goofigure.com
August 22, 2017

EMAIL Print
share
TEXT
WHAt IS PRIVATE PROPERTY? Part II

"Private Property and Individual Liberty The institution of private property makes possible three things essential to our liberty: It encourages productive activity, allowing us to turn our ideas into actions and to realize the benefits of those actions. It allows us to engage in voluntary trade with others, multiplying the benefits of individual action a thousand-fold. It enables us to safeguard and develop our resources responsibly and to secure peace and prosperity as a result. To appreciate the importance of private property in your own life, you need only to consider the significance of these two facts: Private property represents everything you obtain through productive effort or voluntary trade. Its essence is your right to determine its use. The Character of Private Property Productive Effort Freedom to think and the freedom to express require the freedom to act. We usually think of private property as the things in which we enjoy exclusive rights of ownership and use: principally our homes and their furnishings and the lots our homes stand on. But private property has a deeper significance. It is synonymous with individual self-ownership. It begins with our persons-our ownership of our bodies. And it extends to our thoughts, expressions, and actions: the productive actions that implement our expressions, which in turn reflect our prior thought. Because private property is so intimately connected to our very beings, it is essential to our self-interest and self-esteem. Liberty Garden began with a thought. I thought about how to improve the landscape to create value, both as an achievement of my own expression and as a means to procure mutually beneficial trade with others. I wanted to create a place where people would come to enjoy the beauty of a stewarded California landscape. I determined that to best express that thought I ought to create a human-occupied landscape within an unusually productive and diverse native-plant wild land. The actions I took at Liberty Garden brought that expression to life, made the thought a reality. Motivated by the idea of achievement and prospect for trade, my productive effort at Liberty Garden transformed my original private property-a littered weed lot-into a property that expressed my idea of what the land could be. Suppose, though, that government blocks productive activity by complicating or outlawing human uses of private property and threatens physical force for non-compliance. The effect of this threat is to destroy individual liberty and an individual's pursuit of being who one is. Such harm blocks the path for personal achievement and the societal gains that come from production and trade. When you know that your productive action will result in personal harm, you usually choose not to carry out that action. When thoughts can no longer find expression in action, thought becomes suppressed. For precisely this reason, innovation and improvement did not occur in the Soviet Union. For the same reason, the innovation and improvement necessary to reverse the degradation of the American landscape are not occurring. Voluntary Trade Spontaneous order results from voluntary trade, causing mutual benefit and leading to societal gains. Private property is freely created and freely exchanged. In a society rooted in private property, all the people who contribute to the manufacture, distribution, sale, and purchase of an item are each seeking personal gain. To achieve their goal, they must obtain the voluntary consent of those with whom they deal; no one can be forced to carry out his part of the bargain. For instance, when you go to the market with a dollar in your pocket and a desire for a quart of milk, the trade that follows benefits you because you value the milk more than the dollar; the market's owner values the dollar more than the milk. Those engaged in the supply of milk also each seek personal gain: farmers, feed lot operators, distributors, truckers, equipment manufacturers, the suppliers of the resources used to make the equipment, the processors of those resources, the land managers where the resources came from, and so on through the dizzying series of interactions that enables you to give your child a glass of nourishing milk. Each achieved personal gain by contributing to the production of a quality product at a reasonable price. This uncoordinated cooperation is repeated in industry after industry for the benefit of each of us. This spontaneous order, which no government bureaucracy could successfully orchestrate, makes possible the ease and affordability of obtaining all the products we enjoy. The decentralized knowledge that produces such achievement can be accomplished only in a society operating within the institutions of individual liberty and their corollary, private property. Productive effort and voluntary trade are the characteristics of private property that promote peace (voluntary consent-based interaction) and rising prosperity through the competitive efforts that cause improvement. For part one click below." (Michael Shaw/NewsWithViews.com 10/14/06)

http://www.newswithviews.com/Shaw/michael5.htm http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=43044 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/product-description/0312147473/ref=dp_prodde... http://www.reclai

Related
EMAIL Print share

  • "We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

  • "In politics, never let facts get in the way of a good story"

    WAG

  • When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him”

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • “First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

    Pastor Martin Niemöller

  • "I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "The progressive mind is as deep as the pavement puddle"

    WAG

  • "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured"

    Mark Twain

  • "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."

    George Washington

  • “A man's reputation is the opinion people have of him; his character is what he really is."

    Jack Miner

  • "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt."

    John Adams

  • "Freedom is never won in a single battle - It must be fought for every day"

  • “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

  • "Tis better to be ignorant and happy, than informed and upset"

    WAG

  • "A bad day on the lake is better than a good day at the office"

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

  • “The power to tax is the power to destroy”

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom."

    Anatole France

  • "Agenda 21 is not a "conspiracy theory", it is an Action Plan."

  • "Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go"

  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy"

    Ernest Benn

  • "I have more guns than I need but fewer than I want"

    Mike Adams

  • "Belief in a falsehood does not make it true"

    WAG

  • "Facts are not liberals' strong suit. Rhetoric is."

    Thomas Sowell

  • “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get."

    Dave Gardner

  • “When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already....”

    Adolph Hitler

  • "Every morning is the dawn of a new error."

  • "How the media reports what they report (their bias) is important. What they choose to report (or not report) is equally important"

    WAG

  • "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

    George Washington

  • "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are"

    Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

  • “Never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself.”

    Napoléon Bonaparte

  • “One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress”

    John Adams

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other”

    Voltaire (1764)

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

  • “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources and to a higher rate of economic growth is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive.”

    John F. Kennedy - special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform (1/24/63)

  • "Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks"

    Doug Larson

  • “The tragedy in life is not reaching your goals, it is to have no goals to achieve”

  • "Just because someone says something that’s not factual, does not mean it’s not truthful, if they believe what they are saying."

    Liberal Logic

  • “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."

    Galileo

  • "Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done"

    George W. Bush

  • "A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Progressivism is an illness and should be treated as such….. Institutionalize them all."

  • “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

    Patrick Henry

  • You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence"

    C. A. Beard

  • "Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.”

    Aristotle

  • "As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials."

    Newt Gingrich

  • "If most thinking people supported me it still wouldn't be enough. Because in America, you need a majority."

