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February 17, 2010

Great Quotes To Ponder and Smile About

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

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. -Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

  • 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)
  • In general, the art of government consist of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. -Voltaire (1764)

  • If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. -Mark Twain
  • 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)
  • If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free! -P.J. O’Rourke
  • 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
  • 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
  • A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -Thomas Jefferson
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. OC Naturally permalink
    March 10, 2010 9:29 PM

    These are great and I’m using them as my email signature (one at a time of course).

    Hey OD, what’s shakin’?

  2. Otter Daughter permalink
    February 19, 2010 1:39 PM

    I love these qoutes.

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