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Abbey, Edward, 1979

The rifle is the weapon of democracy. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military.



Abzug, Bella

We need laws that protect everyone. Men and women, straights and gays, regardless of sexual perversion; ah, persuasion.



Acton, Lord      February 26, 1877

The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.



Adams, John

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.



Adams, John

I have examined all religions, and the result is that the Bible is the best book in the world.



Adams, Samuel

Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.



Adams, Samuel

The Constitution shall never be construed…to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.



Ailes, Roger

CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad.



Ailes, Roger

We’re not programming to conservatives. We’re just not eliminating their view.



Ailes, Roger

I only understand friendship or scorched earth.



Ailes, Roger

Obama’s the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn’t public money.



Aldrich, Gary

I was disappointed when I discovered that the vice president’s staff was not much different than the Clinton staff. They too had serious character flaws which were reflective of counterculture roots, including a casual attitude about the use of illegal drugs. Indeed, many Gore staffers had radical political attitudes.



Aldrich, Gary

Hillary Clinton ordered that no one looked at her, followed her, or tried to talk to her as she made her rounds in the White House.



Aldrich, Gary

Staffing and presidential appointments weren’t the only security risks at the Clinton White House. A related risk came from the administration’s total disregard for the security of classified information.



Aldrich, Gary

I reminded Vince Foster that presidents since Eisenhower had issued executive orders requiring background investigations and they had also set forth minimum standards for employee suitability. It was simply unthinkable – incomprehensible – to abandon the security umbrella around the president, and yet the unthinkable had become reality.



Aldrich, Gary

After he died, the hard drive on Vince Foster’s computer had been removed before the FBI could inspect it. It was never found.



Aldrich, Gary

There was a clearance process for White House employees. They had to be approved by Hillary and Hillary, if my thousands of interviews were representative, had an affirmative action program that favored though, minority, and lesbian women, as well as weak, minority, and gay men.



Aldrich, Gary

As Rose Law Firm partners, William Kennedy and Vince Foster were also both deeply involved in the Whitewater mess where it looked ever more likely the Clintons might be pinned as accomplices to what was essentially a bank robbery with a pen rather than a gun.



Aldrich, Gary

If you ask me, President Johnson was the crudest president I’ve known. He had no restraint at all.



Aldrich, Gary

The Clintons obstructed justice after the death of Vince Foster by ignoring Secret Service pleas to seal Foster’s office as a potential crime scene and by preventing the FBI from investigating the incident in favor of the U.S. Park Service.



Alinsky, Saul

Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.



Allen, Tim                          March 2017

Being a conservative in Hollywood is like living in 1930s Germany. You gotta be real careful around here. You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody else believes.



Ameringer, Oscar

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from other.



Ames, Fisher

Man is by nature a political animal.



Andelson, Sheldon Gary

I didn’t leave the Democrats. They left me.



Andelson, Sheldon Gary

I became a Republican for three reasons. Republicans are more supportive of Israel than Democrats, Republicans are more charitable than Democrats, and their liberal policies don’t deliver on their promises of social justice.



Andelson, Sheldon Gary

The Democratic Party is not what it used to be.



Andelson, Sheldon Gary

The Democratic Party has changed in ways that no longer fit with someone of my upbringing.



Andelson, Sheldon Gary 2012

What scares me is the continuation of the socialist-style economy we’ve been experiencing for almost four years. That scares me because redistribution of wealth is the path to more socialism, and to more of the government controlling people’s lives.



Andelson, Sheldon Gary 2012

I’m afraid of the trend where more and more people have the tendency to want to be given instead of wanting to give.



Annenberg, Walter

The greatest power is not money power, but political power.



Anthony, Susan B.

I shall work for the Republican Party and call on all women to join me…



Anthony, Susan B.

There will never be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.



Anthony, Susan B.

I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.



Anthony, Susan B.

Independence is happiness.



Arafat, Yasser

Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.



Arafat, Yasser

We plan to eliminate the State of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem.



Aristotle

Man is by nature a political animal.



Armstrong, Dean

The Chinese, the Russians, the Nazis, and Saddam Hussein all agree. Gun Control Works.



Ayres, William (Bill)

I get up every morning, thinking today I’m going to make a difference. Today, I’m going to end capitalism.



Ayres, William (Bill) 1970

Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents. That’s where it’s really at.



Ayres, William (Bill) 1970

I’m not so much against the war as I am for a Vietnamese victory and I’m not so much for peace as for a U.S. defeat.



Ayoob, Massad

History has shown that the greater power of the gun is its power to deter. Bear in mind that criminals, by definition, target only victims they believe they can overpower. When the intended victim draws a gun, the predator realizes that their erstwhile target has the ability to kill them instantly. This tends to modify their behavior immediately without a shot being fired.



Badnarik, Michael

Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws.



Baker, Howard Jr.     June 28, 1973

The central question is simply put: What did the president know and when did he know it?



Baldwin, Roger

I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself…I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.



Baldwin, Roger

I believe in non-violent methods of struggle as most effective in the long run for building up successful working class power. The class struggle is the central conflict of the world; all others are incidental.



Barry, Marion

If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate.



Barry, Marion

I am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where's Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less.



Bayh, Evan

There's going to be a tendency on the part of our people to be in denial about all this, but if you lose Massachusetts and that's not a wake-up call, there's no hope of waking up.



Beard, Charles A.

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.



Beck, Glenn     January 23, 2008
Referring to Ron Paul

I think you are the closest we have running to a founding father.



Beck, Glenn

Good for you, you have a heart, you can be a liberal. Now, couple your heart with your brain, and you can be a conservative.



Beck, Glenn

I think if you had a womb with a window, it (abortion) would never happen.



Beck, Glenn

I don’t know where Obama is from. I don’t think he’s from where they issue birth certificates. I think he’s from Hell.



Begin, Menachem

The situation in the Middle East is very simple. The Arabs want to kill us and we don’t want to die.



Bellar, Dr. Barbara

So let me get this straight - this is a long sentence. We are going to be gifted with a health care plan that we are forced to purchase, and fined if we don't, which reportedly covers 10 million more people without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman doesn't understand it, passed by Congress that didn't read it, but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese and financed by a country that is broke. So what the blank could possibly go wrong?



Bennett, William J.

Osama Bin Laden was born a millionaire, and Yassar Arafat died one. Ayman al-Zawahiri is a physician. Anwar al-Awlaki is the son of a successful academic. And Nidal Hasan was an American-born and trained physician and officer in the army.



Bevan, Aneurin

Politics is a blood sport.



Bible

Blessed are the peacemakers…



Bible

A lamb led to the slaughter.



Bible

The powers that be.



Bible

The salt of the earth.



Bible

A house divided against itself cannot stand.



Bible

The blind leading the blind.



Bible

A wolf in sheep’s clothing.



Bible

All things must pass.



Bible

As you sow so shall you reap.



Bible

Good Samaritan.



Bible

It’s better to give than to receive.



Bible

Many are called but few are chosen.



Bible

A leopard cannot change its spots.



Bickel, Bruce

More books have been written, more songs have been composed, and more lives have been given in the name of Jesus Christ than of any other person who ever lived. The beginning of his life on earth was the beginning of our calendar, and the end of his life on earth was the most dramatic event in history. Even though Jesus left this world nearly two thousand years ago, more than two billion people living today identify with him in one way or another by calling themselves Christians. By all measurements, Jesus is the central figure of the human race.



Bidault, Georges 1954

Ho Chi Minh is about to capitulate. We are going to beat him.



Biden, Joe     January 31, 2007

I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man.



Biden, Joe

You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…I'm not joking.



Biden, Joe

When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, "Look here's what happened."



Biden, Joe

Now, people when I say that look at me and say, "What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?" The answer is yes, that is what I am telling you.



Biden, Joe

You know we're going to control the insurance companies.



Biden, Joe

The number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. "J-O-B-S"



Biden, Joe

I agree with Donna Brazile who said about Benghazi: “We got to preven dis from hapinin agen.”



Biden, Joe

They're (Republicans) gonna put y'all (black people) back in chains.



Biden, Joe

Obamacare will allow women to quit their jobs.



Biden, Joe

The Taliban per se, is not our enemy.



Biden, Joe 2016

I am not covered under Obamacare. We have a different plan.



Biden, Joe

No ordinary American cares about his constitutional rights.



Biden, Joe

Banning guns is an idea whose time has come.



Biden, Joe

If we were in high school, I’d take him (President Donald Trump) behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.



Bismarck, Otto von

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.



Black, Hugo

I cannot agree with those who think the Bill of Rights as an 18th century straitjacket, unsuited for this age…The evils it guards against are not only old, they are with us now, they exist today.



Blackstone, Sir William

It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer.



Boehner, John

What we really expect out of the Democrats is for them to treat us as they would like to have been treated.



Boetcker, William J. H.

You cannot bring prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.

You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.

You cannot further brotherhood of men by inciting class hatred.

You cannot establish security on borrowed money.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.



Bolling, Eric      2016

We’ve gone from the Greatest Generation to the Worst Generation in the span of seventy -five years.



Bolton, John R.

The only thing that will stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons is regime change in Tehran.



Bonaparte, Napoleon

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.



Bonaparte, Napoleon

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.



Boortz, Neal

I started out my political life as a liberal. Young, idealistic - and dumb. Then I started paying income taxes. Thankfully I realized sooner than most the difference between what I earn and my "take-home" pay. I firmly believe that if liberty is to be preserved in America, it will be libertarian thought, if not the Libertarian Party, that saves it.



Booth, Sherman 1861

In Wisconsin, the Fugitive Slave Act is repealed.



Boothe, Clare Luce

Whenever a Republican leaves our side of the aisle and goes to the other, it raises the intelligence quotient of both sides.



Bork, Robert H.

If it is permissible to kill the unborn human being for convenience, it surely is permissible to kill those who are thought soon to die for the same reason…Humans tend to be inconvenient at both ends of their lives.



Bork, Robert H.     April 11, 1985

The American press is extraordinarily free and vigorous, as it should be. It should be, not because it is free of inaccuracy, oversimplification and bias, but because the alternative to that freedom is worse than those failings.



Bolling, Eric

Pelosi (Nancy) usually brings up her Catholic faith when talking about her support for abortion. She fails to mention, however, that the Vatican has instructed priests to deny her communion until she reverses her decades-long advocacy of abortion.



Bolling, Eric

Where once liberty was the goal, today liberation is a force for conformity and oppression. Where once free thought was the benchmark, for today’s liberals, it’s an obstacle – an enemy to be vanquished instead of a principle to be defended.



Bolling, Eric

As a nation, we’ve forgotten what it means to live within our means. We’ve forgotten that a dollar spent by government is a dollar taken away from a family.



Boxer, Barbara

Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, "Thank God, I'm still alive." But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again.



Boxer, Barbara

Could you say "Senator" instead of Ma'am? It's just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I'd appreciate it.



Boxer, Barbara

(On George W. Bush impeachment) I've always said that you need to keep it on the table and you need to look at these things because now people are dying because of this administration. And, you know, that's what - that's the truth. And they won't change course. They're ignoring the Congress. They keep signing - these signing statements, which mean that he's decided not to enforce the law. This is as close as we've ever come to a dictatorship.



Boxer, Barbara

Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement.



Bradbury, Malcolm

If God had been a Liberal there wouldn't have been Ten Commandments, there would have been Ten Suggestions.



Bradley, Omar

In war there is no second prize for the runner-up.



Brazile, Donna                                 March 16, 2017

Look, I’m a woman, so I like Hillary. I’m black; I like Obama.



Brazile, Donna                  

Among the many things I did in my role as Democratic operative and DNC vice chair…was to share potential town hall topics with the Clinton campaign. But sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret.



Brazile, Donna 2017

I found proof the DNC (Democratic National Committee) rigged the nomination for Hillary Clinton.



Brooke, Edward

In my state, the Republican Party was the most progressive Party.



Brooke, Edward

My approach to life about race is, I don’t see the difference between black people and white people.



Broun, Heywood

Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.



Brown, Jerry

The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare, Just the opposite. We need more welfare and fewer jobs.



Brown, Jerry

I will defend everybody, every man, women, and child who’s come to California for a better life and has contributed to the well – being of our state.



Brown, Jerry

The U.S. incarceration binge is not tied to crime. It’s a strategy to control the surplus population in a capitalist system that is breaking down.



Brown, Jerry

There’s nothing wrong with being an anarchist.



Brown, Jerry

… Not to mention the CIA which should be, I think, dissolved, it’s of no use. A great source of mischief. I don’t see any point to the FBI…



Brown, Jerry

The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare. Just the opposite. We need more welfare and fewer jobs.



Brown, Jerry

Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division.



Brown, Jerry

We have to restore power to the family, to the neighborhood, and the community with a non-market principle, a principle of equality, of charity, or let's-take-care-of-one-another. That's the creative challenge.



Brown, Jerry

Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I'm talking about welfare for all. Without it, you're going to have warfare for all.



Brown, Les

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.



Brown, Les

We have to live life with a sense of urgency so not a minute is wasted.



Brown, Les

People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely.



Brown, Michael S.

Have you ever heard of a mass shooting in a police station, at a pistol range, or at a gun show? Suicidal mass murderers may be insane, but they are not necessarily stupid. They always select a soft target for their final acts of violence. This principle also applies to many other types of crime.



Brown, Sally Boyton

Democrats need to offer training that teaches Americans how to be sensitive and how to shut their mouths if they are white. I’m a white woman. I don’t get it. My job is to listen and be a voice and shut other white people down when they interrupt. This is life and death.



Brown, Scott

In speech after speech on his health care plan, the president has tried to convince us that what he is proposing will be good for America. But, how can it be good for America if it raises taxes by a half trillion dollars and costs a trillion dollars or more to implement?



Browne, Harry

The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.



Browne, Harry

The police can’t stop an intruder, mugger, or stalker from hurting you. They can only pursue him only after he has hurt or killed you. Protecting yourself from harm is your responsibility, and you are far less likely to be hurt in a neighborhood of gun owners than in one of disarmed citizens even if you don’t own a gun yourself.



Bryan, William Jennings

If we have to give up either religion or education, we should give up education.



Bryan, William Jennings

The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.



Buchanan, Pat

What can be said for a man who would allow his home to be invaded by strangers who demanded they be fed, clothed, housed and granted the rights of the first-born? What can be said for a ruling elite that permits this to be done to the nation, and who celebrate it as a milestone of moral progress?



Buchanan, Pat

By 2050 there will be almost 2.5 times as many people here as in 1960: 420 million. The share of the population of European descent will be a minority as it is today in California, Texas and New Mexico. And that minority will be aging, shrinking and dying. There will be as many Hispanics here 102 million, as there are Mexicans today in Mexico…



Buchanan, Pat

By nation of origin of our people, by 2050, America will be a Third World country. Our great cities will all look like Los Angeles today. Los Angeles and the cities of the Southwest will look like Juarez and Tijuana…



Buchanan, Pat

Mass immigration is swamping the GOP base. Tens of millions of immigrants who vote Democratic, once they are naturalized and registered, have come and are coming to America.

In 1960, the U.S. population was 89% white. By 1990, it was 76%. Today, it is under 70%. By 2050, white Americans, the most loyal voting bloc the Republican Party has, that provides 90% of all GOP votes, will be just another minority because of an immigration policy championed by Republicans.



Buchanan, Pat

The MEChA slogan is "Por la Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada," which translates, "For the race, everything. Outside the race, nothing." The MEChA slogan seems a conscious echo of the Fascist slogan of Mussolini: "Everything for the state, nothing outside the state, nothing above the state."



Buchanan, Pat

Stated bluntly, the Aztlan Strategy entails the end of the United States as a sovereign, self-sufficient, independent republic, the passing away of the American nation. They are coming to conquer us.



Buchanan, Pat

The seething racial resentment in the Third World against the West - decades after independence and trillions in foreign aid - should cause second thoughts about opening our borders to mass immigration from that world. Not everyone coming here brings in his heart the passionate attachment to America we attribute to the peoples of Ellis Island.



Buchanan, Pat

The crisis of the West is a collapsing culture and vanishing peoples, as a Third World that grows by 100 million people, the equivalent of a new Mexico, every 18 months, mounts the greatest invasion in the history of the world. If we do not shake off our paralysis, the West comes to an end.



Buchanan, Pat

The West is dying. Its nations have ceased to reproduce, and their populations have stopped growing and begun to shrink. Not since the Black Death carried off a third of Europe in the fourteenth century has there been a graver threat to the survival of Western civilization.



Buchanan, Pat

Ten years after NAFTA, Mexico's leading export to America is still - Mexicans. America is becoming Mexamerica.



Buchanan, Patrick    2011

BCE stands for "before the common era," "before the current era," or "before the Christian era." Secularists seek to replace BC with BCE and AD with CE, for "Common Era," in all historical references - thus eliminating Christ and Christianity as the pivot of world history.



Buchanan, Patrick      2011

For three years, the U.S. government has been spending five dollars for every three it collects in taxes. This explains the surge in both the national debt and the public debt that is held by citizens, corporations, and foreign countries. To balance the budget by cuts alone, spending would have to fall 40 percent. Were tax increases alone to be used to balance the budget, the tax load on corporations and citizens would have to rise by 67 percent.



Buchanan, Patrick      2011

It is absurd that the United States, stumbling toward a debt default, must borrow from Japan to defend Japan, borrow from Europe to defend Europe, and borrow from the Persian Gulf to defend the Persian Gulf. How did we get to this point?



Buchanan, Patrick

This generation of Americans has been witness to one of the most stunning declines of a great power in the history of the world.



Buchanan, Patrick

As the Party of Government, Democrats find common ground on growing the government and redistributing the wealth of the private sector to the public sector, from those who have to those who have not.



Buchanan, Patrick

Half of America views abortion as the killing of the unborn meriting the wrath of God. The other half regards right-to-life as a reactionary movement and repressive ideology.



Buchanan, Patrick

Mexican Americans may celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but to most Americans that was the date of a skirmish in a war about which they know little and care nothing, that took place in the year of the bloodiest battle ever found on American soil: Antietam.



Buchanan, Patrick

America forgets. It was JFK who ordered the wiretaps on King, because of his association with Communists, his brother Robert Kennedy who saw to it that the FBI carried out the order, and Lyndon Johnson's White House that distributed the fruits of the FBI surveillance to the press to discredit and destroy King.



Buchanan, Patrick

Sports are too important to Americans to indulge such myths as the equality of all men.



Buchanan, Patrick

Not since JFK named Byron R. White half a century ago has any Democratic president named a white Christian man or woman to the Court, though white Christians remain the vast majority of all Americans.



Buckley, Christopher

Coming to terms with Donald Trump as the Republican nominee is like being told you have Stage 1 or Stage 2 cancer. You know you’ll probably survive, but one way or the other, there’s going to be a lot of throwing up.



Buckley, William F. Jr.

Though liberals do a great deal of talking about hearing other points of view, it sometimes shocks them to learn that there are other points of view.



Buckley, William F. Jr.

They told me if I voted for Goldwater we'd be at war in Vietnam in six months - and I did and we were.



Buckley, William F. Jr.

I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.



Bujold, Lois McMaster

The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.



Burke, Edmund

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.



Burroughs, William S.

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it.



Bush, George H. W.

I hope my own children never have to fight a war.



Bush, George W.      November 19, 1999

America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused - preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.



Bush, George W.      September 14, 2001

I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.



Bush, George W. September 20, 2001

Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.



Bush, George W.      September 18, 2003

Saddam's rape rooms and torture chambers and children's prisons are closed forever. His mass graves will claim no victims.



Bush, George W.      May 1, 2007

It makes no sense to tell the enemy when you plan to start withdrawing. All the terrorists would have to do is mark their calendars and gather their strength - and begin plotting how to overthrow the government and take control of the country of Iraq. I believe setting a deadline for withdrawal would demoralize the Iraqi people, would encourage killers across the broader Middle East, and send a signal that America will not keep its commitments. Setting a deadline for withdrawal is setting a date for failure - and that would be irresponsible.



Bush, George W.

Do I think faith will be an important part of being a good president? Yes, I do.



Bush, George W.      2011

Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.



Bush, George W.

