"I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power."
"Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one."
"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them."
"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
"Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what it is you want to hear."
"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied."
"There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle."
"All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field."
"Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others."
"Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."
"What luck for rulers, that men do not think."
"I met someone on the street who said wasn't it great that we're going to have a movie star for president, that it was so Pop, and (laughs) when you think about it like that, it is great, it's so American."
"A war for a great principle ennobles a nation."
"Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers."
"The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process."
"The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does."
"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
"Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing."
"They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men."
"In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant."
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