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Published: 12/24/00 Author: me
Posted on 12/24/2000 07:49:21 PST by ZRicochet

Good morning FReeperville, and a Merry Christmas Eve! With alot of FReepers filling out their profiles these days maybe your favorite patriotic quotes could be added to them and to this thread. Perhaps even the more infamous quotes can be added here also. Educate us with what the masters of the past have had to say.


“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”--- Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1st, 1776.

1 Posted on 12/24/2000 07:49:21 PST by ZRicochet
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To: ZRicochet

"Character is doing the right thing when no one is waching"
J.C.Watts.

2 Posted on 12/24/2000 07:51:01 PST by undergroundwarrior
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To: ZRicochet

..."If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
-- Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on the eve of Britain's entry into World War II

3 Posted on 12/24/2000 07:54:15 PST by spiker (spiker@ev1.net)
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To: ZRicochet

Benjamin Franklin: "They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Historical Review of Pennsylvania, (1759.)

5 Posted on 12/24/2000 07:55:52 PST by ZRicochet
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To: CHARLTON HESTON

Charlton, Place your flag in your profile section, and GET COUNTED!!!

6 Posted on 12/24/2000 07:56:05 PST by undergroundwarrior
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To: CHARLTON HESTON

ROFLMAO - very funny Mr. Heston, glad to have such a modern day hero among us.

7 Posted on 12/24/2000 07:59:33 PST by ZRicochet
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To: ZRicochet

"The wheel has turned, it is time for them to go" - Richard Cheney

8 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:01:09 PST by Northpaw
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To: ZRicochet

...to be judged not by the color of your skin, but by the content of your character.....

9 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:01:45 PST by rface (RFacemyer@msn.com)
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To: ZRicochet

"We have met the enemy and it is us."
-- Pogo

10 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:03:40 PST by ofMagog
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To: muggs

FYI - have a quote on your profile yet?

An infamous quote:
" Our main agenda is to have ALL guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It does not matter if you have to distort facts or even lie." (--Sarah Brady --Handgun Control , Inc. , The National Educator, January, 1994) (Quoted in the Texas State Rifle Accos. publication, TRSA Sportsman, Mar/Apr 1999, page 17).

11 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:05:54 PST by ZRicochet
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To: ofMagog

Place your flag in your profile section and BE COUNTED!

"A mind unexamined is not worth living".

13 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:07:29 PST by undergroundwarrior
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To: undergroundwarrior

No, thank you.

14 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:08:58 PST by ofMagog
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To: rface

No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merit or efforts."

Booker T. Washington, 1857-1915

15 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:09:29 PST by ihatemyalarmclock
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To: ihatemyalarmclock

Pardon my paraphrasing but Thomas Jefferson said:

"God forbid we should go twenty years without a revolution!"

16 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:11:21 PST by Tornado
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To: ZRicochet

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds"- Samuel Adams

17 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:14:22 PST by ZRicochet
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To: ZRicochet

"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?...I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" --Patrick Henry

I regret that I only have one life to lose for my country--- Nathan Hale

"The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest."--- Thomas Jefferson

18 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:15:54 PST by zbogwan2
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To: ZRicochet

How about a little Thomas Paine to start the day?

SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness Positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.

19 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:17:11 PST by otterpond
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To: ZRicochet

From one of our Founding Fathers:

"Let no pleasure tempt thee, no profit allure thee, no ambition corrupt thee, no example sway thee, no persuasion move thee to do anything which thou knowest to be evil; so thou shalt live jollily, for a good conscience is a continual Christmas." --Benjamin Franklin

From my favorite President:

"The Christmas spirit of Peace, hope, and love is the spirit Americans carry with them all year round, everywhere we go. ... The tree that lights up our country must be seen all the way to heaven...its lights fill the air with a spirit of hope, and joy from the heart of America." --Ronald Reagan

20 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:18:33 PST by TruthNtegrity
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To: Northpaw

"The wheel has turned, it is time for them to go" - Richard Cheney

And along them same lines the popular chant outside of the Naval Observatory, which makes me chuckle everytime I think of it:
"GET OF CHENEYS HOUSE, GET OF CHENEYS HOUSE"

21 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:20:47 PST by ZRicochet
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To: ZRicochet

"A waist is a terrible thing to mind":-Gerald Nadler.

22 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:21:41 PST by scouse
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To: otterpond

I DON'T KNOW WHO SAID IT FIRST BUT MY DAD ALWAYS TOLD ME, "A MAN IS ONLY AS GOOD AS HIS WORD." WE ALL KNOW CLINTON IS NO GOOD!

23 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:22:35 PST by longfellow
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To: undergroundwarrior

"President Clinton kept all the promises he intended to." George Stephonopolis

"I knew George Washington, and you sir, are NO George Washington." Strom Thurmond

Hillary Clinton: "That's an admirable attempt Mr. Lazio"
Rick Lazio: "I'm not asking you to admire it, I'm asking you to sign it." Debate response

"The purpose of war is to break things and kill people." Rush Limbaugh

"Walk softly, and carry a big stick." Teddy Roosevelt

"Someone convicted of murder by a jury of his peers should be hanged in the public square within 48 hours of his conviction, unless it falls on a Sunday. Then, it should be conducted on Saturday." Thomas Jefferson

24 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:26:35 PST by Benjamin Dover
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To: ZRicochet

Some of my favorite quotes:

From Kentucky Fried Movie:

"It will be a fighting force of extraordinary magnitude. You have our gratitude."

"What was that? Dis is not a chawade. We need toto concentwation. Now twy again. Onwy dis time, with fee-wing."

From Blazing Saddles:

"Mongo only pawn in game of life."

"I think he said the sheriff is near."

From Hot Shots Part Deux:

"If I was joking I would have said, 'What do you do with an elephant with three balls? You walk him and pitch to the rhinoceros.'"

25 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:29:01 PST by Risky Schemer
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To: ZRicochet

Not exactly a patriotic quote, but all too true,
"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." -- Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged ~ The trial of Hank Rearden)

26 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:30:14 PST by muggs
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To: ZRicochet

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits, who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight which knows not, victory nor defeat"! Teddy Roosevelt

Kind of aimed toward moderates and those who don't pick a major side in a great struggle.

27 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:31:43 PST by #3Fan
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To: ZRicochet

Not a Patriot of the past, but none the less:

"It is clear now; the mainstream media suffers from HDD (Honor Deficit Disorder) and is in a constant state of cross-contagion with the government. Like Nero, the media fiddled while the Senate gang-raped the Constitution. Like Joseph Goebels' Ministry of Propaganda, it is a hydraulic pump of Kulturkrap. Less than mainstream, it is drainstream. If Jerry Springer has a concern of the moment, it is how to keep his show from degenerating into a press conference." The Unpardonable Press© Norman Liebmann (2/26/99)

28 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:32:55 PST by ZRicochet
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To: ZRicochet

This is easy. I swiped 'em from Freedom's Nest

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

The tyranny of the multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
- Edmund Burke

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
- Edmund Burke

Governments will always misuse the machinery of the law as far as the state of public opinion permits.
- Emile Capouya

In America, it is indispensable that every well wisher of true liberty should understand that acts of tyranny can only proceed from the publick. The publick, then, is to be watched, in this country, as, in other countries kings and aristocrats are to be watched.
- James Fenimore Cooper

It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
- Robert Heinlein

Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.
- Robert Heinlein

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.
- Robert Heinlein

Absolute power corrupts even when exercised for humane purposes. The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd of the people still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep.
- Eric Hoffer

They [the clergy] believe that any portion of power confided to me, will be exerted in opposition of their schemes. And they believe rightly: for I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
- Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
- Thomas Jefferson

