Sayings By or For Southerners, Part XIV

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I have seen enough of publick men to come to the conclusion, that there are few, indeed, whose attachment to self is not stronger, than their patriotism and their friendship. –Calhoun

We are children of the earth. We are not unlike the Titans, the earthborn giants of mythology, who were invincible in battle only as long as their feet were planted on good earth. –Havilah Babcock

Even the handsomest monkey is ugly. –Heraklitus

We fought the War of Independence so we wouldn’t have to care about the royal baby. –Unknown

Delta is ready when you are. –Lewis Grizzard

The North was mad and blind. . . . It would not let us govern ourselves. –Jefferson Davis

Dear Muslims, please avoid Dixie. We are mean, hateful, awash in dogs, pork, Bibles, and guns. You won’t like us when we’re mad. –Alice Teller

Dominance of the North American continent is now up for grabs for the first time since the 18th century. –Clyde Wilson

I think little of people who will deny their history because it doesn’t present the picture they would like. –George Macdonald Fraser

America is no longer the land of the proud citizen soldier. Mercenaries trained on video games and men and women driven into the ranks by poverty now fight the far flung imperial wars. –Clyde Wilson

All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For, after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog. –Charles M. Schulz.

If only Longstreet had . . . . O. Henry

About Clyde Wilson

Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina where he was the editor of the multivolume The Papers of John C. Calhoun. He is the M.E. Bradford Distinguished Chair at the Abbeville Institute. He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews and is co-publisher of www.shotwellpublishing.com, a source  for unreconstructed Southern books. More from Clyde Wilson

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2 thoughts on “Sayings By or For Southerners, Part XIV

  1. In the interview he said, “We are fighting them because they are here. They are trying to kill us and to destroy our land which our ancestors have given to us. Were they to leave, we would cease fighting.” These are not the words of a Southerner. They are the words of a regimental tank commander fighting for the Republic of Donetsk. He was killed about two weeks ago.

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