Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian.
Submitted by PatrickWA 5 months ago
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The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog.
Submitted by PatrickWA 11 months ago
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
Submitted by quotedude over 2 years ago
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors
Submitted by NatchGreyes over 2 years ago
The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.
Submitted by PatrickWA about 1 year ago
One man who minds his own business is more valuable to the world than 10,000 cocksure moralists.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Submitted by Deome about 2 years ago
The weakness of all Utopias is this: that they take the greatest difficulty of man and assume it to be overcome, and then give an elaborate account of the overcoming of the smaller ones. They first assume that no man will want more than his share, and then are very ingenious in explaining whether his share will be delivered by motorcar or balloon.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!
Submitted by loughlin almost 3 years ago
It is difficult to imagine that a nation which began, at least in part, as the result of opposition to a British mandate giving the East India Company a monopoly and imposing a nominal tax on all tea sold in America would have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex--but Congress can.
We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine.
Submitted by tom over 2 years ago
Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.