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To quote Margaret Thatcher

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 05/04/2009 - 07:04


I owe nothing to Women's Lib. 

 The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd.

I don't mind how much my Ministers talk, so long as they do what I say.
Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions - he had money, too.
To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukemia with leeches.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.
I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.

I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.

I like Mr. Gorbachev, we can do business together.
It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.
I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.
I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job.
To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.
There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors... I mean it.
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.

If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim.

If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage.

It is only when you look now and see success that you say that it was good fortune. It was not. We lost 250 of our best young men. I felt every one.

It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
It was sheer professionalism and inspiration and the fact that you really cannot have people marching into other people's territory and staying there.

Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.

Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
Ought we not to ask the media to agree among themselves a voluntary code of conduct, under which they would not say or show anything which could assist the terrorists' morale or their cause while the hijack lasted.

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.

There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best. 
We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment.
You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.


To quote Ayn Rand

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 17:11


When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual.
Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
There can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions forbidden to an individual, but permitted to a mob.
Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority.
If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.
The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals.  When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them.  One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Unjust laws have to be fought ideologically;  they cannot be fought or corrected by means of mere disobedience and futile martyrdom.
Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow.  They come to be accepted by degrees, by precedent, by implication, by erosion, by default, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other - until the day when they are suddenly declared to be the country's official ideology.
Truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.

To quote C.S. Lewis

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 16:21


An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.

It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves.
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful.
Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.
 Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.
There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counter-claimed by Satan.
A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
Christianity tells people to repent and promises them forgiveness.  It therefore has nothing (as far as I know) to say to people who do not know they have done anything to repent of and who do not feel that they need forgiveness.
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance.  The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.  Aim at earth and you get neither.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring two pence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
Experience: that most brutal of teachers.  But you learn, my God do you learn.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there.  There is no such thing.
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret?  There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.  It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."
Thirty was so strange for me.  I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.
We are what we believe we are.
What saves a man is to take a step.  Then another step.
You don't have a soul.  You are a Soul.  You have a body.

To quote George S. Patton

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 16:02
 Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
Never tell people how to do things.  Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
It seems to me a certainty that the fatalistic teachings of Mohammed and the utter degradation of the Arab women are the outstanding causes for the arrested development of the Arab.  He is exactly as he was around the year 700, while we have been developing.
A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.

A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.

War is the supreme test of man in which he rises to heights never approached in any other activity.

No sane man is unafraid in battle, but discipline produces in him a form of vicarious courage.
Good tactics can save even the worst strategy.  Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.  It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
The obvious thing for the cavalryman to do is to accept the fighting machine as a partner, and prepare to meet more fully the demands of future warfare.
I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
Never let the enemy pick the battle site.
Fixed fortifications are monuments to man's stupidity. 

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.

An Army is a team; lives, sleeps, eats, fights as a team.  This individual heroic stuff is a lot of crap.

It’s the unconquerable soul of man, not the nature of the weapon he uses, that insures victory.

May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't.
Live for something rather than die for nothing.

Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.

If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
Do more than is required of you.
Do everything you ask of those you command.
If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.
By perseverance, study, and eternal desire, any man can become great.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
Success is how you bounce on the bottom.

The leader must be an actor.

You’re never beaten until you admit it.

You shouldn't underestimate an enemy, but it is just as fatal to overestimate him. 


Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. 

To quote Mahatma Ghandi

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 14:14


We must become the change we want to see.
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
I believe in the fundamental Truth of all the great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God given. I came to the conclusion long ago... that all religions were true and also that all had some error in them.
Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
God has no religion.
If we have listening ears, God speaks to us in our own language, whatever that language be.
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians.  Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today.
What do I think of Western civilization?  I think it would be a very good idea.
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
Faith must be enforced by reason.  When faith becomes blind it dies.
Faith is not a delicate flower which would wither away under the slightest stormy weather.
Men often become what they believe themselves to be.  If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning.
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.
You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.
We must always seek to ally ourselves with that part of the enemy that knows what is right.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
President means chief servant.
All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
The Roots of Violence:  Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles.
The measure of a country's greatness should be based on how well it cares for its most vulnerable populations.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.
Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
Your capacity to keep your vow will depend on the purity of your life.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.



To quote Thomas Jefferson

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 13:46


Most bad government has grown out of too much government.

Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread.

 The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.

 I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither.

I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.

I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.

Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes...Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.

 Every citizen should be a soldier.  This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.

 The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

None but an armed nation can dispense with a standing army.

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.

 Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace.

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.  A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

Sound principles will not justify our taxing the industry of our fellow citizens to accumulate treasure for wars to happen we know not when, and which might not perhaps happen but from the temptations offered by that treasure.

Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations...entangling alliances with none.

We must do our duty and convince the world that we are just friends and brave enemies.

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

The two principles on which our conduct towards the Indians should be founded, are justice and fear.  After the injuries we have done them, they cannot love us.

No defender of slavery,  I concede that it has its benevolent aspects in lifting the Negro from savagery and helping prepare him for that eventual freedom which is surely written in the Book of Fate.

 The rights of human nature are deeply wounded by this infamous practice of slavery.

 The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other.  Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.

 The appointment of a woman to office is an innovation for which the public is not prepared, nor am I.

 The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

 Information is the currency of democracy.

 Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.

 The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements.