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.’”

    Harry Browne

  • “I am proud of my country, yet ashamed of my government”

  • "It took Teddy Kennedy longer to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick, than it took the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard"


    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Ask not that GOD be on our side, insist that we be on His"

    WAG

  • "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes"

    Mark Twain

  • "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad"

  • "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

    Thomas Paine

  • “Capitalism is a system whereby the rich are powerful. Communism and Socialism are systems where the powerful are rich.”

  • "I'll bet you never dreamed you'd look back at Jimmy Carter as the good old days."

    Mitt Romney

  • "Welfare is mistrusted by those who pay for it, and held in contempt by those who receive it"

  • "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "Liberalism faltered when it turned out it could not cope with the truth"

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • “Accept the past, look to the future, live in the present”

  • "It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."

    Enrico Fermi

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "Lies influence the ignorant, and inflame the informed"

    WAG

  • “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith"

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors."

    Plato

  • "If voting made a difference they wouldn't let us do it."

    Mark Twain

  • "Wise men learn from their mistakes, wiser men learn from the mistakes of others"

  • "it is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed”

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience"

  • “When your talent interests a human need, you are on the path of your life’s purpose”

  • We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public"

  • "It is far easier to keep the law abiding in line, than those who disregard the law altogether."

    WAG

  • "Profanity is the act of a feeble mind attempting to express itself forcibly"

  • "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"

    George Santayana

  • "The American constitution was designed by a group of geniuses, knowing it would be administered by a group of idiots"

  • "Governments have killed more innocent people than all the wars combined. 170 MILLION in the 20th Century alone."

  • “In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”

    Hunter S. Thompson

  • "The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that aren't true”

    Mark Twain

  • "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left"

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

  • "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving"

    Bill McIntire - NRA Spokesman (1992)

  • "Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain"

    Robert Frost

  • "One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors"

    Plato

  • "If it ain't broken, fix it until it is"

    Government Motto

  • "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

    Confucious

  • Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

    George Washington

  • “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

  • "A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar"

    Mark Twain

  • "Never trust a government that doesn't trust its own citizens with guns"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror"

    Byrd Baggett

  • “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves”

    Thomas Sowell (1992)

  • "Liberals have two sets of rules – one for the average Joe, the ordinary American who they have contempt for and don’t have much faith in, and another set of rules for themselves"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory"

  • "Let it never be said that failure arose from lack of effort"

  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it”

    Henry David Thoreau

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

  • "To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research"

  • "Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief"

    Joseph Addison

  • “Success in business, as in life, requires character, confidence, consistency, commitment and courage. It's a marathon, not a sprint"

  • At that point when we put America first, will be the time that this nation begins to heal itself”

    WAG

  • "Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by production"

    Ayn Rand

  • “Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed”

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

    John F. Kennedy

  • “When the truth hurts, or is otherwise offensive, it is inappropriate.”

    WAG

  • "One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective - election and power are"

    Cal Thomas

  • "We now have more people in the business of preparing tax returns than we have in the … army”

    Dick Cheney

  • "The more comfortable you make welfare recipients, the more welfare recipients you will have."

    WAG

  • "Life's about the journey, not a destination."

    Anne Coleman

  • "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."

    James Madison

  • "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house"

    Barbara Bush

  • “Government is not the answer to our problems -- government is the problem"

    Ronald Reagan

  • “I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said."

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • "The Second Amendment has never been about hunting or crime prevention; it’s about keeping our government in check."

    Patrice Lewis

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Government can solve nearly any problem. After all, they created most of them."

    WAG

  • "A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read"

    Mark Twain

  • "Plan ahead, Noah didn’t build the Ark in a storm"

  • “When the power of Love overcomes the love of Power, the world will know PEACE”

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others."

    Moliere

  • "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car"

  • “Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half”

  • "If you tell the truth often enough, people will come around to believing it"

  • "Real courage is found, not in the willingness to risk death, but in the willingness to stand, alone if necessary, against the ignorant and disapproving herd"

    Jon Roland (1976)

  • “Truth is like poetry, and most people hate poetry”

  • “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Money is like manure; If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell"

    Clint Murchison

  • “The satisfaction acquired through giving surpasses those pleasures attained from receiving”

  • "Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step"

    Dr. Martin Luther King

  • "Sports do not build character, they reveal it."

  • “If you voted for Obama to prove that you were not a racist - Who will you vote for in 2012 to prove that you are not an idiot?”

  • "BEER: "I" before "E," except in Budweiser."

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "It’s not really lying if you know I’m not telling the truth."

    WAG

  • "A memorandum is written to protect the writer -- not to inform the reader"

    Dean Acheson

  • "Great men do not set out to be great, they set out to do great things"

  • "Those who have been intoxicated with power... can never willingly abandon it"

    Edmund Burke

  • “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all"

    John F. Kennedy

  • "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents"

    James Madison

  • "It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future"

    Yogi Berra

  • "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • “I know enough to know, there is so much that I do not know”

  • "The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "Why is it that so many individuals place their trust in people to solve the very problems which those people created in the first place?"

    WAG

  • "When in doubt tell the truth"

    Mark Twain

  • “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys”

    P. J. O'Rourke

  • “To be clever enough to get all that money, you must be stupid enough to want it”

    G. K. Chesterton

  • “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

  • "Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable"

    Mark Twain

  • "I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "When you find you are digging yourself into a hole, dig faster, you’ll get to your destination sooner”

    WAG

  • "Wings on a Pig Don't Make It an Eagle."

  • "The US dollar is backed by little more than confidence. Confidence in people's lack of understanding of how America's monetary system functions."

  • "Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries."

    Douglas Casey

  • "Rights are granted by the individual, or governmental agency, that signs your welfare check"

    WAG

  • "Blaming guns for spree killings is like blaming short skirts for rape."

  • “When the desire for success, overcomes the fear of failure, great things can be achieved”

    WAG

  • "To some it's a six-pack, to me it's Support Group Salvation in a can"

    Leo Durocher

  • "I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!"

  • “The more alike men are, the weaker each feels in the face of all.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat"

    Mark Twain

  • "Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station"

  • "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • Use truth as your anvil, nonviolence as your hammer and anything that does not stand the test when it is brought to the anvil of truth and hammered with nonviolence, reject it.”

