Quotes of Consequence

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“No poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.  He won it by making other poor bastards die for their country!”
George A. Patton

“You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”
Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.”
-Josiah Chares Stamp
(English Economist, President of the Bank of England in the 1920’s and the second richest man in Great Britain, 1880-1941)

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.  Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.” 

(Researchers have looked for a valid author for the quote, but none has been verified to date.
Information on the extensive research can be found at:  http://www.lorencollins.net/tytler.html)

“This Republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it.”
-Elmer Davis
American radio announcer & news commentator 1800-1858

“We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” -James Madison
(4th President of the United States, known as The Father of Our Constitution)

“Perhaps it is one of the fruits of the ‘self esteem’ emphasis in our schools that so many people feel confident to voice strong convictions about things they know little or nothing about – or, worse yet, are misinformed about.  The idea that we should pool our collective ignorance and then decide how much it is ‘fair’ for Gates or anybody else to earn in total income is as ridiculous as it is dangerous, for it means arming politicians with the arbitrary power to decide everyone’s economic fate.”

 -Thomas Sowell  (Author, columnist, economist, professor)


In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.  But – this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American.  There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag.  We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.  And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

Theodore Roosevelt
(26th President of the United States, quote circa 1907)


“No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass.”
-George Washington
(First President of the United States of America; quote from a letter to Benjamin Lincoln, June 29, 1788) 


 “Communism:  Liberation of the people from the burdens of liberty”
-Rick Bayan   (From “The Cynic’s Dictionary”)

It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ”.

-Patrick Henry
 (Prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered for his “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” speech. Along with Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, Henry is remembered as one of the most influential advocates of the American Revolution and republicanism, especially in his denunciations of corruption in government officials and his defense of historic rights.)


 “Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers.”

-John Jay   
(A Founding Father of the United States, President of the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1779 and, from 1789 to 1795, the first Chief Justice of the United States. During and after the American Revolution, he was a minister (ambassador) to Spain and France, helping to fashion American foreign policy and to secure favorable peace terms from the British [the Jay Treaty] and French. He co-wrote the Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.)

Here are some wonderful quotes from Ronald Reagan (40th President of the United States of America.) 

President Ronald Reagan

  • Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.”
  • The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
  • The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” 
  • ‘Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.”
  • I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.”
  • “The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.”
  • Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”
  • The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.””
  • I’ve laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it’s in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.”
  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”
  • Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.”
  • No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”
  • “If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God…then we will be a nation gone under.”



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