We have learned that terrorist attacks are not caused by the use of strength; they are invited by the perception of weakness. And the surest way to avoid attacks on our own people is to engage the enemy where he lives and plans. We are fighting that enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan today so that we do not meet him again on our own streets, in our own cities.



Bush, George W.

I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom.



Bush, George W.                        October, 2003

Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don’t attack each other. Free nations don’t develop weapons of mass distruction.



Bush, Jeb

I think the President has used the bully pulpit as a way to attack capitalism.



Butler, Rhett

“I told you once before that there were two times for making big money, one in the up-building of a country and the other in its destruction. Slow money on the up-building, fast money in the crack-up. Remember my words. Perhaps they may be of use to you some day.”



Byrd, Robert

Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal.



Byrd, Robert

I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time.



Cain, Herman

The way to connect with voters on the plan is to simply give the facts. Fifty percent of tax payers pay 97 percent of the taxes. By most people's standards, that's already fair. The president is playing the class warfare card because he knows that a lot of people may never hear that particular fact. But it's a fact.



Cain, Herman

African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open minded, not even considering a conservative point of view.



Cain, Herman

I am American. Black. Conservative. I don't use African-American, because I'm American, I'm black, and I'm conservative. I don't like people trying to label me. African-American is socially acceptable for some people, but I am not some people.



Cain, Herman

I'm not a professional politician. I'm a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressman 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense.



Calderon, Felipe

Mexico does not end at its borders. Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico.



Calwell, John

The point to remember is what the government gives, it must first take away.



Capone, Al

Vote early and vote often.



Capone, Al

You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.



Capps, Lois

Climate change is a bigger public health problem than AIDS, malaria, and pandemic flu.



Carnegie, Andrew

We've taken the view that if the rest of the world would democratize and create market economies, that would spread the benefits of prosperity around the world, and that it would enhance our own prosperity, and our own stability and security, as well.



Carper, Tom

I don't expect to actually read the legislative language because reading the legislative language is among the more confusing things I've ever read in my life.



Carson, Benjamin

People spending more of their own money on routine health care would make the system more competitive and transparent and restore the confidence between the patients and the doctors without government rationing.



Carter, Jimmy

Peace will come to Israel and the Middle East only when the Israeli government is willing to comply with international law.



Carter, Jimmy

It was the darndest thing I’ve ever seen. It was big. It was very bright. It changed colors and it was about the size of the moon. We watched it for ten minutes, but none of us could figure out what it was. One thing’s for sure, I’ll never make fun of people who say they’ve seen unidentified objects in the sky.



Carter, Jimmy

I would say the biggest handicap we have right now is some nutcases in our country that don’t believe in global warming.



Carter, Jimmy

I don’t laugh at people any more when they say they’ve seen UFOs. I’ve seen one myself.



Carter, Jimmy

Iran is an island of stability in a turbulent corner of the world.



Carter, Jimmy

Israel’s continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Holy Land.



Carter, Jimmy

We have the deepest respect and reverence for Islam and all who share the faith of Islam.



Carter, Jimmy

When ISIS moved into Iraq, the Sunni Muslims didn’t object to their being there and about a third of the territory in Iraq was abandoned.



Carter, Jimmy

I have been in love with the Palestinian people for many years.



Carter, Jimmy 1977

We could use up all of the proven reserves of oil in the entire world by the end of the next decade.



Carville, James

Drag a $100 bill through a trailer camp and there's no telling what you will find.



Carville, James

When your opponent is drowning, throw the son of a bitch an anvil.



Castries, Christine de      May 7, 1954

Our resistance is going to be overwhelmed. The Vietminh are now within a few meters from the radio transmitter where I am speaking.



Castro, Fidel      July 17, 1959

I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.



Castro, Fidel      December 2, 1961

I am a Marxist-Leninist, and I will be a Marxist-Leninist until the last days of my life.



Chamberlain, Neville      September 30, 1938

This is the second time that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honour. I believe it is peace in our time.



Chambliss, Saxby

The truth is our country, our people, our liberties, and our way of life are under attack by radical Islamic terrorists who kill and destroy in the name of religion.



Chandler, Otis

The real purpose of a newspaper is to make money.



Chappelle – Nadal, Maria

I hope President Trump is killed. I hope Trump is assassinated.



Cheney, Dick

Here's what I can tell you about Don Rumsfeld. You're never going to get any credit. And you'll only know how well you're doing if he gives you more work. If that happens, you're doing fine.



Cheney, Dick      June 25, 2004

Fuck yourself. (Said to Senator Patrick Leahy.)



Cheney, Dick      September 1, 2004

Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. And that makes the whole thing mutual - America sees two John Kerrys.



Chomsky, Noam

Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.



Chomsky, Noam

The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history.



Chomsky, Noam

The Republican Party has become the most dangerous organization in world history.



Choudary, Anjem

We do delieve, as Muslims, the East and West will one day be governed by the Sharia. Indeed, we believe that one day, the flag of Islam will fly over the White House.



Christie, Chris

The rule for effective government is simple. It is one Ronald Reagan knew by heart. And one that he successfully employed with Social Security and the Cold War. When there is a problem, you fix it. That is the job you have been sent to do and you cannot wait for someone else to do it for you.



Chu, Judy

In this election we are the swing vote in the swing states.



Churchill, Winston      September 1938

England has been offered a choice between war and shame. She has chosen shame and will get war.



Churchill, Winston      December 30, 1941

When I warned them (the French government) that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their Generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet: "In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken." Some chicken! Some neck!



Churchill, Winston

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.



Churchill, Winston

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.



Churchill, Winston

It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.



Churchill, Winston

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.



Churchill, Winston

Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.



Churchill, Winston

Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.



Churchill, Winston

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.



Churchill, Winston

There is no such thing as a good tax.



Cicero, Marcus Tullius

There are no true friends in politics.



Clark, Ramsey

The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.



Clarke, Arthur C.

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God - but to create him.



Clarke, James Freeman

A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation.



Clausewitz, Karl von

Politics is the womb in which war develops.



Clausewitz, Karl von

War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means.



Clinton, Bill

African Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do.



Clinton, Bill

It all depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is.



Clinton, Bill

If Saddam defies the world and we fail to respond, we will face a far greater threat in the future. Mark my words, he will develop weapons of mass destruction. He will deploy them, and he will use them.



Clinton, Bill      March 1992

When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two - and I didn't like it - and didn't inhale and never tried inhaling again.



Clinton, Bill      January 26, 1998

I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody a lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people.



Clinton, Bill      August 17, 1998

Indeed, I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong. It constituted a critical lapse in judgment and a personal failure on my part for which I am solely and completely responsible.



Clinton, Bill      2008
Remark made about Barack Obama to Ted Kennedy.

A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.



Clinton, Bill

If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program.



Clinton, Bill

It doesn’t make any sense. The insurance model doesn’t work here. ObamaCare works fine for people with modest incomes eligible for government subsidies, but the people that are getting killed in this deal are small business people and individuals who make just a little too much to get any of these subsidies. You’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. It’s the craziest thing in the world.



Clinton, Hillary      December 1993

I am not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the President.



Clinton, Hillary      October 10, 2002

In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001.



Clinton, Hillary      December 15, 2003

I was one who supported giving President Bush the authority, if necessary, to use force against Saddam Hussein. I believe that that was the right vote.



Clinton, Hillary      June 21, 2004

I wonder if it's possible to be a Republican and a Christian at the same time.



Clinton, Hillary

Shame on you, Barack Obama!



Clinton, Hillary

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.



Clinton, Hillary

No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.



Clinton, Hillary

Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.



Clinton, Hillary

Europe is a miracle.



Clinton, Hillary

One of the things I have been preaching around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elites.



Clinton, Hillary

We know in New York we have several million at any one time who are in New York illegally.



Clinton, Hillary

There are rich people everywhere, and yet they don't contribute to the growth of their countries.



Clinton, Hillary

The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.



Clinton, Hillary

My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.



Clinton, Hillary            2016

But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous to say the least. So you need both a public and private position.



Clinton, Hillary            2016

We don’t have Obamacare. We are covered under a different plan.



Clinton, Hillary            2018

White women voted for Trump because of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.



Clinton, Hillary             2018

Trump voters were looking backward. They don’t want black people to have rights. They don’t want women getting jobs.



Clinton, Hillary             2004

The Benghazi thing will fade, the public isn’t interested.



Clinton, Hillary

I believe the primary role of the state is to teach, train, and raise children. Parents have a secondary role. It takes a village.



Clinton, Hillary             2017

Trump’s inauguration speech was dark and divisive and was a cry from the white nationalist’s gut.



Clinton, Hillary             2015

I’m proud to stand with Planned Parenthood.



Clinton, Hillary

Today our country has lost a true American original, my friend and mentor Robert Byrd. Robert Byrd led by the power of his example.



Clinton, Hillary             2009

I admire Margaret Sanger enormously… I am really in awe of her. There are a lot of lessons we can learn from her and Planned Parenthood.



Clinton, Hillary             2014

We have to send a clear message. Just because your child gets across the border, that doesn’t mean the child gets to stay.



Clinton, Hillary             2014

Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, its corporations and businesses that create jobs.



Clinton, Hillary             2005

Look, the average Democrat voter is just plain stupid. They’re easy to manipulate. That’s the easy part.



Clinton, Hillary             2015

Maybe Mr. Stevens should have contacted me if he wanted to live, if he wanted security. He should have through about that.



Clinton, Hillary             1982

Yeah, I got him off (Accused child rapist). So what? Who Cares? We got the evidence thrown out, so he walked. “laughs” I mean, sure we knew he did it “laughs” but it didn’t matter.



Clinton, Hillary             2015

I will get the NRA shut down for good if I become president. If we can ban handguns we will do it.



Clinton, Hillary

What the hell are we doing here? There’s no money here (Upstate New York). Get me the hell out of here.



Clinton, Hillary

We’re going to take things away from you for the common good.



Clinton, Hillary             2017

I lost the election (2016) in part because in some states potential voters were required to show their identification before they could vote.



Clinton, Hillary             2014

Don't let anybody tell you that, you know, its corporations and businesses that create jobs.



Clinton, Hillary            October 17, 2017

If that fuckin bastard wins, we're all going to hang from nooses. You better fix this shit.



Clinton, Hillary

There’s no such thing as other people’s children.



Clinton, Hillary

God bless the America we are trying to create.



Clinton, Hillary

It has crossed my mind that you could not be a Republican and a Christian.



Clinton, Hillary

If I didn’t kick his ass every day, he (Bill Clinton), wouldn’t be worth anything.



Clinton, Hillary

These women are trash. Nobody’s going to believe them.



Clinton, Hillary             2016

I have a great relationship with the blacks.



Cohen, Mickey

I killed nobody that didn't deserve killing.



Coke, Sir Edward

For a man's house is his castle.



Colmes, Alan

I am a liberal and have always been a liberal.



Colmes, Alan

I think there are some liberals who are extremely biased about Fox News and wish to shun it or wish to criticize any liberal who appears on Fox News. That, to me, is not a particularly liberal attitude.



Colmes, Alan

Some liberals have a problem with me simply because I work at Fox, and nothing short of storming off the set in a rage will get them to respect that I work there.



Colmes, Alan

I’m proud of the Fox News Channel. Fox is fair and balanced.



Colson, Charles

I'd walk over my own grandmother to re-elect Richard Nixon.



Colson, Charles

When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.



Colson, Charles

I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren't true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world - and they couldn't keep a lie for three weeks. You're telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.



Colson, Charles

The pro-life agenda has no meaning apart from its being rooted in absolute truth, in self-evident truths - truths that are true because they're true, not because somebody says they are true.



Columbus, Christopher

I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvelous Presence.



Columbus, Christopher

No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.



Columbus, Christopher

It was the Lord who put it (the discovery of America) in my mind. I could feel his hand upon me. There’s no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit because He comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration through the Holy Scripture.



Conyers, John

What good is reading the (Obamacare) bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?



Coolidge, Calvin      June 30, 1924

The power to tax is the power to destroy…A government which lays taxes on the people not required by urgent public necessity and sound public policy is not a protector of liberty, but an instrument of tyranny.



Coolidge, Calvin

If good men don't hold office, bad men will.



Coolidge, Calvin

The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.



Coolidge, Calvin

Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.



Coolidge, Calvin

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.



Coolidge, Calvin

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.



Coolidge, Calvin

The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.



Cooper, Jeff

The media insist that crime is the major concern of the American public today. In this connection they generally push the point that a disarmed society would be a crime-free society. They will not accept the truth that if you take all the guns off the street you still will have a crime problem, whereas if you take the criminals off the street you cannot have a gun problem.



Cooper, Jeff

The proliferation of right-to-carry laws throughout the states has drawn plaintive complaints from the criminal element. They feel that it makes their profession too dangerous when the streets are full of “civilians” who may or may not be armed.



Cooper, Jeff

The unarmed man can only flee from evil. And evil is never overcome by fleeing from it.



Coppola, Francis Ford

I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like victory.



Coulter, Ann

Not all Muslims may be terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims - at least all terrorists capable of assembling a murderous plot against America.



Coulter, Ann      February 8, 2008

Ron Paul is very smart, so I don't want to talk to him too long for fear that he will convince me. But I cannot disagree with him more on foreign policy because he believes if we just leave the crazies alone they won't attack us.



Coulter, Ann

Liberals hate America, they hate flag-wavers, they hate abortion opponents, they hate all religions except Islam, post 9/11. 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.



Coulter, Ann

Most devastating for the left as a cohesive political movement was the collapse of their beloved Soviet Union. For decades the Great Issue uniting various forces on the left, from proclaimed communists to soft anti-communists, was the socialist "ideal."



Coulter, Ann

You would think there were "Straights Only" water fountains the way Democrats carry on so (as if any gay man would drink non-bottled water).



Coulter, Ann

Here at the Spawn of Satan convention in Boston, conservatives are deploying a series of covert signals to identify one another, much like gay men do. My allies are the ones wearing crosses or American flags. The people sporting shirts emblazoned with the "F-word" are my opponents.



Coulter, Ann

As the Times editorial page hysterically described Reagan's first year in office: "Mr. Reagan looked at the world through gun sights." Yes, he did! And now the Evil Empire is no more.



Coulter, Ann      2012

In case you missed this profile in Democrat machismo, the Democratic presidential candidates are refusing to participate in a debate hosted by Fox News Channel because the hosts are "biased." But they'll face down Mahmoud Ahmadinejad!



Coulter, Ann

Moreover, a question on reparations has got to be confusing when you're half-white and half-black. What do you do? Demand an apology for slavery and money from yourself? I guess biracial reparations would involve sending yourself money, then sending back a portion of that money to yourself, minus 50 percent in processing fees - which is the same way federal aid works.



Coulter, Ann

The nonsense about President Obama being a Muslim has got to stop. I rise to defend him from this absurd accusation by pointing out that he is obviously an atheist.



Coulter, Ann

As we have learned from ObamaCare, young people are not considered adults until age 26, at which point they are finally forced to get off their parents' health care plans. The old motto was "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote." The new motto is: "Not old enough to buy your own health insurance, not old enough to vote."



Cromwell, Oliver

Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.



Cruz, Ted

When my father came over here penniless with $100 sewn into his underwear, thank God some well-meaning liberal didn't come put his arm around him and say, "Let me take care of you."



Cruz, Ted

It took Jimmy Carter to give us Ronald Reagan.



Cruz, Ted

A friend of mine, a Hispanic entrepreneur asked me a question sometime ago, he said, "When is the last time you saw a Hispanic panhandler?" I think it's a great question. I'll tell you, in my life I've never once seen a Hispanic panhandler, because in our community, it would be viewed as shameful to be out on the street begging.



Cruz, Ted

I think President Obama is the most radical president this nation's ever seen. And in particular, I think he is a true believer in government control of the economy and of our everyday lives. In my judgment, we are facing what I consider to be the epic battle of our generation, quite literally the battle over whether we remain a free market nation.



Cruz, Ted

The most enduring legacy of President Barack Obama is going to be a new generation of leaders standing up for liberty.



Cruz, Ted

The American free market system is the greatest engine for prosperity and opportunity that the world has ever seen. Freedom works.



Cruz, Ted

How do we turn our nation around? President Obama thinks the answer is more and more government. Government is not the answer. You are not doing anyone a favor by creating dependency, destroying individual responsibility.



Cruz, Ted

Do you know the rate of military enlistment among Hispanics is higher than any demographic in this country?



Cummings, Elijah

The Democrats were responsible for giving blacks the right to vote.



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Dalai Lama, The

If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.



Daley, Richard J.

Return to the fundamentals of politics - sell our story door to door.



Davis, Jefferson      February 18, 1861

All we ask is to be let alone.



Davis, Jefferson

I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.



Davis, Lanny      June 6, 2010

Helen Thomas, who I used to consider a close friend and who I used to respect, has showed herself to be an anti-Semitic bigot.



Dawkins, John      November 14, 1986

I heard his (President Ronald Reagan) library burned down and that both books were destroyed - and one of them hadn't even been colored in yet.



Dayan, Moshe

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.



Dean, Howard

I hate Republicans and everything they stand for.



Dean, Howard

We won't always have the strongest military.



Dean, Howard

John Ashcroft is not a patriot, John Ashcroft is a descendant of Joseph McCarthy.



Dean, Howard

We know that no one person can succeed unless everybody else succeeds.



Dean, John

I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed the president himself would be killed by it.



de Blasio, Bill

The city (New York) will delete from its database the names of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who have received a city ID card, to stop the incoming administration (Trump) from identifying or deporting them.



De Gaulle, Charles      October 1, 1962

A state worthy of the name has no friends - only interests.



DeLay, Tom

You know, the Democrats want to balance the budget by raising spending and raising taxes. The Soviet Union had a balanced budget.



Demint, Jim

We must believe freedom will work for everyone. And we need to know the true enemy of freedom: socialism.



Demint, Jim

The socialist principles of "equality" and "justice" sound like ideas we should all support, but the socialists' definition of equality is not equality of opportunities but an equality of outcomes.



Demint, Jim

Federal laws have made unions the most powerful political force by allowing union bosses to use members' dues for political purposes without the permission of members. Unions are the only organizations in America that can compel dues as a condition of employment and use members' dues for direct contributions to candidates and for grassroots political activity. And union bosses take every opportunity to use their political advantage. Some union contracts with employers even include a holiday on election day so union members can work the polls for Democrats.



Demint, Jim

Republican supporters are decreasing in number as more Americans become dependent on the government and as the number of people who pay taxes declines.



Demint, Jim

Most members of Congress view their job as doing good deeds with other people's money. The boundaries of the Constitution are irrelevant.



Dershowitz, Alan

Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming it’s not an individual right or that it’s too much of a public safety hazard, don’t see the danger in the big picture. They’re courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don’t like.



Dershowitz, Alan 2016

I didn’t realize what Obama meant is that he would have Israel’s back to stab. Obama stabbed Israel in the back. The President (Obama) will be remembered as one of the worst foreign policy presidents ever.



Dewey, Thomas

Perhaps Franklin Roosevelt doesn't like the Communists, but look how they like him.



Dirksen, Everett

Dirksen's Three Laws of Politics: 1. Get elected; 2. Get re-elected. 3. Don't get mad, get even.



Disraeli, Benjamin

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.



Disraeli, Benjamin

Damn your principles! Stick to your party!



Douglass, Frederick

I knew that however bad the Republican party was, the Democratic party was much worse. The elements of which the Republican party was composed gave better ground for the ultimate hope of the success of the colored man's cause than those of the Democratic party.



Douglass, Frederick      August 15, 1888

I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.



Douglass, Frederick

I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.



Douglas, Stephen      March 3, 1854

Abolitionism proposes to destroy the right and extinguish the principle of self-government for which our forefathers waged a seven years' bloody war, and upon which our whole system of free government is founded.



Douglas, Stephen      July 9, 1858

If there is any one principle dearer and more sacred than all others in free governments, it is that which asserts the exclusive right of a free people to form and adopt their own fundamental law, and to manage and regulate their own internal affairs and domestic institutions.



Douglas, Stephen

The framers of the Constitution well understood that each locality, having separate and distinct interests, required separate and distinct laws, domestic institutions, and police regulations adapted to its own wants and its own condition; and they acted on the presumption, also, that these laws and institutions would be as diversified and as dissimilar as the States would be numerous.



Douglas, Stephen      1858

I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever.



