Favorite Quotes?

PapaPaul febboy at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Dec 11 05:54:17 MST 1997

At 05:42 AM 12/11/97 -0700, Jim Nantz wrote:
>At 02:18 AM 12/11/97 -0800, you wrote:
>>Got any favorite quotes? (I'm collecting them.)
>>One of my favorites is from Lao Tzu's Book of Tao:
>>"Raise taxes and create a nation of thieves."
>He couldn't be more right.  Look at the lengths people will go to in order
>to avoid paying the outrageous taxes levied on us today. I can give you an
>example.  I know a man who works at a place where someone played with the
>books and stole $300,000 from the company.  It was found out and the woman
>who did all the bookeeping was accused of the theft.  The owner of the
>company let her resign and never filed any charges.  This spawned rumors
>among the employees that the owner actually took the money himself and the
>whole thing was a dodge to avoid paying taxes on the money.  Of course this
>was only a rumor, but it would fit in with one of America's favorite
>sports: getting one past the I.R.S.
>>Also caught a New Zealand Libertarian using this one,
>>which I love:
>>"The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates."
>>[Corruptissima republica plurimae leges.] -- Tacitus
>Look at our own congress.
>"If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has
>the capacity to govern someone else?" - Ronald Reagan from a speach he made
>at the 1964 Republican convention.
        Jim, that is one for the ages!   PP

>Today a Phoenix man was charged with aggravated assault when he allegedly
>smacked a colleague with a 10,000 page unix manual.  Attorney General Grant
>Woods said the charge was appropriate because he used the abridged version.
> He also said that if the man had used the unabridged version the charge
>would probably be first degree murder.

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