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Comment#  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock.

Will Rogers, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Will Rogers, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Counterfeit exists because there is such a thing as real gold.

Jelaluddin Rumi, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (139 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every nation ridicules other nations -- and all are right.

Arthur Schopenhauer, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (790 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in Law and Politics

Henry VI (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (276 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

George Bernard Shaw, in Law and Politics

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 (504 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.

Robert Orben, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (157 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (717 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

This contract is so one-sided that I am astonished to find it written on both sides of the paper.

Jeffrey Miller, Naked Promises (Lord Evershed), in Law and Politics

Naked Promises (hardcover)

Comment#  ·   Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hell hath no fury like a crooked politician denied his cut.

Benjamin J. Montalbano, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.

H. H. Munro, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (656 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by James Menzies

The masses have little time to think. And how incredible is the willingness of modern man to believe.

Benito Mussolini, in Law and Politics and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

America is a fortunate country. She grows by the follies of our European nations.

Napoleon, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

Napoleon, in Law and Politics

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