Law and Politics
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He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
This contract is so one-sided that I am astonished to find it written on both sides of the paper.
Hell hath no fury like a crooked politician denied his cut.
The masses have little time to think. And how incredible is the willingness of modern man to believe.
America is a fortunate country. She grows by the follies of our European nations.
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
Philosophers have merely interpreted the world. The point is to change it.
I'm very critical of the U.S., but get me outside the country and all of a sudden I can't bring myself to say one nasty thing about the U.S.
It is perfectly true that the government is best which governs least. It is equally true that the government is best which provides most.
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.