU

Ever the Optimist
“I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life.”
 


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  • "Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't"

    Mark Twain

  • "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it”

    Dave Barry

  • "To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge."

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “If you tax something more, you get less of it. If you subsidize something you get more of it”

  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money."

    Daniel Webster

  • "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."

    James Madison

  • "Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its trouble - it empties today of its strength"

  • “To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth”

  • "The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty"

    Eugene McCarthy

  • "One man with a gun can control 100 without one"

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Without rest, a man cannot work; without work, the rest does not give you any benefit."

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Public sector employment....... because it sure beats work."

  • "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government has grown out of too much government"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything that they have."

  • "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds"

    Francis Bacon

  • “One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”

    Antonio Porchia

  • "A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward"

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured"

    Mark Twain

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

  • "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • "Look at yourself, like yourself, and find the positive"

    Dana Buchman

  • "Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people."

    Wendell Phillips

  • "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list"

  • “I know enough to know, there is so much that I do not know”

  • "It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man."

    Psalm 118:8

  • "Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

    George Washington

  • "Success is never final. Failure is never fatal."

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives"

    Mark Twain

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws”

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "The irony of life is that, by the time you're old enough to know your way around, you're not going anywhere."

  • "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

    Confucious

  • "A lie is an untruth told with intent to deceive."

  • "Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom."

    Anatole France

  • "How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire"

  • "All receive advice - only the wise profit from it"

    Syrus

  • “Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Ignorance is an asset, when common among the majority.”

    WAG

  • “A woman's outfit should be like a barbed-wire fence - serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”

    Sophia Loren

  • “May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live”

  • "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value"

    Albert Einstein

  • “The choices we make reveal the true nature of our character.”

  • "Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them"

    Bill Vaughan

  • “If you have truth on your side, you really don't need to lie”

    Paul Jacob

  • “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

    John F. Kennedy

  • "We are one justice away from the Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. Constitution is unconstitutional."

    WAG

  • "Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "If it ain't broken, fix it until it is"

    Government Motto

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • “The more alike men are, the weaker each feels in the face of all.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

    Nelson Mandela

  • "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily"

    George Washington

  • "I know of no way to judge the future but by the past"

  • "If you really want to judge a man's character, give him power"

  • "If voting made a difference they wouldn't let us do it."

    Mark Twain

  • "Feed a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime"

  • "We are fast approaching a time when the majority sign the back of the check, rather than the front"

  • "Free speech is a two-way street, and if you use it, you'd better be prepared to dodge oncoming traffic"

    Doug Powers

  • "Freedom is never won in a single battle - It must be fought for every day"

  • "Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration"

    Thomas Edison

  • “Live your life so that whenever you lose, you are ahead”

    Will Rogers

  • "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Expect the best, prepare for the worst, capitalize on what comes"

  • "For a representative republic to prosper, much less survive, its citizens must be both informed and engaged."

    WAG

  • "Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach"

  • "You can not raise the weak, by holding down the strong"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "The purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the First Amendment"

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

  • "The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."

  • "The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see"

    Ayn Rand

  • “One must indoctrinate a child while he still fits width-wise on the bed.”

    Soviet Union saying

  • "Silence is foolish if we are wise, but it is wise if we are foolish"

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "In the age of information, ignorance is a choice"

    WAG

  • “Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom."

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul"

    Yiddish Proverb

  • “There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Nothing is more powerful in a democracy than knowledge”

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "You're never too old to learn something stupid"

  • "The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas"

  • "Liberalism faltered when it turned out it could not cope with the truth"

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • “In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "Statistics are not meant to inform, but to deceive"

    WAG

  • "Golf scores are directly proportional to the number of witnesses"

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “The Nine most feared words – I am with the government and here to help”

    Ronald Reagan

  • If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate” Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays."

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

    George Orwell

  • "Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible. He who has trusted where he ought not will surely mistrust where he ought not"

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

  • "How the media reports what they report (their bias) is important. What they choose to report (or not report) is equally important"

    WAG

  • “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

    George Orwell

  • "In America today, it's considered anti-American to be pro-American"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition"

  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened”

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

  • "In politics, never let facts get in the way of a good story"

    WAG

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence"

  • "The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese"

  • "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "The more comfortable you make welfare recipients, the more welfare recipients you will have."

    WAG

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential."

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

  • “He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked”

    Voltaire

  • "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted"


    Vladimir Lenin

  • Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

    George Washington

  • "No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "America's liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."

    Frederic Bastiat

  • “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little"

    Mark Twain

  • "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter"

    Mark Twain

  • “I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said."

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • “It’s unprofessional to confuse loyalty with integrity”

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost"

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "If you cannot prove a lie is a lie, is it then the truth?"

    WAG

  • "The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other is wings"

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all"

    John F. Kennedy

  • "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation"

  • "It is so much more difficult to manipulate people when they are educated and enlightened"

    WAG

  • “The path to perfection, the loftiest goal, is success in and of itself”

  • Ships are safe in harbors, but that's not what ships are for...

