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Leo DiCaprio Isn’t The Only Climate Change Hypocrite
Posted By: Letters on June 1, 2016 06:58 AM in Hypocrisy Hotline
Andrea Peyser  NYPost.com Published on May 26, 2016


"Poor Leonardo DiCaprio.

The serial modelizer and frequently man-bunned Hollywood playa was forced to rip himself from the babe-infested parties at the Cannes Film Festival last week to fly, via private jet, from France to New York City — where he accepted an environmental award.

Holy Gulfstream Hypocrisy!

Mr. Global Warming expanded his carbon footprint by some 8,000 miles in about 24 hours.

After slumming it quickly in the United States, he then hopped aboard a private plane for a ride from the Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball in Manhattan back to the welcoming bosoms of high-heeled catwalkers at the glitzy amfAR gala in Cannes.

We can only hope his heavy breathing didn’t poke a new hole in the ozone layer.

Leo, 41, burned off his Oscar acceptance speech this year (for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in 2015’s “The Revenant’’), obnoxiously lecturing gas-guzzling film-industry types and bewildered TV viewers worldwide: “Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our species.’’

The actor and film producer is known to float aboard palatial yachts, expending more fossil fuel in days than I, a subway rider, do in a year — and I harbor doubts that human-caused climate change even exists.

In Leo’s defense, a source close to the megapolluter told The Post’s Page Six that he didn’t charter any flights, but hitched rides with “someone’’ already flying back and forth between France and New York.

Will Leo ever stay home (how about in an energy-efficient apartment, such as mine?), switch off the air conditioning and subsist on average-looking women and raw kale?

Unlikely.

Here, in no particular order, is an incomplete list of warming hypocrites and do-gooders, which might be redundant:

  • Mark Ruffalo — “But it’s my kids, man,” Ruffalo, 48, said. “I look at my kids, and the thought [of] mass extinction, and I see the change that’s happening with the trees . . .” The guy who was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in 2015’s overrated “Spotlight’’ (but lost), and plays The Hulk/Dr. Bruce Banner in fuel-munching “The Avengers’’ movies, is perhaps the loudest whiner in a celeb-choked pack of environmental zealots — Sean Penn! Robert Redford! The fracking opponent vowed in 2014 to dump his investments in companies he says cause climate change — in three to five years. What’s the hurry?
  • President Obama — The Golf-Nut-in-Chief, 54, called reducing greenhouse gases a “powerful rebuke’’ to ISIS (or, as he calls the terror-mongering group, ISIL) before flying aboard Air Force One to the United Nations climate summit outside Paris last year, joining many jet-setting representatives from 195 countries who agreed to lower emissions. According to the most recent estimates, it costs more than $200,000 for an hour of Air Force One flight time. Some or most of that is borne by taxpayers, including to pay for the first family’s vacation jaunts to Hawaii and the prez’s 2013 taping of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’’ in California. The France trip alone was estimated to leave nearly 100 tons of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere. After his presidency ends on Jan. 20, 2017, Obama is set to move with his family from the White House into a Washington, DC, leased mansion that measures 8,200 square feet and boasts nine bedrooms and 8½ bathrooms, Politico reports. I hope the Obamas remember to switch off the lights when changing rooms.
  • Fifty shades of mind control. School board members in Portland, Ore., last week voted unanimously to ban from classrooms books and materials that cast doubt on the existence of climate change. A Los Angeles Times editor banned publishing the views of climate-change “deniers’’ in the newspaper’s Letters to the Editor section, outdoing even warming hysterics at the New York Times.
  • Pope Francis — I’m not one to criticize the rock-star leader of the world’s estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. Suffice it to say that the pontiff, 79, has eclipsed the Bozo of Ozone, former US Vice President Al Gore, 68, as the world’s go-to alarmist, penning a breathtakingly anti-capitalist encyclical last year that blames “the myth of progress’’ for global warming. It seems to me that progress greatly helps the plight of the poor. If only the good pope, who has urged the acceptance of homosexuals, divorcees and women who express regret for having undergone abortions, would butt out of this.

