“Newspapers… serve as chimnies to carry off noxious vapors and smoke.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Forget the briefings from generals, the intelligence evaluations and the Pentagon status reports. There is a handy indicator for whether the war in Iraq is going well- its relative absence from the front pages.” – Rich Lowry

“There is something profoundly wrong- something that should trouble all of us- when we have elected Democratic officials who seem more worried about how the Bush administration might respond to Iran’s murder of our troops, than about the fact that Iran is murdering our troops.” – Sen. Joe Lieberman

“The founding principle of the republic is that the American people are perfectly capable of making life better for themselves, and all you wannabe-king types need to do is get out of the way. That goes for the Canadian people, and the British people, and the Spanish people, and pretty much any other reasonably competent citizenry.” – Mark Steyn

“Our ancestors understood sacrifice and adversity. In them it produced character and virtue. Today, the mere thought of such things breeds resentment in us. We see pleasure and things as rights. To suggest ‘hard times’ or sacrifice is viewed as a violation of such rights.” – Cal Thomas

“Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of Gratitude.” – Albert Schweitzer

“O Lord, that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” – William Shakespeare

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest of all virtues, but the parent of all the others.” – Cicero