In my search for quotes of the week I attempted to find those within the time frame originally envisioned, the 18th to the 21st century.
While searching for quotes that exemplify both rationality and American values I realized that quotes that meet that standard can be found throughout history. So with this in mind Rational Nation USA, the blog, gives you quotes of the week December 28, 2009.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. Abraham Lincoln
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson
When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. George Washington Carver
A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. Barry M. Goldwater
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. Aristotle
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. Alexander Hamilton
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Kahlil Gilbran
Rational Nation USA hopes you find these quotes thought provoking and inspiring as you begin your week
Bonus Quote of the Week.
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding. ~Louis D. Brandeis