"They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a
little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety."
"If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my
child may have peace."
---Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
"It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it."
---General Douglas MacArthur
"Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper. You can
make a hundred brilliant saves but the only shot that people
remember is the one that gets past you. Fighting terrorism
is like being a goalkeeper. You can make a hundred brilliant
saves but the only shot that people remember is the one
that gets past you."
"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I
have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance
to the first."
"No one ever went broke
underestimating the taste of the American public."
"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all
power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and
duty to be at all times armed."
---Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824.
"Firmness in decision is often merely
a form of stupidity. It indicates an inability to think the
same thing out twice."
"[It is] the rudest thing . . . a man throwing his smoke into
the face of women and children as they pass up and down
the street. Have you a right to throw in my mouth what you
puff out of yours? That foul smoke and breath! And you
would like to be called a gentleman."
---Carry A. Nation March 23, 1901
"Show me first the graveyards of a country and I will tell
you the true character of the people."
"Women are like elephants to me: nice to look at, but I wouldn't want to own one."
---W. C. Fields