"This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
"Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand."
"Research is creating new knowledge."
The Brave Pilgrims
"I know, today, that this land will prosper and become a great nation. And it will remain a great nation as long as we are one nation under God." - Rush Limbaugh, [William Bradford], in Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims.
"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
"Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society."
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
"Lost time is never found again."
"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
"The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
"There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!" (Signing the Declaration of Independence in large print)
"I have always, from my earliest youth, rejoiced in the felicity of my fellow-men."
"I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death."
"When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object."
"We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."
"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past."
"The Regulars are coming out!" Famous words of midnight ride on April 18, 1775. He did not say "The British are coming" as most Americans at the time considered themselves still British.
"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
"All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should."
"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
"[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt."
Thomas Gage (General)
"The loss we have sustained is greater than we can bear."
"I cannot live without books."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."
"Nothing would do more extensive good at small expense than the establishment of a small circulating library in every county."
"All great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courage."
"Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events."
Henry W. Longfellow
Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
"Now I'm going to teach you a lesson... The underdog never wins."
"Mr. Revere, the students of Manchester's honors history class are now in your charge. I kno-o-o-o-ow...they will give you their utmost respect."
"For the record, some of us large couch potatoes are really smart and we use our brains to solve the impossible."
"Yeah, American history is awesome. I've learned a lot from it."
"Seriously, the 1700s called and they want their clothes back! In fact, why just send the clothes? You should seriously consider getting a one-way ticket."
"My grandfather says that animals can feel what we feel, especially fear. Our emotions are powerful. He trained me to use emotions to speak to the mind of an animal."
"It's so weird that I want to go to history class instead of football!"
"For the record, there are three subjects that have always put me at the top of the class: breakfast, lunch, and dinner."
The American Revolution
"'Is that George Washington?' Cam asked. The man was tall, with broad shoulders and looked to be in his forties. He wore a white linen shirt with a cream vest..."-Rush Limbaugh and Kathryn Limbaugh, Rush Revere and the American Revolution
The First Patriots
"Never let uncertainty or fear stop you. If you work hard and think big you can accomplish anything, especially in a free land like America." - Rush Limbaugh, [Benjamin Franklin], in Rush Revere and the First Patriots
"Avarice seems to have so pervaded our vital principles as to battle all hopes of a remedy but for peace and plenty."
"Books, the children of the brain."
"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."
"Together we're going to discover the truth about history."
Dr. Joseph Warren
"Nevertheless, to the persecution and tyranny of his cruel ministry we will not tamely submit -- appealing to Heaven for the justice of our cause, we determine to die or be free."
Dr. Joseph Warren
"May our land be a land of liberty, the seat of virtue, the asylum of the oppressed, a name and a praise in the whole Earth, until the last shock of time shall bury the empires of the whole world in one common undistinguished ruin!"
"I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematics and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematics and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Music, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelain. (12 May 1780)"
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."(Boston Massacre Trial)
"There are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live."
"Before I end my letter, I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof." (at White House)
King George III
"I wish nothing but good; therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor and a scoundrel."
"Having undertaken, for the glory of God... a voyage to plant the first colony... do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine our selves together into a civil body politic..."
"Welcome Englishmen!" On March 16, 1621, a Native American - Samoset - walked into Plymouth Colony with these words in English to the surprise of the Pilgrims.
"Americans were convinced in their own minds that they were very miserable, and those who think so are so. There is nothing so easy as to persuade people that they are badly governed."
"These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." Common Sense
"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." Common Sense
"What we obtain, too cheap, we esteem too lightly:--'Tis dearness only that gives every thing its value." Common Sense
"The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection."