Quotes and Conundrums

"Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half."

Gore Vidal

"Next to life itself, self-responsibility is the most precious possession one can lose, and it matters not how he loses it."

Leonard E. Read

"So it happened that all the armed prophets were victorious, and all the unarmed perished."


"It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste."

Evelyn Waugh

"The problem with some people is that when they aren't drunk, they're sober."

William Butler Yeats

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president."

Theodore Roosevelt

"The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality."

H. L. Mencken

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