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I'm the lamest lame duck there could be.

George C. Wallace Quotes

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Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

E. B. White Quotes

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A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.

Alfred E. Wiggam Quotes

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Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.

George F. Will Quotes

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Commencement speakers have a good deal in common with grandfather clocks: Standing usually some six feet tall, typically ponderous in construction, more traditional than functional, their distinction is largely their noisy communication of essentially commonplace information.

W. Willard Wirtz Quotes

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The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves.

Deng Xiaoping Quotes

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You better take advantage of the good cigars. You don't get much else in that job.

Thomas P. O'neill Quotes

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The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.

John Jay Chapman Quotes

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A political career brings out the basest qualities in human nature.

Lord Bryce Quotes

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There is no such thing as a nonpolitical speech by a politician.

Richard M. Nixon Quotes

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The political world is stimulating. It's the most interesting thing you can do. It beats following the dollar.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Quotes

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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed [and hence clamorous to be led to safety] by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken Quotes

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Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Charles de Gaulle Quotes

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I'm proud that I'm a politician. A politician is a man who understands government, and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead 10 or 15 years.

Harry S. Truman Quotes

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Politics makes strange bed-fellows.

Charles Dudley Warner Quotes

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Politics is the conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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Democracy: In which you say what you like and do what you're told.

Dave Barry Quotes

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We once worried that democracy could not survive if an undereducated populace knew too little. Now we worry if it can survive us knowing too much.

Robert Bianco Quotes

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The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

David Friedman Quotes

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The more I saw of foreign countries the more I loved my own.

De Delloy Quotes

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True patriots we; for be it understood we left our country for our country's good.

George Barrington Quotes

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No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Barbara Ehrenreich Quotes

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If school results were the key to power, girls would be running the world.

Sarah Boseley Quotes

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The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it.

Will Foley Quotes

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A criminal trial is like a Russian novel: it starts with exasperating slowness as the characters are introduced to a jury, then there are complications in the form of minor witnesses, the protagonist finally appears and contradictions arise to produce drama, and finally as both jury and spectators grow weary and confused the pace quickens, reaching its climax in passionate final argument.

Clifford Irving Quotes

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