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The Romance Of The Fall
Posted By: Caxy on August 13, 2014 08:19 AM in CULTURE
Daniel Greenfield  Sultan Knish Blog Published on August 12, 2014


"Robin Williams is the keyword of the hour. Seeing the rash of stories about him, you might think that he went out at the high point of his career. And yet those same people couldn't be bothered to actually watch the movies he was starring in.

The closest he came to a starring role in the last few years was Old Dogs. It made less than $50 million. Before that there was License to Wed. A handful of people saw that.

Last year he was back on television. And the show he was on was cancelled after its first season.

The same public eating up Robin Williams stories now was bored and disinterested. A week ago, it wouldn't have paid attention to Robin Williams if he had paid them to. It didn't go to see his movies. It didn't watch his TV show.

Now that he committed suicide, it temporarily can't get enough of him.

History is speedily rewritten to put him at the center of everything. And yet how many of those same people turning him into the trending topic of everything tuned in to the series finale of The Crazy Ones? The ratings say that not a whole lot of people did.

What makes Robin Williams suddenly so fascinating and compelling is that he killed himself. It's not just that he's dead. It's that he died tragically. It's that he took his own life.

Lauren Bacall, an arguably greater star, isn't picking up the same headlines. She didn't kill herself. There's no terribly compelling backstory of drugs, depression and failed marriages to pick over as the cause of her death.

She just died.

If Robin Williams had died of natural causes, he would have lingered briefly in the news before being shouldered aside by a pop star's outfit. It's his self-destruction that makes his story a magnet for a society that is destroying itself.

It's one thing to slow down to gawk at a car accident, but it's another thing to do it while your own car is crashing into a concrete barrier.

The society that can't get enough of a man who killed himself is killing itself in much the same ways. It suffers from impulse control problems, it's addictions are out of control, it ricochets wildly between frenzied pleasure seeking and deep depression. It has no hope for the future but is constantly cracking jokes.

Robin Williams was on a streak in the nineties. Then his career died in the oughts.

I'm not particularly familiar with what was going on in his personal life, but one obvious metric is that he passed the fifty mark. He was now officially old. Within a few years the career of an actor who had regularly been starring in big movies was gone.

Our society doesn't like getting old. Many of the people mourning Williams are really mourning their own youth. They're marking dates on a calendar, scrolling back to see when Good Morning Vietnam or even Good Will Hunting came out and wondering if so much time could have really passed.

But the society of the cliff, the one that is slowing down to gawk as his body is being wheeled into an ambulance while their car is going over the cliff, finds the instinct of self-destruction compelling. In feeling sorry for him, they are really feeling sorry for themselves.

And that is the new role of fame, to embody not the hopeful and the vibrant, but the destructive. To entertain the people and then to die for the people. To distract the audience from its own mortality.

The compelling stories are no longer on screen, they are off screen. Movies and television are becoming the background for the reality dramas of fame. Audiences are less interested in cinematic evocations of hope, in the dramas of morality and heroism. They prefer the real life dramas of people made famous making fools of themselves in public until they either leave the stage or die.

Robin Williams never left the stage.

This isn't about Robin Williams, who was after all someone's father and someone's husband. Our country is run, politically and culturally, by men and women who make him seem like the soul of rectitude. They just don't announce it on stage. Or when they do, like David Carr or Barack Obama, they spin it as part of their upward trajectory. But there is no upward trajectory.

Our society is dying because we traded the virtues of character for fake inspiration. And fake inspiration is ridiculously cheap and ridiculously worthless. It asks nothing of people and it gives them nothing.

Robin Williams mimed that kind of inspiration in countless movies. And he wasn't the only one. What Obama offered America was the same empty hopeless hope, the invocation of an artificial inspiration created through tone and expression, but that asked nothing of our character.

Deep down everyone can sense the hollowness. It's what leads them to stop and gawk. The crowds who want inspiration are really looking for something darker. They want a hope to save them from themselves. They want some inspiration that will prevent them from seeing who they really are. And if they can't have that, they want an excuse for their deaths and the death of their society.

Actors understand better than anyone that there is no escaping from ourselves. It's the audience that is fooled. It's the audience that wants to believe in inspiration and immortality, and when the belief dies, it weeps over the corpse of the performer, tastes his despair and then moves on.

Character means making difficult decisions and taking responsibility for them. It's not something that our society does anymore. Too many of us have diseases or are victims or somehow disadvantaged. Character is individualistic. It asks us to walk the only path of escape from our own flaws by taking responsibility for them.

