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I’ve always said that in politics, your enemies can’t hurt you, but your friends will kill you.

Ann Richards (1933-2006) American politician [Dorothy Ann Willis Richards]
“Sadder but Wiser,” interview with Paul Burka, Texas Monthly (Apr 1994)
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Referring to appointees whose failures had caused her political problems as governor.
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I told him that, thank God, under our constitution there was no connection between Church and State, and that in my action as President of the U.S. I recognized no distinction of creeds in my appointments to office.

James K. Polk (1795-1849) American lawyer, politician, US President (1845-1849)
Diary entry (14 Oct 1846)
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Every time I fill a vacant office I make a hundred malcontents and one ingrate.

Louis XIV (1638-1715) French monarch (1643-1715) [Louis the Great, the Sun King)
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Quoted in Voltaire, The Age of Louis XIV, ch. 26 (1751).
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