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Comment#  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.

Adlai Stevenson, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (114 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.

Adlai Stevenson, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   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.

Caskie Stinnett, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.

I. F. Stone, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.

Oscar Ameringer, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?

Bertolt Brecht, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (1208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (405 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

David Broder, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.

Art Spander, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A nation ... is just a society for hating foreigners.

Olaf Stapledon, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (420 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Vote: The instrument and symbol of a free man's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.

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

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.

Otto von Bismarck, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (353 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Edward Wayne Blakeman

Nowadays it's not as important for voters to know what a politician has done as what he or she hasn't done.

Edward Blakeman, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (337 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.

Christian Nevell Bovee, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·   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.

Isaac Bashevis Singer, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (139 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every nation ridicules other nations -- and all are right.

Arthur Schopenhauer, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (790 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in Law and Politics

Henry VI (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (276 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

George Bernard Shaw, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   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

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