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Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Good Quote Defines Truth

A Good Quote Defines Truth

  These quotes all have a survival and a self-reliance theme that runs through them. I will give the credit to the authors when I can find them. If you take the time to really read each one you will see why they have stood the test of time.  
” ‘Firepower’ usually means an increased number of misses per minute. Fifty misses is not firepower. One hit is firepower” Peter Senich, Limited War Sniping.
” There is no such thing as dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men” . Robert Heinlein.
” Being right too soon is socially unacceptable”. Robert Heinlein.
” The old lesson has been taught again that danger and challenge come from unexpected quarters and , in the last resort, there is nobody to rely on but one’s self”. Anthony Lejeune.
” The law, in curbing crime, is about as useful as the United Nations, in curbing aggression”. William F. Buckley, jr.
” Those who claim that they “reject labels” actually mean that they reject yours, but esteem their own”. Joseph Sobran.
” You never have trouble if you are prepared for it” . Teddy Roosevelt.
” I do not believe that all men are created equal, for the best of all possible reasons: because it is not so”. John Hancock.
” Capitalism brings the unequal distribution of wealth. Socialism brings the equal distribution of poverty” Anon.
” Not to know the events that happened before one was born is always to remain a child”. Cicero.
A Scouts Creed. ” I know where they are and where I am , while they only know where they are”. Chris Schollenberg.
” Nobody knows what a whole army of expert shots could do in the field, because there never has been such a thing” . A.G. Banks.
” One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. ” Plato.
” We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad man is the choice of the cause” . William James.
Many of these quotes were made hundreds of years ago, some 20 years ago. However, they  ring as true as if they were spoken today. Quotes have meaning and impact, because they reflect, at the least, what is true.

By Dude McLean

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  1. "Always tell the truth even if you have to lie to do it" .. my daddy..


  2. "Never insult anyone by accident." --Robert A. Heinlein

  3. Another of my all-time favorites that still applies right darn now:

    "Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for." --Will Rogers

  4. both of those are great , Dave..