Favorite quotes

I have decided to add a page of favorite quotes so I can find them more easily when I want them.

1. “Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded—here and there, now and then—are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as ‘bad luck’.”

– Robert A. Heinlein

2. “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

- Pitt the Younger

3. There is a Providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America.

- Otto von Bismarck

4. War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means.
- Clauswitz

5. Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.

-Otto von Bismarck

6. Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.

- Satchel Paige

7. Nothing more wonderfully concentrates a man’s mind than the sure knowledge he is to be hanged in the morning.
-Samuel Johnson

8. Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered. That of neither has been answered fully.
– Lincoln’s Second Inaugural

9. Socialists believe in government ownership of the means of production. Fascists believed in government control of privately owned businesses, which is much more the style of this government. That way, politicians can intervene whenever they feel like it and then, when their interventions turn out badly, summon executives from the private sector before Congress and denounce them on nationwide television.
– Thomas Sowell

10. “Imagine, if you will, someone who read only Reader’s Digest between 1950 and 1970, and someone in the same period who read only The Nation or The New Statesman. Which reader would have been better informed about the realities of Communism? The answer, I think, should give us pause. Can it be that our enemies were right?”

Susan Sontag

11 Many good Churchill quotes.

12. The Murray Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect:

“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them.
In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”

— Michael Crichton

13. “I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don’t trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.”

–Charles Dickens

14. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

–Theodore Roosevelt.

15. Conquests’s Three Laws of Politics:
1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
2. Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left wing.
3. The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies .

– Robert Conquest.

16. “There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved. . . . After all we have been through. Just to think we can’t walk down our own streets, how humiliating.”

–Jesse Jackson

17. “TR sent an ultimatum to Morocco by having the message, “We want either Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead.” Perdicaris was released.

18. Animal House quotes- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077975/quotes

19. Governmentium

The Higgs boson is an evanescent particle expiring after nanoseconds, while the Higgs ratchet seems to be a robust phenomenon, which has alternately been identified as “Governmentium” on the periodic table of the elements:

The heaviest chemical element yet known to science. Governmentium (Gv) has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete when it would normally take less than a second. Governmentium has a normal half-life of three years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Governmentium mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause some morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium–an element which radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

20. Miles per gallon.

For the road ahead I have the following for those who are serious about their future no matter the condition of your current portfolio.

My investment advice is:

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago,
you would have $49.00 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you would
have $33.00 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year
ago, you would have $0.00 today.

But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank
all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for the recycling
refund, you would have received $214.00.

Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink
heavily & recycle.

It is called the 401-Keg.

And as a bonus…

A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles
a year. Another study found that on average Americans drink 22
gallons of alcohol a year. That means that the average American gets
about 41 miles to the gallon!

Makes you damned proud to be an American

Stolen from Huffington Post.

21. “One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughing. ”

Oscar Wilde

22. “I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white.”

Thomas Sowell.

23. “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”

? Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time

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