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Comment#  ·   Fair (183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.

Voltaire, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it.

Voltaire, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (135 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.

Bob Wells, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.

Alfred E. Wiggam, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (503 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Oscar Wilde, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (180 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Albert Einstein, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   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.

Harry S Truman, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

Harry S Truman, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   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.

Mark Twain, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.

Mark Twain, (inscription beneath his bust in the Hall of Fame), in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Mark Twain, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (714 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.

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

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (304 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.

Bill Vaughan, in Law and Politics and War and Peace

Comment#  ·   Fair (298 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.

Simon Cameron, in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (327 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Albert Camus, in Law and Politics and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (130 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Vote early and vote often.

Al Capone, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (227 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any man under 30 who is not a liberal has no heart, and any man over 30 who is not a conservative has no brains.

Winston Churchill, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (484 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

Winston Churchill, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (838 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.

William Cowper, in Law and Politics and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (809 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is odd, is it not, that a person's worth to society is measured by their wealth, when instead their wealth should be measured by their worth to society.

A. Cygni, in Law and Politics and Wealth and Poverty

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