Sayings By or For Southerners, Part XIX

John-Wayne

A man has only got room for one oath at a time. I gave mine to the Confederate States of America. –John Wayne, “The Searchers”

Going back is the quickest way on. –C.S. Lewis

Idiocy is bipartisan. –Ilana Mercer

The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shall be only oppressed and crushed always. –Deuteronomy 28:33

A country can ignore an unfortunate reality, but it cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring it. –Fred Reed

I have come to kill Indians, and believe it is right and honorable to use any means under God’s heaven to kill Indians. –John Milton Chivington, abolitionist preacher and Union Army colonel, whose 700-man regiment heroically slaughtered and mutilated 100 Indian women and children, Sand Creek, CO, 1864

All this our South stinks peace! –Ezra Pound

Praise the Lord and pass the barbecue. –Maurice Bessinger

I only drink when I am on duty. –Gene Hackman

This cult of the standard of living . . . is a disorder of spiritual perception of an almost pathological nature, a misjudgment of the true scale of values, a degradation of man. –Wilhelm Ropke

The correct term for an original thinker is heretic. –Thomas Fleming

The Swiss are the most free and the most armed people in Europe. –Machiavelli

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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