Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Wow! Great Quotes of the Day for Wednesday

Now, how about THIS quote! I had never seen it before last night, but it sure rings true!

"The first destroyer of the liberties of a people is he who first gave them bounties and largesses." ~Plutarch~

My LilSis sent me the following quote which goes along with the one above which I had already planned for today's QOTD. I think these two quotes are so pertinent to what's going on in the United States today.

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill - English economist & philosopher (1806 - 1873)~

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