Sunday Quotations: Twain, Mencken, And O’Rourke

“That’s the difference between governments and individuals. Governments don’t care, individuals do.”

-Mark Twain

“Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”

-H.L. Mencken

“The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.”

-P.J. O’Rourke

Someone’s got to do the horse-tradin.’    There’s a fine line between ego-gratification and public service.

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Categories: Humor, Politics, Public Debate


An independent blogger seeking to discuss deeply while keeping an open mind. I'm mostly on the right, but living in Seattle I have to think about what that means on a daily basis. I like to read philosophy.


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2 Comments on “Sunday Quotations: Twain, Mencken, And O’Rourke”

  1. February 26, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    Love the Twain quote. So much common sense.

  2. February 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    Twain’s always in style.

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