Hate speech, n. Speech you hate.
In ’37 Stalin made a hash
Of party loyalists and army brass.
Decimation: One in ten are shot.
What’s the word when one in ten are not?
The bore is the tyrant consigned to private life.
There can be no tyranny without opacity.
Every party looks its best out of power.
Love has done nothing to stop wars, but marriage has prevented quite a few.
In politics you can be right as long as you don’t care if you win, or win as long as you don’t care if you’re right.
Hot and cold countries should never share a currency.
Government by laws, not men, is the bureaucratic principle.
Taxes, regarded as the price of indifference, are a bargain.
Tardiness is the rudeness of kings, and punctuality the necessary politeness of their subjects.