Notable Quotes

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

— Winston Churchill



The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of public debt,
are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife.”

— Thomas Jefferson, 1821



“Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.”

— Ludwig Wittgenstein



If “By the Liberty of the Press” were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions,
let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of Affronting, Calumniating and Defaming one another,
I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it, whenever our Legislators shall please so to alter the Law,
and shall cheerfully consent to exchange my Liberty of abusing others for the privilege of not being abused myself. 

— Benjamin Franklin

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. 
Children already know that dragons exist.

Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” 

— G.K. Chesterton



“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they’ve tried everything else.”

—Winston Churchill



The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”

— Thomas Jefferson (1816) 



The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.” 

— Samuel Adams