"Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it." -- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish writer)                                  


"I never knew a girl who was ruined by a bad book." -- Jimmy Walker (James John Walker, 1881-1946, mayor of New York    City 1926-1932)                                                   


"Maybe the atheist cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman." -- Lawrence Johnston Peter (1919-1990, British Columbian educator)                 


"Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it." -- Stephen Butler Leacock (1869-1944, Canadian humorist and    economist)                           

Know Yourself

"Only the shallow know themselves." -- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900, Irish writer)      


"What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?" -- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, 16th U.S. president)                                            

The Authentic Individual

"One is weary of hearing about the omnipotence of money.  I will say rather that, for a genuine man, it is not evil to be poor." -- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish essayist and historian)           


"Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him." -- Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (1890-1970, French general     and president)    

The Political Machine

"The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority." -- Will Durant (William James Durant, 1885-1981, U.S. historian)                                


"Every politician, when he leaves office, ought to go straight to jail and serve his time." -- American folk saying                                                

Endurance and Moderation

"All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain." -- Epictetus (A.D. c60-c120, Greek Stoic philosopher)                                   

The Power of Love and the Love of Power

"We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power.  Then will our world know the blessings of Peace." -- William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898, British prime minister)  

Republicans and Patriotism

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce defines patriotism as "the first resort of a scoundrel".                                                       


"Progress is the mother of problems." -- Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936, English essayist, critic, and     novelist)      

Production and Possession

"As it is with an individual, so it is with a nation.  One must produce to have, or one will become a have-not." -- Henry George (1839-1897, U.S. economist)             

Enduring Life's Adversities

"There are three modes of bearing the ills of life: by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion." -- Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832, english cleric and writer)                                           

What Is and What May Be

"If it exists, it's possible." -- John P. Grier (1914-2002, American journalist and classical scholar)                   

New Ideas, Common Sense, and Public Opinion

"New opinions are always suspected and usually opposed because they are not already common." -- John Locke (1632-1704, English philosopher)                                                      

Nobility and Self-Respect

"The noble soul has reverence for itself." -- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)                                

Being Indispensable

"Make yourself necessary to somebody." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, U.S. essayist and poet)                                           

Love and Hate

"Most men know what they hate, few what they love." -- Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832, English cleric and writer)                                                  

Human Happiness

"The state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting." -- Plutarch (A.D. c46-c120, Greek biographer)                                                                

Friendship, Fellowship and Happiness

"Labor and trouble one can always get through alone, but it takes two to be glad." -- Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906, Norwegian dramatist and poet)             

Sorrow and Knowing

"Sorrow is knowledge." -- Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron, 1788-1824, English poet)  

The Human Soul

"The soul is not where it lives, but where it loves." -- Henry George Bohn (1796-1884, British publisher)