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Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

--Abraham Lincoln .

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A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left.
--King Solomon

Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
--Abraham Lincoln

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
--Abraham Lincoln

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

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: "From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.",

— Alexander Fraser Tytler (later Lord Alexander Fraser Woodhouslee),
in "The Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic," published 1776

America wasn't founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased.
--P. J. O'Rourke

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We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.
Senator Hillary Clinton (D - Cuba)

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Male. Married, two kids. 37 in 04. Mountain biker. Living in the "Pride of the Foothills".

I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
--C. S. Lewis

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