28 February 2015

Thoughts for a Saturday

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
 ~ Thomas B. Reed

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
 ~ P.J. O’Rourke

The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.
 ~ Tacitus

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
 ~ George Washington

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.
 ~ Robert Heinlein

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground ... A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.
 ~ Thomas Jefferson


Ed Bonderenka said...

There's a sucker born every minute.
David Hannum

Rev. Paul said...

Ed - perfectly on point.

Brigid said...

Excellent quotes!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Murphy was an optimist.


Guffaw in AZ said...

MULTIPLE Amens, my friend!


Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Brigid.

WSF - that's true, if a bit off-topic. :)

Thanks, Guffaw. I knew I could count on you!