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Lyn Nofziger Quotes and Sayings

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The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

Related topics: Patriotism

I don't like government, it's just that simple.
- Lyn Nofziger

A better educated electorate might change the reason many persons vote.
- Lyn Nofziger

Several things about Reagan are unusual in a public man.
He was not a typical politician at all,
but a private man in public life.
- Lyn Nofziger

 

That foreign trade should be fair rather than free.
- Lyn Nofziger

I sometimes lie awake at night trying to think of something
funny that Richard Nixon said.
- Lyn Nofziger

Freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant,
government will take it all away.
Individual freedom demands individual responsibility.
- Lyn Nofziger

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I cannot show remorse because I do not believe I am guilty.
- Lyn Nofziger

Government should work to insure the rights of the individual,
not plot to take them away.
- Lyn Nofziger

One of the things that bothers me most is the growing
belief in the country that security is more important than freedom.
It ain't.
- Lyn Nofziger

That guns do more than protect us from criminals;
more importantly,
they protect us from the ongoing threat of government.
- Lyn Nofziger

The executive branch has grown too strong,
the judicial branch too arrogant and the legislative branch too stupid.
- Lyn Nofziger

That government is not a necessary good but an unavoidable evil.
- Lyn Nofziger

These things I believe: that government should butt out.
- Lyn Nofziger

I'm not a social friend of the Reagans.
That's by their choice and by mine.
They don't drink enough.
- Lyn Nofziger

He and Reagan were not at all alike,
because Reagan is an optimist and Dick Nixon wasn't.
Yet in some ways they were alike.
Neither really liked to talk on the telephone,
for instance.
And, in a lot of respects, both of them were very much loners.
- Lyn Nofziger

The best thing going for us is Al Gore.
I cannot conceive how the American people could elect him.
On the other hand, I couldn't conceive how they could
elect a Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton -
especially Clinton in '96.
- Lyn Nofziger

I think the American people have become more reliant
upon government and less reliant upon themselves and
that they now tend to put security ahead of freedom,
but I think freedom is the most important aspect of our lives.
- Lyn Nofziger

The reason this country continues its drift toward
socialism and big nanny government is because too many
people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing,
not because they have a concern for what is good for the country.
- Lyn Nofziger

Most politicians - those people who live,
eat and breathe politics - like to sit around and talk
about politics and tell political war stories.
Reagan didn't do that.
His war stories were movie war stories and Hollywood war stories.
He loved that.
- Lyn Nofziger

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Fear is the root of the tree of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
- Lao Tzu

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

Have you ever hugged a tree?
Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know
that it is not only that
you have hugged the tree
but that the tree also responds,
the tree also hugs you.
- Osho

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore.
There is always something to make you wonder
in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
- Albert Schweitzer

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

Be not like the sugarcane -
do not hold your sweetness inside.
Be like the fruit tree -
be generous with your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie (inspired by Tagore)

I don't have to look up my family tree,
because I know that I'm the sap.
- Fred Allen

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
- Carolus Linnaeus

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
- Albert Einstein

We are born believing.
A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One will never again look at a birch tree,
after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
- Paul Muldoon

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil
is no freedom for the tree.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone
planted a tree a long time ago.
- Les Brown

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire,
in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a
dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland

The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone,
play a slide trombone, plant a small tree,
good God, now you're free.
- Ray Manzarek

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers,
but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
- Ikkyu Sojun

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
- Joyce Kilmer

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,
but which will bloom most constantly?
- Emily Bronte

It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree
is connected with that of man.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird
or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
- Hal Borland

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider,
every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
- Martin Luther

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring,
you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
- Walter Scott

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel,
we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house.
- Moshe Dayan

Sometimes I worked with just a background of a rock
or a tree or black velvet,
and just had to imagine the whole thing.
- Fay Wray

If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches,
just like our bodies.
What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.
- Matthew Fox

We always have a take that's 'one for fun',
so once you've got what you need, you can do what you like.
Something does occasionally pop out of that tree.
I'm always open to ideas.
- Guy Ritchie

It is the nature of the strong heart,
that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.
- Philip Sidney

We could not guard every water pipeline from being
blown up and every tree from being uprooted.
We could not prevent every murder of a worker in an
orchard or a family in their beds.
- Moshe Dayan

Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once.
It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully.
Temperance is wickedness.
- Stephen Fry

An ungrateful man is like a hog under a tree eating acorns,
but never looking up to see where they come from.
- Timothy Dexter


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