Friday, June 08, 2007

Recent commentary: favorite quote

What's your favorite quote?

(published 11-Jun-2007, Appleton Post-Crescent)

Oh, man! That's like asking for my favorite word! How about a quick potpourri? Robert Heinlein: "Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks!" P. J. O'Rourke: "Giving money and power to the government is like giving whisky and car keys to teenage boys." Harry Browne: "Government breaks your leg, hands you a crutch, and tells you you're better off." Hard to beat Mark Twain: "Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits." Can't leave out Ben Franklin: "A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats." Thomas Babington Macaulay: "Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim."

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