Law and Politics
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Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -- it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.
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.
It is people who live by the rules that are always hoping to get them changed.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
How can you expect to govern a country that has two hundred and forty-six kinds of cheese?
He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
A learned County Court judge in a book of memoirs recently said that the overwhelming amount of his time on the bench was taken up "with people who are persuaded by persons whom they do not know to enter into contracts that they do not understand to purchase goods that they do not want with money that they have not got."
It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.
Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.
Corruption is no stranger to Washington; it is a famous resident.
Jury: Twelve people who determine which client has the better lawyer.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never her age.