Guess the Quote...

Who said these things?  Guess the Quote...

Quote #1:        "Save Main Street, not Wall Street" 



Quote #2:        "The truth that Bush, Rice, and Rumsfeld hide from you is that there is no way to escape Iraq, except by withdrawing immediately, and that means any delay in making this decision means nothing but more dead and more wounded."



Quote #3:        "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."


New !!  Highlight the answer with mouse to reveal.  These are courtesy teacher Tim Latham's web site


"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

Answer- Thomas Jefferson


"The constitution is not an instrument for the government to retrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." 

Answer-  Patrick Henry

"A primary object...should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing ...than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?"

Answer- George Washington

"When the people have fear of government, there is tyranny; when the government have fear of the people there is liberty." 

Answer- Thomas Jefferson

 "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. "

Answer- George Washington

"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."

Answer- Albert Einstein


 “Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can” 

Answer- Samuel Adams

"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace."

Answer- Thomas Paine


"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."

Answer- Thomas Jefferson


"All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."

Answer- Edmond Burke

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."

Answer- Patrick Henry

"You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."

Answer- Abraham Lincoln

 "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."

Answer- Thomas Jefferson


 "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

Answer- Thomas Jefferson


 "Governments don't take away the rights of free people in large blocks, but in small chips barely noticed, until one day you look around and realize you are no longer a free people."

Answer- George Washington


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

Answer- Abraham Lincoln


"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have."

Answer- Ronald Reagan


 "The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him."

Answer-G. K. Chesterton


 "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

Answer- Ronald Reagan


 "All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."

Answer- Winston Churchill


"Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent." 

Answer-  Napoleon

" He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else."

Answer- Ben Franklin

"There is a difference in knowing the path and walking the path." 

Answer- Morpheous


“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” 

Answer- Helen Keller


"There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit."

Answer- Robert Woodruff





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