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Ten Quotes from Great Americans
 
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"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.

A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.

During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage."

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Farmers Quotes

One of our goals is to give our viewers the benefit of wisdom and knowledge we have acquired in our travels. We have had quotes from Presidents who have led us. It may also be realistic to have quotes from the people who feed us. The American Farmer.
Though these may not be as awesome as orations by scholars, they still each possess knowledge and wisdom that might well be applied on a daily basis in your life.

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“Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.”
 
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“Words that soak into your ears are whispered! ... not yelled..”
 
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"It does not take a big person to carry a grudge.”
 
6.
“Every path has a few puddles.”
 
7.
“Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.”
 
8.
“Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong.”
 
9.
“Meanness does not just happen overnight.”
 
10.
“Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.”
 
11.
“You cannot un-say a cruel word.”
 
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“If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.”
 
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“Letting the cat out of the bag is a lot easier than putting it back in.”
 
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“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he may just kill you.”
 
15.
“Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.”
 
16.
“Always drink upstream from the herd.”
 
17.
“Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.”
 
18.
“The best sermons are lived, not preached.”
 
19.
“When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.”
 
20.
“Most of things people worry about, usually don’t happen anyway.”
 
21.
“Live a good and honorable life, then, when you grow older and think back, you will enjoy it a second time.”
July, 4 2012