Leonardo DiCaprio is in good company." -- Andrea Peyser


Andrea Peyser  NYPost.com May 26, 2016

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

    Milton Friedman

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

  • "Ignorance is the seed of APATHY"

    WAG

  • "A free people ought to be armed"

    George Washington

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

    Nelson Mandela

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

    Daniel Greenfield

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

    WAG

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

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Wendell Phillips

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

  • “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

    Mark Twain

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

    Mike Huckabee (a.k.a The Guv)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Dr. Martin Luther King

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

    Winnie the Pooh

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

    Voltaire

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Will Rogers

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

  • "This is like deja vu all over again"

    Yogi Berra

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

  • "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

  • "Ignorance is the truest form of freedom"

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

  • “My greatest thought is my accountability to God”

    Daniel Webster

  • “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)

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • “Perception is today’s reality”

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

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

  • "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."

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Edward Langley (artist)

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

    Mark Steyn

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

    Harry S. Truman

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

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

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

    Jimi Hendrix

  • "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

  • "All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures"

    Julius Caesar

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

    Jay Leno

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

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

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

    Jacques Barzun

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

    Thomas Sowell

  • "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

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

    Rudy Giuliani

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

    Eugene Ionesco

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

  • "Go put your creed into your deed."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "He who fails to prepare, prepares for failure"

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • "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

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • “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

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

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "When GOD fights for Israel, Israel wins"

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

    Socrates

  • "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."

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

  • “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

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

    James Madison

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

    Adolf Hitler

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

    George Washington

  • "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

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

    Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

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

    Paul Horning

  • "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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Liberal when confronted with reality

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Life………. It’s GOD’s choice"

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

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

    Doug Larson

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

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

    WAG

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

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

  • "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)

  • “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)

  • "Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

    Elizabeth Bibesco

  • "Democracy is the worst form of government except all others"

    Winston Churchill

  • “Men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Berkeley

  • “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

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

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

    Ted Nugent

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

  • "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

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

    George Washington

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

    Joseph Goebbels

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

    WAG

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    WAG

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

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

    Robert Schuller

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

    Rush Limbaugh

  • "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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    George Mason

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

    Moliere

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    WAG

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Chinese Proverb

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

    Karl Marx

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

    Galileo

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Napoléon Bonaparte

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

    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • “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

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    Thomas Edison

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

    Brad Thor

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

    Winston Churchill

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

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

    Syrus

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "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)

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

    Lou Holtz

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

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

    George Bernard Shaw

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

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

    Plato

  • "Hey, don’t get me wrong. I 'm all for the government (spending) investing our money into “shovel” ready projects, so long as I’m the one selling the shovels."

    WAG

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

    Spanish Proverb

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

    Philip K. Dick

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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)

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

    Groucho Marx

  • “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

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Jack Miner

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

    Fletcher Knebel, Historian

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

  • "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

  • "Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice"

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

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

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

    Lao-tzu

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

    Chinese fortune cookie

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    John Adams

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

    WAG

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    James Madison

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

    Phillip Brooks

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • “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”

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Frost

  • “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)

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

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

    John Wooden

  • "Knowledge is power."

    Sir Francis Bacon

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

    Liberal Lingo

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

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

    Thomas Paine

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

  • “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”

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

    Charles de Montesquieu

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    G. K. Chesterton

  • "Never spend your money before you have it"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    Larry Elder

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Frederic Bastiat

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

    James Madison

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt

  • “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

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

    Hunter S. Thompson

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

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Plato

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

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

  • "Ask why until you understand"

  • "In politics, stupidity is not a handicap"

    Napoleon Bonaparte

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

    Adolph Hitler

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

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

  • "Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny"

    Edmund Burke

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

    Oscar Wilde

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    George Orwell

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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

    American Citizen

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Author Unknown

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

    Winston Churchill

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • “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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Senator Jim Talent

