“No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” — Gideon John Tucker

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” — Calvin Coolidge

“The Axiom of Choice is obviously true; the Well Ordering Principle is obviously false; and who can tell about Zorn’s Lemma?” — Jerry Bona

“Politics is the art of ensuring that the best person does not get the job.” — The Old Curmudgeon

“If we come to a minefield, our infantry attacks exactly as if it were not there.” — Marshall Georgi Zhukov to General Eisenhower

“Ignorance, like hunger, is nothing to be ashamed of.  But like hunger, it must be remedied — both hunger and ignorance prevent you from thinking clearly.” — The Old Curmudgeon