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"A Nation Can Survive its Fools, and Even the Ambitious But it Cannot Survive..."

Quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero (Ancient Roman Lawyer, Writer, Scholar, Orator and Statesman, 106 BC-43 BC)

“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 carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, 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 the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”


“The more laws, the less justice.”


“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.”


“Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.”



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The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been two hundred years.
These nations have progressed through this sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to complacency;
from complacency to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage.
Sir Alex Fraser Tyler: (1742-1813) Scottish jurist and historian

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A quotes page!

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"My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."

"A man should always have two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason" - J.P. Morgan

"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."

"Some people hear voices, some see invisible people, others have no imagination whatsoever."

"The big print giveth and the small print taketh away."

"The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know" —Harry Truman

"science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."

"The present is the eternal embarrasment of the future."

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?


Rome had a Jewish Lobby also...

"Give a man a gun, and he could rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he could rob the world."

“The higher we are placed,

“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.”

Something Obama and Pelosi need to do.

Ron Paul already walks humbly. America sure missed the boat in not electing Ron Paul president in 2008.

Hopefully, they can correct that in 2012.

Obama called himself humble

Obama called himself humble recently in an interview.

Selfpraise is disgrace.

really scary is the possibility that he really believes it. what a nutjob.