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Welfare State

Different because everyone can't be on the dole

Welfare State thanks to Jim Serritella

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Diplomacy: Lying in state. - Oliver Herford

Jazz is democracy in music. - Wynton Marsalis

Politics is an inexact science. - Otto von Bismarck

The bad guys always get a vote. - Navy saying

Politics makes strange postmasters. - Kin Hubbard

Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. - John Adams

The gun is not out of Irish politics. - Ian Paisley

Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs. - Isaiah Berlin

All government, of course, is against liberty. - H L Mencken

We are all of us the worse for too much liberty. - Terence

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you. - Ralph Nader

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. - George Jean Nathan

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. - George Bernard Shaw

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. - Charles de Gaulle

There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress. - Mark Twain

For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program. - Bob Wells

Men are governed only by serving them; the rule is without exception. - V. Cousin

Politics is a profession where the paths of glory lead but to the gravy. - Billy Boy Franklin

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. - Henry Kissinger

Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will. - Mikhail Bakunin

If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers. - Frederick The Great

Government can't give us anything without depriving us of something else. - Henry Hazlitt

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. - Abraham Lincoln

I do have a political agenda. It's to have as few regulations as possible. - Dan Quayle

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. - Jacob Bronowski

Democracy used to be a good thing, but now it has gotten into the wrong hands. - Jesse Helms

Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like. - Bertrand Russell

A filmmaker we almost lost to politics... my friend and colleague, Warren Beatty. - Jack Nicholson

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power. - Aldous Huxley

Either the government will be given to us or we shall seize it by marching on Rome. - Benito Mussolini

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism. - Bill Moyers

Everyone wants to eat at the government's table, but nobody wants to do the dishes. - Werner Finck

I learned a long time ago in Hollywood that the only person I should vote for is myself. - Jack Nicholson

Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me. - Harry S Truman

We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital. - Horace Mann

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight. - John F Kennedy

Politics is for people who have a passion for changing life but lack a passion for living it. - Tom Robbins

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. - Mark Twain

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. - Thomas Jefferson

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity. - Irving Kristol

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. - P.J. O'Rourke

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. - Thomas Paine

Its success lies in the fact that it's an insurance plan, not an investment plan or a welfare plan. - James Roosevelt

Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support. - Mikhail Gorbachev

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave. - Henry Brougham

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. - Will Rogers

I don't look for much to come out of government ownership as long as we have Democrats and Republicans. - Kin Hubbard

When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. - George Pataki

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government. - Donald Trump

Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism. - Claude McKay

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Milton Friedman

Love, like democracy, can survive almost any attack - except neglect, indifference and maybe an arrow in the back. - Unknown

Harold MacMillan is a very intelligent man, who, as so often happens in politics, achieved supreme power too late. - Malcolm Muggeridge

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are. - Cal Thomas

The business of government is to keep the government out of business - that is, unless business needs government aid. - Will Rogers

If the government was as afraid of disturbing the consumer as it is of disturbing business, this would be some democracy. - Kin Hubbard

Very few of these panic-mongers have any personal knowledge of the countries that are already under blackshirt government. - Lord Rothermere

A democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates. - Gore Vidal

It was revealed in a government survey published today that the Prime Minister is doing the work of two men, Laurel and Hardy. - Ronnie Corbett

I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay? It's, like, incredible. - Donald Trump

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale. - John W. Gardner

Our ancestors believed in magic, prayers, trickery, browbeating and bullying. I think it would be fair to sum that up as 'Irish politics'. - Flann O'Brien

In politics, as in womanizing, failure is decisive. It sheds its retrospective gloom on earlier endeavor which at the time seemed full of promise. - Malcolm Muggeridge


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