Monday, December 1, 2008

Ageless Wit & Observations

This has been around before but seems to be so much more relevant now.

"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 R eagan (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)

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

17 comments:

Monica said...

I've seen many of the quotes before and they are worth repeating!

I was about to select the same holiday background then switched to another choice. I like it, so festive around here. :-)

Monica

Marie said...

Funny how true these all are!!!

Jan said...

Hey Linda these are great especially like the Winston Churchill one ..love Jan xx

Julie said...

All so sadly true but funny. Love your Christmas background

garnett109 said...

Great Stuff Thanks for sharing

Lori J said...

Morning Linda, Those quotes are so true. Right now we are having such an unheaval in our Government and I am sure hubby is going to through something at the TV.
Linda, would you be able to make your letters bit larger for us myiopics and maybe black or dark blue as I found it very hard to read.
Thanks
ALBERTA Lori

Jeannette said...

Great quotes

sober white women said...

Those are some good ones. I have not seen some of them before.
Kelli

Searching for Peace said...

Thank you for sharing the quotes. I hope the government can straiughten itself out and we can all get ot of this financial crisis.

Love your Christmas background.

hugs, Christine

Searching for Peace said...

Thank you for sharing the quotes. I hope the government can straiughten itself out and we can all get ot of this financial crisis.

Love your Christmas background.

hugs, Christine

Ally Lifewithally said...

There are some brilliant quotes here ~ and all so true ~ Ally x

Sandra said...

What wonderful quotes Linda, thanks for posting them and making me smile. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

Jimmy's Journal said...

Intelligent and funny quotes. I wish I would have thought of them.

Jimmy

a corgi said...

my gosh; some of these are so true for these days aren't they? amazing since some of them are old quotes, but still relevant; thanks for sharing Linda :)

betty

Joyce said...

Well worth a second and third read. Glad you shared it.
Hugs, Joyce

Claudia's thoughts said...

Every civilization has within itself the seeds of its own destruction.....

Karl Marx

I think we may be there.....

Lisa said...

I haven't seen this before - there are some great quotes here. Thanks for posting this!