The State is the great fiction by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.
1801 — 1850
The day someone calls me a politician, I haven’t done my job.
Remember, I taught Bill and Hillary Clinton when they were at Yale. Let me rephrase that. Bill and Hillary Clinton were in the room when I was teaching at Yale.
Judge Robert H. Bork
1927 — 2012
Government is too big and important to be left to the politicians.
Governor Chester Bowles
1901 — 1986
The most important political office is that of private citizen.
Justice Louis Brandeis
1856 — 1941
How prophetic L’Enfant was when he laid out Washington, D.C., as a city that goes around in circles.
John Mason Brown
1900 — 1969
I’m asking for your vote. For those of you for me, thanks for your help. For those of you for my opponent, please only vote once.
President George W. Bush
October 17, 2000
The only way Democrats will ever get my vote is when they copy my name off my tombstone.
On former Texas Rangers owner George W. Bush:
That a former owner whose team once traded Sammy Sosa could rise to the most powerful office in the world is rather extraordinary given that fans generally lump team owners somewhere below child pornographers and just above telephone solicitors and local cable company directors.
If I didn’t kick Bill Clinton’s ass every day, he wouldn’t be worth anything.
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
551 — 479 B.C.
First rule in government spending: Why build one when you can have two at twice the price?
The Democratic Party is like a mule. It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.
Rep. Ignatius Donnelly
1831 — 1901
In capitalism man takes advantage of man. In communism, the opposite happens.
John Kenneth Galbraith
1908 — 2006
An ounce of convention is worth a pound of primaries.
When the voter speaks, I listen, especially when the voter is saying someone else’s name.
When government offers you something for free, run.
What this country needs more of is more unemployed politicians.
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
C. S. Lewis
1898 — 1963