In Lieu Of Flowers

His last wish - for what it’s unworth



Last request of Donald Charles Unsworth

Published in the Rome (GA) News Tribune

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Politics is an inexact science. - Otto von Bismarck

Man is by nature a political animal. - Aristotle

Crime does not pay as well as politics. - Alfred E. Newman

In politics an absurdity is not a handicap. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Every country has the government it deserves. - Joseph de Maistre

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. - R Buckminster Fuller

Government is an endless pursuit of new ways to tax. - Unknown

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory. - John Kenneth Galbraith

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party. - Herbert Hoover

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does. - Groucho Marx

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity. - Albert Einstein

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H L Mencken

A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top. - James Reston

An honest man in politics shines more than he would elsewhere. - Mark Twain

We have the best government in the world... that money can buy. - Mark Twain

The most important political office is that of the private citizen. - Louis D. Brandeis

For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program. - Bob Wells

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. - Henry Kissinger

I do have a political agenda. It's to have as few regulations as possible. - Dan Quayle

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. - Theodore White

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism. - Bill Moyers

Everyone wants to eat at the government's table, but nobody wants to do the dishes. - Werner Finck

Of all the tasks of government, the most basic is to protect its citizens from violence. - John Foster Dulles

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight. - John F Kennedy

Ronald Reagan knew who he was. Barack Obama is still working through that equation politically. - Joe Scarborough

I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling. - Steve Irwin

Good thing we've still got politics in Texas - finest form of free entertainment ever invented. - Molly Ivins

Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support. - Mikhail Gorbachev

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. - Theodor Adorno

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are. - Cal Thomas

If the government was as afraid of disturbing the consumer as it is of disturbing business, this would be some democracy. - Kin Hubbard

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Very few of these panic-mongers have any personal knowledge of the countries that are already under blackshirt government. - Lord Rothermere

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. - Ronald Reagan

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire

I am quite sure now that often in matters concerning religion and politics, a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkeys. - Mark Twain


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19-Jun-2019