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Edward Wilks - The Tradesmen Gun Store - 128 East 3rd Street Rifle CO 81650 Colorado - Advanced Combat Training

Edward Wilks - The Tradesmen Gun Store - 128 East 3rd Street Rifle CO 81650 Colorado - Advanced Combat Training

Quotes

A list of various quotes on guns, government, and life in general.   Press <Ctrl> F to find key words...

 

A bad workman blames his tools.  -Unknown

A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor.  -Unknown

A change is as good as a rest.  -Unknown

A danger foreseen is half avoided.  -Unknown

A fool finds no pleasure in understanding, but delights in airing his own opinions.  -Unknown

A good conscience is the best divinity.  -Unknown

A good example is the best sermon.  -Unknown

A good tongue is a good weapon.  -Unknown

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.  -Thomas Jefferson

A gun is not a weapon.  It’s a tool, like a butcher knife or a harpoon, or uh, uh, an alligator. -Homer J. Simpson

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.  -Unknown

A helping hand is no farther than at the end of your sleeve.  -Unknown

A hero is a man who does what he can. –Romain Rolland

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  -Unknown

A lack of knowledge of this area can lead to chaos and futile Sisyphean work efforts. -Unknown

A man who has raised his fists, has run out of ideas.  -Unknown

A person who can smile when things go wrong has found someone to blame it on.  -Unknown

A positive pessimist is better than a negative optimist.  -Unknown

A reed before the wind lives on, while mighty oaks do fall.  -Unknown

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.  -Unknown

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.  -Joseph Stalin

A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den.  -Unknown

A squirrel is just a rat with good PR.  -Unknown

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.  -David Brinkley

Actions speak louder than words.  -Common Saying

Adversity does not build character, it reveals it.  -Unknown

After all is said and done, more is said than done.  -Unknown

After dark, all cats are leopards.  -Unknown

After victory, tighten your helmet cords.  -Old Samurai Adage

Ah, Saint Patrick’s Day.  One of my friends was born on that holiday...  though several more, I suspect, were conceived.  -Edward Wilks

Alas, I know if I ever became truly humble, I would be proud of it.  -Benjamin Franklin

All guns are the same…  until they go bang!  -Edward Wilks

All men are, or ought to be free, possessing unalienable rights, and the high and noble qualifications of the laws of nature and of self-preservation, to think, and act, and say as they please, while they maintain a due respect to the rights and privileges of all other creatures, infringing upon none. -Joseph Smith

All sunshine makes a desert.  -Unknown

All too often, not wanting to “offend someone”, truth is murdered and mendacity lives another day.  -Edward Wilks

Always be able to kill your students.  -Masaaki Hatsumi, 24th Grandmaster of the Togakure Ryu, Ninjutsu

Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they can't get it wrong.  -Common Saying

America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within. -Joseph Stalin

An ant may well destroy a whole dam.  -Unknown

An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.  -Unknown

An idea is something you have, a ideology is something that has you.  -Morris Berman

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.  -Oscar Wilde

An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.  -Konrad Adenauer

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.  -Benjamin Franklin

An old ox makes a straight furrow.  -Unknown

An ounce of practice is worth a pound of precept.  -Unknown

Any act of violence committed by a criminal with any kind of weapon, can be immediately ended by a victim with a gun. -Edward Wilks

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do.  -Unknown

Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them.  -Dwight Eisenhower

Anyone trained and proficient is the enemy of all those who aren't.  -Edward Wilks

Anyone who clings to the historically untrue - and thoroughly immoral - doctrine that violence never solves anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor; and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms. - R. A. Heinlein

Argue for your limitations, and they’re yours to keep. -Unknown

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.  -Unknown

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.  Proverbs 27:17

As long as there is lead in the air, there is hope.  -One of my customers

At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment.  -Benjamin Franklin

At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.  -Unknown

Attack is the best form of defense.  -Unknown

Aut viam inveniam aut faciam (I will either find a way or make one)  -Hannibal

Average people make excuses; Great people make it happen.  -Unknown

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.  -Benjamin Franklin

Be fast to draw, slow to shoot. -Common Saying

Be who you are and say what you mean because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.  -Dr. Seuss

