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Willie Brown Quotes and Sayings

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In politics, a lie unanswered becomes truth within 24 hours.
- Willie Brown

Mayors are judged by results.
- Willie Brown

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 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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are many men of principle in both parties in America,
but there is no party of principle.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

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

And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office.
- Christy Romano

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

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

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

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

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

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill.
It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying,
and the consequences are serious.
- Oliver Stone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

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


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