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Law and Politics

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Commenttiny.ag/3hmwb2tb  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/czhkruer  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/m9k0otpw  ·   Fair (854 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

George Orwell, 1984, in Law and Politics

1984 (paperback)

Commenttiny.ag/s0wufote  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Thomas Paine, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/3ygthmd0  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.

Laurence J. Peter, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/xyjkqvgn  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politician: From the Greek "poly" ("many") and the French "tête" ("head" or "face," as in "tête-à-tête": head to head or face to face). Hence "polytetien," a person of two or more faces.

Martin Pitt, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/zlqsqb5b  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Legislators: Rape their wives and do two years. Kill their children and do five years. Steal their money and kiss your ass goodbye.

L. R. Powell, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/0ssbygzn  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.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

Commenttiny.ag/yosfdtrk  ·   Fair (172 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/tg5j4hni  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/tislbrzv  ·   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)

Commenttiny.ag/dgoltuy5  ·   Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Benjamin J. Montalbano, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/yx6rgpvi  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.

H. H. Munro, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/otl52twf  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/egbcyknm  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Napoleon, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/ihlpkath  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Napoleon, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/lkzomlnc  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

George Jean Nathan, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/rzbaoshp  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Crime does not pay... as well as politics.

A. E. Newman, in Law and Politics

Commenttiny.ag/5nmog9yu  ·   Fair (800 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, in Law and Politics

Beyond Good and Evil (paperback)

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