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City Takes Land Outside Borders

Condemnation means owner will lose nearly 1 square mile "Telluride's "Valley Floor," the target of a years-long condemnation proceed by the town The Colorado Supreme Court today ruled that parks and open space are so important in Colorado cities have the right to condemn property – even outside their borders – to prevent development on land officials want for the public. The case result announced today involved the "Valley Floor" land just outside the exclusive mountain town of Telluride, which demanded nearly 600 acres of private land owned by several corporations essentially representing Neal Blue, the owner of General Atomics which builds the nation's Predator drone aircraft. He had proposed several years ago building 22 homes on 64 acres of his private land, and providing new sites for a hospital and school. Then the rest of the land – 91 percent – would be placed under a conservation easement to protect it forever. Town council officials and the San Miguel County Commission endorsed the idea, but residents of what a local newspaper publisher described as "Beverly Hills in the Mountains, Aspen south," rejected it out of hand, demanding the entire property. Blue's lawyer, Thomas Ragonetti, has described it as a battle between "a group of wealthy capitalists against one individual wealthy capitalist." He's told reporters Blue has found it hypocritical that those who want the land "made their fortunes under American free enterprise. They would kick, fight and scream if their property were taken like this." The specific question before the high court was whether a state law approved by the legislature banning Telluride's condemnation plan was legitimate. The court decided it was not. "Article XX (of the state constitution) grants home rule municipalities the power to condemn property for any lawful, public, local, and municipal purpose. We hold that the extraterritorial condemnation of property for open space and parks constitutes a lawful, public, local, and municipal purpose within the scope of article XX," the majority ruled. However, Justice Allison Eid filed a dissent, noting the constitution's provision for "extraterritorial" condemnation rights granted to cities included needs for utilities such as "water works, light plants, power plants, transportation systems, heating plants." "Section 8 (of the constitution) plainly states that a home rule municipality's ordinance, such as the one giving Telluride the authority to condemn land outside its boundaries for open space, can supersede conflicting state law … only within its own boundaries," Eid concluded. "The effect of today's ruling is to cut out the General Assembly from regulating extraterritorial condemnations. The majority holds that a home rule municipality has the constitutional authority to condemn property outside of its boundaries essentially for any valid purpose – a broad standard indeed," Eid said. The property, if there is no further court action, will be transferred to the city, which must generate about $50 million in payment. However, that already has been set aside by the town where Tom Cruise, Daryl Hanna, diplomat Richard Holbrooke and eBay CEO Meg Whitman have residences. Telluride, a former mining camp in southwestern Colorado, turned from ghost town to home of the elite starting in the 1970s when skiers started cruising down the hills outside of town, and developers sold it to the wealthy as an ideal location for second, third, or fourth homes. Blue has owned the land for decades, but Telluride launched its condemnation plans in 2001. Hannah earlier told USA Today the "Valley Floor" land "is the only thing left between it becoming another mall with a mountain and staying the historic landmark that it's supposed to be." While Blue owned the land, he allowed hiking, cross-country skiing, showshoeing, hang-gliding, and camping for Telluride's music festival. However, once the city started legal proceedings to take the land, he halted access. "Obviously, we are very pleased with the decision of the Colorado Supreme Court," said Mayor Stu Fraser. City officials said one of their goals now will be to clean up old mine tailings on the land." (WorldNetDaily 6/2/08)

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

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

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

    George Orwell

  • "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)

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

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

    Socrates

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Bob Hope

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

  • "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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

  • "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

  • “Only in Washington does a decrease in the proposed increase equal a spending cut”

    Larry Elder

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • 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

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • “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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something"

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "That which does not destroy me, makes me stronger"

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Lao-tzu

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

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

  • "There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the world"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

    GR

  • “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

    Aldous Huxley

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

  • "Funny term “progressive” – oxymoron if ever I heard one when used to describe an ideology so destructive to the liberties and freedoms of the individual."

    WAG

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

    Anonymous

  • "You piss off a conservative by lying. You piss off a liberal by telling the truth."

  • "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

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "Ask not that GOD be on our side, insist that we be on His"

    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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • “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)

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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

    Demosthenes

  • "It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."

    George Washington

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "I will prepare, and some day my chance will come"

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

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

    Doug Larson

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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?”

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

    Anonymous

  • "Beer: helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C."

    W. C. Fields

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong.”

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Willis Player

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Bob Hope

  • "Winners make things happen - Losers let things happen"

  • "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

  • "Inflation rewards debt – and erodes savings. It is legalized counterfeiting, the deliberate creation of money with nothing to back it up."

  • 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

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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Plato

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Moliere

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "The most valuable thing you can spend on your children is your time"

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

    WAG

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • “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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    WAG

  • “Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

  • "Does reality influence the news, or is it the news that influences reality?"

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "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

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Charles Gordy

  • “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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

  • "That which we call sin in others is experiment for us."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    James Bovard

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

    Charlotte

  • “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

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Will Rogers

  • "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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it”

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "I am an American voter, ignorant of my ignorance."

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    John Wooden

  • "Sometimes you do have to go backwards before you can move forward"

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "The man that sets out to change the world without first changing himself is a fool"

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Spanish Proverb

  • "Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke off the unused path"

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    George W. Bush

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy"

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Every morning is the dawn of a new error."

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

  • "Terrorism is the weapon of the weak, against the strong"

  • "Greed, is a great motivator, yet a powerful destroyer."

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

    Milton Friedman

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

  • "Though something may be true, if not widely known, it cannot be considered fact."

    Liberal Logic

  • "You can entertain without teaching, however cannot teach without entertaining."

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

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Steven Wright

  • "All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance."

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    Syrus

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

  • "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)

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Frederic Bastiat

  • 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.”

  • “Always speak the truth, and you will never be concerned with your memory”

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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)

  • “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to be stupid.”

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "The day that you are born is the day that you begin to die"

    William Faulkner

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

    American Citizen

  • "Sometimes, it's what you do not do, that makes you who you are"

  • "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

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

  • 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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of anyone else”

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    WAG

  • “If a man doesn’t find something he is willing to die for, he isn’t fit to live”

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves”

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

  • "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)

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

  • "Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life"

    Mark Twain

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • “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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder"

    George Washington

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • “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

  • Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try and take it.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Alexander Pope

  • "Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    George Washington

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

  • "Spend other people's money as though it was your own"

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty."

    James Madison

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "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

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

    WAG

  • “If men were angels, no government would be necessary."

    James Madison

  • "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."

    George Washington

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "Don’t tell me how ruff the water is – just bring in the ship."

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • “Better to deny a child some of life’s wants and pleasures, than to deny them a brother or sister.”

    Pope Saint John Paul II

  • “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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

  • "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 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

  • "It’s not the votes that count. It’s who counts the votes"

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "If Mother Nature doesn’t get you, Father Time will"

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Plato

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "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 nation of sheep will get a government of wolves"

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    Robert Novak

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target"

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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)

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

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

    George Mason

  • "To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace"

    George Washington

  • "History will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening."

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

  • “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”

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

    WAG

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “GOD may not lighten my load, but HE will strengthen my back.”

  • "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil"

    Ephesians 6:11

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

  • “There’s only one kind of patriotism, and that’s the kind that loves and supports – not loathes and fears – America”

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

  • "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

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Karl Marx

  • “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)

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • “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)

  • "If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed"

    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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Who better to solve a problem then the people responsible for creating it in the first place."

    WAG

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Herbert Spencer

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "Luck is at the intersection of preparation and opportunity."

    Luck

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • “There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything”

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Martin Van Buren

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

    WAG

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Comedy brings out laughter, tragedy fear. Hopelessness leads to despair, sadness a tear. It takes a unique individual who can elicit all of these emotions by the mere mention of their name – Obama is a unique individual"

    WAG

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

  • "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)

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

  • "Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one"

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    George Berkeley

  • "Profanity is the act of a feeble mind attempting to express itself forcibly"

  • “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

  • "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session"

    Mark Twain

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

    Ann Landers

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

    Charles Dickens

  • "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.

  • "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

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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "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

  • "It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously"

    Oscar Wilde

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

    John Wooden

  • "It is never too late to be what you might have been"

    George Eliot

  • “Men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think"

    Adolf Hitler

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    David Letterman

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

    WAG

  • “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”

  • "That may be a FACT, but it’s still just your opinion"

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Tacitus

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • "Rights are granted by the individual, or governmental agency, that signs your welfare check"

    WAG

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

  • "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.

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

    George Mason

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

  • 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

  • "Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom"

    Mark Twain

  • 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

  • “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

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

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

  • "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

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

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


    WAG

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

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

    Voltaire

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    WAG

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

  • “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

  • "Law, once a shield of the innocent, is now a weapon in the hands of government"

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos."

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

  • "One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective - election and power are"

    Cal Thomas

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Confucius

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Security is not the absence of danger, but the presence of God"

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

    Aristotle

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Paul Horning

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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • "I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees."

    American Patriot

  • "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

  • "It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    WAG

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Mike Adams

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • “The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "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

  • "We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."

    George Orwell

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

  • “I used to pray for somebody to speak out, to stand up and defend our liberties, … then I realized I am somebody.”

  • "Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • ”The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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"

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice."

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • “Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half”

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • “The power to tax is the power to destroy”

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Mark Steyn

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    Maya Angelou

  • “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 )

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

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

    Lord Byron

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free"

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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 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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car"

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Politics is the only field in which the more experience you have, the worse you get”

    Kinky Friedman

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

    James Madison

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

  • "Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind"

    Hugo Black

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

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

  • "Facts are not liberals' strong suit. Rhetoric is."

    Thomas Sowell

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    John Adams

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Will Rogers

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • “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”

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Government Motto

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Phillip Brooks

  • 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

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

  • "The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money"

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Remove one freedom per generation, and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed."

    Karl Marx

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty"

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Worse than evil is the apathy that allows it”

  • “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

    Lou Holtz

  • “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

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

  • "Bureaucracy is nothing more than the hardening of an organization's arteries"

    William P. Anthony

  • "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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Wayne

  • "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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical"

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • “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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra