"Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers."
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"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."
"The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination."
"Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government."
"The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're letting the worst patients run the place."
"The monarchy is a labor intensive industry."
"An ambassador is an honest person sent to lie abroad for their country."
"A graceful and pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation."
"God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses."
"Beauty and grace command the world."
"I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true."
"If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world."
"My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back."
"One eye witness is better than ten hear sayers."
"At every word a reputation dies."
"And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too."
"Gossiping and lying go hand in hand."
"A malignant sore throat is a danger, a malignant throat not sore is worse."
"Your friend has a friend; don't tell him."
"Sight before hearsay."
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