Saturday, July 31, 2021

July Words of Wisdom

When laws do not apply to those who make them, people are not being governed, they are being ruled. --Judge Michael McHaney

The last person to trust with power is someone who is dying to have it. The best person to wield power is someone who is reluctant to do so, but who will do it for a while as a civic duty. That is why term limits should make it impossible to have a whole career in politics. --Thomas Sowell

Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them. --Frank Herbert (Dune)

One of the most courageous decisions you'll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul. --Brigitte Nicole

May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but the opportunity to do what is right. --Peter Marshall

I can say - not as a patriotic bromide, but with full knowledge of the necessary metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, political and esthetic roots - that the United States of America is the greatest, the noblest and, in its original founding principles, the only moral country in the history of the world. 
--Ayn Rand

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed. --Friedrich Nietzsche

Comfort food is the food that makes us feel good - satisfied, calm, cared for and carefree. --Ellie Krieger

Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear and how to be free from it. --Veronica Roth (Divergent)

We live in an age where tradition is one of the highest forms of rebellion. 
--G.K. Chesterton

Trying to hurt me by bringing up my past is like trying to rob my old house. I don't live there anymore. That ain't my stuff. --Unknown

Each morning we are born again...what we do today is what matters most. 

Whoever retains the faculty of seeing beauty doesn't age. --Franz Kafka

The tranquility that comes when you stop caring what they say. Or think, or do. Only what you do. --Marcus Aurelius

Life isn't always about doing the things we like to do. It's about doing things we have to do. --David Goggins

Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination. --Thomas Sowell

Freedom of speech includes the freedom not to agree, not to listen and not to support one's own antagonists. --Ayn Rand

Crime is common. Logic is rare. --Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: I have to go to work - as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I'm going to do what I was born for - the things I was brought into the world to do. Or is this what I was created for? To huddle, under the blankets and stay warm? --Marcus Aurelius

Be as socialist as you want with your own money, leave mine out of it. --Alice Smith

There is no security, no safety, in the appeasement of evil. --President Ronald Reagan

Protesters in Cuba and Hong Kong seem to love the American flag more than some of our Olympic athletes. --Rep. Jim Jordan

When society makes criminals into heroes and turns its heroes into villains, it is doomed. --Brigitte Gabriel

The socialist idea is nothing but a grandiose rationalization of petty resentments. --Ludwig von Mises

What is the new definition of conspiracy theorist? Someone who doesn't swallow everything the government and mainstream media says without question. --Alice Smith

The hills of West Virginia are breathtakingly beautiful. The people I met there were unfailingly kind, and forgiving of my liberal tendencies. Though the culture, landscape, attitudes, voting tendencies, and religious beliefs were about as far from my own as Saudi Arabia's, I felt at home. I was enchanted - both by the people I met and by McDowell County's mist-covered small towns. --Anthony Bourdain

Truth is treason in an empire of lies. --George Orwell

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. --Aristotle

The time is always right to do the right thing. --Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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