Voltaire

Voltaire Quote – In general, the art of government …

En général, l’art du gouvernement consiste à prendre le plus d’argent qu’on peut à une grande partie des citoyens, pour le donner à une autre partie.

Translates to: In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.

- Voltaire1

  1. Dictionnaire philosophique, p. 136 []

The Bible

Bible Quote – Psalm 15

O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?

He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;
who does not slander with his tongue
and does no evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
but who honors those who fear the LORD;
who swears to his own hurt and does not change; who does not put out his money at interest
and does not take a bribe against the innocent
.
He who does these things shall never be moved.

- Psalm 15 (ESV)

He does not put out his money at interest,
Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent

He who does these things will never be shaken.

- Psalm 15:5 (NASB)

who lends his money without usury
and does not accept a bribe against the innocent.

He who does these things
will never be shaken.

- Psalm 15:5 (NIV)

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy Quote – The more is given the less …

The main thing is that the more is given the less the people will work for themselves, and the less they work the more their poverty will increase.

- Leo Tolstoy1

  1. Help For The Starving []

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson Quote – Every man is rich or poor …

Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments; any enlargement of wishes is therefore equally destructive to happiness with the diminution of possession, and he that teaches another to long for what he never shall obtain is no less an enemy to his quiet than if he had robbed him of part of his patrimony.

- Samuel Johnson1

  1. The Rambler, No. 163 (October 8, 1751) []

Voltaire

Voltaire Quote – Money is always to be found …

On en trouve [l'argent] toujours quand il s’agit d’aller faire tuer des hommes sur la frontière: il n’y en a plus quand il faut les sauver.

Translates to: Money is always to be found when men are to be sent to the frontiers to be destroyed: when the object is to preserve them, it is no longer so.

- Voltaire1

  1. Œuvres complètes, p. 136 []

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill Quote – What is the use of living …

What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone? How else can we put ourselves in harmonious relation with the great verities and consolations of the infinite and the eternal? And I avow my faith that we are marching towards better days. Humanity will not be cast down. We are going on swinging bravely forward along the grand high road and already behind the distant mountains is the promise of the sun.

- Winston Churchill1

  1. From Liberalism and the Social Problem, pg. 87 -  Speech in Dundee, Scotland (1908-10-10) []

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson Quote – It is better to live …

It is better to live rich, than to die rich.

- Samuel Johnson1

  1. The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol III, April 17, 1778 []

Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp Quote – Never keep up with Joneses …

Never keep up with Joneses: drag them down to your level. It’s cheaper.

- Quentin Crisp1

  1. As quoted in The Naked Civil Servant, p. ii []

Dead Prez

Music Quote – Dead Prez – Would you rather have a Lexus …

Would you rather have a Lexus or justice?
A dream or some substance?
A Beemer, a necklace, or freedom?

- Dead Prez

Cicero, Latin

Cicero Quote – Nihil tam munitum quod non …

Nihil tam munitum quod non expugnari pecunia possit.

Translates to: Nothing is so fortified that it can’t be conquered with money.

- Attributed to Cicero1

  1. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Latin_proverbs []