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Comment#  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.

Isaac Bashevis Singer, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.

Art Spander, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A nation ... is just a society for hating foreigners.

Olaf Stapledon, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.

Adlai Stevenson, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (114 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.

Adlai Stevenson, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (162 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.

Caskie Stinnett, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.

I. F. Stone, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

There exists among humans no natural authority, only that established for convenience.

John Teeple, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (278 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Henry David Thoreau, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (275 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.... While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Mollison's Bureaucracy Hypothesis: If an idea can survive a bureaucratic review and be implemented it wasn't worth doing.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (431 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin, in Law and Politics and War and Peace

Comment#  ·   Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.

Frederick the Great, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (1242 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never her age.

Robert Frost, in Law and Politics and Men and Women

Comment#  ·   Fair (917 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Jury: Twelve people who determine which client has the better lawyer.

Robert Frost, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (164 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal.

J. A. Froude, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.

John Kenneth Galbraith, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

John Kenneth Galbraith, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   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

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