There are only two truly infinite things, the universe and stupidity. And I am unsure about the universe. Albert Einstein
Physicist, theory of relativity (1879-1955)
People just assume because you’re black and from the South that you’re a Democrat. But I don’t think, like Bill Clinton does, that you should penalize people for being successful. Charles Barkley
Phoenix Suns star Charles Barkley, discussing his philosophy if elected Governor of Alabama.
That the power to tax involves the power to destroy; that the power to destroy may defeat and render useless the power to create; that there is a plain repugnance, in conferring on one government a power to control the constitutional measures of another, which other, with respect to those very measures, is declared to be supreme over that which exerts the control, are propositions not to be denied. John Marshall
Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court in McCulloch v. Maryland an 1819 opinion 4 Wheaton, 316, 427-36, (1755-1835)
Who could have imagined that the same Court which ‘has sternly disapprovedof restrictions upon ‘virtual child pornography, tobacco advertising, dissemination of illegally intercepted communications and sexually explicit cable programming would smile with favor upon a law that cuts to the heart of what the First Amendment is meant to protect: the right to criticize the government. Antonin Scalia
Dissenting in the decision the gutting of the 1st Amendment , December 2003 McConnell v. Federal Election Commission
Don’t tase me, bro!
September 17, 2007E
We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all of our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren scepter in our grasp. Calvin Coolidge
1925 speech to newspaper editors (Barron’s November 23, 1998), 30th President of the United States (1923-1929) 1872-1933.
If you’re not going to pull the trigger, don’t point the gun. James Baker
on foreign policy, 1996 Republican Convention
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, British statesman and Prime Minister (1940-1945; 1951-1955) 1874-1965
Truth is the highest thing that man may keep.
Canterbury Tales. The Frankeleines Tale. Line 11789.
Who’d pay to see a drawing of a fairy princess when they can watch Joan Crawford’s boobs for the same price at the box office? Louis B. Mayer
Louis B. Mayer (commentator) referring to Snow White