Sayings By or For Southerners, Part XXIX

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In a PC world, humor is a capital offense.   –Taki

Happiness is never an accident.  It is the prize we get when we chose wisely from life’s great stores.  –Irene Dunne,   citing advice from her  Kentucky father

There is no such thing as being too Southern.    –Lewis Grizzard

“The war between the Yankees and the Americans.”  –Granny  Clampett  on the  WBTS

Those who abjure violence  can only do so  because others are committing violence on their behalf.  –Orwell

[If] The Mohametan …were not prohibited and restrained by the powers who  govern  them, they would commit  many outrages.  –Marco Polo, Persia,  1580s

The people are Mohametans, and are blood-thirsty and treacherous.  –Marco Polo, near Samarkand

We are in possession of a spiritual heritage that has nothing to envy in those of other great civilizations, but we are unaware and misinformed about it.   To this massive spiritual crisis of Western nihilism, we must provide our own answers.  Men only exist by what distinguished them:   clan, lineage,  history, culture, tradition.  –Dominique Venner

The way I see it, tradition . . . is not the past, it is that what does not pass away. –Venner

Over 300 Baltimore teachers filed injury claims from student assaults in 2013.  –Robert J. Walters

Up to 45 per cent of incoming American freshmen require remedial courses in math, writing, and reading.   –Walters

The South is a garden.  It has been worn out by the War, Reconstruction, the Period of Desolation, the Depression and the worst ravages of all—Modernity;  yet, a worn-out garden, its contours perceived by keen eyes, the fruitfulness of its past stored in memory, can be over time, a time which will last no longer than those of us who initially set our minds to the task, restored, to once again produce, for the time appointed unto it, the fruits which nurture the human spirit and which foreshadow the Garden of which there will be no end.    Dr Robert M. Peters of Louisiana

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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