Category Archives: Odds & Ends

Quotes of the Day

“You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.”

William J. H. Boetcker

“The welfare state is a bribe to stop us from overthrowing the government.”

Scott Horton

“The peasant wants only to be left alone to prosper in peace.”

Niccolo Machiavelli

“The Internet is uncontrollable. And if the Internet is uncontrollable, freedom will win. It’s as simple as that.”

Ai Weiwei

Source: The Burning Platform

Quotes of the Day

“A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is statistics.”

Josef Stalin

“It is a dangerous notion that we need a government to protect us from ourselves.”

Ron Paul

“The man who puts all the guns and all the decision-making power into the hands of the central government and then says, ‘Limit yourself’; it is he who is truly the impractical utopian.”

Murray Rothbard

“The most revolutionary thing you can do is get to know your neighbors.”

Karl Hess

Source: The Burning Platform

Quotes of the Day

“The constant, obvious flattery, contrary to all evidence, of the people around the Tsar had brought him to the point that he no longer saw his contradictions, no longer conformed his actions and words to reality, logic, or even simple common sense, but was fully convinced that all his orders, however senseless, unjust, and inconsistent with each other, became sensible, just, and consistent with each other only because he gave them.”

Leo Tolstoy  

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when adults are afraid of the light.”


“Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.”

Mark Amend

“To what shall I compare this generation?  They are children playing games in the marketplace, distracting one another.  ‘We played the flute but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.’  John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’  But wisdom is vindicated by her works.”

Matthew 11:16-19

Source: Jesse’s Café Américain: Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – Hardened Hearts

Quotes of the Day

“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.”

John Kenneth Galbraith

“They are intent on making every conversation and every form of behaviour in the world known to them.”

Edward Snowden

“You know, if government were a product, selling it would be illegal. Government is a health hazard. Governments have killed many more people than cigarettes or unbuckled seat belts ever have.”

P. J. O’Rourke

“In the end, one or the other will triumph – a funeral dirge will be sung over the Soviet republic or over world capitalism.”

Vladimir Lenin

Source: The Burning Platform

Quotes of the Day

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”

H. L. Mencken

“Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.”

Herbert Spencer

“The difference between libertarianism and socialism is that libertarians will tolerate the existence of a socialist community, but socialists can’t tolerate a libertarian community.”

David Boaz

“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”

Frank Zappa

Source: The Burning Platform

Quotes of the Day

“Government is essentially immoral.”

Herbert Spencer

“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.”

Frédéric Bastiat

“The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.”

Daniel Webster

“When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you – you know your nation is doomed.”

Ayn Rand


Source: The Burning Platform