In God We Trust

Quotes



"Appeasement is feeding the dragon hoping he will eat you last."
Winston Churchill

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

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have."
Thomas Jefferson

"Let there be no change [in Constitutional powers] by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."
George Washington

"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
Benjamin Franklin


"We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism."
Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev
, 1959

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


"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."
George Washington

"A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week."
George S. Patton

"Politicians are the lowest form of life on earth.  Liberal Democrats are the Lowest form of politicians"
George S. Patton

"I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within."
Douglas MacArthur

"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe ."
Thomas Jefferson

"There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism."
Alexander Hamilton

"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves."
Ronald Reagan

"To unequal privileges among members of the same society the spirit of our nation is, with one accord, adverse."
Thomas Jefferson

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

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
Benjamin Franklin

"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

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
John Adams

"Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government."
James Madison

"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."
Abraham Lincoln

"The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon."
George Washington

"We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent."
Ronald Reagan

"When you open your heart to patriotism, there's no room for prejudice."
Donald Trump

"When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object."
Patrick Henry

"My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
John F. Kennedy

"Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late."
Benjamin Franklin

"I have not failed.  I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
Thomas A. Edison

"We will not waiver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail."
George W. Bush

"The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is."
Winston Churchill

You could have 50 different states having 50 different regulations... until they were all litigated out.
Antonin Scalia

"Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble."
George Washington

"What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?"
James Madison

"It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it."
Douglas MacArthur

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

"The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself."
Benjamin Franklin

"What we can borrow from Ronald Reagan... is that great sense of optimism. He led by building on the strengths of America, not running America down."
Rudy Giuliani

“Are you better off today than you were $4 trillion ago?”
Rick Perry

"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth."
George Washington

"Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants."
Alexander Hamilton

"As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights."
James Madison

"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

"There's a reason why in New York Harbor we have the Statue of Liberty, not the Statue of Equality."
Charles Krauthammer

"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it."
George Orwell

"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."
George S. Patton

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
Winston Churchill

"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things."
Winston Churchill

"One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!"
Winston Churchill

"America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud."
George W. Bush

"We are using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles."
Benjamin Netanyahu

"With the privilege of knowing of, swearing to, and living under our Constitution, comes the responsibility of maintaining and adhering to it."
Neil Turner

"Information is the enemy of our enemies, lies their allies!"
HJ Benedi

"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."
William F. Buckley, Jr.

"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful, good society’ which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean: more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

"Educate and inform Everyone… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
Thomas Jefferson

“[The] money from heaven will be the path to hell.”
Bob Wiedemer

“The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it.”
Dr. Joseph Goebbels
Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda and National Enlightenment

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”
Thomas Jefferson

"The doors of wisdom are never shut."
Benjamin Franklin

"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it."
Thomas Jefferson

"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

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty."
James Madison

"Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security."
William F. Buckley, Jr.

"I will always believe our nation's best days lie ahead."
George W. Bush

"Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong."
Winston Churchill

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

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive."
Thomas Jefferson

"Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors."
Abraham Lincoln

"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly."
Abraham Lincoln

"The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them."
Thomas Jefferson

"The United States is the only superpower. Today they lead the world. Nobody has doubts about it, militarily, they also lead economically, but they're getting weak. But they don't lead morally and politically anymore. The world has no leadership. The United States was always the last resort and hope for all other nations. There was the hope, whenever something was going wrong, one could count on the United States. Today, we lost that hope."
Lech Walesa

"The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision."
Helen Keller

"Socialism, in general, has a record of failure that's so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it."
Dr. Thomas Sowell

"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."
Milton Friedman

"Inflation is taxation without legislation."
Milton Friedman

"Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself."
Milton Friedman

"If you will not fight for the right when you can win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so 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 be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
Winston Churchill

"For every problem, there exists a solution...and at the very least...an opportunity."
Michael McMillan

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died, rather we should Thank God that such men lived."
General George S. Patton

"Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?"
Thomas Jefferson

"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance."
Benjamin Franklin

"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views."
William F. Buckley, Jr.

