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Two kings cannot wear the one crown.

  - Based on Talmud, ChullinTopics: government
The first condition a community should set, if it aspires to be a nation, is to own the land whereon it lives, and supply its own needs.

  - Max NordauTopics: Israel government
A law must have a moral basis so that there is an inner compelling urge for every citizen to obey.

  - Chaim WeizmannTopics: justice and law government
If you see a generation of lying ways, know that the rulers provoke it!

  - Ruth R.Topics: government
Sometimes it is not the office that makes the man but the man that makes the office.

  - Traditional ProverbTopics: government
The past lays a railroad track for the future.

  - Ze'ev Vladimir JabotinskyTopics: golden years wisdom government
The future of a nation is in its past.

  - Yochanan TverskyTopics: history Israel government
Peace cannot be kept by force, but through understanding.

  - Albert EinsteinTopics: peace government
If your brother becomes poor, you shall maintain him.

  - Leviticus (Vayikra) 25:35Topics: charity justice and law Torah/Bible/Tanach government
Who closes his ears to the cry of the poor will himself cry out and not be heard.

  - Proverbs (Kohelet) 21:13Topics: charity justice and law government
The poor of your own town should be preferred to those of another.

  - Talmud, Bava MetziaTopics: charity government
When the president enters, all rise and none sits until he says: 'Be seated!'

  - Talmud, HorayotTopics: government
Israel's salvation will come through prophets and not through diplomats.

  - Achad Ha'amTopics: Israel government
No nation is redeemed of its troubles unless it redeems itself by its own powers.

  - Moshe GlicksonTopics: government
The State binds and compels, religion teaches and persuades; the State gives laws, religion gives commandments.

  - Moshe MendelssohnTopics: faith justice and law government
A town without schoolchildren is doomed to destruction.

  - Talmud, ShabbatTopics: children education government
When the shepherd goes astray, his sheep stray after him.

  - Pirke Derabbi EliezerTopics: wisdom government
Silence means consent.

  - Talmud, YevamotTopics: wisdom government
To look for absolute justice among politicians, that is charming simplicity!

  - Theodor HerzlTopics: justice and law government
There is no proxy in transgression. [The sinner cannot shift the blame to his employer.]

  - Talmud, Bava QammaTopics: business and money government sin and repentance
And there was famine in the land---why so? Because Israel and their judges did not judge truly.

  - TanchumaTopics: justice and law government
The hardest thing in the world to understand, is income tax.

  - Albert EinsteinTopics: humor business and money government
Communism is like one big phone company.

  - Lenny BruceTopics: humor government
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

  - Benjamin DisraeliTopics: humor sin and repentance government
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

  - Albert EinsteinTopics: government science
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