Friday, April 28, 2006

There is nothing so inimical to liberty as the collectivist spirit, no ill-conceived idea so disastrous in its effects as the ‘general will.’ – Ben Lopatin

Thursday, April 27, 2006

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it. – Voltaire

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Stoop and you’ll be stepped on; stand tall and you’ll be shot at. – Carlos A. Urbizo

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I may sink, but I’m damned if I’ll strike. – John Paul Jones, during naval battle with the HMS Serapis

Monday, April 24, 2006

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time. – Sir Winston Churchill

Friday, April 21, 2006

Men are nicotine soaked, beer-besmirched, whisky greased, red-eyed devils. – Carrie Nation (1846-1911) of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union

Thursday, April 20, 2006

This guy was a gentleman and an aviator. That’s the top of the line. There’s pilots, there’s drivers. An aviator is something else. That’s the best I can say about anyone in this business. – Test pilot Fred Griffith, on (recently deceased) test pilot Scott Crossfield.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. – Malcolm Muggeridge

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I have noticed that everyone who ever told me that the markets are efficient is poor. – Larry Hite

Monday, April 17, 2006

Well I’m sorry for that. I can make new Brigadier Generals, but I can’t make horses. – Abraham Lincoln, upon hearing that Confederate partisan John S. Mosby had captured three Union officers and dozens of horses in a raid on the Fairfax Courthouse.

Friday, April 14, 2006

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination. – Ronald Reagan

Thursday, April 13, 2006

If at first you don’t succeed… so much for skydiving. – Henry Youngman

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The happiness and prosperity of our citizens… is the only legitimate object of government and the first duty of governors. – Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Do you want my one-word secret of happiness? It’s growth - mental, financial, you name it. – Harold S. Geneen

Monday, April 10, 2006

Early in life I had three ambitions. I wanted to be the greatest economist in the world, the greatest horseman in Austria, and the best lover in Vienna. Well, I never became the greatest horseman in Austria. – Joseph A. Schumpeter

Friday, April 07, 2006

Now is no time to be making new enemies. – Voltaire, last words, when asked on his deathbed by a priest to renounce Satan.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

I am in favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible. – Milton Friedman

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Red meat and a bottle of gin. – Julia Child, when asked by an interviewer what her ultimate meal would be.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. – George Bernard Shaw

Monday, April 03, 2006

You’re going to ask me if I read the book. Little print, no pictures. Go ahead. – President Bush, when asked by a Freedom House official about their group’s annual report, “Freedom in the World,” during a press conference