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it."

  • "We are a government of laws, and not of men"

    John Adams

  • “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men"

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks"

    Charles Gordy

  • “Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed”

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others."

    Moliere

  • Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off”

    Ayn Rand

  • “A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.”

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • "The only thing worse than suffering an injustice is committing an injustice"

    Plato

  • Thinking is hard work – that is why so few engage in it”

    Mark Twain

  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April fifteenth"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

  • "The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."

    Patrick Henry

  • “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

    James Madison

  • "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain"

    Robert Frost

  • "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.”

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

  • "Sometimes things are so obvious, they appear unbelievable."

    WAG

  • "Laws were most numerous when the state was most corrupt"

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan”

    von Clausewitz

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "A liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake, at the moment"

    Willis Player

  • "Hey, don’t get me wrong. I 'm all for the government (spending) investing our money into “shovel” ready projects, so long as I’m the one selling the shovels."

    WAG

  • "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "If we agreed 100 percent of the time, one of us wouldn't be necessary"

  • "Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with"

  • "Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go"

  • “When your talent interests a human need, you are on the path of your life’s purpose”

  • "Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late."

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • “It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”

    Patrick Henry

  • "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt."

    John Adams

  • "Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times"

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

    Alexander the Great

  • "When you find you’re digging yourself into a hole, I always say dig faster, you’ll get to the bottom sooner."

    WAG

  • "The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office"

    Will Rogers

  • "What if there was a cure for the disease we call LIBERLISM? There is, and it's called REALITY (one dose daily)."

    WAG

  • At that point when we put America first, will be the time that this nation begins to heal itself”

    WAG

  • "The surest way to destroy a nation is to debauch its currency."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Friends, like life itself, should be cherished ALWAYS!"

    WAG

  • "There are two ways of doing things: the right way, and the way they do it in Washington"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other"

    John Adams

  • “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them...”

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • “Always love your country — but never trust your government”

    Robert Novak

  • “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys”

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • "It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them"

    Alfred Adler

  • “What matters is not the truth, but what we choose (are told) to believe.”

    WAG

  • "We now have more people in the business of preparing tax returns than we have in the … army”

    Dick Cheney

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • “I am proud of my country, yet ashamed of my government”

  • "This year will go down in history; for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Agenda 21 is not a "conspiracy theory", it is an Action Plan."

  • "The truth is usually pretty simple, but as I’m sure you would agree, finding it in the mainstream media is next to impossible"

    Ann Coulter

  • "Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting."

  • "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

    James Madison

  • The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

    Socrates

  • "I'll bet you never dreamed you'd look back at Jimmy Carter as the good old days."

    Mitt Romney

  • "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest"

    Mark Twain

  • "Not interested in Left vs. Right. Interested in Right vs. Wrong."

  • “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

    James Madison

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

  • “When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "An armed man is a citizen; a disarmed man is a subject"

  • “When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Why is it that so many individuals place their trust in people to solve the very problems which those people created in the first place?"

    WAG

  • Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred."

    Jacques Barzun

  • "Only an educated and informed people will be a free people"

    John F. Kennedy

  • "May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door"

  • "Influence peddling and corruption are bipartisan sins: those out of power allege them, those in power commit them"

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "I am a simple man who happens to still possess what at one time was all too common….. A thing called sense."

  • “A man's reputation is the opinion people have of him; his character is what he really is."

    Jack Miner

  • "The government that can give you everything you want, can take everything that you have"

  • Nothing could be more dangerous to the existence of this Republic than to introduce religion into politics”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "The optimist simply does not have all the facts."

    WAG

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak"

  • It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Always be sincere, even if you don’t mean it"

    Harry S. Truman

  • “To be fair, we should all be allowed our own set of facts, truth be dammed”

    WAG

  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated"

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • “The Constitution does not grant rights, it recognizes them”

    Jason Laumark

  • "Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that has crushed it"

    Mark Twain

  • "If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong"

  • "In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned in life. It goes on."

    Robert Frost

  • "A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.”

  • “Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror"

    Byrd Baggett

  • "People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge."

    Lao-tzu

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes"

    Thomas Paine

  • “Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured.... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.”

  • "A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station"

  • "Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms."

    Aristotle

  • “Do you think you would ever have heard of Christianity if the Apostles had gone out and said, ‘I believe in consensus?’”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it”

    Ayn Rand

  • “It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.”

    Martin Van Buren

  • “A goal without a plan is just a wish”

    Larry Elder

  • "Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free."

    Jerry Pournelle

  • "When you give a monkey the choice between an addictive drug and food, it will starve to death."

    Rick Perry

  • "He who would give up a little liberty in return for a little security deserves neither liberty nor security"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one"


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

  • "A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory"

  • “No matter how fast a lie is, the truth will catch up with her.”

