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Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The people must fight for their laws as for their walls.

Heraclitus, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (1214 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.

Edouard Herriot, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (837 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by James Menzies

Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see Paradise as Hell; and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as Paradise.

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, in Law and Politics

Mein Kampf (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (299 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

Adolf Hitler, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Justice is incidental to law and order.

J. Edgar Hoover, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.

Oscar Ameringer, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (298 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.

Simon Cameron, in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (327 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Albert Camus, in Law and Politics and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (130 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Vote early and vote often.

Al Capone, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (276 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is people who live by the rules that are always hoping to get them changed.

Robert Harbison, 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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (900 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (1408 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Law and Politics and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

How can you expect to govern a country that has two hundred and forty-six kinds of cheese?

Charles de Gaulle, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.

Kahlil Gibran, in Law and Politics

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