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    GREAT TRUTHS

    These profundities were never more accurate than they are today.



    1. In my many years I have come to a

    conclusion that one useless man

    is a shame, two is a law firm,

    and three or more is a congress.

    -- John Adams



    2. If you don't read the newspaper

    you are uninformed, if you do

    read the newspaper you are

    misinformed. -- Mark Twain



    3. Suppose you were an idiot. And

    suppose you were a member of

    Congress. But then I repeat

    myself. -- Mark Twain



    4. I contend that for a nation to try to

    tax itself into prosperity is like a

    man standing in a bucket and

    trying to lift himself up by the

    handle. --Winston Churchill



    5. A government which robs Peter to

    pay Paul can always depend on

    the support of Paul. -- George

    Bernard Shaw



    6. A liberal is someone who feels a

    great debt to his fellow man,

    which debt he proposes to pay off

    with your money. -- G. Gordon

    Liddy



    7. Democracy must be something

    more than two wolves and a sheep

    voting on what to have for

    dinner. --James Bovard, Civil

    Libertarian (1994)



    8. Foreign aid might be defined as a

    transfer of money from poor

    people in rich countries to rich

    people in poor countries.

    -- Douglas Case,

    Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University.



    9. Giving money and power to

    government is like giving whiskey

    and car keys to teenage boys.

    -- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian



    10. Government is the great fiction,

    through which everybody

    endeavors to live at the expense

    of everybody else. -- Frederic

    Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)



    11. Government's view of the

    economy could be summed up

    in a few short phrases: If it

    moves, tax it. If it keeps

    moving, regulate it. And if it

    stops moving, subsidize it.

    --Ronald Reagan (1986)



    12. I don't make jokes. I just watch

    the government and report the

    facts. -- Will Rogers



    13. If you think health care is

    expensive now, wait until you

    see what it costs when it's free!

    -- P. J. O'Rourke



    14. In general, the art of government

    consists of taking as much

    money as possible from one

    party of the citizens to give to

    the other. --Voltaire (1764)



    15. Just because you do not take an

    interest in politics doesn't mean

    politics won't take an interest

    in you! -- Pericles (430 B.C.)



    16. No man's life, liberty, or

    property is safe while the

    legislature is in session.

    -- Mark Twain (1866)



    17. Talk is cheap, except when

    Congress does it. -- Anonymous



    18. The government is like a baby's

    alimentary canal, with a happy

    appetite at one end and no

    responsibility at the other.

    -- Ronald Reagan



    19. The inherent vice of capitalism is

    the unequal sharing of the

    blessings. The inherent blessing

    of socialism is the equal sharing

    of misery. -- Winston Churchill



    20. The only difference between a

    tax man and a taxidermist is that

    the taxidermist leaves the skin.

    -- Mark Twain



    21. The ultimate result of shielding

    men from the effects of folly is

    to fill the world with fools.

    -- Herbert Spencer, English

    Philosopher (1820-1903)



    22. There is no distinctly Native

    American criminal class, save

    Congress. -- Mark Twain



    23. What this country needs are

    more unemployed politicians

    --Edward Langley,

    Artist (1928-1995)



    24. A government big enough to give

    you everything you want, is

    strong enough to take everything

    you have. -- Thomas Jefferson



    25. We hang the petty thieves and

    appoint the great ones to public

    office. -- Aesop



    FIVE BEST SENTENCES



    1. You cannot legislate the poor into

    prosperity, by legislating the

    wealthy out of prosperity.



    2. What one person receives without

    working for, another person must

    work for without receiving.



    3. The government cannot give to

    anybody anything that the

    government does not first take

    from somebody else.



    4. You cannot multiply wealth by

    dividing it.



    5. When half of the people get the

    idea that they do not have to

    work, because the other half is

    going to take care of them, and

    when the other half gets the idea

    that it does no good to work

    because somebody else is going to

    get what they work for, that is the

    beginning of the end of any nation!
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    1. ON METAPHYSICS

    Deja Fu: The feeling that somehow, somewhere, you've been kicked in the head like this before.



    2. ON DEEP THOUGHTS

    A day without sunshine is like night.



    3. ON PARADOX AND RETURN POLICIES

    There is a CD out entitled "The Worst of Jefferson Airplane". If you buy this, take it home, play it, and enjoy it, should you take it back and demand a refund?



    4. ON HIGHER EDUCATION

    College is a fountain of knowledge... and the students are there to drink.



    5. ON MATHEMATICAL TRANSFORMS

    A polar bear is a rectangular bear after a coordinate transform.



    6. ON YOUTH

    Some people say that I must be a horrible person, but that's not true. I have the heart of a young boy -- in a jar on my desk.

    -- Stephen King, 3/8/90



    6. ON PROBLEM SOLVING

    When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.

    -- Abraham Maslow



    7. ON MATERIALISM

    He who dies with the most toys, is, nonetheless, still dead.



    8. ON RELIGIOUS PRACTICES

    Photons have mass? I didn't know they were Catholic!



    9. ON INFINITY

    If you had everything, where would you keep it?



    10. ON ECONOMICS

    The cost of living hasn't affected its popularity.



    11. ON PUBLISHING OR PERISHING

    I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top.

    -- English Professor, Ohio University



    12. ON REVISIONIST HISTORY

    What was sliced bread the greatest thing since?



    13. ON DATING

    When aiming for the common denominator, be prepared for the occasional division by zero.



    14. ON POETIC LOVE

    When you're swimmin' in the creek

    And an eel bites your cheek

    That's a moray!

    -- Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers



    15. ON MODERNISM

    Q: How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

    A: Two. One to hold the giraffe and the other to fill the bathtub with brightly colored machine tools.



    16. ON MATERIAL SCIENCE

    Character density: The number of very weird people in the office.



    17. ON EXTINCTION

    Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
    "Nobody who has succeeded has not failed along the way"
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