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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All politics is applesauce. - Will Rogers

Man is not free unless government is limited. - Ronald Reagan

Intelligence has nothing to do with politics. - Londo Molari

All government, of course, is against liberty. - H L Mencken

Politics is just show business for ugly people. - Jay Leno

I never saw anything funnier than Texas politics. - Molly Ivins

Obama does not like the issue of where he was born. - Donald Trump

Politics is the art of controlling your environment. - Hunter S. Thompson

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

There can be no wise politics without thought beforehand. - Annie Besant

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance. - Robert Frost

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

You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook. - Harry S Truman

World War II was the last government program that really worked. - George Will

I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat. - Will Rogers

I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. - Edith Sitwell

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. - Jacob Bronowski

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. - Tom Robbins

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

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

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. - Will Rogers

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power. - Maggie Gallagher

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. - Frederic Bastiat

Politics: Poli, a Latin word meaning "many"; and tics, meaning "bloodsucking creatures." - Robin Williams

Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism. - Claude McKay

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

At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else. - Shirley Chisholm

Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless. - Milton Friedman

Politics is the only business where doing nothing other than making the other guy look bad is an acceptable outcome. - Mark Warner

The business of government is to keep the government out of business - that is, unless business needs government aid. - Will Rogers

It's especially hard if the government is not providing services, or is even conducting ethnic cleansing against you. - Paul Harvey

One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President. - Lyndon B. Johnson

When it comes to politics, I sit down on a sofa and grab some popcorn - or sometimes I crouch down in order not to get shot. - Sergey Galitsky

Every country must be absolutely free to adopt the type of economic, political and social system that it considers convenient. - Fidel Castro

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. - Oscar Ameringer

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home. - Winston Churchill

Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian. - Henry Ford

Our ancestors believed in magic, prayers, trickery, browbeating and bullying. I think it would be fair to sum that up as 'Irish politics'. - Flann O'Brien


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