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tiny.ag/r1fscizb  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

Henry Kissinger, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/vruohmzb  ·   Fair (671 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is the means by which the will of the few becomes the will of the many.

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

tiny.ag/jy8gye2w  ·   Fair (768 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who rule the symbols rule us.

Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/m6lj8yot  ·   Fair (255 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -- it only guarantees equality of opportunity.

Irving Kristol, 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/kge2ejcq  ·   Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.

David Hume, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/c3fgjq70  ·   Fair (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Justice is incidental to law and order.

J. Edgar Hoover, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/v1p3a7wp  ·   Fair (177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man's nose begins.

Zechariah Chafee, "Freedom of Speech in Wartime", Harvard Law Review, vol. 32, pp. 932–957 (1919), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/xu5z217a  ·   Fair (299 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

Adolf Hitler, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/lctsfa7d  ·   Fair (1214 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.

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

tiny.ag/b5nmoo2s  ·   Fair (837 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by James Menzies

Mein Kampf (paperback)

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.

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/svgptnqb  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The people must fight for their laws as for their walls.

Heraclitus, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/mb7skahf  ·   Fair (276 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is people who live by the rules that are always hoping to get them changed.

Robert Harbison, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/zcjracxo  ·   Fair (259 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Diplomacy: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/vkpbru1q  ·   Fair (292 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Ambrose Bierce, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/xenm7mq9  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.

M. Grundler, in Law and Politics

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/mcsdq3k5  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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."

Lord Greene, in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

tiny.ag/gam5ctee  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If it weren't for lawyers, we wouldn't need them.

A. K. Griffin, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/4liye13x  ·   Fair (828 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Samuel Goldwyn, in Law and Politics