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John Jay Chapman Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

 

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

Too much agreement kills the chat.
- 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

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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

All progress is experimental.
- 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

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
- J. William Fulbright

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

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

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

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

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

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
- George Will

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

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

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

The good news is that, according to the Obama administration,
the rich will pay for everything.
The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration,
you're rich.
- P. J. O'Rourke

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential
and Congressional campaigns,
the U.S.
government is virtually up for sale.
- John W. Gardner

I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the
fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
- Gerhard Schroeder

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

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

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

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

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

Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections
are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
- Gore Vidal

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent.
One reason is that more and more people are so painfully
aware of the alternative.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

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

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

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

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

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

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

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


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