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.
- Thomas Jefferson

Tyranny and despotism can be exercised by many, more rigourously, more vigourously, and more severely, than by one.
- Andrew Johnson

When the people have no tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one.
- Lord Lytton

The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it's good-by to the Bill of Rights.
- H.L. Mencken

It is not conclusive proof of a doctrine's correctness that its adversaries use the police, the hangman, and violent mobs to fight it. But it is a proof of the fact that those taking recourse to violent oppression are in their subconsciousness convinced of the untenability of their own doctrines.
- Ludwig von Mises

The main political problem is how to prevent the police power from becoming tyrannical. This is the meaning of all the struggles for liberty.
- Ludwig von Mises

Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
- William Pitt

A tyrant...is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
- Plato

I personally call the type of government which can be removed without violence 'democracy,' and the other, 'tyranny.'
- Karl Popper

Volumes can be and have been written about the issue of freedom versus dictatorship, but, in essence, it comes down to a single question: do you consider it moral to treat men as sacrificial animals and to rule them by physical force?
- Ayn Rand

There are four characteristics which brand a country unmistakably as a dictatorship: one-party rule- executions without trial or with a mock trial, for political offenses- the nationalization or expropriation of private property- and censorship. A country guilty of these outrages forfeits any moral prerogatives, any claim to national rights or sovereignty, and becomes an outlaw.
- Ayn Rand

O, it is excellent
To have a giant's strength! But it is tyrannous
To use it like a giant.
- William Shakespeare

...it may fairly be doubted if any political tyranny ever imposed on its people such a fear, such a longing for freedom, such a paralysis of the spirit, as disease. I doubt if the average Englishman felt himself as much oppressed by Charles I as by the plague; or if any colonial American was as much in dread of taxation without representation as of smallpox. And it may reasonably be contended that Walter Reed and William Crawford Gorgas brought to man freedom in a more happy sense and in a larger measure than any military or political leader.
- Mark Sullivan

When whole races and peoples conspire to propagate gigantic mute lies in the interest of tyrannies and shams, why should we care anything about the trifling lies told by individuals?
- Mark Twain

The law giver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.
- H.G. Wells

The framers gave us the Second Amendment not so we could go deer or duck hunting but to give us a modicum of protection against congressional tyranny.
- Walter Williams

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
- Lord Acton

...Although the political liberty of this country is greater than that of nearly every other civilized nation, its personal liberty is said to be less. In other words, men are thought to be more under the control of extra-legal authorities, and to defer more to those around them, in pursuing even their lawful and innocent occupations, than in almost every other country.
- James Fenimore Cooper

Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.
- James Fenimore Cooper

Mankind is at its best when it is most free. This will be clear if we grasp the principle of liberty. We must recall that the basic principle of liberty is freedom of choice, which saying many have on their lips but few in their minds.
- Dante Alighieri

Philosophy is harmonized knowledge making a harmonious life; it is the self-discipline which lifts us to serenity and freedom. Knowledge is power, but only wisdom is liberty.
- Will Durant

...a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles...is absolutely necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty and keep a government free.
- Benjamin Franklin

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

If none were to have Liberty but those who understand what it is, there would not be many freed Men in the world.
- Lord Halifax

All political theories assume, of course, that most individuals are very ignorant. Those who plead for liberty differ from the rest in that they include among the ignorant themselves as well as the wisest.
- F.A. Hayek

Equality of the general rules of law and conduct, however, is the only kind of equality conducive to liberty and the only equality which we can secure without destroying liberty. Not only has liberty nothing to do with any other sort of equality, but it is even bound to produce inequality in many respects. This is the necessary result and part of the justification of individual liberty: if the result of individual liberty did not demonstrate that some manners of living are more successful than others, much of the case for it would vanish.
- F.A. Hayek

Justice, like liberty and coercion, is a concept which, for the sake of clarity, ought to be confined to the deliberate treatment of men by other men.
- F.A. Hayek

Liberty is an opportunity for doing good, but this is only so when it is also an opportunity for doing wrong.
- F.A. Hayek

...the argument for liberty is not an argument against organization, which is one of the most powerful tools human reason can employ, but an argument against all exclusive, privileged, monopolistic organization, against the use of coercion to prevent others from doing better.
- F.A. Hayek

It is seldom that any liberty is lost all at once.
- David Hume

29 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:34:04 PST by boris
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To: ZRicochet

I got more:

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
- Thomas Jefferson

In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot...
- Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Thomas Jefferson

If we are made in some degree for others, yet, in a greater, we are made for ourselves. It were contrary to feeling, and indeed ridiculous to suppose that a man had less rights in himself than one of his neighbors, or indeed all of them put together. This would be slavery, and not the liberty which the (Virginia) bill of rights has made inviolable, and for the preservation of which our government has been charged. Nothing could so completely divest us of that liberty as the establishment of the opinion, that the State has the perpetual right to the services of all its members. This, to men of certain ways of thinking, would be to annihilate the blessings of existence, and to contradict the Giver of life, who gave it for happiness and not for wretchedness.
- Thomas Jefferson

Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual
- Thomas Jefferson

In a government bottomed on the will of all, the... liberty of every individual citizen becomes interesting to all.
- Thomas Jefferson

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The ground of liberty is to be gained by inches, and we must be contented to secure what we can get from time to time and eternally press forward for what is yet to get. It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
- Thomas Jefferson

Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both in proportion as it is free.
- Thomas Jefferson

What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?
- Thomas Jefferson

Free institutions are not the property of any majority. They do not confer upon majorities unlimited powers. The rights of the majority are limited rights. They are limited not only by the constitutional guarantees but by the moral principle implied in those guarantees. That principle is that men may not use the facilities of liberty to impair them. No man may invoke a right in order to destroy it.
- Walter Lippmann

The war for liberty never ends. One day liberty has to be defended against the power of wealth, on another day against the intrigues of politicians, on another against the dead hand of bureaucrats, on another against the patrioter and the militarist, on another against the profiteer, and then against the hysteria and the passions of the mobs, against obscurantism and stupidity, against the criminal and against the overrighteous. In this campaign every civilized man is enlisted till he dies, and he only has known the full joy of living who somewhere and at some time has struck a decisive blow for the freedom of the human spirit.
- Walter Lippmann

The object and practice of liberty lies in the limitation of governmental power.
- Douglass MacArthur

When the same man, or set of men, holds the sword and the purse, there is an end of liberty.
- George Mason

The aim of all struggles for liberty is to keep in bounds the armed defenders of peace, the governors and their constables. The political concept of the individual's freedom means: freedom from arbitrary action on the part of the police power.
- Ludwig von Mises

The main political problem is how to prevent the police power from becoming tyrannical. This is the meaning of all the struggles for liberty.
- Ludwig von Mises

In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.
- Kathleen Norris

My language has always been that of liberty and humanity, and I know by experience that nothing so exalts a nation as the union of these two principles, under all circumstances.
- Thomas Paine

...when men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
- Thomas Paine

We have a solution for war. It is to expand the sphere of liberty.
- Rudolph Rummel

Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
- Sallust

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
- George Bernard Shaw

...tradition and custom becomes intertwined and are a strong coercion which directs the society upon fixed lines, and strangles liberty.
- William Graham Sumner

If we truly cared about our children and future generations, instead of demagoging about them, we'd worry more about saving liberty than saving Social Security.
- Walter Williams

Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.
- James Wilson

Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance.
- Woodrow Wilson

30 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:34:46 PST by boris
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To: longfellow

I DON'T KNOW WHO SAID IT FIRST BUT MY DAD ALWAYS TOLD ME, "A MAN IS ONLY AS GOOD AS HIS WORD."

