Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth of July American Style


“SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.” 
― Thomas PaineCommon Sense


“The walls of the educational system must come down. Education should not be a privilege, so the children of those who have money can study.” 
― Ernesto GuevaraChe Guevara Talks to Young People

“A country that does not know how to read and write is easy to deceive.” 
― Ernesto Guevara


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr.


1 comment:

  1. Good collection of quotes for the holiday. I'm with Guevara. A society that doesn't educate its children is a dead man walking. (And that image is great. Happy 4th, Annie!)