My friend and loyal reader, Sonny, sent me most of the following sayings by famous people. I have supplemented it with the results of my own research. I found them amusing, but also containing an element of truth. I thought they would constitute a nice change of pace from the usual blogs I distribute. At the very least, at this time we could all use a little humor in our lives.

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. “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.

8. “Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense
of everybody else.” — Frederic Bastiat, French economist (1801-1850).

9. “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.” (One of my favorites.) — Ronald Reagan (1986).

10. “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” — Will Rogers

11. “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)

12. “Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it.” — Anonymous

13. “The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other.” — Ronald Reagan

14. “The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.”
— Mark Twain

15. “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything
you have.” — Thomas Jefferson

16. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Nelson Mandela

17. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon

18. “You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.” — Anonymous

19. “What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.” — Anonymous

20. “The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from
somebody else.” — Anonymous

21. “You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” — Anonymous

22. “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!” — Anonymous

23. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin

24. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

25. “You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” Maya Angelou

26. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” –Nelson Mandela

27. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

28. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” Babe Ruth

29. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller

30. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas A. Edison


I hope you enjoyed the foregoing. If so, there are plenty more.


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