Saturday, April 15, 2006

Great quotes from the good folks at Buzzflash.

Thanks Buzzflash, this is fantastic stuff.

I wanted to put up 2 or 3 of the best, but they're all brilliant.

Read them all and think about each one, you'll be glad you did.

"There is also an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents... The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provisions should be made to prevent its ascendancy."-- Thomas Jefferson, third US president, architect and author (1743-1826)

"What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label 'Liberal?' If by 'Liberal' they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer' s dollar, then the record of this party and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of 'Liberal.' But if by a 'Liberal' they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a 'Liberal,' then I' m proud to say I'm a 'Liberal.'"- John F. Kennedy, September 14, 1960

"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. general and 34th president (1890-1969)

Eminently Quotable

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John Stuart Mill (May 20 1806 – May 8 1873)