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Winfield Scott Hancock Quotes and Sayings

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My politics are of a practical kind -
the integrity of the country,
the supremacy of the Federal government,
an honorable peace, or none at all.
- Winfield Scott Hancock

Colonel, I do not care to die, but I pray to God I
may never leave this field.
- Winfield Scott Hancock

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

 

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
- Louis D. Brandeis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inflation is as violent as a mugger,
as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
- Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

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

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

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

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

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

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
- Robert Byrne

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

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

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

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

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

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty.
The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
- Ross Perot

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

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

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

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

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

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

When they see me holding fish, they can see that I
am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
- Imelda Marcos

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

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

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


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