This is as good an explanation as I have come across:

Because of the foibles and frailties of human nature, the ninth commandment was given. This commandment reminds men of the human tendency to lie and to be on guard against it. Men must value the truth and learn not to lie. A man is only as good as his word. This ninth commandment was given to protect man's reputation. It gives those who pay heed freedom from the fear of being found a liar. The ninth commandment was given to insure justice in the courts. It was given as a check against slander. This commandment was given as a benefit and blessing for mankind. Obedience to this commandment can lead to eternal life.

31 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:34:59 PST by otterpond
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To: ZRicochet

"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan, 1964

32 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:37:41 PST by Luis Gonzalez
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To: ZRicochet

"... God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ... And what country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." - Thomas Jefferson, Nov. 13, 1787, letter to William S. Smith, see Jefferson On Democracy, 20 (S. Padover ed. 1939).

"With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but with tyrants, I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost." -William Lloyd Garrison

These are but two of my favorite quotes. I have many, many famous quotations from Jefferson, the Founding Fathers and other notables. I believe these two are the most profound of them all.

Merry Xmas everyone

33 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:42:18 PST by Pistolshot
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To: ZRicochet

"I have not yet begun to fight."---John Paul Jones

Just about any quote from Gen. Patton.

34 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:43:12 PST by BigBadWolf
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To: ZRicochet

"That which does not kill me...makes me stronger"

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35 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:45:37 PST by spectre
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To: ZRicochet

"Get of Cheney's House?" Did you miss a word in there?

36 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:47:25 PST by Slip18
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To: undergroundwarrior

"Character is doing the right thing when no one is watching" J.C.Watts."

To which I would add that character is how you treat people who can neither help you nor harm you.

37 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:50:05 PST by Michael Rivero
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To: CHARLTON HESTON

From the NRA:

"I will give up my gun when they pry my cold, dead fingers from around it!"

38 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:50:14 PST by Randy Larsen
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To: ZRicochet

"The wealth... independence and security of a country (are) connected with the prosperity of manufactures. Importing manufactured goods soon DRAINS THE WEALTH OF ANY NATION. If the United States buys more than it sells to foreign nations it will become impoverished."

Alexander Hamilton, 1791

39 Posted on 12/24/2000 08:53:00 PST by mass55th
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To: All

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy - Ben Franklin

Merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah everybody

40 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:01:53 PST by Poser
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To: mass55th

"And let me offer lesson number one about America. All great change in America begins at the dinner table. so, tomorrow night in the kitchen, I hope the talking begins. And children, if your parents haven't been teaching you what it means to be an american,let 'em know and nail 'em on it. That would be a very American thing to do"

Ronald Reagan Farewell Speech to the United States of America

41 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:04:35 PST by GoredInMich
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To: ZRicochet

"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." - Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

42 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:06:41 PST by Seeking the truth
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To: ZRicochet

"Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?"
Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia to Ben Franklin
"A republic, if you can keep it."
Benjamin Franklin

"We are a Republican Government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy."
Alexander Hamilton

43 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:08:24 PST by Fornax
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To: ZRicochet

"Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide."
Samuel Adams

"...democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths."
James Madison, The Federalist, No. 10

44 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:13:21 PST by Fornax
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To: ZRicochet

"Why may not the Bible, and especially the New Testament...be read and taught as a divine revelation in the school--its general precepts expounded...and its glorious principles of morality inculcated?...Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament?" --Supreme Court decision in 1844 on why the schools must continue to teach the Bible.

"Is it not ironical that in a planned society of controlled workers given compulsory assignments, where religious expression is suppressed, the press controlled, and all media of communication censored, where a puppet government is encouraged but denied any real authority, where great attention is given to efficiency and character reports, and attendance at cultural assemblies is compulsory, where it is avowed that all will be administered to each according to his needs and performance required from each according to his abilities, and where those who flee are tracked down, returned, and punished for trying to escape-in short in the milieu of the typical large American secondary school-we attempt to teach 'the democratic system'?" Author unknown

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. --- Winston Churchill, January 1952

45 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:16:22 PST by hanna
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To: ZRicochet

"Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."

(I don't know who to attribute this to, but it sounds cool)

46 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:18:01 PST by Darth Sidious
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To: Darth Sidious

"Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."

Monica Lewinsky subscribes to the latter in this statement.

47 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:23:40 PST by zbogwan2
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To: Darth Sidious

"When you hear that Williams' guns have been confiscated, you will know that Williams is dead."
-- George Mason University Professor and syndicated columnist Walter Williams.

48 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:35:03 PST by Sara Dorian
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To: ZRicochet

I have had this one ready to go for a while now.  Feel free to use what you like.

Merry Christmas!

http://home.flash.net/~protocol/inspiration.htm

49 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:39:09 PST by TLI
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To: ZRicochet

Winston Churchill Quotations:

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."

"Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up as if nothing had happened. "

"The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it, but there it is."

"A fanatic is a person who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."


And the quote I like the best from Churchill (but I can't find the exact wording) [Paraphrased] 'If you aren't a liberal when you're twenty you have no heart. If you aren't a conservative when you're forty, you have no brain.'

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

50 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:48:27 PST by DeSoto
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To: ZRicochet

I saw a documentry on JFK and at the end of the show they quoted one of his sayings....which I don't exactly remember except for "we are greater then the sun".....I thought it had to do with the space age....if you can find it, please let me know....I remember it was very "touching".....

51 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:48:57 PST by geege
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To: ZRicochet et.al.

"War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man 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

HUMAN-Beings-NEED-Government-As-Badly-As-Snakes-Need-Teats!!........>Mine

Book marked Bumped.

52 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:52:50 PST by S.O.S121.500 (!! ENFORCE !! The Bill of Rights !!-Learn the Constitution!!)
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To: TLI

I never had sex with that woman......"Give me Liberty or give me Death".

53 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:52:50 PST by Jimer
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To: ZRicochet

"Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good."
-Vaclav Havel

54 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:57:13 PST by ~Peter
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To: ZRicochet

"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one"
~Holden Coffield

55 Posted on 12/24/2000 09:58:50 PST by ~Peter
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To: ZRicochet

To our "leaders" self-appointed and otherwise:
"Lust of power is the most flagrant of all the passions" - Tacitus

To all Freepers who watch over our liberties:
"I am in earnest"
"I will not equivocate"
"I will not excuse"
"I will not retreat a single inch"
"AND I WILL BE HEARD" -William Lloyd Garrison

56 Posted on 12/24/2000 10:08:14 PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ZRicochet

Moderation in the defense of liberty is not a virtue…..

57 Posted on 12/24/2000 10:11:22 PST by Delta-5-2
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To: ZRicochet

On every question of construction [of the Constitution], carry ourselves back to the time when the constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed. -- Thomas Jefferson in an April 11, 1823 letter to John Adams

58 Posted on 12/24/2000 10:17:41 PST by PhilipFreneau
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To: ZRicochet

Not an American patriot but from a keen observer of American culture.

"It is terrible to contemplete how few politicians are hanged."

G.K. Chesterton
The Cleveland Press, 3/1/21

59 Posted on 12/24/2000 10:33:03 PST by pegleg
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To: ZRicochet

"MANDATORY VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE!" -- IRS

What? A great many Americans argue that this is patriotic. This is certainly what most Americans are in tune with, even if they do quote something from the declaration of independence.

60 Posted on 12/24/2000 10:39:47 PST by PuNcH
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To: ZRicochet

I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson

This is inscribed around the inside of the dome of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington.

IMHO the lies of the DemocRATs and Big Media represent an attempt at "tyranny over the mind of man".

