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R. A. Butler Quotes and Sayings

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Politics is largely a matter of heart.
- R. A. Butler

In politics you must always keep running with the pack.
The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured,
the rest will turn on you like wolves.
- R. A. Butler

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

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

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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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

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

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, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

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

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

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

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 nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
- Stewart Udall

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

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

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

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid,
but most stupid people are conservatives.
- John Stuart Mill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frankly, I don't mind not being President.
I just mind that someone else is.
- Edward Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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