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Maynard Jackson Quotes and Sayings

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Politics is not perfect but it's the best available
nonviolent means of changing how we live.
- Maynard Jackson

If you don't like affirmative action,
what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity?
- Maynard Jackson

Behind closed doors they had what were legendary battles
I hear but when the doors opened there was absolute unity.
Not a crack could be found.
No separation whatsoever.
They were locked together for the good of the community.
- Maynard Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

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

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

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

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

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

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

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

You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.
- Daniel Hannan

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

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

America's present need is not heroics but healing;
not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
- Warren G. Harding

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

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we
have elections is to find out if the polls were right?
- Robert Orben

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

If nominated, I will not run; if elected,
I will not serve.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

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

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

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

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


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