Random thoughts and quotes for the season
There is a simple answer to all complex problems – it is a wrong answer, but it is simple. – Mark Twain
Definitions for a stateman:
A dead politician – Ambrose Bierce
One who deceives will always find those who are willing to be deceived. – Machiavelli
An empty bag may stand upright even in a gale but it is empty nonetheless. – Ben Franklin
Liars, damn liars and statisticians. The last is by far the worse. – Mark Twain
Do not forget:
All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke
America has a great and noble history – unfortunately, the people often have forgotten it. – Mark Twain
The Lord must have loved common people for that is why there are so many of them. – Attributed to Abe Lincoln
By Ambrose Bierce:
Destiny – a tyrant’s authority for crime and a fool’s excuse for failure.
Conservative – a statesman who is enamored of existing evils as distinguished from a Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
Congress – a body of men who meet to repeal laws.
President – the leading figure in a small group of men of whom and of whom only – it is positively known that immense numbers of their country men did not want them.
Radicalism – the conservatism of tomorrow injected into the affairs of today.
Remember today is the tomorrow that yesterday you worried about. – Bob Watson
Be sure you are right, then go ahead. – Davy Crockett