Notable Quotes

No one is dumb who is curious.
The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.”

 —Neil deGrasse Tyson

“A country man between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.”

—Benjamin Franklin

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing  propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.”

Thomas Sowell

“Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything?
If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years we will have the smartest people on earth.” 

—Will Rogers
from Weekly Articles

“I maintain that it should cost as much to get married as it does to get divorced. 
Make it look like marriage is worth as much as divorce, even if it ain’t. 
That would also make the preachers financially independent like it has the lawyers.”

Will Rogers

“They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.”

Bill Keane

There are no ugly loves, nor handsome prisons.

Benjamin Franklin
 Poor Richard’s Almanack

“A man only learns by two things: one is reading, and the other is  association with smarter people.”  

Will Rogers

“People say, ‘Oh, politics is so polarized today,’ and I’m thinking... ‘1861, that was polarized.’ ”

P.J. O’Rourke 

Tart Words make no Friends: a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a Gallon of Vinegar.”

Benjamin Franklin

“The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn.
The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.”  

P.J. O’Rourke

“Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It’s a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life.”

Carrie Fisher, 1956-2016

“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.”  

Harry S. Truman

“It is a popular
 delusion that the government wastes vast amounts of money throughinefficiency and sloth.
Enormous effort and elaborate planning 
are required to waste this much money.”

P.J. O’Rourke

“The charge is often made against the intelligentsia and other members of the anointed
that their theories and the policies based on them lack common sense. 
But the very commonness of common sense makes it unlikely to have any appeal to the anointed. 
How can they be wiser and nobler than everyone else while agreeing with everyone else?”

Thomas Sowell

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

Benjamin Franklin