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Posted on 02/20/2004 10:56:25 PM PST by april15Bendovr
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. - Winston Churchill
The 7 Modern Sins: Politics without principles, Pleasures without conscience, Wealth without work, Knowledge without character, Industry without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice. - Canon Frederic Donaldson
It is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself. - Admiral Hyman G. Rickover
The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man. - George Bernard Shaw
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. - Abraham Lincoln
The real heretic is not the atheist or agnostic (who are often decent people) but those who murmur "it doesn't matter what you believe, as long as it makes you feel good." This turns religion into a subjective matter, like taste in furnishings, and robs theology of its claim to ultimate truth. - Sydney J. Harris
An atheist's most embarrassing moment is when he feels profoundly thankful for something, but can't think of anybody to thank for it. - Mary Ann Vincent.
Some people treat God like they do a lawyer; they go to Him only when they are in trouble. - Anonymous
A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood. - General George S. Patton
"A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop." Robert Hughes
"In a free society, every opportunity comes with three obligations. First, you must seize it. You must mold it into a work that brings value to others. Second, you must live it. Opportunity is nurtured only by action. Third, you must defend the freedom to pursue opportunities. You must embrace these three obligations as if the future of the United States depended on it. In fact, it does. " Robert C. Goizueta
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."General George Smith Patton, Jr.
"It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." Douglas Macarthur
"The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity." Winston Churchill
"Although at the moment they may be equal in their lack of a real answer, the man who replies "I'll find out," is much more valuable to his employer, his neighbor, and to himself than the man who replies "l don't know." Anonymous
"Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong." Calvin Coolidge
Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow." Dwight D. Eisenhower
"That which does not kill me, makes me stronger." SEAL Team saying
"Where there is no shame, there is no honor." African Proverb
"In matters of style swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
Liberals always feel your pain. Unless of course, they caused it. Dennis Miller
"And I know your next move, I watch you so much, 'There's been no proven link between the secular state of Iraq and al-Qaeda!' Come on. They both think we're Satan. Isn't that a nice starting point? Why are you so loathe to believe they might have each other on lunatic speed dial?" -- Dennis Miller on Hannity & Colmes.
"I'm not a politician," She says evenly. "If I want to be one, I'll run for office. Susan Sarandon, whom I know and love, is a fantastic actress. It's her right as an American to say whatever she wants. [But] just because you're rich and famous doesn't qualify you to make political statements. I don't put my opinions out there to influence people. You have alot of influence. And sometimes I feel it's undeserved influence." Reese Witherspoon
"God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time." Robin Williams (on Clinton/Lewinsky affair)
"Here the country had finally given liberals a war against fundamentalism and they don't want to fight it. They would have, except it would put them on the same side as the United States." Ann Coulter-
"Even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like liberals do. They don't have the energy. If they had that much energy, they'd have indoor plumbing by now." Ann Coulter
C-Span debate monitored by Leon Panetta between Bill OReilly versus James Carville. What will Bill Clinton do with the rest of his life besides golf? Want a crack at that, James? James Carville replies I dont know. I always wind up talking about him. I told somebody---I said defending President Clinton is like being in the Mafia, you just cant get out of the thing. Im the Michael Corleone. How do I get out of this business. Bill OReilly states Can I just say one thing? Really, this whole event has been worth it to hear James Carville admit hes been involved in organized crime for the past eight years.
