Quotes tagged with 'government'
I am a "conspiracy theorist". I believe men and women of wealth and power conspire. If you don't think so, then you are what is called "an idiot". If you believe stuff but fear the label, you are what is called "a coward".
Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
—Henry Steele Commager
Politics and crime are the same thing.
—Michael Corleone / The Godfather
Among many pernicious notions of our time, perhaps the most dangerous is the idea, sometimes implied and sometimes expressed, that life is more or less a lottery. That we are less masters of our fate than corks floating in a sea of luck. Or, even more absurd, that most of us are victims of some kind, and therefore in desperate need of others to protect us against a world of predators and against our own gullibility.
—Mitch Daniels / ex-governor of Indiana
The purpose of government is for those who run it to plunder those who do not.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / Sherlock Holmes
Once a mystery girl, always a mystery girl. A true detective through and through.
—Nancy E. Drew / Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
I know not with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.