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Law and Politics

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tiny.ag/s0wufote  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Thomas Paine, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/m9k0otpw  ·   Fair (854 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

1984 (paperback)

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

George Orwell, 1984, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/lkzomlnc  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

George Jean Nathan, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/8zhrldax  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.

Eugene McCarthy, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/yosfdtrk  ·   Fair (172 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/tg5j4hni  ·   Fair (157 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/tislbrzv  ·   Fair (717 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

This contract is so one-sided that I am astonished to find it written on both sides of the paper.

Jeffrey Miller, Naked Promises (Lord Evershed), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/dgoltuy5  ·   Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hell hath no fury like a crooked politician denied his cut.

Benjamin J. Montalbano, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/yx6rgpvi  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.

H. H. Munro, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/otl52twf  ·   Fair (656 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by James Menzies

The masses have little time to think. And how incredible is the willingness of modern man to believe.

Benito Mussolini, in Law and Politics and Wisdom and Ignorance

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

America is a fortunate country. She grows by the follies of our European nations.

Napoleon, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/ihlpkath  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

Napoleon, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/rzbaoshp  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Crime does not pay... as well as politics.

A. E. Newman, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/5nmog9yu  ·   Fair (800 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Beyond Good and Evil (paperback)

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/czhkruer  ·   Fair (504 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.

Robert Orben, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/h8oiwuf7  ·   Fair (319 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Philosophers have merely interpreted the world. The point is to change it.

Karl Marx, in Law and Politics and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/bncpxtdu  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm very critical of the U.S., but get me outside the country and all of a sudden I can't bring myself to say one nasty thing about the U.S.

Saul Alinsky, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/nqhblasx  ·   Fair (162 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is perfectly true that the government is best which governs least. It is equally true that the government is best which provides most.

Walter Lippmann, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/raffprlg  ·   Fair (318 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.

Abraham Lincoln, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/jx4okg6p  ·   Fair (1050 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Michael A. Loduha

When skunks duel, wind direction is everything.

Michael A. Loduha, (on environmental factors in legal cases vs. the attorneys' skills; from a lecture series), in Law and Politics