    Dutch Proverb

  • “Society was cut in two: those who had nothing united in common envy; those who had anything united in common terror.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones"

    Phillip Brooks

  • “Great men set out not to be great, but to do great things”

  • "Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce."

    James A. Garfield

  • "A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top"

  • "Ignorance is a choice one makes, often with happiness being the desired outcome. They are however mutually exclusive.”

    WAG

  • "The more I know, the more I realize how much I don’t know."

  • "May the thirst for truth never be quenched."

    WAG

  • "Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals"

  • “To be clever enough to get all that money, you must be stupid enough to want it”

    G. K. Chesterton

  • “An individual who believes their lies cannot be considered a liar.”

    Progressive apologist

  • “Accept the past, look to the future, live in the present”

  • "A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar"

    Mark Twain

  • "We provide Americans an education in exchange for their commitment to serve in our armed forces, while at the same time, we offer amnesty to illegal immigrants in exchange for their commitment to vote Democrat for life."

    WAG

  • "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied"

    Mark Twain

  • "When the Federal Reserve cites statistics to claim that there is not much evidence of inflation, we need to keep in mind that the statistics they rely on exclude food and energy prices. The cost of living is no sweat if you can do without electricity and food."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Saying a gun shoots people is like saying a pencil makes mistakes, or a spoon makes people fat."

  • "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

    Lyndon B. Johnson

  • When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury”

    Alexander Tytler

  • "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see"

    Mark Twain

  • "Don't let schooling interfere with your education"

    Mark Twain

  • "Find something that you love, and you will never work a day in your life"

  • "Life's about the journey, not a destination."

    Anne Coleman

  • Common Sense: “when we remove the sense, it becomes all too common”

    WAG

  • "We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Media outlets exist not to inform us, but to influence us; not to educate us, but to enrich themselves"

    WAG

  • "Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "I’ve had my fun and I didn’t enjoy it"

  • "Abortion is not a woman’s rights issue but a human rights issue"

    Kathy Ireland

  • "It is far easier to control those who obey the law, than to control those who disregard the law altogether."

    WAG

  • "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."

    Philip K. Dick

  • “The one (a president) can confer no privileges whatever; the other (the king) can make denizens of aliens, noblemen of commoners; can erect corporations with all the rights incident to corporate bodies.”

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

  • “There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil”

    Ayn Rand

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Reputation is what others perceive you to be. Character is what you are"

    John Wooden

  • "For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time."

    George Sutherland

  • “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there”

    John Wooden

  • “Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "A great man never ignores the simplicity of a child"

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "Republicans in Washington have shown that the word ‘cave’ is a noun in places like Afghanistan, but it’s a verb in places like Congress"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation”

    Will Rogers

  • "Knowledge is the source of Wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes Productivity. Applied to tasks that are new, it becomes Innovation"

    Peter Drucker

  • “I’m extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "The truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself."

    St. Augustine

  • "In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man - if you want anything done, ask a woman"

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip"

  • "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so"

    Mark Twain

  • "One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors"

    Plato

  • "Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own"

  • "A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,"

    Saint Pope John Paul II

  • "We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees"

  • "One of the greatest ironies of our day is that in this age of information, so many are so ignorant"


    WAG

  • "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers. And it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

    John Jay

  • "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left"

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses more; He who loses faith, loses all."

  • "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents"

    James Madison

  • “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"

    George Santayana

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt."

    Sam Adams

  • "A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval"

    Mark Twain

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in time of great moral crisis"

    Dante Alighieri

  • "It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain"

  • "Sports do not build character, they reveal it."

  • ''Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.''

    Charlotte

  • "Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin"

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "A lie is not a lie if you call it the truth."

  • "With each failure, you move one step closer to success. It’s when you give up that you truly fail."

    Pat Flynn

  • "Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail"

  • "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

    George Washington

  • "Blaming guns for spree killings is like blaming short skirts for rape."

  • "If you choose public service, choose it to serve the public, not your bank account. When you're done serving, go home. Get a real job."

    Jack Abramoff

  • "A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour"

  • "Knowledge is power yes, and often a burden as well"

    WAG

  • “Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to”

    Benjamine A. Rooge

  • "There’s no such thing as the future, just history that hasn’t happened yet."

    Harry Truman

  • "The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think"

  • "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun"

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "Government can solve nearly any problem. After all, they created most of them."

    WAG

  • "Just because someone says something that’s not factual, does not mean it’s not truthful, if they believe what they are saying."

    Liberal Logic

  • "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

    Albert Einstein

  • "If you can’t explain what you're doing in simple English, you’re probably doing something wrong"

    Alfred Kazin

  • "Life is not measured by the breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!"

    Unknown

  • "Life is but an experiment, and we are all lab rats."

    WAG

  • "Courage is not the absence of fear but the presence of faith."

