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tiny.ag/t7gxzovf  ·   Fair (215 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If voting should change anything, there would be a law against it.

Emma Goldman, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/sq8ko4bm  ·   Fair (503 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Oscar Wilde, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/5u0stmi1  ·   Fair (159 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.

Alfred E. Wiggam, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/kzothtfn  ·   Fair (135 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.

Bob Wells, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/zzcxms0q  ·   Fair (166 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.

Mark Twain, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/yh5kxuzq  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.

Mark Twain, (inscription beneath his bust in the Hall of Fame), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/mwoxawkr  ·   Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Mark Twain, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/weoyuknk  ·   Fair (714 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.

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

tiny.ag/is5ffzu6  ·   Fair (304 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.

Bill Vaughan, in Law and Politics and War and Peace

tiny.ag/yuvqmpjc  ·   Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Harry S Truman, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/a1rdjbky  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

Harry S Truman, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/cjhepgxr  ·   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

tiny.ag/czwb1kco  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.

Jean Jacques Rousseau, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/mvz0j45c  ·   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

tiny.ag/r8irgp4q  ·   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

tiny.ag/gt1zngj3  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

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

John Teeple, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/ts0c3ysu  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/flwibuot  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Frequent punishments are always a sign of weakness or laziness on the part of a government.

Jean Jacques Rousseau, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/vdjyoa1u  ·   Fair (231 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/w06shyav  ·   Fair (79 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty.

Henry M. Robert, in Law and Politics