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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.

    No serious-minded conservative could possibly disagree with Judge Bork . . . that morality is in serious decline and that courts have been a significant factor in abetting the decline.   More fundamental is the rejection of any objective grounds for morality - the grounds decribed famously as the "Laws of Nature and Nature's God" - that has undermined moral and political life in America.
           Edward J. Erler

    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 abortion.
           George Will

    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.
           George Will

    Clinton is most comfortable when thinking about little things - school uniforms, the minimum wage and, above all, himself.
           George Will

    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 high.
           Heinrich Heine

    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 worthless.
           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.
          Cal Thomas

    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.
          Cal Thomas

    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.
         Oscar Wilde

    Bloom where you are planted.

    Most wounds are self-inflicted.
         Winfield H. Rose

    Never underestimate the power of the dark side.
         Darth Vader

    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.
        Frank Outlaw

    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 to extinction.
        Edwin Torres, Judge/New York State Supreme Court/Twelfth Judicial District

    Decisions, not conditions, determine what a man is.
        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 bug.
        Mark Twain

    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.
        Robert Frost

    If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
        Benjamin Franklin

    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 small beginnings.
        Leo Alexander

    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.
        Theodore Roosevelt

    It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning.
        Claude Bernard

    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?  Against us.
        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 time.
        Mary Boykin Chestnut

    If history teaches anything, it teaches that self delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly.
        Ronald Reagan

    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 republic.
    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.
        John Locke

    When the cause succeeds, the timid join  . . .  for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
        Mark Twain

    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.