  • “Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it - If it keeps moving, regulate it - And if it stops moving, subsidize it“

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Mama used to say, dig faster, you’ll get to the bottom sooner (rather than later)."

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • “Nothing in the world will take the place of persistence … and determination”

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program"

    Milton Friedman

  • "In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind’s concern is charity"

    Alexander Pope

  • “I may be ignorant, but I’m in the majority”

    American Citizen

  • “Man is not free unless government is limited … As government expands, liberty contracts”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Never allow success to go to your head, nor failure to your heart."

  • "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."

    Chinese Proverb

  • "The American constitution was designed by a group of geniuses, knowing it would be administered by a group of idiots"

  • “When the truth hurts, or is otherwise offensive, it is inappropriate.”

    WAG

  • “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "You can't have freedom of speech, and at the same time have people not being offended"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.”

    James Madison

  • "Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat"

    Mark Twain

  • "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference"

  • "BEER: "I" before "E," except in Budweiser."

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "Tis curious that we only believe as deeply as we live."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "It is far easier to introduce a government program than to get rid of it"

    Milton Friedman

  • "Our political parties are broken and have failed miserably. They stand for nothing and will compromise everything”

    David Stockman

  • "It’s not really lying if you know I’m not telling the truth."

    WAG

  • "When we lose GOD, it is not GOD who is lost"

  • "The idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get"

    Mark Twain

  • “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."

    Galileo

  • "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

  • “The tragedy in life is not reaching your goals, it is to have no goals to achieve”

  • "An ignorant electorate, every politician's lifeblood."

  • "Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."

    H.L. Mencken

  • "If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics.”

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • “The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates"

    Tacitus

  • “When the desire for success, overcomes the fear of failure, great things can be achieved”

    WAG

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • “It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together"

  • “The very people, who will go to the ends of the earth to defend the most heinous of murderers, do not give a second thought to the taking of an innocent life”

    WAG

  • "You don’t get ahead in life by looking into your rear view mirror"

    WAG

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "Rather than being a selfless act of service, becoming a politician is now about enriching oneself"

    WAG

  • "Don't cry because it’s over, smile because it happened"

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Welfare is mistrusted by those who pay for it, and held in contempt by those who receive it"

  • “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”

    Ted Nugent

  • “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”

    Saul Bellow

  • “The American people are the passengers aboard the Titanic… And Obama is at the helm.”

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "Don't steal - The government hates competition"

  • May Americans' thirst for the truth, never be quenched."

    WAG

  • "The mind is like a parachute, it works best when it is opened"

  • “May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past”

  • "It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."

    Enrico Fermi

  • "A bad day on the lake is better than a good day at the office"

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves”

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

  • "Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises"

    Demosthenes

  • “I am an ignorant American and proud to be in the majority.”

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

  • "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare"

    Mark Twain

  • "Al Gore proved that you can win the Presidential election without a single Southern state"

    John Kerry

  • "And what is the state but a servant and a convenience for a large number of people, just like the electric light and the plumbing system? And wouldn't it be preposterous to claim that men must exist for their plumbing, not the plumbing for the men"

    Ayn Rand

  • "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency: their sole object is gain”

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • “It is not heroes that make history, but history that makes heroes.”

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Be good, stay healthy, and laugh often."

    WAG

  • "War does not determine who is right - only who is left"

  • “We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man's support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "If you're not out there upsetting idiots, you just might be yourself an idiot"

    Ted Nugent

  • "I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds. ... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution"

    Grover Cleveland

  • "I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you"

  • "Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”

    Aaron Levenstein

  • “Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.”

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.”

    John Wayne

  • “Don't ever argue with an idiot.... they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"

    Anonymous

  • "I have more guns than I need but fewer than I want"

    Mike Adams

  • "Try not to become a man of success, but rather, try to become a man of value"

    Albert Einstein

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets”

    Will Rogers

  • "Belief in a falsehood does not make it true"

    WAG

  • “There are severe limits to the good that the government can do for the economy, but there are almost no limits to the harm it can do”

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

  • "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect"

    Mark Twain

  • "A free nation is armed with a free press."

  • "The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues, the better we like him"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them"

    Mark Twain

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • “It isn't what people think that is important, but the reason they think what they think."

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure"

  • "Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents... pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan."

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

  • "We have our theory; don't confuse me with the facts"

  • "Apparently, I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what Barack Obama does with mine."

  • "If most thinking people supported me it still wouldn't be enough. Because in America, you need a majority."

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “It’s a funny thing about free speech: It can’t be just for your political friends. If freedom means anything, it is the one valuable gift you have to give to your worst enemies, in order to keep it for yourself”

    Doug Christie

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad"

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "In Washington, second guessing has become second nature"

    George W. Bush

  • "When people fear government, there is tyranny – When government fears the people, there is liberty"

    Thomas Paine

  • “Truth is like poetry, and most people hate poetry”

  • "Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done"

    George W. Bush

  • The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerly exercised for the good of its victims may be the most opressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    C. S. Lewis

  • "Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen"

    Mark Twain

  • "Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything”

    Mark Twain

  • "Real courage is found, not in the willingness to risk death, but in the willingness to stand, alone if necessary, against the ignorant and disapproving herd"

    Jon Roland (1976)

  • "Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government"

    James Madison

  • “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”

    James Madison

  • "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend" .

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "Governments have killed more innocent people than all the wars combined. 170 MILLION in the 20th Century alone."

  • "The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread"

  • "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly"

    Robert Schuller

  • "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."

    Isaac Asimov

  • "Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

    Anonymous

  • "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes"

    Mark Twain

  • "Should FDR have warned us about Pearl Harbor?"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Rarely is it said after Senate debate that everything has not been said, rather it is whether every Senator has said it”

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • "Many of us believe that wrongs aren't wrong if it's done by nice people like ourselves."

    Author Unknown

  • "A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart"

  • "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it"

    Upton Sinclair

  • "What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."

    Samuel Adams

  • "Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about”

  • "Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by production"

    Ayn Rand

  • “If the facts don’t fit the theory, just change the facts”

    Albert Einstein

  • "A good day is when no one shows up and you don't have to go anywhere."

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work."

    Thomas Edison

  • "As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials."

    Newt Gingrich

  • "Wise men learn from their mistakes, wiser men learn from the mistakes of others"

  • "A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders"

    Larry Elder

  • "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself."

    Tullius Cicero

  • "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty"

    John F. Kennedy

  • "If you’re not getting flack, you’re not over the target"

  • "They keep saying, 'A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb."

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."

    George Washington

  • "I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

    Pietro Aretino

  • Scheme: “To be shady or otherwise use intellectual power to deceive or carry out a plan for a personal interest. To plan to do something to get someone’s money, most often by cheating.”

  • “America is the best half-educated country in the world”

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own fall"

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "When you find you are digging yourself into a hole, dig faster, you’ll get to your destination sooner”

    WAG

  • "What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin"

    Mark Twain

  • "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members."

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get."

    Dave Gardner

  • "The experiment of self-government can't work where people do not govern themselves"

    James Madison

  • “The University campus is the only place where everything that a parent has taught a young person for 18 years is completely undermined in one semester of their freshman year"

    Kevin McCullough

  • "A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read"

    Mark Twain

  • "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance."

    James Madison

  • "Never trust a government that doesn't trust its own citizens with guns"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Today, too many polititians seek public office rather than public service."

  • "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me"

    Erma Bombeck

  • "Until such time that compassion is measured by helping people to help themselves, we will only ensure the enslavement of others, in the very name of compassion"

    WAG

  • "A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."

    Unknown

  • “Liberalism is not really a political philosophy. Instead, it is a state of arrested emotional development. It is a way of thinking, which leads to no place in the real world. It is a place existing only in the imagination”

    Mike S. Adams

  • "Progressivism is an illness and should be treated as such….. Institutionalize them all."

  • "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."

    Milton Friedman

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

    John Adams

  • "Thinking was OUTLAWED in the 1980's. The first time you think is the last time you are a Democrat.”

    Evan Sayet

  • "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax"

    Albert Einstein

  • "The road to success is littered with many setbacks, never failures."

    WAG

  • "All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."

    John Adams

  • "Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live"

    Mark Twain

  • "Laughing at oneself is often the best source of humor"

    WAG

  • “I used to think of Wall Street as a financial center. I now think of it as a crime scene.”

    Danny Schecter

  • "For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "The great ignorant failure of the left: Though it has learned how to get elected, it has not learned how to govern."

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • “In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other”

    Voltaire (1764)

  • "It is said that all humor has a little bit of truth to it. Sarcasm, it is said, often contains a lot of truth with the thinnest veneer of humor."

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "Life without GOD is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point"

  • “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

    Henry Louis Mencken

  • “Bureaucracy -- the organizational weaknesses that cause smart people to make dumb decisions”

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • "No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force"

    Ayn Rand

  • "America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"

    Winston Churchill

  • "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time"

    Mark Twain

  • "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "Statistics are not intended to enlighten, but instead to deceive"

    WAG

  • "One man practicing good sportsmanship is far better than 50 others preaching it"

    Knute Rockne

  • "The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope"

    Karl Marx

  • “If government didn’t create problems they’d be left will none to solve”

    WAG

  • "One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors."

    Plato

  • "Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “Success in business, as in life, requires character, confidence, consistency, commitment and courage. It's a marathon, not a sprint"

  • "The progressive mind is as deep as the pavement puddle"

    WAG

  • "The power to unite is stronger than the power to destroy"

    Anonymous

  • "God made man before woman so as to give him time to think of an answer for her first question."

  • "There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

    Winston Churchill

  • "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools."

    Herbert Spencer

  • “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "A joy shared is doubled, a sorrow shared is halved"

  • “Truth is Treason to an Empire Built of Lies.”

