Quotes I Found

Monday, August 23, 2010

Why We Talk

“Men talk for information.  Women talk for interaction.” 
- Deborah Tannen, “You Just Don't Understand”, New York: Ballantine Publishers, 1990, 81

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wasting the Labors of the People

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
-Thomas Jefferson, "Jeffersonian Cyclopedia", p271

Take From Those Willing to Work and Give to Those Who Are Not

The democracy will cease to exist
when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not. 

- Attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but has never been found in any of his writings.  First appeared in print in 1986.  (See http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/index.php/The_democracy_will_cease_to_exist)