Quotes to guide a perspective. "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." --Abraham Lincoln. ~ “I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” ― Thomas Jefferson. ~ “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” ― George Washington. ~ “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.” ― William Faulkner. ~ “A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.” ― Barack Obama.