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

    American Patriot

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

    Ludwig von Mises

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

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

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

    George Washington

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

    Ephesians 6:11

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

    Miecyslaw Kasprzyk

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr

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

    Kenneth Boulding (economist)

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • 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

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

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

    Confucious

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Paine

  • "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

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

    Cherokee proverb

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

    Thomas Fuller

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

    Voltaire

  • "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

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

    Francis Bacon

  • "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

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

    George Eliot

  • "Sometimes, it's what you do not do, that makes you who you are"

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

    Joseph Addison

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

  • "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

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Dean Acheson

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

    George Mason

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

    WAG

  • "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

  • “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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

    Dave Barry

  • "There are lies, damned lies and statistics"

    Mark Twain

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Ayn Rand

  • "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

  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress"

    John Adams

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

    Noelle Pikus Pace (Olympian)

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

    Anne Coleman

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


    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

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

    Larry Elder

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

  • "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

  • "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun"

    Mao Tse-Tung

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "Truth has no agenda"

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Mohandas Gandhi

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Patrick Henry

  • "Adversity makes a good man better"

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

    Mark Twain

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

  • 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

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

    Adolf Hitler (1939)

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Charles Dickens

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

    Reverend Ike

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

    Henry David Thoreau

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

    Sophia Loren

  • "All men by nature desire knowledge."

    Aristotle

  • "Spend other people's money as though it was your own"

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

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

    Bob Hope

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

    William Arthur Ward

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Isaiah 5:20

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

    Ann Landers

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

  • “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

  • "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

  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Knute Rockne

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

    Luck

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

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

    Dutch Proverb

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

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

    James Madison

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

    WAG

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

  • "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

  • "Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does"

    Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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

    James Madison

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

    Robert Green Ingersoll

  • “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

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

    Doug Powers

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

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

    H.L. Mencken

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

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • “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”

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

    WAG

  • 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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Douglas Casey

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

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

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Rush Limbaugh

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


    WAG

  • "A liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake, at the moment"

    Willis Player

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

    WAG

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

    George Orwell

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

  • “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

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

  • "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

  • "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)

  • "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

  • "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

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

    William P. Anthony

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

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

    Strom Thurmond

  • "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

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

    Mitt Romney

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

    Bertrand Russell

  • "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

  • 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

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

    Robert A. Heinlein

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

    James Madison

  • "Democracy is the road to socialism."

    Karl Marx

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

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

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf )

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

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

    Orison S. Marden

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

    WAG

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Nicholas Murray Butler

  • "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand"

    Mark Twain

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

    Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

    Alfred Kazin

  • "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

  • “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

  • "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,"

    Pope John Paul II

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

    John Adams (1826)

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

  • "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

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

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted"

    Charlie Chaplin

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Edmund Burke

  • "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

  • “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

  • 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.”

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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

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

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • “Paper money is founded upon fraud and knavery”

    George Mason (letter to George Washington)

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

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

    WAG

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

    George Santayana

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Cal Thomas

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

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

    W. C. Fields

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

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

    WAG

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Paul Craig Roberts

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Patrice Lewis

  • "Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing"

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

    James Madison

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Abraham Lincoln

  • "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

  • "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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does"

    Whittaker Chambers

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

  • "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

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

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    Norman Thomas - Socialist Party Presidential candidate (1976)

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

    Byrd Baggett

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

  • “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

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

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

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

    St. Augustine

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Rod Serling

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

  • “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

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

    WAG

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

    Bill Vaughan

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Sir Walter Scott

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Anonymous

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

    Dave Gardner

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

    Yogi Berra

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

    Robert David Steele (CIA)

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Mahatma Ghandi

  • "Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

    Charlton Heston

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

    Sam Rayburn

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    David Stockman

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

    George W. Bush

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

    Ronald Reagan

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    American Patriot

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

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

    Unknown

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

    William Pitt

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence

  • "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

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

    James A. Garfield

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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Thomas Paine

