Friday, January 25, 2013
"We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."
"The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong."
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."
"We rest with assurance upon the impregnable rock of the Holy Scripture."
"What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place to live in after we are gone?"
"The greatest advances in human civilization have come when we recovered what we had lost: when we learned the lessons of history."
"The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may destroy it, but there it is."
"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense."