Ed’s Favorite Quotes

“…the reason you have two ears and only one mouth is so you can listen twice as much as you talk.” ;

Greek philosopher Epictetus;

“…history is a race between education and catastrophe.”;

H.G. Wells;

“…in the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”;

Shunryu Suzuki;

“…the superstition of political correctness rules the halls of reason.”;

“A government big enough to give us everything we want is a government big enough to take everything we have.”;

Senator Mitch McConnell

“A human group transforms itself into a crowd when it suddenly responds to a suggestion rather than to reasoning, to an image rather than an idea, to an affirmation rather than to proof, to the repetition of a phrase rather than to arguments, to prestige rather than to competence.”;

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”;

Mark Twain;

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”;

Winston Churchill;

“A wise man thinks what he says, a fool says what he thinks”;

“All men are by nature equal/But differ greatly in the sequel”;

“An autopsy without benefit of prior death.”;

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”;

Abraham Lincoln;

“Casting this minority of a minority as victims of “predatory ” lending fits the liberal narrative that most Americans are victims of this or that sinister elite or impersonal force, and are not competent to cope with life’s complexities without government supervision.”;

“Cronyism unchecked by experience.”;

“Experience is the integral of mistakes over time.”;

“History is a lie agreed upon.”;

“If you tell a lie that’s big enough, and you tell it often enough, people will believe you are telling the truth, even when what you’re saying is total crap.”;

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”;

Mark Twain;

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”;

John F. Kennedy;

“Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.”;

“Man’s capacity for rationalizing his own behavior is infinite.”;

“No matter who says what, don’t believe it if it doesn’t make sense.”;

“Obama tends too much toward the preening self-regard of Bill Clinton, the patronizing elitism of Al Gore and the haughty liberalism of John Kerry?”;

“Success has many fathers and failure is an orphan.”;

“Sunken ships loosen bitter lips.”;

“That may be an extreme example of the principle that great things can be done if you don’t care who get the credit.”;

“That’s typical Washington, where arrogance and ignorance are frequent running mates.”;

“The eyes believe themselves. The ears believe other people.”;

“The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”;

Ronald Reagan;

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”;

“The winners rewrite what is purported to be history.”;

“The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream will never die.”;

Edward Kennedy;

“Too late smart may not be smart at all.”;

“Use your sense (eyes, ears, mouth) in proportion to the quantity god gave them to you.”;

“Vision without action is hallucination.”;

“Wall Street has developed three types of bonds: the Clinton Bond, which as no principle; the Dole Bond, which has no interest; and the Newt Bond which has no Maturity.”;

Dick Kramlich;

“Washington taxes us in the way that is well-known to do the maximum amount of damage to us and our economy per dollar of revenue raised. It then spends our money in ways that often do more harm than good.”;

“We are meant to be masters of destiny, not victims of fate.”;

Ronald Read;

“Winners rewrite history, facts and truth is lost with the losers.”;

“You need to stand for something so you don’t fall for anything!”;