Before you judge a person, walk a mile in their shoes.  That way, when they complain, you'll be a mile away, and, you'll have their shoes. -Common Saying

Better is the enemy of good enough.  -Unknown

Beware of the man with one gun.  He probably knows how to use it.  -Common Saying

Both read the Bible day and night, but thou readest black where I read white.  -William Blake

Bumper Sticker - Glock: Helping bad-guys make informed decisions.  -The Tradesmen

Bumper Sticker - The Tradesmen.  Putting guns into the hands of good guys, and fear into the hearts of bad guys.  -The Tradesmen

Bumper Sticker - Yesterday, I got a gun for my wife.  It's the best trade I ever made.  -Unknown

Chose whatever you want, but you better have a reason.  -Edward Wilks

Click is the loneliest sound in the world. -Common Saying

Come with me to an NRA meeting, and if you still don’t think guns are great, we’ll argue some more. -Homer J. Simpson

Courage is not an absence of fear; it is action in the face of fear.  -Unknown

 

Death & Taxes.  Class III Firearms guarantee both!  -Edward Wilks

 

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.  Deliver the poor and needy: rid [them] out of the hand of the wicked.  Psalms 82:3-4 KJV

 

Democracy is two wolves and one lamb voting on what to have for lunch.  Liberty is an armed lamb contesting the vote.  -Benjamin Franklin (unverified)

 

Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else does and thinking something different.  -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

 

Do not confuse the Divine gift of “free agency” with the “protected rights” of this Republic, for regardless of intent, your actions become unlawful when your behavior decays the liberty of others.  -Edward Wilks

 

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Do, or do not. There is no try.  -Yoda, Jedi Master

 

Don’t argue with success. -Edward Wilks

 

Don’t dry-fire into your crotch.  -Tai

 

Don't argue with me.  Especially when you are wrong!  -Edward Wilks

 

Don't make them listen.  Make them answer.  -Edward Wilks

 

Empty sacks will never stand upright.  -Unknown

 

Energy and persistence conquer all things.  -Benjamin Franklin

 

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. -Thomas Jefferson

 

Eschew Obfuscation.  - Common Saying

 

Everyone knows that Kimber makes the best pistols - they just jam all the time.  -One of Edward's customers

 

Everything done with real intent. -Edward Wilks

 

Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for it.  -Unknown

 

Everything I know about shooting I learned from Hollywood.  -Some of Edward's students.

 

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again.  -Unknown

 

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.  -Aldous Huxley

 

Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.  -Wyatt Earp

 

Fast is fine, but accuracy is final.  -Unknown

 

For every purpose, a proper application. -Edward Wilks

 

For every spoonful of food you have, you need two bullets to protect it.  -Edward Wilks

 

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.  -John F. Kennedy

 

Freedom must be continually guarded as something more priceless than life itself.  -Ezra Taft Benson

 

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.  -C.W. Ceran

 

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.  -Benjamin Franklin

 

Getting all your information from one source is plagiarism.  Getting it from many sources is research.  -Edward learned this at Glock School

 

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.  Give a man a poisoned fish, and he'll never bother you again.  -Edward Wilks

 

Give a monkey enough bananas and you can teach him anything.  -Unknown

 

Give me liberty, or I'll get up and get it myself! -T-shirt

 

God may have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't.  -George S. Patton

 

Great danger lies in the notion that we can reason with evil.  -Doug Patton

 

Guess what!  I've got a fever!  And the only prescription...  Is More Cow Bell!

