Archive for October 23rd, 2008

Some Awesome and Totally Relevant Quotes

I made a list today of things I need to get done, and I just finished one of them. (Run 3 miles).  I’ve been lazy lately and so I actually had to walk a little up some of the hills.  But I was encouraged to see so many McCain/Palin signs up around the neighborhood.  And we are a very middle-class neighborhood.  No rich people here.  Just hard-working Americans who want our kids to be able to dream big and achieve and enjoy the fruits of their labor.

I’m taking the easy way out on another of the to-do’s on my list. (Post on blog).  I found these fantastic quotes on another blogger’s site, Political Housewyf, the other day, and I can’t get them out of my mind.  My favorites are in bold print:

‘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 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)

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

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

Some things never change!!


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