Thoughts


From Poor Richards Almanac 1743

The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet every one has courage
enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs of
his/her neighbor.

2009-03-17 at 10:47:43

From Alec Bourne

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still
Be Entirely Uneducated.

2009-03-17 at 10:45:34

From George W. Bush

Evil men, obsessed with ambition and unburdened by conscience, must be
taken very seriously--and we must stop them before their crimes can multiply.

2009-03-16 at 16:58:05

From Franklin Delano Roosevelt

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it
was planned that way.

2009-03-14 at 18:40:40

From Dwight David Eisenhower

This world of ours..must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and
hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

2009-03-14 at 18:39:04

From Plato

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and
there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war
or another, in order that people may require a leader.

2009-03-14 at 17:35:13

From Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

I want history to remember me not just as the first black woman to be
elected to Congress, not as the first black woman to have made a bid for
the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the
20th century and dared to be herself.

2009-03-14 at 17:33:40

From John F. Kennedy

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts,
foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.

2009-03-14 at 17:31:19

From Thrasymachus the Sophist by Plato

Justice is merely the advantage of the stronger - Injustice, if it is on a
large enough scale, is stronger, firmer, and more masterful than justice.

2009-03-14 at 17:24:33

From Saint Augustine

Without justice, what are kingdoms but great bands of robbers?

2009-03-14 at 17:22:50

From Clint Eastwood

I like the Libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone. Even as a
kid, I was annoyed by people who wanted to tell everyone how to live.

2009-03-13 at 18:54:03

From Henry Hazlitt

If the welfarist-socialist-inflationist- trend of recent years continues
in this country, the outlook is dark. It is a prospect of mounting taxation,
snowballing expenditures, chronic deficits, a budget out of control, an
accelerating rate of inflation of the kind endemic in Latin America (at
least for the last generation), a collapse of the dollar, increasing world
currency chaos, and more and more ruthless price, wage, and exchange
controls, leading toward a regimented economy and dictatorship. And if this
trend is interrupted temporarily, it may be by riots, assassinations, and
a breakdown of law and order.

2009-03-12 at 21:58:49

From George Mason

That no free government, or the blessing of liberty, can be preserved to
any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance,
frugality, and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

2009-03-11 at 19:40:52

From Ernest Hemingway

The first panacea of a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the
second is War. Both bring a Temporary Prosperity; and a Permanent Ruin.

2009-03-11 at 19:39:31

From Gustave Le Bon

The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with
illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions
is Always Their Victim.

2009-03-11 at 19:37:56

As You Traverse This Life Please Try To Remember That There Are No Absolute Mistakes; There Are Only Errors In Your Perceived Judgement As To The Likely Outcomes Of Your Actions!!!