The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.
The mistakes made by Congress wouldn’t be so bad if the next Congress didn’t keep trying to correct them.
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can’t live within its income.
So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
The way people in democracies think of the government as something different from themselves is a real handicap. And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that’s not equity, it’s just creating a society where you can’t ask anything of people.
Inflation is taxation without legislation.
It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
It is bad policy to regulate everything… where things may better regulate themselves and can be better promoted by private exertions; but it is no less bad policy to let those things alone which can only be promoted by interfering social power.
It is incumbent upon each of us to improve spending and savings practices to ensure our own individual financial security and preserve the collective economic well-being of our great society.
I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible.
I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
Honore de Balzac
Many people are in the dark when it comes to money, and I’m going to turn on the lights.
Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
J. Paul Getty
Money is the best rule of commerce.
We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.
What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
Jean de la Bruyere
The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
Omar N. Bradley