Policy

Famous quotes containing the word policy:

    Men must learn now with pity to dispense,
    For policy sits above conscience.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Maybe it’s understandable what a history of failures America’s foreign policy has been. We are, after all, a country full of people who came to America to get away from foreigners. Any prolonged examination of the U.S. government reveals foreign policy to be America’s miniature schnauzer—a noisy but small and useless part of the national household.
    —P.J. (Patrick Jake)

    Carlyle said “a lie cannot live.” It shows that he did not know how to tell them. If I had taken out a life policy on this one the premiums would have bankrupted me ages ago.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)