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Politic Quotes

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Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Law and order are the medicine of the body politic
and when the body politic gets sick,
medicine must be administered.
- B. R. Ambedkar

The body politic, as well as the human body,
begins to die as soon as it is born,
and carries itself the causes of its destruction.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

My title is intended to suggest that the community
of scientists is organized in a way which resembles
certain features of a body politic and works according
to economic principles similar to those by which the
production of material goods is regulated.
- Michael Polanyi

 

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

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

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In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
- 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

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

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

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

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

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

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

I do have a political agenda.
It's to have as few regulations as possible.
- Dan Quayle

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

If nominated, I will not run; if elected,
I will not serve.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

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

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

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

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

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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