61 Posted on 12/24/2000 10:43:13 PST by jackbill
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To: pegleg

italics off

62 Posted on 12/24/2000 10:52:02 PST by pegleg
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To: ZRicochet

"Oh boy, sleep! That's where I'm a Viking!" (wav) - Ralph Wiggum

63 Posted on 12/24/2000 11:04:35 PST by Eric Esot
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To: Eric Esot

Stupid is as Stupid does

Forrest Gump

64 Posted on 12/24/2000 11:12:00 PST by DainBramage
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To: ZRicochet

"Now is not the time to be overscrupulous."

Alexander Hamilton, 1800, urging the Speaker of the New York House to submit the choice of presidential Electors to a popular vote, thereby overturning the legislature's selection of Electors committed to Thomas Jefferson.

65 Posted on 12/24/2000 11:25:36 PST by jack gillis (jfxgillis@yahoo.com)
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To: ZRicochet

"Those are OUR jets now."

Dick Cheney to GWB sometime in January,2001.

66 Posted on 12/24/2000 11:29:36 PST by red-dawg
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To: ZRicochet

Favorites? Whew! Here are a couple:

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." -- T.R.

"Important principles may and must be inflexible." -- Abraham Lincoln

67 Posted on 12/24/2000 11:33:03 PST by T.R. Bigstick (trbigstick@yahoo.com)
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To: DeSoto

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."

Excellent! - proven again recently in Palm Beach County, FL.

I believe the other quotation you paraphrased went like this:

"Any man who is under thirty, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over thirty, and is not a conservative, has no brains."

68 Posted on 12/24/2000 11:51:34 PST by SFConservative
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To: ZRicochet

If for some reason Al Gore was successful in his bid to steal the Presidency, I was going to post this quote upon departing for the hills. I was ready to seriously exercise my 2nd amendment right for the purpose it was intended.

"Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here."

-Captain John Parker to the company assembled on Lexington Green.

The liberals have no idea how very lucky they are as far as dealing with me is concerned. Although I am not a big fan of the WW II Japs, the Fleet Commander (can't recall his name-too much egg nog) of the Pearl Harbor attack group said something along these lines: "I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve." That was exactly what the liberals would have said about me, if Gore stole it.

Worth repeating:

"Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here."

--Captain John Parker to the company assembled on Lexington Green.

69 Posted on 12/24/2000 11:57:01 PST by VMI70
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To: Delta-5-2

Ahhh... Barry Goldwater, God bless his soul. Like everyone, he was misguided at times, but had the right goal in mind, simple liberty. Here's my addition to this thread:

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
-Edmund Burke

70 Posted on 12/24/2000 12:09:38 PST by Pyro7480
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To: ZRicochet

Here's a small sample of the quotes I have on file:

"It was in the oath I took that I would, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. I could not take office without taking the oath. Nor was it my view that I might take an oath to get power, and break the oath in using the power." A Lincoln; “There goes another beautiful theory about to be murdered by a brutal gang of facts.” La Rochefoucauld;C.S. Lewis about prosperity, it "knits a man to the world. He thinks he's 'finding his place in it,' while really it is finding its place in him.";Evolution is a harsh mistress;Humans are hierarchical creatures, and when established hierarchies are made irrelevant, new ones arise in their place;"One who believes [e.g. Clinton] in the teachings of Jesus Christ insofar as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin ..." Ambrose Bierce;"Everyone hangs on his own cross" Whittaker Chambers;"Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm." Publilius Syrus (first century B.C.);"The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse" Edmund Burke;Abraham Lincoln "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power";"And thus I clothe my naked villany With odd old ends stol'n forth of holy writ, And seem a saint when most I play the devil." Shakespeare;"A dog's obeyed in office." King Lear;The free market is ugly and stupid, like going to the mall; the unfree market is just as ugly and just as stupid, except there's nothing in the mall and if you don't go there they shoot you. PJ O'Rourke;Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.Soren Kierkegaard;Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth. ThichNhat Hanh;Everyone thinks about changing the world, but no one thinks about changing himself, Leo Tolstoy; The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do, John Stuart Mill; The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet, Aristotle;We alternate between desire and regret, Seneca;That which is hard to endure is sweet to remember, Mark Twain;Some people have a large circle of friends, while others have only friends that they like, Unknown;The government is best which governs least, Thomas Jefferson;Defeat in this world is no disgrace if you fought well and fought for the right thing, Katharine Anne Porter;The wrong sort of people are always in power because they would not be in power if they were not the wrong sort of people, Jon Wynne-Tyson;A woman wears her tears like jewelry, unknown;Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe striving to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning, Rich Cook;We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip little by little at a truth we find bitter, Denis Diderot; True irreverance is disrespect for another man's god, Mark Twain;Clinton's reaction to impeachment is like a man who doesn't believe in heaven or hell suddenly being told he's been ex-communicated from the Catholic church. He doesn't know what you are talking about. On getting on with the nation's business: What the hell is this? A grocery store? The nation's business is to secure the integrity and the confidence of its institutions. Ken Jowett Prof Poly-Sci UC Berkeley;It's true it may be lunch counter art. But you know, art is so vague...and lunch is so real. Unknown; The Mannheim paradox, first formulated by Karl Mannheim: if all ideology is motivated by economic interests, whose economic interests does Marxism serve? How is Marx immune from his own generalization, and how does he explain his own access to real causes behind ideology?;All good readers are and always have been deconstructionists. J. Hillis Miller; "If you take your stand on the 'prevalent' view, how long do you suppose it will prevail? . . . All you can really say about my taste is that it is old-fashioned; yours will soon be the same." C.S. Lewis; Finitum capax infinitum—the finite is able to hold the infinite; Always remember, a cat looks down upon man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig looks man in the eye and sees his equal, Winston Churchill; Bugs is All Rabbit: Some of you were very upset by Andrew Sullivan's suggestion that Bugs Bunny was gay because, while in drag, he almost got married to Elmer Fudd. One reader recounted an excellent point. His kid was watching that episode and said, "Daddy, they can't get married because they're both boys." His father replied, "Son, they can't get married because one of them is a rabbit." Jonah Goldberg;"Stone-dry atheists don’t understand what men live by."Isaiah Berlin;Most striking was the readiness of political feminists to stand by their man, even if it meant their movement had to commit hara-kiri. From barefoot in the kitchen to on your knees at the office, you've come a long way, baby. Richard John Neuhaus;Russia is an riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, tied in a hankie, rolled in a blanket, and packed in a box full of Styrofoam peanuts, said Winston Churchill, or something like that. P.J. O'Rourke;As Robert Louis Stevenson said, books are all right in their way but they are a pretty poor substitute for life;"Religious man was born to be saved," writes Philip Rieff, "psychological man is born to be pleased."; Always in your life you come up to the proverbial hill to die on. This is mine.; The ceremony of innocence is drowned. The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity, William Butler Yeats;When he was accused of not joining sufficiently harshly in the intellectuals' denunciations of Senator McCarthy and McCarthyism, Peter Viereck replied: "I am against hysteria, but I am also against hysteria about hysteria.";"How small, of all that human hearts endure/That part which laws or kings can cause or cure!" Dr. Samuel Johnson;Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them, and you have their shoes. P.J. O'Rourke;Editorialist H.L. Mencken once commented that a courtroom is "a place where Jesus Christ and Judas Iscariot would be equals, with the betting odds favoring Judas.";Reading about the "natural world" always reminds me of S. J. Lec's aphorism: It would be marvelous to live in a jungle where the laws of the jungle didn't apply.;They thought...that it sufficed for a prince in the writing-rooms of palaces to think up a sharp reply, to write a beautiful letter, to demonstrate wit and readiness in saying and words, to know how to weave a fraud . . . to keep many lascivious women around, to conduct himself avariciously and proudly, to rot in idleness, to give military rank by favor, to be scornful if anyone might show them any praiseworthy path, to want their words to be oracular responses, nor did these no-accounts realize that they were preparing themselves to be the prey of whoever assaulted them---Machiavelli on Clinton;Someone once defined journalism as saying "Lord Fitzbuggherie is dead" to a readership that didn't even know he was alive;“In questions of power,” Jefferson would write in 1798, “let no more be said of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief, by the chains of the Constitution.” Paine similarly saw the purpose of constitutions as “to restrain and regulate the wild impulse of power.”;"A tense and peculiar family, the Oedipuses, were they not?" Max Beerbohm on Freudianism;John Maynard Keynes to Virginia Woolf, recorded in her diary: "I begin to see that our generation owed a great deal to our fathers’ religion. And the young, like Julian, who are brought up without it, will never get so much out of life. They’re trivial: like dogs in their lusts. We had the best of both worlds. We destroyed Christianity & yet had its benefits.";Cary Grant, in North by Northwest (Hitchcock film): "Apparently the only performance that's going to satisfy you is when I play dead." James Mason: "Your very next role. You'll be quite convincing, I assure you.";As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "There is a certain meanness in the argument of conservatism, joined with a certain superiority in its fact."

