They have erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass the people and eat out their substance. The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, and the U.S. Congress
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. Douglas Adams
Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! Ronald Wilson Reagan
speech near the Berlin Wall, 1987
The five boxing wizards jump quickly.
One of the shortest sentences in the English language that uses all the letters of the alphabet and makes a modicum of sense.
[I]t isn’t our money! It’s the people’s money. It belongs to them, and we don’t have the right to piss it away. Tom Clancy
The Bear and the Dragon, 2000
There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of his exercise of Constitutional rights.
Sherar v. Cullen 481 F. 946 (1973)
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality. George Bernard Shaw
A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both. James Madison
Banning guns is an idea whose time has come. U.S. Senator Joseph Biden 11/18/93 Associated PressThe people never give up their liberty but under some delusion. Sir Edmund Burke, 1784A free people ought..to be armed… George Washington, speech of January 7, 1790
Money is a living power that dies without its root. Money will not serve that mind that cannot match it. Ayn Rand