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tiny.ag/ywjorl1b  ·   Fair (394 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When the government fears the people, we have liberty. When the people fear the government, we have tyranny.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

tiny.ag/h54z3wxd  ·   Fair (968 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Voters are people who have the God-given right to decide who will waste their money for them.

Unknown, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/6e8jdhxa  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/eqxg4ask  ·   Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of an expanding bureaucracy.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/py1kf0oz  ·   Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Rule of Defactualization: Information deteriorates upward through bureaucracies.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/ihluxzog  ·   Fair (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Quigley's Law: Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will attempt to use it.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/avjgt67o  ·   Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics makes strange bedfellows stranger.

Unknown, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/bhsju9kv  ·   Fair (288 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.

Unknown, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/kxvl7q1s  ·   Fair (276 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

George Bernard Shaw, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/rp6yelnf  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is a rotten egg; if broken, it stinks.

Unknown, (Russian proverb), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/4awpxubp  ·   Fair (139 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every nation ridicules other nations -- and all are right.

Arthur Schopenhauer, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/hgomu6th  ·   Fair (790 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/0c4jaqsc  ·   Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.

Oscar Ameringer, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/phtkn2xv  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Counterfeit exists because there is such a thing as real gold.

Jelaluddin Rumi, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/bncpxtdu  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm very critical of the U.S., but get me outside the country and all of a sudden I can't bring myself to say one nasty thing about the U.S.

Saul Alinsky, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/bmuf1k6g  ·   Fair (304 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People do not resist change -- they resist being changed.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/k5imoxc2  ·   Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Mollison's Bureaucracy Hypothesis: If an idea can survive a bureaucratic review and be implemented it wasn't worth doing.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/bjyoe8up  ·   Fair (275 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/wsz5lkjo  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.... While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/t7gxzovf  ·   Fair (215 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If voting should change anything, there would be a law against it.

Emma Goldman, in Law and Politics