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  1. hoytedow
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    Trying to good with other peoples' money simply has not worked.
    Milton Friedman
     
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    It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
    Margaret Thatcher
     
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    Fanie Fanie

    I'm ok, from the shoulders on downwards.
    (Father-in-law)

    Fcuk !
    (Me)

    Fanie !!!!
    (My Mother :rolleyes:)

    Don't talk like that
    (The wife :rolleyes:)

    'No' or 'ehhh eehhhh'
    (also the wife I mean the old witch :()

    Hello...
    (caller :D)
     
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    Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
    Edgar Allan Poe
     
  5. dskira

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    William Faulkner, " An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why."
     
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    A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
    Walter Scott
     
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    I told you i was ill-spike milligan
    when asked what he wanted on his gravestone
     
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    "It used to be the boast of free men that, so long as they kept within the bounds of the known law, there was no need to ask anybody's permission or to obey anybody's orders. It is doubtful whether any of us can make this claim today." - F.A. Hayek
     
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    All political theories assume, of course, that most individuals are very ignorant. Those who plead for liberty differ from the rest in that they include among the ignorant themselves as well as the wisest.
    F. A. Hayek
     
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    "The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design."

    F. A. Hayek
     
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    Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom.
    F. A. Hayek
     
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    Yet I must confess that if I had been consulted whether to establish a Nobel Prize in economics, I should have decidedly advised against it.

    One reason was that I feared that such a prize, as I believe is true of the activities of some of the great scientific foundations, would tend to accentuate the swings of scientific fashion.

    F.A. Hayek, accepting Nobel

    (Al Gore was less humble)
     
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    There is one good thing about Marx: he was not a Keynesian.
    Murray Rothbard

    Harpo didn't like him either.
     
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    Getting carried away again, son.

    What 'tyranny' has this supposed tyrant instituted? Has he abolished Congress, padlocked the federal courts, looted Fort Knox, canceled elections and executed his political opponents? Do you believe the Supreme Court just shot down the handgun ban in his old stomping grounds because he ordered them to?

    Tell me more about these millions who are 'completely dependent' on him. What exactly are they dependent on him for?
     

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    Getting a little sensitive there, aren't you, Troy? That quote is old. If it reminds you of Beloved Leader, that's not my fault.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Hayek

    "The Road to Serfdom
    Main article: The Road to Serfdom
    It was during this time that he wrote The Road to Serfdom. Hayek was concerned about the general view in Britain's academia that fascism was a capitalist reaction against socialism. A chapter in the book is entitled, "The Socialist Roots of Nazism." The book was to be the popular edition of the second volume of a treatise entitled "The Abuse and Decline of Reason".[15] It was written between 1940–1943. The title was inspired by the French classical liberal thinker Alexis de Tocqueville's writings on the "road to servitude".[16] It was first published in Britain by Routledge in March 1944 and was quite popular, leading Hayek to call it "that unobtainable book," also due in part to wartime paper rationing.[17] When it was published in the United States by the University of Chicago in September of that year, it achieved greater popularity than in Britain. At the arrangement of editor Max Eastman, the American magazine Reader's Digest also published an abridged version in April 1945, enabling The Road to Serfdom to reach a far wider audience than academics."


    He died in 1992, even before Bill Clinton got to stain the office.
     
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