cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Some of these quotations may’ve appeared in past blogs, but each is worth viewing again if you find such a repetition. It seems the more our world changes, the more it actually remains unchanged. The issues of that time often are the issues of our time, as well.
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 misinformed; 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