Adams, John - “Our Constitution was designed for a moral and a religious people; it is wholly inadequate for the governing of any other.”
“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.”
“Will you tell me how to prevent luxury from producing effeminacy intoxication, extravagance, vice and folly?”
Adams, Samuel "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
Aesop - We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office
Ameringer, Oscar – “Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.”
Arab saying – “Forty years' tyranny is better than one night of anarchy.”
St. Augustine – “Conquer yourself and the world lies at your feet.”
Axlerod, David - August 6, 2009: "Punch back twice as hard"
Bakunin, Mikhail - “The Devil is the rebel of the cosmos.”
Bastiat, Frederic – “We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. Nature abhors a moron.”
“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.”
Bechmann, Petr - author of Access to Energy, responding to the brouhaha over greenhouse effect, points out that termites in digesting their food produce billions of tons of carbon dioxide a year. “It is a problem that awaits resolute action by the not yet established CATF (Citizens Against Termite Flatulence),” NR, Oct 28, 1988, p. 9
Bellow, Saul - “A GREAT deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”
Bethell, Tom – “Mothers on AFDC are called the ‘underclass’ but they also constitute a privileged class - unloved but still privileged.”
Bible - The heart, mind, and soul of man -- while capable of good and beauty and truth -- are vile, disgusting, and deeply flawed, for "the intention of man's heart is evil from his youth"
"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
Biden, Joe - "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed," Biden told Couric. "He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"
“Half the time, in this last debate, I didn't know whether or not Gov. Romney was there to debate Barack Obama or endorse Barack Obama.”
“Neal Smith, an old butt buddy. Are you here, Neal? Neal, I miss you, man. I miss you.”
Big Daddy – “What's that smell in this room? Didn't you notice it? Didn't you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room? There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of mendacity... You can smell it. It smells like death.”
Bismarck, Otto von - "Nothing is proven until it is officially denied."
“The entire Ottoman Empire is not worth the life of a Prussian soldier.”
Burke, Edmund – “The prattling about the rights of men will not be accepted in payment for a biscuit or a pound of gunpowder.”
Butler, Paul George Washington University Professor - “It is the moral responsibility of black jurors to emancipate some guilty black outlaws“ “My goal is the subversion of American criminal justice, at least as it now exists.”
Cameron, David “It is mainstream Britain which needs to integrate more with the British Asian way of life, not the other way around.”
Carter, Jimmy - "I've known members of the Muslim Brotherhood. They're not anything to be afraid of."
Case, Douglas – “Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.”
Casey, George - "What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here." The Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey, on ABC
Chambers, Whittaker – “It was dying but it laughed.”
“It is idle, to talk about preventing the wreck of western civilization. It is already a wreck from within. That is why we can hope to do little more now than snatch a fingernail of a saint from the rack or a handful of ashes from the faggots, and bury it secretly in some flowerpot against the day, ages hence, when a few men begin again to dare to believe that there was once something else, that something else is thinkable, and need some evidence of what it was, and the fortifying knowledge that there were those who, at the great nightfall, took loving thought to preserve the tokens of love and truth.”
Chavez, Hugo - "There will be no more meritocracy," (massive explosion, at the Amuay refinery, part of a 955,000-barrel-a-day complex, that has become the second deadliest in the history of the oil industry and the worst ever in the Western Hemisphere.)
Chinese Proverb – “Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald.”
“Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden.”
Chu, Steven, Secretary of Energy - “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”
Churchill, Winston - The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
Cicero, Marcus Tullius – “Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful, good society’ which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean: more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.…”
“Not to know what happened before you were born, that is to be always a boy, to be forever a child.”
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. 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. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the pod politic so that it can no longer resist. A Murderer is less to fear.”
Clinton, Hillary - “Well then, we’ll just have to change human nature.”
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”
“We came, we saw, he died.”
Clinton, William - “So none of this happened?” Clinton groped for the words: “I have nothing else to say. We. . . we did, if, the, the, I, I, the stories are just as they have been said. They’re outrageous and they’re not so.”
"A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee," the former president told the liberal lion from Massachusetts, according to the gossipy new campaign book, "Game Change."
Comte de Maistre, Joseph ( 1753- 1821) - “Until now, nations were killed by conquest, that is by invasion: But here an important question arises; can a nation not die on its own soil, without resettlement or invasion, by allowing the flies of decomposition to corrupt to the very core those original and constituent principles which make it what it is.”
