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  • #1
    William F. Buckley Jr.
    “I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.”
    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • #2
    C.S. Lewis
    “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #3
    C.S. Lewis
    “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #4
    C.S. Lewis
    “A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

  • #5
    C.S. Lewis
    “Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning...”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #6
    C.S. Lewis
    “I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #7
    Augustine of Hippo
    “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”
    Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

  • #8
    Milton Friedman
    “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”
    Milton Friedman

  • #9
    Milton Friedman
    “Well first of all, tell me: Is there some society you know that doesn’t run on greed? You think Russia doesn’t run on greed? You think China doesn’t run on greed? What is greed? Of course, none of us are greedy, it’s only the other fellow who’s greedy. The world runs on individuals pursuing their separate interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way. In the only cases in which the masses have escaped from the kind of grinding poverty you’re talking about, the only cases in recorded history, are where they have had capitalism and largely free trade. If you want to know where the masses are worse off, worst off, it’s exactly in the kinds of societies that depart from that. So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear, that there is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by the free-enterprise system.”
    Milton Friedman

  • #10
    Milton Friedman
    “Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”
    Milton Friedman

  • #11
    Milton Friedman
    “The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.”
    Milton Friedman

  • #12
    Thomas Sowell
    “Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.”
    Thomas Sowell

  • #13
    Thomas Sowell
    “Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God.”
    Thomas Sowell

  • #14
    Thomas Sowell
    “What is history but the story of how politicians have squandered the blood and treasure of the human race?”
    Thomas Sowell

  • #15
    Margaret Thatcher
    “Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.”
    Margaret Thatcher, Margaret Thatcher

  • #16
    Calvin Coolidge
    “It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.”
    Calvin Coolidge

  • #17
    Alexander Hamilton
    “Men are reasoning rather than reasonable animals.”
    Alexander Hamilton, The Works Of Alexander Hamilton

  • #18
    Abraham Lincoln
    “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”
    Abraham Lincoln, Great Speeches / Abraham Lincoln: with Historical Notes by John Grafton

  • #19
    Abraham Lincoln
    “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
    Abraham Lincoln, Great Speeches / Abraham Lincoln: with Historical Notes by John Grafton

  • #20
    Abraham Lincoln
    “From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #21
    Daniel Webster
    “A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.”
    Daniel Webster

  • #22
    Daniel Webster
    “Liberty and Union, now and for ever, one and inseparable!”
    Daniel Webster, The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Union

  • #23
    T.S. Eliot
    “April is the cruelest month, breeding
    lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
    memory and desire, stirring
    dull roots with spring rain.”
    T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

  • #24
    W.B. Yeats
    “Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.”
    W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats



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