Life is measured in increments of time. The theft of one hour is an increment of the theft of a man’s life. The theft of one hour of a man’s work by the public (or the government through whatever bureaucratic maneuver) is tantamount to ripping away a piece of the man’s life. Rip away enough pieces, you rip away his life. Robert Murray
Decline and Fall of America
No one in this world, so far as I know has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. H.L. Mencken
The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon. Sir John Eric Ericksen
Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, 1837
I’ve never met a fourth-grader who didn’t have all the self-esteem I can handle. Can we teach how to have LESS self-esteem? Joe Bob Briggs’ mother
Teacher who taught 4th grade for more of her career (name unspecified), http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com, June 2003
Gun control advocates also include suicide in their Ãgun crimeÃ stats while bemoaning the U.S.Ãs Ãgun culture.Ã Yet Western EuropeÃs suicide rate is twice ours, and suicide is far more common than homicide on both sides of the Atlantic. So which side has a Ãcultural problemÃ in that regard. Reason
As long as you’re in a threatening mood, you had better climb up on your cornerstone and pray for my soul because I am going to foreclose. Hetty Howland Robinson Green
p 189, Hetty, Charles Slack, 2004. (1834-1916)
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. Noah Webster
Those who reap the blessings of liberty must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it. Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine, 1777, 1737-1809.
Robin Hood fought against looting rulers and returned the loot to those who had been robbed: he was not a champion of need or a provider of the poor.
Paraphrase from Atlas Shrugged
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.