"Speaking truth to power makes no sense. There's no point in speaking the truth to Henry Kissinger -- he knows it already. Instead, speak truth to the powerless -- or better with the powerless. Then they'll act to dismantle illegitimate power."
--- Noam Chomsky, 1996
"A Conservative...is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others."
--- Ambrose Bierce
"Don't expect thanks for a job well done. That is taken care of by the person who brings around your paycheck."
--- "Brutal Truths" Esquire magazine, July, 1976
"There's honest graft, and I'm an example of how it works. I might sum it up the whole thing by sayin' "I seen my opportunities and i took 'em."
--- Senator Plunkitt of Tammany Hall
(Editor's Note: Assembled in St. Louis by Wilson....pictured above, seated, Sen. George Washington Plunkitt.)