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Gun Control Myths: Gun Restrictions And Murder Rates
Posted By: Eagle1 on January 14, 2013 08:47 AM in MYTHS
Thomas Sowell  CapitalismMagazine.com Published on November 27, 2002


"Talking facts to gun control zealots is only likely to make them angry. But the rest of us need to know what the facts are. More than that, we need to know that much of what the gun controllers claim as facts will not stand up under scrutiny.

The grand dogma of the gun controllers is that places with severe restrictions on the ownership of firearms have lower rates of murder and other gun crimes. How do they prove this? Simple. They make comparisons of places where this is true and ignore all comparisons of places where the opposite is true.

Gun control zealots compare the United States and England to show that murder rates are lower where restrictions on ownership of firearms are more severe. But you could just as easily compare Switzerland and Germany, the Swiss having lower murder rates than the Germans, even though gun ownership is three times higher in Switzerland. Other countries with high rates of gun ownership and low murder rates include Israel, New Zealand and Finland.

Within the United States, rural areas have higher rates of gun ownership and lower rates of murder, whites have higher rates of gun ownership than blacks and much lower murder rates. For the country as a whole, handgun ownership doubled in the late 20th century, while the murder rate went down. But such facts are not mentioned by gun control zealots or by the liberal media.

Another dogma among gun control supporters is that having a gun in the home for self-defense is futile and is only likely to increase the chances of your getting hurt or killed. Your best bet is to offer no resistance to an intruder, according to this dogma.

Actual research tells just the opposite story. People who have not resisted have gotten hurt twice as often as people who resisted with a firearm. Those who resisted without a firearm of course got hurt the most often.

Such facts are simply ignored by gun control zealots. They prefer to cite a study published some years ago in the New England Journal of Medicine and demolished by a number of scholars since then. According to this discredited study, people with guns in their homes were more likely to be murdered.

How did they arrive at this conclusion? By taking people who were murdered in their homes, finding out how many had guns in the house, and then comparing them with people who were not murdered in their homes.

Using similar reasoning, you might be able to show that people who hire bodyguards are more likely to get killed than people who don’t. Obviously, people who hire bodyguards already feel at risk, but does that mean that the bodyguards are the reason for the risk?

Similarly illogical reasoning has been used by counting how many intruders were killed by homeowners with guns and comparing that with the number of family members killed with those guns. But this is a nonsense comparison because most people who keep guns in their homes do not do so in hopes of killing intruders.

Most uses of guns in self-defense — whether in the home or elsewhere — do not involve actually pulling the trigger. When the intended victim turns out to have a gun in his hand, the attacker usually has enough brains to back off. But the lives saved this way do not get counted.

People killed at home by family members are highly atypical. The great majority of these victims have had to call the police to their homes before, because of domestic violence, and just over half have had the cops out several times. These are not just ordinary people who happened to lose their temper when a gun was at hand.

Neither are most “children” who are killed by guns just toddlers who happened to find a loaded weapon lying around. More of those “children” are members of teenage criminal gangs who kill each other deliberately.

Some small children do in fact get accidentally killed by guns in the home — but fewer than drown in bathtubs. Is anyone for banning bathtubs? Moreover, the number of fatal gun accidents fell, over the years, while the number of guns was increasing by tens of millions. None of this supports the assumption that more guns mean more fatal accidents.

Most of the gun controllers’ arguments are a house of cards.

No wonder they don’t want any hard facts coming near them." -- Thomas Sowell


Thomas Sowell  CapitalismMagazine.com November 27, 2002

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    Voltaire (1764)

  • "The lesson of history is that people never learn the lessons of history."

  • "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

    Voltaire

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    WAG

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

    Rudy Giuliani

  • “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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

  • "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

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

    David Stockman

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    George Orwell

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    James Madison

  • “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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

  • "Let it never be said that failure arose from lack of effort"

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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)

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Dave Gardner

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Anatole France

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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

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

    Plato

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

  • "Uncommon valor was a common virtue." - Iwo Jima

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."

    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

    George Washington

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Luck

  • "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

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

  • 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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable"

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

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

    George Mason

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

  • “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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • “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

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

  • “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

  • 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.”

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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do"

    Joseph Stalin

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

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • “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?”

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Anonymous

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

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

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Ann Landers

  • "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

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "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

  • “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 )

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

    WAG

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

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

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Groucho Marx

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "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

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

    James Bovard

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

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "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

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

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

    GR

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • "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

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

  • 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

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

    Larry Elder

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    Plato

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

    Charles Dickens

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Karl Marx

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Saul Bellow

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • “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”

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

  • "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

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

    Sam Adams

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

    John Adams

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

  • "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water"

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • “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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Voltaire

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    W. C. Fields

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

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

    Isaac Asimov

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Washington

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    George Orwell

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    WAG

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Bob Hope

  • “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

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Moliere

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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)

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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."

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

  • "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)

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

    John Wooden

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

  • "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

  • "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 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

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • “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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "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

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

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

    Yogi Berra

  • "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)

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams

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

    Aristotle

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

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

    WAG

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

    WAG

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Mark Twain

  • “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy”

    James Madison

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "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

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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • "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

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

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

    Plato

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    Jack Miner

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees."

    American Patriot

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

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    George Berkeley

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Orwell

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Alfred Kazin

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

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it"

    Mark Twain

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mike Adams

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

  • “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”

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    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

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

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

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

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

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

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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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 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

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "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

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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Dante Alighieri

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Progressive apologist

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

    WAG

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

  • “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)

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Author Unknown

  • “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it”

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

  • “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)

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Willis Player

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Demosthenes

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

    James A. Garfield

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

    Evan Sayet

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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    George Eliot

  • "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

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    WAG

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Anonymous

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

    Anne Coleman

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "If you tell the truth often enough, people will come around to believing it"

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Charlotte

  • "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

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Kathy Ireland

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

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

  • "If you tell a lie, but have a good reason for telling that lie, then it really is not a lie."

    WAG

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today"

    Cherokee proverb

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

    George Washington

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

    Jacques Barzun

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

  • 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

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "The US dollar is backed by little more than confidence. Confidence in people's lack of understanding of how America's monetary system functions."

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "If it weren't for my aversion to lying, I’d go into politics."

    WAG

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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)

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

    WAG

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

    Lord Byron

  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy"

    Ernest Benn

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "There are times in one’s life, and in a nation’s life, where siting on the sidelines just isn’t an option."

    WAG

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

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

    Galileo

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    WAG

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • “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)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Harry Truman

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Aristotle

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    James Madison

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    WAG

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "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

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

  • “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

  • "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.

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "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

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    James Madison

  • "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

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    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

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

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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    WAG

  • "TRUTH is a hard, and often bitter, pill to swallow."

    WAG

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    George Washington

  • "Eternity Voter Card……. Don’t leave this life without it"

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

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • "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)

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

    John Adams

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    Unknown

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

  • "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

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

  • “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic”

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Jason Laumark

  • "Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party"

    Winston Churchill

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

  • “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

  • “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

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Will Rogers

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

  • 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

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up"

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Pat Flynn