Monday, December 08, 2008

Ten Quotes Worth Quoting

Inspired by Justin, who has a healthy love of good quotes.

1) "The Bush administration, having entered office as social conservatives, leaves office as conservative socialists" - Brad DeLong

2) "Anybody who's married, and divorce is an option, you're going to get a divorce" - Will Smith

3) "In a modern democracy, not only can a libertarian be elitist; a libertarian has to be elitist. To be a libertarian in a modern democracy is to say that nearly 300 million Americans are wrong, and a handful of nay-sayers are right." - Bryan Caplan

4) "Country music is all about being cheated on, rap music is all about doing the cheating" - this guy

5) "I love these recession gas prices" - brother-in-law Brian Jones

6) "Being non-profit does not mean that you don't have profits as an objective. All it does is restrict what you can do with earned profits, meaning that they can't be dispersed to shareholders. As I was told at a meeting when I jokingly brought up the fact that my university is a non-profit, I was told by an older gentleman at my table 'Oh, we get plenty of profits. We just make sure we spend it all.'" - Phil Miller

7) "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue" - Barry Goldwater

8) "Democracy is truly the sacred cow of the modern world" - Bryan Caplan

9) "One can't explain an unusual cluster of errors by citing greed, which is always around, just as one can't explain a cluster of airplane crashes by citing gravity. Anyway, the greedy aim at profits, not losses" - Larry White

10) "Dave Ramsey discourages listeners from taking out any kind of debt, but he encourages them to save money for the future. Yet. the main source of savings is through banks, a system built on borrowing." - Edward Bynum (paraphrased)


  1. Perhaps a very close 11th would be "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" - David Farragut
    Applicable to all situations.


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