  • “Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end.”

  • “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”

    Orison S. Marden

  • "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."

  • "That to which we aspire, though cannot attain, we often tear down"

    WAG

  • "To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research"

  • “Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves”

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

  • "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard"

  • "The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality"

  • Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."

    James Bovard

  • "He does not believe who does not live according to his belief."

    Thomas Fuller

  • “Government is not the answer to our problems -- government is the problem"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources"

    Albert Einstein

  • "I don’t know what my future holds, but have faith in whose hands it’s held."

  • "No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut"

    Sam Rayburn

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter"

    Mark Twain

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Continuing to do nothing and expecting things to change"

  • “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains”

    Winston Churchill

  • "Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step"

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "Knowledge is a powerful tool. Without it, a powerful tool one becomes."

    WAG

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • “Everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Those ignorant of history are condemned to repeat it."

  • “I think the terror most people are concerned with is the IRS”

    Malcolm Forbes (when asked if he was afraid of terrorism)

  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits."

    Albert Einstein

  • "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain"

    Mark Twain

  • "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"

    Ayn Rand

  • "If voting made a difference, it would be illegal"

  • “If no American voted on election day, what would Hillary Clinton’s margin of victory be?”

  • "A government that requires "integrity provisions" is by definition past the stage where they will do any good."

    Mark Steyn

  • "If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates"

    Jay Leno

  • “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil...”

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "Wings on a Pig Don't Make It an Eagle."

  • “We always have enough time to do a job a second time – and never enough time to do it right the first time”

  • "Never pick a fight with a man who buys his ink by the barrel"

    Mark Twain

  • “Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Ronald Reagan pursued those things which he believed in, not necessarily those things which he knew he could win"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."

    Paul Horning

  • "Nothing is more destructive to a democracy than ignorance and an uniformed citizenry"

  • "Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were"

  • "The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that aren't true”

    Mark Twain

  • “The satisfaction acquired through giving surpasses those pleasures attained from receiving”

    WAG

  • "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials."

    George Mason

  • "If I could live my life over again, I wouldn't have time"

    Bob Hope

  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

    Cicero, 55 BC

  • "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"

    Ayn Rand

  • “Capitalism is a system whereby the rich are powerful. Communism and Socialism are systems where the powerful are rich.”

  • We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public"

  • Yesterday is history; Tomorrow is a mystery: Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the Present"

    Winnie the Pooh

  • “I fear not the individual who occupies the Oval Office, but the people who elected him to that office.”

  • “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith"

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

    Thomas Sowell

  • “I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.”

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "For when democracy becomes tyranny, those of us with rifles still get to vote"

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • “One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress”

    John Adams

  • “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”

    Edmund Burke

  • "Destroy the family, you destroy the country."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the Constitution [the documents] of this country...By knowing their rights they will sooner perceive when they are violated and be the better prepared to defend and assert them."

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

  • "Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Plan ahead, Noah didn’t build the Ark in a storm"

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress"

    John Adams

  • "I oppose the war, but support the troops"

    Liberal Lingo

  • "Logic is an enemy and truth is a menace"

    Rod Serling

  • "A woman with a gun can't be beaten"

    GR

  • "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it"

    William Arthur Ward

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: SUCCESS is a liability, FAILURE is an asset, and as long as the INTENTIONS are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success."

  • "Ignorance truly is a choice…….. in this age of information."

    WAG

  • "It is far easier to keep the law abiding in line, than those who disregard the law altogether."

    WAG

  • “Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up"

  • "Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience"

  • “First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

  • "Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • People once came to America to GIVE all that they had, to become all that they could. Now they come only to TAKE all that they can.

    WAG

  • "Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine"

    Lord Byron

  • "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

    Dave Barry

  • "Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • "For those who have fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know."

  • "Democracy is the worst form of government except all others"

    Winston Churchill

  • "Show me your friends I'll show you your future"

  • “Society is endangered not by the great profligacy of a few, but by the laxity of morals amongst all.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “It is not the responsibility of parents to pave the road for their children, but to provide them a road map”

  • "Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy"

    Winston Churchill

  • “It is better to conceal one's knowledge than to reveal one's ignorance”

    Spanish Proverb

  • "To some it's a six-pack, to me it's Support Group Salvation in a can"

    Leo Durocher

  • "Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.”

    Aristotle

  • "Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks"

    Doug Larson

  • "Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

    Patrick Henry

  • "If only the Nazis and Soviets had been as merciful to the innocent as America is to the guilty"

    Senator Jim Talent

  • “If you laid all the economists in the world end to end, they would not reach a conclusion”

  • "Tis better to be ignorant and happy, than informed and upset"

    WAG

  • "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action."

    Ian Fleming

  • “Never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself.”

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear"

    Mark Twain

  • “The honesty of the press is as great an object to society as the freedom of it.”

    Thomas Paine

  • “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years you would have a shortage of sand.”