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it."
Thomas Jefferson

"Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room."
Winston Churchill

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory."
George S. Patton

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
Benjamin Franklin

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
Benjamin Franklin

"I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things."
Benjamin Franklin

"Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest."
Benjamin Franklin

"Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions."
James Madison

“Nobody can acquire honor by doing what is wrong”
Thomas Jefferson

"How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?"
Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Where self-interest is suppressed, it is replaced by a burdensome system of bureaucratic control that dries up the wellspring of initiative and creativity."
Pope John Paul II

"The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn."
Pope John Paul II

"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."
Pope John Paul II

"A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality."
Winston Churchill

"Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision."
Dick Armey

"The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around."
Thomas A. Edison

"The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived."
James Madison

"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."
John Adams

"Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything."
Harry S. Truman

"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
Alexander Hamilton

"It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws."
Theodore Roosevelt

"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse."
James Madison

"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else."
Benjamin Franklin

"It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government."
Alexander Hamilton

"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."
Ronald Reagan

"Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out."
Ronald Reagan

"By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt."
James Madison

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
Abraham Lincoln

"Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon."
Winston Churchill

"Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."
Abraham Lincoln

"We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free."
Ronald Reagan

"Free enterprise has done more to reduce poverty than all the government programs dreamed up by Democrats."
Ronald Reagan

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
Patrick Henry

"Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so."
Ronald Reagan

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."
Winston Churchill

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

"There is no substitute for victory."
Douglas MacArthur

"Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured - but not everyone must prove he or she is a citizen when they vote."
Ben Stein

"Always go to other peoples funerals or they won't come to yours."
Yogi Berra

"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in time of moral crisis"
Dante Alighieri

"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 history of government management of money has, except for a few short happy periods, been one of incessant fraud and deception."
Friedrich Hayek

"Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning."
Benjamin Franklin

"Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual)."
Ayn Rand

"Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will."
Alexander Hamilton

"He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too."
Benjamin Franklin

''Life's tough... it's even tougher if you're stupid.''
John Wayne

"The news media has become just another outlet in the culture war of the left. Its business model can't be fixed because it isn't in business to make money, but to indoctrinate. It doesn't care about the financial bottom line, but about the political bottom line."
Daniel Greenfield

"How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them."
Benjamin Franklin

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

"[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually."
George Mason

"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

"Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession."
George Washington

"It has long, however, been my opinion and I have never shrunk from its expression that the germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal judiciary -- working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow and advancing the noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisprudence until all shall be usurped."
Thomas Jefferson
(Predicting Judicial Activism)

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."
Abraham Lincoln

"We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience."
George Washington

"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed."
Mark Twain 

"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."
Mark Twain 

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything"
Mark Twain 

"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
Winston Churchill

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."
Pericles

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
Plato

"The invisible hand of freedom taking on the visible foot of government."
Dick Armey

"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."

Og Mandino

 

 "A liberal paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive health care, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities....and only Law Enforcement has guns.  Believe it or not, such a place indeed exists....it's called prison."
Sheriff Joe Arpaio

 

"Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it."
Benjamin Franklin

"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent... The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding."
Louis Brandeis
Supreme Court Justice

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, for they will become your character. Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny."
Author Unknown

"In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority."
James Madison

"Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone."
Ayn Rand

"Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich."
William F. Buckley, Jr.

"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society."
John Adams

"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
Abraham Lincoln

"I do not fear an army of lions if they are led by a lamb. I do fear an army of sheep if they are led by a lion."
Alexander the Great

"Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare, goods and services to consumers. "
Charles W. Pickering

"The world is fighting Islamic terrorism, starvation, and disease, but democrats are fighting for men to pee in the ladies' room."
James Woods

"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light."
George Washington

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."
Alexander Graham Bell

"He who is required by the necessity of his position to speak the highest things is compelled by the same necessity to exemplify the highest things."
Gregory the Great

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize?”
Voltaire

"When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear."
Thomas Sowell

"One today is worth two tomorrows."
Benjamin Franklin

"Ignorant citizens elect ignorant leaders, it's as simple as that"
George Carlin

"Criticism is prejudice made possible"
H. L. Mencken

"Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them."
Ronald Reagan

"Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty."
Ronald Reagan

"Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence."
Ronald Reagan

"Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure."
Ronald Reagan

"You can tell allot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."
Ronald Reagan

