But it is necessary to know well how to disguise this characteristic [the prince (leader) as both beast and man in ruling], and to be a great pretender and dissembler; and men are so simple, and so subject to present necessities, that he who seeks to deceive will always find someone who will allow himself to be deceived. Nicolo Machiavelli
The Prince, written in 1505, published in 1515.
[S]neak it in through the stealth of the night, get it through when people aren’t looking. Jim Jeffords
U.S. Senator, on the ‘Northeast Dairy Compact’. April 2001, to AP, also reported June 20, 2001 Wall Street Journal.
I’d rather that England should be free than that England should be compulsorily sober. With freedom we might in the end attain sobriety, but in the other alternative we should eventually lose both freedom and sobriety. W.C. Magee
(Archbishop of York): Sermon at Peterborough, 1868.
There are those who say that conservatives must make a choice between a message of economic growth and one of cultural renewal. Take your side, we are told, and the fight can begin. Make your decision between economics and cultural values.This choice is false; this conflict is destructive; and this decision, if forced on conservatives, would come at an unacceptable cost to their coalition. It is false in the realm of ideas because it ignores the full range of human needs, and costly in the realm of politics because it undermines the coalition of conscience that could transform the nation and renew its culture. Jack Kemp
Jack Kemp, USA Today Magazine, May 1995
Individual liberty is individual power, and as the power of a community is a mass compounded of individual powers, the nation which enjoys the most freedom must necessarily be in proportion to its numbers the most powerful nation. John Quincy Adams
The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and alter their constitutions of government George Washington
1732-1799. (Investor’s Business Daily, November, 3, 1998)
The only difference between the politics of liberalism and the politics of hate is the packaging and delivery method. Gerry Hildenbrand
Love makes us poets and the approach of death makes us philosophers. George Santayana
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. Lana Turner
By any objective criteria, the Federal Reserve has been a colossal flop. Instead of maintaining the purchasing power of the dollar, the greenback has lost approximately 95% of its value since the Fed’s founding.The Fed was also supposed to use its tools to banish the business cycle, or at l east ‘smooth out’ the economy’s ups and downs. Instead, the Fed has given us the Great Depression, and nearly a dozen business recessions, including the deep downturns of 1973-75 and the off and on downturn of 1980-1982. Murray Sabrin
Dec 19, 2003