Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Great Truths


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. 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

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

8. 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 .

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

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

11. 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)

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

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
-- P. J. O'Rourke

14. 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)

15. 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.)

16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
-- Mark Twain (1866)

17. Talk is cheap, except when congress does it. 
-- Anonymous

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

19. 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

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

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

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save congress. 
-- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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