"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong."
Ronald Reagan

"One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it."
Ronald Reagan

"People do not make wars; governments do."
Ronald Reagan

"Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours."
Ronald Reagan

"Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."
Ronald Reagan

"Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15."
Ronald Reagan

"Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing."
Ronald Reagan

"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
Ronald Reagan

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

"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

"The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God."
Ronald Reagan
January 28, 1986

"Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it."
Ronald Reagan

"We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and ultimately human fulfillment, are created from the bottom up, not the government down. Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefitting from their success -- only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, progressive, and free. Trust the people. This is the one irrefutable lesson of the entire postwar period contradicting the notion that rigid government controls are essential to economic development."
Ronald Reagan

"There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty."
Margaret Thatcher

"There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families."
Margaret Thatcher

"To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects."
Margaret Thatcher

"A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends."
George Washington

"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company."
George Washington

"A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers. "
H. L. Mencken

Democracy is not a mathematical deduction proved once and for all time. Democracy is a just faith fervently held, commitment to be tested again and again in the fiery furnace of history.
Jack Kemp

"We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes non-work."
Milton Friedman

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
Edmund Burke

So that none can say “I did not know!”
So that none can say “I was just following orders.”
(Nuremberg Trials, 1945-46, Nuremberg, Germany)
“For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."
Patrick Henry

This paranoid Islam, which blames outsider, 'infidels', for all the ills of Muslim societies, and whose proposed remedy is the closing of those societies to the rival project of modernity, is presently the fastest growing version of Islam in the world.
Salman Rushdie

"Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it."
Winston Churchill

“Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.”
Author Unknown

"It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty and common decency. This makes me ineligible for public office."
H. L. Mencken

"Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise than Christianity has made them good."
H. L. Mencken

"Any person who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood."
H. L. Mencken

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
Lou Holtz

"I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly."
Winston Churchill

"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."
George Washington

"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword, the other is by debt."
John Adams

"Stand with anybody that stands RIGHT. Stand with him while he is right and PART with him when he goes wrong."
Abraham Lincoln

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
Theodore Roosevelt

"I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man."
George Washington

“Help the Cubans to the utmost” counseling his successor while handing over the reins. “We cannot let Castro's government go on.”
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

"Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives."
Ayn Rand

"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men."
Ayn Rand

"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

"He who uses the office he owes to the voters wrongfully and against them is a thief."
Jose Marti

"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."
Abraham Lincoln

"If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing."
Margaret Thatcher

"Most Americans know that the government competes with the private sector the way an alligator competes with a duck. It consumes it."
Mike Pence

"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

"The party in power, like Jonah's gourd, grew up quickly, and will quickly fall."
Davy Crockett

"Some men succeed by what they know; some by what they do; and a few by what they are."
Elbert Hubbard

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

"If you are going through hell, keep going."
Winston Churchill

"Necessity is always the justification that tyrants give."
Mike Munger

"Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual."
Thomas Jefferson

"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience."
George Washington

"Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources."
Ronald Reagan

"We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us."
Golda Meir

"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in... And how many want out."
Tony Blair

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."
Margaret Thatcher

"Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual)."
Ayn Rand

"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

"An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life."
Jose Marti

"Oh Liberty, Liberty, your waters appease the thirst of those who die of hunger. Don't see in death the end of your dreams and ideals."
Dr. Claudio F. Benedi

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt, 1907

"It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there's someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master."
Ayn Rand

"Whether Barack Obama is simply incompetent as president or has some hidden agenda to undermine this country, at home and abroad, he has nearly everything he needs to ruin America, including a fool for a vice president."
Thomas Sowell

"Nothing in life just happens. You have to have the stamina to meet the obstacles and overcome them."
Golda Meir

"We are, always, reminded of the old saw: What would happen if the Soviet Union took over the Sahara Desert? Answer: Nothing for 50 years. After that there would be a shortage of sand."
William F. Buckley Jr.

