Favorite Quotes:

Words of Wisdom

A collection of quotes from much wiser folks than me


"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government."

--Thomas Paine


Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. ”

-- Oscar Wilde

"The future belongs to those who prepare for it."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


"If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves."

--Thomas Sowell



"The price of freedom is the willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, any time and with utter recklessness."

--Robert Heinlein


"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."

--Thomas Paine

"Nothing in the world is more haughty than a man of moderate capacity when once raised to power."

--Baron Wessenberg

"We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality."

--Ayn Rand


"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike,
especially when young, how to use them."

--Richard Henry Lee

"Miracles do not cluster. Hold on to the Constitution of the United States of America and the Republic for which it stands--
what has happened once in six thousand years may never happen again. Hold on to your Constitution, for if the American Constitution
shall fail there will be anarchy throughout the world."

--Daniel Webster

"Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state."

--Thomas Jefferson

"Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time,
and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."

--Thomas Jefferson

“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.”

--Sigmund Freud

"Our destruction...will be from...the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence."

--Daniel Webster


"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

--Samuel Adams


"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God,
and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence."

--John Adams

"We have freedom now, we have human rights, we have democracy. We will invite the insurgents to take part in our system.
If they do, we will welcome them. If they don't, we will kill them."

--80-year-old Rashid Majid of Iraq
(on the [first] day of voting)

"We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us."

--George Orwell

"Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains"

--Sir Winston Churchill

"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

--Albert Einstein

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

--Benjamin Franklin

"There is room for but one language in this country and that is the English language,
for we must assure that the crucible turns out Americans and not some random dwellers in a polyglot boarding house."

--Theodore Roosevelt

“When citizens fear their government you have tyranny. When government fears its citizens you have freedom.”

--Thomas Jefferson

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.  It is its natural manure."

--Thomas Jefferson

"In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these."

--Paul Harvey

"Today we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."

--John F. Kennedy

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.  It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.  It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to demonstrate.  It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and who's coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag"

--Father Dennis E. O'Brien/USMC

"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale,
and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps

--Eleanor Roosevelt

"When you guys get home and face an antiwar protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. 
Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a pussy

--Commanding  General 1st Marine Division

Sic vis pacem, para bellum
If you desire peace, prepare for war

oderint dum metuant 
Let them hate, so long as they fear

"Weasel words from mollycoddles will never do when the day demands prophetic clarity from great hearts. 
Manly men must emerge for this hour of trial."

--Theodore Roosevelt

"How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual... as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded, controlled, supervised, and taken care of."

--Rep. Suzanna Gratia Hupp (TX)

"In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it."

--Robert Heinlein

"To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death.
How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic."

--Ted Nugent

"The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools."


You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

--Robert A. Heinlein

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."


"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal. "

--Alice Cooper

"American gun owners make great scapegoats for a government that refuses to enforce the law."

--Christopher Keller

“A tolerant society is one that ignores differences and a multi-cultural one is one that highlights them.”

--Rabbi Jonathan Sacks


"No nation ever had two better friends that we have. You know who they are? The Atlantic and Pacific oceans."

--Will Rogers

"Groupthink, credential fetishism, and the Sorbonne mentality have turned national newsrooms into stale echo chambers.
For all its self-aggrandizing paeans to “diversity,” mainstream American journalism remains one of the
most intellectually and ideologically monochrome sectors of the public square."

--Michelle Malkin


"You need only do three things in this country to avoid poverty: finish high school, marry before having a child, and marry after the age of 20. Only 8 percent of the families who do this are poor; 79 percent of those who fail to do this are poor."

--William Galston