 

Hard work pays off.  But robbing the guy that works hard is easier.  -Unknown

 

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.  -Benjamin Franklin

 

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty.  -Proverbs 16:32

 

He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever.  -Tom Connelly

 

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.  -Mark Twain

 

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.  -Sir William Drummond

 

He with the most bullets generally wins. -Edward Wilks

 

Hey, the cell phone in that guy's hand was an iPhone with a SAR (surface area radiation) of 1.65. That's lethal as far as I am concerned!  So I shot him.  -Brandon

 

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side. -Han Solo

 

Honesty without compassion is brutality.  -Unknown

 

Honor thy airspeed at all times, lest the ground rise up and smite thee.  -One of the Pilots Commandments

 

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, It is thinking of yourself less.  -Unknown

 

I am not here to win your admiration.  I am here to provoke, inspire, and invite you to be great!  -Edward Wilks

 

I am only one, but I am one. I can’t do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. And by the grace of God, I will. -Edward Everett Hale

 

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.  -Gandhi

 

I believe in God even when He is silent.  -Found written on a cellar wall in Cologne after World War II

 

I care little of the perceptions of men, as long as I stand in harmony with truth.  -Edward Wilks

 

I don’t have to be careful, I’ve got a gun. -Homer J. Simpson

 

I don’t really have ‘hobbies’ per se. I'm simply developing a potent set of post-apocalyptic skills and resources.  (Ryan Bowers, Tweaked by Edward Wilks)

 

I don't care if I impress you... as long as I cause you to stop and think.  -Edward Wilks

 

I don't have a license to kill, but I do have a learner's permit. -Bumper Sticker

 

I have a Dremel, and I'm not afraid to use it.  -Old Joke

 

I have an average reactionary time of 0.158 of a second.  What's yours?  -Edward Wilks

 

I haven't been in a plane I couldn't fly.  But, I haven't been in a simulator that I haven't crashed.  -Edward's Flight Instructor and Student, Jim Risher

 

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.  -Chinese Proverb

 

I know he can get the job, but can he do the job.  -The movie "Joe Versus the Volcano"

 

I know how to solve two of the world's problems...  Feed the homeless to the hungry.  -Brady's Friend

 

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.  -Einstein

 

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.  -Unknown

 

I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.  -Voltaire (unverified)

 

I may not know what is perfect for this situation, but it's obvious that I’m a whole lot more qualified to offer an opinion than you are!  -Edward Wilks

 

I reject your reality and substitute my own.  -Adam Savage, Mythbusters

 

I’d rather be judged by 12, than carried by 6. -Common Saying

 

I’m the only one in this room professional enough, that I know of, to carry this Glock 40.  I’m the only… *pow*   -D.E.A. Agent (Teaching Kids) shoots himself in foot

 

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.  -Unknown

 

If at first you don’t succeed, quit, run away, or try something else!  -Edward Wilks

 

If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking.  -George S. Patton Jr.

 

If guns cause crime, all mine are defective. -Ted Nugent

 

If I want to get all warm and worked up watching a smokin' hot babe in exciting outfits run around shooting guns... I take my wife to the gun-range!  -Edward Wilks

 

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. -Common Saying

 

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.  -George Orwell, 1945

 

If the grass is always greener... why build the fence?  -Unknown

 

If you don't have your own pistol, you may have to wait the rest of your life for the police to bring theirs. -Unknown

 

If you ever think I am biased, remember…  I used to be a vegetarian, liberal, California school teacher.  -Edward Wilks (I know - hard to believe)

 

If you ever think you cannot be manipulated or deceived, you have been manipulated and deceived.  -Edward Wilks

 

If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics and equipment suck.  -Edward Wilks

 

If you tell someone something they want to be the truth, they will love you. If you tell them the truth, they will hate you.  -Edward Wilks

 

If you want to do it, you will find a way.  If you don't, you'll find an excuse!  -Howard Earnest

 

I'm not pretending to be something I'm not.  I'm training to become someone I might have to be.  -Edward Wilks

 

I'm only wearing black because they haven't invented a darker color.  -Unknown

 

Improve the man, not his condition.  Improve the man, and he will improve his own condition.  -Edward

 

In chaos, there is opportunity.  -Carl Rove

 

In the end, possessing (the most food storage) will NOT determine who is right... but it WILL determine who is left.  -Edward Wilks

 

In the end, possessing a concealed handgun during an assault will NOT determine who is right... but it WILL determine who is left. -Edward J. Wilks

