Quotes and Conundrums

"Every American male between the ages of 17 and 45 is a member of the national militia."

US Code, Title 10, Section 311

"I can't believe that we are going to let a majority of the people decide what's best for this state."

John Travis
Louisiana State Legislator

"I just make the laws, I don't have to understand them."

Gretchen Kafoury
City Councilperson, Portland, OR

"The old argument that the networks and other media elites have a liberal bias is so blatantly true that it's hardly worth discussing anymore. No, we don't sit around in dark corners and plan strategies on how we're going to slant the news. We don't have to. It comes naturally to most reporters."

Bernard Goldberg
CBS reporter

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."

Thomas Jefferson

"We trained hard... but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganization: and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress whilst producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization."

Petronius Arbiter, 201 B.C.

"New ideas are first ignored, then ridiculed, then suppressed, and finally they are accepted as being self-evident."


"A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm."

Charles M. Schwab

"We too often love things and use people when we should be using things and loving people."

Reuel Howe

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