Dont go around stating the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first. Mark Twain
My creed is that public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and the nation with full recognition that every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration, that constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought, that smears are not only to be expected but to be fought, that honor is to be earned but not bought. Margret Chase Smith
A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, Walks like Jane and smells like a Cheetah. Ronald Reagan
Political Correctness, what does it mean? It means that telling us what to think has evolved into telling us what to say, so telling us what to do cant be far behind. Before you claim to be a champion of free thought, tell me: Why did political correctness originate on American campuses? And why do you continue to tolerate it? Why do you, whore supposed to debate ideas, surrender to suppression? Lets be honest who thinks professors can say what they really believe? It scares me to death, and should scare you too, that the superstition of political correctness rules the halls of reason. Charlton Hestons speech at Harvard Law School (Winning The Culture War)
The modern definition of the word Hate and Racist is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal. Unknown Author
Republicans believe that every day is the fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15. Ronald Reagan
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are Im from the government and Im here to help. Ronald Reagan
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul. George Bernard Shaw
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Dwight Eisenhower
America is no longer the melting pot it used to be. It has now become a tossed salad of foreigners that arrive to our shores wanting to keep their culture and forcing our acceptance. Jay Severin
Ronald Reagan has a story for every occasion. Bill Clinton has an excuse for every occasion. Fred Barnes
Men who have offered their lives for their country know that patriotism is not the fear of something, it is the love of something. Adlai Stevenson
Listening to Democrats complain about inflation is like listening to germs complain about disease. Spiro Agnew
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. Colin Powell
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. Its perfect when it arrives and it puts itself on our hands. It hopes weve learned something from yesterday. John Wayne
Success is not final, Failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Sir Winston Churchill
Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30 and is not a conservative, has no brain. Sir Winston Churchill
The harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson
We didnt lose the game; we just ran out of time Vince Lombardi
Put your hands on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That is relativity Albert Einstein
Political Correctness is just Tyranny with manners. Charlton Heston
President Clinton Boasts about 186,000 people denied firearms under the Brady law rules. The Brady law has been in force for three years. In that time, they have prosecuted seven people and put three of them in prison. You Know, the President has entertained more felons than that at fundraising coffees in the White House, for Petes sake Charlton Heston
When you see all the rhetorical smoke billowing up from the Democrats, well ladies and gentleman, Id follow the example of their nominee; Bill Clinton dont inhale (1992 GOP convention) Ronald Reagan
The governments view of the economy can be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves ,tax it. If it keeps on moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it. Ronald Reagan
The Beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try and take it. Thomas Jefferson
Americans have the right and advantage of being armed unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. James Madison, The Federalist Papers No. 46 243-244
Giving government money and power is like giving car keys and whiskey to a teenage boy. P.J. ORourke
Please do not feed the squirrels. If you feed the squirrels, theyll become overweight, and prone to disease. Their population will grow, and theyll lose their ability to forage for food on their own. They will expect you to feed them and will attack you if you dont. Theyll become like little welfare recipients, and you wouldnt want to do this to them. Sign reported by Clifford F. Thies in Rocky Mountain National Park
Welcome to the Politically Correct Sates of America. Please turn your mind in to the nearest oppressed minority pressure group. It will be returned to you once weve decided what you can think. Unknown Author
The unemployment numbers are down to the lowest in 25 years . The principle credit goes to Janet Reno, who continued to appoint special prosecutors. Dick Armey
The difference between a politician and a statesman is: a politician thinks of the next election and the statesman thinks of the next generation. James Freeman Clarke
Communism is like prohibition. Its a nice idea, but it wont work. Will Rogers
A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American. Woodrow Wilson
There are no friends at cards or world politics. Finley Peter Dunne
Only if there coming to endorse my opponent. Don Johnson Democrat from Tennessee when asked if he wanted the Clintons to campaign for him.
Democrats have an answer to the unemployment problem. Theyre all running for the Presidency. Bob Hope 1988
Not with this President. Donna Shalala, health and human service secretary under Bill Clinton, on the suggestion of a tax on junk food.
So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who dont even know that fire is hot. George Orwell
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies. Groucho Marks
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. Mark Twain
Fox News Alan Colmes: ... and so far we have not found that smoking gun of WMD. Dennis Miller replies: Well, you know, anybody who doesn't believe they have chemical weapons over there should should have to go over and take a sip out of the Tigris River in the first place. History- Everyone can recognize history when it happens. Everyone can recognize history after it has happened; but it is only the wise man who knows at the moment what is vital and permanent, what is lasting and memorable. Sir Winston Churchill
I've been paraphrasing and extending Disraeli for the modern age:
There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of credibility.
Nancy Witcher Langhorne, Lady Astor, MP, at a dinner party in 1938:
''Oh, be silent Winston! You're drunk.''
Winston Churchill, MP:
''I am drunk. And you, madam, are ugly. However, tomorrow morning I shall be sober.''
Note: Lady Astor was the first woman to introduce a bill in Parliament, and is often considered to be the epitome of haughtiness. She and Churchill, although both Tories, had any number of famous rows.
The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back!
Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
A fool and his money are soon elected.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Lady Astor was giving a costume ball and Winston Churchill asked her what disguise she would recommend for him. She said, "Why don't you come sober, Mr. Prime Minister?"
When the noted playwright George Bernard Shaw sent him two tickets to the opening night of his new play with a note that read: "Bring a friend, if you have one," Churchill promptly wired back: "I'll be there for the second performance, if there is one."
Once at a social gathering, Gladstone said to Disraeli, "I predict, Sir, that you will die either by hanging or of some vile disease". Disraeli replied, "That all depends, sir, upon whether I embrace your principles or your mistress."
It is said that Dorothy Parker and Clare Booth Luce arrived at a door simultaneously. Clare motions Parker ahead and says:
"Age before beauty"
Parker sweeps through the door without a pause and says over her shoulder:
"And pearls before swine."
All else being equal, I would think that rich people with sound teeth who are nonetheless miserable are the ones making the mistake.
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