 

Is gun.   Not supposed to be safe.  -One of Edward's Russian students at ESI (Executive Security International)

 

It could have been a real ugly situation, but luckily, I managed to shoot him in the spine.  I guess the next place he robs better have a ramp!  -Moe Sizlack

 

It is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.  -Terry Pratchett

 

It is hard to be brave when you're only a very small animal.  -Piglet

 

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.  -Seneca

 

It is the privilege of the strong to be kind.  -Unknown

 

It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile, but it only takes 3 for proper trigger squeeze.  -Unknown

 

It takes a smart man to know he's dumb.  -Barney Rubble, from The Flintstones

 

It’s not the arrow, it’s the Indian. -Common Saying

 

It's not how hard you punch, but how hard of a punch you can take.  -Unknown

 

It's time to stop paddling and start rocking the boat! -Unknown

 

Jedi Mind Tricks only work in the movies. -Edward Wilks

 

Just because I say it, doesn't mean it's true.  But just because you disagree, doesn't mean it isn't.  -Edward Wilks

 

Kimbers are what you show your friends.  Glocks are what you show to the bad guys.  -Common Saying

 

Know the capabilities of you and your equipment, then don't exceed them. -Edward Wilks

 

Knowledge, without wisdom, is poison.  Power, without discipline, is jeopardy.  -Edward Wilks

 

Leave the gun.  Take the cannoli.  -1972 Film, The Godfather

 

Less hooting, more shooting! -Edward Wilks

 

Let them hate me so long as they fear me.  -Caligula

 

Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready. -Teddy Roosevelt

 

Life Is a sexually transmitted disease with a one hundred percent mortality rate.  -Greiveldinger Family Motto

 

Life's tough.  It's even tougher when you are stupid.  -John Wayne

 

Live what you know; know all you can.  -Edward Wilks

 

Lose the chrome-plated sissy pistol and get yourself a Glock.  -Tommy Lee Jones in the movie, U.S. Marshals

 

Love your enemies -- they hate that. -Unknown

 

Luck favors the backbone, not the wishbone.  -Unknown

 

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.  -Thomas Edison

 

Many people know how to say nothing; Few know when.  -Unknown

 

Many People see the path, but only a few choose to walk the path. -Common Saying

 

Master the fundamentals.  Execute them faster than your opponent.  -Common Saying

 

Mediocrity is not in fashion, excellence is the order of the day.  -Thomas S. Monson

 

Men are from Earth, women are from Earth; Deal with it!  -Unknown

 

Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.  -Chuck Norris

 

Metaphors be with you.  -Unknown

 

More important than having something to fight with, is having something to fight for.  -Edward Wilks

 

Motivation is what gets you started; Habit is what keeps you going.  -Unknown

 

My panic button is connected to my Glock!  -Edward Wilks

 

Never cut what you can untie.  -Joseph Joubert

 

Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that has.  -Margaret Mead

 

Never hit a man with glasses.  Hit him with something heavier, like a stick or a rock instead.  -Unknown

 

Never interfere with an enemy in the process of destroying himself.  -Napoleon Bonaparte

 

Never mistake activity for achievement.  -John Wooden

 

Never pick a fight with an old man.  If he's too old to fight, he'll just shoot you.  -Unknown

 

Next to being one in worshipping God, there is nothing in this world upon which this Church should be more united than in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States.  -David O. McKay

 

No (one) ever won a war by dying for his country.  He won it by making the other (guy) die for his country.  -General George S. Patton

 

No man is free who cannot command himself.  -Pythagoras

 

No matter how far you've gone on a wrong road, turn back.  -Turkish proverb

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  -Eleanor Roosevelt

 

No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.  -Edmund Burke

 

No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.  -Chinese Proverb

 

No wise man ever took a handgun to a gun fight. -Wyatt Earp

 

Nothing is certain but death and taxes.  -Benjamin Franklin

 

Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party, than being there.  -Franklin P. Jones

 

Nothing screams "90's" or "gun" like a fanny pack.  -Edward Wilks

 

