Piney Woods' Place

- Quotes -
Money & Corruption


"Giving power and money to the government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
-- P.J. O'Rourke, summing up what he learned during two years of research on how our government functions.

"If you are given a choice between money and sex appeal, take the money. As you get older, the money will become your sex appeal."
-- Katherine Hepburn, at age 87

"Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten."
-- Cree Indian Prophecy

"When a person with experience meets a person with money, the person with experience will get the money. And the person with the money will get some experience."
-- Leonard Lauder

"When a fellow says it ain't the money but the principle of the thing, it's the money."
-- Kin Hubbard

"A billion here, a billion there - pretty soon it adds up to real money."
-- Senator Everett Dirksen

"A banker warned the British poet Robert Graves that one could not grow rich writing poetry. He replied that if there was no money in poetry, there was certainly no poetry in money, and so it was all even."
-- Robert Graves

"A steady job and a mutual fund is still the best defense against social security."
-- Right on the Web

"A labor union robs its members of their money, demands that workers work one hour for nine hours of pay at five times the national average, and wonders why a company moves overseas."
-- Right on the Web

"A liberal will always come up with 2,345,922 answers to the question, "What's wrong with a tax cut?""
-- Right on the Web

"A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money."
-- Carter Glass

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
-- George Bernard Shaw

"I wish it were possible to (amend our) constitution with... an additional article taking from the federal government the power of borrowing."
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Taylor

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws."
-- Tacitus, Roman historian

"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first thing to be bought and sold are legislators."
-- P. J. O'Rourke

"Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long




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