Law and Politics
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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.
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.
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
There exists among humans no natural authority, only that established for convenience.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.
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.
A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.
In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.