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    Take a stab at this. The field is rich with quotes from your favorite authors. I'll start.
    *Direct Quotes Only Please

    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
    ― Benjamin Franklin

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    Douglas Adams, So Long And Thanks For All The Fish, 1984

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    "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."

    --Lyndon B. Johnson
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    I know loads of these but I'll keep it to my top three....

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

    "It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress." - Mark Twain

    "If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner." - H.L. Mencken
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    The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.

    - Churchill

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    Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it. Ignorance may deride it. Malice may distort it. But there it is. - Winston Churchill.

    I should think it was hardly possible to state the opposite of the truth with more precision. Winston Churchill
     

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    "Better never means better for everyone... It always means worse, for some.”

    --Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
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    --- "it's not what you look at that matters.., it's what you see.." HDT

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    “Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.” -- Winston Churchill
     

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    "Act like a dumbshit and they'll treat you like an equal."

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    "You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership"

    "A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both"


    Eisenhower
     

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    “No, no, I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you.”


    "Now, as a nation, we don't promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make it. That's an essential promise of America. Where you start should not determine where you end up."
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    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
     

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    “Responsibility is a unique concept... You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you... If responsibility is rightfully yours, no evasion, or ignorance or passing the blame can shift the burden to someone else. Unless you can point your finger at the man who is responsible when something goes wrong, then you have never had anyone really responsible.”

    ― Hyman G. Rickover

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt
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    "Winston, you're drunk!"

    "Yes madam, I am. And you are ugly. But in the morning I shall be sober."
     

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    "You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit." ~ Demosthenes

    "A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person." ~ Dave Barry
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    Remember you must attribute your orig. POLITICAL quote(s).

    About Edgar J Hoover "I'd rather have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in"

    – Lyndon B. Johnson

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    "I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." ~ Abraham Lincoln

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    https://online.hillsdale.edu/document.doc?id=355 ~ Pericles (via Thucydides)
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    Wow, I never new Churchill was such a pistol. :)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Jacobs View Post

    “I should think it was hardly possible to state the opposite of the truth with more precision.” Winston Churchill
    To put this in context I should explain that it is not permissible to use the word "liar" or call someone a "liar" in the British Parliament.
     

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