Nothing screams "Back off or I'll kill you!" like a pink gun.  -Edward Wilks

 

Of course I am opinionated.  I teach Sunday School, and, I carry a gun!  -Edward Wilks

 

Old age and treachery always prevail over youth and exuberance.  -Unknown

 

One cannot shake hands with a clinched fist.  -Indira Gandhi

 

One hundred volunteers do not equal the one man standing present, ready to help.  -Edward Wilks

 

One man's magic is another man's science, and a third's religion.  -Unknown

 

One of the best martial arts is Cha Ching Pow.  -Common Saying

 

Only two people in history have offered to die for you.  Jesus Christ, and US Soldiers.  One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.  -Unknown

 

Our fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure.  -Nelson Mandela

 

Overcompensating with equipment... confirms lack of skill.  -Edward Wilks

 

Peace is our profession.  War is just a Hobby.  -United States Military - Strategic Air Command

 

Peer Pressure does not drive me, but Pure Pressure does. -Edward Wilks

 

People that are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.  -Unknown

 

Plan For the Worst, Hope For the Best  -Tai's tattoo

 

Political good intentions empower bad men.  -Edward Wilks

 

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.  -George Orwell

 

Potential, without direction, is ruin.  -Edward Wilks

 

Priorities: Gun, Light, Other (knife or multi-tool), Cell-phone, Keys.  Annihilate, Illuminate, Facilitate, Communicate, Evacuate.  -Edward Wilks

 

Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them.  -One of my fortune cookies

 

Quietem nemo impune lacesset. (Though I am peaceful, no one will attack me with impunity.)

 

Real Eyes... Realize... Real Lies.  (Unknown)

 

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. -Sydney J Harris

 

Relaxed muscles respond better than tense muscles. -Common Saying

 

Reload when you want to, NOT when you have to. -Common Saying

 

Review carefully to see if you anything out.  -Common Saying

 

Rock out with your Glock out!  -Internet

 

Rules for a Gunfight: 1.  Bring a gun, preferably, two guns.  2.  Bring all of your friends who have guns.  -Unknown

 

Saying you are a warrior because you own a gun, is like saying you are a musician because you own a guitar.  -Common Saying

 

Sheep are meant to be sheared.  Tigers are meant to be avoided.  -Edward Wilks

 

Show me who your with, and I'll show you what you are.  -Unknown

 

Silent enim leges inter arma. -Cicero (The law falls silent in times of war.)

 

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.  -Winston Churchill

 

Some people dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.  -Unknown

 

Somehow, "I told you so" just doesn't quite say it!  -Will Smith, in the movie, iRobot

 

Someone always know more. -Mr. Miagi

 

Sometimes God calms the seas, and sometimes He calms the sailor.  -Unknown

 

Sometimes the hand that holds you is the hand that holds you down.  -Unknown

 

Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.  -Unknown

 

Stop adopting the opinions of others and start developing your own!  -Edward Wilks

 

Stop adopting the opinions of others and start developing your own!  -Edward Wilks

 

Stop the threat, reload, THEN call 911! -Ryan Bowers

 

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion, you must set yourself on fire first.  -Unknown

 

Tell a man there are 500 Quadrillion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him the bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch to be sure.  -Unknown

 

That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger.  -Nietzsche

 

The acorn does not become the oak overnight.  -Unknown

 

The bad guy IS going to drop the weapon.  Either voluntarily, or involuntarily. -Edward Wilks

 

The best defense is attack!  -Japanese Saying

 

The best way to do it, is the right way to do it.  -Edward Wilks

 

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.  -Linus Pauling

 

The bomb-squad will respond to an empty cardboard box, if it's reported a certain way.  -Edward Wilks

 

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.  -Thucydides

 

The bullets you place in your gun are less important than the placement of your gun's bullets.  -Edward Wilks

 

The defensive application of force, even through attack or weaponry, is not an inappropriate use of violence.  -Edward Wilks

 

The Democratic Party is like a big fan: Stand in front of it: it blows; Stand behind it: it sucks; Stand beside it: it does nothing for you.  -Unknown

