“Statesmen tell you what is true even though it may be unpopular. Politicians tell you what is popular even though it may be untrue.” Anonymous
“We cannot continue to send our children to Caesar for their education and be surprised when they come home as Romans.” Voddie Baucham
“I want to make the world a better place. But you have to do that in a sort of pragmatic fashion, not a utopian transformation. There’s not going to be a new human being that’s going to pop up [so] that human nature ceases to exist, and that’s been the myth of the socialistic man, that they can change human nature.” – John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” –Edmund Burke
“All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.” John Locke
“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” John Locke
“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.” John Locke
“Those who trade liberty for security have neither.” John Adams
“Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured…but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.” Now add this, “Many of those who refuse, or are unable to prove, they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.” Ben Stein
In 1942 William J. H. Boetcker, released a pamphlet titled Lincoln On Limitations, included this quote and added 10 statements written by himself. These famous 10 Can nots are more obviously true today than they were 74 years ago.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.