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
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
— Mark Twain
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. — Mark Twain
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. — Mark Twain
No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
— Mark Twain (1866)
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
Rumor travels faster, but it don’t stay put as long as truth. — Will Rogers
Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. — 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.)
Talk is cheap…except when Congress does it.
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)
Your creation of time, circumstance and conditions of life determine where you have been, what you are and who you will become. –daniel w. jacobs
The price of freedom is never too great – when the cost of indifference is so dear. ~ daniel w. jacobs
It’s never too late to be who you really are. –daniel w. jacobs
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
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others. ~ Sir Winston Churchill
The most valuable commodity I know of, is information. ~ Gordon Geckko (Michael Douglas) in Wall Street.