After order and liberty, economy is one of the highest essentials of a free government. Economy is always a guarantee of peace.
- Calvin Coolidge
A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.
- Edward R Murrow
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
-Thomas Jefferson
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.
- Barbara Jordan
Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide
Both are foes to tranquility - the inability to change and the inability to endure.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca (the younger)
Brief moments of freedom mark the lull between two episodes of human history
- Adjutor
Debt - an ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slave driver
- Ambrose Bierce
Democracy; Government by the few, over the many, chosen by some.
- David McCourt
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
-James Bovard (1994)
Economy is in itself a great source of revenue.
- Marcus Annaeus Seneca (the elder)
Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer
Everyone takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Failure is the path of least persistence.
- Michael Larsen
Foreign aid might be de fined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
-Douglas Casey
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 (1801-1850)
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)
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
- Mahatma Ghandi 
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
- James Madison
I care not for what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do. That is character!
- Theodore Roosevelt
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
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
-Will Rogers
If it's in focus it's pornography;  if out of focus it is art.  
- Billy Kwan, from The Year of Living Dangerously
If you are going to become a wine conisseuer, you must drink a lot of wine.
- Bill Berry
If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
- Mark Twain
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
-P.J. O'Rourke
I know I am god because when I pray I find I am talking to myself.
- Unknown
I never said "I want to be alone". I only said "I want to be let alone".
- Greta Garbo
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 (1764)
Irresolution on the schemes of life which offer themselves to our choice, and inconstancy of pursuing them, are the greatest causes of all unhappiness.
- Joseph Addison
It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp
It is hard to get your thing together if your thing is paradise on earth
- Jerry Garcia
It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief
- Lionel Trilling
It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.  
- George MacDonald
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.)
Men are more important than tools. If you don't believe so, put a good tool in the hands of a poor workman.
- John J Bernet
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
-Mark Twain (1866)
No matter what side of an argument you're on, you always find some people on your side that you wish were on the other side
- Jascha Heifetz
No matter where you go, there you are.
- Buckaroo Banzai
No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
- William Howard Taft
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
- Nikita Khrushchev
Puritanism: the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.  
- H L Mencken
Speech is the gift of all, but thought of few.
- Marcus Porcius Cato (the Elder)
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.... But then I repeat myself.
-Mark Twain
Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
That should be considered long which can be decided but once.
- Publilius Syrus
That which fills the universe I regard as my body and that which directs the universe I consider as my nature.
- Chang Tsai
The first duty of the revolutionary is to get away with it
- Abbie Hoffman
The hope of science is the perfection of the human race. The hope of theology is the salvation of a few, and the damnation of almost everybody.
- Robert G Ingersoll
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 mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
-Mark Twain
There is no distinctly Native American criminal Congress.
-Mark Twain
There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in it's hands; you seek out your problems because you need their gifts.
- Rik Myers
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
- Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)
We must not mistake noise for weight, anger for argument, militance for virtue, passion for sense, or gripes for principles
- Leo Rosten
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-Edward Langley (1928 - 1995)
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

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