 

The Democratic Party is like log floating to its destruction down the river with hundreds of ants on it... each one thinking he's guiding the log.  -Unknown

 

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. -Unknown

 

The fastest reload is another gun! -Common Saying

 

The fastest way to end a war is to lose it.  -George Orwell

 

The final weapon is the brain.  All else is supplemental.  -Unknown

 

The French do not speak German now, because the German speak English now.  -Edward Wilks

 

The greatest of all faults, is to be conscious of none.  -Thomas Carlyle

 

The Japanese are known for their fighting.  The French are known for their pastries.  -Edward Wilks

 

The lion, while hunting, does not roar. -Some fortune cookie I got last week.

 

The media is the antagonist of the truth.  -Tai Chaney

 

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.  -Mahatma Gandhi

 

The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates. –Tacitus

 

The more you listen to me, the smarter you'll get.  -Edward Wilks

 

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.  -Edmund Burke

 

The price of preparation and surety is inconsequential when compared to the cost of failure and tragedy.  -Edward Wilks

 

The price of preparation is inconsequential compared to the cost of failure.  -Edward Wilks

 

The purpose of fighting is to win.  -Unknown

 

The reason for fighting may not be known, but the purpose for fighting is to survive.  -Edward Wilks

 

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him as the destroyer of liberty.  -Abraham Lincoln

 

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. - Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.)

 

The sword is more important than the shield, but skill is more important than either.  -Unknown

 

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.  -Thomas Jefferson

 

The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so.  -Ronald Reagan

 

The true definition of a handgun is “The thing I use to shoot my way back to a ‘real’ gun. -Common Saying

 

The United States Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.  -Unknown

 

The weight of a handgun is less than the weight of regret. -Unknown

 

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. -Bertrand Russell

 

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.  -Juma Ikangaa

 

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. -Albert Einstein

 

Then said he unto them … (take purse & scrip) … and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.  -Jesus Christ, Luke 22:36

 

There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order. -Ed Howdershelt

 

There are two reasons why a person does something.  The reason that sounds good, and the real reason.  -Unknown

 

There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.  -Jesus Christ

 

There is nothing wrong with being ignorant, as long as you realize it and progress out of it.  -Edward Wilks

 

There isn't a problem in the world that violence cannot solve.  -Edward Wilks

 

There may be a time when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel

 

There’s nothing wrong with shootings, as long as the right people get shot. -Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan

 

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as we do when the baby gets hold of a hammer. –Will Rogers

 

This nation was established by the God of heaven as a citadel of liberty. A Constitution guaranteeing those liberties was designed under the superintending influence of heaven. -Ezra Taft Benson

 

Those incapable of disciplining themselves should have no authority to discipline others.  -Edward Wilks

 

Those of you who think you know everything are annoying those of us who do.  -Unknown

 

Those who attain power over others, exert power over others.  -Edward Wilks

 

Those who attain power, exert power.  -Edward Wilks

 

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.  -Abraham Lincoln

 

Those who do not read have no advantage over those who cannot read.  -Mark Twain

 

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.  -Thomas Paine

 

Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.  -Thomas Jefferson

 

Those who have been intoxicated with power... can never willingly abandon it. -Edmund Burke

 

Those who resist innovation and progress are usually destroyed by those of us who do not.  -Edward Wilks

 

Though I am peaceful, no one will attack me with impunity.  (Quietem nemo impune lacesset.) -Unknown

 

Three men may keep a secret--provided two of them are dead.  -Benjamin Franklin

 

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.  -Thomas Jefferson

 

To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.  -Thomas Paine

 

To defend with the sword, one must carry the sword.  -Edward Wilks

 

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men. -Abraham Lincoln

 

Tools do not equal Talent.  -Unknown

 

Truth is so obscure in these times and falsehood so established, that, unless we loves the truth, we cannot know it. -Blaise Pascal

 

Under stress, our muscles duplicate their most experienced motion. -Edward Wilks

 

