Famous Lincoln Quote:

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

... Abraham Lincoln

"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."

President Abraham Lincoln Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865

Ronald Reagan Quote:

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

"Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it."

"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."

"The most terrifying words In the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."

"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong."

"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."

"The taxpayer: That's someone who works For the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other"

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program."

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first"

"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."

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book."

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

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under."

...Ronald Reagan

President Franklin D. Roosevelt Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."

President John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961

"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."

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Some pretty good words of wisdom. Thought you might enjoy.

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest political sages this country has ever known.

Some of his sayings:
  • 1. Never slap a man who´s chewing tobacco.
  • 2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
  • 3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.
  • 4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
  • 5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
  • 6. You find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
  • 7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
  • 8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
  • 9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
  • 10. If you´re riding´ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.
  • 11. Lettin´ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier´n puttin´ it back.
  • 12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you´re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.


  • First. Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
  • Second. The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
  • Third. Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know ´why´ I look this way. I´ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren´t paved.
  • Fourth. When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
  • Fifth. You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
  • Sixth. I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top
  • Seventh.One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it´'s such a nice change from being young.
  • Eighth. One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
  • Ninth. Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
  • Tenth. Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it´s called golf.
  • Also, never squat while wearing spurs.
  • And, finally- If you don´t learn to laugh at trouble, you won´'t have anything to laugh at when you´re old.
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      Chief Dan George

     Two Wolves

Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee Nation (1768-1813)

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.

Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.

Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long and its purpose the service of your people.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place.

Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you rise in the morning give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose heart are filled with the fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.

Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

...Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee Nation (1768-1813)

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         Chief Joseph

          Chief Crowfoot

               John Wayne

               Willie Nelson


I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all encumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run.-Henry David Thoreau

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