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tiny.ag/xyjkqvgn  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politician: From the Greek "poly" ("many") and the French "tête" ("head" or "face," as in "tête-à-tête": head to head or face to face). Hence "polytetien," a person of two or more faces.

Martin Pitt, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/0c4jaqsc  ·   Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.

Oscar Ameringer, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/3ygthmd0  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.

Laurence J. Peter, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/lanadgxk  ·   Fair (144 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.

Henry Cate, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/qmh4jgbw  ·   Fair (130 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Vote early and vote often.

Al Capone, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/bncpxtdu  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm very critical of the U.S., but get me outside the country and all of a sudden I can't bring myself to say one nasty thing about the U.S.

Saul Alinsky, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/e97mpzt2  ·   Fair (327 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Albert Camus, in Law and Politics and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gu6tloek  ·   Fair (298 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.

Simon Cameron, in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

tiny.ag/toiqhdlg  ·   Fair (405 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

David Broder, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/nsami72o  ·   Fair (1208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

tiny.ag/vdyroj5m  ·   Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?

Bertolt Brecht, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/7pr2vmql  ·   Fair (353 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Edward Wayne Blakeman

Nowadays it's not as important for voters to know what a politician has done as what he or she hasn't done.

Edward Blakeman, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/hjlqxeds  ·   Fair (337 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.

Christian Nevell Bovee, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/ywjorl1b  ·   Fair (394 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When the government fears the people, we have liberty. When the people fear the government, we have tyranny.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

tiny.ag/h54z3wxd  ·   Fair (968 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Voters are people who have the God-given right to decide who will waste their money for them.

Unknown, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/6e8jdhxa  ·   Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/k5imoxc2  ·   Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Mollison's Bureaucracy Hypothesis: If an idea can survive a bureaucratic review and be implemented it wasn't worth doing.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/wsz5lkjo  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.... While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/bjyoe8up  ·   Fair (275 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.

Unknown, in Law and Politics

tiny.ag/1kbmhsw6  ·   Fair (707 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In politics people work hard to get a job and do little after they get it.

Unknown, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics