Some Sunday afternoon fun for political mavens. Below are ten quotes and an alphabetic list of the political figures who said them. Match the quote to the quoted. Answers after the jump. Please post your scores and any comments (including if I misattributed anything — very possible with quotes).
1. The people have spoken…the bastards
2. I wish Stanley Baldwin no ill, but it would have been much better if he had never lived
3. Something is wrong with America. I wonder sometimes what people are thinking about or if they’re thinking at all.
4. Take criticism seriously, but not personally.
5. If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.
6. Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
7. To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.
8. You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
9. Laws should be made to serve the people. People should not be made to serve the laws.
10. Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Harry S. Truman
ANSWERS: 1 point for each correct, maximum 10
1. Dick Tuck
2. Winston Churchill
3. Bob Dole
4. Hillary Clinton
5. Harry S. Truman
6. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
7. Frederick Douglass
8. Jeanette Rankin
9. Huey Newton
10. Benjamin Disraeli