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"No matter how many men take part in a landing, some few must be the first ashore." - D-Day participant Bruce Bliven, Jr.

"It's morning in America." - Ronald Reagan

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports." - George Washington

"The United States did not rise to greatness by waiting for others to lead.  This nation is the world's foremost manufacturer, farmer, banker, consumer, and exporter." - John F. Kennedy

"The best place for a child to learn religious faith is at home, in the bosom of a family where faith is lived and practiced." - Dick Van Dyke

"Those men would deserve the gratitude of ages, who should discover a mode of government that contained the greatest sum of individual happiness, with the least national expense." - Thomas Paine

"If there is a form of government, then, whose principle and foundation is virtue, will not every sober man acknowledge it better calculated to promote the general happiness than any other form?" - John Adams

"..[Avoid] likewise the accumulation of debt..." - George Washington

"Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged" - The Northwest Ordinance, providing for religious education in the Ohio Territory.

"...[T]he Puritans went forth to seek some rude and unfrequented part of the world, where they could live according to their own opinions, and worship God in freedom." - Alexis de Toqueville

​"We're not cutting the budget simply for the sake of sounder financial management.  This is only a first step toward returning power to the states and communities, only a first step toward reordering the relationship between citizen and government." - Ronald Reagan

"The Almighty has his own purposes." - Abraham Lincoln

​"A man who has nothing to do with his own time has no conscience in his intrusion on that of others." - Jane Austen

"...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." - Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." - Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you." - The Bible, Jeremiah 1:5

"If we ignore it the truth that God is love may slyly come to mean for us the converse, that love is God." - C.S. Lewis

"No man who says I'm as good as you believes it.  He would not say it if he did."​ - C. S. Lewis

​"The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modern times with "communism" or "socialism." - Catechism of the Catholic Church

"​Communism is alive and well! Don't be deceived by those who would say that it is a conspiracy theory." - Dr. James Dobson

"I cannot run this thing on the theory that every office holder must think I am the greatest man in the nation and I will not" - Abraham Lincoln

"It seemed as if New England was a region given up to the dreams of fancy and the unrestrained experiments of innovators." - Alexis de Toqueville, on early American spirit

​"He has only one thing to consider in performing any action - that is, whether he is acting rightly or wrongly, like a good man or a bad one." - Plato

"Tell me seriously, Meletus, is it better to live in a good or in a bad community?  Answer my question, like a good fellow; there is nothing difficult about it. Is it not true that wicked people have a bad effect upon those with whom they are in the closest contact, and that good people have a good effect?" - Plato

"And where the rewards for merit are greatest, there are found the best citizens." - Thucydides

"If today I lived in a Communist country where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying that country's antireligious laws." - Martin Luther King, Jr. 

"There was a time when the church was very powerful - in the time when the early Christians rejoiced at being deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed.  In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Clearly, if we don't send overpayment of taxes back to those who paid them, politicians can always find a new way to spend the overpayment." - Senator Zell Miller

"From time to time, make yourself do something you don't really want to do.  It will make you stronger." - Senator Zell Miller

"The fault, then, is not with the family as God created it, but with particular families as they stray from God's plan." - Scott Hahn

"Hope of gain lessens pain." - Benjamin Franklin

"All things are easy to industry, all things difficult to sloth." - Benjamin Franklin

"No longer virtuous no longer free; is a maxim as true with regard to a private person as a common-wealth." - Benjamin Franklin

"Industry need not wish." - Benjamin Franklin

"Good sense is a thing all need, few have, and none think they lack." - Benjamin Franklin

"A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one." - Benjamin Franklin

"Love your neighbor, yet don't pull down your hedge." - Benjamin Franklin

"Beware of meat twice boiled and of an old foe reconciled." - Benjamin Franklin

"He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes books." - Benjamin Franklin

"We might think of them as the ancient paths.  Only recently have we lost touch with them." - John Eldredge 

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries." - Winston Churchill

"Angels and ministers of grace, defend us!" - Shakespeare

"But then tomorrow a whole new life begins." - George H.W. Bush

"For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth" - George Frideric Handel

