Quotables - Thought For Food

Here are some random quotes offered as “Thoughts For Food” - mental food to feed the mind and improve one's life.


Artist Edward Langley:
     ”What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.”

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

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

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

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

Humorist Mark Twain:
     ”Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress …but I repeat myself.”

     ”The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.”

     ”There is no distinctly native American criminal class, save Congress.”

Humorist Will Rogers:
     ”I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”

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

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

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

Winston Churchill:
     ”We 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”

     ”The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.”