Thursday, January 22, 2009

I found these quotes very interesting.

A Word From Our President...

President Thomas Jefferson. that is!!

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe . Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. Thomas Jefferson

And finally, a Very Interesting Quote:

In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in1802:
'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.'


Reader Wil said...

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अविनाश said...

nice quotes, liked them.Thanks for sharing

The 4th Sister said...

oooh pay it's own debts...that sounds scary.....What a new concept!

Wanda said...

Our forefathers were so so wise... why did we forget that!!

Did someone send this to our New President?? Words to live by and govern by.....

Thanks Patty!

Anonymous said...

Thomas Jefferson has it right. It seems like everything he warned about we are doing.

Renie Burghardt said...

I just messed up a comment, so here it goes one more time. LOL.

Jefferson was a wise man indeed!
Have a good night, Patty.


PS. Please delete the messed up one. Thanks!

Condra A. Nasir said...

sometimes wise word is only wise word...easy to quote on a paper but not in life...

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ Great post, I heard it on the radio today.
Thanks for your comments and glad you enjoyed the jokes and the little girl praying. Nice one. Take care,
my friend, Love and Hugs, Merle.

Femin Susan said...

very wise and intelligent words!excellent work!


Wow! Very interesting, and no doubting where that man stood on the issues. My husband and I were talking the other day about how brilliant TJ was in general. Sometimes I wonder, where are the TJ's of today?