“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” – Edwin Meese III, former U.S. Attorney General (1985-88)

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty” — Thomas Jefferson.

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.” –Thomas Jefferson

“The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done — men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.” – Jean Piaget

“Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.” – Marcus T Cicero

“Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.” – Pericles

“Bad habits are like chains that are too light to feel until they are too heavy to carry.” -Warren Buffett

“Always do what you say you are going to do. It is the glue and fiber that binds successful relationships.” – Jeffry Timmons

“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” – James Michener

“Life is one generation; a good name is forever.” – Japanese Proverb

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” -Zig Ziglar

“Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Chinese Proverb

“I am today what yesterday has made me. Tomorrow I shall be changed by today’s experiences.”  – Author Unknown.

“There are two mistakes one can make along the way to the truth – not going all the way and not starting.”  – Buddha

“The future depends on what we do in the present.”  – Mahatma Gandhi

“If you are poor, live wisely. If you have riches, live wisely. It is not your station in life, but your heart, that brings blessings.” -Author Unknown.

“Success is often just an idea away!” – Frank Tyger

“The impossible is often the untried.” –  Jim Goodwin

“If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.” – Calvin Coolidge

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” -Albert Einstein

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The following quotes come from politicians within the United Kingdom (often called England by us Yanks) — perhaps their words represent the philosophies of many of our own politicians as well!

“Today’s brand of railing against ‘socialism’ comes from a mean-spirited refusal to acknowledge one’s honor-bound duty toward one’s country and countrymen.” – Anonymous British Statesman.

“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister.

“Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.” – Margaret Thatcher

“No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Of course it’s the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.” – Margaret Thatcher

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