Tuesday, September 30, 2008


The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people.

-Andrew Johnson (1808-1875)

Quote XXII

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.

-Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Quote No. XXI

"The truth is, that, even with the most secure tenure of office, during good behavior, the danger is not, that the judges will be too firm in resisting public opinion, and in defence of private rights or public liberties; but, that they will be ready to yield themselves to the passions, and politics, and prejudices of the day." -- Joseph Story, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1828).

Quote No. XX

"Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped." -- President Calvin Coolidge

Quote No. XIX

"If then our common life in Christ yields anything to stir the heart, any loving consolation, any sharing of the Spirit, any warmth of affection or compassoin, fill up my cup of happiness by thinking and feeling alike, with the same love for one another, the same turn of mind, and a common care for unity. Rivalry and personal vanity should have no place among you, but you should humbly reckon others better than yourself. You must look to each other's interest and not merely to your own." -- St. Paul, Philippians 2:1-4 (New English Bible).

Monday, September 15, 2008

Quote No. XVIII

I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first!

-Saint Thomas More

Quote No. XVII

One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.

-Saint Thomas More

Quote No. XVI

"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will." -- Frederick Douglass

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Quote No. XV

"We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free." -- Epictetus

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Quote No. XIV

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.

-Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Quote No. XIII

Owe no man anything, save to love one another: for he that loveth his neighbor hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet, and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: love therefore is the fulfilment of the law.
-- St. Paul the Apostle, Romans 13:8-10 (American Standard Version)

Quote No. XII

I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast.

Gen. William T. Sherman (1820-1891)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Quote No. XI

On the 2008 election:

The biggest difference, as I see it, between Sarah Palin and Barack Obama -
One of them is little more than an elegant, attractive, dare I say sexy piece of eye candy.
The other one kills her own food.

Jim Treacher

Monday, September 1, 2008

Quote No. X

"civilization is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace. Luckily the religion of peace is usually the better armed."

Winston Churchill, The Story of the Malakand Field Force

Quote No. IX

The Roman Republic fell, not because of the ambition of Caesar or Augustus, but because it had already long ceased to be in any real sense a republic at all. When the sturdy Roman plebeian, who lived by his own labor, who voted without reward according to his own convictions, and who with his fellows formed in war the terrible Roman legion, had been changed into an idle creature who craved nothing in life save the gratification of a thirst for vapid excitement, who was fed by the state, and who directly or indirectly sold his vote to the highest bidder, then the end of the republic was at hand, and nothing could save it. The laws were the same as they had been, but the people behind the laws had changed, and so the laws counted for nothing.
-Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Quote No. VIII

"A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job."
--John Wayne

St. Augustine (by Sandro Botticelli)

St. Ignatius Loyola (by Francisco Zurbaran)

Benjamin Rush (by Charles Willson Peale)

Patrick Henry at the Virginia House of Burgesses (by Henry Rothermel)

Edmund Burke (by Sir Joshua Reynolds)

Samuel Adams (by John Singleton Copley)

Alexander Hamilton (by John Trumbull)