Dershowitz, Alan

It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state.



Dryden, John

Self-defense is Nature’s eldest law.



D'Souza, Dinesh

America is the greatest, freest and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world.



Du Bois, W.E.B.      1959

In my own country for nearly a century I have been nothing but a nigger.



Du Bois, W.E.B.

The Soviet Union does not allow any church of any kind to interfere with education, and religion is not taught in public schools. It seems to me that this is the greatest gift of the Russian Revolution to the modern world. Most educated modern men no longer believe in religious dogma.



Duckett, Lowell

Gun control has not worked in D.C. The only people who have guns are criminals. We have the strictest gun laws in the nation and one of the highest murder rates. It’s quicker to pull your Smith & Wesson than to dial 911 if you’re being robbed.



Dukakis, Michael

I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned by the police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state.



Durant, Will

Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.



Durant, Will

There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war.



Durbin, Dick

Anyone who would stand before you and say "well, if you pass health care reform next year's health care premiums are going down," I don't think is telling the truth. I think it is likely they would go up.



Edison, Thomas Alva 1926

I have determined that there is no market for talking pictures.



Edison, Thomas Alva

There is no substitute for hard work.



Edwards, Edwin

The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.



Edwards, John

I know that it's not possible that this child could be mine.



Elders, Joycelyn

I would tax the guns, bullets and the license itself very heavily.



Eichmann, Adolf      December 5, 1960

To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing.



Eichmann, Adolf

Whether they were bank directors or mental cases, the people who were loaded on those trains meant nothing to me. It was really none of my business.



Eichmann, Adolf

I will leap into my grave laughing because the feeling that I have five million human beings on my conscience is for me a source of extraordinary satisfaction.



Einstein, Albert

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.



Einstein, Albert

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.



Einstein, Albert

It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.



Einstein, Albert

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.



Einstein, Albert

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.



Einstein, Albert

I know not with what weapons Word War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.



Eisenhower, Dwight      January 10, 1946

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.



Eisenhower, Dwight      April 2, 1957

The problem of government, as I see it today, is to get a new definition almost each day of Lincoln's old exhortation: that government should do for people what they cannot well do for themselves or not do at all, but certainly keep out of those things which people can do for themselves. We will provide the line for the massive single leadership that is necessary and then keep the Federal government out of operations so far as it is possible, whether it be education, the care of the sick, or whatever else we do.



Eisenhower, Dwight      June 11, 1953

I believe that for the past twenty years there has been a creeping socialism spreading in the United States.



Eisenhower, Dwight      February 10, 1954

I can conceive of no grater tragedy than for the United States to become involved in an all-out war in Indo-China.



Eisenhower, Dwight      April 7, 1954

You have a row of dominoes set up. You knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is a certainty that it will go over very quickly.



Eisenhower, Dwight       January 5, 1956

Legislation to apply the principle of equal pay for equal work without discrimination because of sex is a matter of simple justice.



Eisenhower, Dwight      January 30, 1957

I believe that…the Government itself must be honest fiscally. It must have an honest fiscal policy and it must not indulge in doing anything by deficit spending except in emergency…I believe in the decentralization of power geographically…and finally, I believe in preserving the soundness of our money, in the interests of all the people who are going to live on pensions and retired pay.



Eisenhower, Dwight      January 12, 1961

Segregation has been abolished in the Armed Forces, in Veterans' Hospitals, in all Federal employment, and throughout the District of Columbia - administratively accomplished progress in this field that is unmatched in America's recent history. This pioneering work in civil rights must go on. Not only because discrimination is morally wrong, but also because its impact is more than national - it is world-wide.



Eisenhower, Dwight

Without God, there could be no American form of Government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic, expression of Americanism.



Eisenhower, Dwight D.

When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war.



Eisenhower, Dwight D.

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.



Eisenhower, Dwight D.

No people on earth can be held, as a people, to be an enemy, for all humanity shares the common hunger for peace and fellowship and justice.



Eisenhower, Dwight D. 1953

I propose to use whatever authority exists in the office of the President to end segregation in the District of Columbia, including the Federal Government, and any segregation in the Armed Forces.



Eisenhower, Dwight D. 1955

We have not taken and we shall not take a single backward step. There must be no second class citizens in this country.



Ellsberg, Daniel

Obama is making a choice now that will lead to the deaths of many thousands of civilians in Afghanistan by American hands. By ordinary standards of presidents, he is a decent man. But those standards aren't good enough. He's in a position either to kill or not to kill, and he's made the decision to kill.



Emanuel, Rahm

Republicans can go fuck themselves!



Emanuel, Rahm

You never want a serious crisis to go to waste…This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not before.



Emmanuel, Rahm

We’re bending the law as far as we can to ban an entirely new class of guns.



Emmanuel, Rahm

Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values. They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents.



Emmanuel, Rahm

Chicago has in the past been a sanctuary city...It always will be a sanctuary city. To all who are, after Tuesday’s election (2016), very nervous and filled with anxiety…you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago, and you are supported in Chicago.



Ervin, Sam

Divine right went out with the American Revolution and doesn't belong to the White House aides. What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great?



Ervin, Sam      1973

I am just a country lawyer from way down in North Carolina, and I probably make inquires with a little bit more vigor than some of these high-faluting city lawyers do.



Estabrook, Robert

He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of a diplomat.



Farrakhan, Louis

It appears that there is a genocidal plan against Black people.



Farrakhan, Louis

Many of the Jews who owned the homes, the apartments in the black community, we considered them bloodsuckers because they took from our community and built their community but didn't offer anything back to our community



Farrakhan, Louis

Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles.



Farrakhan, Louis

The Jews don't like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that's a good name. Hitler was a very great man.



Farrakhan, Louis

They call them terrorists, I call them freedom fighters.



Farrakhan, Louis

Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people.



Farrakhan, Louis

The FBI has been the worst enemy of black advancement. The Jews have control over those agencies of government.



Farrakhan, Louis

Israel and the Jews have a vile religion.



Farrakhan, Louis

Another method of depopulation is disease infection through bio-weapons such as Ebola and AIDS which are race targeting weapons. They kill only the Black and spare the White, because they are genotype weapons designed for your (Black) genes, your (Black) race, for your kind.



Farrakhan, Louis

America must be burned—America is no good at all.



Farrakhan, Louis

Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America and her banking system.



Farrakhan, Louis

May Allah bless Iran.



Farrakhan, Louis

We are the original people of this planet.



Farrakhan, Louis

There are Christians praying for God to kill Obama.



Farrakhan, Louis

Muslims were not responsible for 9-11.



Farrakhan, Louis

It appears that there is a genocidal plan against Black people.



Farrakhan, Louis

No justice. No peace.



Farrakhan, Louis

They call them terrorists. We call them freedom fighters.



Farrakhan, Louis

God will destroy America by the hand of the Muslims.



Farrakhan, Louis

America should provide us with land and implements that would allow us to build a future for ourselves. Give us some of this territory that we can call our own, and give us the billions of dollars that we can get started with the land and tractors and the things that will make us an independent nation.



Farrakhan, Louis

A decree of death has been passed on America. The judgment of God has been rendered, and she must be destroyed.



Farrakhan, Louis

My God (Allah) will wipe this country (America) from the face of the earth.



Farrakhan, Louis

The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him.



Farrakhan, Louis              2018

The powerful Jews are my enemy.



Farrakhan, Louis              2018

White folks are going down.



Farrakhan, Louis

Jews are satanic.



Farrakhan, Louis

White people deserve to die.



Feinstein, Diane

If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them… ‘Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in,’ I would have done it.



Fillmore, Millard

May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not.



Fisher, Irving

Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.



Fletcher, Andrew

Arms are the only true badge of liberty. The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave.



Fonda, Jane

The institution of marriage is obsolete.



Fonda, Jane

I am a socialist. I think that we should strive toward a socialist society all the way to communism.



Forbes, Steve

The self-interest driving democratic capitalism is profoundly different from greed, which ignores the needs of others and is the opposite of what succeeds in a free market.



Forbes, Steve

Capitalism is not about selfishness, but about the needs and wants of others.



Forbes, Steve

Markets are people voting with their money.



Ford, Gerald      August 9, 1974

I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers.



Ford, Gerald      August 12, 1974

The American wage earner and the American housewife are a lot better economists than most economists care to admit. They know that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.



Fortuno, Luis

I watched Reagan turn around the country by lowering taxes and controlling spending, and I'm applying the same principles.



Fox, Vincente

We are Mexicans that live in our territories and we are Mexicans that live in other territories.



Fox, Vincente

Trump’s speech at the Republican convention reminded me of Hitler addressing the Nazi Party.



Frank, Hans      December 1941

Gentlemen, I must ask you to rid yourself of all feeling of pity. We must annihilate the Jews wherever we find them and wherever it is possible.



Frank, Hans

A thousand years will pass and still this guilt of Germany will not have been erased.



Franklin, Benjamin      July 4, 1776

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.



Franklin, Benjamin

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.



Franklin, Benjamin

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.



Franklin, Benjamin

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb.



Franklin, Benjamin

There is no little enemy.



Franklin, Benjamin

Lost time is never found again.



Franklin, Benjamin

I have lived, sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?



Friedman, Milton

Nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else's resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property.



Friedman, Milton

I strongly support Ron Paul, we very badly need to have more Representatives in the House who understand in a principled way the importance of property rights and religious freedom.



Friedman, Milton

When everybody owns something, nobody owns it, and nobody has a direct interest in maintaining or improving its condition. That is why buildings in the Soviet Union - like public housing in the United States - look decrepit within a year or two of their construction.



Friedman, Milton

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.



Friedman, Milton

The unions might be good for the people who are in the unions but it doesn't do a thing for the people who are unemployed. Because the union keeps down the number of jobs, it doesn't do a thing for them.



Friedman, Milton

I am in favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.



Friedman, Milton

I'm in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.



Friedman, Milton

The proper role of government is exactly what John Stuart Mill said in the middle of the 19th century in On Liberty. The proper role of government is to prevent other people from harming an individual.



Friedman, Milton

If you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartel.



Friedman, Milton

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.



Friedman, Milton

Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.



Friedman, Milton

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.



Friedman, Milton

The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.



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Galbraith, John Kenneth

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.



Galbraith, John Kenneth

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior justification for selfishness.



Garner, John Nance

Vice President: a spare tire on the automobile of government.



Garrison, William Lloyd      January 1, 1831

Tell a man whose house is on fire, to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest - I will not equivocate - I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch - AND I WILL BE HEARD.



Gates, Bill      2001

People underestimate how effective capitalism is at keeping even the most successful companies on edge.



Gates, Bill      1997

In China when you're one in a million, there are 1,300 people just like you.



Gaulle, Charles de

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.



Gaulle, Charles de

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.



Gandhi, Mahatma

Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.



Giap, Vo Nguyen

We were not strong enough to drive a half million American troops out of Vietnam, but that wasn’t our aim. We sought to break the will of the American government to continue the conflict.



Gingrich, Newt

If the Obama administration is this afraid of Glenn Beck, how do they deal with the Iranians?



Gingrich, Newt      August 1994

American civilization cannot survive with twelve-year-olds having babies, fifteen-year-olds shooting one another, seventeen-year-olds dying of AIDS, and eighteen-year-olds graduating with diplomas they cannot read.



Gingrich, Newt

In the Cox Corridor in the House wing of the Capitol the following words are carved into the wall "America! God shed his grace on Thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!" Also in the House chamber is the inscription "In God we trust." At the East entrance of the Senate Chamber is "Annuit coeptis" (Latin for God has favored our undertakings); "In God We Trust" is written over the South entrance. Look also for the relief portrait of Moses. Today, the House and Senate both open their daily sessions with the Pledge of Allegiance.



Gingrich, Newt

The most striking religious imagery at the Supreme Court building is that of Moses with the Ten Commandments, affirming the Judeo-Christian roots of our legal system:

At the center of the sculpture over the East portico of the Supreme Court Building;

Inside the actual courtroom there is another picture of Moses holding the Ten Commandments;

The Ten Commandments are also engraved over the chair of the chief justice and on the bronze doors of the Supreme Court.

There is also a statue of Mohammed on the walls along with a statue of Charlemagne holding a cross. If you have the chance to sit in on a hearing, notice that all sessions begin with a marshal saying, "God save the United States and this honorable court."



Gingrich, Newt

I believe we are now in a struggle over whether or not we are going to save America.



Gingrich, Newt

Imagine a judicial nominee said "My experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman." Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism.



Gingrich, Newt

In the middle of a recession no tax increase is justified because it kills jobs, and any tax increase is a job-killing measure and should be defeated.



Gingrich, Newt

Hillary’s (Clinton) dream of open borders would send the wages and incomes of millions of Americans into a free fall.



Gingrich, Newt

Trump would represent turmoil – unless he changed, unless he said, “Now that I got to be president, I’m gonna be normal.”



Giuliani, Rudy      January 5, 2008

I think the problem Barack Obama would have is, first of all, he's never run a city, never run a state, never run a business. I don't think, at a time when America's at war, with the major problems that we face, we're going to want someone to get on-the-job experience as the chief executive, never having had that kind of experience. He really doesn't have the experience either from the national security point of view or even from just the executive point of view.



Giuliani, Rudy

You know Donald Trump will secure our borders.



Giuliani, Rudy

Every time New York City suffered a tragedy, Donald Trump was there to help. And he did it anonymously.



Goebbels, Joseph      1936

Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.



Goebbels, Joseph

If we are attacked we can only defend ourselves with guns not with butter.



Goebbels, Joseph

It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.



Goldman, Emma

I do not believe in God, because I believe in man. Whatever his mistakes, man has for thousands of years past been working to undo the botched job your God has made.



Goldman, Emma

Patriotism assumes that our globe is divided into little spots, each one surrounded by an iron gate. Those who have had the fortune of being born on some particular spot consider themselves nobler, better, grander, more intelligent than those living beings inhabiting any other spot. It is, therefore, the duty of everyone living on that chosen spot to fight, kill and die in the attempt to impose his superiority upon all the others.



Goldman, Emma

Christianity is most admirably adapted to the training of slave, to the perpetuation of a slave society; in short, to the very conditions confronting us today.



Goldman, Emma

As to killing rulers, it depends entirely on the position of the ruler. If it is the Russian tsar, I most certainly believe in dispatching him to where he belongs. If the ruler is as ineffectual as an American president it is hardly worth the effort. There are, however, some potentates I would kill by any and all means at my disposal.



Goldwater, Barry      April, 21, 1964

I'd drop a low-yield atomic bomb on the Chinese supply lines in North Vietnam.



Goldwater, Barry      July 16, 1964

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.



Goldwater, Barry      February 13, 1966

The commitment of American boys anywhere on the Asian mainland is a mistake.



Goldwater, Barry       October 21, 1964

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.



Goldwater, Barry

I do not feel that the expanded use of American ground troops is an effective addition to the war.



Goldwater, Barry

We must and we shall return to proven ways - not because they are old, but because they are true.



Goldwater, Barry

Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed.



Goldwater, Barry

Politics is the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.



Gore, Al

The first lesson is this: take it from me, every vote counts.



Gore, Al

We need to remake the Democratic party. We need to remake America.



Gore, Al

During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.



Gore, Al

Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.



Gore, Al

I'm involved in a different kind of campaign myself - to make sure that the climate crisis is the number one issue on the agenda of candidates in both parties.



Gore, Al

For all of my career, I have believed that America has a responsibility to lead in the world. That's why I was one of only a few Democrats in the United States Senate to vote in support of the use of force to drive Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.



Gore, Al

Now the U.S. Supreme Court has spoken. Let there be no doubt, while I strongly disagree with the Court's decision, I accept it. I accept the finality of this outcome which will be ratified next Monday in the Electoral College. And tonight, for the sake of our unity as a people and the strength of our democracy, I offer my concession.



Gore, Al

Many scientists are now warning that we are moving closer to several "tipping points" that could - within as little as 10 years - make it impossible for us to avoid irretrievable damage to the planet's habitability for human civilization.



Gore, Al

It isn't pollution that's harming the environment, it's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.



Gore, Al

If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.



Gowdy, Trey

It always matters whether or not you can trust your government.



Gowdy, Trey

There’s a reason that student’s don’t grade their own papers. There’s a reason defendants don’t sentence themselves. And there’s the reason the State Department doesn’t get to investigate itself, determine whether or not it made errors in Benghazi. That is Congress’s job.



Göring, Hermann      1936

Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.



Göring, Hermann      1938

The Jew must clearly understand one thing at once, he must get out!



Göring, Hermann

The only one who really knows about the Reichstag is I, because I set it on fire!



Göring, Hermann

Hitler had the willpower of a demon and he needed it. If he didn't have such a strong willpower he couldn't have achieved anything.



Gracian, Baltasar

The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.



Graham, Billy

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.



Gramm, Phil

Balancing the budget is like going to heaven. Everybody wants to do it, but nobody wants to make the trip.



Grant, Ulysses S.      April 1965

The war is over - the rebels are our countrymen again.



Grant, Ulysses S.

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.



Grant, Ulysses S.

No terms, except unconditional and immediate surrender, can be accepted. I propose to move immediately on your works. I am very respectfully, your obedient servant, U.S. Grant.



Greeley, Horace      1864

The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.



Greenspan, Alan

'Creative destruction' - the scrapping of old technologies and old ways of doing things for the new - is the only way to increase productivity and therefore the only way to raise average living standards on a sustained basis.



Greenspan, Alan

In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.



Guevara, Che

I am one of those people who believe that the solution to the world’s problems is to be found behind the Iron Curtain.



Guevara, Che 1956

I am all the contrary of a Christ…



Guevara, Che

If I were asked whether our revolution is Communist, I would define it as Marxist.



Guinan, Texas

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.



Gwyn, Doug

Truth is not determined by majority vote.



Haas, Theodore

There is no doubt in my mind that millions of lives could have been saved if the people were not “brainwashed” about gun ownership and had been well armed…Gun haters always want to forget the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, which is a perfect example of how a ragtag, half-starved group of Jews took 10 handguns and made asses out of the Nazis.



Haas, Theodore

Before Adolf Hitler came to power, there was a black market in firearms, but the German people had been so conditioned to be law abiding that they would never consider buying an unregistered gun. The German people really believed that only hoodlums own guns. What fools we were. It truly frightens me to see how the government, media and some police groups in America are pushing for the same mindset.



Haig, Alexander      March 30, 1981

Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the president, the vice president and the secretary of state, in that order, and should the president decide he wants to transfer the helm to the vice president, he will do so. As for now, I'm in control here, in the White House, pending the return of the vice president and in close touch with him. If something came up, I would check with him, of course.



Haig, Alexander

Israel is the largest American aircraft carrier in the world that cannot be sunk, does not carry even one American soldier, and is located in a critical region for American national security.



Hale, Nathan      September 22, 1776

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.



Half, Robert

People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income.



HAMAS

America will be annihilated, while Islam will remain. The Muslims "will be victorious, if you are believers."



HAMAS

I will not accept an agreement saying that at the end of the day, Haifa, Jaffa, and Acre are Israeli cities, and part of the Israeli land…What should be sought is a true solution, which will restore all the Palestinian rights, and will lead to an end to the existence of this entity in the region.



Hamilton, Alexander

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.



Hamilton, Alexander

Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.



Hamilton, Alexander

I think the first duty of society is justice.



Hand, Learned      December 21, 1942

The hand that rules the press, the radio, the screen and the far spread magazine, rules the country.



Harding, Warren      October 1, 1920

I stand for a world association of free nations. I stand against an association of nations in which we will be under the flag of a world supergovernment, and no longer under the American flag. To serve mankind, it is not necessary to subject our country to foreclosure by the sheriff of internationalism.



Harding, Warren      July 26, 1923

What an object lesson of peace is shown today by our two countries (Canada and the United States) to all the world! No grim-faced fortifications mark our frontier, no huge battleships patrol our dividing waters, no stealthy spies lurk in our tranquil border hamlets…Our protection is our fraternity; our armour is our faith; the tie that binds more firmly, year by year, is ever increasing acquaintance and comradeship through interchange of citizens; and the compact is not perishable parchment, but of fair and honorable dealing, which, God grant, shall continue for all times.



Harding, Warren

It's not my enemies I worry about. It's my friends.



Hayes, Rutherford B.

