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Commenttiny.ag/auqhpii7  ·   Fair (235 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A person who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/joubc6r8  ·   Fair (733 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A political campaign starts when a politician stops working and goes about making speeches about all the work he intends to do.

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

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Commenttiny.ag/ho6hzfu5  ·   Fair (642 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A political machine is a united minority working against a divided majority.

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

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Commenttiny.ag/sl9dtwjl  ·   Fair (204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A reactionary is a man whose political opinions always manage to keep up with yesterday.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/ohswxac4  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/4yehmrsj  ·   Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All extremists should be taken out and shot.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/mghtjmlg  ·   Fair (221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anarchy may not be a better form of government, but it's better than no government at all.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/yvxqb7s2  ·   Fair (1183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999  · 

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not the opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed the same kind.

George Bernard, in Law and Politics and Life and Death

Commenttiny.ag/5agdml7e  ·   Fair (247 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

Yogi Berra, (on Frenchmen in American politics), in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/lvxaopme  ·   Fair (463 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Accuse: To affirm another's guilt or unworth; most commonly as a justification of ourselves for having wronged them.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Law and Politics

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Commenttiny.ag/fiog0z7u  ·   Fair (1221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others' pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Law and Politics and War and Peace

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Commenttiny.ag/zcjracxo  ·   Fair (259 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Diplomacy: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/vkpbru1q  ·   Fair (292 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, "patriotism" is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first.

Ambrose Bierce, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/sp9ytcxh  ·   Fair (420 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Vote: The instrument and symbol of a free man's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Law and Politics

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Commenttiny.ag/16qnix2l  ·   Fair (183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.

Otto von Bismarck, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/7pr2vmql  ·   Fair (353 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Edward Wayne Blakeman

Nowadays it's not as important for voters to know what a politician has done as what he or she hasn't done.

Edward Blakeman, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/0c4jaqsc  ·   Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.

Oscar Ameringer, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Commenttiny.ag/ebp3wveo  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/4rllto8y  ·   Fair (778 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Felton Davis, Jr.

If half the lawyers would become plumbers, two of man's biggest problems would be solved.

Felton Davis, Jr., "Reflections on the Lake," published in The Gainesville Times (GA), in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/5e9cdaq6  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No nation ancient or modern ever lost the liberty of freely speaking, writing, or publishing their sentiments, but forthwith lost their liberty in general and became slaves.

John Peter Zenger, in Law and Politics

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