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

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

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

    WAG

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    Aaron Levenstein

  • "There is no right way to do wrong"

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

  • "Government Integrity: An Oxymoron"

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

    Psalm 118:8

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

    Edgar J. Mohn

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

  • "Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    John Kenneth Galbraith

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

    Will Rogers

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

    Albert Einstein

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

  • “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)

  • “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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    George Washington

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Calvin Coolidge

  • "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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Thomas Paine (December 23, 1776)

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

    David Letterman

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Pericles (495-429 BC)

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

    Eugene McCarthy

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

    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

  • "Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God"

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Rick Perry

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

    James Madison

  • "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)

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time"

    Woody Allen

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

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69

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

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

    Alfred Adler

  • "Better a broken promise than none at all"

    Mark Twain

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

    Aristotle

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

    John Kerry

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

    Ronald Reagan

  • "You can not raise the weak, by holding down the strong"

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Will Rogers

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

    John Adams

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

    WAG

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

    Ian Fleming

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

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

    WAG

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

    Robert Novak

  • "Media outlets exist not to inform us, but to influence us; not to educate us, but to enrich themselves"

    WAG

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

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

  • “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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

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

    Kinky Friedman

  • "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

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

    Plato

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

    George Orwell

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

    WAG

  • “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)

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

    Bob Hope

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    John F. Kennedy

  • "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

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"

    Mark Twain

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Niccolo Machiavelli

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

  • "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

  • "Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy"

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

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

    WAG

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

    James Madison

  • "I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

    Margaret Thatcher

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

  • "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

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

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

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “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?”

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Danny Schecter

  • “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

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

    Confucius

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

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

  • "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

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

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

    Benjamin Franklin

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

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

    Mark Twain

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "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

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

    Tacitus

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

    Albert Einstein

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

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

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Soviet Union saying

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

    Mark Twain

  • "Aspire to inspire before you expire."

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

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Progressive apologist

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

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

    Thomas Jefferson

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

    Antonio Porchia

  • "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

  • “Be truthful … Truth leads to trust”

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

    Evan Sayet

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

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people"

    Victor Borge

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

    John F. Kennedy

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

    Abraham Lincoln

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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "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

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

    Enrico Fermi

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

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

    Andrew Carnegie

  • "Before you open your mouth to speak, please make sure it's an improvement upon the silence"

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

    Albert Einstein

  • "Why would anyone save for tomorrow, if tomorrow, that which you can buy today, will be so much more expensive. Therein lies the problem. Therein lies the plan."

    WAG

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

    James Madison

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

    Thomas Jefferson

  • "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

  • "Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"

  • "Debt is the worst poverty."

    Thomas Fuller

  • "Gray hair is God's graffiti"

    Bill Cosby

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

  • “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

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

    Steven Wright

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "One man with courage is a majority"

    Thomas Jefferson

  • “Every library is an arsenal”

    Robert Green Ingersoll

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

    Margaret Thatcher

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

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

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

    Vince Lombardi

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

  • “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

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

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

    WAG

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

    WAG

  • "A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron"

    Joseph Stalin

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

    George Washington

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

    WAG

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

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

    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

  • “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

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

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

    WAG

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

    Harry Truman

  • "Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does."

    Paul Horgan

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

    Vladimir Lenin

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

    Milton Friedman

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

    Martin Van Buren

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

    WAG

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

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

    Ayn Rand

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

    Margaret Thatcher

  • "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned"

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

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

    Joseph Stalin

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

    WAG

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

    Arthur C. Clarke

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


    Alexander Hamilton

  • "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

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

    WAG

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

    Hodding Carter, J.R.

  • “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

  • "Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its trouble - it empties today of its strength"

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

    Yiddish Proverb

  • “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

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

  • "Heroes get remembered - but legends never die"

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

    Will Rogers

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

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

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

    Mark Twain

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

    WAG

  • "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

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

    Alexander Pope

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

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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