He serves his party best who serves his country best.



Heinlein, Robert A.

There are no dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men.



Henry, Patrick, 1788

The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.



Henry, Patrick

They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house?



Henry, Patrick      March 23, 1775

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! - I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!



Henry, Patrick

Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Beside, sire, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of Nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.



Henry, Patrick

This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.



Henry, Patrick

I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion.



Herodotus

In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.



Heston, Charlton      May 18, 1997

Let me make a short, opening, blanket comment. There are no "good guns." There are no "bad guns." Any gun in the hands of a bad man is a bad thing. Any gun in the hands of a decent person is no threat to anybody - except bad people.



Heston, Charlton

I remember a decade ago at my first annual meeting in St. Louis. After my banquet remarks to a packed house, they presented me with a very special gift. It was a splendid hand-crafted musket. I admit I was overcome by the power of its simple symbolism. I looked at that musket and I thought of all the lives given for that freedom. I thought of all the lives saved with that freedom. It dawned on me that the doorway to all freedoms is framed by muskets.

So I lifted that musket over my head for all to see. And as flashbulbs popped around the room, my heart and a few tears swelled up, and I uttered five unscripted words. When I did, that room exploded in sustained applause and hoots and shouts that seemed to last forever…So as we set out this year to defeat the divisive forces that would take freedom away, I want to say those words again for everyone within the sound of my voice to hear and to heed, and especially for you Mr. Gore: From my cold dead hands!



Heston, Charlton

As I have stood in the crosshairs of those who target Second Amendment freedoms, I’ve realized that firearms are not the only issue. No, it’s much, much bigger than that. I’ve come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain acceptable thoughts and speech are mandated.



Heston, Charlton

Here’s my credo. There are no good guns, there are no bad guns. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a bad thing. Any gun in the hands of a good man is no threat to anyone, except bad people.



Hill, Napoleon

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.



Hillman, Sidney      1944

Politics is the science of who gets what, when and why.



Hilsham, Lord     1947

Political liberty is nothing else but the diffusion of power.



Himmler, Heinrich

In the brief monthly reports of the Security Police, I only want figures on how many Jews have been shipped off and how many are currently left.



Himmler, Heinrich

Anti-Semitism is exactly the same as delousing. Getting rid of lice is not a question of ideology, it is a matter of cleanliness. In just this same way anti-Semitism for us has not been a question of ideology but a matter of cleanliness.



Himmler, Heinrich      1941

The Fuhrer has ordered the final solution to the Jewish problem. Those of us in the SS must execute these plans. This is a hard job, but if the act is not carried out at once, instead of us exterminating the Jews, the Jews will exterminate the Germans at a later date.



Himmler, Heinrich

Whether they live in comfort or die from starvation, only concerns me if they can be used as slaves for our culture. Otherwise it's no concern to me when an anti tank ditch is being dug 10,000 Russian women collapse from exhaustion, the only thing that concerns me is when the ditch is complete for Germany.



Hirohito, Emperor      August 15, 1945

The war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan’s advantage.



Hitler, Adolf      1935

National Socialism does not harbor the slightest aggressive intent towards any European nation.



Hitler, Adolf

Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.



Hitler, Adolf

What luck for rulers that men do not think.



Hitler, Adolf

The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms.



Hoffa, Jimmy

I do to others what they do to me, only worse.



Hoffa, Jimmy

In the ten years I was president of the Teamsters, I had raised the membership from eight hundred thousand to more than 2 million and made it the largest single labor union in the world.



Hoffa, Jimmy

But to hear Kennedy when he was grandstanding in front of the McClellan Committee you might have thought I was making as much out of the pension fund as the Kennedys made out of selling whiskey.



Hoffa, Jimmy

Our rooms were bugged, our phones were tapped, and our lawyer's rooms were broken into and their files stolen. We finally had to hire armed guards with pistols to be able to maintain our records. It was hard to believe we weren't in Russia.



Hoffer, Eric

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.



Holbrook, Stephen P.

In recent years it has been suggested that the Second Amendment protects the “collective” right of states to maintain militias, while it does not protect the right of “the people” to keep and bear arms…The phrase “the people” meant the same thing in the Second Amendment as it did in the First, Fourth, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments – that is, each and every free person…



Hogan, Frank J.

If the Constitution is to be construed to mean what the majority at any given period in history wish the Constitution to mean, why a written Constitution?



Hoover, Herbert

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves.



Hoover, Herbert

Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.



Hoover, Herbert

Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.



Hoover, J. Edgar

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth. Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: every single one was a liar.



Horowitz, David      July 24, 2006

Until the arrival of Arafat and the Palestinian terrorists, Lebanon was a Christian democracy. But Islamic radicalism could not tolerate either Christianity or democracy. This - not the presence of tiny Israel (one hundred times smaller than its current antagonists) is the root cause of the violence in the Middle East. The cause is Arab intolerance and Islamic hate. One Jewish state among 22 Arab states was one too many. Six million Jews among 300 million Arabs was too much to bear. A sliver of land, less than one percent of the Arab land mass, which belonged first to the Turks and then to the British was an imperialist outage.



Horowitz, Donald

Hillary Clinton violated the espionage laws; she broke her oaths of office; she lied to Congress and the FBI about her illegal server which exposed classified secrets to America's enemies; she lied to the general public to hide what she did and repeated her lies over the course of a year; she lied about the number of illegal, unsecured handheld devices she used, and she destroyed or "lost" all of them to hide what she had done; she obstructed justice-a felony by destroying her e-mails days after Congress had subpoenaed them and warned her not to destroy them; she lied to the American public and the world about the deaths of four American heroes...; and she lied to the mothers of the dead over their coffins. Yet ... Not a single Democratic elected official-not one-said, 'This is a bridge too far', I can't go along with her on this. Not one.



Horowitz, Donald

Progressives dream of a world of political correctness and politically enforced equality. Where everybody is taken care of by taxing the rich until there are no more rich.



Huckabee, Mike

Under the FairTax, no one would be taxed - that is, penalized - for their work, investments, savings, or earnings. After all, we want people to work, save, invest, and create capital, so we should cease to penalize it at all. Income tax rates would be zero. Corporate tax would be zero. Payroll taxes would disappear. Savings and investments would no longer be subject to the complicated tax codes. The tax rate on capital gains would be zero. There would be no paycheck deductions.



Huckabee, Mike

And for that reason, the FairTax would also virtually eliminate the underground economy. Part of the reason that taxes on people like you and me are so high is that we are not only paying our own taxes, but we are having to make up for all the people who don't join us in the lovely joy of contributing because they work under the table in the underground economy. Do you think that drug dealers, prostitutes, pimps, gamblers, or people in this country illegally are filling out the same IRS tax forms each year and reporting the money they illegally earned?



Huckabee, Mike

I'm not a Republican because I grew up rich, but because I didn't want to spend the rest of my life poor, waiting for the government to rescue me.



Humphrey, Hubert H., 1960

Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms…The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America but which historically has proven to be always possible.



Hunter, Duncan      September 17, 2007

You know, the last two nations that the United States saved before 9/11 were two Muslim nations. So, to my friend Ron Paul: don't blame America first.



Israel, Steve

As you know, Social Security functions under the premise that today's workers will help finance benefits for retirees and that these workers will then be supported by the next generation of workers paying into the same system.



Istook, Ernest

The courts are using the First Amendment to attack religion, when they should be using it to protect religion.



Istook, Ernest

Americans should be free to recognize our religious heritage; doing that is not the same as creating a government-sponsored religion.





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Jackson, Andrew

War is a blessing compared with national degradation.



Jackson, Jesse

In South Africa, we call it apartheid. In Nazi Germany, we'd call it fascism. Here in the United States, we call it conservatism.



Jackson, Jesse

There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery - then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved.



Jay, John 1797

No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.



Jay, John

Those who own the country ought to govern it.



Jay, John 1797

No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.



Jay, John

Those who own the country ought to govern it.



Jay, John

Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.



Jefferson, Thomas      August 1774

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.



Jefferson, Thomas      1776

For the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.



Jefferson, Thomas      January 13, 1813

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.



Jefferson, Thomas      June 18, 1813

We must train and classify the whole of our male citizens, and make military instruction a regular part of collegiate education. We can never be safe till this is done.



Jefferson, Thomas      September 28, 1820

It is a very dangerous doctrine to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions. It is one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.



Jefferson, Thomas      1792

Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.



Jefferson, Thomas

Advertisements…contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.



Jefferson, Thomas

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.



Jefferson, Thomas

God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.



Jefferson, Thomas

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.



Jefferson, Thomas

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny; when the government fear the people, there is liberty.



Jefferson, Thomas

Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appears to me so pure as that of Jesus.



Jefferson, Thomas

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in Government.



Jefferson, Thomas, 1824

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;…



Jefferson, Thomas, 1787

What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.



Jefferson, Thomas

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.



Jefferson, Thomas

I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.



Jeremiah, David

Today in America, we are living in a fool's paradise. We seem to believe we've found the secret that eluded the ancient alchemists: we believe we can slap ink on paper and somehow it will turn to gold. The money manipulators have successfully created the illusion of prosperity through the most massive creation of debt and paper money that has ever occurred in history.



Jeremiah, David

If you're still having trouble getting your mind around a trillion, here's an analogy from WORLD magazine that might help: "To get an idea of how massive this amount is, think of it in seconds. Going back in time 1 million seconds would take you back 12 days. One billion seconds would take you back 30 years and one trillion seconds would take you back 32,000 years."



Jesus

When one blind person leads another, both will fall into the same pit.



Jesus

Whoever is not with me is against me.



Jesus

He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.



Johnson, Andrew

If blacks were given the right to vote, that would place every splay-footed, bandy-shanked, hump-backed, thick-lipped, flat-nosed, woolly-headed, ebon-colored in the country upon an equality with the poor white man.



Johnson, Andrew

I have lived among negroes, all my life, and I am for this Government with slavery under the Constitution as it is.



Johnson, Gary

I hear that Donald Trump is watching the Olympics tonight. He’s seeing how high the Mexican pole vaulters go.



Johnson, Lyndon B.      November 22, 1963

I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help - and God's.



Johnson, Lyndon B.      June 1964

Fuck your parliament and your constitution. America is an elephant. Cyprus is a flea. Greece is a flea. If these two fleas continue itching the elephant, they may just get whacked good…We pay a lot of good American dollars to the Greeks, Mr. Ambassador. If your Prime Minister gives me talk about democracy, parliament and constitution, he, his parliament and his constitution may not last long…



Johnson, Lyndon B.      October 21, 1964

We are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.



Johnson, Lyndon B.      February 17, 1965

Our purpose in Vietnam is to join in the defense and protection of freedom of a brave people who are under attack that is controlled and that is directed from outside their country.



Johnson, Lyndon B.      August 14, 1966

A Communist take-over is no longer just improbable; as long as the United States and our brave allies are in the field, it is impossible.



Johnson, Lyndon B.

The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me.



Johnson, Lyndon B.

The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.



Johnson, Lyndon B.      1964

I'll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.



Johnson, Lyndon B.

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim."



Johnson, Lyndon B.

Let him join our campaign. I'd prefer to have him inside our tent pissing out than outside our tent pissing in.



Johnson, Lyndon B.

President Diem is the Churchill of the decade…in the vanguard of those leaders who stand for freedom.



Jones, Van

U.S. tax dollars are funding violence against people of color inside the U.S. borders and outside the U.S borders.



Kagan, Elena

It is absolutely true that I have served in two Democratic administrations. You can tell something from me and my political views from that.



Kai-Shek, Chiang

Madame Chiang is worth ten divisions to China.



Kaminer, Wendy

A liberal is a conservative who's been arrested. A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged.



Keitel, Wilhelm      December 16, 1942

If the fight against the partisans in the East, as well as in the Balkans, is not waged with the most brutal means, we will shortly reach the point where the available forces are insufficient to control the area. It is therefore not only justified, but it is the duty of the troops to use all means without restriction, even against women and children, so long as it ensures success. Any consideration for the partisans is a crime against the German people.



Keitel, Wilhelm      March 27, 1946

I believe German soldiers are good and decent, and if they did anything wrong it was because of military necessity.



Kennan, George

I think the country is coming apart.



Kennedy, John F.      January 20, 1961

I am proud of the revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought…the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but the hands of God.



Kennedy, John F.      January 11, 1962

Arms alone are not enough to keep peace. It must be kept by men.



Kennedy, John F.      June 11, 1963

We have a right to expect that the Negro community will be responsible, will uphold the law. But they have a right to expect the law will be fair, that the Constitution will be color blind.



Kennedy, John F.      September 2, 1963

Withdrawal of United States troops would be a great mistake.



Kennedy, John F.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.



Kennedy, John F.

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.



Kennedy, Joseph P.

Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I am going to pay for a landslide.



Kennedy, Joseph P.

Don’t get mad, get even.



Kennedy, Robert      February 18, 1962

We are going to win in Vietnam. We will remain here until we do win.



Kennedy, Robert      1964

What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.



Kennedy, Robert      1964

People say I am ruthless. I am not ruthless. And if I find the man who is calling me ruthless, I shall destroy him.



Kennedy, Robert

He's not just the most powerful man in labor, he's the most powerful man in the country, next to the president. (James Hoffa)



Kennedy, Robert      1962

You (Otis Chandler) and your father and the Hearsts could have been in jail if it wasn't for me.



Kerry, John      May 2003

I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.



Kerry, John

I'm going to be honest with you - I don't know a lot about Cuba's healthcare system. Is it a government-run system?



Kerry, John

When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security.



Keyes, Alan

The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed.



Khrushchev, Nikita      November 18, 1956

Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you.



Khrushchev, Nikita

I am convinced that tomorrow the Red flag will fly over the United States. But, we will not fly the flag. The American people will hoist it themselves.



Kilpatrick, Kwame

The us against them, the black and white thing is getting old.



King George III of Great Britain, 1783

If Washington resigns his military commission to a powerless Congress, he will be the greatest man in the world.



King, Martin Luther Jr.      1963

Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.



King, Martin Luther Jr.

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.



King, Martin Luther Jr.

The time is always right to do what is right.



King, Martin Luther Jr.

When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You’re talking anti-Semitism.



King, Peter

The Muslims have, as everyone else says, the right to practice their religion and they have the right to construct a mosque at ground zero if they wish. What I am saying, though, is that they should listen to public opinion, they should listen to the deep wounds and anguish that this is causing to so many good people.



Kirkpatrick, Jeane

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.



Kirkpatrick, Jeane

There is an absolutely fundamental hostility on the part of totalitarian regimes toward religion.



Kopel, David

They will never outlaw all of your guns at once. But every ‘reasonable’ control they can impose without your resistance gives them one more bit of leverage to make gun ownership for you and your children and your grandchildren as difficult as possible.



Korwin, Alan

Assault is a type of behavior, not a type of hardware.



Kozinski, Alex, 2003

The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed – where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find anyone to enforce their decrees. However improbable, these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.



Krauthammer, Charles

In the last 20-30 years America did not just respect Muslims, it bled for Muslims. We Americans engaged in five military campaigns on behalf of Muslims, each one resulting in the liberation of a Muslim people: Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq.



Krauthammer, Charles

Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in it politicians.



Khrushchev, Nikita

I am convinced that tomorrow the Red flag will fly over the United States. But, we will not fly the flag. The American people will hoist it themselves.



Laden, Osama bin

We love death more than you love life.



Lama, Dalai

If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.



Lama, Dalai

The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.



Lamm, Richard

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.



Lamm, Richard

Old people have a duty to die and get out of the way.



Lamm, Richard

Aging bodies are fiscal black holes into which you can pour endless amounts of money.



Landon, Alfred      October 1936

A government is free in proportion to the rights it guarantees to the minority.



LaPierre, Wayne

Laws can’t control the lawless.



LaPierre, Wayne

The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.



Lee, Richard

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



Lee, Richard Henry, 1787

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



Lee, Richard Henry

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.



Lee, Robert E.      January 23, 1861

Still a Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no charm for me.



Lee, Robert E      January 23, 1861

I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution of the Union. It would be an accumulation of all the evils we complain of, and I am willing to sacrifice everything but honor for its preservation. I hope, therefore, that all constitutional means will be exhausted before there is a resort to force. Secession is nothing but revolution. The framers of our Constitution never exhausted so much labour, wisdom, and forbearance in its formation, and surrounded it with so many guards and securities, if it was intended to be broken by every member of the Confederacy at will. It is intended for 'perpetual Union,' so expressed in the preamble, and for the establishment of a government, not a compact, which can only be dissolved by revolution, or the consent of all the people in convention assembled. It is idle to talk of secession: anarchy would have been established, and not a government, by Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and all the other patriots of the Revolution…Still, a Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no charm for me. I shall mourn for my country and for the welfare and progress of mankind. If the Union is dissolved and the Government disrupted, I shall return to my native State and share the miseries of my people, and, save in defense will draw my sword on none.



Lee, Robert E.      April 20, 1861

Letter to General Winfield Scott after tuning down an offer by Abraham Lincoln for supreme command of the U.S. Army.

Since my interview with you on the 18th I have felt that I ought not longer retain my commission in the Army…It would have been presented at once, but for the struggle it has cost me to separate myself from a service to which I have devoted all the best years of my life, and all the ability I possessed…I shall carry with me to the grave the most grateful recollections of your kind consideration and your name and fame will always be dear to me. Save for defense of my native state, I never desire again to draw my sword.



Lee, Robert E.      May 1, 1870

So far from engaging in war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interests of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this, as regards Virginia especially, that I would cheerfully have lost all I have lost by the war, and have suffered all I have suffered, to have this object attained.



Lee, Robert E.      1871

We must forgive our enemies. I can truly say that not a day has passed since the war began that I have not prayed for them.



Lee, Robert E.

We have fought this fight as long, and as well, as we know how. We have been defeated. There is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation.



Lee, Robert E.

Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans!



Lee, Robert E.

Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.



Lee, Robert E.

Advice to a woman who expressed her hatred of the North.

Madam, don't bring up your sons to detest the United States Government. Recollect that we form one country now. Abandon all these local animosities, and make your sons Americans.



Lee, Robert E.

I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and have never seen the day when I did not pray for them.



Lee, Robert E.      1861

I declined the offer - stating as candidly and as courteously as I could although I was opposed to secession and deprecated war, I could take no part of the invasion of the Southern States…I concluded that I ought no longer to retain the position I held in the United States Army, and on the second morning thereafter I forwarded my resignation to General Scott.



Lee, Robert E.

The war…was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forbearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.



Lee, Robert E.

This war is not about slavery.



Lee, Robert E.

What a cruel thing war is…to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.



Lee, Robert E.

I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God.



Lee, Robert E.

We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.



Lee, Robert E.

I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.



Lee, Robert E.

We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation.



Lee, Robert E.

Whiskey - I like it, I always did, and that is the reason I never use it.



Lee, Robert E.

While we see the course of the final abolition of human slavery is onward, and we give it the aid of our prayers and all justifiable means in our power, we must leave the progress as well as the result in His hands who sees the end; who chooses to work by slow influences; and with whom two thousand years are but a single day.



Lee, Sheila Jackson

I happen to represent Enron here in Houston. We have many good corporate citizens here in Houston. Enron happened to have been one.



Lee, Sheila Jackson

All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing, uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party.



Lee, Sheila Jackson

I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen.



LeMay, Curtis

There are no innocent civilians. It is their government and you are fighting a people, you are not trying to fight an armed force anymore. So it doesn't bother me so much to be killing the so-called innocent bystanders.



LeMay, Curtis

My solution to the problem would be to tell the North Vietnamese Communists frankly that they've got to draw in their horns and stop their aggression or we're going to bomb them into the stone age.



LeMay, Curtis

If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting.



LeMay, Curtis

Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time…I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.



Lenin, Vladimir

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.



Lenin, Vladimir

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.



Lenin, Vladimir

The goal of socialism is communism.



Lenin, Vladimir

When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward - or go back. He who now talks about the "freedom of the press" goes backward, and halts our headlong course toward Socialism.



Lenin, Vladimir

One man with a gun can control 100 without one.



Lenin, Vladimir

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.



Lenin, Vladimir

Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.



Lenin, Vladimir

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.



