Great Quotes

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

My buddy John Carpenter passed these along.Say, what?  So true, they cannot but invoke laughter!

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 Case, 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

 

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

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