Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Quotes of the Day

Collection of superb hard hitting humorous comments on govt, politics, bureaucracy


"In my many years I have come to a conclusion, ... that one useless man is a shame, two [useless men] is a law firm and three or more [useless men] is a government."
~John Adams

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"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do
read the newspaper you are misinformed."

~Mark Twain

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"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
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"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."

~George Bernard Shaw
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"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

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"Giving money and power to government is like giving
whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."

~P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian


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"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.)

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"No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."

~Mark Twain (1866)


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"The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy
appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other."

~ Ronald Reagan

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"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin."

~Mark Twain

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"What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."
~Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

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"A government big enough to give you everything you want,is strong enough to take everything you have."
~Thomas Jefferson

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"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."

~Aesop
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"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!"

~P.J. O'Rourke

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