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More Pungent Views

I’m not sure if all these comments about political responsibility fit as well as they should, but they all have a certain elan.

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Arena for Commitment Pungent Comments
7 Communal Needs The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.  Cicero (106 BCE–43 BCE)
6 Moral Institutions There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt. Niccolo Machiavelli (1469–1527)
Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.  Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)
5 The Public Interest Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. Groucho Marx (1890–1977)
4 Societal
Issues
The whole art of politics consists in directing rationally the irrationalities of men. Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)
3 Official Decisions Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. J.K. Galbraith (1908–2006)
2 Rule of Law When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)
The law, in its majestic quality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread. Anatole France (1844–1924)
1 Group Power Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln, US President 1861–65.

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Originally posted: August-2009.




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