 The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

 The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them, inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

 It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the press could not more completely deprive the nation of its benefits than is done by its abandoned prostitution to falsehood.

The press is the best instrument for enlightening the mind of man, and improving him as a rational, moral and social being.

The freedom of the press is on of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by a despotic government.

History has informed us that bodies of men as well as individuals are susceptible of the spirit of tyranny.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

 Let us in education dream of an aristocracy of achievement arising out of a democracy of opportunity.

 Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it as earned.

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.

Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burned, tortured, fined, and imprisoned, yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools and the other half hypocrites.

I am of a sect by myself, as far as I know.

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.

The authors of the gospels were unlettered and ignorant men and the teachings of Jesus have come to us mutilated, misstated and unintelligible.

The Christian God is a being of terrific character - cruel, vindictive, capricious, and unjust.

Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man.

Religions are all alike -- founded upon fables and mythologies.

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.

I am for freedom of religion and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.

On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind.

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.

 All persons shall have full and free liberty of religious opinion; nor shall any be compelled to frequent or maintain any religious institution.

Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.

All the world would be Christian if they were taught the pure Gospel of Christ!

Had the doctrines of Jesus been preached always as pure as they came from his lips, the whole civilized world would now have been Christians.

 Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to me so pure as that of Jesus.

Almighty God hath created the mind free.

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

I am an Epicurean.  I consider the genuine doctrines of Epicurius as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

It is more honorable to repair a wrong than to persist in it.

Never spend your money before you have earned it.

Money, not morality, is the principle of commerce and commercial nations.

Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies.

He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual.

On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.

The most valuable of all talents is never using two words when one will do.

The execution of the laws is more important than the making them.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

If Americans ever allow banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless.

Agriculture, manufactures, commerce and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.

Equal rights for all, special privileges for none.

The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.

The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.

In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance.

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

 A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned.  This is the sum of good government.



To quote Thomas Alva Edison

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 13:12


  Hell, there are no rules here--we're trying to accomplish something.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
I shall make electricity so cheap that only the rich can afford to burn candles.
Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent.  Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work.
Everything comes to him who  hustles while he waits.
The perils of overwork are slight compared with the dangers of inactivity.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution.  Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence.  Everything that surrounds us - everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it.  There can be no denying this fact.  It is mathematical in its precision.
Religion is all bunk.
All Bibles are man-made.
I do not believe that any type of religion should ever be introduced into the public schools of the United States.
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.
The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
You can't realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.
Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
The best thinking has been done in solitude.  The worst has been done in turmoil.
They say President Wilson has blundered.  Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward.
Being busy does not always mean real work.  The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration.  Seeming to do is not doing.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
I never did a day's work in my life.  It was all fun.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Waste is worse than loss.  The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly.  The scope of thrift is limitless.
What you are, will show in what you do.


To quote Benjamin Franklin

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 12:18


 When in doubt, don't.

Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security.

Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself.

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.

When you're finished changing, you're finished.

Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.

God helps those who help themselves.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

 Never confuse motion with action. 

The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it.

Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.

Originality is the art of concealing your sources.

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

There are three great friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.

No nation was ever ruined by trade.

He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.

That it is better that 100 guilty persons should escape than that one innocent person should suffer, is a maxim that has been long and generally approved.

Industry pays debts, while despair increaseth them.

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Time is money. Dost thou love life?  Then do not squander time, for it is the stuff life is made of.

He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enought to be honest.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

 How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

He that speaks much, is much mistaken.

The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.

Half a truth is often a great lie.

 He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows, nor judge all he sees.

Lost time is never found again.

 Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason.

To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girl friends.

Necessity never made a good bargain.

I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.

Humility makes great men twice honorable.

 Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you will be hindered tomorrow.

One today is worth two tomorrow's; never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.

Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.

We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop play.

One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued.

It's common for men to give six pretended reasons instead of one real one.

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

Creditors have better memories than debtors.

Remember that credit is money.


To quote Will Rogers over and over and .....

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 11:12
I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.
Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.
No party is as bad as its leaders.
We always want the best man to win an election.  Unfortunately, he never runs.
The best thing about this group of candidates is that only one of them can win.
There ought to be one day-just one-when there is open season on senators.
There's no way in the world you're going to make a political party respectable unless you keep it out of office.
There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
I don't make jokes.  I just watch the government and report the facts.
Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
It costs ten times more to govern that it used to, and we are not governed one-tenth as good.
I can remember way back when a liberal was generous with his own money.
The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.
The crime of taxation is not in the taking it, it's in the way that it's spent.
We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.
The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
I think this sales tax is the best tax we have had in years.
For every nation and every individual, the principal worry is debt.
We'll show the world we are prosperous, even if we have to go broke to do it.
I read about eight newspapers in a day. When I'm in a town with only one newspaper, I read it eight times.
If the other fellow sells cheaper than you, it is called dumping.
'Course, if you sell cheaper than him, that's mass production.
If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
Things will get better-despite our efforts to improve them.
When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the I.Q. of both states.
Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
Say as little as possible while appearing to be awake.
Things ain't what they used to be and never were.
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.
Just because it's common sense, doesn't mean it's common practice.
Even though you are on the right track - you will get run over if you just sit there.
You never know how much a man can't remember until he is called as a witness.
No nation ever had two better friends than we have.  You know who they are?  The Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
I have a scheme for stopping war.   No nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one.



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