Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
You don’t pay taxes – they take taxes.
The essence of good government is trust.
The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
The cars we drive say a lot about us.
The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything – millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace.
There’s three things men always talk about – women, sports, and cars.
Remote villages and communities have lost their identity, and their peace and charm have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations, the automobile.
James Norman Hall
Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.
William Tecumseh Sherman
If the United Nations is a country unto itself, then the commodity it exports most is words.
Esther B. Fein
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
Harry S. Truman
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
A fool and his money are soon elected.