I was perusing the innernetz for something and stumbled upon some other things that struck my interest…  So, me being me, I couldn't let the shiny thing go without first examining it!

"If you don't read the paper, you are uninformed.  If you do read the paper, you are misinformed." – Mark Twain

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government." – Thomas Jefferson

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." – Thomas Jefferson

"Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong." - Richard Armour

"There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle." – Alexis de Tocqueville

"We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate." – Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

"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." – Albert Einstein

"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

"What is conservatism?  Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?" – Abraham Lincoln

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." – Plato

"Truth is not determined by majority vote." – Doug Gwyn

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." – Ernest Benn

"We have, I fear, confused power with greatness." – Stewart Udall

"Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks." – Doug Larson

"Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other." – Oscar Ameringer

"Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party." - Winston Churchill

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." – Aesop

"It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected.  The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen." - George E. MacDonald

"Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least." – Robert Byrne

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