„Opposition, n. In politics the party that prevents the Government from running amok by hamstringing it.“

—  Ambrose Bierce, livro The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary (1911)

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1842 - 1914

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„Recently one of the members of President Obama’s administration — in fact, several members of them — and they’re complaining about encryption. We’re going to have to have some laws to prevent these companies from encrypting things. It’s like, don’t you get it?…The encryption is a response to a government that’s gone and run amok, basically collecting our information.“

—  Rand Paul American politician, ophthalmologist, and United States Senator from Kentucky 1963

2015-05-20
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„Workers do not try to prevent employers from making contributions to political parties the workers do not support.“

—  Stanley Knowles Canadian politician 1908 - 1997

Fonte: The New Party - (1961), Chapter 9, Is Your Criticism Here?, p. 117

„[T]here is no campaign trick or spending level or candidate whisperer that can prevent a party from committing political suicide if it wants to.“

—  Mike Murphy (political consultant) American political consultant 1962

As quoted in "Debriefing Mike Murphy" https://www.weeklystandard.com/matt-labash/debriefing-mike-murphy (18 March 2016), by Matt Labash, The Weekly Standard
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„A country cannot solely rely on the government and opposition parties to solve all of the problems.“

—  Jiang Yi-huah Taiwanese politician 1960

Jiang Yi-huah (2017) cited in " Former premier wants to help youth go global http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2017/01/17/489623/Former-premier.htm" on The China Post, 17 January 2017

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„Are you inviting them to come and create trouble there by announcing that there is no police here so you can run amok safely?“

—  Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India 1950

2014
Contexto: I phoned Barkha and said, "Are you providing the address of this 'unprotected' bazaar to the rioting mobs? Are you inviting them to come and create trouble there by announcing that there is no police here so you can run amok safely?"

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„We have no leadership, no captain at the helm as it were. We are, in effect, being led from disaster to disaster by a headless horseman run amok with stuffed pockets and an empty conscience.“

—  Larisa Alexandrovna Ukrainian-American journalist, essayist, poet 1971

Mr. Bush, Go Cheney Yourself! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larisa-alexandrovna/mr-bush-go-cheney-yours_b_6528.html.

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„I will be running for senator as an independent and I have no plans of joining any political party.“

—  Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969

The Philippine Daily Inquirer http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/696814/ive-never-been-part-of-liberal-party-escudero
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„It would wreck the very foundation on which our political government is run … If you ever injected truth into politics you'd have no politics“

—  Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935

Nationally syndicated column number 31, A Few Shots of Scopolamin (15 July 1923), after meeting Robert E. House, who had proposed the use of scopolamine as a truth serum, in The Use of Scopolamine in Criminology (1922).
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Contexto: See they conducted experiments on convicts... I don't know on what grounds they reason a man in jail is a bigger liar than one out of jail... The chances are telling the truth is what got him there... It would be a big aid to humanity, but it will never be, for already the politicians are up in arms against it... It would wreck the very foundation on which our political government is run... If you ever injected truth into politics you'd have no politics … Even the ministers are denouncing it now … Humanity is not yet ready for either real truth or real harmony.

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„Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.“

—  Ambrose Bierce, livro The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary (1911)

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„Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line.“

—  Doris Lessing British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer 1919 - 2013

The Sunday Times, London (10 May 1992)
Contexto: Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this.

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„Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.“

—  Ambrose Bierce, livro The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
Contexto: Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

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„No Canadian government, whatever political party, will attempt to hinder the extension of the true principle of free trade all over the world“

—  Alexander Mackenzie 2nd Prime Minister of Canada 1822 - 1892

Speech The Banquet in Dundee July 13, 1875 - Speeches of Alexander Mackenzie during his recent visit...page 34

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