"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of moral crisis, do nothing." - Dante
"They that would give up essential liberty for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Benjamin Franklin
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined. The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.” - Patrick Henry
Luke 11:21 "When a man, fully armed, guards his house, his possessions are undisturbed."
“If violent crime is to be curbed it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore, what he must be taught to fear is the victim." - Jeff Cooper, the father of modern combat hand gunning.
"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them."- John Wayne
"Well, there are some things a man just can't run away from."- John Wayne
"A man ought to do what he thinks is right…"-John Wayne
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." -Robert A. Heinlein, "Beyond This Horizon", 1942
"The price of freedom is the willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, any time and with utter recklessness." -Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)
"There are no dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men."
-Robert A. Heinlein, "Methuselah's Children"
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke (1729-1797) - English statesman
"We do not have enough things to kill off the weak and the stupid these days. But to stay alive as an armed citizen a man has to be either quick with his wits or with his hands, preferably both. It's a good thing."-- "Beyond This Horizon" by Robert A. Heinlein, 1942
From 'Rules for a Gunfight'--21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.