QUOTATIONS FROM HISTORY

Jerry Anderson   April 10, 2016   Comments Off on QUOTATIONS FROM HISTORY

Sometimes the words of the famous are so interesting that they bear repeating. Here are some of my favorites.

Napoleon Banaparte

“Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”
-Napoleon

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
-Harry Truman

Harry Truman

“History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history which is worth a tinker’s damn is the history we make today.”
-Henry Ford

Henry Ford

“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”

and

“Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing,…after they’ve tried everything else.”
-Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, from those who are cold and are not clothed.”
-President Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower

“The Constitution was a document created by geniuses – later, it would be interpreted by idiots.”
-anonymous 19th century wag

Mae West

“Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution yet.” -Mae West

On being asked why she never married, she replied, “I can’t mate in captivity.”
-feminist/social activist Gloria Steinam

Gloria Steinam

“I must say, I find TV very educational. The minute somebody turns it on I go into the library and read a good book.”
-Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx

Done for now!