While I could never with safety repose confidence in a Yankee, I have never been deceived by an Indian. —Daniel Boone
That cold-blooded demon called Science has taken the place of all the other demons. . . . Whether we are better for his intervention is another story. —William Gilmore Simms
The inclination to command compliance with one’s ideas is a more extreme and aggressive trait than the brutal demand to relinquish some of his possessions. —John Lukacs
We understand more than we know. —Pascal
New fashions, as usual, and conceited refinements, have deprived us of old pleasures and solid friends. —-Simms
It is incorrect to accuse me of “New South” nonsense. I never talked it, and never wrote it. In my public life and speeches, my ideal has been the old South, its political principles, its family models, its simplicity, honesty, courage and genuine democracy. — Thomas E. Watson, 1916.
Most of the change we think we see in life
Is due to truths being in and out of favour. —Robert Lee Frost
If they were the greatest generation why did they have such rotten kids? — Florence King
We’ll be the first nation to die of political correctness. —Walker F. Todd
Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the first evidence to America that no hurricane can be so disastrous to a country as a ruthlessly humanitarian woman. —Sinclair Lewis.
This country is bigger than any man or any party. —Will Rogers
Slavery is no more the cause of this war than gold is the cause of robbery. —Joel Parker, anti-Lincoln Governor of New Jersey
You never heard of a more desolate country. I do not believe you can find food enough in S.C. to keep a dozen chickens over winter. I saw property destroyed until I was perfectly sick of it . . . . and if this thing had been North I would bushwack until every man was dead or I was. If such scenes should be enacted through Michigan, I would never live as long as one of the invading army did. I do not blame the South and I shall not if they go to guerilla warfare. —Charles Brown of the 21st Michigan Regiment, Sherman’s army, a letter home, Feb. 15, 1865