Quotes of Importance

Posted: January 12, 2012 in Quotes and Books
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“Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of human freedom.  It is the argument of the tyrant and the creed of the slave.”  William Pitt

“It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.  There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern.  They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.”  Daniel Webster

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

“If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace.  We seek not your counsel, nor your arms, crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”  Samuel Adams

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.  It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children or our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”  Ronald Reagan

“If you wish for peace, prepare for war.”  Publicus Flavius Vegetius, Renatus

“No man is happy without a delusion of some kind.  Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as our realities.”   Christian Nestell Bovee

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