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Wisdom and Wit From the Right

Michel de Montaigne

"There is neither justice nor kindness in helping a man who does not know how to use your help and who is all the worse for it."

Alan Keyes

"Freedom is not an easy discipline. Freedom is not a choice for those who are lazy in their heart and in their respect for their own moral capacities."

George Bernard Shaw

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."

Judge Learned Hand

"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it."

William A. Rusher

"A liberal is somebody who thinks a goat is just a sheep from a broken home."

Michael Oakeshott

"The conservative, if he were forced to gamble, would bet on the field."

Roger Scruton

"The desire to conserve is compatible wih all manner of change, provided only that change is also continuity."


"It is easy to despise what you cannot get."

James Q. Wilson

"It is easier to renounce a marriage than a mortgage."

Robert Bork

"No body of doctrine is born fully developed."

George Will

"Lawmaking is not the arcane province of a clerisy of experts."

H. L. Mencken

"A liberal is one who is willing to believe anything twice."

James Burnham

"Nearly all liberals invoke the name of Freedom the way a drill seargant invokes his favorite obscenity."

George Gilder

"Liberals seem to want wealth without the rich."

Leo Strauss

" Liberal Relativism has its roots in the natural right tradition of tolerance or in the notion that everyone has a natural right to the pursuit of happiness as he understands happiness; but in itself is a seminary of intolerance."

Ronald Reagan

"No arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

"There are two ways to do something: the right way and the way they do it in Washington."

"It isn't so much that Liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so."

"We have every right to dream heroic dreams."

"There are two places where communism works: in heaven, where they don't need it, and in hell where they've already got it."

"There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits on the human capacity for intelligence, imagination and wonder."

"The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away."

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

"Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th."

"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction."

Jack Kemp

"There are no limits on our future if we don't put limits on our people."

"Democracy without morality is impossible."

Daniel Webster

"Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable."

Gen. Robert Schenck

"Put not your trust in kings and princes. Three of a kind will take them both."

Richard Nixon

"The successful leader does not talk down to people. He lifts them up."

"Greatness comes in simple trappings."

"We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices."


"Good laws derive from evil habits."


"What stops a man who can laugh from speaking the truth?"

Dwight Eisenhower

"Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars."

Margaret Thatcher

"The Labour Party believes in turning workers against owners; we believe in turning workers into owners."

"They have the ususal socialist disease; they have run out of other people's money"

"Let our children grow tall, and some taller than others if they have it in them to do so."

William J. Bennett

"All real education is the architecture of the soul."

Albert Einstein

"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."

P. J. O'Rourke

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."

"A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them."

"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first thing to be bought and sold are legislators."

"Washington is a fine place for journalists to live as well as to brownnose. It has plenty of the only kind of people who can stand journalists - other journalists - and plenty of the only kind of people journalists get any real information from - other journalists."

"God is a Republican and Santa Claus is a Democrat . . . Santa Claus is preferable to God in every way but one: There is no such thing as Santa Claus."

"Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."

"There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please."

"There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself."


"The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations, and benefits."

Henry David Thoreau

"I went to the store the other day to buy a bolt for our front door, for, as I told the storekeeper, the Governor was coming here. 'Aye,' says he, 'and the Legislature too.' 'Then I will take two bolts,' said I."

Cal Thomas

"People change their behavior if they know the harder they work the less they can keep."

"A society that ignores or opposes a set of core standards that motivates people to work, stay married, exercise self-control, and be honest exhibits a poverty of spirit that no amount of money can enrich."

Pope John Paul II

"The modern business economy has positive aspects. Its basis is human freedom exercised in the economic field."

"Besides the Earth, man's principal resource is man himself."

Gen. Douglas MacArthur

"It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it."

Milton Friedman

"Governments never learn. Only people learn."

"Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program."

"Inflation is taxation without legislation."

Rush Limbaugh

"Poverty and suffering are not due to the unequal distribution of goods and resources, but to the unequal distribution of capitalism."

"The lifeblood of liberalism is the pusuit of perpetually unattainable objectives."

Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC)

"If some guy wants to scrawl dirty words on a men's room wall, let him, as long as he supplies the crayons and the wall."

"Let me adjust my hearing aid. It could not acommodate the decibels of the senator from Massachusetts. I can't match him in decibels or Jezebels, or anything else apparently."

"Conservatism is an attitude of mind and heart that seeks to maintain and transmit to a new generation the spirtitual, ethical, moral, and political values that make freedom and civilization possible.

"A liberal is a person who likes to give away somebody else's money- after he has feathered his own nest."

Rep. Richard Armey (R-TX)

"If you want government to get off your back, you've got to get your hands out of its pocket."

"Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, and politicians. All three need parental supervision."

Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA)

"[Clinton Democrats are] the enemy of normal Americans."

"If, in fact, we are to follow the Chamberlain liberal Democratic line of withdrawal from the planet, we would truly have tyranny everywhere and we in America could experience the joys of Soviet-style brutality and murdering of women and children."

"The welfare state kills more poor people in a year than private business."

"Liberalism tends to ignore both the future and the past by discounting the power of great dreams to move people. For this reason, Liberalism's primary appeals to the poor are based on filling stomachs rather than arousing hopes and dreams."

"Liberalism is a remarkably destructive and empty political approach."

"It used to be called socialism. It is now just sort of liberal Democratic platform pledges."

"What more do I need say? Conservative books sell. I can't help it if liberal books don't sell."

"No civilization can survive for long with twelve-year-olds having babies, fifteen-year-olds killing each other, seventeen-year-olds dying of AIDS and eighteen-year-olds getting diplomas they can't read."

Barry Goldwater

"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!"

"A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away."

Rep. Helen Chenoweth (R-ID)

"[Special rights] could bring down the order of a society that has to live and recreate close to each other, and something like that would cause extreme disorder."

Rep. J. C. Watts (R-OK)

"I have a simple definition of character: doing what's right when nobody is looking."

William F. Buckley, Jr.

"I should sooner live in a society governed by the first 2000 names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the 2000 faculty members of Harvard University."

"Liberalism cannot sustain our civilization on the little it has to offer. It is sustaining the majority of our intellectuals, but that proves to be easier than holding together the world."

Ernest Bevin

"The most conservative man in the world is the British Trade Unionist when you want to change him."

"My policy is to be able to take a ticket at Victoria Station and go anywhere I damn well please."

Samuel Butler

"The healthy stomach is nothing if not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions."

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Yes, we are still the prisoners of communism, and yet, for us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while for many people in the West it is still a living lion."

"Social dogmatism leaves us completely helpless before the trials of our time."

Whittaker Chambers

"The crisis of the Western world exists to the degree in which it is indifferent to God."

Lenny Bruce

"The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them."

Lord Stockton

"As usual the liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas. Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and none of the original ideas is sound."

George Orwell

"The typical Socialist is . . . a prim little man with a white-collar job, usually a secret teetotaller and often with vegetarian leanings, with a history of Nonconformity behing him, and, above all, with a social position which he has no intention of forefeiting."

"Freedom is the freedom to say 2+2=4. If that is granted, all else follows." (From 1984)

"Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship." (From 1984)

Ayn Rand

"In the case of some liberals' clamor for public TV, nothing more may be involved than some hack's desire to see his epic produced at public expense."

" Man is a being with free will; therefore, each man is potentially good or evil, and itís up to him and only him (through his reasoning mind) to decide which he wants to be."

"The word 'we' must never be placed first in a man's soul."

"My happiness needs no higher aim to vindicate it. My happiness is not the means to an end.It is the end."

Calvin Coolidge

"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."
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