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Law and Politics

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tiny.ag/h54z3wxd  ·   Fair (968 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Voters are people who have the God-given right to decide who will waste their money for them.

Unknown, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), 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/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/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/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/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/0c4jaqsc  ·   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

tiny.ag/vyciqzog  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police.

Jeff Marder, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/bv7l94mp  ·   Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.

Nelson Mandela, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/5sv6lujm  ·   Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Every nation has the government it deserves.

Joseph de Maistre, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/hkxwed3k  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.

Marshall Lumsden, 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

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/3klonk4i  ·   Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Abraham Lincoln, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

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/ig3zfjp4  ·   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

tiny.ag/2hab70fi  ·   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

tiny.ag/lvxaopme  ·   Fair (463 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Accuse: To affirm another's guilt or unworth; most commonly as a justification of ourselves for having wronged them.

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

tiny.ag/fiog0z7u  ·   Fair (1221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others' pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.

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