Lesson in Liberty: Great Truths

by Samurai Appliance Repair Man on April 4, 2003

in Gubmint

Don't Tread on MeA 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

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

– George Bernard Shaw

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.

– Douglas Casey (1992)

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

– P.J. O’Rourke

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.

– Frederic Bastiat

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 acts.

– 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

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)

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But I repeat myself.

– Mark Twain

Talk is cheap-except when Congress does it.
The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.

– Ronald Reagan

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

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

– Mark Twain

We 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

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.

– Edward Langle


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