Law and Politics
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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.
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."
Corruption is no stranger to Washington; it is a famous resident.
He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
How can you expect to govern a country that has two hundred and forty-six kinds of cheese?
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
I think it would be a good idea.
Men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal.
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.
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
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.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
Jury: Twelve people who determine which client has the better lawyer.