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Tom's Quips'n'Quotes


Most folks would rather believe a blatant lie than an unflattering truth.

Democracy is two wolves arguing with a sheep on what's for dinner. Liberty is when the sheep is carrying a sidearm.


Political correctness is normally 100% incorrect


No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit - Hellen Keller


Ultimately it is only wealth that can reduce poverty - Thomas Sowell 


There are a thousand hackling at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root - Henry D. Thoreau  


Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor - H. Jackson Brown, Jr  

The claims that gold and silver are in a bubble are as stupid as they are humourous. Money is never in a bubble - Jim Willie CB  

Never make predictions, especially about the future - Casey Stengel

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them - Paul Valery 

Paper is poverty, .... it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself - Thomas Jefferson  

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be - Thomas Jefferson

"First, Corrupt the Language"..... LENIN

Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible - Francis of Assisi 

The significant problems we face can never be solved at the level of thinking that created them - Albert Einstein 

When goods don't cross borders, armies do - Frederic Bastiat 

The 9 scariest words of the english language : “I’m from the Government and I’m Here to Help" - Ronald Reagan 

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers - unknown

Man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible

Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy - Winston Churchill

The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking - A.A. Milne 

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane Marcus Aurelius  

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Quotes worth Quoting

Necessity is the plea for 
every infringement of 

human freedom. It is the 
argument of tyrants; it is 
the creed of slaves
  William Pitt


"Anyone can rescue his human life who seizes every opportunity of being a man by means of personal action, however unpretending, for the good of fellow men who need the help of a fellow man." Albert Schweitzer 

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.

Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon

Torah of Economics : There is no such thing as a free lunch, and all the rest is merely explanation

Basic fallacy : it is possible to do good with others people's money

Thank God for Government's unlimited ability to waste

The major monetary metal in history is silver, not gold.” & especially not fiat paper.

Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive.

Governments never LEARN. Only people LEARN.

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
I am in favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.
Inflation is taxation without legislation. 


Paper money always returns to its intrinsic value – zero.

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong

In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities

The history of the great events of this world are scarcely more than the history of crime

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize

When words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty.........Confucius


Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it - Mark Twain 


God designed and Amateurs built the Ark,  

Engineers designed and professionals built the Titanic,  


The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of evil people but because ordinary people do nothing about it - Albert Einstein 


When I die, I'll be leaving behind the same amount of money as Bill Gates. All of it - Theodore Mantle  


*When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.  - Thomas Jefferson


There are a thousand hackling at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root -  Henry D. Thoreau  


When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent. Isaac Asimov 



Ann H. Gabhart, Fiction Writer


* The reality is, if we tell the truth, we only have to tell the truth once. If you lie, you have to keep lying forever - Wayne Dosick  

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