Conyers, John “Under several clauses, the good and welfare clause and a couple others. All the scholars, the constitutional scholars that I know -- I’m chairman of the Judiciary committee, as you know -- they all say that there’s nothing unconstitutional in this bill and if there were, I would have tried to correct it if I thought there were.”
De Quincey, Thomas - If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.”
Diderot: “Let us strangle the last king with the entrails of the last priest.”
Dion, Celine - “You know, some people are stealing and they’re making a big deal out of it.” “Oh, they’re stealing 20 pair of jeans or they’re stealing television sets. Who cares? They’re not going to go too far with it. Maybe those people are so poor, some of the people who do that they’re so poor they’ve never touched anything in their lives. Let them touch those things for once.”
Douglas, William Justice - “The Constitution is silent on the issue of a right to contraceptives but discovered a privacy right based on ‘penumbras, formed by emanations’ in the Bill of Rights.”
Durant, Will - "I feel for all faiths the warm sympathy of one who has come to learn that even the trust in reason is a precarious faith, and that we are all fragments of darkness groping for the sun."
Duranty, Walter - "Must all of them and their families be physically abolished? Of course not - they must be 'liquidated' or melted in the hot fire of exile and labor into the proletarian mass."
Dzerzhinsky, Felix - "We represent in ourselves organized terror—this must be said very clearly." "[The Red Terror involves] the terrorization, arrests and extermination of enemies of the revolution on the basis of their class affiliation or of their pre-revolutionary roles."
T.S. Eliot - "A nation’s system of education is much more important than its system of government."
Eriatlov - “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to your death your right to say it.”
Lord Farquaad – “Some of you may die, but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make.”
Forrestal, James – “Consistency never has been a mark of stupidity. If the diplomats who have mishandled our relations with Russia were merely stupid, they would occasionally make a mistake in our favor.”
Franklin, Benjamin - “If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it.”
“The U.S. Constitution …is likely to be well administered for a Course of Years, and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall be corrupt as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other…” "Those who hammer their swords into plowshares will plow for those who do not".
Friedman, Thomas: "I have fantasized–don't get me wrong–but that what if we could just be China for a day? I mean, just, just, just one day. You know, I mean, where we could actually, you know, authorize the right solutions."
Gaspard, Patrick (DNC Executive Director, reacting to Obamacare ruling of the Supreme Court.) - “Take that motherfuckers!”
Gration, Maj. Gen. J. Scott - Obama's special envoy to Sudan: "We've got to think about giving out cookies, kids, countries -- they react to gold stars, smiley faces, handshakes, agreements, talk, engagement."
Guevera, Che - “To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.”
Guinan, Tex – “A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.”
Halifax – “Men are not hang'd for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen. Whenever a knave is not punished, an honest man is laughed at.”
Hamilton, Alexander - "Men are reasoning rather than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by their passions.”
Hanson, Victor Davis – “The government’s attitude at all levels is to punish the dutiful citizen’s misdemeanors while ignoring the alien’s felony, on the logic that the former will at least comply while the latter either cannot or will not.”
Hastings, Alcee Fla. Rep. - “There ain't no rules here, we're trying to accomplish something. . . .All this talk about rules. . . .When the deal goes down . . . we make ‘em up as we go along.”
Havel, Vaclav – “Because the regime is captive to its own lies, it must falsify everything. It falsifies the past. It falsifies the present, and it falsifies the future. It falsifies statistics … It pretends to fear nothing. It pretends to pretend nothing.”
Head, Louis : "Burn this bitch down!"
Henry, Patrick – “The liberties of people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”
Hitchens, Christopher “Islamophobia is a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.”
Hobbes, Thomas – “Words are wise men’s counters but the money of fools.”
Hoffer, Eric – “A ruling intelligentsia, whether in Europe, Asia or Africa, treats the masses as raw material to be experimented on, processed, and wasted at will.”
“The intellectuals and the young, booted and spurred, feel themselves born to ride us.”
Holder, Eric - “I am the black United States attorney…[T]here’s a common cause that bonds the black United States attorney with the black criminal….”
“The rules of grammar are only a convention. Non-discrimination is the law. There should be no question in our minds over which takes precedence. Besides, grammar evolves through usage. Who’s to say what will be considered appropriate in the future?”
Huxley, Aldous - "The most important Manhattan Projects of the future will be vast government-sponsored enquiries into ... the problem of making people love their servitude."
Jackson, Jesse - "There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery - then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved."
“Take the chains off of your ankles, but don’t shift them to your mind. Run! Run from disgrace to amazing grace. Run! Run from the outhouse to the statehouse to the courthouse to the White House. Run! But hold on to your dreams.”
“Finally, I want you to know that there’s nothing more dangerous than to be trapped with a shrinking mind and an expanding behind. You must develop your mind to protect your behind, your body, and your soul. It’s not my aptitude but my attitude that determines my altitude, with a little intestinal fortitude.”
Jarrett, Valerie – After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us, and they better be ready, because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay.
Jeantel, Rachel - “Well, the jury, they see their facts.” “My thoughts of the jury, they old, that’s old school people. We in a new school, our generation, my generation.” “My education is first. I am educated. Trust me, I have a 3.0 I’m good. I need to get my life straight because this situation got a whole lot of things in my mind so I want to clear it up.”
Jefferson, Thomas - “The mobs of great cities add just so much to the support of pure government, as sores do to the strength of the human body. It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution”.
“Freedom of the press cannot be limited without being lost.”
“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”
Jewish Proverb – “Before preparing to improve the world, first look around your own home three times.”
Johnson, Hank (In a discussion regarding a planned military buildup on the Pacific island, Hank Johnson expressed some concerns about the plans to Adm. Robert Willard, head of the U.S. Pacific fleet.) - "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize," Johnson said. Willard paused and replied, "We don't anticipate that."
Johnson, Jeh Department of Homeland Security Secretary - “At present, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland from ISIL.”
Kalmucks saying – “As long as nightingale sings, one may plant asparagus."
Keats, John – “Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic in his own works. Had I been nervous about its being a perfect piece, and with that view asked advice, and trembled over every page, it would not have been written. Wer gar zu viel bedenkt wird wenig leisten.”
Kennedy, Edward - “On that there’s - the problem is - from that night - I . . . I found the conduct, the behavior, almost sort of beyond belief myself, I mean, that’s why it’s been - but I . . . think that’s, that’s - that’s the way it was. That - that happened to be the way it was.” clarifying the events at Chappaquiddick to Rodger Mudd.
Keynes, John Maynard – “By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens."
"There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose."
King, Florence – “When they came for the smokers I kept silent because I don’t smoke. When they came for the meat eaters I kept silent because I’m a vegetarian. When they came for the gun owners I kept silent because I’m a pacifist. When they came for the drivers I kept silent because I’m a bicyclist. They never did come for me. I’m still here because there’s nobody left in the secret police except sissies with rickets.”
Kissenger, Henry – “It may be dangerous to be America’s enemy, but to be America’s friend is fatal.”
Klein, Ezra – “The issue with the Constitution is not that people don’t read the text and think they’re following it. The issue with the Constitution is that the text is confusing because it was written more than a hundred years ago.”
Komarovsky, Victor - "We are all made of the same clay, you know." –
Kristol, Irving – “What began to concern me more and more were the clear signs of rot and decadence germinating within American society - a rot and decadence that was no longer the consequence of liberalism but was the actual agenda of contemporary liberalism.”
Lao Tzu - “An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.”
Lenin – “Soviet power plus electricity equals Communism.”
LeMay, Gen. Curtis former head of Strategic Air Command, “We torched and boiled and baked to death more people in Tokyo that night of March 9-10 than went up in vapor in Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.”
Lewis, C. S. - " We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful."
“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would 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.”
Liddy, G. Gordon – “A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.”
Louis XV – “Après moi, le deluge.”
Lukacs, Gyorgy - "Who will save us from western civilization?"
Lucian of Samosata - "Hermotimus, I cannot show what truth is so well as wise people like you and your professor; but one thing I do know about it; and that is that it is not pleasant to the ear; falsehood is far more esteemed; it is prettier; and therefore pleasanter; while truth, conscious of its purity, blurts out downright remarks, and offends people."
Madison, James - “It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be to-morrow.”
Maimonides “You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.”
Mathrews, Chris – “If you reach back to one of our heroes from the past, Saul Alinksy.”
Marie Antoinette - "Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?"
McCain, John - "They are my heroes," McCain said of the rebels as he walked out of a local hotel in Benghazi.
McCarthy, Garry (Chicago Police Commissioner) - “Who has been the people enforcing those laws that were problematic for the African American community all these years?”
