Tuesday, October 6, 2009

American Wisdom

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. " -- John Adams

"We Americans have no commission from God to police the world." -- Benjamin Harrison

Bruce Schneier:
"Terrorists can only take my life. Only my government can take my freedom."

"Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die." -- Herbert Hoover

"Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error." -- Andrew Jackson

"One man with courage makes a majority." -- Andrew Jackson

"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God." -- Thomas Jefferson

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." -- James Madison

"It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't." -- Martin Van Buren

"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." -- George Washington

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