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"Loyalty to the country, always; loyalty to the government, when it deserves it."

Mark Twain Politics

"War is, at first, like a young girl with whom every man desires to flirt. And at the last, it is an old woman. All who meet her feel grieved and hurt."

Samuel ha-Nagid Poet War

In a eulogy for Jack Benny given by Bob Hope.

"...he was eternally stingy. He only gave us 80 years."

Bob Hope Eulogy

"Many of us would be in no political party at all if we could get someone elected that way."

Libertarian Party Member

Unknown Politics

"When the Government fears the people, there is liberty.  When the people fear the Government, there is tyranny.”

Thomas Jefferson Politics

“…I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny known to the mind of man."

Thomas Jefferson Politics

"The sword of the law should never fall but on those whose guilt is so apparent as to be pronounced by their friends as well as foes."

Thomas Jefferson Justice

"Unless justice be done to others it will not be done to us."

Woodrow Wilson Justice

"There is only one force in the nation that can be depended upon to keep the government pure and the governors honest, and that is the people themselves. They alone, if well informed, are capable of preventing the corruption of power, and of restoring the nation to its rightful course if it should go astray. They alone are the safest depository of the ultimate powers of government."

Thomas Jefferson America, Politics, Justice

"When they took the fourth amendment, I was silent because I don't deal drugs.

When they took the sixth amendment, I kept quiet because I know I'm innocent.

When they took the second amendment, I said nothing  because I don't own a gun.

Now they've come for the first amendment, and I can't say anything at all.”

Tim Freeman Justice, America, Politics

“If you see injustice and say nothing, you have taken the side of the oppressor."

Desmund Tutu Justice, Politics, Power