Aphorisms : Part 4

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.                     Edmund Burke    ******************************************************************

The buck stops here.   Harry S. Truman  ******************************************

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.   Niccolo Machiavelli  ********************************************

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

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.  Emiliano Zapata *********

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.   John Adams  ****************************************************

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything.  I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency.  This makes me forever ineligible for any public office.  H. L. Mencken  **************************************************

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.  Napoleon Bonaparte   ***********************

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.  Henry Brooks Adams  *****************

One man with courage is a majority.  Thomas Jefferson  ***************************

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. George Jean Nathan  ****

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning, but without understanding.  Louis D. Brandeis  **************************

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