Since Jan 21, 1999
"My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure." - Oliver Sacks
"To reach something good, it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience." - St. Teresa of Avila.
"Sometimes, the best thing that you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will turn out for the best." - Unknown
"How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!" -Sam Adams
"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you." - C.S. Lewis
"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
~ Alexis de Tocqueville
"It's easy to campaign as a proggie. Just recognize the abject ignorance of most of the voters and exploit that ignorance with rhetoric." ~ Neal Boortz @Talkmaster
"There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive." - Tacitus
"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." - George Washington
"Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know." - Aldous Huxley
"You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you." - Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)
"To take photographs...is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis" Henri Cartier-Bresson
"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government" - Thomas Jefferson
"Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of democracy" - Alexander Hamilton
"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.... But, then I repeat myself." -Mark Twain
"It is not our abilities that show what we truly are, it is our choices." Albus Dumbledore
"I have nothing but contempt for Representatives who only represent themselves." - H. Roe Bartle
"At the core of modern liberalism is the spoiled child - miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats ." (PJ O'Rourke)
"I don't need Bush's tax cut," (Patrick) Kennedy shouted to a shocked crowd of young Democrats in 2003. "I have never worked a f-----g day in my life."
"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal." - Alice Cooper
"Democratic strategists feel John Kerry's war record means he can beat Bush. They say when it comes down to it, voters will always vote for a war hero over someone who tried to get out of the war. I'll be sure to mention that to Bob Dole when I see him." - Jay Leno
"You do not examine legislation in light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered." Lyndon Baines Johnson
"A viler evil than to murder a man, is to sell him suicide as an act of virtue. A viler evil than to throw a man into a sacrificial furnace, is to demand that he leap in, of his own will, and that he build the furnace, besides."
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
"If you want to get rich and/or stay that way, or if you want your kids or other loved ones to do so, you'd damn well better stand up for everyone else's right to do so too." -- Rick Gaber
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
John Stuart Mill "
"...when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another Heaven and another Earth must pass before such a one can be again." ~ William Beebe"
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. -Winston Churchill