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By Reporting Bad Science As Fact, Biased Media Help Create Panics
Posted By: FlyBoy on October 19, 2010 07:11 AM in MEDIA BIAS
HENRY I. MILLER  Investor's Business Daily Published on October 18, 2010


The media have a history of offering more heat than light on many issues. Recall publisher William Randolph Hearst's telegram to a photographer on assignment to document the supposed conflict in Cuba in 1897: "You furnish the pictures, and I'll furnish the war."

In the heated debate over the use and effects of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in food packaging and hard plastic containers, Americans are being exposed to a largely phony war.

BPA is a ubiquitous industrial chemical that for more than 50 years has been an important raw material in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics used in consumer products including beverage containers, infant feeding bottles, plastic dinnerware and plastic storage containers.

BPA is also used in the lining of cans of food to prevent spoilage that can lead to bacterial contamination and the risk of botulism.

Numerous regulatory agencies in the U.S. and abroad have concluded repeatedly that BPA is safe as used and has not been shown to cause health problems in adults, children, or unborn babies.

They regard the very few studies suggesting possible health concerns over BPA to be inconclusive and any such concerns to be overshadowed by the risk of replacing BPA with unproven, untested — or even more dangerous — alternatives.

This is "comparative risk assessment" in the real world.

Missing Facts

However, the mainstream media have proven themselves incapable or unwilling to report the subtleties of this saga.

Not letting the facts get in the way of a good story, the media remain fixated on exposing an imaginary BPA boogeyman by cherry-picking the information they deem newsworthy.

Take, for example, the recent announcement by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) which, after yet another exhaustive study of the scientific literature, concluded that BPA is safe.

The EFSA analysis went largely unreported by the American media. If you're not privy to the chemical trade press or don't reside on an esoteric distribution list for scientists and health professionals, you probably saw nothing of the EFSA announcement.

The same is true for the August report from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, which concluded that concerns about adverse impacts from BPA on neurological and behavioral development were unsubstantiated. Again, deafening silence from the American press.

Biased Results

Such neglect of a somewhat arcane scientific subject might be excused had the American press not shown itself to be so obsessed with BPA previously.

When the notoriously unscientific and ideological Environmental Working Group (EWG) published its July 2010 report on the presence of BPA on store receipts, it caused a media feeding frenzy.

Although EWG's "study" involved a wipe test of 36 store receipts and was able to draw no conclusions about whether it is absorbed into the body or health effects, it was reported in papers such as the New York Daily News and the Los Angeles Times. ABC and CBS, and even NPR's Science Friday produced features on the report.

Similarly, when the U.S. Public Research Interest Group — another organization short on science and long on hysterics and known for generating reports to support its advocacy agenda — published its quaintly titled "No Silver Lining" about BPA in canned foods, the media came running.

It's worth noting that this particular "study" consisted of testing 50 canned food products for the presence of BPA, developing a fictitious meal plan for an "ordinary North American person" that consisted of canned foods, and then drawing (dubious) conclusions about exposure levels to BPA.

The report garnered coverage in USA Today, one of the nation's highest-circulation newspapers, as well as the venerable U.S. News and World Report, dozens of regional papers and CBS affiliates throughout America.

These are examples of the media going to great lengths to publicize works of pseudoscience crafted solely for the purpose of fear-mongering about BPA and driving an advocacy agenda, while ignoring contrary assessments by regulators who rely on actual science to assess the safety of BPA.

The Food and Drug Administration's widely reported announcement in January confirming its 2008 position on BPA safety reveals a different problem — namely, when the media are not neglecting pronouncements of BPA's safety, they are straining to find controversy and danger.

In spite of the FDA's finding of BPA's safety and the statement of deputy agency head Joshua Sharfstein that "if we thought it was unsafe, we would be taking strong regulatory action," these were drowned out in virtually every media report by the FDA's pronouncement that certain studies using "novel" methods raised "some concern" about BPA.

Many press accounts led with the FDA's announcement being a "reversal" of previous positions, when the reality is that the FDA merely committed to looking more closely at studies that were inconclusive and plagued by "substantial uncertainties."

It's no secret that the media thrive on sensationalism and controversy, real or imagined. In the case of BPA, the media have abetted a campaign to stoke public fears while failing to provide a complete and balanced picture of how the science is evolving and how it shapes regulatory decisions.

