Profound Statements

Profound Statements

PostBy: mr1precision On: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:05 pm

I got this in an email today. It's too good not to share. I think the last one is the best. Enjoy! :D

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 Casey, 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
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Re: Profound Statements

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:25 pm

mr1precision wrote:
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


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)



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



I'll vote for these as the best ones.
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Re: Profound Statements

PostBy: brckwlt On: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:38 pm

mr1precision wrote:
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



8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.

-- Douglas Casey, 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)



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)

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


24. A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.

-- Thomas Jefferson



all of those apply to Jr. senator Obama. He needs to brush up on his history lessons and learn from those who are way smarted then he is!
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Re: Profound Statements

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:49 am

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


My Favorite.
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Re: Profound Statements

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:13 am

Their all good because they are all true but, I like reagans the best with Twain coming in at a close second.
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Re: Profound Statements

PostBy: GRinRI On: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:39 am

All good!
I hope you don't mind me copy and pasting these. I want to send them to my very liberal "friends".
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Re: Profound Statements

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:08 pm

It's fun to send these to my liberal friends. Then they get offended and don't talk to me. Until they need a favor.
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Re: Profound Statements

PostBy: BillMarti On: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:25 pm

Then repeat them again verbally.


Bill S,
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Re: Profound Statements

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:07 pm

"Martha, I believe my balls itch!!" George Washington
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