The invisible hand in politics operates in the opposite direction to the invisible hand in the market. Milton Friedman
Nobel Prize-winning economist (1912-2006)
History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. Ronald Reagan
January 16, 1984
Puritanism-the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy. H. L. Mencken
The fellow that can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow, for he is looking with the crowd. But the one that can see years ahead, he has a telescope but he can’t make anybody believe that he has it. Will Rogers
Will Rogers (1879-1935)
This liberty you are to stand for, with the hazard not only of your goods but of your lives if need be. John Winthrop
First Governor of the Puritans in America
With respect to the two words ‘general welfare’, I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators. James Madison
Are you kidding?
Responding to RKO superior who told her to test for Scarlett in ‘Gone With the Wind’ (Dec 1939 release).
We are on strike against those who believe that one man must exist for the sake of another. Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, 1905-1982
[The people] have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers. Rulers are no more than attorneys, agents, and trustees, for the people; and if the cause, the interest and trust, is insidiously betrayed, or wantonly trifled away, the people have a right to revoke the authority that they themselves have deputed. John Adams
1735-1826, American diplomat and 2nd President of the United States from 1797-1801