Law and Politics
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University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Politics is the means by which the will of the few becomes the will of the many.
Those who rule the symbols rule us.
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -- it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man's nose begins.
Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.
Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see Paradise as Hell; and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as Paradise.
It is people who live by the rules that are always hoping to get them changed.
Diplomacy: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.
In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, "patriotism" is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first.
It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.
Corruption is no stranger to Washington; it is a famous resident.
A learned County Court judge in a book of memoirs recently said that the overwhelming amount of his time on the bench was taken up "with people who are persuaded by persons whom they do not know to enter into contracts that they do not understand to purchase goods that they do not want with money that they have not got."