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Politics, it seems to me, for years,
by Richard Armour

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

Related topics: Politics

That money talks, I'll not deny, I heard it once:
It said,
'Goodbye'.
- Richard Armour

I love a finished speaker, I really,
truly do I don't mean one who's polished,
I just mean one who's through.
- Richard Armour

When it comes to eating, you can sometimes help yourself
more by helping yourself less.
- Richard Armour

 

I've suffered from all of the hang-ups known,
and none is as bad as the telephone.
- Richard Armour

Retired is being tired twice, I've thought,
first tired of working, then tired of not.
- Richard Armour

In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial.
- Richard Armour

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Middle -age is the time of life, that a man first notices -
in his wife.
- Richard Armour

Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people.
- Richard Armour

Until Eve arrived, this was a man's world.
- Richard Armour

It is all right to hold a conversation but you should
let go of it now and then.
- Richard Armour

Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together.
They do this in a number of ways.
For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife,
concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults.
- Richard Armour

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

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

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

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

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

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

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

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President;
I'm beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

If nominated, I will not run; if elected,
I will not serve.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation,
the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
- P. J. O'Rourke

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

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

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils,
as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
- Ambrose Bierce

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

There are many men of principle in both parties in America,
but there is no party of principle.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
- George Will

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

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
- Emma Goldman

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
- Margaret Thatcher

The secret of getting things done is to act!
- Dante Alighieri

Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
- W. C. Fields

We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
- Kin Hubbard

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
- Albert Pike

I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

You better take advantage of the good cigars.
You don't get much else in that job.
- Thomas P. O'Neill

It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested
in four sandwiches than four freedoms.
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
- Milton Friedman

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

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

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

Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.
- Dick Durbin

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

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used
exclusively for the benefit of the people,
to whom they belong.
- Fidel Castro

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland


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