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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (326 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

Honoré de Balzac, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (275 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.... While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Mollison's Bureaucracy Hypothesis: If an idea can survive a bureaucratic review and be implemented it wasn't worth doing.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People do not resist change -- they resist being changed.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is a rotten egg; if broken, it stinks.

Unknown, (Russian proverb), in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (287 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics makes strange bedfellows stranger.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Quigley's Law: Whoever has any authority over you, no matter how small, will attempt to use it.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Rule of Defactualization: Information deteriorates upward through bureaucracies.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of an expanding bureaucracy.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- 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

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (394 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

When the government fears the people, we have liberty. When the people fear the government, we have tyranny.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No nation ancient or modern ever lost the liberty of freely speaking, writing, or publishing their sentiments, but forthwith lost their liberty in general and became slaves.

John Peter Zenger, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (748 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

"Political economy" is a phrase consisting of two incompatible words.

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

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (359 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A diplomat is a man who can convince his wife she'd look stout in a fur coat.

Unknown, in Law and Politics and Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (152 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A liberal is someone too poor to be a capitalist, and too rich to be a communist.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (234 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A person who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (733 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A political campaign starts when a politician stops working and goes about making speeches about all the work he intends to do.

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

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

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