Success is neve…

Success is never final, failure is never fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston Churchill


Vaclav Havel on the Role of the Artist

If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He’s not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he’s really needed.

Vaclav Havel

Thomas Paine on Party Spirit

Party knows no impulse but spirit, no prize but victory. It is blind to truth, and hardened against conviction. It seeks to justify error by perseverance, and denies to its own mind the operation of its own judgement. A man under they tyranny of party spirit is the greatest slave upon earth, for none but himself can deprive him of the freedom of thought.

~Thomas Paine

“To the Oppressors of the Bank” 1787

Noah Webster: Before a standing army can rule… #quote

English: "Noah Webster," painted by ...
English: “Noah Webster,” painted by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, undated, oil on canvas. 84.7 cm x 72.7 cm. Image courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. ~ Noah Webster 1787

Noah Webster (1758-1843) An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787

John Adams Quote

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. ~John Adams