Quote 996

Patriotism is the veneration of real estate above principles.

— George Jean Nathan, 1882-1958

Quote 997

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

— Josh Billings, 1818-1885

Quote 998

Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.

— I. F. Stone

Quote 999

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.

— E. B. White, 1899-1985

Quote 1000

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts without sufficient capital to form a corporation.

— Howard Scott

Quote 1001

Politics consists of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

— John Kenneth Galbraith

Quote 1002

There ain't no rules around here! We're trying to accomplish something!

— Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Quote 1003

It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his son to be.

— Homer, c. 1000 B.C.

Quote 1004

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

— Norm Crosby

Quote 1005

A holding company is a thing where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you.

— Will Rogers, 1879-1935

Quote 1006

Very few things happen at the right time and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.

— Herodotus, 484-425 B.C.

Quote 1007

Fashions are induced epidemics.

— George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950

Quote 1008

Politics is a means of preventing people from taking part in what properly concerns them.

— Paul Valéry, 1871-1945

Quote 1009

Voters want a fraud they can believe in.

— Will Durst

Quote 1010

We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.

— Alex Comfort