Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things: and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is. George Santayana
(1863 – 1952)
A zebra does not change its spots.
Attacking President George Bush in 1992. The Toronto Sun, 11/19/95 and the book ‘The 700 Stupidest Things Ever Said’ by Ross and Kathryn Petras, published March 1993.
[Selfless love] would have to mean that you derive no personal pleasure or happiness from the company and the existence of the person you love, and that you are motivated only by self-sacrificial pity for that person’s need of you. I don’t have to point out to you that no one would be flattered by, nor would accept, a concept of that kind. Love is not self-sacrifice, but the most profound assertion of your own needs and values. It is for your own happiness that you need the person you love, and that is the greatest compliment, the greatest tribute you can pay to that person. Ayn Rand
Playboy’s Interview with Ayn Rand, (1905-1982)
[CongressÃs constitutional] jurisdiction extends to certain enumerated objects only, and leaves to the several States a residuary and inviolable jurisdiction over all other objects. James Madison
Federalist No. 39
We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much. Ronald Wilson Reagan
USA President , address to National Association of Realtors (March 28, 1982) Ã
You know what a ‘Clinton’ is? A Clinton is when…he says one thing one day and another thing the next day. You try to have both sides of the issues. Dan Quayle
1992 Debate with Al Gore (U.S. News & World Report, September 18, 2000)
Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness. James Wilson
Love is blind — marriage is the eye-opener.
Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance. Woodrow Wilson
Address, New York Press Club, May 9, 1912 (1856-1924)
There is a recognition of the equality of rights among citizens in the pursuit of the ordinary avocations of life, and a declaration that all grants of exclusive privileges, in contravention of this equality, are against common right, and void. Mr. Justice Stephen Field
Justice Stephen Field: Shaping Liberty from the Gold Rush to the Gilded Age, by Paul Kens. University Press of Kansas, 1997.