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QUOTE: "All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."
QUOTE: "Assenissipia" -- Where did Jefferson use that name?
QUOTE: "The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."
QUOTE: "The best way to know your own language is to study another."
QUOTE: "...close the circle of our felicity"
QUOTE: "The Constitution is the chain that will bind down the government."
QUOTE: "The Constitution of the United States is the result of..."
QUOTE: "A democratic society depends on an informed and educated citizenry."
QUOTE: "The end of democracy, and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of the lending institutions and moneyed incorporations."
QUOTE: "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."
QUOTE: "Every ten years it might be a good idea to shoot the lawyers."
QUOTE: "....for none of us, no not one is perfect. And were we to love none who had imperfections, this world would be a desert for our love...."
QUOTE: "Freedom is the Right to Choose, the Right to create for oneself the alternatives of Choice. Without the possibility of Choice, and the exercise of Choice, a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing."
QUOTE: "Genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration"
QUOTE: "Government big enough to supply everything you need, is government big enough to take everything you have."
QUOTE: "Great is Truth and Truth Shall Prevail."
QUOTE: "Having determined never while in office to accept presents beyond a book or things of mere trifling value..."
QUOTE: "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies."
QUOTE: "I can envision an aristocracy of achievement stemming from a democracy of opportunity."
QUOTE: "I confidently expect that the present generation will see Unitarianism become the general religion of the United States."
QUOTE: "If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny."
QUOTE: "I trust that there is not a young man now living in the United States who will not die a Unitarian."
QUOTE: "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks, and the corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of their property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
QUOTE: "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
QUOTE: "I must study war and diplomacy so that my son may study art and literature."
QUOTE: "I'm in control now, here at the White House."
QUOTE: "In a democracy the people get [or, elect] the leaders they deserve."
QUOTE: "Information is the currency of Democracy."
QUOTE: "In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock"
QUOTE: "The introduction of Catholicism into America is going to be its downfall."
QUOTE: "I think it is a great error to consider a heavy tax on wines as a tax on luxury; on the contrary, it is a tax on the health of all our citizens."
QUOTE: "If all the people knew all the facts, they would never make a mistake."
QUOTE: "It is better for one hundred guilty men to go free than one innocent man to go to jail"
QUOTE: "It's better to debate an issue without settling it, than to settle an issue without debate."
QUOTE: "It is wrong to take a man's money and use it to promote ideas he does not agree with"
QUOTE: "I would rather be with ....... than the poor and wretched souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
QUOTE: "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."
QUOTE: "A man with a gun is a citizen; a man without a gun is a subject."
QUOTE: "May the rights of man never be invaded by the power of kings"
QUOTE: "The natural progress of things is for the government to gain ground and for liberty to yield"
QUOTE: "The new circumstances under which we are placed call for new words, new phrases and for the transfer of old words to new objects."
QUOTE: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent?"
QUOTE: "Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
QUOTE: "An occasional revolution is a valuable thing."
QUOTE: "One day, the teachings of Christ will sweep this country."
QUOTE: "The people will not understand the importance of the Second Amendment until it is too late."
QUOTE: "The people would rather deal with familiar problems, than unfamiliar solutions."
QUOTE: "Politicians steal your freedom. Then, they insult your intelligence by asking for your vote."
QUOTE: "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
QUOTE: "Profanity is the effort of a weak mind to express itself forcefully."
QUOTE: "The Second Amendment is not needed until it is threatened."
QUOTE: "Should a government be made for the liberty or safety of people? Without responsibility, there can be no safety or liberty."
QUOTE: "A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither."
QUOTE: "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun."
QUOTE: "The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
QUOTE: "That government is best which is closest to the people."
QUOTE: "That government which governs best, governs least."
QUOTE: "There are basically two types of politicians - those who distrust the people and feel that they know better and those that trust and respect the opinions of the people and seek their counsel and seek to do their will."
QUOTE: "There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people."
QUOTE: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
QUOTE: "Though I am an old man, I am a young gardener."
QUOTE: "Unless you can think of at least two different ways to spell a word, you're not very creative."
QUOTE: "The vagaries of fortune are strange indeed"
QUOTE: "...tyranny of the majority..."
QUOTE: "We do not appreciate what we have until we do not have it anymore."
QUOTE: "What a beautiful country Virginia. It is the duty of the living to care for its abundance. Otherwise it will become the land of the dead."
QUOTE: "When the government keeps our attention on making a living we will help put the chains around our fellow sufferers necks."
QUOTE: "Where the people fear the government, you have tyranny. Where the goverment fears the people, you have liberty."
QUOTE: "When the revolution resumes, the lawyers and judges will be shot first."
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