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Richard Whirley



Below are some of my favorite quotes that I try to apply to daily life. Enjoy.

"... Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free ..." --John 8:32

"A friend loves at all times, but a Brother is born for adversity." --Proverbs 17:17

"One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes, And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth." Revelation 21:3-4

"In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness." -Genesis 1:1-4

"You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the wild animals of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands." - 1 Samuel 17:45-47

"Today, wanting someone else's money is called 'need,' wanting to keep your own money is called 'greed,' and 'compassion' is when politicians arrange the transfer." -- Joseph Sobran


"Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen. Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens."


"So let me get this straight. This is a long sentence. We are going to be gifted with a health care plan that we are forced to purchase, and fined if we don't; signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes and by a government who has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke."  -Dr. Barbara Bellar


1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
3. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
4. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
5. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
6. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
7. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
8. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
9. You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
10. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.
-Rev. William J. H. Boetcker, 1916 (though often misquoted as Abraham Lincoln)

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931

"Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15th." - Ronald Reagan

"Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States." - Ronald Reagan

"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves." - Ronald Reagan

"The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much." - Ronald Reagan

"The Democratic Party is like a mule. It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope for posterity."

"Abraham Lincoln freed my great-grandparents. Obama is enslaving my great-grandchildren." - African-American man's sign at the ATL Tea Party

"Your actions speak so loudly that I cannot hear your words." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Guns are no more the cause of gun violence than cameras are the cause of child pornography." --me

"Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my gun."

"Annoy a liberal. Work hard and be happy. Use facts and logic."

"If injury must be done to a man then it should be done to such an extent as to not fear his revenge." --Nicoli Machiavelli

"Money can't buy happiness, but poverty can't buy anything." --Greg Smith, Mi maestro

"There are 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That is one gun for every 12 people on the planet. The question is how do we arm the other 11?" --Lord of War

"He who will sacrifice liberty to ensure peace will lose both and deserve neither." --Benjamin Franklin

"May we never forget that the final words which sparked gunfire in the American Revolution were 'Colonists, lay down your weapons.'" - Paul Revere

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

"Free men do not ask permission to bear arms." --Thomas Jefferson

"Don't talk about it, BE about it..."

"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

"Vote with your feet." --my mom

"Have perfect confidence in thyself. Search thyself with questioning. Be thou master."

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference."

"... Whatever life brings, I've been through everything, and now I'm on my knees. But I know I must go on; although I hurt, I must be strong. Because inside I know, that many feel this way..." --Creed

"I remember running through the wet grass, falling a step behind. Both of us never tiring, Desperately wanting..." --Better than Ezra

"Violence should be used sparingly, but overwhelmingly." -Colin Powell

"Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the ONLY answer." -Tim Larkin


Alexis de Tocqueville Quotes:

"A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it."

"Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom."

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

"There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult - to begin a war and to end it."


 'The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities' - Ayn Rand

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
Alexis de Tocqueville