    Milton Friedman

  • "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it."

    George Orwell

  • "Lies influence the ignorant, and inflame the informed"

    WAG

  • “Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer”

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!"

  • "Few men think, yet all will have opinions"

    George Berkeley

  • “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away”

    Philip K. Dick

  • "Every time Congress makes a joke, it’s a law. And every time it makes a law, it’s a joke"

    Will Rogers

  • "A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it"

    Bob Hope

  • "The only real power comes out of a long rifle"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "The best thing you can do for the poor is not become one"

    Reverend Ike

  • "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning"

    Albert Einstein

  • “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed”

    Joseph Stalin

  • "A memorandum is written to protect the writer -- not to inform the reader"

    Dean Acheson

  • "Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back"

  • Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins”

    William Pitt

  • "Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Make sure the government treats others the same, as you would want the government to treat you. … Once you consent to the government ignoring the Constitution, you deny yourself the protection of the Constitution”

    Charley Reese

  • "The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese"

  • “You learn a lot about people not just by what they say, but by what they don't say”

  • “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and them misapplying the wrong remedies”

    Groucho Marx

  • "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

  • “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last”

    Winston Churchill

  • “There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress”

    Mark Twain

  • "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are"

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

  • The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities”

    Ayn Rand

  • "The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive."

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "The last time France needed more proof it rolled through the streets of Paris in the form of a German tank"

    David Letterman

  • "Something that can’t go on forever, won’t."

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "Look to Government to solve most problems. Often going to the source is the best solution"

    WAG

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

  • "Everything the Democrats do is the result of a political calculation designed to take advantage of something going wrong"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief"

    Joseph Addison

  • "At least the federal governments is there to hand you a crutch after it breaks your leg, right?"

  • "It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people."

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • “The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.”

    Charlie Daniels

  • "I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “A country that can't control its borders isn't really a country anymore”

    Ronald Reagan

  • “When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already....”

    Adolph Hitler

  • "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

    Winston Churchill

  • "The Second Amendment has never been about hunting or crime prevention; it’s about keeping our government in check."

    Patrice Lewis

  • "I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar"

    Robert Brault

  • “If you don't have the law, you argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, you argue the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, then you argue the Constitution”

  • "He who fails to prepare, prepares for failure"

  • “The tragedy in life is not reaching your goals, it is to have no goals to achieve”

  • "Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back"

    Steven Wright

  • “Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.”

    Aristotle

  • "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

    Matthew 16:26

  • “The reason the charge of having a double standard never sticks against liberal/progressives, is because they have no standards to begin with.”

    WAG

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity"

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “If you voted for Obama to prove that you were not a racist - Who will you vote for in 2012 to prove that you are not an idiot?”

  • "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure."

    Mark Twain

  • “You don’t marry someone you can live with; you marry the person who you cannot live without”

  • “Finding your purpose in life begins with Faith, Hope, and Charity”

  • “The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie”

    Ann Landers

  • "In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Modern day liberalism is a disease that literally has the power to poison the character of those who fall under its spell"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them"

    George Mason

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.”

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Great men do not set out to be great, they set out to do great things"

  • "Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity"

    Karl Marx

  • “Tell a lie often enough, it becomes the truth”

    Joseph Goebbels

  • “It is not enough to merely be enlightened, one must also be engaged.”

    WAG

  • "Before you open your mouth to speak, please make sure it's an improvement upon the silence"

  • "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “There's nothing better than a friend ... unless it's a friend with chocolate.”

    Charles Dickens

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "When you vote to allow the taking of another life, you are complicit in the taking of that life."

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries."

    Douglas Casey

  • "To delve inside the liberal progressive mind, one must endure a dark and errie place, absent all logic and devoid all reason and common sense"

    WAG

  • "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow"

    Mark Twain

  • "I love to go to Washington, if only to be nearer my money"

    Bob Hope

  • "I do benefits for all religions - I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality"

    Bob Hope

  • "Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them"

    Frederick Douglass

  • “In a free country the monetary unit rests upon a fixed foundation of gold or gold and silver, independent of the ruling politicians.”

    Howard Buffett

  • "Those who have been intoxicated with power... can never willingly abandon it"

    Edmund Burke

  • “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”

    John Adams (1826)

  • Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”

    Confucius

  • "In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies."

    Winston Churchill

  • “Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”

    Bertrand Russell

  • "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you"

    John D. Ashcroft

  • “The same administration that can’t build a web site, just took over the internet.”

    Brad Thor

  • "A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of achieving, and where the members of society least likely to succeed or even to sustain themselves, are abundantly rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

  • “When the power of Love overcomes the love of Power, the world will know PEACE”

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "it is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence"

    C. A. Beard

  • “To possess a memory is to be blessed with a priceless good. It is our link to the past, our guidepost to the present and our passport to the future”

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

  • "The main thing in one’s own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry"

    Maya Angelou

  • "Nothing beats a failure but the failure to try"

  • "Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction"

    Paul Proctor

  • “Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation”

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "Tell me and I forget - Teach me and I remember - Involve me and I learn"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "The measure of a man’s character is how he treats another who can do nothing for him"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Someone who does not know the difference between good and evil is worth nothing"

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "Japan would never invade the United States. We would find a rifle behind every blade of grass."

