"The capitalist achievement does not typically consist in providing more silk stockings for queens but in bringing them within the reach of factory girls in return for steadily decreasing amounts of effort.  The capitalist process, not by coincidence but by virtue of its mechanism, progressively raises the standard of life of the masses." -- Joseph Schumpeter

“Either immediately or ultimately every dollar of government spending must be raised through a dollar of taxation. Once we look at the matter in this way, the supposed miracles of government spending will appear in another light.” -- Henry Hazlitt

"The world is just as unfair as you think it is. You’ll never catch the devil hanging on a cross." -- Andrew Klavan

"If you can make a difference in just one person's life, that's really not enough, is it?" -- Dennis Miller

"It doesn't matter how smart you are unless you stop and think." -- Thomas Sowell

"You say that it is your custom to burn widows.  Very well.  We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them.  Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows.  You may follow your custom.  And then we will follow ours." -- General Sir Charles Napier

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." --  G.K. Chesterton

"At twenty years of age the will reigns, at thirty the wit, at forty the judgement." -- Benjamin Franklin

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." -- Winston Churchill

"Taxes must, in the end, fall upon the consumer." -- Frederic Bastiat

"Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself.  His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgement." -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart." -- Jonathan Swift

"The best doctors in the world are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merryman." -- Jonathan Swift

"Confine yourself to the present." -- Marcus Aurelius

"Anything realistic that I create in my mind becomes reality.  That is the power of intention." -- Cesar Millan

"The accumulation of hard work over time is a powerful force." -- Jon Gruden

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force.  Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." -- George Washington

"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labour the bread it has earned." -- Thomas Jefferson

"A Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have." -- Thomas Jefferson

"Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself." -- Milton Friedman

"A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one." -- Benjamin Franklin

"It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences." -- C. S. Lewis