Politics

Will Rogers on Deficit

Will Rogers

Will Rogers

“Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.”

–Will Rogers

The Perfect Political Introduction

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.”

—Oscar Wilde

Argument Against Democracy

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

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


—Sir Winston Churchill

Elections

T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot

“An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.”


–T.S. Eliot

Americans Do The Right Thing

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything else.


–Sir Winston Churchill

Knowledge

HL Mencken

HL Mencken

“I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.”


–HL Mencken

Choosing the Right Path

Woody Allen

Woody Allen

“More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads.

One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction.

Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”


—Woody Allen
(from Side Effects, 1980, “My Speech to the Graduates”)

Diplomacy Defined

Will Rogers

Will Rogers

“Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”


–Will Rogers

got enemies?

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

“You have enemies?

Good.

That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”


–Sir Winston Churchill

God’s Overestimation

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

“I sometimes think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”


–Oscar Wilde

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