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John Petrie's Collection of Thomas Jefferson Quotes

John Petrie's Collection of Thomas Jefferson Quotes
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it. The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits. No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him. I am not a friend to a very energetic government. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Related:  Quotation Sites

Status Den 50 intelligent quotes, ideal for Facebook status updates. 1. You can do anything, but not everything. —David Allen 2. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Getting the facts straight about the Founding Fathers Invoking the Founding Fathers on Independence Day to celebrate our nation’s birth is a fine thing to do. Invoking them to score political points? Watch out. Take, for example, a Facebook post about Benjamin Franklin that circulated in May, a post that was actually aimed at making fun of tea party favorite Rep. It’s not just claims on social media. Talking about the First Amendment, radio host Bryan Fischer of American Family Radio said that "by the word ‘religion’ in the First Amendment, the founders meant Christianity." Our research and interviews with historians showed that the Founding Fathers pretty clearly meant all religion. On the other side of the political aisle, Keith Olbermann -- at the time a commentator on the liberal network MSNBC -- said that Adams as president signed the Treaty of Tripoli as an "outreach to Muslims." On the Second Amendment, we’ve looked into comments from U.S. Quite a few people have made claims about Washington’s commitment to Christianity.

100 Inspiring Quotes So many people have said so many things so much better than I will ever be able to. Here are 100 of them. I hope you find at least a few that speak to you. If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. – Mark Twain Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. Several of these came from Louise Hay, who is pretty terrific. Tags: lists , quotes

14 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Margaret Atwood The Best Quotes of All Time It’s been three years since we shared our original list of some of the best quotes of all time, and we felt it was a good time for an update. We’ve added another 25 quotes for you. But these aren’t just any quotes. These are quotes designed to inspire. They’re motivational quotes that will hopefully get you thinking about your life, your work, or your dreams and how you can make these things better. I know quotes researched online often come in slightly different variations, so if you’ve heard another version of one of these, please share it with us in the comments. Here are our 25 new additions for our list of the best quotes of all time, including some submitted by our readers in response to the original list of best quotes, which you can still find below. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. – Buddha

10 Amazing Women Who Led Rebellions History Male revolutionaries such as Che Guevara have gone down as heroes for leading rebellions against “the Man.” But forgotten by history are the women who took on far greater powers than Fulgencio Batista. Throughout the ages, women have led rebellions and revolutions which took on the might of the Roman Empire and the vast wealth of the British East India Company. 10 Yaa Asantewaa Yaa Asantewaa, described as the African Joan of Arc, was Queen Mother of the Edweso region, part of the former Asante Kingdom and now modern-day Ghana. When the Asante began to resist British rule, the British Governor, Lord Hodgson, demanded that they turn over their Golden Stool, used as a throne and symbol of independence. Shortly after, on March 28, 1900, what was left of the monarchy was assembled and the British Captain demanded the Stool. This speech caused the Yaa Asantewaa War for Independence to break out on the same day. 9 Corazon Aquino 8 Laskarina Bouboulina 7 Queen Mavia Of Arabia 5 Leymah Gbowee

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25 Humor Quotes Humor really is our saving grace, and it helps keep us psychologically healthy. 25 Quotes on Humor - Part 2 can be found here: Part 2 "Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. "A good laugh makes any interview, or any conversation, so much better." - Barbara Walters "He who laughs, lasts." - Mary Pettibone Poole "A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing." - Laura Ingalls Wilder "There is nothing like a gleam of humor to reassure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face." - Eva Hoffman "Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. "A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. "It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously." - Oscar Wilde "When humor goes, there goes civilization." - Erma Bombeck "A sense of humor... is needed armor. "Comedy is acting out optimism." - Robin Williams Part 2 www.stephaniesarkis.com

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