General Quotes

  • He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. (Thomas Jefferson)
  • For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. (H.L. Mencken)
  • A lie will gallop halfway round the world before the truth has time to get its breeches on. (Cordell Hull)
  • The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records.  They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power. (Alexander Hamilton)
  • All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing. (O’Sullivan’s First Law)
  • Civil rights used to be about treating everyone the same. But today some people are so used to special treatment that equal treatment is considered to be discrimination. (Thomas Sowell)
  • Critical race theory, the 1619 Project and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda, ideological poison, that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together, will destroy our country. (Donald Trump)
  • Ours may become the first civilization destroyed, not by the power of our enemies, but by the ignorance of our teachers and the dangerous nonsense they are teaching our children. In an age of artificial intelligence, they are creating artificial stupidity. (Thomas Sowell)
  • Everything is what it is and nothing else. (Bishop Joseph Butler)
  • Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see. (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  • Compassion is the basis of morality. (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  • An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. (Ben Franklin)
  • It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. (Jonathan Swift)
  • The people who cast the votes decide nothing; the people who count the votes decide everything. (Joseph Stalin)
  • You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak. (Abraham Lincoln)
  • If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The truth is the greatest enemy of the State. (Joseph Goebbels)
  • If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.( Thomas Sowell)
  • People will forgive you for being wrong, but they will never forgive you for being right—especially if events prove you right while proving them wrong. (Thomas Sowell)
  • The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics. (Thomas Sowell)
  • It’s amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites. (Thomas Sowell)