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Subject: Wisdom 

 


AMAZING HOW CURRENT THESE STILL ARE…..AND THE BRILLIANT MEN WHO AUTHORED THE THOUGHTS!

 


1. 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

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

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

4. 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


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

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

7. 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

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

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

10. 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)


11. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
-- Will Rogers


12. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!

-- P.J. O'Rourke

13. 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)

14. 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.)

15. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.

-- Mark Twain (1866)

16. Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.

-- Anonymous

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

-- Ronald Reagan

18. 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


19. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
-- Mark Twain

20. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

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

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

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


24. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
-- Aesop

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