    Mohandas K. Gandhi

  • "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure."

    Mark Twain

  • "Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back"

    Steven Wright

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • "The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."

    Patrick Henry

  • "The best thing you can do for the poor is not become one"

    Reverend Ike

  • “You learn a lot about people not just by what they say, but by what they don't say”

  • "And what is the state but a servant and a convenience for a large number of people, just like the electric light and the plumbing system? And wouldn't it be preposterous to claim that men must exist for their plumbing, not the plumbing for the men"

    Ayn Rand

  • "The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope"

    Karl Marx

  • “The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.”

    James Madison

  • "The government that can give you everything you want, can take everything that you have"

  • "History will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

    John F. Kennedy

  • "An armed man is a citizen; a disarmed man is a subject"

  • "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

    Matthew 16:26

  • "Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."

    James Madison

  • “Liberalism is not really a political philosophy. Instead, it is a state of arrested emotional development. It is a way of thinking, which leads to no place in the real world. It is a place existing only in the imagination”

    Mike S. Adams

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

  • "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water"

  • “The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about”

  • “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of anyone else”

  • "Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own"

  • "One man with a gun can control 100 without one"

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "For those who have fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know."

  • “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last”

    Winston Churchill

  • "A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

  • "Failure is success if we learn from it"

    Malcolm S. Forbes

  • People once came to America to GIVE all that they had, to become all that they could. Now they come only to TAKE all that they can.

    WAG

  • “A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "When you vote to allow the taking of another life, you are complicit in the taking of that life."

  • “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to be stupid.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

  • "I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”

    Pietro Aretino

  • "Continuing to do nothing and expecting things to change"

  • "Look at yourself, like yourself, and find the positive"

    Dana Buchman

  • "How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire"

  • "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value"

    Albert Einstein

  • "The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think"

  • "Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

    Anonymous

  • "Feed a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime"

  • "The man that sets out to change the world without first changing himself is a fool"

  • “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them...”

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • "God made man before woman so as to give him time to think of an answer for her first question."

  • "Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt."

    Sam Adams

  • "Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one"

    Mark Twain

  • "If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed"

    Mark Twain

  • "One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Only an educated and informed people will be a free people"

    John F. Kennedy

  • “Everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "It is far easier to introduce a government program than to get rid of it"

    Milton Friedman

  • “Nothing is more powerful in a democracy than knowledge”

    Rudy Giuliani

  • "Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late."

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

  • “One must indoctrinate a child while he still fits width-wise on the bed.”

    Soviet Union saying

  • "Ignorance truly is a choice…….. in this age of information."

    WAG

  • "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them"

    Mark Twain

  • "Eternity Voter Card……. Don’t leave this life without it"

  • "Someone who does not know the difference between good and evil is worth nothing"

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."

    Paul Horning

  • “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos."

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target"

  • "It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense"

    Mark Twain

  • "A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip"

  • "We have our theory; don't confuse me with the facts"

  • “To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth”

  • “May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past”

  • "The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything that they have."

  • “Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom."

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

  • "Politicians are like diapers. They should be changed often, and for the same reason."

    Mark Twain

  • "Security is not the absence of danger, but the presence of God"

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

  • “The tragedy in life is not reaching your goals, it is to have no goals to achieve”

  • "Destroy the family, you destroy the country."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • “I may be ignorant, but I’m in the majority”

    American Citizen

  • "Politics is the only field in which the more experience you have, the worse you get”

    Kinky Friedman

  • “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”

    Saul Bellow

  • “You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong.”

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “Man is not free unless government is limited … As government expands, liberty contracts”

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

  • "If you can’t explain what you're doing in simple English, you’re probably doing something wrong"

    Alfred Kazin

  • "Don't steal - The government hates competition"

  • "I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees."

    American Patriot

  • "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.”

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

  • “I am an ignorant American and proud to be in the majority.”

  • "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were"

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil"

    Ephesians 6:11

  • “America is the best half-educated country in the world”

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour"

  • "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”

    Confucius

  • “Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer”

    Ludwig von Mises

  • “The first duty of government is the protection of life, not its destruction. The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “No matter how fast a lie is, the truth will catch up with her.”

    Dutch Proverb

  • "Make sure the government treats others the same, as you would want the government to treat you. … Once you consent to the government ignoring the Constitution, you deny yourself the protection of the Constitution”

    Charley Reese

  • "In Washington, second guessing has become second nature"

    George W. Bush

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine"

    Lord Byron

  • "One of the greatest ironies of our day is that in this age of information, so many are so ignorant"


    WAG

  • "In the age of information, ignorance is a choice"

    WAG

  • "The power to unite is stronger than the power to destroy"

    Anonymous

  • “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Knowledge is a powerful tool. Without it, a powerful tool one becomes."

    WAG

  • If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate” Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times"

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

  • “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there”

    John Wooden

  • "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

  • “Rarely is it said after Senate debate that everything has not been said, rather it is whether every Senator has said it”

  • "The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan”

    von Clausewitz

  • "Al Gore proved that you can win the Presidential election without a single Southern state"

    John Kerry

  • "It is far easier to control those who obey the law, than to control those who disregard the law altogether."

    WAG

  • “He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked”

    Voltaire

  • "No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “The honesty of the press is as great an object to society as the freedom of it.”

    Thomas Paine

  • "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money"

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “Society is endangered not by the great profligacy of a few, but by the laxity of morals amongst all.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance."

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

  • "A great man never ignores the simplicity of a child"

    Chinese fortune cookie

  • "Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life"

    Mark Twain

  • "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."

    Milton Friedman

  • “There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything”

    Vince Lombardi

  • "How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think"

    Adolf Hitler

  • “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”

    John Adams (1826)

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

  • "History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own fall"

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

  • "A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top"

  • "The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up"

  • "America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."

    Josef Stalin

  • "For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time."

    George Sutherland

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • “There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The lesson of history is that people never learn the lessons of history."

  • "If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong"

  • "You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom"

  • "Nothing is more destructive to a democracy than ignorance and an uniformed citizenry"

  • "Mama used to say, dig faster, you’ll get to the bottom sooner (rather than later)."

