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Vera Brittain Quotes and Sayings

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Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.
- Vera Brittain

There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated
by those who will see things as they are and who will
ask for no reward except to see.
- Vera Brittain

Meek wifehood is no part of my profession;
I am your friend,
but never your possession.
- Vera Brittain

I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official
reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage,
were really divorced because the husband believed that
nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife
that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.
- Vera Brittain

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

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

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

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

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used
exclusively for the benefit of the people,
to whom they belong.
- Fidel Castro

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

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

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

I love power.
But it is as an artist that I love it.
I love it as a musician loves his violin,
to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

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

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

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

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

So long as we have enough people in this country willing
to fight for their rights,
we'll be called a democracy.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

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

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

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


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