Law and Politics
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I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it.
I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock.
Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty.
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Legislators: Rape their wives and do two years. Kill their children and do five years. Steal their money and kiss your ass goodbye.
The masses have little time to think. And how incredible is the willingness of modern man to believe.
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
This contract is so one-sided that I am astonished to find it written on both sides of the paper.
Hell hath no fury like a crooked politician denied his cut.
America is a fortunate country. She grows by the follies of our European nations.
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
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.