  • "If only the Nazis and Soviets had been as merciful to the innocent as America is to the guilty"

    Senator Jim Talent

  • "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."

    H.L. Mencken

  • “Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.”

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind"

    Hugo Black

  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws”

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  • "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources"

    Albert Einstein

  • "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself."

    Tullius Cicero

  • "Always be sincere, even if you don’t mean it"

    Harry S. Truman

  • "Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "Winners make things happen - Losers let things happen"

  • “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

    Lou Holtz

  • “The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Abortion is not a woman’s rights issue but a human rights issue"

    Kathy Ireland

  • "Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward"

  • "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you"

    John D. Ashcroft

  • "A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."

    John Adams

  • "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other"

    John Adams

  • “If you have truth on your side, you really don't need to lie”

    Paul Jacob

  • "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."

    George Washington

  • "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance."

    James Madison

  • "The more I know, the more I realize how much I don’t know."

  • “I used to think of Wall Street as a financial center. I now think of it as a crime scene.”

    Danny Schecter

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Ships are safe in harbors, but that's not what ships are for...

  • "America's liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the world"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins”

    William Pitt

  • "Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Public sector employment....... because it sure beats work."

  • "You piss off a conservative by lying. You piss off a liberal by telling the truth."

  • "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds"

    Francis Bacon

  • "If you’re not getting flack, you’re not over the target"

  • "Logic is an enemy and truth is a menace"

    Rod Serling

  • "Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

  • "Life without GOD is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point"

  • "Something that can’t go on forever, won’t."

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • “The American people are the passengers aboard the Titanic… And Obama is at the helm.”

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

    Ronald Reagan

  • Common Sense: “when we remove the sense, it becomes all too common”

    WAG

  • "Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach"

  • "Influence peddling and corruption are bipartisan sins: those out of power allege them, those in power commit them"

  • ''Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.''

    Charlotte

  • "The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread"

  • “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets”

    Will Rogers

  • “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • ”The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "If you're not out there upsetting idiots, you just might be yourself an idiot"

    Ted Nugent

  • "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time"

    Mark Twain

  • "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list"

  • "Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

  • "If it weren't for my aversion to lying, I’d go into politics."

    WAG

  • “Live your life so that whenever you lose, you are ahead”

    Will Rogers

  • "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see"

    Mark Twain

  • "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • "A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it"

    Bob Hope

  • "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials."

    George Mason

  • “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

    George Orwell

  • "I am a simple man who happens to still possess what at one time was all too common….. A thing called sense."

  • "If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "The mind is like a parachute, it works best when it is opened"

  • "I know of no way to judge the future but by the past"

  • "Who better to solve a problem then the people responsible for creating it in the first place."

    WAG

  • "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

    Samuel Adams

  • "Don't cry because it’s over, smile because it happened"

  • "A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart"

  • "For a representative republic to prosper, much less survive, its citizens must be both informed and engaged."

    WAG

  • "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect"

    Mark Twain

  • "What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."

    Edward Langley (artist)

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

  • "If you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama's birth certificate"

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

  • “No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury”

    Alexander Tytler

  • "A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."

    Unknown

  • “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything”

    Mark Twain

  • "It is so much more difficult to manipulate people when they are educated and enlightened"

    WAG

  • “If you don't have the law, you argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, you argue the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, then you argue the Constitution”

  • "When people fear government, there is tyranny – When government fears the people, there is liberty"

    Thomas Paine

  • "I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."

    George Washington

  • "To delve inside the liberal progressive mind, one must endure a dark and errie place, absent all logic and devoid all reason and common sense"

    WAG

  • "When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce."

    James A. Garfield

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

  • “It isn't what people think that is important, but the reason they think what they think."

    Eugene Ionesco

  • "Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly"

    Robert Schuller

  • "In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies."

    Winston Churchill

  • "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive."

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

    Winston Churchill

  • "Nothing beats a failure but the failure to try"

  • "I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty"

    Strom Thurmond

  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened”

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

  • “Nothing in the world will take the place of persistence … and determination”

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "With each failure, you move one step closer to success. It’s when you give up that you truly fail."

    Pat Flynn

  • “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years you would have a shortage of sand.”

    Milton Friedman

  • "Find something that you love, and you will never work a day in your life"

  • "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members."

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • “The Constitution does not grant rights, it recognizes them”

    Jason Laumark

  • "Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Every time Congress makes a joke, it’s a law. And every time it makes a law, it’s a joke"

    Will Rogers

  • "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily"

    George Washington

  • "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “If men were angels, no government would be necessary."

    James Madison

  • “I used to pray for somebody to speak out, to stand up and defend our liberties, … then I realized I am somebody.”

  • "It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • “The very people, who will go to the ends of the earth to defend the most heinous of murderers, do not give a second thought to the taking of an innocent life”

    WAG

  • "Reputation is what others perceive you to be. Character is what you are"

    John Wooden

  • “We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man's support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits."

    Albert Einstein

  • “You don’t marry someone you can live with; you marry the person who you cannot live without”

  • “The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates"

    Tacitus

  • "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation"

  • "It is said that all humor has a little bit of truth to it. Sarcasm, it is said, often contains a lot of truth with the thinnest veneer of humor."

  • “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy”

    James Madison

  • “Always love your country — but never trust your government”

    Robert Novak

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction"

    Paul Proctor

  • “I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.”

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

  • "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted"


    Vladimir Lenin

  • "I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Tis curious that we only believe as deeply as we live."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “Don't ever argue with an idiot.... they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"

    Anonymous

  • "A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it."

  • "The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive."

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "When you find you’re digging yourself into a hole, I always say dig faster, you’ll get to the bottom sooner."

    WAG

  • "Try not to become a man of success, but rather, try to become a man of value"

    Albert Einstein

  • "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.”

  • "A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval"

    Mark Twain

  • "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The great ignorant failure of the left: Though it has learned how to get elected, it has not learned how to govern."

