Catalyst Quotes

Compiled by Alex Pena ~ ‘Catalyst’: “to spark, to ignite, energize, mobilize; something that accelerates a reaction (DDI)." Thought-provoking & motivational quotes and stories for you to read, reflect on and move forward in making creative and positive changes in your life.

“Run, Congress Is In Session!”

In light of what is happening currently with our Government, I thought the following quotations would be appropriate.   (AP)

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”   (James Bovard, Lost Rights:  The Destruction of American Liberty)

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“This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.”   (Will Rogers)

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“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)

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“Suppose you were an idiot.  And suppose you were a member of Congress.  But I repeat myself.”   (Mark Twain)  

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“No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.”   (Judge Gideon Tucker)

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“I went to the store the other day to buy a bolt for our front door, for as I told the storekeeper, the governor was coming here.  ‘Aye,’ said he, ‘and the Legislature too.’  ‘Then I will take two bolts,’ said I.  He said that there had been a steady demand for bolts and locks of late, for our protectors were coming.”   (Henry David Thoreau)

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“When I see a congressman giving his opinion on something, I always wonder if it represents his real opinion or if it represents an opinion that he’s designed in order to be elected.  It seems to be a central problem for politicians.  So I often wonder: what is the relation of integrity to working in the government?”   (Richard Feynman)  

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 “The most terrifying words in the English language are:  I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”   (Ronald Reagan)

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