21 February 2015

Weekend Quotes

Government at its best is a necessary evil, and at its worst, an intolerant one.
~ Thomas Paine

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.
~ P. J. O’Rourke

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.
~ Daniel Patrick Moynihan

When important issues affecting the life of an individual are decided by somebody else, it makes no difference to the individual whether that somebody else is a king, a dictator, or society at large.
~ James Taggart

7 comments:

Old NFO said...

Those are definitely on the money... sigh

Rev. Paul said...

I think so, too. Thanks.

drjim said...

P.J. is one of my favorite "modern" writers.

Some of his automotive stuff is hilarious.

Guffaw in AZ said...

The Taggart quote, restated:

"It doesn't matter whether the jackboot on your neck is the right one or the left one."

gfa

PS - Great Stuff!

Brigid said...

Those are very fitting for these days and times. Thanks Paul.

Cathy said...

These were great!

Rev. Paul said...

Jim, gfa, Brigid, & Cathy - I'm glad you liked 'em; they seemed appropriate.