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

Related topics: Politics

Government "help" to business is just as disastrous
as government persecution...
the only way a government can be of service to national
prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
- Ayn Rand

Nevertheless, the realization that breaking a pencil
point would have far less disastrous consequences played little or no role,
I believe, in this decision to explore theory!
- Rudolph A. Marcus

Sometimes you'd come up against a brick wall...
or sometimes you go into a fill and you'd know halfway
through it was going to be disastrous.
- John Bonham

 

The more disastrous the mishaps the simpler the reviewing task.
- Donal Henahan

My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth.
- Taylor Caldwell

Drugs ruin peoples lives, break up families and have
disastrous effects on our communities.
- Adam Rickitt

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Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often.
Both get the same results, the falling off of the public's enthusiasm.
- Knute Rockne

Success and failure are equally disastrous.
- Tennessee Williams

As a 29-year-old, the only thing that I can possibly
think is that if I'm still performing at 50,
it's because I'll have had disastrous marriages and I have to pay for them.
- Robbie Williams

The most positive step is to try to expand the employment base by making it,
if not economically friendly, at least not economically disastrous,
for studios to take on deficits.
- Dick Wolf

Americans try to talk about positive family values,
although the actual state of things is disastrous.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

If we didn't do the tour, it would have been disastrous.
- Keith Emerson

Politics is not the art of the possible.
It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

This great, though disastrous, culture can only change
as we begin to stand off and see...
the inveterate materialism which has become the model
for cultures around the world.
- Arthur Erickson

I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna,
a few years after the end of World War I,
which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view.
- Walter Kohn

Well, I always say that the two things I was most disastrous at in my life,
being a teenager and being a wife, were the two things
I really wound up cashing in on when I was writing fluffy magazine pieces.
- Ann Patchett

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not
able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?
This is the most important of all voyages of discovery,
and without it, all the rest are not only useless,
but disastrous.
- Thomas Merton

In the councils of government,
we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence,
whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power
exists and will persist.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Towards four o'clock, the rebels felt strong enough to take the offensive.
A brigade with a battery under Earle managed to strike
the Federal right on the flank and rear and throw it into utter confusion,
which spread rapidly along the whole front.
Now came the disastrous end.
- Henry Villard

My dear colleague James Hansen, I believe,
has finally gone off the deep end...
The global warming 'time bomb,' 'disastrous climate
changes that spiral dynamically out of humanity's control.'
These are the words of an apocalyptic prophet,
not a rational scientist.
- Nicholas Drapela

Why, so soon as French Canadians, who are in a minority
in this House and in the country,
were to organise as a political party,
they would compel the majority to organise as a political party,
and the result must be disastrous to themselves.
- Wilfrid Laurier

It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes,
skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to
suppress their specifically female characteristics
and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there
are no differences between the sexes.
- Arianna Huffington

In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington,
and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862,
it was determined by the Rebel government last summer
to resume the offensive in that direction.
- Edward Everett

And certainly the history of public sculpture has been
disastrous but that doesn't mean it ought not to continue
and the only way it even has a chance to continue is
if the work gets out into the public.
- Richard Serra

It's like gambling somehow.
You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know
where your going to end up the next day.
It could work out good or it could be disastrous.
It's like the throw of the dice.
- Jim Morrison

It has been popular to threaten "small islands and
low-lying coasts" with scenarios of disastrous future flooding.
The Maldives has been the most utilised target.
We have undertaken a careful analysis of actual sea
level changes in the Maldives.
No rise has been recorded either in the present or the past centuries.
- Nils-Axel Morner

The one important thing I have learned over the years
is the difference between taking one's work seriously
and taking one's self seriously.
The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.
- Margot Fonteyn

The most disastrous phenomenon of the current situation
is the factor that imperialism is employing for its
own ends all the powers of the proletariat,
all of its institutions and weapons,
which its fighting vanguard has created for its war of liberation.
- Clara Zetkin

The good news, to relieve all this gloom,
is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting.
Here, the people are sovereign.
Inept political leaders can be replaced.
Foolish policies can be changed.
Disastrous mistakes can be reversed.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Earlier today, Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized the
California school system,
calling it disastrous.
Arnold says California's schools are so bad that its
graduates are willing to vote for me.
- Conan O'Brien

I presume that nobody will deny the positive aspects
of the North American cultural world.
These are well known to all.
But these aspects do not make one forget the disastrous
effects of the industrial and commercial process of
'cultural lamination' that the USA is perpetrating on the planet.
- Jose Saramago

Can advertising foist an inferior product on the consumer?
Bitter experience has taught me that it cannot.
On those rare occasions when I have advertised products
which consumer tests have found inferior to other products in the same field,
the results have been disastrous.
- David Ogilvy

The history of the last century shows,
as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers,
like the advice they gave to industrialists,
was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments,
businessmen, and the people generally.
- Carroll Quigley

Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest
sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle
when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all
the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous
years of the American war.
- John Bright

Look, I'm very much in favor of tax cuts,
but not with borrowed money.
And the problem that we've gotten into in recent years
is spending programs with borrowed money,
tax cuts with borrowed money, and at the end of the
day that proves disastrous.
And my view is I don't think we can play subtle policy here.
- Alan Greenspan

But it required a disastrous, internecine war to bring
this question of human freedom to a crisis,
and the process of striking the shackles from the slave
was accomplished in a single hour.
- Wendell Willkie

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence,
whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
The potential for the disastrous rise
of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination
endanger our liberties or democratic processes.
We should take nothing for granted.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower in his Farewell Address of January, 17 1961

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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, 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

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

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

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in
politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
- Plato

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

When bad men combine, the good must associate;
else they will fall one by one,
an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
- Edmund Burke

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

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

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

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

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

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

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

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


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