Lenin, Vladimir

In the name of "economic justice" and "equality" the Statist creates the perception of class struggle through a variety of inventions, including the "progressive" income tax. In the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx wrote, "In the most advanced countries the following will be pretty generally applicable: a heavy progressive or graduated income tax."



Lenin, Vladimir

A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.



Levin, Mark

Not a single gun was used in the Oklahoma bombing.



Levin, Mark R.

Geologist Dudley J. Hughes puts it another way: "Earth's atmosphere is made up of several major gases. For simplicity, let us picture a football stadium with about 10,000 people in the stands. Assume each person represents a small volume of one type of gas…Carbon Dioxide [represents] only about 4 parts in 10,000, the smallest volume of any major atmospheric gas."



Liddy, G. Gordon

Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime.



Lieberman, Joe

I have consistently opposed a flag-burning amendment, and voted against its passage.



Liebling, A. J.

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.



Lieu, Ted                        March, 2017

President Donald Trump: You are truly an evil man. Your job is to help Americans, Not intentionally try to destroy their lives.



Limbaugh, Rush

More people have died at Chappaquiddick than have died at nuclear plants.



Limbaugh, Rush

The Los Angeles riots were not caused by the Rodney King verdict. The Los Angeles riots were caused by rioters.



Limbaugh, Rush

Government stimulates the Democrat Party.



Limbaugh, Rush

Liberals measure compassion by how many people are given welfare. Conservatives measure compassion by how many people no longer need it.



Limbaugh, Rush

You could afford your house without your government if it weren't for your government.



Limbaugh, Rush

Obama's health care plan will be written by a committee whose head, John Conyers, says he doesn't understand it. It'll be passed by Congress that has not read it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a Treasury Chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke. What could possibly go wrong?



Limbaugh, Rush

Look at how many victim groups there are. And they all happen to be Democrat constituency groups. They all are on the protest march. They’re all angry; they’re all enraged.



Limbaugh, Rush

The only way liberals win national elections is by pretending they’re not liberals.



Limbaugh, Rush

Why would we expect the French to fight to liberate the Iraqis when they wouldn’t fight to liberate themselves?



Limbaugh, Rush

The polls are just being used as another tool of voter suppression. The polls are an attempt to not reflect public opinion, but to shape it. Yours. They want to depress the heck out of you.



Limbaugh, Rush

There is no news media. There’s simply a bunch of people on television and in newspapers who are ranking members of the Democratic Party.



Limbaugh, Rush

For government to give, it must first take away.



Limbaugh, Rush

If you want to make a conservative angry, tell him a lie. If you want to make a liberal angry, tell him the truth.



Limbaugh, Rush

What’s the difference between a liberal and a conservative? A Liberal will interpret the Constitution, a conservative will quote it.



Limbaugh, Rush

Liberals believe that crime is inextricably linked with poverty. In reality, most poor people never resort to crime, and some wealthy people commit evil acts to enrich themselves further.



Lincoln, Abraham      July 31, 1846

That I am not a member of any Christian Church, is true: but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures; and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.



Lincoln, Abraham       July 1, 1854

The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do, at all, or cannot, so well do, for themselves - in their separate, and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere.



Lincoln, Abraham       July 10, 1858

Let us discard all this quibbling about this man or the other man, this race and that race and the other race being inferior and therefore they must be placed in an inferior position.  Let us discard all these things and unite as one people throughout this land, until we shall once more stand up declaring that all men are created equal.



Lincoln, Abraham      April 6, 1859

This is a world of compensation; and he who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.



Lincoln, Abraham      February 21, 1861

I am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for which that struggle was made, and I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be a humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and of this, his almost chosen people, for perpetuating the object of that great struggle.



Lincoln, Abraham      November 1863

I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.



Lincoln, Abraham       March 21, 1864

Property is the fruit of labor. Property is desirable, is a positive good in the world. Let not him who is homeless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence



Lincoln, Abraham      April 4, 1864

If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.



Lincoln, Abraham     March 4, 1865

Fondly do we hope - fervently do we pray - that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether."



Lincoln, Abraham

He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.



Lincoln, Abraham

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.



Lincoln, Abraham

So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.



Lincoln, Abraham

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?



Lincoln, Abraham

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.



Lincoln, Abraham

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. He who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or decisions possible or impossible to execute.



Lincoln, Abraham

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.



Lincoln, Abraham      November 21, 1864

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.



Lincoln, Abraham      September 1862

The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong.



Lincoln, Abraham      October 26, 1862

If I had had my way, this war would never have been commenced; If I had been allowed my way this war would have ended before this, but we find it still continues; and we must believe that He permits it for some wise purpose of his own, mysterious and unknown to us; and though with our limited understandings we may not be able to comprehend it, yet we cannot but believe, that he who made the world still governs it.



Lincoln, Abraham      October 24, 1863

Nevertheless, amid the greatest difficulties of my Administration, when I could not see any other resort, I would place my whole reliance on God, knowing that all would go well, and that He would decide for the right.



Lincoln, Abraham      March 4, 1865

Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces; but let us judge not that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered; that of neither has been answered fully.



Lincoln, Abraham      July 10, 1858

I have always hated slavery, I think as much as any Abolitionist.



Lincoln, Abraham      October 7, 1858

Now I confess myself as belonging to that class in the country who contemplate slavery as a moral, social, and political evil…



Lincoln, Abraham      March 26, 1863

The colored population is the great available and yet unavailed of, force for restoring the Union. The bare sight of fifty thousand armed, and drilled black soldiers on the banks of the Mississippi, would end the rebellion at once.



Lincoln, Abraham      May 9, 1864

While we are grateful to all the brave men and officers for the events of the past few days, we should, above all, be very grateful to Almighty God, who gives us victory.



Lincoln, Abraham      March 6, 1860

I don't believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good. So while we do not propose any war upon capital, we do wish to allow the humblest man an equal chance to get rich with everybody else.



Lincoln, Abraham      September 2, 1862

The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. God can not be for and against the same thing at the same time.



Lincoln, Abraham      May 18, 1864

God bless the Methodist Church - bless all the churches - and blessed be God, Who, in this our great trial, giveth us the churches.



Lincoln, Abraham

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution, that must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.



Lincoln, Abraham

Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no man was made for immortality.



Lincoln, Abraham

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.



Lincoln, Abraham

Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.



Lincoln, Abraham

We, the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts – not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.



Lincoln, Abraham, 1838

At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some trans-Atlantic military giant to step across the ocean and crush us with a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined with a Bonaparte at their head and disposing of all the treasure of the earth, our own excepted, could not by force make a track on the Blue Ridge or take a drink from the Ohio in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reaches us it must spring up from amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we ourselves must be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men, we must live through all times, or die by suicide.



Lincoln, Abraham

I am busily engaged in the study of the Bible.



Lippmann, Walter

Before you can begin to think about politics at all, you have to abandon the notion that there is a war between good men and bad men.



Lodge, Henry Cabot      August 12, 1919

I have loved one flag and I cannot share that devotion with a mongrel banner created for a league.



Long, Huey      1928

Every man a king, but no one wears a crown.



Long, Huey      1933

For the present you can just call me the Kingfish.



Long, Huey      1933

No man has ever been President of the United States for more than two terms. You know that: everyone knows that. But when I get in, I'm going to abolish the Electoral College, have universal suffrage, and I defy any son of a bitch to get me out under four terms.



Lott Jr., John R.

Suppose you or your family are being stalked by a criminal who intends on harming you. Would you feel safer putting a sign in front of your home saying “This Home is a Gun-Free Zone”? It is pretty obvious why we don’t put these signs up. As with many other gun laws, law-abiding citizens, not would-be criminals, would obey the sign. Instead of creating a safe zone for victims, it leaves victims defenseless and creates a safe zone for those intent on causing harm.



Love, Mia 2015

They (the Congressional Black Caucus) sit there and ignite emotions and ignite racism when there isn’t any. They use their positions to instill fear. Hope and change is turned into fear and blame.





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MacArthur, Douglas

I have known war as few men now living know it. Its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.



MacArthur, Douglas      May 12, 1962

The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.



MacArthur, Douglas

In war there is no substitute for victory.



Machiavelli, Noccolo

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.



Machiavelli, Niccolo

There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.



Maddox, Lester

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.



Maher, Bill

I think religion is a neurological disorder.



Malcolm X

Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.



Malcolm X      June 10, 1964

The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, …Cuba - yes, Cuba too.



Malcolm X

I don't see any American dream; I see an American nightmare.



Malcolm X

I'm nonviolent with those who are nonviolent with me. But when you drop that violence on me, then you've made me go insane, and I'm not responsible for what I do. And that's the way every Negro should get.



Malcolm X

You and I, 22 million African-Americans - that's what we are - Africans who are in America. You're nothing but Africans.



Malcolm X

I'm a Muslim minister. In fact, I'm a "Black Nationalist Freedom Fighter."



Malcolm X

Did the Zionists have the legal or moral right to invade Arab Palestine, uproot its Arab citizens from their homes and seize all Arab property for themselves just based on the "religious" claim that their forefathers lived there thousands of years ago?



Malcolm X

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.



Malcolm X

The political philosophy of black nationalism means: we must control the politics and the politicians of our community.



Malcolm X

Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.



Malcolm X

You can't have capitalism without racism.



Malcolm X

We are African, and we happened to be in America. We are not American. We are people who formerly were Africans who were kidnapped and brought to America. We were brought here against our will. We were not brought here to be made citizens.



Malcolm X

Whites can help us, but they can't join us. There can be no black / white unity, until there is first some black unity.



Malcolm X

Malcolm X advocates armed Negroes!



Malkin, Michelle

9/11 was a deliberate, carefully planned evil act of the long-waged war on the West by Koran-inspired soldiers of Allah around the world. They hated us before George W. Bush was in office. They hated us before Israel existed. And the avengers of the religion of perpetual outrage will keep hating us.



Marcy, William L.

To the victor belong the spoils of the enemy.



Marshall, John      1819

That the power to tax involves the power to destroy…is not to be denied.



Martinez, Susana

I'll be damned. We're Republicans.



Marx, Karl

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.



Marx, Karl

Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.



Marx, Karl

Religion is the opium of the masses.



Marx, Karl

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.



Mason, George

To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.



Matthews, Chris

I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often. No, seriously. It's a dramatic event. He speaks about America in a way that has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the feeling we have about our country. And that is an objective assessment.



Matthews, Chris

I've been following politics since I was about 5. I've never seen anything like this. This is bigger than Kennedy. [Obama] comes along, and he seems to have the answers. This is the New Testament.



Matthews, Chris 2016

The reason she’s a U.S. Senator (Hillary Clinton), the reason she’s a candidate for president, the reason she may be a front-runner is that her husband (President Bill Clinton) messed around. That’s how she got to be Senator from New York. We keep forgetting it. She didn’t win there on her merit.



McCain, John

Only an asshole would put together a budget like this. I wouldn't call you an asshole unless you really were an asshole. Said to Senator Pete Domenici at a GOP meeting in the fall of 1999.



McCain, John      February 18, 2000

I hate the gooks. I will hate them as long as I live.



McCain, John      February 2008

Anybody who believes the surge has not succeeded, militarily, politically and in most other ways, frankly, does not know the facts on the ground.



McCain, John      May 14, 2008

I made it very clear, at that time, before and after, that we will not negotiate with terrorist organizations, that Hamas would have to abandon their terrorism, their advocacy for the extermination of the state of Israel, and be willing to negotiate in a way that recognizes the right of the state of Israel and abandons their terrorist position and advocacy.



McCain, John     2008

Senator Obama made time to go to the gym but canceled a visit with wounded troops. It seems the Pentagon wouldn't allow him to bring cameras.



McCarthy, Kevin

Once our country is fully engulfed in a debt crisis, our economy will be torn apart, and every American will be a victim of the federal government’s failure to prevent this disaster.



McGinnis, John O.

Gun control does not decrease gun ownership by criminals but instead reduces their incentives to refrain from violence because it decreases the supply of armed law-abiding citizens who might resist them.



McGovern, George

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.



McGovern, George

When I was a youngster growing up in South Dakota, we never referred to the national debt, it was always referred to as the war debt because it stemmed from World War I.



McIntire, Bill

Banning gun shows to reduce violent crimes will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving.



Meir, Golda

We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative.



Mencken, H.L.

I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind - that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking.



Mencken, H.L.

The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history…But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it! Put it into the cold words of everyday! The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination - "that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth." It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves.



Mencken, H.L.

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for. As for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.



Mencken, H.L.

The more noisy Negro leaders, by depicting all whites as natural and implacable enemies of their race, have done it a great disservice. Large numbers of whites who were formerly very friendly to it, and willing to go to great lengths to help it, are now resentful and suspicious.



Mencken, H.L.

The chief difference between free capitalism and State socialism seems to be this: that under the former a man pursues his own advantage openly, frankly and honestly, whereas under the latter he does so hypocritically and under false pretenses.



Mencken, H. L.

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.



Mencken, H. L.      1956

Under democracy, one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.



Mencken, H. L.

America has indeed been divided into those who work for a living and those who vote for a living.



Michelangelo

On completing the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

I've finished that chapel I was painting. The pope is quite satisfied.



Minh, Chi Ho      September 3, 1969

You will kill 10 of our men, and we will kill 1 of yours, and in the end it will be you who tire of it.



Minh, Chi Ho

You fools! Don't you realize what it means if the Chinese remain? Don't you remember your history? The last time the Chinese came, they stayed a thousand years. The French are foreigners. They are weak. Colonialism is dying. The white man is finished in Asia. But if the Chinese stay now, they will never go. As for me, I prefer to sniff French shit for five years than to eat Chinese shit for the rest of my life.



Mitchell, Margaret (Rhett Butler)

I told you once before that there were two times for making money, one in the upbuilding of a country and the other in its destruction. Slow money on the upbuilding, fast money in the crack-up. Remember my words.



Moon, Sun Myung

My dream is to organize a Christian political party including the Protestant denominations, Catholics and all the religious sects. Then, the communist power will be helpless before ours.



Moon, Sun Myung      August 29, 1985

This country desperately needs a God-centered president, senators and congressmen. America's intellectual establishment is liberal, godless, secular, humanistic, and anti-religious. We are declaring war against three main enemies: godless communism, Christ-less American liberalism, and secular-humanistic morality.



Moore, Michael

I like America to some extent.



Moore, Michael

The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make America rich.



Moore, Michael

There's a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them.



Moore, Michael

White people scare the crap out of me.



Moore, Michael

There is no terrorist threat. Yes, there have been horrific acts of terrorism and yes, there will be acts of terrorism again. But that doesn't mean that there's some kind of massive terrorist threat.



Moore, Michael

Should such ignorant people lead the world? How did it come to this in the first place? Eighty two percent of us don't even have a passport! Just a handful can speak a language other than English.



Moore, Michael

The wealthy have never liked to pay for the labor that enriches them. Ever since slavery was eliminated, they have been trying to keep it as close to slavery as they can without violating the slave laws.



Moore, Michael

Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil. You have to eliminate it and replace it with something that is good for all people and that something is democracy.



Moore, Michael

Listen friends, you have to face the truth: you are never going to be rich…the system is rigged in favor of the few, and your name is not among them, not now and not ever.



Morgan, J.P.

When asked what the stock market will do: it will fluctuate.



Morgenthau, Henry Jr.      1939

We have tried spending money, we are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. After eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started and an enormous debt to boot.



Morris, Dick

Who among us can possibly forget the scenes of jubilation on the West Bank and in Gaza that greeted the news of the 9/11 attacks on the United States? The parades? The machine guns fired into the air in hysterical celebration over thousands of dead Americans?



Morris, Dick

Saudi Arabia is, without a doubt, one of the most evil nations on earth. The authoritarian monarchy is transparently barbaric in its treatment of both its own citizens and foreigners who work there. It infantilizes, discriminates against, and abuses women. Worst of all, it is the central global sponsor and funder of terrorism.



Morris, Dick

The mainstream media in America is distorting the news to deliberately downplay terrorism. The Society of Professional Journalists has actually recommended that reporters "avoid using word combinations such as 'Islamic terrorists' or 'Muslim extremist'!"



Morris, Dick

Obama would do a great deal to turn the United States into two different countries: taxpayers and tax consumers. By reducing or eliminating income taxes on large numbers of Americans, on the one hand, and expanding social benefits to the middle class, on the other, both would promote the most fundamental and dangerous polarization any democracy can ever face: the givers against the takers.



Morris, Dick

Dubai, which is one of the seven princedoms of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE), is anything but tolerant and progressive. To put it bluntly: it doesn't like Jews. So don't try to go to the Dubai World Cup if you're Jewish. It won't let you in. In fact, Dubai, like the rest of the UAE, is blatantly anti-Semitic. It bars Israeli citizens from setting foot in the country. People from other nations whose passport has a stamp indicating they've even visited Israel must notify Dubai immigration authorities of the stamp before entering.



Morris, Dick

Just four months after 9/11, Dubai's newest best friend began his public association with the country. In January 2002, Bill Clinton gave his first speech in Dubai - for the princely sum of $300,000. He's been trying to legitimize the country ever since.



Morris, Gouverneur

Religion is the solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man toward God.



Morsi, Mohammed

Dear Brothers, we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all who support them. They must be nursed on hatred. The hatred must continue.

We Egyptians reject any kind of assault or insult against our prophet. These bloodsuckers (Israelis) who attack the Palestinians, their warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs.

Everywhere in the constitution there are clauses saying everything should be in accordance with Islamic law.

The Israelis have to be driven out of our lands. We want a country for the Palestinians on the entire land of Palestine on the basis of Palestinian citizenship. All the talk about a two state solution and about peace is nothing but an illusion.

The Zionists have no right to the land of Palestine. There is no place for them on the land of Palestine.



Mountbatten, Lord Louis      November 17, 1975

If the Third World War is fought with nuclear weapons, the fourth will be fought with bows and arrows.



Muhammad

I was ordered to fight all men until they say, "There is no God but Allah."



Mullin, Timothy J.

The World War I pilot in his biplane would be no match for the F-18 pilot, but the Pattern 14 Enfield-equipped (WWI) soldier may very well easily kill the soldier of the late 1990s armed with an M16A2 rifle. Certainly the fighters in Afghanistan showed that their Enfields were equal to Soviet AK-74 rifles – and served as an example for all of us who are confronted with oppressive governments that seek to limit our ability to acquire current issue military weapons.



Mussolini, Benito

Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.



Nathan, George Jean

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.



Navarre, General Henri-Eugene      January 1, 1954

I fully expect victory…after six more months of hard fighting.



Netanyahu, Benjamin           December, 2016

From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama Administration initiated it (U.N. resolution that condemned the building of settlements in the west bank and east Jerusalem), stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed. It was a shameful ambush.



Newkirk, Ingrid

Even if animal tests produced a cure for AIDS, we would be against it.



Newkirk, Ingrid

Six million people died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughterhouses.



Newkirk, Ingrid

I wish we all would get up and go into the labs and take the animals out or burn them down.



Newkirk, Ingrid

One day, we would like an end to pet shops and the breeding of animals. Dogs would pursue their natural lives in the wild.



Newkirk, Ingrid

In the end, I think it would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether.



Newton, Isaac

The most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.



Niemoeller, Martin

In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me and by that time no one was left to speak up.



Nimitz, Chester W.

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.



Nixon, Richard M.      January 20, 1969

The greatest honor history can bestow is that of a peacemaker.



Nixon, Richard M.      November 3, 1969

North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that.



Nixon, Richard M.

I can see clearly now…that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.



Nixon, Richard M.

We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for the people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.



Nixon, Richard M.

Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.



Nixon, Richard M. 1962

The ability to be cool, confident, and decisive during a crisis is not an inherited characteristic, but is the direct result of how well the individual has prepared himself for battle.



Norris, George W.      1977

The people can change Congress but only God can change the Supreme Court.



Novak, Robert      October 31, 2007

I think I'm fondest of Ron Paul…He's the only person I agree with on foreign policy.



Nugent, Ted

The war is coming to the streets of America and if you are not keeping and bearing and practicing with your arms then you will be helpless and you will be the victim of evil.



O’Rourke, P.J.

I didn’t see any NRA officials killing babies in Waco…



Obama, Barack      October 2, 2002

But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States or to his neighbors…and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history.



Obama, Barack      March 16, 2006

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.



