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◆ In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which, as any American high school student can tell you, was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps.
- Dave Barry100
◆ An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such, and to give time and labour, he has also to sacrifice his mind too - at least all the characteristics part of it that which is original and most his own.
- Walter Bagehot99
◆ It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament.
- Bernadette Devlin99
◆ Some politicians hold that the only way to make a revolutionary safe is to give him a seat in Parliament.
- CS Lewis99
◆ Parliament will train you to talk; and above all things to hear, with patience, unlimited quantities of foolish talk
- Thomas Carlyle99
◆ That a parliament, especially a Parliament with Newspaper Reporters firmly established in it, is an entity which by its very nature cannot do work, but can do talk only
- Thomas Carlyle99
◆ Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments
- Benjamin Franklin99
◆ Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
- P J O'Rourke99
◆ We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it.
- Robert Louis Stevenson99
◆ Parliament must not be told a direct untruth, but it's quite possible to allow them to mislead themselves.
- Norman Tebbit99
◆ The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau99
◆ Canadians can get Parliament working again. Here's how to do that: elect more New Democrats.
- Jack Layton99
◆ Improved turnout will give parliament and government the appearance of being more legitimate.
- Peter Lynch99
◆ Our Parliamentary system has simply failed to meet the challenge of judicial activism.
- Stockwell Day99
◆ If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament, you have to work with other people.
- Stephen Harper99

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