Law and Politics
163 aphorisms · 7 comments
Aphorisms in This Category
tiny.ag/a1rdjbky · ★★☆☆ Fair (119 ratings) · submitted 1997
When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.
tiny.ag/zzcxms0q · ★★☆☆ Fair (166 ratings) · submitted 1997
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
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.
tiny.ag/ocm1aexh · ★★☆☆ Fair (65 ratings) · submitted 1997
Corruption is no stranger to Washington; it is a famous resident.
Walter Goodman, All Honorable Men, 1963, 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.
tiny.ag/gt1zngj3 · ★★☆☆ Fair (192 ratings) · submitted 1998
There exists among humans no natural authority, only that established for convenience.
tiny.ag/4liye13x · ★★☆☆ Fair (828 ratings) · submitted 1997
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
tiny.ag/cuh1ej24 · ★★☆☆ Fair (68 ratings) · submitted 1997
He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
tiny.ag/yqgp7fad · ★★☆☆ Fair (2924 ratings) · submitted 1997
I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.
tiny.ag/fjegbeuo · ★★☆☆ Fair (1058 ratings) · submitted 1997
I think it would be a good idea.
Mahatma Gandhi, (when asked what he thought of Western civilization), in Law and Politics
tiny.ag/lqgxtc5y · ★★☆☆ Fair (900 ratings) · submitted 1997
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
tiny.ag/7graufwl · ★★☆☆ Fair (1408 ratings) · submitted 1997
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
tiny.ag/x8mhqa3j · ★★☆☆ Fair (112 ratings) · submitted 1997
How can you expect to govern a country that has two hundred and forty-six kinds of cheese?
tiny.ag/r8irgp4q · ★★☆☆ Fair (134 ratings) · submitted 1997
Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
tiny.ag/yxe7ui5g · ★★☆☆ Fair (109 ratings) · submitted 1997
A nation ... is just a society for hating foreigners.
tiny.ag/i6fve9yg · ★★☆☆ Fair (114 ratings) · submitted 1997
In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
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.
tiny.ag/dnnrwvkr · ★★☆☆ Fair (124 ratings) · submitted 1997
A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.
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.
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.