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Profound Statements

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

We contend that for a nation to try to tax it-
self 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)

Giving money and power to government is like
giving whiskey and car keys to teenage
--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

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
--P.J. O'Rourke

If you want government to intervene domes-
tically, you're a liberal. If you want
government to intervene overseas, you're
a conservative. If you want government
to intervene everywhere, you're a moder-
ate. If you don't want government to in-
tervene anywhere, you're an extremist.
--Joseph Sobran,
Editor of the National Review at one time (1995)

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.
--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 are safe
while the legislature is in session.
--Mark Twain (1866)

Talk is cheap-except when Congress does it.

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 un-
equal sharing of the blessings. The in-
herent 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

There is no distinctly native American
criminal class save Congress.
--Mark Twain

There is only one basic human right, the
right to do as you please. And with it
comes the only basic human duty, the duty
to take the consequences.
--P.J. O'Rourke (1993)

What this country needs are more unemployed
-- Edward Langley, Artist 1928-1995

When buying and selling are controlled by
legislation, the first things to be bought
and sold are legislators.

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