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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Presidential Quotes

“Another lazy Monday. I’m tired, so you’ll all just have to get some old presidential Quotes.”
-Skippy


“When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not Guilty.’”
-President Theodore Roosevelt

“Let every man remember that to violate the laws is to trample on the blood of his fathers and to tear the charter of his own and his children's liberty. Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap. Let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in the legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. In short, let it become the political religion of the nation.”
-President Abraham Lincoln

“The man who holds that every human right is secondary to his profit must now give way to the advocate of human welfare.”
-President Theodore Roosevelt

“Every man has a right to life. That means that he also has a right to make a comfortable living.”
-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“We stand equally against government by a plutocracy and government by a mob. There is something to be said for government by a great aristocracy which has furnished leaders to the nation in peace and war for generations; even a democrat like myself must admit this. But there is absolutely nothing to be said for government by a plutocracy, for government by men very powerful in certain lines and gifted with ‘the money touch,’ but with ideals which in their essence are merely those of so many glorified pawnbrokers.”
-President Theodore Roosevelt

“This is a world of compensation; and he who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.”
-President Abraham Lincoln

“The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all in their separate and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere. The desirable things which the individuals of a people can not do, or can not well do, for themselves, fall into two classes: those which have relation to wrongs, and those which have not. Each of these branch off into an infinite variety of subdivisions. The first - that in relation to wrongs - embraces all crimes, misdemeanors, and nonperformance of contracts. The other embraces all which, in its nature, and without wrong, requires combined action, as public roads and highways, public schools, charities, pauperism, orphanage, estates of the deceased, and the machinery of government itself. From this it appears that if all men were just, there still would be some, though not so much, need for government.”
-President Abraham Lincoln

“No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.”
-President Theodore Roosevelt

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