• I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
    I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
    ~ Winston Churchill
  • Black money is so much a part of our white economy, a tumour in the centre of the brain.
    ~ Rohinton Mistry
  • No society can prosper if it aims at making things easier-instead it should aim at making people stronger
    No society can prosper if it aims at making things easier-instead it should aim at making people stronger
    ~ Pamela Sutherland
  • Aadhaar is critical plumbing for the Indian state to leapfrog developed countries in creating a modern welfare state... and meet our tryst with destiny.
    ~ Nandan Nilekani
  • Rather than the manufactured clash of civilisations, we need to concentrate on the slow working together of cultures that overlap, borrow from each other.
    ~ Edward W Said
  • To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
    ~ Lewis B. Smedes
  • We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.
    We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.
    ~ Chris Hedges
  • In a society of supersophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.
    In a society of supersophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.
    ~ Erma Bombeck
  • Italians come to ruin mostly in three ways, women, gambling, farming. My family chose the slowest one.
    ~ Pope John XXIII
  • A free society cherishes nonconformity. It knows that from the non-conformist, from the eccentric, have come many of the great ideas of freedom. Free society must fertilize the soil in which non-conformity and dissent and individualism can grow.
    ~ Henry Steele Commager