Sunday, November 6, 2011

QOTW: 11/6 - 11/12 (Abraham Lincoln Edition)


America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”--Abraham Lincoln

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” - Abraham Lincoln

"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." - (This is not a direct quote, but a paraphrase of Lincoln's fiscal policy views from one of his biographers)

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” - Abraham Lincoln

"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." - Abraham Lincoln

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