A page of quotes to ponder and discuss.
“A just society is one that shelters the homeless, feeds the hungry, that heals the sick,” Alan Grayson, in regards to his reason for voting in support of the health care bill.
Quotes from Thomas Jefferson:
"All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression."
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day."
"I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be."
Quotes from John Adams:
"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society."
"All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation."
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
"Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws."