Sunday, June 6, 2010

Favorite Quotes

"The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."
Thomas Jefferson

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases."
Thomas Jefferson

"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."
George Washington

"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth"
George Washington

"It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a
knowledge of other people's business."
Dolley Madison

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
James Madison

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
James Madison

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

"They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power."
Patrick Henry

Trust me, I have a lot more!!!


Cousin Ribby said...

I had not heard several of these! Thank you for sharing.

One of my favorites that I don't often see is this:

"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just." --Abraham Lincoln

I think I like it because, so often, causes that are right and good seem as if they have no chance at all.

Thanks again-I especially appreciate the ones referring to firearms.

Cousin Ribby said...

P.S. Just wanted to let you know that I love the picture of Bailey on the front of your blog!

She's a beauty!

Olivia said...

I love the firearm ones too! I try to let out little things like that sometimes!