Law and Politics
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I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it.
I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
There exists among humans no natural authority, only that established for convenience.
Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
Politician: From the Greek "poly" ("many") and the French "tÃªte" ("head" or "face," as in "tÃªte-Ã -tÃªte": head to head or face to face). Hence "polytetien," a person of two or more faces.
Legislators: Rape their wives and do two years. Kill their children and do five years. Steal their money and kiss your ass goodbye.
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock.