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The notion of a farseeing and despotic statesman, who can lay down plans for ages yet unborn, is a fancy generated by the pride of the human intellect to which facts give no support.

Walter Bagehot Quotes

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The direct use of physical force is so poor a solution to the problem of limited resources that it is commonly employed only by small children and great nations.

David Friedman Quotes

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A democratic despotism is like a theocracy: it assumes its own correctness.

Walter Bagehot Quotes

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An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

T. S. Eliot Quotes

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I should have had a circuitous answer that was a non-answer.

Geraldine A. Ferraro Quotes

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In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.

James William Fulbright Quotes

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Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.

R. Buckminster Fuller Quotes

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For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.

John W. Gardner Quotes

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I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Barry M. Goldwater Quotes

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If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.

Meg Greenfield Quotes

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We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.

Martin L. Gross Quotes

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Truth is not determined by majority vote.

Doug Gwyn Quotes

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Politics, n: Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites".

Larry Hardiman Quotes

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I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.

Gary Hart Quotes

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Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Nikita S. Khrushchev Quotes

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If you seek violence, we will seek to put you in jail.

Edward Koch Quotes

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The art of creation is older than the art of killing.

Edward Koch Quotes

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Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.

Doug Larson Quotes

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Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.

A. J. Liebling Quotes

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They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.

Clare Boothe Luce Quotes

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The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.

Neal Barnard, M.d. Quotes

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead Quotes

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The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.

Maureen Murphy Quotes

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Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

George Jean Nathan Quotes

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A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.

Albert Pike Quotes

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