Useful Quotes - Part 1

By
Home Stager with Broker/Short Sale & Staging Specialist

                    
            
Crow Wing Courthouse
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
    
 -Winston Churchill


                
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
  
  -Mark  Twain

                       
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.   
-Herbert Spencer, English  Philosopher (1820-1903)


              
There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress. 
 
-Mark  Twain 
 
   

                             
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
    
-Edward Langley,  Artist (1928 -  1995

           
                   
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
    
-Thomas  Jefferson

Comments (7)

Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

I particularly like the final quote and I think he had the Obama administration in mind when he wrote it!

Jan 20, 2009 10:21 PM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Kathleen - some great thoughts. Try reading some HL Menken. Here is one for starters

I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.

Jan 20, 2009 10:48 PM
Jon Wnoroski
America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc. - Green, OH
Summit County Realtor

Hi Kathleen - All of these quotes express a distrust for government and politicians.  The only difference between the criminal element is that one breaks the law for personal benefit while the other makes laws to accomplish the same.

Jan 21, 2009 01:11 AM
John Hersey
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - York, PA
e-PRO Realtor

Good stuff Kathleen.  How true.  Thanks!

Jan 21, 2009 06:11 AM
Kathleen Lordbock
Broker/Short Sale & Staging Specialist - Crosby, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Caren - Well we are about to find out whether that quote is applicable to these times , aren't we?

Jan 21, 2009 01:16 PM
Kathleen Lordbock
Broker/Short Sale & Staging Specialist - Crosby, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Mike the Philosopher - thanks for the A.D.D.   :)

Jan 21, 2009 01:23 PM
Kathleen Lordbock
Broker/Short Sale & Staging Specialist - Crosby, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Jon - The cynics rule tonight - can I quote you on that?

Jan 21, 2009 01:32 PM