Quotable Quotes

“The difference between Democrats and Republicans is: Democrats have accepted some ideas of Socialism cheerfully, while Republicans have accepted them reluctantly”

“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.”
~Norman Thomas (American Socialist Politician 1884-1968)

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
~John Adams (1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President

“Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame and danger that their acts would otherwise involve… But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons to whom it doesn’t belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish that law without delay … No legal plunder; this is the principle of justice, peace, order, stability, harmony and logic.”

“It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder.”
~Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850) French economist, statesman, and author

“You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”
~William Boetcker (1873-1962) German-born Presbyterian clergyman

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the uneven division of blessings, while the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal division of misery.”
~Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Prime Minister of England

“We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans.”

“The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people.”
~Bill Clinton (1946- ), 42nd US President

“A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.”

“The more one considers the matter, the clearer it becomes that redistribution is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State.”
~Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903–1987) French philosopher, political economist, and futurist

“The more one considers the matter, the clearer it becomes that redistribution is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State.”
~Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) French historian

“To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection, it is plunder.”
~Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) Prime Minister of England, British statesman, novelist

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