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Ian Gilmour Quotes and Sayings

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Politicians trim and tack in their quest for power,
but they do so in order to get the wind of votes in their sails.
- Ian Gilmour

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
- William E. Simon

Washington is a place where politicians don't know
which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
- Robert Orben

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

 

The politicians were talking themselves red,
white and blue in the face.
- Clare Boothe Luce

What politicians want to create is irreversible change
because when you leave office someone changes it back again.
- Estelle Morris

Politicians and diapers need to be changed regularly,
usually for the same reason.
- Anonymous

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The military don't start wars.
Politicians start wars.
- William Westmoreland

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

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

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are
always aiming at something beyond political life itself,
power and glory, or happiness.
- Aristotle

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten
percent a bad reputation.
- Henry A. Kissinger

If he had listened to some of his advisors and had
tried to make the Marshall Plan a political dumping
ground for unqualified politicians,
it couldn't have been a success.
- Paul Hoffman

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals;
let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
- Henrik Ibsen

I believe Mexico should dedicate 100% of its oil revenues
to developing human capital and technological development.
None of us politicians should be able to touch that money.
- Vicente Fox

Statesmanship is harder than politics.
Politics is the art of getting along with people,
whereas statesmanship is the art of getting along with politicians.
- Fletcher Knebel

I think most politicians could take a dodgeball in the face.
- Ben Stiller

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too
serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles de Gaulle

Advertising men and politicians are dangerous if they are separated.
Together they are diabolical.
- Phillip Adams

Elections should be held on April 16th-
the day after we pay our income taxes.
That is one of the few things that might discourage
politicians from being big spenders.
- Thomas Sowell

For years all I seemed to be doing was lobbying politicians
and others to persuade them that European culture needed movies,
and that we had to protect it.
- Wim Wenders

And I think musicians can better run this state than politicians.
And, hell, beauticians can better run the state than politicians.
- Kinky Friedman

When politicians use fear, they are playing into the enemy's hand.
- John Mellencamp

And I think there is too much bloviating around from politicians.
- Barney Frank

Politicians are just Daily Mail journalists writ large,
aren't they? They're always telling us what's going to happen,
and we know they don't know!
- Tom Baker

The politicians in this world...
have at their command weapons of mass destruction far
more complex than their own thinking processes.
- Charley Reese

Three groups spend other people's money:
children,
thieves, politicians.
All three need supervision.
- Dick Armey

People do not want politicians they know to be corrupt.
- Paddy Ashdown

We should be wary of politicians who profess to follow
history while only noticing those signposts of history
that point in the direction which they themselves already favour.
- Douglas Hurd

As politicians we have to react to the fact that many
people do not feel that they can relate to the EU.
- Angela Merkel

The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
- Tony Benn

The civilized world needs to think about a decision
when single politicians are not allowed to stay in power.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

It is essential for politicians to make a connection with us,
as Franklin Roosevelt did, as Teddy Roosevelt did,
as John F. Kennedy did, as Ronald Reagan did.
- Peter Jennings

Politicians...
talk in generalities and lies, and I think they've caused all our grief.
They're so awful, they're really funny.
I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics.
- Paul Lynde

We shouldn't have politicians micromanaging this war
because it is complex and unconventional.
- Bill Shuster

If you interviewed 1,000 politicians and asked about
whether the media's too soft or too hard,
about 999 would say too hard.
- Bob Woodward

God and the politicians willing, the United States
can declare peace upon the world,
and win it.
- Ely Culbertson

Most politicians, when they meet with a guy like me,
or a guy like Carville, tell you about how they can win.
- Paul Begala

I cover media people the way they cover politicians.
- Matt Drudge

There is no visible sign that the current politicians
in the US are willing to see the need for change.
- David Korten

Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox;
they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good.
- George Will

Of course great politicians are always liable to be wrong about something,
and the more people tell them they are wrong,
the more stubbornly they defend their error.
- Ferdinand Mount

There is a whole school of Canadian academics,
media personalities, and politicians whose definition
of a Canadian is a North American who fears or dislikes the United States.
- Preston Manning

Present law has a process to ascertain whether or not
a patient is in a persistent vegetative state,
and it should not matter what politicians think.
- Bobby Scott

Anyone can write one book: even politicians do it.
Starting a second book reveals an intention to be a professional writer.
- Len Deighton

The biggest problem was the politicians knew nothing about fighting a war.
- R. Lee Ermey

Politicians are the same all over.
They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.
- Nikita Khrushchev

It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge
that the whole country isn't in flames,
that there are people in the country besides politicians,
entertainers, and criminals.
- Charles Kuralt

It seems to me that politicians ought to use the same words as other people.
- Barney Frank

There are honest journalists like there are honest politicians -
they stay bought.
- Bill Moyers

It's wherever business rules, business is going to
get the politicians they want because they control
the money and money controls the power.
- Rob Walton

Some of our best journalists take themselves even more
seriously than the politicians they write about.
- R. W. Apple, Jr.

Both politicians and journalists face situations which
strain their honesty and humanity.
My opinion is that politicians on the average stand
up somewhat better than journalists.
- John McCarthy

Writers and politicians are natural rivals.
Both groups try to make the world in their own images;
they fight for the same territory.
- Salman Rushdie

Once your name becomes well known, politicians come courting.
- Charley Pride

America gets the politicians they deserve.
That's it.
And you keep struggling.
- Al Lewis

The first requisite of a sound monetary system is that
it put the least possible power over the quantity or
quality of money in the hands of the politicians.
- Henry Hazlitt

It is kind of tedious after a while,
to parse politicians doing the same thing over and over again.
The facts change from week to week, but the sort of masquerade doesn't.
- Frank Rich

I do not admire politicians; but when they are excellent in their way,
one cannot help allowing them their due.
- Horace Walpole

Don't fall in love with politicians,
they're all a disappointment.
They can't help it, they just are.
- Peggy Noonan

One must bear in mind that the expansion of federal
activity is a form of eating for politicians.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Politicians neither love nor hate.
Interest, not sentiment, directs them.
- Lord Chesterfield

The problem is that in our country, they make it almost
impossible for politicians to win anything.
In England it's easier to win a libel suit.
- Rand Paul

I've not seen in my lifetime any politician who is a heroic figure.
The manipulation that all politicians use on one level
or another is so transparent.
- Dean Koontz

The Women of the Storm made a big difference for me,
because it really put some real-life faces with the situation,
and not just politicians.
- Lynn Westmoreland

Mother is the first word that occurs to politicians
and columnists and popes when they raise the question,
'Why isn't life turning out the way we want it?'
- Mary Kay Blakely

I am never going to have anything more to do
with politics or politicians.
When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely
to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill

The Blair government has lowered the standing of politics
and politicians in our country.
- Kenneth Clarke

What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.
- Angela Davis

A group of politicians deciding to dump a President
because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting
together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.
- Russell Baker

A politician's goal is always to manipulate public debate.
I think there are some politicians with higher goals.
But all of them get corrupted by power.
- Dean Koontz


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