Obama, Barack      August 28, 2006

If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost.



Obama, Barack      October 2006

What Washington needs is adult supervision.



Obama, Barack      February 27, 2008

There was no such thing as Al Qaeda in Iraq, until George Bush and John McCain decided to invade Iraq.



Obama, Barack      March 18, 2008

And this helps explain, perhaps, my relationship with Reverend Wright. As imperfect as he may be, he has been like family to me. He strengthened my faith, officiated my wedding, and baptized my children. Not once in my conversations with him have I heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, or treat whites with whom he interacted with anything but courtesy and respect. I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community.



Obama, Barack      April 6, 2008

You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, a lot like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. So it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.



Obama, Barack      April 29, 2008

I've known Reverend Wright for almost twenty years.



Obama, Barack      September 7, 2008

As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides. There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. The anthem itself coveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.



Obama, Barack      September 7, 2008

The National Anthem should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose.



Obama, Barack      February 24, 2009

To overcome extremism, we must also be vigilant in upholding the values our troops defend - because there is no force in the world more powerful than the example of America. That is why I have ordered the closing of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, and will seek swift and certain justice for captured terrorists - because living our values doesn't make us weaker, it makes us safer and it makes us stronger.



Obama, Barack      October 26, 2010

The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra.



Obama, Barack      October 25, 2010

We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.



Obama, Barack

I remain skeptical that new offshore drilling will bring down gas prices in the short-term or significantly reduce our oil dependence in the long-term.



Obama, Barack

If you've been successful you didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think well, it must be because I was so smart.



Obama, Barack

If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.



Obama, Barack

You know I respect what the Clinton's tried to do in 1993 in moving health reform forward. But they made one really big mistake, and that is they took all their people and all their experts into a room and then they closed the door. We will work on this process publicly. It'll be on C-SPAN. It will be streaming over the net.



Obama, Barack

How many people are getting insurance through their jobs right now? Raise your hands. All right. Well, a lot of those folks, your employer it's estimated would see premiums fall by as much as 3,000 percent, which means they could give you a raise.



Obama, Barack

We said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you're not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge.



Obama, Barack

My budget will cut the deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years.



Obama, Barack

The fence between US and Mexico is "practically complete".



Obama, Barack

The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one dime.



Obama, Barack

If you like the health care plan you have you can keep it.



Obama, Barack

ObamaCare Fee is not a new tax.



Obama, Barack

The Health Care Package will pay for itself.



Obama, Barack

The Health Care Package will save the average family $2,500 a year.



Obama, Barack

As President, I will recognize the Armenian Genocide.



Obama, Barack

I happen to be a proponent of a single player universal health care plan.



Obama, Barack

I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage.



Obama, Barack

Guantanamo Bay will be closed within a year.



Obama, Barack

Didn't know Jeremiah Wright was Radical.



Obama, Barack

When a bill lands on my desk, The American People will have 5 days to review it before I sign it.



Obama, Barack

If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted.



Obama, Barack

I bring you greetings from my pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.



Obama, Barack

We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.



Obama, Barack

The Islamic State is not Islamic.



Obama, Barack

The last thing you want to do is raise taxes in the middle of the recession because that would just suck up and take more demand out of the economy and put businesses in a further hole.



Obama, Barack

The United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam.



Obama, Barack     May 9, 2008

I've now been in 57 states - I think one left to go.



Obama, Barack      2009

I think that the idea of moving towards a single payer system could very well make sense.



Obama, Barack Hussein

Ramadan reminds us that Islam is part of the fabric of our nation. Islam has contributed to the character of our country, and Muslim Americans, and their good works, have helped build our nation.



Obama, Barack

We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come along for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.



Obama, Barack       2016

Republican voters think I’m the Antichrist.



Obama, Barack

I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries.



Obama, Barack       2007

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.



Obama, Barack       2012

After my election I have more flexibility.



Obama, Barack

I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. Is should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal…I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.



Obama, Michelle      1985

My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my "blackness" than ever before. I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong. Regardless of the circumstances under which I interact with whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be black first and a student second.



Obama, Michelle

America is just downright mean.



Obama, Michelle      2007

For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.



Obama, Michelle

Americans don’t want to build walls up to keep people out because we know that our greatness has always depended on contributions from people who were born elsewhere but sought out this country and made it their home.



Obama, Michelle December 2016

Now we’re feeling like what having no hope feels like.



Obama, Michelle

Americans don’t want to build walls up to keep people out because we know that our greatness has always depended on contributions from people who were born elsewhere but sought out this country and made it their home.



O'Donnell, Rosie

Don't fear the terrorists. They're mothers and fathers.



O'Hair, Madalyn Murray

Religion is induced insanity.



Olbermann, Keith      October 2009

Without hatred Michelle Malkin would just be a big mashed up bag of meat with lipstick on it.



O’Reilly, Bill

The measure of a decent human being is how he or she treats the defenseless.



Orwell, George

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.



Orwell, George

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.



Orwell, George

That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.



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Paine, Thomas      September 12, 1777

These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph.



Palin, Sarah       September 06, 2008

I got rid of a few things in the governor's office that I didn't believe our citizens should have to pay for. That luxury jet was over-the-top. I put it on eBay.



Palin, Sarah      August 7, 2009

The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's "death panel" so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their "level of productivity in society," whether they are worthy of health care.



Palin, Sarah

Senator Obama said that he wants to spread the wealth and he wants government to take your money and decide how to best redistribute it according to his priorities.



Palin, Sarah

I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities.



Palin, Sarah

Tax dollars go to projects that have little or nothing to do with the public good - things like fruit fly research in Paris, France. I kid you not.



Palin, Sarah

We say keep your change, we'll keep our God, our guns, our Constitution.



Palin, Sarah

To win this war, we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern.



Palmer, Kyle      1934

We (LA Times) don't go in for that kind of crap that you have in New York - of being obliged to print both sides. We're going to beat this son of a bitch Sinclair any way we can. We're going to kill him.



Palmerston, Lord

We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.



Party, Boston T.

When they come for your guns, give them the ammo first.



Party, Boston T.

Registration today always leads to confiscation later. “We’re only asking for registration today because we want to be able to trace a gun back to its rightful owner,” they claim. That’s what the City of New York told its residents years ago. That’s what Great Britain and Australia told their citizens years ago. And in all those places the government went back on its word and banned guns…Naturally compliance has not been 100%, so the government threatens holdouts with 4 years in prison and $100,000 fines. It then uses the registration lists to go house-to-house and forcibly steal private property…leaving the people defenseless against the new violent crimes that predictably followed.



Party, Boston T.

Every Swiss man from 18 to 50 has a fully automatic “assault rifle” with a 25-round mags, and ammo. His rifle is not stored at the army base (as here) – he gets to keep it at home!...Yet criminal use of these powerful weapons is almost unheard of. Also, the Swiss have no gun restrictions for sane non-felon adults. Buy what you want, and carry it where you want to. You see, the Swiss government and the Swiss citizens trust each other, because they are the same people…versus here where we suffer a professional political class…



Party, Boston T.

Only Vermont perfectly recognizes your right to be peaceably armed and without permit – openly or concealed. So, Sarah Brady and Josh Sugarmann – why isn’t Vermont a hotbed of gun violence when it should be by your arguments? Conversely, why is Washington D.C., where they’ve banned handgun ownership, our nation’s murder capital? CHL states have lower crime rates. This is indisputable. Every Swiss male keeps at home his fully-automatic, militia-issued rifle (along with grenades, mortars, etc.), and Switzerland has the lowest crime rate in the West.



Patton, George      August 1, 1944

Some goddamn fool once said that flanks have got to be secure. Since then sonofabitches all over the globe have been guarding their flanks. I don't agree with that. My flanks are something for the enemy to worry about, not me. Before he finds out where my flanks are, I'll be cutting the bastard's throat.



Patton, George

Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.



Patton, George

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.



Patton, George

Revenge belongs to God.



Patton, George

There is one great thing that you men will all be able to say after this war is over and you are home once again. You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you won't have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, "Well, your Granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana. "No, Sir, you can look him straight in the eye and say, "Son, your Granddaddy rode with the Great Third Army and Son-of-a-Goddamned-Bitch named Georgie Patton!



Patton, George S.

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.



Patton, George S.

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.



Patton, George S.

Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost or will ever lose a war.



Paul, Rand

I tell people, I won't vote to go to war unless I'm ready to go or send my kids.



Paul, Rand

I would have voted 'no' on the Iraq war and 'yes' to Afghanistan.



Paul, Rand

The main thing I say on war is that we need to obey the law and formally declare war.



Paul, Ron      May 31, 2004

America was founded by men who understood that the threat of domestic tyranny is as great as any threat from abroad. If we want to be worthy of their legacy, we must resist the rush toward ever-increasing state control of our society. Otherwise, our own government will become a greater threat to our freedoms than any foreign terrorist.



Paul, Ron      April 23, 2007

Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference.



Paul, Ron      May 7, 2007

Because federal hate crime laws criminalize thoughts, they are incompatible with a free society.



Paul, Ron      May 2007

A nation without secure borders is no nation at all. It makes no sense to fight terrorists abroad when our own front door is left unlocked.



Paul, Ron      May 22, 2007

The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility, and out of self interest - for himself, his family, and the future of his country - to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state.



Paul, Ron      June 15, 2007

One day I walked into an operating room, to just be an observer, which we would do generally, as a medical resident. They were performing this hysterectomy, which was a caesarean section. And they lifted out a fetus that weighed approximately 2 pounds, and it was breathing and crying. And it was placed in a bucket and set in the corner of the room, and everybody in the room just pretended that they didn't hear it. And the baby died. And I walked out of that room a different person.



Paul, Ron      July 25, 2007

You don't have a right to the fruits of somebody else's labor. You don't have a right to a house, you don't have a right to a job, you don't have a right to medical care. You have a right to your life, you have your right to your liberty, you have a right to keep what you earn. And that's what produces prosperity.



Paul, Ron      October 14, 2008

This country is bankrupt, and we won't admit it.



Paul, Ron       November 20, 2008

Although it is obvious that the Keynesians were all wrong and interventionism and central economic planning don't work, whom are we listening to for advice on getting us out of this mess? Unfortunately, it's the Keynesians, the socialists, and big-government proponents. Prosperity without work is a dream of the ages.



Paul, Ron       February 4, 2009

From the Great Depression, to the stagflation of the seventies, to the current economic crisis caused by the housing bubble, every economic downturn suffered by this country over the past century can be traced to Federal Reserve policy. The Fed has followed a consistent policy of flooding the economy with easy money, leading to a misallocation of resources and an artificial "boom" followed by a recession or depression when the Fed-created bubble bursts.



Paul, Ron

The ultimate goal of the anti-religious elites is to transform America into a completely secular nation, a nation that is legally and culturally biased against Christianity.



Paul, Ron

The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the test of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers.



Paul, Ron

I would never vote for anyone who thinks it's funny to "Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran."



Paul, Ron

Capitalism should not be condemned, since we haven't had capitalism.



Paul, Ron

Like all artificially-created bubbles, the boom in housing prices cannot last forever. When housing prices fall, homeowners will experience difficulty as their equity is wiped out. Furthermore, the holders of the mortgage debt will also have a loss. These losses will be greater than they would have otherwise been had government policy not actively encouraged over-investment in housing.



Paul, Ron

Those who seek a pro-life culture must accept that we will never persuade all 300 million Americans to agree with us. A pro-life culture can be built only form the ground up, person by person. No Supreme Court ruling by itself can instill greater respect for life.



Paul, Ron

1913 wasn't a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.



Paul, Ron

Believe me, the next step is a currency crisis because there will be a rejection of the dollar, the rejection of the dollar is a big, big event, and then your personal liberties are going to be severely threatened.



Paul, Ron

The biggest change in the nominating process... is that political parties no longer choose their nominees at conventions. Today conventions are week-long infomercials.



Pawlenty, Timothy

It appears that President Obama is making great progress on climate change, he is changing the political climate in the country back to Republican.



Pelosi, Nancy

But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.



Pelosi, Nancy

Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs.



Pelosi, Nancy

Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.



Pelosi, Nancy

If I had my way, sporting guns would be strictly regulated, the rest would be confiscated.



Pence, Mark

For more than forty years, the United States Congress has shamelessly used payroll taxes intended for Social Security to fund big government spending.



Perez, Tom

Every Democrat should be pro-choice, no exceptions.



Perez, Tom 2017

Republican leaders and President Trump don't give a shit about the people they were trying to hurt. Democrats give a shit about people.



Perot, Ross      1992

You're going to hear a giant sucking sound of jobs being pulled out of this country.



Perry, Rick

You see, as Americans we're not defined by class, and we will never be told our place. What makes our nation exceptional is that anyone, from any background, can climb the highest of heights.



Phillips, Wendell      November 7, 1860

You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency.



Phillips, Wendell      (around 1869)

Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government.



Phillips, Wendell

One on God’s side is a majority.



Player, Willis

A liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake at the moment.



Pound, Ezra

The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.



Powell, Colin

The only land America took after World War II was what was needed to bury our dead.



Powell, Colin     2003

Every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions. What we are giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence.



Praeger, Dennis

Liberals are certain that they know more, understand more, are more tolerant and more compassionate than anyone else. Therefore, there is no inclination for a liberal judge to allow democracy to determine society's values.



Praeger, Dennis

One can tolerate gay couples, move next door to them, invite them over for a barbecue, love them as fellow family members or just as fellow human beings, and still fight for the preservation of marriage as every civilization has known it.



Praeger, Dennis

That is one reason "feelings" and "compassion" are two of the most often used liberal terms. "Character" is no longer a liberal word because it implies self-restraint. "Good and evil" are not liberal words either as they imply a moral standard beyond one's feelings. In assessing what position to take on a moral or social question, the liberal asks him or herself, "How do I feel about it?" or "How do I show the most compassion?" not "What is right" or "What is wrong?" For the liberal, right and wrong are dismissed as unknowable, and every person chooses his or her own morality.



Praeger, Dennis

A good example of liberal narcissism is the liberal position on abortion. For the liberal, the worth of a human fetus, whether it is allowed to live or to be extinguished, is entirely based on the feelings of the mother. If the mother wants to give birth, the fetus is of incomparable worth; if the mother doesn't the fetus has the value of a decayed tooth.



Praeger, Dennis

Polls repeatedly indicate that at least 10 percent of Muslims support Islamic terror. That equals about 130 million people. And that number does not include those Muslims who, though not necessarily prepared to support terror, would nevertheless support the use of force to spread Islam. Historically, most countries that became Muslim did so via the sword.



Praeger, Dennis

Those most interested in producing wealth favor low tax rates. But the Left (unlike classical liberals) is far more interested in producing economic equality than in producing wealth.



Praeger, Dennis

Marxism; Communism; people are basically good; poverty causes crime; men and women are basically the same; women are as likely to seek and enjoy sex without the prospect of commitment as are men; more government money solves most social problems; America was as responsible for the Cold War as was the Soviet Union; a human fetus has no worth unless the mother says it does; all things being equal, it is not better for a child to have a mother and father; humans are just another animal (with a bigger brain).



Praeger, Dennis

The Nazi death camps were not liberated by "peace activists," but by people taught how to kill; that is, by soldiers.



Praeger, Dennis

If black Americans come to believe that America is a land of opportunity in which racism has been largely conquered, it would be catastrophic for the Democrats. The day that most black Americans no longer view America the way the Left and the Democratic Party portray it - as an essentially racist society - will be the day Democrats lose almost all hope of winning a national election.



Praeger, Dennis

Regarding women's suffrage, it was a Republican who introduced into Congress what became the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote.



Praeger, Dennis

Not only is international terror overwhelmingly Muslim, but there are virtually no terrorists committing terror in the name of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, or any other religion.



Praeger, Dennis

One of the most often asked questions posed after America was attacked on 9/11 was, "What has the United States done to arouse so much Muslim hatred?" The question, however, is on the same moral level as asking what German and other European Jews did to cause the Holocaust, or what blacks did to arouse the hatred among the American whites who lynched them.



Praeger, Dennis

No one feels secure in criticizing Islam. In most Muslim countries, it is a death warrant. Even in the West it is highly dangerous.



Praeger, Dennis

Arguably the greatest difference between a religious education and a secular one is that students in secular schools learn that their greatest struggles are with society, while the religious students are taught that the greatest struggle is with themselves and their morally flawed human natures - their natural inclinations toward laziness, insatiable appetites, self-centeredness, greed, and so on.



Praeger, Dennis

Most blacks want school vouchers, but most liberals vehemently oppose them. Why?

Because what is good for teachers’ unions is of more importance to the left than what is good for blacks. Who then is racist? By their own admission, and by the policies they pursue, the answer is the people who call themselves progressive.



Praeger, Dennis

Just because you cannot fight every evil does not mean you should fight no evils.



Praeger, Dennis

The Congressional Black Caucus is a moral fraud. It’s amazing how many people are afraid of saying that.



Praeger, Dennis

You’re wealthy if you don’t worry.



Praeger, Dennis

We conservatives fight evil; the left fights carbon emissions.



Praeger, Dennis

Give me more than half of your honestly earned money or you will be arrested is legalized thievery.



Praeger, Dennis

To call yourself a socialist is to be an idiot. Socialism fails. Everywhere.



Praeger, Dennis

America derives its laws from its Constitution. It derives its values from the Bible. We don’t get inalienable rights from the Constitution; we get them from God.



Praeger, Dennis

Just about every generation has some horrific evil that it must fight. For the Democratic Party today that evil is carbon dioxide emissions. For the rest of us, it is an ideology that teaches that its deity is sanctified by the blood of innocents.



Praeger, Dennis

I just don’t understand why the idea of the universe creating itself is a rational one.



Praeger, Dennis

Only a fool can believe that people are basically good.



Praeger, Dennis

The state of Europe is so bad that I cannot see any future in Europe other than its Islamization or a civil war.



Price, Marc

Liberals think you can reform an ax murderer. They don't want to kill anything. They want to change the Listerine label, "Rehabilitate germs that cause bad breath".



Pulitzer, Joseph

I am deeply interested in the progress and elevation of journalism, having spent my life in that profession, regarding it as a noble profession and one of unequaled importance for its influence upon the minds and morals of the people.



Pulitzer, Joseph

Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together.



Pulitzer, Joseph

The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.



Quayle, Dan      May 19, 1992

Having babies irresponsibly is simply wrong. We must be unequivocal about this. It doesn't help matters when primetime TV has Murphy Brown - a character who supposedly epitomizes today's intelligent, highly paid, professional woman - mocking the importance of fathers, by bearing a child alone, and calling it just another "lifestyle choice."



Queen Victoria      December 1899

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.



Ramstad, Jim

The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror, and they should never be forgotten.



Rand, Ayn

America's abundance was created not by public sacrifices to "the common good," but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America's industrialization. They gave the people better jobs, higher wages and cheaper goods with every new machine they invented, with every scientific discovery or technological advance - and thus the whole country was moving forward and profiting, not suffering, every step of the way.



Reagan, Ronald      November 14, 1965

Government is like a big baby - an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.



Reagan, Ronald      October 29, 1972

Forty years ago, government decided to solve the problem of the farmers. Now years and scores of billions later, we only have a third as many farmers as when we started, but we have three times as many employees in the department of agriculture.



Reagan, Ronald      April 12, 1973

Fifty-two percent of California is government owned land. If you build on every foot of California that is in private ownership, you would still have over half the state in its natural state because it is government owned…the natural forests, parks, deserts and so forth.



Reagan, Ronald      April 26, 1973

Never again must this country ask a young man to fight and die unless it is for something we believe in so much that we tell him at the same time "we're going to turn our full energies behind you to get it over with and to win it."



Reagan, Ronald      April 30, 1973

The typical citizen works almost six months of the year to pay his per capita share of the total tax burden.



Reagan, Ronald      August 6, 1973

When an individual or a business has a lean year, they have to prune expenses and work for better days. When government has a deficit, it expects to solve that deficit by handing you a higher tax bill.



Reagan, Ronald      August 9, 1973

It is a homecoming for me and I could be very nostalgic. Of course when I lived here before, I was a Democrat and my whole family were Democrats. As a matter of fact, I had an uncle who lived here in Chicago who won a medal once for never having missed voting in an election for 15 years…and he had been dead for fourteen.



