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Joe McGinniss Quotes and Sayings

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Politics, in a sense, has always been a con game.
- Joe McGinniss

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks,
mostly sits.
- Woodrow Wilson

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

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

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill.
It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying,
and the consequences are serious.
- Oliver Stone

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

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

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who,
however, has never learned how to walk forward.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Republicans have nothing but bad ideas and Democrats have no ideas.
- Lewis Black

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought
of giving government the power to control men's minds.
- Thurgood Marshall

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

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

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

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

When they see me holding fish, they can see that I
am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
- Imelda Marcos

There ain't no answer.
There ain't gonna be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
That's the answer.
- Gertrude Stein

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country
is no fit to rule another country must admit that one
class is not fit to rule another class.
- B. R. Ambedkar

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

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

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children.
They did not want public office.
- Herbert Hoover

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

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get
tired of doing the hard work you already did.
- Newt Gingrich

And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office.
- Christy Romano

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

The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
- Fidel Castro

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

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne

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

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

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

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

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

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

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

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day,
a more tranquil night, and a bright,
infinite future.
- Leonard Bernstein

After much prayerful consideration, I feel that I must
say I have climbed my last political mountain.
- George C. Wallace

Vote for the man who promises least;
he'll be the least disappointing.
- Bernard Baruch

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

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell
in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
- Caskie Stinnett

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans
is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt,
too.
- Oscar Levant

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
- A. J. Liebling

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

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

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

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

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

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


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