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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.

Kahlil Gibran, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Mark Twain, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (714 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.

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

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

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

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.

Bill Vaughan, in Law and Politics and War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.

Voltaire, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it.

Voltaire, in Law and Politics

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

Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

Honoré de Balzac, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (368 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We cannot separate the air that chokes from the air upon which wings beat.

John Perry Barlow, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (274 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.

Lyman Beecher, in Law and Politics and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (361 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 (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

How can you expect to govern a country that has two hundred and forty-six kinds of cheese?

Charles de Gaulle, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock.

Will Rogers, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Will Rogers, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.

Jean Jacques Rousseau, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (91 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Frequent punishments are always a sign of weakness or laziness on the part of a government.

Jean Jacques Rousseau, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (67 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Counterfeit exists because there is such a thing as real gold.

Jelaluddin Rumi, 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)

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