Quotes and Conundrums

"Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it."

Thomas Sowell

"Give my people plenty of beer, good beer and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them."

Queen Victoria

"Details are all that matters; God dwells there, and you never get to see Him if you don't struggle to get them right."

Stephen Jay Gould

"He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave."

William Drummond

"The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to annoy people who are not in them."

Dave Barry

"We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink."


"Some paradox of our nature leads us, when once we have made our fellow men the objects of our enlightened interest, to go on to make them objects of our pity, then of our wisdom, ultimately of our coercion."

Lionel Trilling

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