[Rushtalk] 25 Great Truths

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Thu Oct 16 21:52:46 MDT 2014

Subject: Fwd: 25 Great Truths

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 Case, 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 
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

25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public 
office. -- Aesop

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the 
wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must 
work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government 
does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to 
work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when 
the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because 
somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the 
beginning of the end of any nation!

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