Yesterday’s Quotes Still Apply Today:

Mark Twain

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) and English statesman.

Bernard Shaw


  • Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. Mark Twain
  • 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
  • A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.  George Bernard Shaw
  • Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. 
    James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

  • 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

  • Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. 
    P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

  • Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. 
    Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

  • 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)

  • I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
    Will Rogers

  • If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free. 
    P.J. O’Rourke

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
    Mark Twain (1866)

  • Talk is cheap .. except when Congress does it.

  • 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

  • What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
    Edward Langley, Artist (1928 – 1995)

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

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