Famous Quotes


“A government big enough to give you
everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have.”

Gerald Ford


“Don’t go around saying the world owes
you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” Mark
Twain Author


“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you
foolish” Euripidas


“i’m living so far beyond my income that
we may almost be said to be living apart.” e. e. cummings writer and
poet


“We have met the enemy, and he is us.”
Walt Kelly animator of “Pogo”


“It takes five years of very hard work
to become an instant success.” William A. Shea, Jr. Shea & Gould


“There’s a better way to do it. Find
it.” Thomas A. Edison Inventor


“If you shoot, shoot to kill.” J. Edgar
Hoover Famous FBI Director


“You miss 100 percent of the shots you
never take.” Wayne Gretzky Hockey Player


“Throw strikes. Home plate don’t move.”
Satchel Paige Baseball Player


“It is not the employer who pays the
wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the
wages.” Henry Ford Founder of Ford Motor Company


“Success is more a function of
consistent common sense than it is of genius.” An Wang founder of Wang
Computer


“Don’t mistake control for leadership.”
C. Everett Koop, M.D. Former Surgeon General


“When you win, nothing hurts.” Joe
Namath Football Player


“Law, without force, is impotent.”
Blaise Pascal Philosopher


“Work done with little effort is likely
to yield little results.” B.C. Forbes Businessman


“Advice is what we ask for when we
already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” Erica Jong Columnist


“Tell me, I forget; show me, I remember;
involve me, I understand.” Ernst Wynder, M.D. President, American
Health Foundation


“Lord, grant that I may always desire
more than than I can accomplish.” Michelangelo Inventor, Sculpter,
Painter


“No freeman shall be debarred the use of
arms…” Thomas Jefferson Author of the Declaration of Independance


“…The people have the right to bear
arms for the defense of themselves and the state…” Pennsylvania
Declaration of 1776


“I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is
the whole people… To disarm the people is the best and most effective
way to enslave them…” George Mason Framer of the Constitution


“Americans [have] the right and
advantage of being armed–unlike citizens of other countries whose
governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” James Madison
Framer of the Constitution


“…Arms like laws discourage and keep
the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world
as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace.”
Thomas Paine


“They that give up essential liberty to
purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor
safety.” Benjamin Franklin, 1759


“The Constitution shall never be
construed to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable
citizens from keeping their own arms…” Samual Adams


“A well-regulated Militia, being
necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to
keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Second Amendment of the US
Constitution


“The powers not delegated to the United
States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are
reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Tenth Amendment
of the US Constitution


“Congress shall make no law respecting
an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of
the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a
redress of grievances.” First Amendment of the US Constitution


“If you know the enemy and know
yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you
know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also
suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will
succumb in every battle.” Sun Tzu


“The good fighters of old first put
themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an
opportunity of defeating the enemy.” Sun Tzu


“To secure ourselves against defeat lies
in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is
provided by the enemy himself.” Sun Tzu


“For every action, there is an equal and
opposite reaction” Isaac Newton’s Third Law


The secret of success is sincerity. Once
you can fake that you’ve got it made. anon


After a number of decimal places, nobody
gives a damn. anon


“If we can prevent the government from
wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of
them, they must become happy.” … Thomas Jefferson


“All of us need to be reminded that the
Federal Government did not create the States; the States created the
Federal Government.”… President Ronald Reagan, first inaugural
address, Jan 20, 1981


“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, Primary Author of the
Constitution, President of the United States, Mainstream Militant and
Revolutionary


“Government is not reason, it is not
eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful
master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
—-George Washington, speech of January 7, 1790 in the Boston
Independent Chronicle, January 14, 1790


“Patriotism means to stand by the
country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any public
official, save exactly to the degree he himself stands by the country.”
Theodore Roosevelt


“In the beginning of a change, the
patriot is a scarce man and brave, hated and scorned. When his cause
succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a
patriot.” Mark Twain


“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot
do everything, but I can do something. What I can do I should do and,
with the help of God, I will do.” Everett Hale


“These are the times that try men’s
souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in the crisis,
shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now,
deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is
not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the
harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too
cheap, we esteem too lightly; ’tis dearness only that gives everything
it’s value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on it’s goods; and
it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as freedom
should not be highly rated.” Thomas Paine


“It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the
matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace — but there is no peace. The
war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will
bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are
already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen
wish? What would they have? 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


“It is not the function of our
Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the
function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into
error.” – U.S. Supreme Court in American Communications Association v.
Douds, 339 U.S. 382,442


“Extremism in the pursuit of liberty is
no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” Barry
Goldwater – RNC 1964


Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) warned
that “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace
alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety by menacing it with an
endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”