The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.
H. L. Mencken
A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
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