Sayings By or For Southerners, Part XV

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They call it progress, but they don’t say where it is going. –Faulkner

Nothing occurs except the heaping up of tyranny and insult from Washington by the meanest most cowardly and unprincipled lot of men ever assembled together to curse any people. –Mary Custis Lee, 1868

Nothing is more ruinous to a nation than the defective education of its populace. –Jefferson

Never believe anything until the government officially denies it. –Unknown

Truth ever on the scaffold, wrong ever on the throne. ?

Always make the audiencde suffer as much as possible. –Alfred Hitchcock

It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. –Patrick Henry

There are two kinds of problem drinkers–too much and too little. –Churchill on Field Marshall Montgomery

He is in the army, the coward. –London lady during the Blitz, asked where her husband was.

It is better to have learned and lost than never to have learned at all. –Somerset Maugham

In a healthy society, the government fears the people rather than the people being afraid of the government. America seems to be getting less healthy day by day. –Clyde Wilson

The best way to avoid temptation is to avoid temptation. — Christian Cameron

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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