Quotes from famous leaders


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God Bless Our Troops!!!
"The price of greatness is responsibility"
Winston Churchill
 

Dark Wolf

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"You cannot invade the mainland United
States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass."

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto


"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself! They are the American people's Liberty Teeth and keystone under Independence. From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security, and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere, restrains evil interference -- they deserve a place of honor with all that's good!"
--President George Washington, in a speech to Congress. 7 January, 1790

"The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military. The hired servants of our rulers. Only the government - and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws."
-- Edward Abbey, The Right to Arms, Abbey's Road, 1979

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

HK4U

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Patrick Henry :

"Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Beside, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of Nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us."
War is Inevitable, March 1775.
 

HK4U

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Alexander Hamilton :

"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature by the hand of the Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power."
 

Ironhorse

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My personal favorite:
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin
 

RDW

New member
Only give a man as much respect as he gives you.

Grand Dad
1976

He was not a famous leader but he was one of the smartest men that I have ever met.
 

whiskey

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from the "Gipper"

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem." - R. Reagan
 

Cooter

Liberty or Death
If ye love wealth better than Liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of Freedom, go from us in Peace. We ask not your counsel or Arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen. --Samuel Adams—

That's right, Samuel Adams is not just a beer. :biggrin:
 

Xybros

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War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
Quote: John Stuart Mill
 

krazyk

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you would rather tickle a tiger’s ass inside a phone booth, than try to take me alive. Anonymous
 

Wolfling68

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Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded--here and there, now and then--are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as “bad luck.”

R. Heinlein

Looks like we are having a string of bad luck
 

prive005

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"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat"
-Theodore Roosevelt

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
-MLK Jr.

Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always,even death itself. The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for? - William J. Bennett - in a lecture to the United States Naval Academy November 24, 1997
 
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wolfhunter

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The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate. - Douglas Adams
 

krazyk

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1) Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But then I repeat myself.

-Mark Twain


2) 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


3) A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

-George Bernard Shaw


4) 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


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

-James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)


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

-Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University


7) Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

-P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian


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

-Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)


9) 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 (1986)


10) I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

-Will Rogers


11) If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.

-P.J. O'Rourke


12) 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)


13) 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.)


14) No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.

-Mark Twain (1866)


15) Talk is cheap ... except when Congress does it.

-Unknown


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

-Ronald Reagan


17) 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


18) The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.

-Mark Twain


19) The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.

-Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)


20) There is no distinctly native American criminal class... save Congress.

-Mark Twain


21) What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.

-Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)


22) A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.

-Thomas Jefferson
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wolfhunter

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"Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt." - Herbert Hoover
 

CathyInBlue

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"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."-- errantly to either Orwell or Churchill
 

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