Notable Quotes / by Tom Roessler

“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” 

Thomas Jefferson


“There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.” ― Robert A. Heinlein


“One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.” 
― Ron Paul


“We 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 S. Churchill


“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” 
― Frédéric Bastiat


“Even taxpayers have rights!” 
― Beric J. Croome


“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” 
― Thomas Jefferson


“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” 
― Benjamin Franklin


“When you're testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet.” 
― Ben Franklin


You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

- Margaret Thatcher


If you just set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and would achieve nothing.

-  Margaret Thatcher


The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.

-  Margaret Thatcher


A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” 
― Edward R. Murrow


“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.” 
― Gerald R. Ford