• No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
    No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
    ~ Gideon J. Tucker
  • The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
    The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
    ~ Thomas Jefferson
  • Gossip is one of the great luxuries of a democracy. It is the tawdry jewel in the crown of free speech and free expression. You don't read gossip columns in dictatorships.
    ~ Liz Smith
  • If the nation's economists were laid end to end, they would point in all directions.
    ~ Arthur H. Motley
  • When there's a single thief, it's robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it's taxation.
    ~ Vanya Cohen
  • If capital and labor ever do get together it's good night for the rest of us.
    ~ Kin Hubbard
  • There's a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.
    ~ William Adama
  • No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is vicious.
    ~ Henry Adams
  • Five years from now, a new government will exact the resignations of the very governors being appointed with such shameless glee this week.
    ~ Shashi Tharoor, on the need to reform how governors are appointed in India
  • Thought from a friend on Ratnas and Padmas: Those who deserve them, don't need them; and those who need them, don't deserve them.
    ~ Sagarika Ghose