Shakespeare, “King Henry V”
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; or close up the wall with our dead. In peace nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility: but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger; stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with hard-favored rage; then lend the eye a terrible aspect.
This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Alexis De Tocqueville
Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.
The bible is not my book, and Christianity not my religion. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.
Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from birth what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government to do good.
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.
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.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Don’t let school interfere with your education.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
General George S. Patton
No dumb bastard ever won a war by dying for his country, he won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.