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"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
H. L. Mencken

"All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway."
Harry S. Truman

"Under democracy, one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule -and both commonly succeed, and are right."
H. L. Mencken

"It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms."
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

"You can hardly say boo to a goose in the House of Commons now without cries of "Ungentlemanly," "Not fair" and all the rest."
Harold MacMillan

"Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation."
Henry A. Kissinger

"He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers."
Henry B. Adams

"A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader."
Harry S. Truman

"In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican."
H. L. Mencken

"The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office."
Herbert Hoover

"The accursed power which stands on Privilege (And goes with Women, and Champagne, and Bridge) Broke - and Democracy resumed her reign: (Which goes with Bridge, and Women and Champagne)."
Hilaire Belloc

"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right."
Isaac Asimov

"When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers."
Imelda Marcos

"This is an era of violent peace."
James D. Watkins

"If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking 'Do you want fries with that?'"
John Cleese

"Justice is incidental to law and order."
J. Edgar Hoover

"You have not converted a man because you have silenced him."
John Morley

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
John Kenneth Galbraith

"Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative."
John Kenneth Galbraith

"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives."
John Stuart Mill

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