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Roy Hattersley Quotes and Sayings

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In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme.
- Roy Hattersley

Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance.
- Roy Hattersley

In my opinion, any man who can afford to buy a newspaper
should not be allowed to own one.
- Roy Hattersley

Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.
- Roy Hattersley

 

The proposition that Muslims are welcome in Britain if,
and only if, they stop behaving like Muslims is a doctrine
which is incompatible with the principles that guide a free society.
- Roy Hattersley

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

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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

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks,
mostly sits.
- Woodrow Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise,
we don't believe in it at all.
- Noam Chomsky

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

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss,
in the Republican Party he is a leader.
- Harry S. Truman

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

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

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

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

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

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who,
however, has never learned how to walk forward.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

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

There ain't no answer.
There ain't gonna be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
That's the answer.
- Gertrude Stein

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

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

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


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