"Having undertaken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith...a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia..." - The Mayflower Compact

"The English colonies (and this is one of the main causes of their prosperity) have always enjoyed more internal freedom and more political independence than the colonies of other nations..." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"It is regrettably easy for us to take for granted the freedoms we live under without considering who paid the price to secure them." - Jeff Shaara, NYT bestselling author

"Be free, yet without using freedom as a pretext for evil, but as slaves of God." - 1 Peter 3:16

“I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion.” Original Oath of Hippocrates, which we know as the Hippocratic Oath, sworn by all doctors

"In the laws of Connecticut, as well as in all those of New England, we find the germ and gradual development of that township independence which is the life and mainspring of American liberty at the present day." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"In America...it may be said that the township was organized before the county, the county before the State, the State before the Union." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

​"My sacrifice, God, is a broken spirit; God, do not spurn a broken, humbled heart." - Psalms 51:19

"...in America religion is the road to knowledge, and the observance of the divine laws leads man to civil freedom." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"The safeguard of morality is religion, and morality is the best security of law and the surest pledge of freedom." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"...whilst political laws are only the symbol of a nation's condition, they exercise an incredible influence upon its social state." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"I do not mean that there is any deficiency of wealthy individuals in the United States; I know of no country, indeed, where the love of money has taken stronger hold on the affections of men, and where the profounder contempt is expressed for the theory of the permanent equality of property.  But wealth circulates with inconceivable rapidity, and experience shows that it is rare to find two succeeding generations [in America] in the full enjoyment of it. - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"...[W]e are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." - J.K. Rowling

"There is, in fact, a manly and lawful passion for equality which excites men to wish all to be powerful and honored.  This passion tends to elevate the humble to the rank of the great; but there exists also in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to attempt to lower the powerful to their own level, and reduces men to prefer equality in slavery to inequality with freedom." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"Whenever the political laws of the United States are to be discussed, it is with the doctrine of the sovereignty of the people that we must begin." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"Moreover, the Federal Government is, as I have just observed, the exception; the Government of the States is the rule." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"Nevertheless local assemblies of citizens constitute the strength of free nations." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"In general the American system is not to grant fixed salary to its functionaries.  Every service has its price, and they are remunerated in proportion to what they have done." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"In France the State-collector receives the local imposts; in America the town-collector receives the taxes of the State." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"The Europeans believe that liberty is promoted by depriving the social authority of some of its rights; the Americans, by dividing its exercise." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"Nothing is more striking to a European traveler in the United States than the absence of what we term the Government, or the Administration. - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"It was never assumed in the United States that the citizen of a free country has a right to do whatever he pleases; on the contrary, social obligations were there imposed upon him more various than anywhere else." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"For that matter, how many people throughout the length and breadth of this prosperous country ever sit down and think about the basic values? - Dick Van Dyke

"No idea was ever entertained [in America] of attacking the principles or of contesting the rights of society; but the exercise of its authority was divided, to the end that the office might be powerful and the officer insignificant...." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"In no country in the world does the law hold so absolute a language as in America, and in no country is the right of applying it vested in so many hands." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"I am persuaded, on the contrary, that in this case [of America] the collective strength of the citizens will always conduce more efficaciously to the public welfare than the authority of the government." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"However enlightened and however skillful a central power may be, it cannot of itself embrace all the details of the existence of a great nation." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"It profits me but little, after all, that a vigilant authority should...constantly avert all dangers from my path...if this same authority is the absolute mistress of my liberty..." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"Before [the president] enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear...that I will...to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." - Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section I

"When a private individual [in America] meditates an undertaking, however directly connected it may be with the welfare of society, he never thinks of soliciting the co-operation of the Government, but he publishes his plan, offers to execute it himself, courts the assistance of other individuals, and struggles manfully against all obstacles." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"How can a populace, unaccustomed to freedom in small concerns, learn to use it temperately in great affairs?  What resistance can be offered to tyranny in a country where every private individual is impotent, and where citizens are united by no common tie? - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America

"But it is better to grant the power of changing the constitution of the people to men who represent (however imperfectly) to will of the people, than to men who represent no one but themselves." - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835, Democracy in America