Quotes I Like

  • Business corporations in general are not defenders of free enterprise. On the contrary, they are one of the chief sources of danger…. Every businessman is in favor of freedom for everybody else, but when it comes to himself that’s a different question. We have to have that tariff to protect us against competition from abroad. We have to have that special provision in the tax code. We have to have that subsidy.” — Milton Friedman
  • “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman’s Odyssey
  • “He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.” —  Groucho Marx
  • You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else. — Winston Churchill
  • You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “Everything hangs on one’s thinking. A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is. ” Seneca
  • She was already learning that if you ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don’t apply to you. – Terry Pratchett Equal Rites (1987)
  • Patience is also a form of action. – Auguste Rodin
  • “Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.” Mark Twain
  • Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain. – Friedrich Schiller
  • War is the unfolding of miscalculations. – Barbara Tuchman
  • South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum. – James Louis Petigru
  • The death of human empathy is one of the earliest and most telling signs of a culture about to fall into barbarism. – Hannah Arendt
  • A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. – Winston Churchill
  • A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. – H.L. Mencken
  • The Doctor : You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views. Which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that need altering. – Tom Baker, The Face of Evil
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