(Of his nemesis, the late former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover)It's better to have him inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (1808 - 1973)
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Contributed by: CajunGypsy
The Organization of American States couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.
Contributed by: Dr. Ron
We often say how impressive power is. But I do not find it impressive at all. The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. They are necessary symbols. They protect what we cherish.
Contributed by: Zaady
While you're saving your face, you're losing your ass.
In 1790, the nation which had fought taxation without representation discovered that some of its citizens weren't much happier about taxation with representation.
If two men agree on everything, you can be sure one of them is doing the thinking.
You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.
If we must disagree, let's disagree without being disagreeable.
I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
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