"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

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

"What incredible arrogance to believe that we limited human beings can destroy that which we cannot even begin to understand -- much less create on our own -- and that is earth and all of its glories."
Rush Limbaugh

"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

“Understanding future warfare is the most important responsibility of those who must defend a nation from future enemies!”
Major General Perry M. Smith

"I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon. "
President George W. Bush
At site of the World Trade Center Terrorist attack after 9-11-2001

"Business is all about solving people's problems -- at a profit."

Paul Marsden

 
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
James Madison, 1788

"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice."
Senator Barry Goldwater

"Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience."
Author Unknown

"The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall."
Cicero, 55 BC

"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

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."
Albert Einstein

"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself."
Mark Twain

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
Samuel Adams
Speech at the Philadelphia State House on August 1, 1776


"There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil."
Ayn Rand

"I contend that 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

“Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damages morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, quickly tried and hanged!!!"
Abraham Lincoln

"The logical end to defensive warfare is surrender."
Napoleon Bonaparte

"Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas."
Johnny Carson

"Germany will militarize herself out of existence, England will expand herself out of existence, and America will spend herself out of existence."
Lenin, 1917

"Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."
Frederic Bastiat
Economist (1801-1850)

"An unborn child is not an inconvenience, it does not ask to be conceived, but if he could talk, he would ask for a chance, his own choice, a choice of life."
HJ Benedi

"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." He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."
Norman Matton Thomas, 1944
(Leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1911. As a candidate for President of the U. S., Norman Thomas made the statement above.)


"You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Adrian Rogers, 1931

"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. "
Will Rogers

"Creditors have better memories than debtors."
Benjamin Franklin

"The personal right to acquire property, which is a natural right, gives to property, when acquired, a right to protection, as a social right."
James Madison

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

"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

"Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God."
Benjamin Franklin

"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer."
George S. Patton

"Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."
James Bovard
Civil Libertarian (1994)

"We are a nation that has a government - not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our government has no power except that granted it by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government, which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed."
Ronald Reagan
Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981

"If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness."
Theodore Roosevelt

"When people fear their government, there is tyranny. When government fears the people, there is liberty."
Thomas Jefferson

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
P.J. O'Rourke
Civil Libertarian

"Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it."
Benjamin Franklin

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
Ronald Reagan

"The Russian Bolsheviks have discovered that truth does not matter so long as there is reiteration. They have no difficulty whatever in countering a fact by a lie which, if repeated often enough and loudly enough, becomes accepted by the people."
Winston Churchill
Brighton, October 4, 1947

"A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money."
G. Gordon Liddy

"What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself."
Abraham Lincoln

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
George Bernard Shaw

"Feed your soul with the perfection of your life."
Dr. Claudio F. Benedi

"I tell you it's no use arguing with a communist. It's no good trying to convert a communist or persuade him. You can only deal with him on the following basis...you can only do it by having superior force on your side on the matter in question --and they must also be convinced that you will use --- you will not hesitate to use -- those forces, if necessary, in the most ruthless manner. You have not only to convince a communist government that you have a superior force -- that they are confronted by superior force--but that you are not restrained by any moral consideration, if the case arose , from using that force with complete material ruthlessness. And that is the greatest chance of peace, the surest road to peace."
Winston Churchill
March 25, 1949

"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

"In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other."
Voltaire, 1764

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!"
Pericles, 430 B.C.

"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin."
Mark Twain

"Wherever there is interest and power to do wrong, wrong will generally be done."
James Madison

"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
Abraham Lincoln

"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools."
Herbert Spencer
English Philosopher (1820-1903)

"What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."
Edward Langley
Artist (1928-1995)

"There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises. To say that the United States should be answerable for twenty-five millions of dollars without knowing whether the ways and means can be provided, and without knowing whether those who are to succeed us will think with us on the subject, would be rash and unjustifiable. Sir, in my opinion, it would be hazarding the public faith in a manner contrary to every idea of prudence."
James Madison
Speech in Congress, 22 April 1790

"In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong."
Abraham Lincoln

"The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves."
George Washington

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
Thomas Jefferson

"Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories."
Douglas MacArthur

"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!"
P.J. O'Rourke

"Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste."
Benjamin Franklin

"The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other."
Ronald Reagan

"The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them."
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical."
Thomas Jefferson

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
William John Henry Boetcker

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."
Thomas Jefferson

 "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
Ronald Reagan