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "Politicians are like diapers. They should be changed often, and for the same reason."

    Mark Twain

  • "I love my job, I love fighting for what I believe in, I love having fun while I am doing it, I love reporting stories that the complex refuses to report, I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and famously I enjoy enemies."

    Andrew Breitbart

  • "The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."

    Alexander Hamilton

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

  • "Bureaucracy is nothing more than the hardening of an organization's arteries"

    William P. Anthony

  • “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try and take it.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."

    George Orwell

  • “Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half”

  • “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

    Aldous Huxley

  • “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty."

    James Madison

  • "The lesson of history is that people never learn the lessons of history."

  • "Politics is the only field in which the more experience you have, the worse you get”

    Kinky Friedman

  • “So far consumers are worried about the future. Once they start worrying about the present, we’re in trouble.”

  • “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

    William Pitt

  • “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • “There’s only one kind of patriotism, and that’s the kind that loves and supports – not loathes and fears – America”

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session"

    Mark Twain

  • "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • "Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life"

    Mark Twain

  • "Remove one freedom per generation, and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed."

    Karl Marx

  • “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of anyone else”

  • “GOD may not lighten my load, but HE will strengthen my back.”

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

  • "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today"

    Cherokee proverb

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

  • ”The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

    George Orwell

  • "It’s not the votes that count. It’s who counts the votes"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Security is not the absence of danger, but the presence of God"

  • “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

    Lou Holtz

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Worse than evil is the apathy that allows it”

  • “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him”

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

    Voltaire

  • "If you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama's birth certificate"

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

  • "I am an American voter, ignorant of my ignorance."

  • "A nation of sheep will get a government of wolves"

    Edward R. Murrow

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

  • "Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy"

  • "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic”

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something"

  • "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."

    Milton Friedman

  • "Does reality influence the news, or is it the news that influences reality?"

    WAG

  • "Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees."

    American Patriot

  • "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free"

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • "A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims”

    Ayn Rand

  • "When you want to help people, you tell the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell people what they want to hear."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Every morning is the dawn of a new error."

  • "Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos."

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously"

    Oscar Wilde

  • "That may be a FACT, but it’s still just your opinion"

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • “There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything”

    Vince Lombardi

  • “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves”

    Winston Churchill

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom"

  • "Rights are granted by the individual, or governmental agency, that signs your welfare check"

    WAG

  • "The US dollar is backed by little more than confidence. Confidence in people's lack of understanding of how America's monetary system functions."

  • "Though something may be true, if not widely known, it cannot be considered fact."

    Liberal Logic

  • "There are times in one’s life, and in a nation’s life, where siting on the sidelines just isn’t an option."

    WAG

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • "Winners make things happen - Losers let things happen"

  • "The man that sets out to change the world without first changing himself is a fool"

  • "How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think"

    Adolf Hitler

  • "Sometimes, it's what you do not do, that makes you who you are"

  • "Profanity is the act of a feeble mind attempting to express itself forcibly"

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one"

    Mark Twain

  • “Men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

  • “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "If you tell a lie, but have a good reason for telling that lie, then it really is not a lie."

    WAG

  • "The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money"

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target"

  • "The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery”

    Winston Churchill

  • "That which we call sin in others is experiment for us."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "If you tell the truth often enough, people will come around to believing it"

  • “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

    Winston Churchill

  • “Only in Washington does a decrease in the proposed increase equal a spending cut”

    Larry Elder

  • "If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed"

    Mark Twain

  • "One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective - election and power are"

    Cal Thomas

  • "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."

    Josef Stalin

  • "The most valuable thing you can spend on your children is your time"

  • "Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."

    James Madison

  • "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder"

    George Washington

  • "Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party"

    Winston Churchill

  • "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water"

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "I will prepare, and some day my chance will come"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."

    Samuel Johnson

  • "It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."

    George Washington

  • "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

    Thomas Paine

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

  • "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "The more one worries, the older one gets; the more one laughs, the younger one feels"

    Chinese proverb

  • “Always speak the truth, and you will never be concerned with your memory”

  • "Liberals have two sets of rules – one for the average Joe, the ordinary American who they have contempt for and don’t have much faith in, and another set of rules for themselves"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "That which does not destroy me, makes me stronger"

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

  • "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up"

    Mark Twain

  • "All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance."

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

    Mark Twain

  • "It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense"

    Mark Twain

  • "There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice."

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy”

    James Madison

  • "Terrorism is the weapon of the weak, against the strong"

  • "Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable"

    Mark Twain