Thursday, September 1, 2011

Timely and Timeless

A Few Timeless Sentiments from Thomas Paine

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." -

"To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not."

"When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon."

"When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary."

"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice."

If you have friends who are 'progressives', 
they won't understand any of this.


Xmichra said...

I don't understand any of that ;)

WoFat said...

Sounds fine to me.

darlin said...

I'll get back to here to comment, after I check out my morals, beliefs and values. ;-)

I hope you have an awesome weekend LL!

Teresa said...

Sounds good. Interesting quotes.

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