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Joseph Sobran Quotes and Sayings

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Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but
organized against the productive but unorganized.
- Joseph Sobran

The most fundamental purpose of government is defense,
not empire.
- Joseph Sobran

Freedom is coming to mean little more than the right to ask permission.
- Joseph Sobran

War is just one more big government program.
- Joseph Sobran

 

Most Americans aren't the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected;
they are contented serfs.
Far from being active critics of government,
they assume that its might makes it right.
- Joseph Sobran

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

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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

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

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

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Their very conservatism is secondhand,
and they don't know what they are conserving.
- Robertson Davies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whenever men take the law into their own hands,
the loser is the law.
And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
- Robert Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for;
as for me,
I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
- H. L. Mencken

He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.
- Henry B. Adams

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

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

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

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri

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

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property,
are the rulers.
- Aristotle

So long as we have enough people in this country willing
to fight for their rights,
we'll be called a democracy.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

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

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

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

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson


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