This page is dedicated to some of my favorite quotes.  If you have others you think would fit here, by all means, please pass them on.  I’m always looking for good quotes.


“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

–John Adams

Before there can be much character and courage in Congress, there must be a great deal of it in the American people. We shall look in vain for these treasures in Washington if they are not scattered widely everywhere from Boston to San Diego… Our national character will determine whether our legislators will be courageous or cowardly, and our politics good or bad.

–Allan Nevins

Consensus is the negation of leadership.

–Margaret Thatcher

Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.

–Winston Churchill

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.�

— C.S. Lewis

“Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have … The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.”

— Thomas Jefferson

“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

“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid.”

— President Dwight Eisenhower

“Tolerance is the virtue of men who no longer believe in anything.”

— G.K. Chesterton

“If you threw a glass of cold water on a liberal in the middle of a sound sleep, he’d jerk awake denouncing the religious right.”

— Ann Coulter, “Slander”

“The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.”

— Thomas Jefferson

“Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”

— Helen Keller

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

— Benjamin Franklin

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world�s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”

— Attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee.

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

— Thomas Jefferson

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”

— Thomas Jefferson

“Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs, and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged.”

— Abraham Lincoln

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