    Daniel Greenfield

  • “The University campus is the only place where everything that a parent has taught a young person for 18 years is completely undermined in one semester of their freshman year"

    Kevin McCullough

  • “It’s unprofessional to confuse loyalty with integrity”

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

  • "I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure"

  • "Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration"

    Thomas Edison

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

  • "No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut"

    Sam Rayburn

  • "War does not determine who is right - only who is left"

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

    Nelson Mandela

  • "Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Half the people you know are below average"

  • “The same administration that can’t build a web site, just took over the internet.”

    Brad Thor

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives"

    Mark Twain

  • "The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential."

    Oliver Ellsworth (Supreme Court Chief Justice)

  • "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

    Henry Louis Mencken

  • "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”

    Vince Lombardi

  • "Thinking was OUTLAWED in the 1980's. The first time you think is the last time you are a Democrat.”

    Evan Sayet

  • “A goal without a plan is just a wish”

    Larry Elder

  • “Worse than evil is the apathy that allows it”

  • "They keep saying, 'A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb."

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so"

    Ronald Reagan

  • “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

  • “A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.”

    Edgar J. Mohn

  • “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

    George Orwell

  • “There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Tell me and I forget - Teach me and I remember - Involve me and I learn"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Society was cut in two: those who had nothing united in common envy; those who had anything united in common terror.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "TRUTH is a hard, and often bitter, pill to swallow."

    WAG

  • "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak"

  • "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Thinking is hard work – that is why so few engage in it”

    Mark Twain

  • "I don’t know what my future holds, but have faith in whose hands it’s held."

  • "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty"

    John F. Kennedy

  • "If you cannot prove a lie is a lie, is it then the truth?"

    WAG

  • "Don't let schooling interfere with your education"

    Mark Twain

  • “If no American voted on election day, what would Hillary Clinton’s margin of victory be?”

  • "Golf scores are directly proportional to the number of witnesses"

  • “Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”

    Bertrand Russell

  • “Gold is important, but so are guns and ammunition, and it’s the guys with the guns and ammunition that’ll get the gold in the end”

  • “There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil”

    Ayn Rand

  • "Comedy brings out laughter, tragedy fear. Hopelessness leads to despair, sadness a tear. It takes a unique individual who can elicit all of these emotions by the mere mention of their name – Obama is a unique individual"

    WAG

  • "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so"

    Mark Twain

  • "If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."

    George Washington

  • "Saying a gun shoots people is like saying a pencil makes mistakes, or a spoon makes people fat."

  • "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

  • "Those ignorant of history are condemned to repeat it."

  • “The Nine most feared words – I am with the government and here to help”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "Law, once a shield of the innocent, is now a weapon in the hands of government"

    Paul Craig Roberts

  • "Few men think, yet all will have opinions"

    George Berkeley

  • "In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man - if you want anything done, ask a woman"

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “I’m extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other is wings"

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

    William Pitt

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear"

    Mark Twain

  • “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress”

    Mark Twain

  • "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force"

    Ayn Rand

  • "Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones"

    Phillip Brooks

  • "Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics.”

    Thomas Sowell

  • "At least the federal governments is there to hand you a crutch after it breaks your leg, right?"

  • “There are severe limits to the good that the government can do for the economy, but there are almost no limits to the harm it can do”

    Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate

  • "It is never too late to be what you might have been"

    George Eliot

  • "One man practicing good sportsmanship is far better than 50 others preaching it"

    Knute Rockne

  • "I love to go to Washington, if only to be nearer my money"

    Bob Hope

  • "A lie is an untruth told with intent to deceive."

  • "I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you"

  • "Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money."

    Daniel Webster

  • “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”

    James Madison

  • "Don’t tell me how ruff the water is – just bring in the ship."

  • “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it”

    Margaret Sanger (Founder of Planned Parenthood)

  • “If a man doesn’t find something he is willing to die for, he isn’t fit to live”

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Many of us believe that wrongs aren't wrong if it's done by nice people like ourselves."

    Author Unknown

  • "Ronald Reagan pursued those things which he believed in, not necessarily those things which he knew he could win"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul"

    Yiddish Proverb

  • "There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with"

  • "Our political parties are broken and have failed miserably. They stand for nothing and will compromise everything”

    David Stockman

  • "You're never too old to learn something stupid"

  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today"

    Cherokee proverb

  • “Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to”

    Benjamine A. Rooge

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "We are great because we are good"

  • I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

    Alexander the Great

  • "Bureaucracy is nothing more than the hardening of an organization's arteries"

    William P. Anthony

  • "People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge."

    Lao-tzu

  • "The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "We provide Americans an education in exchange for their commitment to serve in our armed forces, while at the same time, we offer amnesty to illegal immigrants in exchange for their commitment to vote Democrat for life."

    WAG

  • “Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured.... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.”

  • “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil...”

    Isaiah 5:20

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action."

    Ian Fleming

  • "The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues, the better we like him"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare"

    Mark Twain

  • "Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms."

    Aristotle

  • "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated"

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter"

    Mark Twain

  • “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try and take it.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "He does not believe who does not live according to his belief."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Uncommon valor was a common virtue." - Iwo Jima

  • "Rather than being a selfless act of service, becoming a politician is now about enriching oneself"

    WAG

  • "We are one justice away from the Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. Constitution is unconstitutional."

    WAG

  • "Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents... pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan."

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "The last time France needed more proof it rolled through the streets of Paris in the form of a German tank"

    David Letterman

  • "To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."

    Richard Henry Lee (1787)

  • "If you choose public service, choose it to serve the public, not your bank account. When you're done serving, go home. Get a real job."

    Jack Abramoff

  • “To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will."

    Ronald Reagan

  • “Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf"

    Bob Hope

  • “It is not enough to merely be enlightened, one must also be engaged.”

    WAG

  • "Look to Government to solve most problems. Often going to the source is the best solution"

    WAG

  • "It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them"

    Alfred Adler

  • "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"

    Edmund Burke

  • "When you give a monkey the choice between an addictive drug and food, it will starve to death."

    Rick Perry

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

  • “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting."

  • "Does reality influence the news, or is it the news that influences reality?"

    WAG

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

  • "Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them"

    Bill Vaughan

  • “It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”

    Patrick Henry

  • "Until such time that compassion is measured by helping people to help themselves, we will only ensure the enslavement of others, in the very name of compassion"

    WAG

  • May Americans' thirst for the truth, never be quenched."

