Quotes and Sayings

Quotes by Thomas Jefferson
 
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

 

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.

 

Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty. 
 

 

Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.

 

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

 

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

 

Quotes by me.

“Those that surround themselves with only like minded individuals are sincerely depriving themselves of lessons that can be taught, and lessons that can be learned.”

 

” It is usually those that cry racism that are the real racists.”

 

In a letter written to the Speaker of the House in 2009

“I am white, so I am a racist.  I am male, so I am a sexist.  I am straight, so I am a homophobe.  I am Christian, so I am a bigot.  I am a conservative, so I am a hate monger.  Am I missing anything Ms. Pelosi?

 

In response to an S.E. reporter when questioned about running for elected office. Article never printed.

“Simply put, I am unelectable.  I am unelectable because the policy and law I would promote is simple and right.”

 

“I am pro-choice, and I choose not to listen to those that promote abortion as one of their choices.”

 

 

 

 

 

Published on September 16, 2009 at 4:15 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. While Lincoln was good at talking up liberty, he was one of the worst when it came to promoting it.

    In fact, I would argue that the Republic, as established by the founders, was pretty well destroyed by Lincoln. A voluntary union of states had become an unbreakable union by the time Lincoln was assassinated in 1865…

    • Another great promoter of liberty, but not a practicer of it was Woodrow Wilson. I recall Pres. Benson quoting him quite a bit in his book An Emeny Hath Done This. The quotes were excellent, but if you look at what was accomplished in his presidency, it was not liberty minded in the least.

      Revisionist historians are great! Right?


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