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tiny.ag/k0emebpg  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 2011 by peter

What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.

Neil Postman, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Law and Politics

tiny.ag/a1rdjbky  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

Harry S Truman, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/yuvqmpjc  ·   Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Harry S Truman, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/cjhepgxr  ·   Fair (278 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Henry David Thoreau, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/gt1zngj3  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

There exists among humans no natural authority, only that established for convenience.

John Teeple, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/atvevbqc  ·   Fair (62 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Nikita Khrushchev, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/r8irgp4q  ·   Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.

I. F. Stone, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/yxe7ui5g  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A nation ... is just a society for hating foreigners.

Olaf Stapledon, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/c3jsrgej  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.

Art Spander, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/x9dblm0j  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.

Isaac Bashevis Singer, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/mvz0j45c  ·   Fair (162 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.

Caskie Stinnett, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/i6fve9yg  ·   Fair (114 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.

Adlai Stevenson, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/dnnrwvkr  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.

Adlai Stevenson, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/sneiqva0  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Lao Tsu, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/3klonk4i  ·   Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Abraham Lincoln, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/qk3eo0wc  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The status quo is the only solution that cannot be vetoed.

Clark Kerr, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/g1wxfjbw  ·   Fair (868 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Thomas Jefferson, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/4oqnfdf0  ·   Fair (42 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.

John Kane, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/64hrko9k  ·   Fair (1211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/ut6ks243  ·   Fair (805 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.

Thomas Jefferson, in Law and Politics