71 Posted on 12/24/2000 12:46:44 PST by beckett
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To: ZRicochet

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman..Miss Lewinsky"

And the war over what "is" is rages on..

72 Posted on 12/24/2000 12:58:14 PST by billbears
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To: beckett

Hint: <p>

73 Posted on 12/24/2000 12:58:30 PST by SFConservative
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To: Delta-5-2

"Extremism in the defense of liberty is not a vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is not a virtue." -- Barry Goldwater, 1964 GOP Nomination acceptance speech

74 Posted on 12/24/2000 13:14:56 PST by Clinton's a liar
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To: Clinton's a liar

Very good you get a cookie! I cut it down for all those compassionate conservatives out there!

75 Posted on 12/24/2000 13:19:11 PST by Delta-5-2
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To: Delta-5-2

For the New America to survive physically and politically for three hundred years and the last eight years of self-satanic corruption, we must find the founders wisdom(design), and protect and honor and uphold(build upon their foundation) their miracle-gift...rights-freedom(rule of law-just free men/women)!

Remember Elian!

76 Posted on 12/24/2000 13:43:03 PST by f.Christian
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To: ZRicochet

Something from an Englishman:

"Cease, then, to fashion State-made sin,
Nor give thy children cause to doubt
That Virtue springs from Iron within--
Not lead without."
-Rudyard Kiping
"The Portent"

77 Posted on 12/24/2000 13:55:26 PST by Celtjew Libertarian
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To: ZRicochet

I'm not sure if I have this right, but here it is:

"Is it better to be ruled by one tyrant 3000 miles away or 3000 tyrants one mile away?" (Mel Gibson's character Benjamin Martin in The Patriot)

78 Posted on 12/24/2000 14:01:46 PST by Patriotic Teen
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To: otterpond

Check out an AMAZING website called "A Hypertext on American History".
I found one of my all-time favorite quotations there, from Thomas Paine's "The American Crisis", December 23, 1776.

"THESE are the times that try men's souls.

The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country;
but he that stands it 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:
it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.
Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods;
and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."

80 Posted on 12/24/2000 14:14:46 PST by RonDog
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To: zbogwan2

You beat me to this one!!!!

I regret that I only have one life to lose for my country--- Nathan Hale

My husband is a direct descendent of his brother and we are very proud of that heritage in this family.

My personal favorite:

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions he disbelievs, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson, 1777

Merry Christmas to All!!!

81 Posted on 12/24/2000 14:19:18 PST by Gabz
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To: Delta-5-2

I cut it down for all those compassionate conservatives out there!

COMPASSION is probably the only antitoxin of the soul. Where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses are relatively harmless. One would rather see the world run by men who set their hearts on toys but are accessible to pity, than by men animated by lofty ideals whose dedication makes them ruthless. In the chemistry of man's soul, almost all noble attributes-courage, honor, hope, faith, duty, loyalty, etc.-can be transmuted into ruthlessness. Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.

-Eric Hoffer.

82 Posted on 12/24/2000 14:21:11 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: ZRicochet

At the dawn of the Republic, great men dreamt great dreams, and achieved them. At it’s dusk, small men dreamt small dreams and achieved them too.

83 Posted on 12/24/2000 14:32:30 PST by Gerfang
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To: Victoria Delsoul

A socio-psycho path is riddled with pain-guilt(his own) but lacks one thing...empathy---no sorrow-remorse for his/her victims!!!

He/she will go beyond the outer extremes of destruction---degradation to protect and defend their infantile hurt-feelings-public persona(charm)!

Alas the persecution-attack complex-syndrome---victimhood(we---insanity are the good---healthy-normal is evil).

84 Posted on 12/24/2000 14:39:51 PST by f.Christian
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To: ZRicochet

"the tree of liberty must sometimes be watered with the blood of tyrants" Thomas Jefferson

85 Posted on 12/24/2000 14:40:26 PST by rko1933
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To: f.Christian

Bump.

Merry Christmas Fletcher.

86 Posted on 12/24/2000 14:53:06 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: ZRicochet

You have no idea how big this Government is; it goes right up to the President. -Homer Simpson

87 Posted on 12/24/2000 14:54:26 PST by gundog
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To: ZRicochet

It is impossible to govern without God and the Bible.

George Washington

88 Posted on 12/24/2000 15:13:58 PST by Militiaman7
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Favorite Religous qoute...

There is a better word than compassion---empathy...even the ultimate---sincerity!

It is only a gift of God---unfeighned-dying love(suffering)---CHARITY...beareth, believeth, hopeth, endureth all things!!

God is patient-kind...but not w/o limits. Ist Corinthians, Chapter 12.

89 Posted on 12/24/2000 15:21:54 PST by f.Christian
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To: gundog

"Cheating, It's the gift we give ourselves": Montgomery Burns.

"Duty is the most sublime word in the English language": Robert E. Lee.

"Bully!": Theodore Roosevelt

"Kill them, Kill them all": Stonewall Jackson.

90 Posted on 12/24/2000 15:31:24 PST by yarddog
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To: gundog

"Cheating, It's the gift we give ourselves": Montgomery Burns.

"Duty is the most sublime word in the English language": Robert E. Lee.

"Bully!": Theodore Roosevelt

"Kill them, Kill them all": Stonewall Jackson.

91 Posted on 12/24/2000 15:33:51 PST by yarddog
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To: Delta-5-2

WhatEVER! Merry Christmas!!!!!

92 Posted on 12/24/2000 15:48:36 PST by Clinton's a liar
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To: All

"Rats" Reply of a US admiral or general when asked to surrender.

93 Posted on 12/24/2000 15:55:46 PST by ain'tMissbehavin
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To: ZRicochet

"NUTS!" -answer from the American general commanding the defense of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, when presented with the German demand for surrender.

94 Posted on 12/24/2000 15:59:01 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: undergroundwarrior

A very good site for....
Great Conservative Quotes

95 Posted on 12/24/2000 16:04:58 PST by Snowy
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To: ZRicochet

A derivative of Patrick Henry's famous "Give me liberty or give me death" is seen often in New England on the license plates of New Hampshire drivers and serves as a good reminder to the marxists that populate the region.

"LIVE FREE OR DIE"

96 Posted on 12/24/2000 16:12:13 PST by jwalsh07
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To: SFConservative

Thanks for the correction to my memory. I tried to surf the 'net to find the quote but I was finding huge files and it was taking forever to download.

I ordered a new Starband Satellite system for Christmas and while the dish is on the roof and the wires and boxes are installed it still doesn't work. It is supposed allow me to have internet speed both upload and down load at least ten to a hundred times faster than the 26.4Kbps that I now have. But we are the first in our area to get the new system and they need to align the dish with 3 satellites to get it to work. They don't know how and will be back after Christmas to finish.

