Friday, September 9, 2016

GREAT TRUTHS BY GREAT WRITERS

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For when you are in a philosophical frame of mind. Note the authors of each.













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.
-- Aesop




FIVE BEST SENTENCES




Goverrnment cannot give to  
anybody anything that the  
government does not first take  
from you

1. You cannot legislate the poor into  
prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.




2. What one person receives without  
working for, another person must  
work for without receiving.




3. The govem somebody else.




4. You cannot multiply wealth by  
dividing it.




5. When half of the people get the  
idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the  
beginning of the end of any nation!




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