Understanding our world in quotes from interesting people:

“Teachers enjoy widespread public favor, and their desire for higher pay is understandable. But no nationwide crisis of teacher compensation exists.” Jason Richwine, FEE

“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.” Amelia Earhart

“Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.” William F. Buckley, Jr

“Good government is not a substitute for self-government.” Dwight Morrow

“Shall we abandon everything to centralized authority, going the way of every lost and ruined government in the history of the world?” — James J. Hill [the only 19th century railroad builder that didn’t use taxpayer money]

“The ultimate arbiter is the people of the Union, assembled by their deputies in convention, at the call of Congress, or of two-thirds of the States. Let them decide to which they mean to give an authority claimed by two of their organs. And it has been the peculiar wisdom and felicity of our constitution, to have provided this peaceable appeal, where that of other nations is at once to force.” Thomas Jefferson Letter to William Johnson, June 12th, 1823

“Good government is not a substitute for self-government.” Dwight Morrow

“It isn’t what people think that’s important, but the reason why they think what they think.” Eugene Ionesco