Law and Politics
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The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.
Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man's nose begins.
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.
Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
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.
I think it would be a good idea.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
How can you expect to govern a country that has two hundred and forty-six kinds of cheese?
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."
It is people who live by the rules that are always hoping to get them changed.
It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.
He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.