Quotes often help me get a better perspective on things. Here a few that I thought you might enjoy.  If you have any that you would like to share, please post them in a comment.  If they are yours, make sure you let everyone know!

Cheers, Andrew

“Life’s tough……it’s even tougher if you’re stupid.”    —  John Wayne

“Inefficiency is solved in the quickest and best way when someone figures out how to make a profit from solving it and is rewarded for doing so.  This is why Capitalism is the only system that has proven to work over the centuries for people to interact with each other peacefully.  This is also something that the Communists, Socialists, and most Politicians have never figured out.”   —  Andrew Anderson

“The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.”  — Milton Friedman

“It only stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.”  Ayn Rand

“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. ” —   Ayn Rand

“Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.”  — Ayn Rand

“Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper’s bell of an approaching looter.”  — Ayn Rand

Money is like a sixth sense – and you can’t make use of the other five without it”  —  Somerset Maugham

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

And here are some quotes from Teddy Roosevelt that are relevant today.  While he was a trans-nationalist and somewhat Anti-Capitalist he did have a way with words … 🙂 and was a smart guy and what he said over 100 years ago still rings true today. Hope you enjoy these.

“The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
Theodore Roosevelt

The one below has far too much relevance in today’s world.

It is both foolish and wicked to teach the average man who is not well off that some wrong or injustice has been done him, and that he should hope for redress elsewhere than in his own industry, honesty, and intelligence.
– Theodore Roosevelt

The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.
– Theodore Roosevelt, speech at New York City (September 6, 1918)

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
– Theodore Roosevelt

The worst of all fears is the fear of living.
– Theodore Roosevelt

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer “Present” or “Not guilty.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.
– Theodore Roosevelt

The eighth commandment reads, “Thou shalt not steal.” It does not read, “Thou shalt not steal from the rich man.” It does not read, “Thou shalt not steal from the poor man.” It reads simply and plainly, “Thou shalt not steal.”

– Theodore Roosevelt, speech, “The Man With The Muck Rake” (April 15, 1906)

This is one of my faves…

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

– Theodore Roosevelt, “Citizenship in a Republic,” speech at the Sorbonne, Paris (April 23, 1910)

In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans.
– Theodore Roosevelt

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
– Theodore Roosevelt

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
– Theodore Roosevelt

Cowardice in a race, as in an individual, is the unpardonable sin.
– Theodore Roosevelt

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
– Theodore Roosevelt, Kansas City Star (April 27, 1918)

‘I have always been fond of the West African proverb: “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” ‘ ”

“…the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done.” (1891)

“Criticism is necessary and useful; it is often indispensable; but it can never take the place of action, or be even a poor substitute for it. The function of the mere critic is of very subordinate usefulness. It is the doer of deeds who actually counts in the battle for life, and not the man who looks on and says how the fight ought to be fought, without himself sharing the stress and the danger.” (1894