quote by Audie Murphy

The true meaning of America, you ask? It's in a Texas rodeo, in a policeman's badge, in the sound of laughing children, in a political rally, in a newspaper... In all these things, and many more, you'll find America. In all these things, you'll find freedom. And freedom is what America means to the world. And to me.

— Audie Murphy

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Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases.

Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.

A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.

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When I was young and we got caught pinching apples, we got a smack from the local policeman. Today if that happened he would be sued. There is a tendency to punish the victim, not the criminal. If someone broke into my house or my mum's house, I worry that the burglar has more rights than me.

You have the right not to be killed, unless it was done by a policeman or an aristocrat.

In keeping people straight, principle is not as powerful as a policeman.

When a black Jacksonian looks about his home community, he sees a city of over 150,000, of which 40% is Negro, in which there is not a single Negro policeman or policewoman, school crossing guard, or fireman.

There's only 5 real jobs in the world.

Teacher, fireman, policeman, doctor and somebody who is in the armed service. If you don't have one of those 5 jobs, you shouldn't take your life that serious.

Everyone asks me 'how it feels to fly.

' It feels like riding in a high powered automobile, minus bumping over the rough roads, continually signaling to clear the way and keeping a watchful on the speedometer to see that you do not exceed the speed limit and provoke the wrath of the bicycle policeman or the covetous constable.

A Jewish man pulls up to the curb and asks the policeman, "Can I park here?" "No" says the cop. "What about all these other cars?" "They didn't ask!"

The most personal thing I've put in [Touch of Evil] is my hatred of the abuse of police power. It's better to see a murderer go free than for a policeman to abuse his power.

The policeman on the beat or in the patrol car makes more decisions and exercises broader discretion affecting the daily lives of people every day and to a greater extent, in many respects, than a judge will ordinarily exercise in a week.

I think what education gives you is a voice.

It gives you a way of talking to a judge. When a policeman pulls you off to the side of the road, you have a voice. When you cross a border, you have a voice. When you are writing to express your opinions, you have a voice.

It is above all man's social position that decides whether he will sublimate his sadism as a butcher, surgeon, or policeman.

A policemans job is only easy in a police state.

Once lead this people into war, and they'll forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance. To fight, you must be brutal and ruthless, and the spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into the very fiber of our national life, infecting Congress, the courts, the policeman on the beat, the man in the street.

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.

I'm not really that sick of Evil Dead.

I can trace all roots back to The Evil Dead movies, so I have nothing against them. It's just that I've done more non-Evil Dead stuff; it's not the only thing I've done. There are some actors who have done a cult movie and they are forever going to be the Policeman #2 in Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Policeman are soldiers who act alone; soldiers are policeman who act in unison.

Vietnam presumably taught us that the United States could not serve as the world's policeman; it should also have taught us the dangers of trying to be the world's midwife to democracy when the birth is scheduled to take place under conditions of guerrilla war.

Remember, only a policeman is allowed to express himself on an expressway.

I would rather have the United States as the world's policeman than the Soviet Union as the world's jailer.

One policeman may be a friend, but two are the Law.

The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man's rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence. A proper government is only a policeman, acting as an agent of man's self-defense, and, as such, may only resort to force only against those who start the use of force.

In Montana, a policeman will pull you over because he is lonely.

When I see an actual flesh-and-blood worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask myself which side I am on.

If you make the thief the policeman there will be lots of investigation but no arrests will ever be made.

Nothing had excited me-the huge cars, the entourages, the bodyguards, the policeman jumping to attention, all meant nothing to me ... till I came to the old man's office. (On becoming prime minister)

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman.

If a policeman must know the Constitution, then why not a planner?

One of the fondest expressions around is that we can't be the world's policeman.

But guess who gets called when suddenly someone needs a cop.

No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this-'devoted and obedient.' This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a policeman.

Folks who talk about no violence are always the ones who are first to call a policeman and usually they are sure there is one handy.

Paris in the mid-'50s was a very interesting place.

It was only ten years after the Third Reich had left, and the city was awash with guns, and crime, and racketeering, and all sorts of hangovers from a very difficult time in French history. So it's an interesting time to be a policeman.

When I was in the penitentiary after being accused of killing a policeman, I was more in the system in the penitentiary than ever.