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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/jx4okg6p  ·   Fair (1050 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Michael A. Loduha

When skunks duel, wind direction is everything.

Michael A. Loduha, (on environmental factors in legal cases vs. the attorneys' skills; from a lecture series), in Law and Politics

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/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/nqhblasx  ·   Fair (162 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is perfectly true that the government is best which governs least. It is equally true that the government is best which provides most.

Walter Lippmann, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/raffprlg  ·   Fair (318 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.

Abraham Lincoln, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/3klonk4i  ·   Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Abraham Lincoln, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/sneiqva0  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.

Lao Tsu, 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

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/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/jy8gye2w  ·   Fair (768 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who rule the symbols rule us.

Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/r1fscizb  ·   Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

Henry Kissinger, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/vruohmzb  ·   Fair (671 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is the means by which the will of the few becomes the will of the many.

Howard Koch, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/gcsjx97v  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a bit longer.

Henry Kissinger, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/7u0qrtca  ·   Fair (1385 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Sugar

If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.

Thomas Jefferson, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/64hrko9k  ·   Fair (1211 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson, in Law and Politics