Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday Food For Thought...!

Here is something else that Baby Sis sent to me, and as usual I wanted to share it with you! Some of these are pretty good and I know you've heard many of them before.

1. 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 congress.
-- John Adams

2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
-- Mark Twain 

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
-- Mark Twain 

4. 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 

 5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. 
-- George Bernard Shaw 

 6. A 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 

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. 
--James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994) 

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. 
-- Douglas Case, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian 

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavours to live at the expense of everybody else. 
-- Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850) 

11. 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) 

12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. 
-- Will Rogers 

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! 
-- P. J. O'Rourke 

14. 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) 

15. 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.) 

16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. 
-- Mark Twain (1866) 

17. Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. 
-- Anonymous 

18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. 
-- Ronald Reagan 

19. 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 

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. 
-- Mark Twain 

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. 
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save Congress. 
-- Mark Twain 

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians 
--Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995

 24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. 
-- Thomas Jefferson 

25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. 
-- Aesop 

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. 
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. 
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. 
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!

Like I said, many of you have heard these before...but the funny thing about the truth is that it will always be the truth! Know what I mean?

Coffee out on the patio again today! Man, I could get real used to this!


Mamahen said...

Some true wisdom shown here! It's a shame its not shown by our government....They say we may have severe storms today. I better stay close. My daugter has a new horse in the paddock and she's out of town....Don't know if she'll spoke in the storm or not....

Mamahen said...

Lol spook not spoke!

Chickenmom said...

Seems like politicians have been the biggest problem all these many years. Maybe we should outlaw them! How about I bring some cream puffs for all to enjoy?

Gorges Smythe said...

I guess humor is the avoidance of tears with laughter, since all those things are so sadly true.

linda m said...

I agree with Chickenmom, let's outlaw all politicians. I can never have enough sitting on the patio with friends and a good cup of coffee. Thanks for the cream puffs Chickenmom. Hav a great weekend.

JO said...

I have heard some if these but not all. Scary that they are so true.

It has gotten quite cold here again had to turn on the heater this morning. I would rather sit on your patio and enjoy the company.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mamahen...
These storms just keep on coming in some fashion, don't they?

Don't worry, I heard what you meant, not what you typed!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Phyllis...
Sounds like a plan to me! I'll vote for it!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Gorges...
Guess they will always be so!

Thanks for coming over!

Hey Linda M...
No arguments on any of that!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Jo...
A little frightening after all this time, isn't it?

Warm but windy here for the last couple of days!

Thanks for dropping by today!