Quotes of the Week (01/14/2018)

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Quotes of the Week (01/14/2018)

#1 Post by Ysabel Kid » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:23 pm

“Speak seldom, but to important subjects, except such as particularly relate to your constituents, and, in the former case, make yourself perfectly master of the subject.” — George Washington (1787)

“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

"The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all citizens." — Thomas Jefferson (1816)

"Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money." — Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.” — Thomas Jefferson (1822)

“Those who lack the capacity to achieve much in an atmosphere of freedom will clamor for power.” — Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

“Measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.” – James Madison, Federalist Paper No. 10

“Remember Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a Democracy yet, that did not commit suicide.” – John Adams

“That in tracing these evils to their origin, every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy.” -- Edmund Randolph

“Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.” -- John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

"The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment." — George Washington (1783)

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.” — John Adams (1776)

“Liberty is the hardest test that one can inflict on a people. To know how to be free is not given equally to all men and all nations.” — Paul Valéry (1871-1945)
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Re: Quotes of the Week (01/14/2018)

#2 Post by piller » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:13 pm

Those are all quotes which need to be pondered and understood by any free citizen. Sadly, they are becoming more alien to our Country every day.
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Re: Quotes of the Week (01/14/2018)

#3 Post by Paladin » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:47 pm

Thank you, Sir.
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#4 Post by Ysabel Kid » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:53 pm

piller wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Those are all quotes which need to be pondered and understood by any free citizen. Sadly, they are becoming more alien to our Country every day.
Thank you. This is why I post them here. I figure most regulars already know these, or the concepts if not the actual quotes, but who knows - we may educate some passer-by's!

I used these for years as dinner-table topics with my kids. I figured, correctly, that they certainly weren't getting enough of this in the schools!
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