Avoid name-calling or raising your voice. Think of it is the duct-tape solution to temper problems. Until you learn to express your anger in a constructive way, don’t express it at all. Albert J. Bernstein, PhD
Balancing the budget is like going to heaven. Everybody wants to do it, but nobody wants to do what you have to do to get there. Phil Gramm
Phil Gramm, This Week with David Brinkley, September 16, 1990
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Paul
Galatians 5.1, quoted in the Wall Street Journal,Christmas Eve, 1949.
[Granting monopolies is bad because they constitute] an invasion of the rights of others to choose a lawful calling, and an infringement of personal liberty. 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.
Visionaries see infinite possibilities for new economic growth in AmericaOs next frontier – space. Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan, Mar 2, 1984
Nowadays they say you need a special chip to put in the TV so kids can’t watch this and that. In my day, we didn’t need a chip. My Mom was the chip. End of story. Ray Charles
‘The family gun is more likely to kill you or someone you know than to kill in self-defense. ‘ The 1993 study yielding such numbers, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, never actually inquired as to whose gun was used in the killing. Instead, if a household owned a gun and if a person in that household or someone he knew was shot to death while in the home, the gun in the household was blamed. In fact, virtually all the killings in the study were committed with guns brought in by an intruder. No more than 4% of the gun deaths in the study can be attributed to the homeowner’s gun. Also ignored is that 98% of the time when people use a gun defensively, merely brandishing the weapon is sufficient to stop an attack.
Wall Street Journal, November 11, 1998
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, British statesman and Prime Minister (1940-1945; 1951-1955) 1874-1965
To the glory of mankind, there was, for the first and only time in history, a country of money- and I have no higher, more reverent tribute to pay to America, for this means: a country of reason, justice, freedom, production, achievement. For the first time, man’s mind and money were set free, and there were no fortunes-by-conquest, but only fortunes-by-work, and instead of swordsmen and slaves, there appeared the real maker of wealth, the greatest worker, the highest type of human being- the self-made man- the American industrialist. Ayn Rand
I trust you with your own money.
George W. Bush
Tuesday October 17, 2000