Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A few Quotes

** The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise ** Tacitus

** It is both foolish and wicked to teach the average man who is not well off that some wrong or injustice has been done him, and that he should hope for redress elsewhere than in his own industry, honesty, and intelligence ** T. Roosevelt

** Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery ** Winston Churchill

** Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom ** Alexis de Tocqueville

** The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money ** Ibid

** Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance ** Woodrow Wilson

** Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master ** Dwight Eisenhower

** If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom ** Ibid

** Socialism: An attempt to curb the destructive power of monopolies by creating the biggest one of all ** Unknown

** The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments ** George Washington

** America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves ** Abraham Lincoln

** If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be ** Thomas Jefferson

** The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog ** GK Chesterton

** If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin ** Samuel Adams

** 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

** Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions ** Daniel Webster

** The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power ** Ibid

** There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters ** Ibid

** The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair ** H.L. Mencken

** Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good ** Thomas Sowell

** Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is--the strong horse that pulls the whole cart ** Winston Churchill

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