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Comment#  ·   Fair (298 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.

Simon Cameron, in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (327 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Albert Camus, in Law and Politics and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (130 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Vote early and vote often.

Al Capone, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (364 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by David Epstein

I'm left on the right issues and right on what's left. Now that's an issue I left right in front of you to debate.

David Epstein, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (431 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin, in Law and Politics and War and Peace

Comment#  ·   Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.

Frederick the Great, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (1242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never her age.

Robert Frost, in Law and Politics and Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (917 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Jury: Twelve people who determine which client has the better lawyer.

Robert Frost, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (285 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

John F. Kennedy, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (298 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

John F. Kennedy, in Law and Politics and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (273 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

John F. Kennedy, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The status quo is the only solution that cannot be vetoed.

Clark Kerr, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (62 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Nikita Khrushchev, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a bit longer.

Henry Kissinger, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

Henry Kissinger, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (671 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is the means by which the will of the few becomes the will of the many.

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

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (768 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who rule the symbols rule us.

Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in Law and Politics

Science and Sanity (hardcover)

Comment#  ·   Fair (255 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -- it only guarantees equality of opportunity.

Irving Kristol, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

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