    WAG

  • “It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.”

    Martin Van Buren

  • “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

    George Orwell

  • "If we're dealing with Islamic nations, the suspects are Middle Eastern. Some people call that profiling. Law enforcement people would call it a clue."

    Wayne LaPierre

  • "Friends, like life itself, should be cherished ALWAYS!"

    WAG

  • "Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government"

    James Madison

  • "The truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself."

    St. Augustine

  • "Free speech is a two-way street, and if you use it, you'd better be prepared to dodge oncoming traffic"

    Doug Powers

  • “When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • “If government didn’t create problems they’d be left will none to solve”

    WAG

  • “An individual who believes their lies cannot be considered a liar.”

    Progressive apologist

  • “To possess a memory is to be blessed with a priceless good. It is our link to the past, our guidepost to the present and our passport to the future”

  • “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and them misapplying the wrong remedies”

    Groucho Marx

  • "That may be a FACT, but it’s still just your opinion"

    Liberal when confronted with reality

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

  • "Police in Austria are looking for a bank robber who wears a Sarah Palin mask while committing robberies. He started out with a Barack Obama mask, but no one took him seriously"

    Jay Leno

  • “When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

    Winston Churchill

  • “If you laid all the economists in the world end to end, they would not reach a conclusion”

  • "In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind’s concern is charity"

    Alexander Pope

  • "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard"

  • "Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals"

  • Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off”

    Ayn Rand

  • "Japan would never invade the United States. We would find a rifle behind every blade of grass."

    Isoroku Yamamoto

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

  • "The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes"

    Thomas Paine

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Statistics are not meant to inform, but to deceive"

    WAG

  • “It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The only thing worse than suffering an injustice is committing an injustice"

    Plato

  • "Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April fifteenth"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Never allow success to go to your head, nor failure to your heart."

  • "The experiment of self-government can't work where people do not govern themselves"

    James Madison

  • "When you want to help people, you tell the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell people what they want to hear."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "The main thing in one’s own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry"

    Maya Angelou

  • "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools."

    Herbert Spencer

  • "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."

    Philip K. Dick

  • "If Mother Nature doesn’t get you, Father Time will"

  • "Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that has crushed it"

    Mark Twain

  • "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference"

  • "Courage is not the absence of fear but the presence of faith."

  • "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers. And it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

    John Jay

  • "A joy shared is doubled, a sorrow shared is halved"

  • "In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned in life. It goes on."

    Robert Frost

  • "Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

  • "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.”

    John Wayne

  • “It is not the responsibility of parents to pave the road for their children, but to provide them a road map”

  • "Show me your friends I'll show you your future"

  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “It is not heroes that make history, but history that makes heroes.”

    Joseph Stalin

  • "There has never been a golden age of liberty, and there never will be. People who value freedom will always have to defend it from those who claim the right to wield power over others."

    David Boaz

  • “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away”

    Philip K. Dick

  • “Tell a lie often enough, it becomes the truth”

    Joseph Goebbels

  • "That which does not destroy me, makes me stronger"

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “What matters is not the truth, but what we choose (are told) to believe.”

    WAG

  • “I fear not the individual who occupies the Oval Office, but the people who elected him to that office.”

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

  • "We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."

    George Orwell

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

  • "When the Federal Reserve cites statistics to claim that there is not much evidence of inflation, we need to keep in mind that the statistics they rely on exclude food and energy prices. The cost of living is no sweat if you can do without electricity and food."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "Never pick a fight with a man who buys his ink by the barrel"

    Mark Twain

  • "A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality"

  • "Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people."

    Wendell Phillips

  • "Sometimes you do have to go backwards before you can move forward"

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

  • "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."

    Cicero, 55 BC

  • "What if there was a cure for the disease we call LIBERLISM? There is, and it's called REALITY (one dose daily)."

    WAG

  • "Funny term “progressive” – oxymoron if ever I heard one when used to describe an ideology so destructive to the liberties and freedoms of the individual."

    WAG

  • "Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free."

    Jerry Pournelle

  • The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities”

    Ayn Rand

  • "It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people."

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."

    James Madison

  • “If you tax something more, you get less of it. If you subsidize something you get more of it”

  • "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

    Mohandas Gandhi

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

  • "Ignorance is a choice one makes, often with happiness being the desired outcome. They are however mutually exclusive.”

    WAG

  • "Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin"

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • "It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously"

    Oscar Wilde

  • “Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.”

    Aristotle

  • "A government that requires "integrity provisions" is by definition past the stage where they will do any good."

    Mark Steyn

  • "If we agreed 100 percent of the time, one of us wouldn't be necessary"

  • "You don’t get ahead in life by looking into your rear view mirror"

    WAG

  • "Terrorism is the weapon of the weak, against the strong"

  • "We are a government of laws, and not of men"

    John Adams

  • "A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "You can't have freedom of speech, and at the same time have people not being offended"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “The one (a president) can confer no privileges whatever; the other (the king) can make denizens of aliens, noblemen of commoners; can erect corporations with all the rights incident to corporate bodies.”

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

  • “A woman's outfit should be like a barbed-wire fence - serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”

    Sophia Loren

  • "Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical"

    Yogi Berra

  • "The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office"

    Will Rogers

  • “One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”

    Antonio Porchia

  • "I’ve had my fun and I didn’t enjoy it"

  • 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

  • "It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."

    George Washington

  • "The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see"

    Ayn Rand

  • "If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain"

  • "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”

    Ronald Reagan

  • "A nation of sheep will get a government of wolves"

    Edward R. Murrow

  • "Silence is foolish if we are wise, but it is wise if we are foolish"

  • "Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get"

    Mark Twain

  • "It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man."

    Psalm 118:8

  • “It’s better to die a Hero, than live the life of a Coward”

    Charles Woods (father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods) in a message to President Obama

  • "To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge."

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible. He who has trusted where he ought not will surely mistrust where he ought not"

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

  • "There are times in one’s life, and in a nation’s life, where siting on the sidelines just isn’t an option."

