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Law and Politics

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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/c3fgjq70  ·   Fair (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Justice is incidental to law and order.

J. Edgar Hoover, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/v1p3a7wp  ·   Fair (177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man's nose begins.

Zechariah Chafee, "Freedom of Speech in Wartime", Harvard Law Review, vol. 32, pp. 932–957 (1919), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/xu5z217a  ·   Fair (299 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

Adolf Hitler, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/b5nmoo2s  ·   Fair (837 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by James Menzies

Mein Kampf (paperback)

Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see Paradise as Hell; and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as Paradise.

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/lctsfa7d  ·   Fair (1214 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.

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

tiny.ag/svgptnqb  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The people must fight for their laws as for their walls.

Heraclitus, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/nbd9g5v4  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.

John Kenneth Galbraith, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/lqgxtc5y  ·   Fair (900 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/6tyr94xs  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.

John Kenneth Galbraith, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/yqgp7fad  ·   Fair (2924 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/fjegbeuo  ·   Fair (1058 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I think it would be a good idea.

Mahatma Gandhi, (when asked what he thought of Western civilization), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/7graufwl  ·   Fair (1408 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Law and Politics and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/x8mhqa3j  ·   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

tiny.ag/mcsdq3k5  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A learned County Court judge in a book of memoirs recently said that the overwhelming amount of his time on the bench was taken up "with people who are persuaded by persons whom they do not know to enter into contracts that they do not understand to purchase goods that they do not want with money that they have not got."

Lord Greene, in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

tiny.ag/mb7skahf  ·   Fair (276 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is people who live by the rules that are always hoping to get them changed.

Robert Harbison, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/xenm7mq9  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.

M. Grundler, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/gam5ctee  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If it weren't for lawyers, we wouldn't need them.

A. K. Griffin, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/cuh1ej24  ·   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

tiny.ag/ocm1aexh  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Corruption is no stranger to Washington; it is a famous resident.

Walter Goodman, All Honorable Men, 1963, in Law and Politics