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Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.

Damn your principles! Stick to your party.

Damned Neuters, in their Middle way of Steering, Are neither Fish, nor Flesh, nor good Red Herring.

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.

Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

Did you ever see that painting the Mona Lisa. It always reminds me of a reporter listening to a politician.

Dirksen's Three Laws of Politics: 1. Get elected. 2. Get re-elected. 3. Don't get mad, get even.

Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?

El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans... I have heard a single voice.

Elections in L.A. are so different. Here you've got politicians with phony smiles making false promises to voters with fake boobs and bad toupees.

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.

For my part, though I like the investigation of particular questions, I give up what is called "the science of political economy." - There is no such science. - There are no rules on these subjects, so fixed and invariable, that their aggregate constitutes a science. - I have recently run over twenty volumes, from Adam Smith to Professor Dew, and from the whole if I were to pick out with one hand all the mere truisms, and with the other all the doubtful propositions, little would be left.

Forgiving is all; forgetting is another thing.

Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is.

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.


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