A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on freedom, learning, maxims, people, politicians, and water

Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

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A Quote by Sir Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier of Brighton on politicians and time

We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are-politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings.

Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989)

Source: Olivier on Acting in New York Times, 26 Oct 1986.

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A Quote by Larry Hagman on automobiles and politicians

My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.

Larry Hagman

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A Quote by Larry L. Taylor on babies, needs, politicians, and reason

Politicians are like baby diapers. They need to be changed frequently - and for the same reason!

Larry L. Taylor

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on country, mankind, politicians, and service

And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Part ii. Chap. vii. Voyage to Brobdingnag.

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A Quote by John J. Miller on belief, change, economics, judgment, laws, lawyers, police, politicians, religion, slavery, society, and words

Laws are only words, words written on paper, words that change on society's whim and are interpreted differently daily by politicians, lawyers, judges, and policemen. Anyone who believes that all laws should always be obeyed would have made a fine slave catcher. Anyone who believes that all laws are applied equally, despite race, religion, or economic status, is a fool.

John J. Miller

Source: And Hope to Die (in Jokertown Shuffle Wild Cards IX)

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A Quote by John Adams on danger, difficulty, mankind, politicians, problems, and present

If there is ever an amelioration of the condition of mankind, philosophers, theologians, legislators, politicians and moralists will find that the regulation of the press is the most difficult, dangerous and important problem they have to resolve. Mankind cannot now be governed without it, nor at present with it.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Letter to James Lord, February 11, 1815.

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A Quote by James Freeman Clarke on elections, generations, and politicians

A politician thinks of the next election, a statesman, of the next generation.

James Freeman Clarke (1810 - 1888)

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A Quote by James Dale Davidson on dependence, justice, money, politicians, soul, and taxes

The politicians don't just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless.

James Dale Davidson

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A Quote by Ivern Ball on politicians

A politician is a person who can make waves and then make you think he's the only one who can save the ship.

Ivern Ball

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