August 27, 1949:
A Hall of Fame opened to honor outstanding members of the
Womens Air Corp. It was a WAC's Museum.
Grover Cleveland, though constantly at loggerheads with the
Senate, got on better with the House of Representatives. A popular
story circulating during his presidency concerned the night he was
roused by his wife crying, "Wake up! I think there are burglars in the
"No, no, my dear," said the president sleepily, "in the Senate maybe,
but not in the House."
Grub first, then ethics.
-- Bertolt Brecht
Hark ye, Clinker, you are a most notorious offender. You stand convicted of
sickness, hunger, wretchedness, and want.
-- Tobias Smollet
Has the great art and mystery of politics no apparent utility? Does it
appear to be unqualifiedly ratty, raffish, sordid, obscene and low down,
and its salient virtuosi a gang of umitigated scoundrels? Then let us
not forget its high capacity to soothe and tickel the midriff, its
incomparable services as a maker of entertainment.
-- H.L. Mencken, "A Carnival of Buncombe"
Have you noticed the way people's intelligence capabilities decline
sharply the minute they start waving guns around?
-- Dr. Who
He didn't run for reelection. "Politics brings you into contact with all
the people you'd give anything to avoid," he said. "I'm staying home."
-- Garrison Keillor, "Lake Wobegone Days"
He is the best of men who dislikes power.
He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself.
He thinks the Gettysburg Address is where Lincoln lived.
-- Wanda, "A Fish Called Wanda"
He who attacks the fundamentals of the American broadcasting industry
attacks democracy itself.
-- William S. Paley, chairman of CBS
He who renders warfare fatal to all engaged in it will be the greatest
benefactor the world has yet known.
-- Sir Richard Burton
He who slings mud generally loses ground.
-- Adlai Stevenson
He's just a politician trying to save both his faces...
Hear me, my chiefs, I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the
sun now stands I Will Fight No More Forever.
-- Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
Here comes the orator, with his flood of words and his drop of reason.
History has much to say on following the proper procedures. From a history
of the Mexican revolution:
"Hidalgo was later defeated at Guadalajara. The rebel army was
captured on its way through the mountains. All were courtmartialed and
shot, except Hidalgo, because he was a priest. He was handed over to
the bishop of Durango who excommunicated him and returned him to the
army where he was then executed."
History is on our side (as long as we can control the historians).
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree on.
-- Napoleon Bonaparte, "Maxims"
History shows that the human mind, fed by constant accessions of knowledge,
periodically grows too large for its theoretical coverings, and bursts them
asunder to appear in new habiliments, as the feeding and growing grub, at
intervals, casts its too narrow skin and assumes another... Truly the imago
state of Man seems to be terribly distant, but every moult is a step gained.
-- Charles Darwin, from "Origin of the Species"
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have
exhausted all other alternatives.
-- Abba Eban
How can you govern a nation which has 246 kinds of cheese?
-- Charles de Gaulle
How is the world ruled, and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to
journalists, and they believe what they read.
-- Karl Kraus, "Aphorisms and More Aphorisms"
I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend
than be one.
-- Clarence Darrow
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