|When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.|
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|As a species we’re fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion? – Stephen King
– Stephen King (1947-)
|Political language — and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists — is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
– George Orwell (1903-1950)
|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.|
|Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
– Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)
|A statesman cannot create anything himself. He must wait and listen until he hears the steps of God sounding through events; then leap up and grasp the hem of his garment.
– Otto von Bismark (1815-1898)
|Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.|
|Of all sciences there is none where first appearances are more deceitful than in politics.
– David Hume (1711-1776)
|The fundamental article of my political creed is that despotism, or unlimited sovereignty, or absolute power, is the same in a majority of a popular assembly, an aristocratic council, an oligarchical junto, and a single emperor.
– John Adams (1735-1826)
|That man is more of a political animal than bees or any other gregarious animals is evident. Nature, as we often say, makes nothing in vain, and man is the only animal whom she has endowed with the gift of speech.
– Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)
|One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
|A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)