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Law and Politics

163 aphorisms  ·  7 comments

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tiny.ag/v1p3a7wp  ·   Fair (177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man's nose begins.

Zechariah Chafee, "Freedom of Speech in Wartime", Harvard Law Review, vol. 32, pp. 932–957 (1919), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/c3fgjq70  ·   Fair (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Justice is incidental to law and order.

J. Edgar Hoover, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/kge2ejcq  ·   Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.

David Hume, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/uz9atcqm  ·   Fair (278 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

Hubert H. Humphrey, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/b5nmoo2s  ·   Fair (837 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by James Menzies

Mein Kampf (paperback)

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

tiny.ag/lctsfa7d  ·   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

tiny.ag/svgptnqb  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Heraclitus, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/xu5z217a  ·   Fair (299 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

Adolf Hitler, in Law and Politics

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/cuh1ej24  ·   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

tiny.ag/x8mhqa3j  ·   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

tiny.ag/7graufwl  ·   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

tiny.ag/lqgxtc5y  ·   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

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/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/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/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/4liye13x  ·   Fair (828 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Samuel Goldwyn, in Law and Politics