Will Rogers (1879 - 1935), to his niece on seeing the Venus de Milo
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
James Madison (1751 - 1836)
Those in the cheaper seats clap. The rest of you rattle your jewelry.
John Lennon (1940 - 1980)
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)