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A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965)

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
Laurence J. Peter

An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.
Simon Cameron

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

Experience is what you got by not having it when you need it.

The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible.
Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

If we were directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should all want bread.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.
George Orwell - Animal Farm

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
George Orwell

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
Karl Marx