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Plato, P. J. O'rourke, Voltaire


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"Excess generally causes reaction,

and produces a change in the opposite direction,

whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments."

-- Plato

(429-347 BC)




"Government isn't a good way to solve problems ... [G]overnment is concerned

mostly with self-perpetuation and is subject to fantastic ideas about its own

capabilities. ... [G]overnment is wasteful of the nation's resources, immune to

common sense and subject to pressure from every half-organized bouquet of

assholes. ... [G]overnment is distrustful of and disrespectful toward average

Americans while being easily gulled by Americans with money, influence or


-- P. J. O'Rourke

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




"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

-- Voltaire

[François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)


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