Quotations of Wisdom

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

"Anyone who thinks the problem is that Americans don't understand our enemies' religion, doesn't understand our enemies' religion." -- James Taranto, Wall Street Journal

"Character is much easier kept than recovered." -- Thomas Paine

"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." -- Thomas Paine

"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have." -- Ronald Reagan

"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

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

"If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail." -- Ulysses S. Grant

"Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side." -- Baltasar Gracian

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

"A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him." -- Winston Churchill

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." -- Winstson Churchill

"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

"Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft." -- Theodore Roosevelt

Quotes from the Dark Side

"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, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate´╗┐ 1940, 1944 and 1948