Law and Politics
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In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.
Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
When skunks duel, wind direction is everything.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
It is perfectly true that the government is best which governs least. It is equally true that the government is best which provides most.
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.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
Those who rule the symbols rule us.
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Politics is the means by which the will of the few becomes the will of the many.
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a bit longer.
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.