The American public deserves better.

Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, is a fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He was founding director of the FDA's Office of Biotechnology.


HENRY I. MILLER  Investor's Business Daily October 18, 2010

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  • “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)

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

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

    Demosthenes

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Confucious

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

    Jay Leno

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

    von Clausewitz

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Jimi Hendrix

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    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

  • 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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    John Wayne

  • "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

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

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "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 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

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Plato

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

  • "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)

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

    Edmund Burke

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

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

    Yogi Berra

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Karl Marx

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

  • "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.

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “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

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    James Bovard

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    WAG

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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

  • "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

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Paul Horning

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    WAG

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jack Miner

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

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

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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “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)

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

    Aristotle

  • “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

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

    Lou Holtz

  • “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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Anatole France

  • "Ask why until you understand"

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

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

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

    Harry S. Truman

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Dana Buchman

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "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

  • "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

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

    John Adams

  • "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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Thomas Sowell

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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”

  • "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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Rick Perry

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Edison

  • "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

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

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

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

    American Patriot

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

    Moliere

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • 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.”

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

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Luck

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    William P. Anthony

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dante Alighieri

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

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

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • 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

  • “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

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

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Larry Elder

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

    James Madison

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Dave Barry

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • “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”

  • "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

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

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

    Abkhasian Proverb

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

    Unknown

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

    Mike Adams

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

    William Faulkner

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

    Plato

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    Reverend Ike

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

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Winston Churchill

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

    WAG

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mitt Romney

  • "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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "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

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

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    George Eliot

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    St. Augustine

  • "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

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Socrates

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

    WAG

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    WAG

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

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Mason

  • "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

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

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

    Sam Rayburn

  • "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

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

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

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

  • "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)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Charles Caleb Colton

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    James Madison

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • “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

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

    Liberal Logic

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "I 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

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

    WAG

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

  • "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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Strom Thurmond

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Anonymous

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

    Byrd Baggett

  • “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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Isoroku Yamamoto

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

    Aristotle

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

    P. J. O'Rourke

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Aaron Levenstein

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    John Adams

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • “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 )

  • "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"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    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)

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

    WAG

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

    Upton Sinclair

  • "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

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

  • “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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

  • “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

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

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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

  • “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

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

  • "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

  • Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

    William Pitt

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

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

    Antonio Porchia

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

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

    Voltaire (1764)

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Syrus

  • "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

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

    Progressive apologist

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

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

    WAG

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

    Groucho Marx

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

  • 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

  • “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

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

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

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

    Tacitus

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Willis Player

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

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Galileo

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    George Washington

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • “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)

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • “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

  • "The more one worries, the older one gets; the more one laughs, the younger one feels"

    Chinese proverb

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Bob Hope

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

    John Wooden

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

    WAG

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Calvin Coolidge

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    WAG

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Steven Wright

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

    WAG

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • 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

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

    David Stockman

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • "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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Francis Bacon

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

    George Washington

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    WAG

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

  • "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

  • “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 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

  • "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

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

    Otto von Bismarck

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

    Douglas Casey

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

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

    Plato

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Mark Twain

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Doug Larson

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Adolf Hitler

  • "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

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Orison S. Marden

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Dick Cheney

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "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

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    John Adams

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

    Daniel Webster

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

    Patrick Henry

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

    Confucius

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Ayn Rand

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

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

    WAG

  • “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”

  • "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

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "I love my job, I love fighting for what I believe in, I love having fun while I am doing it, I love reporting stories that the complex refuses to report, I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and famously I enjoy enemies."

    Andrew Breitbart

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

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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)

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Voltaire

  • “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

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

    George W. Bush

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

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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Sophia Loren

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

    WAG

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

    Patrice Lewis

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

  • “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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Herbert Spencer

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

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

    Ann Landers

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "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."

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    John Kerry

  • "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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • "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

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    WAG

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

    George Santayana

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

  • "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

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “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

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

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

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

  • “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

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    GR

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

    James Madison

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    George Washington

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Leo Durocher

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

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

    Jason Laumark

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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


    Alexander Hamilton

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

    Isaac Asimov

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Alfred Adler

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    John Wooden

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    George Orwell

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Mark Twain

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

    George Berkeley

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Andrew Carnegie

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamine A. Rooge

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    WAG

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein