Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
-- H. L. Mencken
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson
Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
-- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
-- Thomas Jefferson