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John Barrymore, P. J. O'rourke, Thomas Jefferson


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"A man must pay the fiddler.

In my case it so happened that

a whole symphony orchestra

often had to be subsidized."

-- John Barrymore




"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation,

the first things to be bought and sold are legislators."

-- P. J. O'Rourke

(1947- ) US humorist, journalist, & political commentator




"I, however, place economy among the first

and most important republican virtues,

and public debt as the greatest

of the dangers to be feared."

-- Thomas Jefferson

(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Source: letter to William Plumer, July 21, 1816


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