"We have too many high sounding words,
and too few actions that correspond with them."
by:
Abigail Adams
(1744-1818) wife of John Adams
Source:
letter to John Adams, 1774
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I think that this quote is ok. For a kid I barely understand it but it is great
 -- Rebekah, Cobleskill
 
I agree whole heartedly. Many will say words , yet not know or understand the true meaning of them, therefore how can they live up to the words they utter.
 -- Candace Pasley, Fort Bragg
 
aah yes, even then
 -- Mike, Norwalk
 
 -- Anon 
The word used most often that is twisted to purpose is probably "Patriot". Some feel that blind obedience is patriotism, it isn't, it's loyalism. Others feel they are patriotic to a country's founding principles. I stand with the latter, in a Jeffersonian sense.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary
 
I'm with J on this.
 -- jim k, Austin
 
Patriotism, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Insurgence, are all words used by corporatism to make you scared so that they can continue their wars and the ravaging of resources around the world - I came across this quote this morning: 'You have fallen hook line and sinker for the propaganda that it's about the divide between "liberals" and "conservatives". What it's really about is the class warfare between the rich and the poor. The rich have convinced mental midgets such as yourself that you should abandon your own self-interest in the name of increasing their power. They get you all worked up over those hot-button Republican issues and suddenly you forget that they want to send your job overseas and take away your rights' I know, you right-wing nutters are going to turn it around and blast Obama and his lackey's - well, surprise! I agree.
 -- RBESRQ
 
RBE You contradict yourself. You quote that we have fallen for propoganda and the reiterate your tiresome and boring assertation's and name calling by singling out what you percieve as right wing extremism being the cause of all things evil.. Therefore your comment is pointless and makes no sense. But that's normal for a gay liberal.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary
 
A great woman, a great statement.
 -- Elisabeth, Astoria, NY
 
It costs nothing and takes little effort to run your mouth. Backing up what you say with work and treasure shows you really mean it. Backing it up with OTHER people's work and treasure means you're a thief.
 -- Ken, Allyn, WA
 
Of course I love it!
 -- aa, hb
 
Carlton, your comment, well, no comment.
 -- RBESRQ
 
When it comes to politics, some things never change...
 -- E Archer, NYC
 
Some of this liberal crap comes from kids that have never worked, or have never lived in a country under a dictator. They think freedom is free & we can just have a beer summit to make everything "ok" again. Hey RBESrq-- take a look at the new ford plant in brazil=== watch the video about the place & you will learn why Ford will not build any more plants in the US! You simpleton.
 -- Mike, Norfolk
 
 
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