Quote for the Day

"Human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net."
-- John Adams

Important Quotations

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing."
-Edmund Burke

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
--Thomas Jefferson

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-Benjamin Franklin

"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
-George Washington

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it. "
- Thomas Paine

"If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
― George Washington

"Somehow forgiveness, with love and tolerance, accomplishes miracles that can happen in no other way."
-- Gordon B. Hinckley

"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies."
― George Washington

"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"Along your pathway of life you will observe that you are not the only traveler. There are others who need your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save."
-- Thomas S. Monson

"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!"
― Patrick Henry

"Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation upon which sincere and meaningful repentance must be built. If we truly seek to put away sin, we must first look to Him who is the Author of our salvation."
― Ezra Taft Benson

"The eternal difference between right and wrong does not fluctuate, it is immutable."
― Patrick Henry

"Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty?"
― Patrick Henry

"You are free to choose, but you are not free to alter the consequences of your decisions."
-- Ezra Taft Benson

"As on the one hand, the necessity for borrowing in particular emergencies cannot be doubted, so on the other, it is equally evident that to be able to borrow upon good terms, it is essential that the credit of a nation should be well established."
― Alexander Hamilton

"Rights are either God-given as part of the divine plan, or they are granted by government as part of the political plan. If we accept the premise that human rights are granted by government, then we must be willing to accept the corollary that they can be denied by government."
-- Ezra Taft Benson

"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow."
― Thomas Paine

"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."
― Thomas Paine

"You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation."
-- Brigham Young

"Human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net."
-- John Adams

"An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.... There has never been a moment of my life in which I should have relinquished for it the enjoyments of my family, my farm, my friends & books."
― Thomas Jefferson

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
-- John Adams

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
--Theodore Roosevelt "

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
-- Calvin Coolidge

"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
― Thomas Paine

"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."
-- James 1:5, Holy Bible

"The man who cannot listen to an argument which opposes his views either has a weak position or is a weak defender of it. No opinion that cannot stand discussion or criticism is worth holding. And it has been wisely said that the man who knows only half of any question is worse off than the man who knows nothing of it. He is not only one sided, but his partisanship soon turns him into an intolerant and a fanatic. In general it is true that nothing which cannot stand up under discussion and criticism is worth defending."
--James E. Talmage."

"Providence has given to our people the choice of their ruler, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers. "
--John Jay First Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court."

"The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department."
-- Thomas Sowell."

"Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other."
-- Thomas S. Monson."

"I urge you by all this is dear, by all that is honorable, by all that is sacred, not only that you pray but also that you act!"
-- John Hancock."

"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."
-- Samuel Adams."

"Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech."
-- Benjamin Franklin."

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."
-- Ronald Reagan."

"Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free."
-- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn."