"No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the Congress is in session" - Mark Twain

"Liberty has never come from the government; it has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it." -Woodrow Wilson

"If you are not a socialist in your 20s you don't have a heart, if you are a socialist in your 40s you don't have a brain" - Sir Winston Churchill

"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin" - Mark Twain

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man" - Mark Twain

"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please" - Mark Twain

"You're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts"

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

"You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality" - Ayn Rand

"If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers"

"Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it" - George Santayana

"People can't be always happy. However, there are many people who are always miserable" - CutePuppy

"Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner" - James Bovard

"Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win" - Jonathan Kozol

"Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning" - Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money" - Alexis de Tocqueville

"Despotism may govern without faith, but Liberty cannot" - Alexis de Tocqueville

"They who would give up essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security" - Ben Franklin

"Big government is not the solution to our problems. Big government is the problem." - Ronald Reagan

"Democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried" - Sir Winston Churchill

"Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy" - Margaret Thatcher

"To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches" - Margaret Thatcher

"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't" - Margaret Thatcher

"Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd" - Margaret Thatcher

"Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus" - Margaret Thatcher

"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end" - Margaret Thatcher

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it" - Margaret Thatcher

"I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher

"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." - Rev. William J. H. Boetcker (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

"Most men believe that it would benefit them if they could get a little from those who have more. How much more would it benefit them if they would learn a little from those who know more" - Rev. William J. H. Boetcker

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan (also Harry S. Truman)

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power" - Abraham Lincoln

"Great men don't move to the center. Great men move the center" - L. Neil Smith

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it" - Michelangelo

"People with great minds talk about ideas. People with average minds talk about events. People with small minds talk about other people"

"True genius is knowing when to stop"

"Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from bad decisions"

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind" - Albert Einstein

"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom" - Albert Einstein

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits" - Albert Einstein

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former" - Albert Einstein

"Ignorance can be cured, but stupidity is forever" - Aristophanes

"Stupid is as stupid does" - 'Forrest, Forrest Gump'

"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers" - 'Homer Simpson'

"Never argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience" - Bob Smith

"It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance" - Thomas Sowell

"There are known knowns; there are things we know we know... There are known unknowns; we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns - the ones we don't know we don't know" - Donald Rumsfeld

"There are known problems with known solutions, known problems with unknown solutions, and unknown problems with unknown solutions" - William Schweber

"Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence or stupidity" - Napoléon Bonaparte

"If something is inevitable, it will happen" - Herb Stein

"It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future" - Yogi Berra

"Eliminate the impossible; whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth" - 'Sherlock Holmes'

"Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the cost becomes prohibitive" - William F. Buckley, Jr.

"Cloud nine gets all the publicity, but cloud eight is actually cheaper, less crowded and has a better view" - George Carlin

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

"Hell is the place where there is no reason"

The Socialist Party candidate for president during the time of FDR, Norman Thomas, stated that the Democrat Party had adopted the Socialist Party platform. His actual quote was: “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism', they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

"we need to educate our children, but in order to educate our children we need to educate ourselves""