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When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.

P.J. O'Rourke Quotes

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You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.

Lyndon Johnson Quotes

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What is hateful to thyself do not do to another. That is the whole Law, the rest is Commentary.

Hillel Quotes

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Never befriend the oppressed unless you are prepared to take on the oppressor.

Ogden Nash Quotes

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Political scientists almost everywhere have promoted the expansion of government power. They have functioned as the clergy of oppression.

Rudolph Rummel Quotes

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A politician will always tip off his true belief by stating the opposite at the beginning of the sentence. For maximum comprehension, do not start listening until the first clause is concluded. Begin instead at the word "but" which begins the second, or active, clause. This is the way to tell a liberal from a conservative -- before they tell you. Thus: "I have always believed in a strong national defense, second to none, but ... " (a liberal, about to propose a $20 billion defense cut).

Frank Mankiewicz Quotes

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All revolutions...have been led by persons who knew oppression well, but not on their own skin.

Primo Levi Quotes

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The right to be let alone is the underlying principle of the Constitution's Bill of Rights.

Erwin N. Griswold Quotes

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...there is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.

Dwight Eisenhower Quotes

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I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.

Fred Allen Quotes

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Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

Ronald Reagan Quotes

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Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.

Frank Borman Quotes

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A good cause can become bad if we fight for it with means that are indiscriminately murderous. A bad cause can become good if enough people fight for it in a spirit of comradeship and self-sacrifice. In the end it is how you fight, as much as why you fight, that makes your cause good or bad.

Freeman Dyson Quotes

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Oh! Duty is an icy shadow. It will freeze you. It cannot fill the heart's sanctuary.

Augusta Jane Evans Quotes

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What is possible is our highest duty.

William E. Mclaren Quotes

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There is nothing an economist should fear so much as applause.

Herbert Marshall Quotes

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It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this.

Alexander Herzen Quotes

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Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Lord Acton Quotes

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Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Kahlil Gibran Quotes

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Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.

Thomas Hobbes Quotes

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The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office.

Herbert Hoover Quotes

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Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.

Henry A. Kissinger Quotes

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He has been called a mediocre man; but this is unwarranted flattery. He was a politician of monumental littleness.

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

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Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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This case is wholly without merit both factually and legally. (US District Judge in commenting on the Fox network lawsuit against Al Franken's book).

Denny Chin Quotes

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