A Few Words From the Wise

I can’t vouch for the accuracy of these, but they have a ring of truth, and they certainly are entertaining.

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

 

 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

 

 

If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do
read the newspaper you are misinformed.

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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 GeorgetownUniversity

 

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

 

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.
-Unknown

 

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)

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