Short & Many

A collection of profound/humorous quotes, all of which were said before 1975.


“To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.”

~George Washington

“It is time to start worrying about the next generation instead of the next election.”

~Congressman Jack F. Kemp

“If being pro-God and pro-Country is controversial and rightist, there is no one standing to the right of me.”

~Roy Rogers

“You’ll never find a Socialist thirsting for truth. Because when he starts thirsting for truth, he stops being a Socialist.”

~Bill Paulson

“As for me, I may die in a dictatorship, but I won’t live in one.”

~Thomas J. Anderson

“If we will not be governed by God, then we will be ruled by tyrants.”

~William Penn

“While claiming it is devoted to peace, the United Nations, contrary to its character, is a champion international trouble-maker!”

~C. C. Moseley

“Communism is the product of the apathy of the many and the audacity of a few.”

~Jose Chiriboga

“The men who today snatch the worst criminals from justice will murder the most innocent persons tomorrow.”

~Edmund Burke

“The government turns every contingency into an excuse for enhancing power in itself.”

~John Adams

“The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.”

~William Hazlitt

“Those who put peace ahead of Freedom have made their final choice; for their conquerors will give them neither peace nor freedom, not even freedom of choice.”

~J. Kesner Kahn

“From the way things are going in this country, it won’t be long until our universities begin offering courses in picketing!”

~John Chadwick

“The difficulty today is not ‘police brutality’—but brutality to the police.”

~E. Merril Root

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the American Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.”

~Henry Ford

“The Great Society thinks you can’t have a Government for the people unless you have a Government buy the people.”

~John McLeod

“Diets are for those who are thick and tired of it.”

~Paul Crume

“Public opinion is what people think that other people think.”

~Alfred Austin

“Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.”

~Elbert Hubbard

“We hear they’ve brought out a new drink called Foreignade. It’s refreshment that never pauses.”

~Edgar W. Hiestand

“The automobile did away with the horse. Now it is doing away with people.”

~O. G. Zimmerman

“Some people are like wheelbarrows – useful only when pushed, and too easily upset.”

~San Jose Mercury

“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words evidence of the fact.”

~George Eliot

“Gentlemen may cry peace, peace – but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the North will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? 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

Washington Monument


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