The alternative is the romance of the fall. The car headed for the concrete barrier. The society of the cliff pointing and laughing even while it's waiting to fall. Crowds begging for fake inspiration and dying as eternal victims because no one ever taught them how to choose life.

Each generation is called upon to take responsibility for its own choices. The failure to take responsibility is the death drive. Those who refuse to take responsibility are choosing death and the willingness to die attracts them. It embodies the death drive that their beliefs naturally lead to.

They romanticize death because they have chosen to abdicate their lives. Their deaths are a slow thing and may take generations to complete. It is a choice that they can always undo. The romance of the fall always ends in shadow. The end of character is also the death of the soul and the society." -- Daniel Greenfield 


Daniel Greenfield  Sultan Knish Blog August 12, 2014

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  • “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)

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    George Orwell

  • "We are great because we are good"

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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

    WAG

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • "If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates"

    Jay Leno

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

    Mark Twain

  • “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”

    Edmund Burke

  • "For when democracy becomes tyranny, those of us with rifles still get to vote"

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    WAG

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

    Dana Buchman

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

  • “The choices we make reveal the true nature of our character.”

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Edward R. Murrow

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

    John Wooden

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

    John Wooden

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Ted Nugent

  • “Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end.”

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Ludwig von Mises

  • "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)

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

  • "Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means"

    Albert Einstein

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live”

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

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “We always have enough time to do a job a second time – and never enough time to do it right the first time”

  • "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.

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Sophia Loren

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

  • "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

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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

  • "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend" .

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Rod Serling

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Francis Bacon

  • “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

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

    Daniel Greenfield

  • "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

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Paine

  • “One man with courage is a majority”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

  • "The irony of life is that, by the time you're old enough to know your way around, you're not going anywhere."

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie”

    Ann Landers

  • "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Anatole France

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

  • "That which we call sin in others is experiment for us."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Bob Hope

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • "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)

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

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Robert Schuller

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

  • “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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

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

    Plato

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

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

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

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

  • “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

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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

  • Yesterday is history; Tomorrow is a mystery: Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the Present"

    Winnie the Pooh

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

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

    Anonymous

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

    John Kerry

  • "An informed public is essential to a democracy"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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”

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

    Philip K. Dick

  • "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning"

    Albert Einstein

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

    American Citizen

  • "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

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

    Kinky Friedman

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

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

  • "May the thirst for truth never be quenched."

    WAG

  • "In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance"

    Joseph Stalin

  • 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

  • "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

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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

  • "Lies serve to influence the ignorant"

    WAG

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Bertrand Russell

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    William Arthur Ward

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

    Larry Elder

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Sir Walter Scott

  • "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 is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”

    Orison S. Marden

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    James Madison

  • "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"

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Washington

  • "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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    James A. Garfield

  • "The measure of a man’s character is how he treats another who can do nothing for him"

    Rush Limbaugh

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

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

    Enrico Fermi

  • "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

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

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Otto von Bismarck

  • "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

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Yogi Berra

  • “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

    Aldous Huxley

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

    James Madison

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

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

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

    WAG

  • 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.

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    George Santayana

  • "You can observe a lot just by watchin"

    Yogi Berra

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • “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

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

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "Ignorance is the lifeblood of every politician"

    WAG

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

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

  • "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)

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

    John Adams

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Edison

  • 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

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

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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    David Letterman

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."

    Andrew Carnegie

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

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "A good day is when no one shows up and you don't have to go anywhere."

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

  • “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

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

  • "Debt is the slavery of the free."

    Publilius Syrus

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

  • “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

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

  • "An armed society is a polite society"

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "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.

  • "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

  • "Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied"

    Mark Twain

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

  • “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

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

  • "Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party"

    Winston Churchill

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Robert Frost

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  • “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

  • "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government has grown out of too much government"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

  • "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."

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    David Stockman

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

    Aristotle

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Charles Dickens

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

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

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

    Charlotte

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Rick Perry

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Be good, stay healthy, and laugh often."

    WAG

  • "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

  • 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

  • The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it"

    Albert Einstein

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Jack Miner

  • "The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in time of great moral crisis"

    Dante Alighieri

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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    WAG

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

    Anonymous

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    John Wayne

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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    George Mason

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

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

    Brad Thor

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

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

    Joseph Addison

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "The road to success is littered with many setbacks, never failures."

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Galileo

  • "There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice."

