"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them."
-George Bernard Shaw
from Mrs. Warren's Profession (1893), act 2
"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
from Everybody's Political What's What (1944)