Timeless truths

In my many years, I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a government. – John Adams (1735–1826) 

If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.  – Mark Twain (1835–1910) 

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of government. But then I repeat myself. – Mark Twain (1835–1910) 

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 (1874–1965) 

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) 

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. – PJ O’Rourke (1947—) 

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

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. – Will Rogers (1879–1935) 

If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free! – PJ O’Rourke (1947—) 

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 (1694–1778) 

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you! – Pericles (495BCE–429BCE) 

No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. – Mark Twain (1835–1910) 

Talk is cheap, except when government does it. – Anonymous

The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. – Ronald Reagan (1911–2004)

The only difference between a taxman and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. – Mark Twain (1835–1910) 

There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save government. – Mark Twain (1835–1910) 

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

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. – Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) 

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. – Aesop (620BCE–564BCE)

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