Friday, October 7, 2011

Some Friday Wisdom.

Just a quick list of cool quotes from historical figures that you can copy and paste on your facebook statuses or tweets or whatever the kids are doing these days.

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." - Thomas Jefferson

"If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it." - Thomas Jefferson

"Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn." - Benjamin Franklin

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing about." - Benjamin Franklin
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

"Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure." - Abraham Lincoln

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln

"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties." -  Abraham Lincoln  

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both." - John F. Kennedy

"I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant." - John F. Kennedy

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich." - John F. Kennedy

"In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there." - John F. Kennedy

"A people free to choose will always choose peace." - Ronald Reagan

"Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty." - Ronald Reagan

"I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress." - Ronald Reagan

"Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours." - Ronald Reagan

"I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows." - Susan B. Anthony

"No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent." - Susan B. Anthony

"I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God." - Susan B. Anthony

"Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry." - Susan B. Anthony

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck

"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." - Voltaire

"In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another." - Voltaire

"My friends are my estate." - Emily Dickinson

"A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it." - Victor Hugo

"All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo


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