From the category archives:

Quote of the Week

I thought I would post some quotes from one of our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, in honor of the 4th of July.

“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.”

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

“Never spend your money before you have it.”

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”

“The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.”

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”


“I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master.

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.

I believe that thrift is essential to well ordered living and that economy is a prime requisite of a sound financial structure, whether in government, business or personal affairs.

I believe that truth and justice are fundamental to an enduring social order.

I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man’s word should be as good as his bond; that character — not wealth or power or position — is of supreme worth.

I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free.

I believe in an all-wise and all-loving God, named by whatever name, and that the individual’s highest fulfillment, greatest happiness, and widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with His will.

I believe that love is the greatest thing in the world; that it alone can overcome hate; that right can and will triumph over might.”

~John D. Rockefeller, Jr. , spoken by him on July 8, 1941, in a radio broadcast appeal on behalf of the USO and the National War Fund. In 1962, these words were inscribed on a commemorative plaque outside Rockefeller Center in New York.

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“We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism.”
– Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, 1959
No one can reference where Khrushchev said this in one of his speeches, but a quote like this is scary none the less.


“With great power comes great responsibility”

~ Spider Man

While it might be silly to quote a comic book/movie, I think the quote rings true with a powerful message. Now, if only those that hold the power would take note and realize the responsibility they have to us and all the world.


Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power
of reason to believe.”
~ Voltaire

“In faith there is enough light for those who want to
believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.”
~ Blaise Pascal


“Winners in my opinion are those who are willing to make sacrifices for the unknown, both for themselves and for the team.
Once you have that, then the results take care of themselves.”

~ Herb Brooks


“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain
a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
~ Benjamin Franklin


“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel
that you, too, can become great.”
~Mark Twain


“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected,and handed on for them to do the same”. ~ Ronald Reagan


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt, ‘This Is My Story,’ 1937