Reagan, Ronald      September 17, 1973

Our constitution is a document that protects the people from government.



Reagan, Ronald      February 7, 1974

It's easy to say to the people, "We are going to relieve you of the tax burden and we are going to make business pay more of the share." But every time a tax is assessed on business, it becomes buried in the price structure. This does not mean business is hiding anything but every cost of production, rent, cost of labor, fuel, etc. must be included in the price of the product or the businessman cannot stay in business. Therefore you come back to the old rule that only people pay taxes.



Reagan, Ronald      1976

Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal. It was Mussolini's success in Italy, with his government-directed economy, that led the early New Dealers to say "But Mussolini keeps the trains running on time."



Reagan, Ronald      April 20, 1976

I believe that government is the problem, not the answer.



Reagan, Ronald      1980

I know what it's like to pull the Republican lever for the first time, because I used to be a Democrat myself, and I can tell you it only hurts for a minute and then it feels just great.



Reagan, Ronald      June 29, 1980

Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.



Reagan, Ronald      March 13, 1981

This administration is totally colorblind.



Reagan, Ronald      June 8, 1982

The Soviet Union would remain a one - party nation even if an opposition party were permitted - because everyone would join that party.



Reagan, Ronald      February 6, 1984

There were so many candidates on the platform that there were not enough promises to go around.



Reagan, Ronald      October 10, 1984

Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.



Reagan, Ronald      1985

Americans will never make concessions to terrorists. To do so would only invite more terrorism. Once we head down that path there would be no end to it, no end to the suffering of innocent people, no end to the bloody ransom all civilized people must pay.



Reagan, Ronald      September 9, 1985

America's view of apartheid is simple and straightforward: We believe it is wrong. We condemn it. And we are united in hoping for the day when apartheid will be no more.



Reagan, Ronald      October 6, 1985

Die - hard conservatives thought that if I couldn't get everything I asked for, I would jump off the cliff with the flag flying - go down in flames. Now if I can get 70 or 80 percent of what it is I'm trying to get…I'll take that and then continue to try to get the rest in the future.



Reagan, Ronald      August 12, 1986

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."



Reagan, Ronald      October 2, 1986

Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.



Reagan, Ronald

We are told that God is dead. Well, He isn't. We just can't talk to Him in the classroom anymore.



Reagan, Ronald

Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!



Reagan, Ronald

We are never defeated unless we give up on God.



Reagan, Ronald

Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.



Reagan, Ronald

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.



Reagan, Ronald

History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.



Reagan, Ronald

The NRA believes America’s laws were made to be obeyed and that our Constitutional liberties are just as important today as 200 years ago. And by the way, the Constitution does not say Government shall decree the right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution says ‘The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.’



Reagan, Ronald

As long as there are guns, the individual that wants a gun for a crime is going to have one and is going to get it.



Reese, Charley

Congress seems to want to cure every ill known to man except unconstitutional government and high taxes.



Reese, Charley

Crime is a human behavior problem, not a mechanical problem. Furthermore, if firearms were not very useful for self-defense, then police wouldn’t carry them. In a free country, if the government can go armed, so should the citizens, if they so choose.



Reese, Charley

A government that intended to protect the liberty of the people would not disarm them. A government planning the opposite most certainly and logically would disarm them. And so it has been in this century. Check out the history of Germany, the Soviet Union, Cuba, China, and Cambodia.



Rehnquist, William      June 18, 1986

To restrict political spending is much like allowing a speaker in a public hall to express his views while denying him the use of an amplifying system.



Reid, Harry      May 6, 2005
On George W. Bush

The man's father is a wonderful human being. I think this guy is a loser.



Reid, Harry

In the summertime, because it gets so hot here, you could literally smell the tourists coming.



Reid, Harry

Obama could be a successful candidate because he is light skinned and he speaks with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.



Reid, Harry

Today is a big day in America. Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good.



Reid, Harry

This war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything.



Reid, Harry

Kates law is anti-immigrant.



Reid, Harry      2013

A single payer system would involve the government paying for all health care costs and abolishing the private insurance market.



Reno, Janet

Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal.



Rizzo, Frank

A liberal is a conservative who hasn't been mugged yet.



Robertson, Pat

The Supreme Court has insulted you over and over again, Lord. They've taken your Bible away from the schools. They've forbidden little children to pray. They've taken the knowledge of God as best they can, and organizations have come into court to take the knowledge of God out of the public square of America.



Robertson, Pat

There's no question that jihad historically means war.



Robertson, Pat

Islam is a violent, I was going to say religion, but it's not a religion. It's a political system. It's a violent political system bent on the overthrow of the governments of the world and world domination. That is the ultimate aim.



Rockefeller, John D.      1932

As for charity, it is injurious unless it helps the recipient become independent of it.



Rockefeller, John D.

I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.



Rogers, Will

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.



Rogers, Will

The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How is the president?"



Rollins, Ed

You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising budget is big enough.



Romney, Mitt      August 5, 2007

We'd love it if we could all just come home and not worry about the rest of the world, as Ron Paul says. But the problem is, they attacked us on 9/11. We were here; they attacked us.



Romney, Mitt

The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government.



Romney, Mitt

And this President wakes up every morning, looks out across America and is proud to announce, "it could be worse". It could be worse? Is that what it means to be an American? It could be worse? Of course not. What defines us as Americans is our unwavering conviction that we know it must be better.



Romney, Mitt

I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social - or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman.



Romney, Mitt

I spent my whole life in the private sector, 25 years in the private sector. I understand that when government takes more money out of the hands of people, it makes it more difficult for them to buy things. If they can't buy things, the economy doesn't grow. If the economy doesn't grow, we don't put Americans to work.



Romney, Mitt

On our watch, the conversation with a would-be suicide bomber will not begin with the words, "You have the right to remain silent".



Romney, Mitt

We believe in individual initiative, personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, small government, the Constitution. These principles, these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world.



Romney, Mitt

The American people I talk to don't spend every moment thinking, "How can I tax my neighbor more than they're being taxed?" They say, "How can I get a good job? How can my kids get good jobs? How can seniors have confidence in their future when they know that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupt?"



Romney, Mitt

Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution. And whether the cause is justice for the persecuted, compassion for the needy and sick, or mercy for the child waiting to be born, there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action.



Romney, Mitt

We have serious enemies and growing threats around the world. Unfortunately, we have an administration whose idea of a rogue state is Arizona.



Romney, Mitt

President Obama wants to put free enterprise on trial.



Romney, Mitt

My dad had been born in Mexico and his family had to leave during the Mexican revolution.



Romney, Mitt

My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all - the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do.



Romney, Mitt

All the laws and legislation in the world will never heal this world like the loving hearts and arms of mothers and fathers. If every child could drift to sleep feeling wrapped in the love of their family - and God's love - this world would be a far more gentle and better place.



Romney, Mitt

The critics may bellow, but "facts are stubborn things". During my lifetime, America has paid very dearly in blood and treasure to secure freedom for ourselves and to win freedom for others. We have taken no colonies, only cemeteries where we have buried our dead.



Romney, Mitt

Respect for the law will continue as part of our culture only so long as it extends to the entire Constitution. When justices breach the bounds of the Constitution and law, society may choose to follow them, with untold consequences for the national character.



Romney, Mitt

In America, we understand the concept of expanding the reach of one's religion through evangelism and persuasion. But as the Islamic fundamentalists see history, the state of Islam has primarily expanded by divinely mandated conquest. Under the lead of the caliph, early Muslims were given authorization to conquer non-Muslim lands and peoples, a conquest known as fatah. Once a people were conquered, they had three options: convert to Islam, accept second-class citizenship and onerous taxes, or be subject to ethnic cleansing. The rate of conversion was brisk. In the words of Hassan al-Banna, the 1928 founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, a branch of jihad in Egypt - and what many consider to be the root of al Qaeda - "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations, and to extend its power to the entire planet."



Romney, Mitt

Another example of the difference in perspective between Islamists and the West: rather than embracing discovery, the Islamic fundamentalists condemn it. For them, the Qur'an contains all information and learning that is needed, and everything that should be known. In this view, modernity itself is evil - contemporary law, business practices, social mores, tolerance, rationalism, and scientific inquiry are heresy.



Romney, Mitt

There are fundamental differences between our respective worldviews that are both striking and numerous. For example, while Western nations take care to separate church from state, for the Islamists, religion and government are to be one. The founding fathers of Islam proclaimed that "Islam is a religion and a state." Rather than limiting itself to prescribing only spiritual laws, fundamentalist Islam seeks to dominate and control every aspect of society, from economic policies to social interactions, and from individual daily habits to the functioning of government. Thus, Islamists would replace secular systems of justice with sharia. From the viewpoint of the Islamist, the government of an Islamic nation that is not sufficiently fundamentalist is not just wrong, it is evil.



Romney, Mitt

Radical, fundamentalist Muslims - Islamists - are estimated by Indonesia's former president to number about 200 million people. Some believe that this is a very low estimate - that Islamists may be a "substantial minority" of the Muslim population. While most Islamists do not condone the tactics of the violent jihadists, they share the same vision for the course of the Islamic world. Every non-Muslim state is to be removed from any land that was once under Muslim control - including part of Western Europe, all of northern Africa, and the Persian and Arab lands of the Middle East. Within those lands, they seek to eliminate all governments and national boundaries in order to unify them under a religious caliphate. And ultimately, they subscribe to an Islamic quest to conquer the entire world.



Romney, Mitt

Ronald Reagan once referenced a statement that he and others attributed to a late-eighteenth-century Scottish born English lawyer and writer named Alexander Fraser Tytler. "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government," Tytler is said to have written. "It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority only votes for candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by dictatorship."



Romney, Mitt

No nation has shed more blood for more noble causes than the United States. Its beneficence and benevolence are unmatched by any nation on earth, and by any nation in history.



Romney, Mitt

The world is a safer place when America is strong. Ronald Reagan remarked that "of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong."



Romney, Mitt

And let me make this very clear - unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class. As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion.



Romney, Mitt

And fifth, we will champion small businesses, America's engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare.



Romney, Mitt

Democrats want to use the slowdown as an excuse to do what their special interests are always begging for: higher taxes, bigger government and less trade with other nations.



Romney, Mitt

So, for instance, let me make this clear: You know I signed a statement. I will not raise taxes on anybody. I don't want to raise taxes on the American people.



Romney, Mitt

Perhaps religious conscience upsets the designs of those who feel that the highest wisdom and authority comes from government. But from the beginning, this nation trusted in God, not man. Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution.



Romney, Mitt

Our worldly success cannot be guaranteed, but our ability to achieve spiritual success is entirely up to us, thanks to the grace of God. The best advice I know is to give those worldly things your best but never your all - reserve the ultimate hope for the only one who can grant it.



Romney, Mitt

Now, let me be clear. The path I lay out is not one paved with ever increasing government checks and cradle to grave assurance that government will always be the solution. If this election is a bidding war for who can promise the most goodies and the most benefits, I'm not your president. You have that president today.



Romney, Mitt

There’s no question I’m going to do everything within the normal political bounds to make sure we don’t nominate Donald Trump. I think he would be terribly unfit for office.



Roosevelt, Franklin      July 30, 1932

Any government, like any family, can for a year spend a little more than it earns. But you and I know that a continuance of that habit means the poorhouse.



Roosevelt, Franklin      October 14, 1936

I will always believe in private enterprise as the backbone of economic well-being in the United States…It was this Administration which saved the system of private profit and free enterprise after it had been dragged to the brink of ruin.



Roosevelt, Franklin      May 22, 1939

Our national debt after all is an internal debt owed not only by the Nation but to the Nation. If our children have to pay interest on it they will pay that interest to themselves. A reasonable internal debt will not impoverish our children or put the Nation into bankruptcy.



Roosevelt, Franklin D.

Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.



Roosevelt, Franklin D.

I doubt if there is in the world a single problem, whether social, political, or economic, which would not find real solution if men and nations would rule their lives according to the plain teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.



Roosevelt, Theodore      April 27, 1903

Any man who tries to excite class hatred, sectional hate, hate of creeds, any kind of hatred in our community, though he may affect to do it in the interest of the class he is addressing, is in the long run with absolute certainty that class's own worst enemy.



Roosevelt, Theodore       September 29, 1903

I am President of all the people of the United State, without regard to creed, color, birthplace, occupation or social condition.



Roosevelt, Theodore      August 29, 1910

The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value.



Roosevelt, Theodore

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.



Roosevelt, Theodore

There should be at least ten times the number of rifles in the country as there are now.



Roosevelt, Theodore

A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.



Rostow, Walt                1961

The goddamn Chinks



Rousseau, Jean Jacques

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?



Rove, Karl

Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.



Rove, Karl

We face a brutal enemy who will kill the innocent for one purpose and that is to gain control of the Middle East and to use the leverage of oil to bring down the West, and to attack us again.



Rubio, Marco

We don't need new taxes. We need new taxpayers, people that are gainfully employed, making money and paying into the tax system. And then we need a government that has the discipline to take that additional revenue and use it to pay down the debt and never grow it again.



Rubio, Marco

Our national motto is 'In God we Trust', reminding us that faith in our Creator is the most important American value of all.



Rubio, Marco

You know what the fastest growing religion in America is? Statism. The growing reliance on government.



Rush, Benjamin

The only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican form of government is the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible.



Rush, Benjamin

I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspiration, but I am as satisfied that it is as much the work of a Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament.



Rushdie, Salman

If I were asked for a one-sentence sound bite on religion, I would say I was against it.



Ryan, Paul

Look, only in Washington is not raising taxes considered a tax cut. Nobody's getting a tax cut here. We're not cutting taxes. We're preventing tax increases from occurring.



Ryan, Paul

What's missing is leadership in the White House. And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man assumed office almost four years ago - isn't it about time he assumed responsibility?



Ryan, Paul

Back in 2008, candidate Obama called a $10 trillion national debt "unpatriotic" - serious talk from what looked to be a serious reformer. Yet by his own decisions, President Obama has added more debt than any other president before him, and more than all the troubled governments of Europe combined. One president, one term, $5 trillion in new debt.



Ryan, Paul

Before the math and the momentum overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nation's economic problems. And I'm going to level with you: We don't have that much time. But if we are serious, and smart, and we lead, we can do this.



Ryan, Paul

College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.



Ryan, Paul

This is a government takeover of our healthcare system. It is the government basically running the entire healthcare system, turning large insurers into de facto public utilities, depriving people of choice, depriving people of options, raising people's prices, raising taxes when we need new jobs.





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Saadi

Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become an enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend.



Sanger, Margaret

Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.



Sanger, Margaret

They (black people) are…human weeds, reckless breeders, spawning human beings who never should have been born.



Santayana, George

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.



Santorum, Rick

I love it when the left and when the president say, "don't try to impose your values on us, you folks who hold your Bibles in your hand and cling to your guns." They have values too. Our values are based on religion, based on life. Their values are based on a religion of self.



Schaff, Phillip

Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander the Great, Caesar, Mohammed, and Napoleon; without science and learning, he shed more light on things human and divine than all philosophers and scholars combined; without the eloquence of school, he spoke such words of life as were never spoken before or since, and produced effects which lie beyond the reach of orator or poet; without writing a single line, he set more pens in motion, and furnished themes for more sermons, orations, discussions, learned volumes, works of art, and songs of praise than the whole army of great men of ancient and modern times.



Schaffer, Bob, 1962

The fundamental force behind the Second Amendment is to empower the people and give them the greatest measure of authority over the tyranny of runaway government.



Schultz, Debbie Wasserman

Democrats are going to proudly run on the fact that we turned the economy around. It was our policies under President Obama's leadership through the Recovery Act, though investing in the automobile industry.



Schultz, Debbie Wasserman

We actually have not required in this law that you carry health insurance.



Schmutter, Daniel

A little Gun History Lesson:

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million ‘educated’ people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million. The tragic history of civilian disarmament cries a warning against any systematic attempts to render innocent citizens ill-equipped to defend themselves from tyrant terrorists, despots, or oppressive majorities.



Schumer, Charles, 1993

We’re here to tell the NRA their nightmare is true…



Schumer, Charles 1993

All we ask for is registration, just like we do for cars.



Schwarzkopf, Norman

I hate war. Absolutely, I hate war.



Schwarzkopf, Norman

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.



Schwarzkopf, Norman

A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.



Scott, Luke

Obama does not represent America. Nor does he represent anything that our forefathers stood for. This country is basically built on an attitude. It's a way of life. It's not because you're born here. It's not that you're supposed to take from those who have and give to those who haven't. That kills a country. It killed Russia.



Scott, Winfield

Lee is the greatest military genius in America, myself not excepted.



Sebelius, Kathleen      2007

I'm all for a single payer system eventually. I think that what we have to do is work with what we've got until we close the gap.



Sekulow, Jay Alan

Our public schools began as ministries of the church; now it is time to return them to the Lord.



Seneca, Lucius Annaeus

In war there is no prize for runner-up.



Seymour, Horatio 1968

This is a White Man's Government!



Shanker, Albert

When school children start paying union dues, that's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.



Sharpton, Al

White folks was in caves while we were building empires…We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and those Greek homos ever got around to it.



Sharpton, Al

If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.



Shaw, George      1944

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.



Sherman, William Tecumseh

The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.



Sherman, William Tecumseh

I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.



Sherman, William Tecumseh

War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.



Smith, Clint

I may get killed with my own gun, but he’s gonna have to beat me to death with it, ‘cause it’s going to be empty.



Smith, Joseph Jr.

I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.



Smith, L. Neil

What happened in America in the 1860s was a war of secession, a war of independence, no different in principle from what happened in America in the 1770s and 1780s.



Smith, L. Neil and Zelman, Aaron

Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn’t allow him to do if you were equipped to prevent it.



Snow, Tony      October 31, 2006

What Senator Kerry ought to do first is apologize to the troops. The clear implication here is if you flunk out, if you don't study hard, if you don't do your homework, if you don't make an effort to be smart and you don't do well, you "get stuck in Iraq." But an extraordinary thing has happened since September 11th, which is a lot of people - America's finest - have willingly agreed to volunteer their services in a mission that they know is dangerous, but is also important. And Senator Kerry not only owes an apology to those who are serving, but also to the families of those who have given their lives in this.



Snyder, Jeff, 1994

But to ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the lawless will allow…For society does not control crime, ever, by forcing the law-abiding to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of criminals. Society controls crime by forcing the criminals to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of the law-abiding.



Soros, George

The main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat.



Soros, George

Destroying America will be the culmination of my life’s work.



Soros, George

I am contributing nearly all the funding for the Occupy Wall Street Campaigns.



Soros, George

I will change the world.



Soros, George

Both Jews and Israel are partially responsible for anti-Semitism.



Soros, George

The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.



Sotomayor, Sonia

I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.



Sowell, Thomas

Amid all the media hysteria over the price of gasoline and the profits of "Big Oil," one simple fact has been repeatedly overlooked: The oil companies' earnings are just under 10% of the price of a gallon of gas, while taxes take 17%. Yet who ever accuses the government of "greed"?



Sowell, Thomas

Elections should be held on April 16th - the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.



Sowell, Thomas

The people made worse off by slavery were those who were enslaved. Their descendents would have been worse off today if born in Africa instead of America. Put differently, the terrible fate of their ancestors benefitted them.



Spence, Gerry

The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power.



Spence, Gerry

We are defined by how we use our power.



Spencer, Herbert      April 1884

All socialism involves slavery…That which fundamentally distinguishes the slave is that he labours under coercion to satisfy another's desires.



Stalin, Joseph      April 19, 1923

Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.



Stalin, Joseph      May 13, 1935

The Pope! How many divisions has he got?



Stalin, Joseph      September 1941

In the Soviet Army it takes more courage to retreat than to advance.



Stalin, Joseph

The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.



Stalin, Joseph

We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?



Stalin, Joseph

When we hang the capitalists, they will sell us the rope we use.



Stalin, Joseph

I believe in one thing only, the power of human will.



Stalin, Joseph

The only real power comes out of a long rifle.



Stearns, Cliff

The irony of the Supreme Court hearing on these cases last week, and of the outright hostility that the Court has displayed against religion in recent years, is that above the head of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is a concrete display of the Ten Commandments.



