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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Famous Quotes

Just a few quotes to make you think, as I endeavor to ensure I always think for myself and have something intelligent to say.
"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry." William F. Buckley
"During the times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell
"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." Thomas Jefferson
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." Mark Twain
"Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." Benjamin Franklin
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." Galileo Galilei
"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress." "We have the best government that money can buy." Mark Twain
"Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading." John Updike
"The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're letting the worst patients run the place." Robert Welch
"A state that denies its citizens their basic rights becomes a danger to its neighbors as well: internal arbitrary rule will be reflected in arbitrary external relations. The suppression of public opinion, the abolition of public competition for power and its public exercise opens the way for the state power to arm itself in any way it sees fit. A state that does not hesitate to lie to its own people will not hesitate to lie to other states." Vaclav Havel

1 comment:

Karen said...

great quotes and one to add

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)