I'm excited and can hardly wait. Santa still brings excitement even when you're 47. LOL! 8^)

97 Posted on 12/24/2000 16:16:36 PST by DeSoto
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To: ZRicochet

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor;

He speaks in accents familiar to his victims, He wears their face and their garments, He appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men, He rots the soul of a nation, He works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, He infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.

A murderer is less to fear"

Marcus Tullius Cicero 42BC

98 Posted on 12/24/2000 16:18:48 PST by PRO 1
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To: PRO 1

I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life...no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." -Jesus Christ

99 Posted on 12/24/2000 16:24:15 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: ZRicochet

The wheel has turned and it is time-it is time for them to go!!!! I know someone has already posted this but this phrase went on in my head over and over again all through the suspenseful month of November and now I know it will remain my favorite for years to come. It was so apropos and came at a time when we sorely needed to hear it!!!

100 Posted on 12/24/2000 16:28:57 PST by upcountry miss
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To: upcountry miss

"The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." -Thomas Jefferson

101 Posted on 12/24/2000 16:31:30 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: f.Christian

It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.

-- John Philpot Curran: Speech upon the Right of Election (1790)

102 Posted on 12/24/2000 16:49:42 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: ZRicochet

"The right to be left alone ...
    ... the right most valued by civilized man."

            Louis D. Brandeis, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court.

WARNING:
It is dangerous to be right
when your Government is wrong.

      -- brityank

103 Posted on 12/24/2000 17:06:30 PST by brityank
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To: zbogwan2

I just LOVE this one (it bears repeating!):

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”--- Samuel Ada

104 Posted on 12/24/2000 17:41:21 PST by Goldi-Lox
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To: Luis Gonzalez

I hope I get this right...it's from the Movie, "The Patriot"

"What is worse? A tyrant who is 3000 miles away, or 3000 tyrants 1 mile away? "

In Washington DC, we have several hundred tyrants, all fighting each other to have THEIR way.

105 Posted on 12/24/2000 17:50:17 PST by Goldi-Lox
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To: ZRicochet

These two quotes, IMHO, need to go together...

"To each according to their need, from each according to their ability" - Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged). And...

"Tis far better to die on your feet than live on yours knees" - Spanish Civil War (I forgot who said it).

5.56mm

106 Posted on 12/24/2000 17:53:20 PST by M Kehoe
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To: ZRicochet

Here are several of my favorites from President Reagan:

"“Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a lucky few, but the inalienable and universal right of all human beings"

“Freedom is individual--there is no "s" on the end of it. You can diminish it, but you cannot divide it and choose to keep 'some freedoms' while giving up others."

"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We can preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we can sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."

“God did give mankind virtually unlimited gifts to invent, produce and create. For that reason alone, it would be wrong for governments to devise a tax structure that suppresses and denies those gifts.”

107 Posted on 12/24/2000 17:57:49 PST by Mulder
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To: ZRicochet

"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."
--Milan Kundera, quoted by David Horowitz in Radical Son

"Human nature changes not more frequently than the geological face of the earth."
--Solzhenitsyn

108 Posted on 12/24/2000 18:25:25 PST by denydenydeny
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To: ZRicochet

'The Internet? You mean that's still around?'

Homer Simpson.

109 Posted on 12/24/2000 18:41:10 PST by Byron_the_Aussie
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To: ZRicochet

"I know not what course others may take. As for me, give me liberty or give me death". Mr. Patrick Henry of Virginia.

110 Posted on 12/24/2000 18:41:37 PST by timydnuc
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To: boris

"For those who've never been there, no explanation is possible. For those who have, no explanation is needed."

May God Bless all the servicemen and women , present , past and future , Merry Christmas All !

111 Posted on 12/24/2000 18:52:29 PST by Squantos
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To: ZRicochet

"Of all the things you could not have,
there were some which you could have,
and one of these was to enjoy life
and enjoy it while it was there and it was good."

Earnest Hemmingway--Islands in the Stream

Perhaps I have misquote Hemmingway. But the sentiment is accurate. Considering the number of Cubre Libre's he downed and the one I would enjoy in Palm Beach County this evening I believe Pappa, would have given me some leeway as we both floated out the Florida Keys and we shared a toast to America.

While not a patrotic quote, per se, it does sum up why we all fight for what we do:

We seek opportunity for all. We fight for the right of every American to seek happiness as he or she see fit. We love, honor and obey and, if we unable ourselved to enjoy these fruits, we encourge others to be joyed they have a God given mandate that they be fruitful and multiply under the sun: We seek that we all be good stewards of God's creation; We seek that every man, woman and child be considered equal under our laws; We seek a better society, one which we, the people of whom Jefferson spoke, may freely express the enfranchisment and dignity of our God given right to vote, to speak, to petition, to worship and to live as we please, as free citizens in a free republic. Without fear. Without retribution.

Merry Christmas to all.

112 Posted on 12/24/2000 18:59:54 PST by LarryLied
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To: Fornax

The US Constitution does not guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.

-- Benjamin Franklin

113 Posted on 12/24/2000 19:00:25 PST by Lonesome in Massachussets
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To: ZRicochet

"It is not possible that any State should long remain free, where Virtue is not supremely honored.” –Samuel Adams

114 Posted on 12/24/2000 19:11:18 PST by whoever
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To: ZRicochet

My FAVORITE quote is actually a whole document..........

but it starts out like this.......

"When in the Course of human events..................."

redrock

115 Posted on 12/24/2000 19:11:20 PST by redrock
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To: Byron_the_Aussie

"Wow! They've got the internet on computers now!"

-Bart Simpson

116 Posted on 12/24/2000 19:29:13 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: ZRicochet

"To the memory of the man, first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen".

Eulogy of George Washington by Henry Lee who was the Father of Robert E. Lee.

117 Posted on 12/24/2000 19:54:40 PST by yarddog
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To: Victoria Delsoul

'Listen Spielbergo, Schindler and I are like peas in a pod. We're both factory owners, we both made shells for the Nazis...but mine worked, dammit !!'

Montgomery Burns fan club

118 Posted on 12/24/2000 20:00:44 PST by Byron_the_Aussie
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To: ZRicochet - "Don't fire 'til you see the whites of their eyes"

...and "Merry Christmas" are two of my current favorites.

119 Posted on 12/24/2000 20:11:27 PST by Ed_in_NJ
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To: Byron_the_Aussie

Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... Now you tell me what you know.

--Groucho Marx

120 Posted on 12/24/2000 20:15:39 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Ah..but the classic quote came from Bart's dad:

"Operator! This is an emergency! Get me the number for 911!"

121 Posted on 12/24/2000 20:20:56 PST by LarryLied
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To: LarryLied

LOL!!!

122 Posted on 12/24/2000 20:24:43 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: ZRicochet

"A liar in public life is more dangerous than a fully paid-up communist and I don't care who he is!" - Harry S. Truman. quote from Merle Miller's book "Plain Speaking". Surprising, ain't it?

123 Posted on 12/24/2000 20:33:12 PST by Southbound
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To: Southbound

Ah...Mr Harry Truman, the great man himself. The president who shocked his aids, when they all knew Alger Hiss was a Soviet Agent (who was turned out to be an officer in the KGB given the Order of Lenin), when he held a press conference and said it was all a Republican Plot to smear his administration.

When he was called on it, in private, by the decent Democrats in his entourage, Mr Harry replied:

"Everyone knows Hiss is a God Damn traitor, but do you think, I am going to give those bastards the satisfaction of saying so?"

And so..for 50 years, America chewed itself up into two camps. Distrustful of each other, one hiding the truth, one trying to get the truth out and being blasted for being paranoid.