McInnes, Gavin – “I didn’t apologize and eventually they went away. That’s the way it works with the Perpetually Offended. They feed off apologies. They’re vindicated by them. The more apologies you give them, the more they demand.”
Mencken, H.L. – “The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”
Mill, John Stuart - "War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
“Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness. . . Aiming thus at something else, they find happiness by the way.”
“A government with all this mass of favours to give or to withhold, however free in name, wields a power of bribery scarcely surpassed by an avowed autocracy, rendering it master of the elections in almost any circumstances but those of rare and extraordinary public excitement.”
Miller, Zell - “The individuals are not so much at fault as the rotten and decaying foundation of what is no longer a republic. It is the system that stinks. And it’s only going to get worse because that perfect balance our brilliant Founding Fathers put in place in 1787 no longer exists.”
Milton, John - The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell and a Hell of Heaven. Paradise Lost Book 1, 254
Montoya, Inigo – “You keep saying that word. I do not think it means, what you think it means.”
Morrison, Jim of The Doors – “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.”
Muggeridge Malcolm – “As more and more money is spent on education, illiteracy is increasing. And I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it didn’t end up with virtually the whole revenue of the western countries being spent on education, and a condition of almost total illiteracy resulting therefrom.”
Munzenberg, Willie: “We will make the West so corrupt that it stinks.”
Nechaev, Sergei - “He despises and hates the present public morality in all its forms. For him only that is moral which contributes to the triumph of the revolution. All that obstructs this is immoral and criminal. Day and night he should have but one thought, one purpose - merciless destruction.
With the purpose of merciless destruction the revolutionary may and often must live in society, pretending to be something he is not. The revolutionary must penetrate everywhere: into the highest and the middle classes; into the merchant’s store; into the church; into the mansions of the aristocrat; into the worlds of bureaucracy, the military and literature. Our task is terrible, complete, universal and merciless destruction.”
It is not enough to kill an adversary. He must be first dishonored.
Neely, Jeff (former Head of GSA) –“I know I’m bad, but as Deb and I often say, why not enjoy it while we have it and while we can. Ain’t gonna last forever.”
Obama, Barak - "The America of today has its roots in the India of Mahatma Gandhi and the nonviolent social action movement for Indian independence which he led,"
"I want you to argue with them and get in their face"
"If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun"
“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,”
…”The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed then it’s ever been. It is more educated than it’s ever been”…
Obi-wan kenobi - "The force can have a strong influence on the weak minded." “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”
O’Rourke, P.J. – “One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it’s remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver’s license.
“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!”
Orwell, George – “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
Pelosi, Nancy - “Embrace the suck,”
Pericles (430 B.C.) – “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!”
Pitt, William the first Earl of Chatham “The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown. It may be frail – its roof may shake – the wind may blow through it – the storm may enter – the rain may enter – but the King of England cannot enter.”
Putin, Vladimir - "Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board, and then struts around like it won the game."
Reagan, Ronald – “Socialists. . . can provide you shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you’re ill, all the things guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave.”
Reich, Robert - “I am concerned, as I’m sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high-skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers. I have nothing against white male construction workers, I’m just saying there are other people who have needs as well.”
Reid, Harry - “The tea party will disappear as soon as the economy gets better. And the economy's getting better all the time,” “And when talking about seniors, seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world.”
Richelieu, Cardinal (Armand Jean du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu DeLay ) – “If you give me six sentences written by the most innocent of men I will find something in them with which to hang him.”
Russell, Bertrand - “Even though I don’t believe in God, I have to live as though a God actually exists.”
Saito, Colonel – “Let me remind you of General Yamashita's motto: be happy in your work.”
Salvian – “The Roman Empire is luxurious but it is filled with misery. It is dying but it laughs, moritur et ridet.”
Schiller, Friedrich – “Genuine, morality is preserved only in the school of adversity, and a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quicksand to virtue.”
Schumer, Charles, D-N.Y. Roberts had refused to answer some of Schumer's questions in committee, which the senator said forced him to vote against Roberts. - "Now that he is nominated for a position where he can overturn precedent and make law, it is even more important that he fully answers a very broad range of questions," "I hope for the sake of the country that Judge Roberts understands this and answers questions openly, honestly and thoroughly."
"So I would urge my Republican colleagues, no matter how strong they feel — you know, we have three branches of government: we have a House, the Senate, we have a President, and all three of us are going to have to come together and give some. But it is playing with fire to risk the shutting down of the government, just as it is playing with fire to risk not paying the debt ceiling."
