"You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Daniel Hannan on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Daniel Hannan on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Daniel Hannan on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Daniel Hannan on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Daniel Hannan on Joseph Stalin
"The U.S. states that allow for citizens' initiatives tend to have fewer laws and lower taxes than the ones that don't. But the beauty of the system is that it encourages the spread of best practice."
"I am not the Conservative Party's health care spokesman. I'm fond of Andrew Lansley, and I strongly support David Cameron as party leader."
"The 'Robben Island Bible' has arrived at the British Museum. It's a garish thing, its cover plastered with pink and gold Hindu images, designed to hide its contents. Within is the finest collection of words generated by human intelligence: the complete works of William Shakespeare."