    WAG

  • "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “To be fair, we should all be allowed our own set of facts, truth be dammed”

    WAG

  • "I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar"

    Robert Brault

  • “Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

    Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor - 1816)

  • "Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together"

  • "A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims”

    Ayn Rand

  • "Republicans in Washington have shown that the word ‘cave’ is a noun in places like Afghanistan, but it’s a verb in places like Congress"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "It’s not the votes that count. It’s who counts the votes"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “The reason the charge of having a double standard never sticks against liberal/progressives, is because they have no standards to begin with.”

    WAG

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program"

    Milton Friedman

  • "Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them"

    Frederick Douglass

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "Knowledge is the source of Wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes Productivity. Applied to tasks that are new, it becomes Innovation"

    Peter Drucker

  • "May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door"

  • "I oppose the war, but support the troops"

    Liberal Lingo

  • "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up"

    Mark Twain

  • "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Today, too many polititians seek public office rather than public service."

  • "Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees."

    American Patriot

  • "You can entertain without teaching, however cannot teach without entertaining."

  • "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “Better to deny a child some of life’s wants and pleasures, than to deny them a brother or sister.”

    Pope Saint John Paul II

  • "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

    Voltaire

  • “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese"

  • "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder"

    George Washington

  • "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin"

    Mark Twain

  • "He who would give up a little liberty in return for a little security deserves neither liberty nor security"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

  • "If voting made a difference, it would be illegal"

  • “The news is not about news anymore. It’s about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.”

    Charlie Daniels

  • "Knowledge is power yes, and often a burden as well"

    WAG

  • "If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something"

  • "Truth Does Not Fear Knowledge"

  • "I will prepare, and some day my chance will come"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “Ignorance is an asset, when common among the majority.”

    WAG

  • "Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work."

    Thomas Edison

  • "A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks"

    Charles Gordy

  • "The purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the First Amendment"

  • “The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • Scheme: “To be shady or otherwise use intellectual power to deceive or carry out a plan for a personal interest. To plan to do something to get someone’s money, most often by cheating.”

  • "An ignorant electorate, every politician's lifeblood."

  • "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it."

    George Orwell

  • "Laughing at oneself is often the best source of humor"

    WAG

  • "The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little"

    Mark Twain

  • "Should FDR have warned us about Pearl Harbor?"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.”

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Justice)

  • “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

    James Madison

  • “There's nothing better than a friend ... unless it's a friend with chocolate.”

    Charles Dickens

  • "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it"

    William Arthur Ward

  • "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

  • "Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy"

    Winston Churchill

  • "The optimist simply does not have all the facts."

    WAG

  • “It is better to conceal one's knowledge than to reveal one's ignorance”

    Spanish Proverb

  • "The only real power comes out of a long rifle"

    Joseph Stalin

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

  • "The Constitution shall never be construed....to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."

    Samuel Adams

  • "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

  • "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Apparently, I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what Barack Obama does with mine."

  • "Remove one freedom per generation, and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed."

    Karl Marx

  • "The surest way to destroy a nation is to debauch its currency."

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "The truth is usually pretty simple, but as I’m sure you would agree, finding it in the mainstream media is next to impossible"

    Ann Coulter

  • “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

    Thomas Sowell

  • "This year will go down in history; for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

    Adolph Hitler (1935)

  • "There are two ways of doing things: the right way, and the way they do it in Washington"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't"

    Mark Twain

  • "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it"

    Upton Sinclair

  • “The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

  • “It’s a funny thing about free speech: It can’t be just for your political friends. If freedom means anything, it is the one valuable gift you have to give to your worst enemies, in order to keep it for yourself”

    Doug Christie

  • “There’s only one kind of patriotism, and that’s the kind that loves and supports – not loathes and fears – America”

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Modern day liberalism is a disease that literally has the power to poison the character of those who fall under its spell"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

  • "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session"

    Mark Twain

  • "I am an American voter, ignorant of my ignorance."

  • "Life is not measured by the breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!"

    Unknown

  • “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."

  • “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic”

  • "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."

    Milton Friedman

  • “In a free country the monetary unit rests upon a fixed foundation of gold or gold and silver, independent of the ruling politicians.”

    Howard Buffett

  • “Only in Washington does a decrease in the proposed increase equal a spending cut”

    Larry Elder

  • “Bureaucracy -- the organizational weaknesses that cause smart people to make dumb decisions”

  • “About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation”

    Will Rogers

  • "In America today, it's considered anti-American to be pro-American"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds. ... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution"

    Grover Cleveland

  • "He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses more; He who loses faith, loses all."

  • "A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders"

    Larry Elder

  • "A woman with a gun can't be beaten"

    GR

  • “Always speak the truth, and you will never be concerned with your memory”

  • Nothing could be more dangerous to the existence of this Republic than to introduce religion into politics”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "When we lose GOD, it is not GOD who is lost"

  • "There’s no such thing as the future, just history that hasn’t happened yet."

    Harry Truman

  • "The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas"

  • "Not interested in Left vs. Right. Interested in Right vs. Wrong."

  • "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow"

    Mark Twain

  • "Laws were most numerous when the state was most corrupt"

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

  • "Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “A country that can't control its borders isn't really a country anymore”

    Ronald Reagan

  • “GOD may not lighten my load, but HE will strengthen my back.”

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "If I could live my life over again, I wouldn't have time"

    Bob Hope

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • "The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese"

  • "Statistics are not intended to enlighten, but instead to deceive"

    WAG

  • "We are fast approaching a time when the majority sign the back of the check, rather than the front"

  • "Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence"

  • "The most valuable thing you can spend on your children is your time"

  • “Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves”

    Benjamin Constant, Brazilian statesman

  • “If the facts don’t fit the theory, just change the facts”

    Albert Einstein

  • "Corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: SUCCESS is a liability, FAILURE is an asset, and as long as the INTENTIONS are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success."

  • "Inflation rewards debt – and erodes savings. It is legalized counterfeiting, the deliberate creation of money with nothing to back it up."

  • “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty"

    Eugene McCarthy

  • “Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency: their sole object is gain”

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "A lie is not a lie if you call it the truth."

