Saturday, January 02, 2010

Quotes to Remember

A blog I read, (so that I can view her amazing photographs) has some great quotes today on her blog, Short on Words--many from the founding fathers of this country. Please go read them and consider what we are so close to losing in this country.

Here are some samples of quotes she has posted:

From Thomas Jefferson:

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

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

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical."
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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but 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

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. – Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. – Robert Heinlein

Please go check out the other quotes she has posted. They are ALL good and we need to remember the wisdom of those who have gone before us...who have lived through the folly of others and learned. If not, we will be forced to re-learn what has already been taught down through the centuries.

4 comments:

Holly said...

Whose blog is it Karin? I didn't see a link.
Praying for you all as the time for Ryan to leave draws near.

trustandobey said...

Wish I had thought of just ONE of these!
Lisa

sara said...

Karin, you can add your text to the pictures in blurb. There are several ways to do it. email me or call me and I'll tell you how I did it.

sarawbowyerATmsnDOTcom

GreenLeaf said...

I like wit and quotes myself. Here's one an old employer and friend gave me years ago; "Don't ever try to teach a pig to sing, you waste your time and it annoys the pig". ~D.H.