Victory is what happens when ten thousand hours of training meet up with one moment of opportunity.  -Unknown

 

Violence applied in proper form is beauty, health, and life.  -Edward Wilks

 

Violence applied in proper form is health and life.  -Edward Wilks

 

Violence is not the answer...  ...yet!"  -Edward Wilks

 

Violence, dispensed and applied in proper form, direction, and measure, is beauty, health, and life.  -Edward Wilks

 

Want to drop 200 pounds fast?  Use a Glock .40! -Edward Wilks

 

We don't make any misteakes.  -Unknown

 

We don't shoot to kill.  We shoot to live. -Edward Wilks

 

We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.  -Unknown

 

We must support friends even in their mistakes; however, it must be the friend and not the mistake we are supporting.  -Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 

We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.  -George Orwell

 

We train not to react, but to respond. -Edward Wilks

 

We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.  -Unknown

 

We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.  -Abraham Lincoln

 

We're not pretending to be something we're not.  We're training to be something we might have to become.  -Edward Wilks

 

What do you mean, you don't carry a second gun?  -Edward Wilks

 

What experience do you have that qualifies you to speak on this subject with authority?  -Edward Wilks  (My "debate-ending" questions that silences inappropriately-opinionated people.)

 

What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant.  -Robert F. Kennedy

 

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters when compared to what lies within us.  -Unknown

 

What you think is a walk in the park usually turns out to be a jog in the dark.  -James F. White

 

When "Gun A" fails, grab "Gun B" and keep fighting!  -Edward Wilks

 

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.  -Thomas Jefferson

 

When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law.  -Frederick Bastiat

 

When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.  -Unknown

 

When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. -Thomas Jefferson

 

When the time for action arrives the time for preparation is over!  -Edward Wilks

 

When will people realize that violence can also be used for good?  -Unknown

 

When you pick your battles, make sure they are big enough to matter, but small enough to win. -Edward Wilks

 

When you’re not shooting, you’re breathing. -Edward Wilks

 

Where progress is measured, progress improves. -Thomas S. Monson

 

Why am I always smiling?  I have a gun.  I have to smile.  -Edward Wilks

 

Why bother learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?  -Unknown

 

Why spend $2.00 to dry clean a shirt?  Donate it to Salvation Army and they'll clean it, put it on a hanger, and you can buy it back for fifty cents.  -Unknown

 

Wisdom does not come because of great intelligence.  It comes in spite of it. -Edward Wilks

 

Wisdom does NOT come from vast education... It comes in spite of it.  -Edward Wilks

 

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.  -Plato

 

Worship and Warriorship.  I am proficient in both!  -Edward Wilks

 

You are willing to fight to the death even if it means that you have to die. I am willing to fight to the death even if it means that I have to kill you. This ‘hypothetical fight’ isn't going to last very long at all.  -Edward Wilks

 

You can afford to be an optimist.  I can't.  -Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

 

You can never shoot fast enough, to make up for missing your first shot. -Common Teaching Saying

 

You can’t make the butterflies in your stomach go away, but you can make them fly in formation.  -Tony Pagni

 

You cannot be so afraid of failure that you don't attempt to succeed.  -David LeGrant

 

You can't solve you're problems with the same level of thinking that created the problems.  -Albert Einstein

 

You don’t have to outrun the bear, just the guy hiking next to you.  -Old Joke

 

You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. -C.S. Lewis

 

You got good at doing it wrong.  -Edward Wilks

 

You might be disappointed if you fail, but you will be doomed if you don't try.  -Ben Franklin

 

You must unlearn what you have learned.  -Yoda, Jedi Master

 

You never have trouble if you are prepared for it.  -Theodore Roosevelt

 

You thought you were hot snot on a silver platter, but you're nothing but a cold booger on a paper plate!  -Old Joke

 

You’ll get further with a kind word and a gun, than you will with just a kind word.  -Unknown

 

 

 

X - You do not want to discuss facts because it exposes the weaknesses in your arguments.  These battles injure your position, and strengthen mine. How long do you wish to continue defending your absurdity? -Edward Wilks