Provocative Quotes



"That Book, sir, is the rock on which the Republic rests."
President Andrew Jackson

"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience."
Admiral Hyman Rickover

"If you aren't a conservative by the time you're 20, you have neither heart nor brain."
Dr. William T. Pelletier, Mathematician (2/16/96)

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, people groan.
Prov 29:2

"Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem."
President Ronald Reagan

"Public opinion shapes our government. Therefore, encourage all the conservatives you know to 'talk politics' all the time. Encourage liberals to abide by the liberal-promulgated rules of etiquette which discourage social discussion of things that matter - mathematics, politics, and religion."
Dr. William T. Pelletier, Mathematician (1/31/96)

"How fortunate for those in power, that people do not think."
Adolf Hitler

"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."
Albert Einstein

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
Popular Mechanics forecast in 1949

The value of the average conversation could be enormously improved by the constant use of four simple words: "I do not know."
Andre Maurois

"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."
David Lloyd George

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw

"One who sees farther than others does so either because he stands on the shoulders of giants, as Isaac Newton believed, or because he is surrounded by mental midgets. It is not always clear for individual cases which is the truth."
Dr. William T. Pelletier, Mathematician (2/1/97)

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Psa 34:14

"The US government views the Bill of Rights as void where prohibited by law!"
Dr. William T. Pelletier, Mathematician (1995)

"Our laws and institutions must necessarily be based upon, and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind."
US Supreme Court, "The Church of the Holy Trinity vs. US", 1892

"Power does not come from Washington. Power comes from God to the people, and from the people to their government as they see fit to loan it."
Dr. Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House of Representatives (Dec 6, 1994)

"The reason families need two incomes today is not to support themselves but to support the government."
Dick Armey, House Majority Leader, 1994.

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
Winston Churchill

"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and the interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay (1777)

"Our ancestors established their system of government on morality and religious sentiment. Moral habits, they believed, cannot safely be trusted on any other foundation than religious principle, nor any government be secure which is not supported by moral habits. Whatever makes men Christians, makes them good citizens."
Sen. Daniel Webster (1820)

"From a knowledge of His work, we shall know Him."
English scientist Robert Boyle (1627-1691), considered by many to be the father of modern chemistry.

Two step formula for handling stress:
1. Don't sweat the small stuff.
2. Remember that it's all small stuff.
-Anthony Robbins

"Racial discrimination against a white is as unconstitutional as race discrimination against a black."
-Liberal Caucasian Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
"You guys have been practicing discrimination for years. Now it's our turn."
-Liberal Negro Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall replying to Justice Douglas

"We the people are the boss. In the final analysis we will get the kind of government, be it good or bad, that we demand and deserve."
President John F. Kennedy

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
Thomas Jefferson (1777)

"I have sworn on the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
Thomas Jefferson (1800)

"The Eighth Commandment reads: 'Thou shall not steal.'
It does not read: 'Thou shall not steal from the rich man.'
It does not read: 'Thou shall not steal from the poor man.'
It reads simply and plainly: 'Thou shall not steal.' "
President Teddy Roosevelt, 1906

"Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery."
Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1874)

"Government doesn't solve problems; government subsidizes problems."

"1935 will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future."
Adolf Hitler

A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.
Second Amendment, Constitution of the United States.

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Tenth Amendment, Constitution of the United States.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
First Amendment, Constitution of the United States

"We can be grateful that ink and paper didn't make their first appearance the day before yesterday. Otherwise, Congress and the President would be scrambling frantically to make sure that these communication tools would not be used for purposes unapproved by the government."
Stephen Chapman - Chicago Tribune 07/19/96


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