Sayings By or For Southerners, Part XXV

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The death of the spirit is the price of progress. –Eric Voegelin

The Athenians know what is right, but will not do it. –Cicero

Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? Nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush:  therefore they shall fall among them that fall:  in time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.  –Jeremiah, 8:12

Like gun laws, spy laws oppress only  law-abiding, harmless individuals.  –Ilana Mercer

The people who are anxious to assert their constitutional right to bear arms ought to do it openly.  The revolutionary fathers, who put this into the bill of rights, did not go around with little pistols concealed in their hip pockets.  They carried their muskets or rifles over their shoulders like men.  –Tombstone AZ newspaper,  1881

Of what value are paper constitutions and oaths binding officers to their preservation, if there is not intelligence enough in the people to discern the violations and virtue enough to resist the violators.  –Jefferson Davis

Heads and governors are ordained of God and are even the gift of God, whether they be good or bad . . . If they be evil, why are they evil?  Verily for our wickedness sake they are evil. –William Tyndale

A king that is soft as silk and effeminate . .. and what with the tyranny of them that ever rule over him, shall be much more grievous unto the realm than a right tyrant. –Tyndale

Open borders is a satanic parody of love thy neighbor, just as socialism is a satanic parody of Christian charity.  –Twitter by “Drunk Reactionary”

To forgive the terrorists is up to God, but to send them to Him is up to me. –Vladimir Putin

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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3 thoughts on “Sayings By or For Southerners, Part XXV

  1. Y’all continue to do fine work! It is a joy to read, and gives me much ammunition to use in inspiring others, or countering the enemy. The quote on progress reminded me of a quote by John Crowe Ransom: “Progress never defines its ultimate objective, but thrusts its victims at once into an infinite series.”

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