Day Brightener – Nothing New But Amazing How Long Ago Some Of These Were Penned

  • A conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.  — John Adams
  • If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. — Mark Twain
  • Suppose you were an idiot.  And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. — Mark Twain
  • 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
  • A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. — George Bernard Shaw
  • 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
  • Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. –James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
  • 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.
  • Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. — P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian
  • Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. — Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)
  • 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)
  • I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. — Will Rogers
  • If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free! — P. J. O’Rourke
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. — Mark Twain (1866)
  • Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. — Anonymous
  • The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. — Ronald Reagan
  • 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
  • The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. — Mark Twain
  • The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. — Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
  • There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save Congress. — Mark Twain
  • What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. –Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
  • A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. — Thomas Jefferson.
  • We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. — Aesop

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