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tiny.ag/4yehmrsj  ·   Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All extremists should be taken out and shot.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/mghtjmlg  ·   Fair (221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anarchy may not be a better form of government, but it's better than no government at all.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/jjhww8cq  ·   Fair (183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.

Voltaire, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/f4xotdy1  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it.

Voltaire, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/kxvl7q1s  ·   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

tiny.ag/hgomu6th  ·   Fair (790 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/4awpxubp  ·   Fair (139 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Arthur Schopenhauer, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/phtkn2xv  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Jelaluddin Rumi, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/ts0c3ysu  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/flwibuot  ·   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

tiny.ag/czwb1kco  ·   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

tiny.ag/d7wzdup5  ·   Fair (273 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

John F. Kennedy, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/2flecxec  ·   Fair (344 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy, (inaugural speech, 1961), in Law and Politics and War and Peace

tiny.ag/uvkikrxz  ·   Fair (285 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

John F. Kennedy, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/knhyutua  ·   Fair (298 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

John F. Kennedy, in Law and Politics and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qk3eo0wc  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The status quo is the only solution that cannot be vetoed.

Clark Kerr, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/vdjyoa1u  ·   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

tiny.ag/e5isa1rp  ·   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

tiny.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

tiny.ag/atvevbqc  ·   Fair (62 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Nikita Khrushchev, in Law and Politics