Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

“The leap (into politics) isn’t too far fetched since both actors and politicians need a ‘narcissistic personality’ to succeed.”
– Kelsey Grammer

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

“I do or die, but I never cancel out.”
– Pat Nixon

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
– Harry Truman

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber”
– Plato

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

“You can’t be a critic by simply being a griper. One has also to search out the examples of good work.”
– Wendell Berry

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

“I wouldn’t be wearing flip-flops. I don’t like it. I don’t think that is what the president is supposed to be representing.”
– Donald Trump

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“What a rush it was to plunge into the bin of official decision and cast a ballot in favor of FUN.”
– Wavy Gravy

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”
– WInston Churchill

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“I like paying taxes: with them I buy civilization.”
– Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“Only dead fish go with the flow.”
– Sarah Palin

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”
– Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

“Great ideology creates great times.”
– Kim Jong Il

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body – the producers and consumers themselves.”
– Herbert Hoover

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“Never complain and never explain.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.”
– Winston Churchill

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“The real traditions of the British Navy are rum, buggery and the lash.”
– Winston Churchill

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“We had too many people that were working to save the world.”
– Tony Hayward

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.”
– Russell Baker

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
– Winston Churchill

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“They’ll talk to ya and talk to ya and talk to ya about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ‘em.”
– George Hanson

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

Monday, June 7th, 2010

“I think a little more distance can help everybody do a better job of keeping their temper.”
– David Frum

Monday, June 7th, 2010

“Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.”
– Charles Darwin

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”
– Charles Darwin

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

“Several members of the house had been fleeced in a game of penny-ante poker by this reporter, a very average card player. Seven-card stud, it seemed, was looked on as an activity in which the very considerable intelligence of these men and women could lie completely dormant.”
– Elena Kagan

Monday, May 10th, 2010

“Sometimes a problem reaches a point of acuity where there are just two choices left: bold action or permanent crisis. This is such a moment for our energy system and environment.”
– David Rothkopf

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

“Apple you guys were the rebels man, the underdogs. People believed in you. But now, are you becoming The Man? Remember back in 1984, you had those awesome ads about overthrowing Big Brother? Look in the mirror, man!”
– Jon Stewart

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

“We do ‘custom-tailor’ mice. We view them as the canvas upon which we do these genetic transplantations.”
– Howard B. Rosen

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

“Glib fluency in front of the camera might win over TV viewers, but it is not an indicator of a politician’s genuine stature.”
– Leo McKinstry

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

“she has one of those unplaceable accents that mark out a specific quintile of the upper-lower-upper class”
– Simon Carr

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

“The prolonged experience of deprivation and humiliation can radicalize even normal people.”
– Condoleeza Rice

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

“Those that know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories.”
– Polybius

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

“I’m still around. Let me know if there is anything new.”
– Barak Obama

Friday, March 26th, 2010

“I believe strongly that this country has to get off oil. The electrification of the automobile is inevitable.”
– Bob Lutz

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

“The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.”
– Adam Walinsky

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society.”
– Mark Skousen

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.”
– Tacitus

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work”
– Albert Einstein

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.”
– Albert Camus

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”
– Upton Sinclair

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Ending a sentence in a preposition is something up with which I will not put.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.”
– Margaret Thatcher

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”
– John F. Kennedy

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.”
– Mark Twain

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.”
– Will Durant

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The best thing you can do behind a person’s back is give them a pat.”
– Anon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.”
– Arthur C. Clarke

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth.”
– George Eliot

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.”
– Captain Jean Luc Picard

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I am ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared to meet me is another matter.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Conquest is easy. Control is not.”
– James T. Kirk

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.”
– Frederick Douglass

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.”
– James Monroe

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Never spend your money before you have it.”
– Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.”
– Montesquieu

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“America was born of revolt, flourished on dissent, became great through experimentation.”
– Henry Steele Commager

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait ’til oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”
– Thomas Edison

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.”
– Chinese Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Equality of opportunity is freedom, but equality of outcome is repression.”
– Dick Feagler

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Government does not grow by seizing our freedoms, but by assuming our responsibilities.”
– Michael Cloud

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.”
– Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“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

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.”
– Herbert Spencer

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“You get what you get. No less, and certainly no more.”
– Colin G. Beer

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Linux: The OS people choose without $200,000,000 of persuasion.”
– Mike Coleman

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.”
– Peter Drucker

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Frugality without creativity is deprivation.”
– Amy Dacyczyn

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“If the current stylistic distinctions between open-source and commercial software persist, an open-software revolution could lead to yet another divide between haves and have-nots: those with the skills and connections to make use of free software, and those who must pay high prices for increasingly dated commercial offerings.”
– Scientific American

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“There are many examples of companies and countries that have improved their competitiveness and efficiency by adopting open source strategies. The creation of skills through all levels is of fundamental importance to both companies and countries.”
– Mark Shuttleworth

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“If you speak the truth have a foot in the stirrup.”
Turkish proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at the truth.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
– Aldous Huxley

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.”br>– Albert Einstein

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Ah, the first rule of public speaking – always start with a joke.”
– Jon Stewart

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“When the cup is full, carry it even.”
– Scottish Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“As God once said, and I think rightly…”
– Margaret Thatcher<

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The lady’s not for turning.”
– Margaret Thatcher

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.”
– Confucius

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation.”
– James Freeman Clarke

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Vote early and often.”
– Al Capone

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.”
– Alexander Hamilton

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”
– Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“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 Churchil

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session“
– Mark Twain

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!”
– Pericles

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.”
– Douglas Casey

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”
– George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“There is nothing I can do about what’s in the rearview mirror, and if I go fast, that which is behind me will disappear more rapidly.”
– Colin Powell

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Thinking about profound social change, conservatives always expect disaster, while revolutionaries confidentially expect utopia. Both are wrong.”
– Carolyn Heilbrun

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.”
– Charles Kuralt

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Economies are supposed to serve human ends — not the other way round. We forget at our peril that markets make a good servant, a bad master and a worse religion.”
– Amory Lovins

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
– John Acton

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“It is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010