"When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses."
John F. Kennedy
"It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains."
"An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death."
"There is little value in ensuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment."
John F. Kennedy
"The American Revolution was the grand operation, which seemed to be assigned by the Deity to the men of this age in our country, over and above the common duties of life."
"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God" See in Original Design for US Seal Here
Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, et al.
"The thing that separates the American Christian from every other person on earth is the fact that he would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!"
"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
"They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety. "
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote! "
"The magistrate is the servant not of his own desires, not even of the people, but of his God"
John Quincy Adams
"No free man can be separated from his property but by his own act or fault"
"In the first place the church can ask the state whether its actions are legitimate and in
accordance with its character as state, i.e., it can throw the state back its responsibilities.
Secondly, it can aid the victims of state action. The state has an unconditional obligation
to the victims of any ordering of society, even if they do not belong to the Christian
community! The third possibility is not just to bandage the victims under the wheel, but
to put a spoke in the wheel itself."
"[If this call is neglected] I am determined to sustain myself for as long as possible, and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country."
Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis - Alamo
"Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world."
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government"
"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."
"The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness, a lantern to his feet and a lamp unto his paths.' He will therefore seek to establish for his country in the eyes of the world, such a character as shall make her not unworthy of the name of a Christian nation...."
Francis Scott Key
"The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free Constitutions of Government."
"The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principals of civil government with the principles of Christianity."
John Quincy Adams
"It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."
"Our constitution was made only for a moral and Christian people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
"Now more than ever before, the people are responsbile for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness anc corruption."
James A. Garfield
"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
"What a glorious world Almighty God has given us. How thankless and ungrateful we are, and how we labor to mar his gifts."
Robert E. Lee
"The truth is this: The march of Providence is so slow and our desires so impatient; the work of progress is so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope."
Robert E. Lee
". . . While I have considered the preservation of the constitutional power of the General Government to be the foundation of our peace and safety at home and abroad, I yet believe that the maintenance of the rights and authority reserved in the states and to the people, [is] not only essential to the adjustment and balance of the general system, but the safeguard to the continuance of a free government. I consider it as the chief source of stability to our present system, whereas the consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it."
Robert E. Lee
"For I consider the character of no man affected by a want of success, provided he has made an honest effort to succeed."
Robert E. Lee
"The race is not to them that's got the longest legs to run, nor the battle to that people that shoots the biggest gun."
Unknown texas soldier on the march to Appomattox in the middle of the night
"Misfortune noble borne is good fortune."
"Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals."
"I am surrounded by priests who repeat incessantly that their kingdom is not of this world, and yet they lay their hands on everything they can get."
"Can you tell me who Jesus Christ was? Well then, I will tell you. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded great empires; but upon what did these creations of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded His empire upon love, and to this very day millions will die for Him. I think I understand something of human nature; and I tell you, all these were men, and I am a man: none else is like Him; Jesus Christ was more than a man. I have inspired multitudes with such an enthusiastic devotion that they would have died for me but to do this it was necessary that I should be visibly present with the electric influence of my looks, my words, of my voice. When I saw men and spoke to them, I lighted up the flame of self-devotion in their hearts. Christ alone has succeeded in so raising the mind of man toward the unseen, that it becomes insensible to the barriers of time and space. Across a chasm of eighteen hundred years, Jesus Christ makes a demand which is beyond all others difficult to satisfy; He asks for that which a philosopher may often seek in vain at the hands of his friends, or a father of his children, or a bride of her spouse, or a man of his brother. He asks for the human heart; He will have it entirely to Himself. He demands it unconditionally; and forthwith His demand is granted. Wonderful! In defiance of time and space, the soul of man, with all its powers and faculties, becomes an annexation to the empire of Christ. All who sincerely believe in Him, experience that remarkable, supernatural love toward Him. This phenomenon is unaccountable; it is altogether beyond the scope of man's creative powers. Time, the great destroyer, is powerless to extinguish this sacred flame; time can neither exhaust its strength nor put a limit to its range. This is it, which strikes me most; I have often thought of it. This it is which proves to me quite convincingly the Divinity of Jesus Christ."
"The way to handle people is to treat them like chickens. Take away everything they have by plucking all their feathers and then throw them a few bread crumbs. They will then follow you forever."
"How fortunate for leaders that men do not think."
"The victor will never be asked if he told the truth."
"[If the South loses] it means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy. That our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers, will learn from Northern school books their version of the war, will be impressed by all of the influences of History and Education to regard our gallant dead as traitors and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision."
Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne
"If we are going to die, then let us die like men"
Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne
"I am not now nor have ever been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or the political equality of a White and Black races. I am not now, nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarriages with white people. There is a physical difference between the white and black races, which will forever forbid the two races from living together on social or political equality. There must be a position of superior and inferior and I am in favor of assigning the superior position to the white man."
Abraham Lincoln(displaying the true Lincoln)
"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well."
Booker T. Washington
"Reader mine, I fear I have wearied you with too long a description of the battle of "Dead Angle." If so, please pardon me, as this is but a sample of the others which will now follow each other in rapid succession. And , furthermore, in stating the above facts, the half has not been told, but it will give you a faint idea of the hard battles and privations and hardships of the soldiers in that stormy epoch- who dies grandly, gloriously, nobly; dyeing the soil of old mother earth, and enriching the same with their crimson life's blood, while doing what? Only trying to protect their homes and families, their property, their constitution and their laws, that had been guaranteed to them as a heritage forever by their forefathers. They died for the faith that each state was a separate sovereign government, as laid down by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of our fathers."