A great man, that Harry Truman.

124 Posted on 12/24/2000 20:46:06 PST by LarryLied
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To: Southbound

That is one of those quotes which sound good at first but when you think about it are not very smart. The reason I say that is because a paid up Communist will be first of all a liar in addition to all the other evil traits.

As a matter of fact I recall one case in which Truman himself lied publicly. This was the case of the Texas election where Lyndon Johnson stole the South Texas ballots, was caught red handed, and had Harry Truman and Abe Fortas block any investigation.

I guess if the communist is not in a position of power, the quote could be accurate.

125 Posted on 12/24/2000 20:51:25 PST by yarddog
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To: ZRicochet

I didn't do it, Nobody saw me do it, You can't prove anything. Bart Simpson.

bump, bttt.

126 Posted on 12/24/2000 21:06:38 PST by Not now, Not ever!
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To: ZRicochet

"A statesman is a dead politician.

We need more statesmen."

--Will Rogers

127 Posted on 12/24/2000 21:18:48 PST by Makhno
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To: Goldi-Lox

Our forefathers sure have a monopoly on the Great Patriotic Quotes. I

128 Posted on 12/24/2000 21:22:44 PST by zbogwan2
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To: Darth Sidious

"Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."

Variously attributed to Rosa Luxembourg or various Spanish Civil War leftists. Another great example of libertarian rhetoric from those who would later betray the libertarian cause.

129 Posted on 12/24/2000 21:24:06 PST by Makhno
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To: LarryLied, yarddog

Don't think I said anything regarding Truman's character or whether he lied or not - after all, he was a politician, and they all seem to be infected with that - I just thought it was an interesting quote, and from a surprising source.

130 Posted on 12/24/2000 21:25:06 PST by Southbound
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To: yarddog

Never forget the last words of General John Sedgwick at Spotsylvania:

"Relax, boys, they couldn't hit an elephant at this dis--"

131 Posted on 12/24/2000 21:31:45 PST by Makhno
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt."

Wow! I like it. Thank you.

132 Posted on 12/24/2000 21:35:56 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: ZRicochet

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

— Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to William Smith, Nov. 13, 1787

133 Posted on 12/24/2000 21:58:13 PST by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: ZRicochet

"One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them." --Thomas Sowell

134 Posted on 12/24/2000 22:01:50 PST by Mulder
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To: Southbound

Don't think I said anything regarding Truman's character

No you did not. Didn't mean to tie you Truman. Quotes can stand alone and your picked a good one from Truman. Sorry if you or anyone else had another impression from what I wrote.

135 Posted on 12/24/2000 22:03:45 PST by LarryLied
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To: EternalVigilance

You're welcome.

136 Posted on 12/24/2000 22:25:51 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: LarryLied

Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.
...Groucho Marx

137 Posted on 12/24/2000 22:48:46 PST by HangThemHigh
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To: zbogwan2

"Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."

Monica Lewinsky subscribes to the latter in this statement.

Monica would state "better to die on your knees than to live on your feet."

138 Posted on 12/24/2000 22:52:11 PST by The Real Deal (gwb@whitehouse.org)
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To: Patriotic Teen

>> Is it better to be ruled by one tyrant 3000 miles away or 3000 tyrants one mile away?" <<

Hey, I don't remember him (Mel Gibson) saying that during "The Patriot", but it is a good quote. Remind me to use that one every time some stupid freeper who "wants less government" comes out in favor of abolishing the 17th amendment so we have a bunch of corrupt state legislative "leaders" select our Senators FOR us. I'd say sticking to keeping the government OUT of our Senatorial selection is the lesser of two evils.

139 Posted on 12/24/2000 22:52:38 PST by BillyBoy
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To: HangThemHigh

Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried.

-- Mae West

140 Posted on 12/24/2000 23:02:06 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried."

-- Mae West

Very funny!

141 Posted on 12/24/2000 23:38:19 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again.
-Bart Simpson

142 Posted on 12/24/2000 23:41:46 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"That's silly!"

-Dick Cheney, when asked if Republicans would agree to some sort of power-sharing arrangement in the Senate.

143 Posted on 12/24/2000 23:53:18 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Gotta love Bart...more profound than most of the pundits.

144 Posted on 12/24/2000 23:55:53 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: CHARLTON HESTON

I like Charles but you sound like Johnny one note! and not doing service to Heston for he is a patriot and has depth in his thinking you sound like a parrot. In all due respect

145 Posted on 12/24/2000 23:58:20 PST by restornu
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To: EternalVigilance

You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by the way he eats jelly beans.
-Ronald Reagan

146 Posted on 12/24/2000 23:59:12 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Gotta love Ronnie too...bless his soul. LOL

147 Posted on 12/25/2000 00:08:42 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
-Ronald Reagan

148 Posted on 12/25/2000 00:18:50 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: LarryLied

Italians Away!

149 Posted on 12/25/2000 00:26:42 PST by HAMMERDOWN
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"The era of big government is over...." -Bill Clinton

"I never had sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky..." -Bill Clinton

150 Posted on 12/25/2000 00:27:28 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.
- Mae West

151 Posted on 12/25/2000 00:29:24 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"There is certainly no defense against adverse fortune which is, on the whole, so effectual as an habitual sense of humor."

-T.W. Higginson

152 Posted on 12/25/2000 00:36:01 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
-Thomas Edison

153 Posted on 12/25/2000 00:40:55 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: ZRicochet

Help! Someone has got to help me find this quote. I've done searches online and cannot come up with it. It's a quote by a founding father, but not a household name. The best I can do (and this is only the rough idea) is:

Our Republic will last only until the majority discover that they can vote themselves government largesse.

Anyone who can identify this quote will get a reward.

154 Posted on 12/25/2000 00:41:30 PST by Singapore_Yank
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Quote from bumpersticker seen in Florida:

"Don't blame me, I voted for both of em!"

155 Posted on 12/25/2000 00:46:36 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country. And, by the blessing of God, may that country itself become a vast and splendid monument, not of oppression and terror, but of wisdom, of peace, and of liberty, upon which the world may gaze with admiration forever."

-Daniel Webster

156 Posted on 12/25/2000 00:52:35 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-Ben Franklin

157 Posted on 12/25/2000 00:55:45 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." -Johnson

158 Posted on 12/25/2000 00:59:20 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.
-Robert Frost,

159 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:06:01 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"I do love my country's good with a respect more tender, more holy and profound than mine own life."

-Shakespeare

160 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:08:29 PST by EternalVigilance
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Ok...off-topic, but worth sharing...

"When I die, I want to go quietly, not yelling and screaming like the passengers"
Chuck Swindol

"It's not that I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens"
Woody Allen

161 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:12:39 PST by woollyone
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To: EternalVigilance

'My country right or wrong' is like saying 'my mother drunk or sober'
--G.K.Chesterton

162 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:13:11 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

LOL....hahahaha.....hahahahaaaaa...good one!!

163 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:16:09 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"I believe in freedom...social, economic, domestic, political, mental and spiritual."

-Elbert Hubbard

164 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:21:34 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
-Mark Twain.

165 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:24:44 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of person under the protection of habeas corpus, these are principles that have guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation."

-Thomas Jefferson

166 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:29:05 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

It is not best that we all should think alike, it is differences of opinion that make horse races.
-Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

167 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:31:21 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: ZRicochet

 

It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope.
We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth,
and listen to the song of that siren
till she transforms us into beasts.
Is this the part of wise men,
engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty?
Are we disposed to be the number of those
who, having eyes, see not,
and having ears, hear not,
the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation?
For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost,
I am willing to know the whole truth;
to know the worst, and to provide for it.
---Patrick Henry
 
In a dark time, the eye begins to see.
--- Theodore Roethke

168 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:34:35 PST by Mia T
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"Indignation boils my blood at the thought of the heritage we are throwing away; at the thought that, with few exceptions, the fight for freedom is left to the poor, forlorn and defenseless, and to the few radicals and revolutionaries who would make use of liberty to destroy, rather than to maintain, American institutions."