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

    James Madison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Cal Thomas

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

    Paul Jacob

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

    John Adams

  • "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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Tacitus, The Annals III.27

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Demosthenes

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

    James Madison

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

  • “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

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "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

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Dick Cheney

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

  • "Beer: helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C."

    W. C. Fields

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

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Adams

  • "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)

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

    Lord Byron

  • “Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation”

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

  • "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)

  • "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

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

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

    von Clausewitz

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt"

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

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

    George W. Bush

  • "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

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

    American Patriot

  • "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."

    Chinese Proverb

  • "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

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Herb Stein (Economist)

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Mark Twain

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

    St. Augustine

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

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

  • “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

  • "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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    G. K. Chesterton

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

    George Orwell

  • "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

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

    Unknown

  • “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

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

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

    WAG

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Harry Truman

  • "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

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves”

    Abraham Lincoln

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Jerry Pournelle

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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”

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Expect the best, prepare for the worst, capitalize on what comes"

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • “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 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

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

    Edmund Burke

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    H.L. Mencken

  • "If you tell a lie, but have a good reason for telling that lie, then it really is not a lie."

    WAG

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

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


    WAG

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

    Kathy Ireland

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

    Joseph Stalin

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Anonymous

  • "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity"

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    P.J. O'Rourke

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

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

  • "Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men"

    Thomas Henry Huxley

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

  • ”In war there is no substitute for victory”

    General Douglas MacArthur

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

  • “Finding your purpose in life begins with Faith, Hope, and Charity”

  • "Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back"

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Dave Gardner

  • "Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom"

    Mark Twain

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    WAG

  • The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

    Socrates

  • "Golf is a good walk spoiled"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Doug Powers

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "Happiness is good health and a bad memory"

    Ingrid Bergman

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

    Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

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

  • "Sometimes things are so obvious, they appear unbelievable."

    WAG

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Pastor John MacArthur

  • "Today is tomorrow’s past"

  • “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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Cherokee proverb

  • "Success is never final. Failure is never fatal."

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

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

  • "Luck is at the intersection of preparation and opportunity."

    Luck

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

  • 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.”

  • “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

  • "The more one worries, the older one gets; the more one laughs, the younger one feels"

    Chinese proverb

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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)

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Robert Novak

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

    Patrick Henry

  • “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)

  • "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

  • “Great men set out not to be great, but to do great things”

  • “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”

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “I think the terror most people are concerned with is the IRS”

    Malcolm Forbes (when asked if he was afraid of terrorism)

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

    Pat Flynn

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

  • "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

  • "I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees"

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Dean Acheson

  • “Wisdom is the chief element of happiness”

    Sophocles

  • "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)

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

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one"


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

  • "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

    George Washington

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Larry Elder

  • "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

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

  • “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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Evan Sayet

  • "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

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

    Confucius

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

    William Pitt

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

  • “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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Syrus

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

    Nelson Mandela

  • “Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • "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

  • "America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail"

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

    Winston Churchill

  • “American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it”

    Dave Barry

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

    WAG

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

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

    Lou Holtz

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Doug Larson

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

    WAG

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "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

  • “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty."

    James Madison

  • "Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

    John Adams

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

  • 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

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

  • "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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    Government Motto

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

  • "That government governs best that governs least"

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

    WAG

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Upton Sinclair

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "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

  • "A free nation is armed with a free press."

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

    Will Rogers

  • "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."

    Isaac Asimov

  • "Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity"

    Karl Marx

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

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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    WAG

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

    John Adams

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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

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

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

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "Everything the Democrats do is the result of a political calculation designed to take advantage of something going wrong"

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "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

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

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

    Plato

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Professor Irwin Corey

  • "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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Milton Friedman

  • “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

  • "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

  • "Truth will always fuel the embers of liberty"

    WAG

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

    Danny Schecter

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “The path to perfection, the loftiest goal, is success in and of itself”

  • “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 day that you are born is the day that you begin to die"

    William Faulkner

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

    Larry Elder

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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

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

    WAG

  • Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred."

    Jacques Barzun

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

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

    James Madison

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."

  • Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."

    James Bovard

  • “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)

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

    Karl Marx

  • “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?”

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

    Eugene McCarthy

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

  • "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

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Confucious

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

  • "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

  • "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."

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

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

    Maya Angelou

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Leo Durocher

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Saul Bellow

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

    Mike Adams

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Aulus Persius Flaccus

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    GR

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Bob Hope

  • “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them"

    George Mason

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    Aristotle

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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

  • "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 goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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