Tell It Like It Is

Posted by M ws On Thursday, June 6, 2013 0 comments
I have actually featured most of the following quotations in different posts this year but am reposting them because it is in a good collection collated via similar vein of thought. Thanks to Angela who shared this.

1. In my many years I have come to a  conclusion that one useless man  is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.   -- John Adams

2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. -- Winston Churchill

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George  Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. -- James Bovard , Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor  people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.   -- Douglas Case, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University.

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.   -- P.J. O'Rourke , Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic  Bastiat , French economist(1801-1850)

11. Government's view of the economy could be summed up  in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it.  If it keeps  moving, regulate it. And if it  stops moving, subsidize it.   -- Ronald Reagan (1986)

12. I don't make jokes.   I just watch the government and report the facts. -- Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!-- P. J. O'Rourke

14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much  money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to  the other. -- Voltaire (1764)

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you! -- Pericles (430 B.C.)

16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.  -- Mark Twain (1866)

17. Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. -- Anonymous

18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.  -- Ronald Reagan

19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings.   The inherent blessing
     of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. --   Winston Churchill

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin    --   Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.  -- Herbert Spencer , English Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save Congress. -- Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians -- Edward Langley,  Artist (1928-1995

24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.  -- Thomas Jefferson

25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public  office. -- Aesop

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