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tiny.ag/dnnrwvkr  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.

Adlai Stevenson, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/i6fve9yg  ·   Fair (114 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.

Adlai Stevenson, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/mvz0j45c  ·   Fair (162 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.

Caskie Stinnett, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/r8irgp4q  ·   Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.

I. F. Stone, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/gt1zngj3  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

There exists among humans no natural authority, only that established for convenience.

John Teeple, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/a1rdjbky  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

Harry S Truman, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/yuvqmpjc  ·   Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Harry S Truman, in Law and Politics

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

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Henry David Thoreau, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/0c4jaqsc  ·   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

tiny.ag/bncpxtdu  ·   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

tiny.ag/zxzulgcs  ·   Fair (368 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We cannot separate the air that chokes from the air upon which wings beat.

John Perry Barlow, 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/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/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/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/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/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/ig3zfjp4  ·   Fair (484 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

Winston Churchill, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/2hab70fi  ·   Fair (227 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any man under 30 who is not a liberal has no heart, and any man over 30 who is not a conservative has no brains.

Winston Churchill, 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