Sunday, February 15, 2009

Profound Statements worth a review

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless
man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.
-- John Adams

If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do
read the newspaper you are misinformed.
Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of
Congress. But then I repeat myself.
Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is
like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the
handle.
Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on
the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man,
which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
G. Gordon Liddy

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor
people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and
car keys to teenage boys.
-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody
endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
-- Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few
short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
-- Ronald Reagan (1986)
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
-- Will Rogers
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see
what it costs when it's free!
-- P.J. O'Rourke
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much
money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
-- Voltaire (1764)
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't
mean politics won't take an interest in you! -- Pericles (430 B.C.)
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature
is in session.
-- Mark Twain (1866)

Talk is cheap . . . except when Congress does it.
-- Anonymous

The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy
appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
-- Ronald Reagan

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the
blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of
misery.
-- Winston Churchill
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that
the taxidermist leaves the skin.
-- Mark Twain
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly
is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

There is no distinctly native American criminal class...save
Congress.
-- Mark Twain

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-- Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is
strong enough to take everything you have.
-- Thomas Jefferson
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