"I saw in State Rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of the sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy. The institutions of your Republic have not exercised on the old world the salutary and liberating influence which ought to have belonged to them, by reason of those defects and abuses of principle which the Confederate Constitution was expressly and wisely calculated to remedy. I believed that the example of that great Reform would have blessed all the races of mankind by establishing true freedom purged of the native dangers and disorders of Republics. Therefore I deemed that you were fighting the battles of our liberty, our progress, and our civilization; and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo."
Lord Acton in letter to Robert E. Lee
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
"Government is not the solution to our problem; Government is the problem."
"Loyalty to the country, always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it."
"Once abolish the God and the goverment becomes the God"
"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."
"In the upper world hell once rebelled against Heaven. But in this world Heaven is rebelling against hell."
"Which government is best? That which teaches us to govern ourselves."
Johanne Wolfgang von Goethe
"War for the sake of war is sin, but war for the sake of defense is duty."
"Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words."
St. Francis of Assisi
"A great writer is, so to speak, a secret government in his country"
"The secret is that when you've been pitched head first into hell you just write about it"
"However great one man may be, however insignificant another, no man may claim the power to enslave another. One does not humble an ambassador. And yet this respect for man involved no degrading prostration before the insignificance of the individual, before brutishness or ignorance-since what was honored was not the individual himself but his status as ambassador of God. Thus the love of God founded relations of dignity between men, relations between ambassadors and not between mere individuals."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"If anybody tells you anything...which is is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: it's all BS."
R.J. Mitchell-Famous Engineer who designed WWII Spitfire Airplane
"...If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?...Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion."
"No law made by man can overturn that of the Creator without dramatically affecting society in its very foundation."
Joseph Ratzinger Pope Benedict XVI
"The saints are the true interpretors of Holy Scripture. The meaning of a given passage of the bible becomes most intelligible in those human being who have been totally transfixed by it and have lived it out. Interpretation of Scripture can never be a purely academic affair, and it cannot be relegated to the purely historicial. Scripture is full of potential for the future, a potential that can only be opened up when someone "lives through" and "suffers through" the sacred text."
Joseph Ratzinger Pope Benedict XVI
"Whenever the legislators endeavour to take away, and destroy the Property of the People, or to reduce them to Slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of War with the People, who are thereupon absolved from any further Obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence."
"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face, it's just a goddamn piece of paper!"
George W. Bush
(I am aware that the sources for this quote are unconfirmed however Bush certainly spoke these words with his actions. Maybe someday the people who are supposed to have heard him verbally speak these words will not be so afraid and will confirm this quote)
"Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain"
Friedrich Schiller in Maid of Orleans Play Act III Scene VI
"If their princes exceed their bounds, Madam, no doubt they may be resisted, even by power. For there is neither greater honor, nor greater obedience, to be given to kings or princes, than God hath commanded to be given unto father and mother. But the father may be stricken with a frenzy, in which he would slay his children. If the children arise, join themselves together, apprehend the father, take the sword from him, bind his hands, and keep him in prison till his frenzy be overpast: think ye, Madam, that the children do any wrong? It is even so, Madam, with princes that would murder the children of God that are subjects unto them. Their blind zeal is nothing but a very mad frenzy, and therefore, to take the sword from them, to bind their hands, and to cast them into prison, till they be brought to a more sober mind, is no disobedience against princes, but just obedience, because it agreeth with the will of God."
John Knox responding to Mary Queen of Scots question to him:
"Think ye that subjects, having the power, may resist their princes?"
"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."
"The time for calling vile people liberal is no more."
"One thing is certain: the humility of faith, if it is followed by the proper consequences--by the acceptance of the work and sacrifice demanded by our providential task--will do far more to launch us into the full current of historical reality than the pompous rationalizations of politicians who think they are somehow the directors and manipulators of history."
"In the Upper World, Hell once rebelled against Heaven. But in this world Heaven is rebelling against Hell."
"I am not afraid for God is with me. I was born for this!"
Saint Joan of Arc (more Quotes by Joan of Arc)
"Many people don't understand the difference between a vocation and your own idea about something. A vocation is a call--one you don't necessarily want. The only thing I ever wanted to be was an actress. But I was called by God."
Mother Dolores Hart (famous Actress who gave up Hollywood for God)
"I submitted Maid of Heaven for a Pulitzer Prize knowing full well that the chance of a white Christian man winning for writing something positive about God in the early twenty-first century in America had about as much of a chance as a Jewish author would have had to win a literary prize in Nazi Germany. However, just as has been the case with the subject of Maid of Heaven, I believe God will ultimately justify my work."
Ben D. Kennedy
"When you allow a corrupt government to control everything then everything becomes corrupted"
Ben D. Kennedy
"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine"
"Anyone who is ashamed of who God created them to be, which includes their heritage, is ultimately denying Him"
Ben D. Kennedy
"The supernatural reality of Jesus Christ trumps any law of nature as understood by human beings"
Ben D. Kennedy
"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
"When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."
"In the year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland starving and outnumbered charged the fields of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets, they fought like Scotsmen, and won their freedom."
Mel Gibson portraying William Wallace in Braveheart