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Politics is organized hatred, that is unity. ...
by John Jay Chapman

Politics is organized hatred, that is unity.
- John Jay Chapman

Too much agreement kills the chat.
- John Jay Chapman

Good government is the outcome of private virtue.
- John Jay Chapman

Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict.
The cure for this, both in politics and social life,
is the same - hardihood.
Give them raw truth.
- John Jay Chapman

 

It is three and a half hours long, four characters
wide and a cesspool deep.
- John Jay Chapman

Benevolence alone will not make a teacher,
nor will learning alone do it.
The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent,
and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
- John Jay Chapman

Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness;
our wickedness from thinking on wickedness.
We too are the victims of our own contemplation.
- John Jay Chapman

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A vision of truth which does not call upon us to get out of our armchair -
why,
this is the desideratum of mankind.
- John Jay Chapman

Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption,
someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself,
you see a cog in The Machine that governs us.
- John Jay Chapman

The present in New York is so powerful that the past is lost.
- John Jay Chapman

All progress is experimental.
- John Jay Chapman

I want to find someone on the earth so intelligent
that he welcomes opinions which he condemns.
- John Jay Chapman

The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.
- John Jay Chapman

A magazine or a newspaper is a shop.
Each is an experiment and represents a new focus,
a new ratio between commerce and intellect.
- John Jay Chapman

People who love soft methods and hate iniquity forget this;
that reform consists in taking a bone from a dog.
Philosophy will not do it.
- John Jay Chapman

The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact.
Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath
the oppressions of his age.
- John Jay Chapman

People get so in the habit of worry that if you save
them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in
the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder
whether they are catching cold.
- John Jay Chapman

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- Ambrose Bierce

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
- Martin L. Gross

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected.
The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.
- George MacDonald

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
- Ralph Nader

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles de Gaulle

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot
of money even to be defeated.
- Will Rogers

The flood of money that gushes into politics today
is a pollution of democracy.
- Theodore White

I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
- Sydney Pollack

In politics the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
is rarely a politician's objective.
Election and power are.
- Cal Thomas

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in
politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
- Plato

I don't make jokes.
I just watch the government and report the facts.
- Will Rogers

The successful revolutionary is a statesman,
the unsuccessful one a criminal.
- Erich Fromm

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws.
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid,
but most stupid people are conservatives.
- John Stuart Mill

America's present need is not heroics but healing;
not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
- Warren G. Harding

A healthy democracy requires a decent society;
it requires that we are honorable,
generous, tolerant and respectful.
- Charles W. Pickering

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker

I do have a political agenda.
It's to have as few regulations as possible.
- Dan Quayle

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.
- Carter Glass

If the United Nations is a country unto itself,
then the commodity it exports most is words.
- Esther B. Fein

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than
half of the people are right more than half of the time.
- E. B. White

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

Inflation is as violent as a mugger,
as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
- Ronald Reagan

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

It is enough that the people know there was an election.
The people who cast the votes decide nothing.
The people who count the votes decide everything.
- Joseph Stalin

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
- Lady Bird Johnson

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
- Stewart Udall

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty,
but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty.
The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
- Ross Perot

An idea not coupled with action will never get any
bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
- Arnold H. Glasow

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss,
in the Republican Party he is a leader.
- Harry S. Truman

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

When bad men combine, the good must associate;
else they will fall one by one,
an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
- Edmund Burke

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise,
we don't believe in it at all.
- Noam Chomsky

If you are going to sin, sin against God,
not the bureaucracy.
God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
- Hyman Rickover


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