Seneca, Roman philosopher - "Our plans miscarry because we have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind."
Serling, Rod – “You're traveling through another dimension -- a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's a signpost up ahead: your next stop: the Twilight Zone!”
Sharpton, Al – “But resist, we much… we must… and we will much… about… that… be committed.”
Shaw, George Bernard – “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”
Simpson, Homer - "We have a government so we don't have to think all the time.".
Smith, Adam – “Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent... “
Solzhenitsyn – “The autocrats of earlier religious ages, though their power was ostensibly unlimited, felt themselves responsible before God.“
Sowell, Thomas – “Telling a friend that the love of his life is a phony and dangerous is not likely to get him to change his mind. But it may cost you a friend.”
Spenser, Edmund – “A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind.”
Spencer, Herbert – “The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.”
Spooner, Lysander – “The highwayman takes solely upon himself the responsibility, danger, and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit. He does not pretend to be anything but a robber. He has not acquired impudence enough to profess to be merely a "protector," and that he takes men's money against their will, merely to enable him to "protect" those infatuated travelers, who feel perfectly able to protect themselves, or do not appreciate his peculiar system of protection. He is too sensible a man to make such professions as these. Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you, as you wish him to do. He does not persist in following you on the road, against your will; assuming to be your rightful "sovereign," on account of the "protection" he affords you. He does not keep "protecting" you, by commanding you to bow down and serve him; by requiring you to do this, and forbidding you to do that; by robbing you of more money as often as he finds it for his interest or pleasure to do so; and by branding you as a rebel, a traitor, and an enemy to your country, and shooting you down without mercy, if you dispute his authority, or resist his demands. He is too much of a gentleman to be guilty of such impostures, and insults, and villainies as these. In short, he does not, in addition to robbing you, attempt to make you either his dupe or his slave.”
Stalin, Joseph - "It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes."
Tacitus – “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.”
Mother Teresa - “When a mother can kill her own child, what is left of the West to save?”
“You did not invite me here from a poor country to speak to a rich country. America is not a rich country. America is a desperately spiritually poor country.”
Thatcher, Margaret – “Be warned. A powerful, radical left-wing clerisy is bent on destroying what every past generation would have understood to be the central purpose of education -- that is, allowing (in the words of Edmund Burke) individuals to 'avail themselves of the general bank and capital of nations, and of ages.' A society needs only one generation to abandon the task of learning and transmitting its culture, for that culture to become an alien, lifeless irrelevance.”
“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”
St. Thomas – “Man cannot live without joy. That is why one deprived of spiritual joy necessarily turns to carnal pleasure.”
Thomasson, Scot (former chief of the ATF’s Public Affairs Division) - “All these whistleblowers have axes to grind. ATF needs to f–k these guys.”
Tocqueville - “A man’s admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him.”
Twain, Mark – “If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.”
“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.”
“No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.”
“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.”
Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques - "To permit a large number of men to live free of charge is to encourage laziness and all the disorders that follow; it is to render the condition of the idler preferable to that of the man who works...."
Unknown – “In most things the government is the high cost, low quality provider. However, it does do high cost, low quality well, and can do it on a large scale.”
Voltaire – “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”
“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.”
Washington, George – “Move that fat ass Henry. Don't swing your balls or you'll swamp the boat.” The Crossing (2000)
REP. MAXINE WATERS (D-CA): "We don’t need to be having something like sequestration that’s going to cause these jobs losses, over 170 million jobs that could be lost – and so he made it very clear he’s not opposed to cuts but cuts must be done over a long period of time and in a very planned way rather than this blunt cutting that will be done by sequestration."
“The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life. That’s going to be very, very powerful,” “That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it’s never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They’re going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can’t get around it. And he’s [President Obama] been very smart. It’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place.”
Wolfe, Tom – “The hippies, as they became known, sought nothing less than to sweep aside all codes and restraints of the past and start out from zero. Among the codes and restraints that people in the communes swept aside - quite purposely - were those that said you shouldn't use other people's toothbrushes.... And now, in 1968, they were relearning . . .the laws of hygiene . . . by getting the mange, the grunge, the itch, the twitch, the thrush, the scroff, the rot.”
X, Malcolm – “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
Xerxes - "You will find that I am kind. Unlike the cruel Leonidas, who demanded that you stand...I require only that you kneel."