Thursday, June 30, 2005

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation. – Milton Friedman

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

A wealthy man is one who earns $100 more than his wife’s sister’s husband. – H. L. Mencken

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add “within the limits of the law,” because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual. – Thomas Jefferson

Monday, June 27, 2005

There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there. – Colonel Sanders

Friday, June 24, 2005

The experts make the most of their wins and draws, and the masters make the most of their wins, draws and losses. -- Tom Wiswell, undefeated world checkers champion from 1956 to 1981

Thursday, June 23, 2005

“…Who among us can say she already makes the most productive or attractive possible use of her property? The specter of condemnation hangs over all property. Nothing is to prevent the State from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory… Finally, in a coda, the Court suggests that property owners should turn to the States, who may or may not choose to impose appropriate limits on economic development takings… This is an abdication of our responsibility. States play many important functions in our system of dual sovereignty, but compensating for our refusal to enforce properly the Federal Constitution (and a provision mean to curtail state action, no less) is not among them… As for the victims, the government now has license to transfer property from those with fewer resources to those with more. The Founders cannot have intended this perverse result. ‘That alone is a just government,’ wrote James Madison, ‘which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own.’ – Supreme Court Justice O’Connor, adroitly providing the dissenting opinion in Kelo vs. New London

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. – Ian Fleming

Monday, June 20, 2005

You can make shorts out of pants, but you can’t make pants out of shorts. – Greg Walker, Paris 2005

Friday, June 17, 2005

Never invest in any idea that you can’t illustrate with a crayon. – Peter Lynch

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck. – George Clason

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The only wealth is life. – Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost

Monday, June 13, 2005

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. – Bertrand Russell

Friday, June 10, 2005

Before we set our hearts too much upon any thing, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it. - François de La Rochefoucald

Thursday, June 09, 2005

When I look back on all these worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened. – Winston Churchill

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. – Thomas Carlyle

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Only the mediocre are always at their best. – Jean Giraudoux

Monday, June 06, 2005

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. – H.L. Mencken

Friday, June 03, 2005

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. – Henry Youngman

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. – Thomas A. Edison

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely. – P.J. O’Rourke