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Kim Beazley Quotes and Sayings

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Politics calls for robust debate and criticism,
but this should never descend to personal and demeaning slurs.
- Kim Beazley

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

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

Confronted with the choice, the American people would
choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
- Spiro T. Agnew

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

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

The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter.
The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today,
even for the same performance.
- William O. Douglas

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

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
- Lady Bird Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence.
Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
- William E. Gladstone

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

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

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government -
he promised Dad he'd go straight.
- John F. Kennedy

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
- Leo Rosten

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

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


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