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tiny.ag/fjegbeuo  ·   Fair (1058 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I think it would be a good idea.

Mahatma Gandhi, (when asked what he thought of Western civilization), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/yqgp7fad  ·   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

tiny.ag/6tyr94xs  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

John Kenneth Galbraith, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/nbd9g5v4  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.

John Kenneth Galbraith, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/qe9sruc8  ·   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

tiny.ag/r3qhocip  ·   Fair (917 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Robert Frost, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/rrtq0cbj  ·   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

tiny.ag/lgkszg2d  ·   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

tiny.ag/otueqvds  ·   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

tiny.ag/bncpxtdu  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm very critical of the U.S., but get me outside the country and all of a sudden I can't bring myself to say one nasty thing about the U.S.

Saul Alinsky, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/zxzulgcs  ·   Fair (368 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We cannot separate the air that chokes from the air upon which wings beat.

John Perry Barlow, in Law and Politics

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

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

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

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

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

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

tiny.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

tiny.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

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

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

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

tiny.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

tiny.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

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/4yehmrsj  ·   Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All extremists should be taken out and shot.

Unknown, in Law and Politics