-Arthur Garfield Hays

169 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:36:11 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

One man with courage is a majority.
-Thomas Jefferson

170 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:42:15 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books" -Colton

"My library was dukedom large enough." -Shakespeare

171 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:43:37 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
- Thomas Jones

172 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:49:28 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"Pizza!!"

-Garfield

173 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:51:30 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

Weaseling out of things is good. It's what separates us from the other animals....except weasels.
- Homer Simpson
:-)

174 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:53:05 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Singapore_Yank

I think you'll find it here; Avalon Project

175 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:53:22 PST by HAMMERDOWN
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To: Victoria Delsoul

...ROFLMCO!!!

176 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:55:48 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"A drop of ink can make a million think."

-Lord Byron

177 Posted on 12/25/2000 01:57:50 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

We think so because other people all think so, Or because -- or because -- after all we do think so, Or because we were told so and think we must think so, Or because we once thought so, and think we should still think so, Or because having thought so, we think we WILL think so.
--Henry Sidgwick

Good night EV and Merry Christmas to you!

178 Posted on 12/25/2000 02:06:08 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

"A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district; all studied and appreciated as they merit; are the principal support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty."

Ben Franklin

179 Posted on 12/25/2000 02:06:38 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Victoria Delsoul

It's been great fun, and I believe has added greatly to this thread to boot!

A merry and a blessed Christmas to you and yours too, Victoria!! Good night.

180 Posted on 12/25/2000 02:09:57 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

We must all hang together, or, assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
-Benjamin Franklin

Good night. (for real)

181 Posted on 12/25/2000 02:15:42 PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: EternalVigilance

(These are paraphrases:)

Q: Where are the dwelling places of fallen angels?

A: They live in offices.(C.S.Lewis)

And I always liked Yogi Berra's, "Nobody goes to that restaurant no more---it's too crowded!"

And finally, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, preamble to Evangeline and the Acadians:

This is the forest primeval,

The murmuring pines and hemlocks,

Bearded in moss and in garments green,

Indistinct in the twilight.

182 Posted on 12/25/2000 02:17:13 PST by Born on the Storm King
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To: EternalVigilance

(These are paraphrases:)

Q: Where are the dwelling places of fallen angels?

A: They live in offices.(C.S.Lewis)

And I always liked Yogi Berra's, "Nobody goes to that restaurant no more---it's too crowded!"

And finally, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, preamble to Evangeline and the Acadians:

This is the forest primeval,

The murmuring pines and hemlocks,

Bearded in moss and in garments green,

Indistinct in the twilight.

183 Posted on 12/25/2000 02:18:15 PST by Born on the Storm King
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To: ZRicochet

The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in time of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. - Dante, The Inferno

America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards. - Claire Wolfe

Truth is not determined by majority vote. - Doug Gwynn

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. - Aldous Huxley

184 Posted on 12/25/2000 02:29:10 PST by another1
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To: Victoria Delsoul

very good...eternal vigilance(stop belly-aching)!

185 Posted on 12/25/2000 02:35:10 PST by f.Christian
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To: ZRicochet

"Give me liberty, or give me death!"

186 Posted on 12/25/2000 03:24:50 PST by itsinthebag
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To: f.Christian

Bttt......somone might want to start Thread II soon....bye...and Merry Christmas!!

187 Posted on 12/25/2000 06:05:08 PST by EternalVigilance
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To: The Real Deal

That's Bill's Monica alright. :)

188 Posted on 12/25/2000 06:19:31 PST by zbogwan2
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To: ZRicochet

In times of war, and
not before
God and soldier
men adore
But in times of
peace with
all things righted,
God is forgotten and the
soldier slighted.

Don't know who said it, but God bless all you military out there and have a very Merry Christmas!

189 Posted on 12/25/2000 06:32:24 PST by tinacart ((I hate Hitlery!))
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To: ZRicochet

"Yes, we did produce a near perfect Republic. But will they keep it? Or, will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path to destruction."

Thomas Jefferson

190 Posted on 12/25/2000 06:59:05 PST by Dick Bachert
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To: ZRicochet




We will always remember.
We will always be proud.
We will always be prepared,
so we may always be free.

Ronald Reagan

191 Posted on 12/25/2000 07:00:17 PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ZRicochet

See Alexander County Republican Party / Quotes

register2002.org

192 Posted on 12/25/2000 07:10:58 PST by free_to_choose
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To: Makhno

"Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."

Did not Milton have Lucifer say, "Better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven"?...

Or words to that effect...

--Boris

193 Posted on 12/25/2000 07:40:09 PST by boris
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To: ZRicochet

"No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the Legislature is in session."

I have seen this variously attributed, to Will Rogers, Sam Clemens, et al.

But I believe the originator to have been Judge Gideon J. Tucker.

--Boris

194 Posted on 12/25/2000 07:44:23 PST by boris
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To: ZRicochet

"Victory or Death"

General George Washington
25 December 1776
Watchwords for the Crossing
and march to Trenton.

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195 Posted on 12/25/2000 08:01:28 PST by bvw
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To: ZRicochet

bump, bttt.

196 Posted on 12/25/2000 09:11:20 PST by Not now, Not ever!
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To: Darth Sidious

Seems slick Willy loved ladies who lived on their knees!

197 Posted on 12/25/2000 09:16:11 PST by bulldog905
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To: ZRicochet

bump, bttt.

198 Posted on 12/25/2000 13:02:35 PST by Not now, Not ever!
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To: ZRicochet

Bump, Bttt.

199 Posted on 12/25/2000 17:17:54 PST by Not now, Not ever!
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To: ZRicochet

"freedom for those that have fought for it has a different flavor from those that are served" -- Anonymous Vietnam Vet

200 Posted on 12/25/2000 21:03:59 PST by ZRicochet
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To: ZRicochet

Speak softly and carry a big stick.

Theodore Roosevelt.

201 Posted on 12/25/2000 21:09:46 PST by Patriotic Teen
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To: ZRicochet

bump, bttt.

202 Posted on 12/25/2000 22:18:11 PST by Not now, Not ever!
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To: ZRicochet

Bump, Bttt.

203 Posted on 12/27/2000 19:19:55 PST by Not now, Not ever!
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To: ZRicochet

"Diplomacy"-"The art of letting someone have it your way."

204 Posted on 12/27/2000 19:23:16 PST by thingumbob
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To: ZRicochet

"The government's view of the economy can 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". RWR - 1986

205 Posted on 12/27/2000 19:24:59 PST by ContraXX
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To: thingumbob

. hmmm, I did not know that

I thought Diplomacy was the art of saying "Nice Doggie " , . . .until you could pick up a rock!

206 Posted on 12/27/2000 20:35:08 PST by norraad (nemo me impune lacessit = latin = no one assails me with impunity(motto of Scotland & ?)
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To: ZRicochet

"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." -- Mark Twain

OK, a little late, but I missed this one.

207 Posted on 02/15/2001 20:19:46 PST by Marauder
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To: ZRicochet

The only good liberal is a dead liberal. Me 2/15/2001

208 Posted on 02/15/2001 20:25:07 PST by gunshy
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To: Marauder

bump

209 Posted on 02/15/2001 20:27:57 PST by rb22982
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To: gunshy

Moderation in the protection of liberty is no virtue; extremism in the defense of freedom is no vice.

Senator Barry Goldwater

210 Posted on 03/13/2001 11:39:14 PST by dsmatuska
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