In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
more Sir Winston Churchill quotes
In finance, everything that is agreeable is unsound.
more Winston Churchill quotes
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.
more Marcus Tullius Cicero quotes
When you have no basis for argument, abuse the plaintiff.
more Marcus Tullius Cicero quotes
Perhaps Communists had wormed their way so deeply into our government on both the working and planning levels that they were able to exercise an inordinate degree of power in shaping the course of America in the dangerous postwar era. I could not help wondering and worrying whether we were faced with open enemies across the conference table and hidden enemies who sat with us in our most secret councils.
more General Mark Clark quotes
You know, by the time you become the leader of a country, someone else makes all the decisions. ... You may find you can get away with virtual presidents, virtual prime ministers, virtual everything.
more Bill Clinton quotes
There's just no such thing as truth when it comes to him. He just says whatever sounds good and worries about it after the election.
more Bill Clinton quotes
We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans...
more Bill Clinton quotes
The other thing we have to do is to take seriously the role in this problem of...older men who prey on underage women...There are consequences to decisions and...one way or the other, people always wind up being held accountable.
more Bill Clinton quotes
Every time Bush talks about trust it makes chills run up and down my spine. The way he has trampled on the truth is a travesty of the American political system.
more Bill Clinton quotes
It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is.
more Bill Clinton quotes
The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people.
more Bill Clinton quotes
It depends on what the meaning of the word is. If the– if he– if "is" means is and never has been, that is not– that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement.... Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true.
more Bill Clinton quotes
No one wants to get this (Lewinsky) matter behind us more than I do, except maybe all the rest of the American people,
more Bill Clinton quotes
This is revolution in reaction, as well as in radicalism, and Toryism speaking a jargon of law and order may often be a graver menace to liberty than radicalism bellowing the empty phrases of the soapbox demagogue.
more Frank I. Cobb quotes
Precisely in proportion to our own intellectual weakness will be our credulity as to those mysterious powers assumed by others.
more Charles Caleb Colton quotes
We consistently have adhered to the principle that the will of the people is the paramount consideration. Our goal today…[is] to reach the result that reflects the will of the voters…. The laws are intended to facilitate and safeguard the right of each voter to express his or her will in the context of our representative democracy. Technical statutory requirements must not be exalted over the substance of this right.
more Florida Supreme Court quotes
It is discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
more Noel Coward quotes
There is a de facto “secret government” operating nationally and internationally and involved in the highest circles of the U.S. government, exercising an impact over domestic policies and economics ranging between extreme influence to, at times, outright control. This extreme influence to outright control naturally includes the Presidency. The de facto “secret government,” much of whose intellectual—and financial—muscle are to be found in the New York office of the CFR, the great tax-free foundations, and certain international firms and corporations.
more Mike Culbert quotes
It takes a long time to understand nothing.
more Edward Dahlberg quotes
Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to. 
more Theodore Dalrymple quotes
Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.
more Frank Dane quotes
I have never seen more senators express discontent with their jobs. ... I think the major cause is that, deep down in our hearts, we have been accomplices to doing something terrible and unforgivable to this wonderful country. Deep down in our hearts, we know that we have bankrupted America and that we have given our children a legacy of bankruptcy. ... We have defrauded our country to get ourselves elected.
more John C. Danforth quotes
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
more Charles de Gaulle quotes
The more one considers the matter, the clearer it becomes that redistribution is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State.
more Bertrand de Jouvenel quotes
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
more François Duc de La Rochefoucauld quotes
No one has ever succeeded in keeping nations at war except by lies.
more Salvador de Madariaga quotes
The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.
more Charles-Louis De Secondat quotes
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
more Charles-Louis De Secondat quotes
The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.
more Alexis de Tocqueville quotes
There are all kinds of devices invented for the protection and preservation of countries: defensive barriers, forts, trenches, and the like... But prudent minds have as a natural gift one safeguard which is the common possession of all, and this applies especially to the dealings of democracies. What is this safeguard? Skepticism. This you must preserve. This you must retain. If you can keep this, you need fear no harm.
more Demosthenes quotes
The reality is, if we tell the truth, we only have to tell the truth once. If you lie, you have to keep lying forever.
more Rabbi Wayne Dosick quotes
A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest form of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal in satisfying his vices. And it all comes from lying to others and to yourself.
more Fyodor Dostoyevsky quotes
The most may err as grossly as the few.
more John Dryden quotes
Of all the tyrannies on human kind / the worst is that which persecutes the mind.
more John Dryden quotes
Rogues are preferable to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest.
more Alexandre Dumas quotes
Hamilton's whole monetary policy is based on unconstitutional grounds and unsound reasoning, and fraudulent statements. His policies were fought through the whole public career of Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Randolph and many another truly great lovers of Republican Government. His policies have proved to be more destructive of our independent and democratic form of government than the old subjugation of the Colonies by Great Britain. The deliberations in Congress over Hamilton's Bank Bill, and the opinions of members of The Cabinet show the intensity of feeling between the private money interests and those supporting the Constitution. History records that the “money changers” have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance.
more Olive Cushing Dwinell quotes
One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with the environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole. We redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy.
more Ottmar Edenhofer quotes
The modern susceptibility to conformity and obedience to authority indicates that the truth endorsed by authority is likely to be accepted as such by a majority of the people.
more David Edwards quotes
In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
more Desiderius Erasmus quotes
Propaganda is persuading people to make up their minds while withholding some of the facts from them.
more Harold Evans quotes
The government deficit is the difference between the amount of money the government spends and the amount it has the nerve to collect.
more Sam Ewing quotes
Man is deeply vulnerable when faced with overwhelming evil. Instead of consolidating his energy to fight it, he wastes valuable time and effort puzzling over it, insisting it is not, cannot possibly be, what it seems.
more Konnilyn G. Feig quotes
The world wishes to be deceived.
more Sebastian Franck quotes
The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes
more Justice Felix Frankfurter quotes
But what madness must it be to run in debt for these superfluities! We are offered, by the terms of this vendue, six months' credit; and that perhaps has induced some of us to attend it, because we cannot spare the ready money, and hope now to be fine without it. But, ah, think what you do when you run in debt; you give to another power over your liberty. If you cannot pay at the time, you will be ashamed to see your creditor; you will be in fear when you speak to him, you will make poor pitiful sneaking excuses, and by degrees come to lose you veracity, and sink into base downright lying; for, as Poor Richard says, the second vice is lying, the first is running in debt. And again to the same purpose, lying rides upon debt's back.
more Benjamin Franklin quotes
Your creditor has authority at his pleasure to deprive you of your liberty, by confining you in gaol for life, or to sell you for a servant, if you should not be able to pay him! When you have got your bargain, you may, perhaps, think little of payment; but creditors, Poor Richard tells us, have better memories than debtors, and in another place says, creditors are a superstitious sect, great observers of set days and times. The day comes round before you are aware, and the demand is made before you are prepared to satisfy it. Or if you bear your debt in mind, the term which at first seemed so long, will, as it lessens, appear extreamly short. Time will seem to have added wings to his heels as well as shoulders.
more Benjamin Franklin quotes
Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery.
more Buckminster Fuller quotes
Notice how some people even try to put socialists on the 'left' and fascists on the 'right' ... and then trap you into accepting the bizarre and evil notion that freedom is somehow a 'compromise' between, or a combination of, two allegedly 'opposite' collectivist extremes. This, of course, is absurd on its face, and actually leaves limited-government advocacy and the essence of freedom totally off the chart out of the picture.
more Rick Gaber quotes
The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.
more John Kenneth Galbraith quotes
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