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You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose
dishonor, and you will have war.
Churchill to Chamberlain after Munich, 1938
There is no Jewell in the world comparable to learning.
Sir Edward Coke
Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Others stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts, and we
are never the same.
Some men die by bullets, some men die by flames,
but most men die crawling inch by inch playing silly little games.
The accusation that President Clinton cares deeply
about nothing is refuted by his tenacious and guileful battle to prevent
any meaningful limits on the form of infanticide known as partial-birth
The barbarism at the prom is being termed a "tragedy"
calling for "compassion" all around. No, an earthquake is a tragedy.
This was an act of wickedness - a wicked choice - and a society incapable
of anger about it is simply decadent. Perhaps the brevity of the
life of Ms. Dexler's son will accelerate the transformation of the nation's
vague unrest into a vivid consciousness that today's abortion culture,
with its casual creation and destruction of life, is evil.
Clinton is most comfortable when thinking about
little things - school uniforms, the minimum wage and, above all, himself.
I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked,
nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give
to a woman a pessary to produce abortion.
Hippocrates, Oath of Hippocrates
Experience is a good teacher, but the fees are
Worthless persons appointed to have supreme control
of weighty affairs do a lot of damage.
Aristotle, The Politics.
He who cannot see the truth for himself, nor,
hearing it from others, store it away in his mind, that man is utterly
Aristotle, Nichomachaean Ethics.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and
free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will
be. The functionaries of every government have propensities to command
at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is
no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they
be safe with them without information. Where the press is free,
and every man able to read, all is safe.
Thomas Jefferson to Col. Charles Yancey, 1816.
Once you give up your integrity, everything else
is a piece of cake.
J. R. Ewing.
When President Clinton starts talking about what
is moral, as he did when recommending a national law banning human cloning,
it's time for us to lock up our daughters.
Democrats' desperate attempt to focus on campaign
finance reform instead of laws that may have been broken by the Clinton-Gore
campaign is like Mike Tyson demanding a reform in boxing regulations after
biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear.
The measure of a great writer is not how many
weeks his books spend on the best-seller lists, but how many years his
books remain in print after his death.
Cal Thomas on C. S. Lewis
In America the young are always ready to give
those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
Bloom where you are planted.
Most wounds are self-inflicted.
Winfield H. Rose
Never underestimate the power of the dark side.
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
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become
habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your
character; it becomes your destiny.
From the wild Irish slums of the 19th century
Eastern seaboard to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one
unmistakable lesson in American history: a community that allows a large
number of young men to grow up in broken families, dominated by women,
never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring
any set of rational expectations about the future - that community asks
for and gets chaos. Crime, violence, unrest, unrestrained lashing
out at the whole social structure - that is not only expected; it is very
near to inevitable.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
A society that loses its sense of outrage is doomed
Edwin Torres, Judge/New York State Supreme Court/Twelfth Judicial District
Decisions, not conditions, determine what a man
Viktor Frankl, Austrian psychiatrist and philosopher
. . . for the individual, long-run personal satisfaction
is to be found only in morally correct behavior; this truth is one that
the intelligence and traditions of our Western society have long taught.
John D. Millet
History does not long entrust the care of freedom
to the weak or timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Duty is the sublimest word in our language.
Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should
never wish to do less.
Robert E. Lee
The difference between the right word and the
almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning
The society that loses its grip on the past is
in danger, for it produces men who know nothing but the present, and who
are not aware that life has been, and could be, different from what it
is. Such men bear tyranny easily, for they have nothing with which
to compare it.
Trevor J. Saunders
To know nothing of the world before you were born
is to remain a child.
I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere
ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one
less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you
are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth
Only in America do veterans sleep in the streets
while a draft dodger sleeps in the White House.
Is there no outrage that will finally end the
long ethical nightmare of the Clinton presidency? Last week-end's
revelations that Democratic find-raiser Johnny Chung had methodically funneled
contributions from an officer of the Peoples' Liberation Army (the Red
Chinese military) into President Clinton's 1996 re-election efforts should
be considered the last straw. Unlike nearly every other illegality
and immoral act of the last six years, the president's defenders this time
seem restrained and, shall we say, concerned. The stalling actions
and the apologia will no doubt continue in at least some quarters, but
it's long past time for a credible mainstream Democrat in Congress to ask
the obvious question and demand the public know the answer: What
did the president know and when did he know it?
The Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, May 19, 1998
Whatever proportions Nazi crimes finally assumed,
it became evident to all who investigated them that they had started from
During the Civil War President Abraham Lincoln was asked, "Are you sure that God is on our side?" He replied, "The question is . . . are we on His?"
The President is the symbol of who the people
of the United States are. He is the person who stands for us in the
eyes of the world and the eyes of our children.
William J. Bennett
If you are not alarmed, you are not paying attention.
(Seen on a bumper sticker)
Aggressive fighting for the right is the noblest
sport the world affords.
It is what we think we know already that often
prevents us from learning.
It is no longer . . . merely that this man
is corrupt - who now does not believe that? - but that we see that he is
corrupting us all. Through his self-righteousness without principle,
he has left us all adrift in a rudderless world . . . while
he blockades himself in the White House - and against what exactly?
Georgie Ann Geyer
Never let me hear that the blood of the brave
has been shed in vain! No! It sends a cry down through all
Mary Boykin Chestnut
If history teaches anything, it teaches that self
delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly.
No person is above the law. The high and
the low, the mighty and the mean - all are subject to the rule of law.
This simple yet majestic truth lies at the very foundation of the American
In voting to impeach William Jefferson Clinton, the United States House of Representatives upheld the rule of law. By his conduct the President sought to subvert the rule of law. Having taken an oath to see that the laws are faithfully executed, the President repeatedly lied under oath, suborned others to commit perjury, obstructed justice and abused the power of his office. The occasion of these felonious offenses - an adulterous affair with a subordinate, is irrelevant to the substance of the crimes.
The Union Leader of Manchester, New Hampshire December 21, 1998
Where law ends, tyranny begins.
When the cause succeeds, the timid join
. . . for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
We alone regard a man who takes no interest in
public affairs, not as harmless, but as useless.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved
in it as he who helps to perpetuate it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.