Sayings By or For Southerners, Part XVIII

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Wherever you bluebellies go you cause trouble. . . . Yankees always lie. –Clint Eastwood, “Ambush at Cimarron Pass,” 1958.

For every right wing lunatic in a cabin in Idaho, there are 500 left wing lunatics with tenure at state universities. –David Burge

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shall be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.     Hosea, 4:6

All radicals are either fools or knaves. –Randolph of Roanoke

The American mainstream media is full to the brim with liars, frauds, partisans, cheats, plagiarists, and those who tolerate, defend, and enable all of them. –John Nolte

. . . we are all well on the way to becoming specialists who, though they may be capable of some slight achievement in their own sector, have a much smaller share in their period’s total body of knowledge than that possessed by their parents and forefathers. –Paul Hermann

The people, as a class, are never properly prepared for the discussion of principles in the abstract, and conscious of this fact, the ambitious are ever on the watch, seizing on popular prejudices.  –William Gilmore Simms

Hell is truth seen too late. –Thomas Hobbes.

The opposite of love is not hate, but power.  –Andrew Lytle

It is quite possible to write a history in which the facts presented are accurate but the story told is false. It happens all the time. –Clyde Wilson

There is no new thing under the sun. But every sunrise is the same great and glorious miracle as on the first day of creation!  –Paul Hermann

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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