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Richard Armour Quotes and Sayings

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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

Related topics: Politics

Middle -age is the time of life, that a man first notices -
in his wife.
- Richard Armour

When it comes to eating, you can sometimes help yourself
more by helping yourself less.
- Richard Armour

In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial.
- Richard Armour

 

Retired is being tired twice, I've thought,
first tired of working, then tired of not.
- Richard Armour

I love a finished speaker, I really,
truly do I don't mean one who's polished,
I just mean one who's through.
- Richard Armour

That money talks, I'll not deny, I heard it once:
It said,
'Goodbye'.
- Richard Armour

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Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people.
- Richard Armour

I've suffered from all of the hang-ups known,
and none is as bad as the telephone.
- Richard Armour

It is all right to hold a conversation but you should
let go of it now and then.
- Richard Armour

Until Eve arrived, this was a man's world.
- Richard Armour

Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together.
They do this in a number of ways.
For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife,
concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults.
- Richard Armour

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

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

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What politicians want to create is irreversible change
because when you leave office someone changes it back again.
- Estelle Morris

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

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

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

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

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

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

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

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

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten
percent a bad reputation.
- Henry A. Kissinger

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

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


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