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Oliver St. Quotes and Sayings

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Politics is the chloroform of the Irish people,
or rather the hashish.
- Oliver St.
John

If a queen bee were crossed with a Friesian bull,
would not the land flow with milk and honey?
- Oliver St.
John

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Only government can take perfectly good paper,
cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
- Milton Friedman

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

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

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

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

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

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
- Milton Friedman

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

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

We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
- Kin Hubbard

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

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

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

If the United Nations is a country unto itself,
then the commodity it exports most is words.
- Esther B. Fein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
- W. C. Fields

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

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

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

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

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

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

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

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

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

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


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