Quotes

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. . .
The People cannot be safe without information. When the press is free, and every man is able to read, all is safe.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“They must find it difficult … those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority.
–Gerald Massey.

“There is no God higher than truth.”
–Gandhi

“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.”
–George Orwell

“Americans are in serious intellectual trouble — in danger of losing our hard-won cultural capital to a virulent mixture of anti-intellectualism, anti-rationalism and low expectations.”
–Susan Jacoby

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”
–Bertrand Russell

“All truth passes through three stages: firstly it is ridiculed, secondly, it is violently opposed, and thirdly, it is accepted as self-evident.”
–Schopenhauer

“I know that most men…can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabrics of their lives.”
–Tolstoy

“If once (the people) become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors,shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a
New Government….it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards? for their future Security.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with their own money.”
— Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 – 1859)

“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation.
One is by sword. The other is by debt.”
-– John Adams

“If your outgo exceeds your income, then your upkeep will be your downfall.”
— Bill Earle

“The State is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.”
— Frederic Bastiat

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.”
— Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor 1787

“I place the economy among the first and most important virtues… and public debt as the great danger to be feared. To preserve your independence, we must not let our leaders load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty… or profusion and servitude.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty”
— Thomas Jefferson

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”
— Thomas Paine

“Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know.”
— Aldous Huxley

“Who will govern the governors? There is only one force in the nation that can be depended upon to keep the government pure and the governors honest, and that is the people themselves. They alone, if well informed, are capable of preventing the
corruption of power, and of restoring the nation to its rightful course if it should go astray. They alone are the safest depository of the ultimate powers of government”
— Thomas Jefferson

“If the American people ever allow the banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation, and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property, until their
children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power of money should be taken from banks and restored to Congress and the people to whom it
belongs. I sincerely believe the banking institutions having the issuing power of money, are more dangerous to liberty than standing armies.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”
— James Madison said in the Federalist Papers, No. 45

“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon
sleeping men.”
— Voltaire, 1764

“Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money.”
-– Daniel Webster

“The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.”
— Congressman Ron Paul

“Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.
— Congressman Ron Paul

“How can you pursue this policy that you have without further weakening the dollar? There’s a dollar crisis out there, and people’s money is being stolen! People who have saved, they’re being robbed!”
— Congressman Ron Paul speaking to Bernanke about his unsound policies at the Fed. 11-8-07

“Americans think their danger is terrorists. They don’t understand the terrorists cannot take away habeas corpus, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution…. The terrorists are not anything like the threat we face from our own government in
the name of fighting terrorism…. The American constitutional system is near to being overthrown”
— Paul Craig Roberts

“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing
the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism.The country behind this propaganda is the US.”
— Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.
Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.”
–John Adams, 2nd president of the United States

“When once a republic is corrupted there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”
–- Thomas Jefferson on the necessity of the impeachment provisions to our Constitution

“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors; they
purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.”
— Samuel Adams

“The World is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.”
— Albert Einstein

“Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.”
— Albert Einstein

“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
— Albert Einstein

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
— Albert Einstein

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