Stein, Herb

If something can't go on, it won't.



Stephanopoulos, George

You would have to say his number one accomplishment has been to inspire a sense of confidence in the country. That confidence, that optimism, not only gives President Obama a political cushion, but it could have a real world economic impact.



Stevenson, Adlai E.

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.



Stevenson, Adlai

An independent is a guy who wants to take the politics out of politics.



Stone, Roger

Admit nothing, deny everything, launch counter attack.



Story, Joseph

One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is by disarming the people and making it an offense to keep arms.



Story, Joseph

The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of the rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.



Stossel, John      October 26, 1994

I started out by viewing the marketplace as a cruel place, where you need intervention by government and lawyers to protect people. But after watching the regulators work, I have come to believe that markets are magical and the best protectors of the consumer. It is my job to explain the beauties of the free market.



Stossel, John      September 24, 2007

I'm a little embarrassed about how long it took me to see the folly of most government intervention. It was probably 15 years before I really woke up to the fact that almost everything government attempts to do, it makes worse.



Stossel, John

Canada has no Fannie, Freddie, FHA, or zero payment loans, yet Canadians have a higher rate of home ownership than we.



Stossel, John

And there is something revolting about the government subsidizing the destruction of useful things. It's like the New Deal policy of killing piglets and pouring milk down sewers to keep food prices up. Leave it to politicians to think we can prosper by obliterating wealth.



Stossel, John

There are only two ways to get people to do things: force or persuasion. Government is brute force. If you doubt that, try ignoring your tax bill or some Environmental Protection Agency rule. Men with guns will soon appear to force you to obey. By contrast, the private sector - whether nonprofit or greedy business - must work through persuasion and consent. No matter how rich Bill Gates gets, he cannot force us to buy his software.



Stossel, John

The crucial distinction between government and private decision making is that government threatens to put people in jail if they do not comply.



Stossel, John

In some places, public sector unions are so good at getting out the vote that the union basically elects its "bosses". The bosses then reward the people who voted them in. So politicians give workers the raises they demand, and in return, workers campaign for the politicians. It's a money pump. Money goes from the taxpayers to the public employee's salary, to dues to the union, then from the union to the candidate who promised to do more for the union.



Stossel, John

Like Social Security, Medicare is a pyramid scheme: the growing number of newcomers in the system pay the people who entered the system earlier - until, inevitably, the supply of newcomers dries up and it's no longer possible to pay off all the earlier participants. Entitlements structured this way aren't sustainable, especially when the elderly keep living longer. There just aren't enough new workers to pay into the system.



Stossel, John

Congress creates, on average, one new crime every week.



Suter, Edgar, 1994

The data from the 1990 Harvard Medical Practice Study suggest that 150,000 Americans die every year from doctors’ negligence – compared with 38,000 gun deaths annually. Why are doctors not declared a public health menace? Because they save more lives than they take. And so it is with guns. Every year, good Americans use guns about 2.5 million times to protect themselves and their families, which means 65 lives are protected by guns for every life lost to a gun.



Symms, Steve, 1990

In America, freedom and justice have always come from the ballot box, the jury box, and when that fails, the cartridge box.



Syrus, Publilius

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.



Taft, William      August 22, 1911

Constitutions are checks upon the hasty action of the majority. They are the self - imposed restraints of a whole people upon a majority of them to secure sober action and a respect for the rights of the minority.



Taft, William

Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by The Constitution.



Talmadge, Herman      August 1975

Virtually everything is under federal control nowadays except the federal budget.



Tancredo, Tom

I believe that what we are fighting here is not just a small group of people who have hijacked a religion, but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours.



Tenet, George

We have solid evidence of the presence in Iraq of Al Qaeda members, including some that have been in Baghdad.



Thatcher, Margaret

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.



Thatcher, Margaret

Democracies…have never been engaged against each other in warfare in any major way. To reduce the risk of war, therefore, we must work for steady progress towards more democracies. With the advancing tide of democracy, the risk of war recedes. If the tide of democracy recedes, the risk of war advances.



Thatcher, Margaret

To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.



Thatcher, Margaret

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.



Thatcher, Margaret

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.



Thatcher, Margaret

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.



Thessalonians 3:10

If any would not work, neither should he eat.



Thomas, Clarence

I was raised to survive under the totalitarianism of segregation, not only without the active assistance of government but with its active opposition.



Thomas, Helen

I'm a liberal, I was born a liberal, and I will be a liberal till the day I die.



Thomas, Helen

I think American policy is pro-Israel. If you take a vote in Congress, maybe you might get five people to vote against any further aid to Israel or to continue its occupation. But that's about it. They control - They have vast power.



Thomas, Helen

Jews should get the hell out of Palestine and go home to Germany and Poland.



Thomas, Helen

Not even Nixon tried to control the media like Obama.



Thurmond, Strom

I am not prejudiced against the Negro. When I was governor, I did more to help the Negroes in our State than any previous Governor, and I think you can find Negro leaders in the State who will attest to this fact.



Thurmond, Strom

I fully recognize and appreciate the many substantial contributions of black Americans and other minorities to the creation and preservation and development of our great nation.



Truman, Harry S.     1940

I wish to make it clear that I am not appealing for social equality of the Negro. The Negro himself knows better than that, and the highest type of Negro leaders say quite frankly they prefer the society of their own people. Negroes want justice, not social relations.



Truman, Harry S.      April 1945

When Kansas and Colorado have a quarrel over the water in the Arkansas River they don't call out the National Guard in each state and go to war over it. They bring a suit in the Supreme Court of the United States and abide by the decision. There isn't a reason in the world why we cannot do that internationally.



Truman, Harry S.     1947

I have always felt that the Democratic party stands for government that encourages a fairer distribution of the nation's prosperity so that every segment of the population will have some access to the good things of life. I was interested always in balancing the figures of the budget…but I was even more concerned over the balancing of the human budget in this country.



Truman, Harry S.

If you can't convince them, confuse them.



Truman, Harry S.

Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.



Truman, Harry S.

I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's not a n***** or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a white from dust, a black from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman.



Truman, Harry S.

The fundamental basis of this nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul.



Trump, Donald J.

When people are screwing you, you don't give them state dinners…We have weak, pathetic leadership. We have incompetent leadership.



Trump, Donald J.

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government.



Trump, Donald J.

Getting things done in this country, if you want to build something, if you want to start a company, it's getting to be virtually impossible with all of the bureaucracy and all of the approvals.



Trump, Donald J.

I will never let you down. I will protect our Second Amendment. I will protect our country.



Trump, Donald J.

Hillary has tremendous hatred in her heart.



Trump, Donald J.                   October, 2016

Hillary’s guilty. She knows it. The FBI knows it. The people know it. And it’s up to the American people to deliver justice on November 8th.



Trump, Donald J.                   January 2017

I pledge to every citizen of the land that I will be President for all Americans, and this is so important to me.



Tse - Tung, Mao      May 1938

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.



Tse-Tung, Mao

We shall support whatever the enemy opposes and oppose whatever the enemy supports.



Tubman, Harriet

I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in Heaven.



Tubman, Harriet

Lord, I’m going to hold steady on to You and You’ve got to see me through.



Tubman, Harriet

As I lay so sick on my bed, from Christmas till March, I was always praying for poor ole master. Oh, Lord, convert ole master; oh, dear Lord, change dat man’s heart, and make him a Christian.



Tubman, Harriet

Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time.



Tubman, Harriet

I think there’s many a slaveholder’ll get to Heaven. They don’t know better. They acts up to the light they have.



Tubman, Harriet

I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.



Tubman, Harriet

Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burden on the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living.



Twain, Mark

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.



Twain, Mark

Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.



Tweed, William M.

As long as I count the votes what are you going to do about it?



Tweed, William M.

The appearance of law must be upheld, especially while it’s being broken.



Tweed, William M.

We’re buying a lot of votes tonight.



Tweed, William M.

Remember the first rule of politics. The ballots don’t make the results, the counters make the results.



Tweed, William M.

You may not know…that every day I go down to the waterfront with hot soup for the Irish as they come ashore. It’s part of building a political base.



Tweed, William M.

The way to have power is to take it.



Tyson, Mike

Everyone has a game plan until you punch them in the mouth.



Tzu, Sun

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.



Ueberroth, Peter

The state is out of control, the state is on a spending binge, the state has to stop putting itself in a hole that's getting deeper and deeper and deeper.



Unknown

A friend is someone who will help you move. A real friend is someone who will help you move a body.



Unknown

A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't.



Unknown

Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.



Unknown

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.



Unknown

George Washington is the only president who didn't blame the previous administration for his troubles.



Unknown

If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either.



Unknown

One of the things we have to be thankful for is that we don't get as much government as we pay for.



Unknown

Too many Americans believe it's easier to vote for something than to work for it.



Unknown

You can't antagonize and persuade at the same time.



Unknown

Crime does not pay as well as politics.



Unknown

No Republican has ever owned a slave.



Unknown

We are doomed because the number of people who vote for a living outnumber the people who work for a living.



Unknown

Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.



Unknown

The only time you have too much ammunition is when your house is on fire.



Unknown

The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.



Unknown

Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.



Unknown

Liberals would vote for Hillary Clinton if there was a video of her eating a baby with a knife and fork.



Unknown

If a parent is convicted of a crime in the United States, do we waive their jail sentence if they have a child? No. Then why should we waive the deportation of an illegal alien because they happen to be a parent?



Unknown

Why would anyone want to take advice from people (actors) that make their living pretending to be other people?



Unknown

Be courteous to criminals. Let the finish their sentences.



Unknown

No tactic is too low if you are fighting for your life.



Unknown

Admit nothing, deny everything, demand proof.



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Valachi, Joe

You can imagine my embarrassment when I killed the wrong guy.



Valachi, Joe

You live by the gun and knife, and die by the gun and knife.



Van Cleave, Phillip

When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away.



Van Gogh, Vincent

I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed.



Vardaman, James

If it is necessary, every Negro in the state will be lynched; it will be done to maintain white Supremacy.



Vardaman, James

Let the world know it just as it is. In Mississippi we have in our constitution legislated against racial peculiarities of the Negro, when that device fails, we will resort to something else.



Victoria, Queen

I wish he (Jesus) would come in my lifetime so that I could take my crown and lay it at his feet.



Vidal, Gore

The Republican Party is fundamentally crooked and might well be outlawed one of these days.



Voight, Jon

It seems to me that if Mr. Obama wins the presidential election, then Messrs, Farrakhan, Wright, Ayers and Pfleger will gain power for their need to demoralize this country and help create a socialist America.



Voight, Jon

The real truth is that the Obama administration is professional at bullying, as we have witnessed with ACORN at work during the presidential campaign. It seems to me they are sending down their bullies to create fist fights among average American citizens who don't want a government-run health care plan forced upon them.



Voight, Jon

There's a real question at stake now. Is President Obama creating a civil war in our own country?



Voight, Jon

This is a perilous time, and more than ever, the world needs a united and strong America. If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president, we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before, and our country will be weakened in every way.



Voight, Jon

We are witnessing a slow, steady takeover of our true freedoms. We are becoming a socialist nation, and whoever can't see this is probably hoping it isn't true. If we permit Mr. Obama to take over all our industries, if we permit him to raise our taxes to support unconstitutional causes, then we will be in default. This great America will become a paralyzed nation.



Voight, Jon

Do not let the Obama administration fool you with all their cunning Alinsky methods. And if you don't know what that method is, I implore you to get the book "Rules for Radicals," by Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama is very well trained in these methods.



Voight, Jon

I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era, which was brought about through Marxist propaganda underlying the so-called peace movement.



Voight, Jon

I'm here to validate all the millions of people who are opposed to the Obama healthcare. We're witnessing a slow and steady takeover of our true freedoms. We're becoming a socialist nation, and Obama is causing civil unrest in this country.



Volcker, Paul A.

Double-digit inflation is a terrible thing - and it got up to 14 or 15 percent on a monthly basis for a while, shortly after I became chairman of the Fed.



Volcker, Paul A.

It was the biggest inflation and the most sustained inflation that the United States had ever had.



Volcker, Paul A.

When people begin anticipating inflation, it doesn't do you any good anymore, because any benefit of inflation comes from the fact that you do better than you thought you were going to do.



Volcker, Paul A.

You could not buy a house in those days without just assuming that the house was not only a place to live, but it was a good investment, because it was going to keep up with inflation or get ahead of inflation, and it was just - that was America.



Voltaire

It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.



Voltaire

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.



von Bismarck, Otto 1862

The great questions of the time are not decided by speeches and majority decisions…but by iron and blood.



Wallace, George      December 26, 1969

I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.



Wallace, George

If any demonstrator ever lays down in front of my car, it'll be the last car he'll ever lay down in front of.



Warren, Earl

All provisions of federal, state, or local law requiring or permitting discrimination in public education must yield.



Warren, Earl

Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves.



Warren, Earl

Prior to any questioning, the person must be warned that he has a right remain silent, that any statement he does make may be used as evidence against him and that he has a right to the presence of an attorney, either retained or appointed.



Warren, Earl

Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.



Warren, Earl

The police must obey the law while enforcing the law.



Warren, Earl

To separate children from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone.



Warren, Earl

We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place.



Warren, Earl

Today, as always, the people, no less than the courts, must remain vigilant to preserve the principles of our Bill of Rights, lest in our desire to be secure we lose our ability to be free.



Warren, Elizabeth

People feel like the system is rigged against them, and here is the painful part, they're right. The system is rigged.



Warren, Elizabeth

I hear all this, you know, "Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever". No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own - nobody.



Warren, Elizabeth

You built a factory out there, good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads that the rest of us paid for. You hired workers that the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.



Warren, Elizabeth

You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything in your factory and hire someone to protect against this because of the work the rest of us did.



Warren, Elizabeth

In the 1960s, a minimum wage job would keep a family of three afloat.



Warren, Elizabeth

It is easy when you are successful to think that you did it all by yourself and to forget that you didn’t.



Warren, Rick

So I would say God hates war, but God loves every soldier.



Warren, Rick

It’s easy to demonize from a distance.



Washington, George

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.



Washington, George

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.



Washington, George

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.



Washington, George

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.



Washington, George      1792

I am sure there never was a people who had more reason to acknowledge a divine interposition in their affairs than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency which was so often manifested during our revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.



Washington, George

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.



Washington, George

When firearms go, all goes – we need them every hour.



Washington, George

A free people out to be armed.



Washington, George

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.



Waters, Maxine      May 1992

If you call it a riot, it sounds like it was just a bunch of crazy people who went out and did bad things for no reason. I maintain it was somewhat understandable, if not acceptable. So I call it a rebellion.



Waters, Maxine      December 6, 2005

The president is a liar. Dick Cheney, the chief architect of the Big Lie, is not only a liar, he is a thief.



Waters, Maxine

Guess what this liberal would be all about? This liberal will be about socializing…uh, um…Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.



Waters, Maxine

I’ve never seen anybody as disgusting or as disrespectful as Trump.



Watson, Diane

He's married to a white woman. He (Clarence Thomas) wants to be white. He wants a colorless society. He has no ethnic pride. He doesn't want to be black.



Watts, J.C.

The Democratic Party has taken the black community for granted and said, ‘This is the most loyal constituency we have. They’re not going anywhere.’ But the Republican Party has said, ‘That’s the most loyal constituency Democrats have. They’re not going anywhere. We’ve got to win without them.’



Waxman, Henry

Saddam Hussein has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do.



Wayne, Anthony

Issue the orders Sir, and I will storm Hell.



Wayne, Anthony

Our officers and men behaved like men who are determined to be free.



Webster, Daniel

An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.



Webster, Daniel

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.



Webster, Daniel

What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.



Webster, Daniel       December 1820

Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.



Webster, Noah

It is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should easily understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion.



Weiner, Anthony

Make no mistake about it. Every single Republican I have ever met in my entire life is wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry.



Wesley, John

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as you can.



West, Allen

We must not allow the liberals to move us away from the conservative values of the American past which sustain our present and shall secure our future. As for me and my family, we will serve God, we will serve this constitutional republic, we will serve America.



West, Allen

For far too long we've allowed the other side to paint us as racist, as sexist, inhumane war mongers - well, today as a conservative black Republican and former soldier, I'm here to set that record straight.



West, Allen

Leadership is about being a servant first.



West, Allen

Of course we have compassion. We just don’t believe the safety net should be used as a hammock.



West, Allen

Democrats have called me an “Uncle Tom” and a sellout Oreo.



Westmoreland, William

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.



Wiechman, D. Michael, 1996

A man with a gun is a citizen, a man without a gun is a subject. Our forefathers knew this to be true…Why do so many of us question their wisdom?



Wilkow, Andrew

The taxpayer is the new permanent underclass.



Wilkow, Andrew      2013

The government cannot do God's work.



Will, George

Before there was Ronald Reagan there was Barry Goldwater, and before there was Barry, there was National Review, and before there was National Review there was Bill Buckley with a spark in his mind.



Williams, Walter E.

The framers gave us the Second Amendment not so we could go deer or duck hunting but to give us a modicum of protection against congressional tyranny.



Willkie, Wendell      1940

Freedom is an indivisible word. If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not, no matter what their race or the color of their skin.



Wilson, Harold

In politics a week is a very long time.



Wilson, Woodrow      September 11, 1919

One of the noblest sentences ever uttered was uttered by Mr. Garfield before he became President…He said this beautiful thing: "My fellow citizens, The President is dead, but the Government lives and God Omnipotent reigns." America is the place where you cannot kill your government by killing the men who conduct it.



Wilson, Woodrow

Before we proceed, I wish it clearly understood that I owe you nothing. Remember that God ordained that I should be the next President of the United States.



Wilson, Woodrow

Segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentleman.



Wilson, Woodrow

The history of liberty is a history of limitation of government power, not the increase of it.



Wilson, Woodrow

Segregation removes friction between the races.



Winthrop, John                1630

We shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us.



Woods, Thomas     March 26, 2007

Lobbyists don't even bother going to his office. If their scheme doesn't fall among the federal government's enumerated powers under the Constitution, they know perfectly well that there is no chance that Ron Paul will support it.



Wright, Jeremiah

America is still the No. 1 killer in the world.



Wright, Jeremiah

In the 21st century, white America got a wake - up call after 9/11/01. White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just "disappeared" as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.



Wright, Jeremiah

The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied.



Wright, Jeremiah      2001

We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost.



Wright, Jeremiah

We started the AIDS virus. We are only able to maintain our level of living by making sure that Third World people live in grinding poverty.



Wright, Jeremiah

After the media went ballistic on me, I received an email offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election.



Wright, Jeremiah

Barack said he wanted to meet me in secret, in a secure place. And I said, 'You're used to coming to my home, you've been here countless times, so what's wrong with coming to my home?' So we met in the living room of the parsonage of Trinity United Church of Christ, at South Pleasant Avenue, right off 95th Street, just Barack and me. I don't know if he had a wire on him. His security was outside somewhere. And one of the first things Barack said was, 'I really wish you wouldn't do any more public speaking until after the November election.'



Wright, Jeremiah

I haven’t seen Obama since he was elected President because them Jews ain’t going to let him talk to me.



Wynn, Steve

And those of us who have business opportunities and the capital to do it are going to sit in fear of the President. And a lot of people don't want to say that. They'll say, God, don't be attacking Obama. Well, this is Obama's deal and it's Obama that's responsible for this fear in America.





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Yamamoto, Isorku      1941

You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.



Yeltsin, Boris

Your commanders have ordered you to storm the White House and to arrest me. But I, as the elected President of Russia give you the order to turn your tanks and not to fight against your own people.



Yoder, Kevin

Raising taxes doesn't create jobs, and this is a common sense thing. Washington doesn't get it. They believe if they take more money and send it to Washington D.C., somehow they create wealth. It doesn't work.



Zandi, Mark

Past experience with fiscal austerity at home and overseas strongly suggests that it is best for the economy's long-run performance to restrain government spending rather than raise taxes.



Zappa, Frank

Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.



Zedillo, Ernesto

I have proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders.



Zedong, Mao

War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.






If a single living cell was found on a distant planet, Liberals would exclaim that life has been found elsewhere in the universe.

 

So why is a single living cell found in the womb of a pregnant woman not considered Life?













"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Edmund Burke

 

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something, and I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."

Edward Everett Hale





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