Thursday, November 11, 2004

Quotes from notable persons

I posted the quotes as the first comment to this post so as to keep the size of the front page manageable.


At 2:19 PM, Blogger Richard Nixon said...


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

"There are only two economists in Congress and hundreds of lawyers. Does that explain why the government is in such a mess?" --Thomas Sowell

"...[I]f we care about our remaining liberties we must at some point draw a line in the sand and let politicians and bureaucrats know we will not tolerate further encroachment on our God-given rights to liberty." –Walter E. Williams

"There is a war being waged right now on prayer and religion by liberals who are taking every opportunity to make America as God-less as possible." --J.C. Watts

"[The Supreme Court] disregards the intention of the framers of the Establishment Clause, which was to government neutrality between religious factions, not between religion and irreligion." --George Will.

"Decades of liberal assaults on traditional values and institutions are bearing fruit. It appears that we will ignore the wisdom of the centuries and find out the hard way whether our society can survive a perverted redefinition of marriage and the disintegration of the basic family."--Linda Bowles

"Above all, ascribe no decent motives to the federal government. Always and everywhere, it is the enemy of truth." --Llewellyn H. Rockwell

"Mission creep is not unique to Congress. It is endemic to all arms of the federal government...." --Bruce Fein

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." - George Orwell –

How do you tell a Communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin. –Ronald Reagan--Arlington, Virginia, September 25, 1987

Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things. It is the continuous revolution of the marketplace. It is the understanding that allows to recognize shortcomings and seek solutions. –Ronald Reagan-- Moscow State University, May 31, 1988

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence. Ronald Reagan Los Angeles Times, January 7, 1970

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 September 29, 1981

Government is the people's business and every man, woman and child becomes a shareholder with the first penny of tax paid. Ronald Reagan, Address to the New York City Partnership Association, January 14, 1982

We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much. Ronald Reagan Address to National Association of Realtors, March 28, 1982

There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits on the human capacity for intelligence, imagination and wonder. Ronald Reagan, Address to the University of South Carolina, Columbia, September 20, 1983

We need true tax reform that will at least make a start toward restoring for our children the American Dream that wealth is denied to no one, that each individual has the right to fly as high as his strength and ability will take him. . . . But we cannot have such reform while our tax policy is engineered by people who view the tax as a means of achieving changes in our social structure.
Ronald Reagan ,October 27, 1964

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.” Friedrich Nietzsche.

"I have sworn eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." Thomas Jefferson

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed 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.
- John Stuart Mill

No profession or occupation is more pleasing than the military; a profession or exercise both noble in execution (for the strongest, most generous and proudest of all virtues is true valour) and noble in its cause. No utility either more just or universal than the protection of the repose or defence of the greatness of one's country. The company and daily conversation of so many noble, young and active men cannot but be well-pleasing to you. Michelde Montaigne (1533-92), French essayist. Essays, bk. 3, ch. 13, "Of Experience" (1588; tr. by John Florio).

"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - T.E Lawrence, "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom"

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

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. Friedrich Nietzsche

What luck for rulers that men do not think. Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.
Adolf Hitler

"Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless." --Vladimir Ilich Lenin

"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future." --Adolf Hitler, 1935

"Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all." (Nikita Khrushchev , February 25, 1956 20th Congress of the Communist Party)

"All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all." (Vladimir Lenin, as quoted in "Not by Politics Alone.)

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society." (Hillary Clinton, 1993)

"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans ..." (President Bill Clinton, USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A)

"We can afford to differ on the currency, the tariff, and foreign policy; but we cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure. ... Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his capacity. ... The weakling and the coward cannot be saved by honesty alone; but without honesty, the brave and able man is merely a civic wild beast who should be hunted down by every lover of righteousness. No man who is corrupt, no man who condones corruption in others, can possibly do his duty by the community." -- Theodore Roosevelt

Clinton's Broken Promises To The Middle-Class

"I'm Bill Clinton and I think you deserve a change. That's why I've offered a plan to get the economy moving again, starting with a middle-class tax cut..."
--Bill Clinton campaign commercial, 1/16/92

"I want to make it very clear that this middle class tax cut, in my view, is central to any attempt we're going to make to have a short-term economic strategy and a longterm fairness strategy which is part of getting this country going again." Bill Clinton, New Hampshire primary debate, 1/19/92

"From New Hampshire forward, for reasons that absolutely mystified me, the press thought the most important issue in the race was the middle class tax cut"
--President-elect Bill Clinton, news conference, 1/14/93

"To middle-class Americans who have paid a great deal over the last 12 years and from whom I ask a contribution tonight..."
--Bill Clinton, announcing the largest tax increase in history, State of the Union address, 2/17/93

"Yes, the president should resign. He has lied to the American people, time and time again, and betrayed their trust. He is no longer an effective leader. Since he has admitted guilt, there is no reason to put the American people through an impeachment. He will serve absolutely no purpose in finishing out his term. The only possible solution is for the president to save some dignity and resign."
-- William Jefferson Clinton, 1974 on President Nixon

The next time a friend says to you, "even if Clinton did lie in the Paula Jones deposition, it's no big deal" ask them this. Would you think it a big deal if the President were found to be a counterfeiter? Would you ask for impeachment if he were a blackmailer? What if he were found to be guilty of bribery? Would you ask for his head? Would you tolerate a commander-in-chief who was a burglar, a wife-beater or a stalker? Inevitably, the answer will be that anyone guilty of such heinous crimes should immediately be ejected from office. Once the trap of logic has been snared you can inform your friend of the cold reality. The Department of Justice - Janet Reno's Department of Justice, mind you - considers all of these crimes: counterfeiting, blackmail, bribery, burglary, domestic violence and stalking less serious than perjury, obstruction of justice or subornation of perjury.(1) Less serious! Not a combination of all three but less serious than any one of the crimes of which the President is accused. In fact, perjury, et al. are on a par with statutory rape.

At 3:33 PM, Blogger Mike of the North said...

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At 6:39 PM, Blogger Mike of the North said...

Dick! Forgive me! I went back into comments and someone did quote Marx. Well, actually it wasn't a quote it was more of a paraphrase. Marx could've-would've never put anything in such plain language. (conservative) you should've put it in brackets not parenthesis! hoo-hoo!

At 8:01 AM, Blogger Richard Nixon said...

I deleted your first post because you were wrong, as you identified in yor second post. Thanks for the clarification.

At 5:45 PM, Blogger Richard Nixon said...

Here is another quote;

William J. Bennett:

“Nowhere else has freedom flourished like it has here in America; never before in the history of the world have so many around the globe benefited because there is a land of the free and a home of the brave. Even with it’s faults, America remains the best nation on earth—which is one lesson never to be forgotten:

We are attacked for our virtues, not our sins.”

At 11:09 AM, Blogger Richard Nixon said...

And another;

"Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread."

> - Thomas Jefferson

At 11:11 AM, Blogger Richard Nixon said...

More great quotes;

“If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace.
We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
- Samuel Adams

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

“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one…”
- Thomas Paine

“If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They’ll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads.”
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Government is not the solution, it’s the problem.”
- Ronald Reagan

At 6:49 PM, Blogger Richard Nixon said...

“Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government."

- James Madison

"I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I
think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in
poverty, but leading or driving them out of it."

- Benjamin Franklin

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