Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again. -- Ronald Reagan
When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck before you crush him. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend. -- Margaret Thatcher
Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. -- Margaret Thatcher
I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air. -- Margaret Thatcher
It is necessary only for the good man to do nothing for evil to triumph. -- Edmund Burke
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. -- Elbert Einstein
A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have. -- Barry Goldwater
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. -- Judge Learned Hand
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Orator - 106-43 B.C.