“I’m not upset that you lied to me; I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” Henry Ford

“My father was Labour, classic Dublin Northside household. And I still carry that with me. And though I believe that capitalism has been the most effective ideology we have known in taking people out of extreme poverty, I don’t think it is the only thing that can do it, and in some ways I wish it wasn’t.” Bono, head of U2 band

“Many European countries are witnessing a rise of [the] dependency mentality when not working is often much more beneficial than working. This type of mentality endangers not only the economy but also the moral basics of the society.” Russia’s President Vladimir Putin

“We live in a world of global competition for jobs… That requires a modernization of the welfare state.” Finance Minister of Denmark’s left-wing government

“Capitalism is the best thing that ever happened to human beings. The welfare state sounds wonderful but it doesn’t work.” Gene Simmons, the lead singer for Kiss

“My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world.  I hope you’ll join with me, as we change it”– Barack Obama

”Life’s tough, pilgrim…. and it’s even tougher if you’re stupid”–   John Wayne

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” Vince Lombardi

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the sacrifice, the more glorious the triumph.” Words written by Tom Paine that Washington had ordered read to all his troops.