  • “A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”

    Ted Nugent

  • "For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "If you really want to judge a man's character, give him power"

  • "Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke off the unused path"

  • "True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost"

    Charles Caleb Colton

  • "Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition"

  • "A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,"

    Saint Pope John Paul II

  • “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

    James Madison

  • “Do you think you would ever have heard of Christianity if the Apostles had gone out and said, ‘I believe in consensus?’”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything You gave me"

    Erma Bombeck

  • "Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live"

    Mark Twain

  • "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

    Lyndon B. Johnson

  • "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free"

    P.J. O'Rourke

  • “Truth is Treason to an Empire Built of Lies.”

  • "I do benefits for all religions - I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality"

    Bob Hope

  • “The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it”

    Ayn Rand

  • “So far consumers are worried about the future. Once they start worrying about the present, we’re in trouble.”

  • "All receive advice - only the wise profit from it"

    Syrus

  • Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "Life is but an experiment, and we are all lab rats."

    WAG

  • "The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."

    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest"

    Mark Twain

  • "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "That to which we aspire, though cannot attain, we often tear down"

    WAG

  • "Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises"

    Demosthenes

  • "Though something may be true, if not widely known, it cannot be considered fact."

    Liberal Logic

  • "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays."

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

  • "The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much"

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Greed, is a great motivator, yet a powerful destroyer."

  • "Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen"

    Mark Twain

  • "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

    Winston Churchill

  • "Be good, stay healthy, and laugh often."

    WAG

  • Yesterday is history; Tomorrow is a mystery: Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the Present"

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

    Dave Barry

  • "Sometimes things are so obvious, they appear unbelievable."

    WAG

  • "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity"

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."

  • "Without rest, a man cannot work; without work, the rest does not give you any benefit."

    Abkhasian Proverb

  • "A liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake, at the moment"

    Willis Player

  • Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."

    James Bovard

  • "The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in time of great moral crisis"

    Dante Alighieri

  • "Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its trouble - it empties today of its strength"

  • "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one"


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "He who fails to prepare, prepares for failure"

  • "If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates"

    Jay Leno

  • "Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."

  • "America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "A free nation is armed with a free press."

  • "I love my job, I love fighting for what I believe in, I love having fun while I am doing it, I love reporting stories that the complex refuses to report, I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and famously I enjoy enemies."

    Andrew Breitbart

  • “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

    Mark Twain

  • “American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it”

    Dave Barry

  • "If you tell a lie, but have a good reason for telling that lie, then it really is not a lie."

    WAG

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

  • "Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied"

    Mark Twain

  • "Expect the best, prepare for the worst, capitalize on what comes"

  • "I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees"

  • “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them"

    George Mason

  • "Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity"

    Karl Marx

  • "Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it"

    Mark Twain

  • "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

    George Washington

  • “The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie”

    Ann Landers

  • "Spend other people's money as though it was your own"

    WAG

  • "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    Henry Ford

  • "Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Truth has no agenda"

  • "Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Sometimes, it's what you do not do, that makes you who you are"

  • "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “Men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "The road to success is littered with many setbacks, never failures."

    WAG

  • "Beer: helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C."

    W. C. Fields

  • “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty."

    James Madison

  • "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."

    Isaac Asimov

  • "Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail"

  • "Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

    John Adams

  • "Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerly exercised for the good of its victims may be the most opressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    C. S. Lewis

  • "Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the Constitution [the documents] of this country...By knowing their rights they will sooner perceive when they are violated and be the better prepared to defend and assert them."

    John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

  • Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred."

    Jacques Barzun

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

  • "The more one worries, the older one gets; the more one laughs, the younger one feels"

    Chinese proverb

  • "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back"

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government has grown out of too much government"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The idea of war is not to die for your country. It's to make the other poor S.O.B. die for his"

    General George Patton

  • "May the thirst for truth never be quenched."

    WAG

  • "The day that you are born is the day that you begin to die"

    William Faulkner

  • “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves”

    Winston Churchill

  • "A good day is when no one shows up and you don't have to go anywhere."

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

  • "Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men"

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • "Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."

    Frederic Bastiat

  • "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."

    Chinese Proverb

  • “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

    James Madison

  • "For when democracy becomes tyranny, those of us with rifles still get to vote"

  • “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”

    Edmund Burke

  • "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun"

    Mao Tse-Tung

  • "Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy"

  • "Media outlets exist not to inform us, but to influence us; not to educate us, but to enrich themselves"

    WAG

  • "To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace"

    George Washington

  • "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend" .

    Martin Luther King, Jr

  • "Hey, don’t get me wrong. I 'm all for the government (spending) investing our money into “shovel” ready projects, so long as I’m the one selling the shovels."

    WAG

  • "Success is never final. Failure is never fatal."

  • "Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it."

    Samuel Johnson

  • "As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."

    Andrew Carnegie

  • “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”

    Orison S. Marden

  • "Everything the Democrats do is the result of a political calculation designed to take advantage of something going wrong"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “The path to perfection, the loftiest goal, is success in and of itself”

  • "You can not raise the weak, by holding down the strong"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "Democracy is the worst form of government except all others"

    Winston Churchill

  • The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it"

    Albert Einstein

  • "Before you open your mouth to speak, please make sure it's an improvement upon the silence"

  • "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter"

    Mark Twain

  • "In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance"

    Joseph Stalin

  • "The measure of a man’s character is how he treats another who can do nothing for him"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves”

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “I think the terror most people are concerned with is the IRS”

    Malcolm Forbes (when asked if he was afraid of terrorism)

  • "That which we call sin in others is experiment for us."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live”

  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

    Ronald Reagan

  • "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of achieving, and where the members of society least likely to succeed or even to sustain themselves, are abundantly rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

  • “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains”

    Winston Churchill

  • "No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

    It's A Wonderful Life

  • "Luck is at the intersection of preparation and opportunity."

    Luck

  • “Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end.”

  • “The choices we make reveal the true nature of our character.”

  • "Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom"

    Mark Twain

  • The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

    Socrates

  • “Great men set out not to be great, but to do great things”

  • “Finding your purpose in life begins with Faith, Hope, and Charity”

  • "Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party"

    Winston Churchill

  • “Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation”

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

  • “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

    Aldous Huxley

  • "There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice."

    Charles de Montesquieu

  • "The irony of life is that, by the time you're old enough to know your way around, you're not going anywhere."

  • “We always have enough time to do a job a second time – and never enough time to do it right the first time”