Timeless truths

These timeless truths on governments and politicians will make your Friday.

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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    15th May 2015
    Excellent! The funnies you have when, sadly, they really aren't funny!

    The TighterWriter
    15th May 2015
    I would call them truisms.
    15th May 2015
    You call the above truisms, those below are called paraprosdokians.
    " The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it' still on my list".
    "We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public".
    "War does not determine who is right, only who is left".
    "Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald
    head and a beer gut and still think they are sexy".
    "I' supposed to respect my elders, but it' setting harder and harder foe me to find one".
    "I didn't say it was my fault, I said I was blaming you".
    If they don't seem funny they may provide food for thought. Have a great weekend.

    15th May 2015
    The nine most terrifying words in the English language, according to Ronald Reagan, are: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

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