How may of the pearls of wisdom still true today

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 government.
John Adams

If you don’t read  the newspaper you are  uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are  misinformed.
Mark Twain

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

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

Foreign aid might  be defined as a  transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich  people in poor countries.
Douglas Casey,  Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown  University

Giving  money and  power to  government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage  boys.
P.J. O’Rourke,  Civil Libertarian

Government is the  great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody  else.
Frederic Bastiat,  French economist(1801-1850)

I  don’t make jokes. I just watch the  government and report the  facts.
Will  Rogers

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)

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.)

No man’s life,   liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in  session.
Mark Twain   (1866)

Talk is cheap…except when government does  it.
Anonymous

The government is like a  baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
Ronald  Reagan

The  only  difference  between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the  taxidermist leaves  the  skin.
Mark Twain

What this country needs is more unemployed  politicians.
Edward Langley,  Artist (1928-1995)

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

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Aesop

If you think  health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s  free!
P.J.  O’Rourke

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