Favorite Quotes

"Go forward until apprehended!" - Dennis Van Roekel

"The New Hampshire Grants [AKA Vermont] in particular now abounds in the most active and rebellious race on the continent and hangs like a gathering storm on my left." - British General John Burgoyne
"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me." - Pastor Martin Niemoller
You trample on the poor and force him to give you grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you will not drink their wine. For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. You oppress the righteous and take bribes and you deprive the poor of justice in the courts. - Amos 5:11-12
“Teacher Unions have a responsibility to advocate not just in the narrow self-interest of their dues paying members, but in the public interest, from a teacher’s perspective.”  - Mark Simon, former president of the Montgomery County MD NEA affiliate
"Socialism is people helping people." - Papa Joe, former Democratic mayor of Tamarac FL
"Our lives begin to end on the day we become silent on the things that matter."
Dr. Martin Luther King
"Therefore when I consider and weigh in my mind all these commonwealths, which nowadays anywhere do flourish, so God help me, I can perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of the commonwealth." - Saint Thomas More

"Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy." - Edmund Burke
"People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous." -Edmund Burke
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”  - Upton Sinclair
“The expenses of government, having for their object the interest of all, should be borne by everyone, and the more a man enjoys the advantages of society, the more he ought to hold himself honored in contributing to those expenses.”  Anne Robert Jacques Turgot
"Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.'' — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court Justice
"Service is the rent we pay for our space on earth." --Marian Wright Edleman
“Fatigue makes cowards of us all,” - Vince Lombardi.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt

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