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Politicians Quotes

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History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

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Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

The military don't start wars.
Politicians start wars.
- William Westmoreland

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

 

Politicians and diapers need to be changed regularly,
usually for the same reason.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Washington is a place where politicians don't know
which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
- Robert Orben

Too many terms corrupts politicians so they only want to be reelected.
- Alice Paul

I believe politicians should always remain realistic.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I've not seen in my lifetime any politician who is a heroic figure.
The manipulation that all politicians use on one level
or another is so transparent.
- Dean Koontz

Ensuring a bright future for all our children is the
responsibility of the community,
the schools, families and like it or not-
politicians as well.
- Michael N. Castle

It's a necessary quality of a diplomat or a politician that he will compromise.
Uncompromising politicians or diplomats get you into
the most terrible trouble.
- John Keegan

I believe Mexico should dedicate 100% of its oil revenues
to developing human capital and technological development.
None of us politicians should be able to touch that money.
- Vicente Fox

Present law has a process to ascertain whether or not
a patient is in a persistent vegetative state,
and it should not matter what politicians think.
- Bobby Scott

It is hard to say why politicians are called servants,
unless it is because a good one is hard to find.
- Gerald F. Lieberman

Mother is the first word that occurs to politicians
and columnists and popes when they raise the question,
'Why isn't life turning out the way we want it?'
- Mary Kay Blakely

It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge
that the whole country isn't in flames,
that there are people in the country besides politicians,
entertainers, and criminals.
- Charles Kuralt

Some newspapers have a hands-off policy on favored politicians.
But it's generally very small newspapers or local TV stations.
- Bob Woodward

A politician's goal is always to manipulate public debate.
I think there are some politicians with higher goals.
But all of them get corrupted by power.
- Dean Koontz

In America, politicians do whatever to get re-elected,
and a lot of decisions that were being made at that
time by Kennedy were certain not to get him re-elected.
- Kevin Costner

The only people who say worse things about politicians
that reporters do are other politicians.
- Andy Rooney

Wherever you turn, there is always something wrong with the politicians.
They have everything they need to save the world,
and they don't save it.
- Nana Mouskouri

Politicians are just Daily Mail journalists writ large,
aren't they? They're always telling us what's going to happen,
and we know they don't know!
- Tom Baker

We've got to trust the politicians with these decisions.
- George Carey

There's this unspoken club where you say to each other:
Oh God,
if they only knew how ordinary I was,
they wouldn't be interested.
That includes movie stars and politicians.
- Margot Kidder

We should be wary of politicians who profess to follow
history while only noticing those signposts of history
that point in the direction which they themselves already favour.
- Douglas Hurd

I think politicians are so far out of step with what people really want.
- Paul Weller

The Women of the Storm made a big difference for me,
because it really put some real-life faces with the situation,
and not just politicians.
- Lynn Westmoreland

Democratic politicians have disliked things I've written,
Republican politicians...
if they all love you, you might as well be driving a Good Humor truck.
- Adam Clymer

If more politicians in this country were thinking about
the next generation instead of the next election,
it might be better for the United States and the world.
- Claude Pepper

Ours is a government of checks and balances.
The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks,
and the politicians and other compromised officials
improve their bank balances.
- Steve Allen

He's suffering from Politicians' Logic.
Something must be done, this is something,
therefore we must do it.
- Antony Jay

The only place you see a free market is in the speeches of politicians.
- Dwayne Andreas

The politicians in Washington are spending trillions of dollars of our money.
When are Americans going to stand up and say enough is enough?
- Joe Wurzelbacher

The reason there are so few female politicians is that
it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.
- Maureen Murphy

There is no such thing as several Romanias,
but only politicians who divide Romania depending on
the interests of their parties and their clout.
- Traian Basescu

Politicians like to tell people what they want to hear -
and what they want to hear is what won't happen.
- Paul Samuelson

The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting
they've been appointed and thinking they've been anointed.
- Claude Pepper

The civilized world needs to think about a decision
when single politicians are not allowed to stay in power.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

God and the politicians willing, the United States
can declare peace upon the world,
and win it.
- Ely Culbertson

The politicians in this world...
have at their command weapons of mass destruction far
more complex than their own thinking processes.
- Charley Reese

Politicians have to be committed to people in equal measures.
- Angela Merkel

We've got to clear some of the room out of the prisons
so we can put the bad guys in there,
like the pedophiles and the politicians.
- Kinky Friedman

Of course I'm respectable.
I'm old.
Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable
if they last long enough.
- Robert Towne

I'm your average Joe guy.
I don't really care for politicians.
- John Mellencamp

Politicians are the same all over.
They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.
- Nikita Khrushchev

Politicians neither love nor hate.
Interest, not sentiment, directs them.
- Lord Chesterfield

The vast majority of politicians think they are functioning on high principle.
- George E. Brown, Jr.

There is no visible sign that the current politicians
in the US are willing to see the need for change.
- David Korten

Politicians should read science fiction,
not westerns and detective stories.
- Arthur C. Clarke

You can't trust politicians.
It doesn't matter who makes a political speech.
It's all lies - and it applies to any rock star who
wants to make a political speech as well.
- Bob Geldof

America gets the politicians they deserve.
That's it.
And you keep struggling.
- Al Lewis

Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox;
they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good.
- George Will

If he had listened to some of his advisors and had
tried to make the Marshall Plan a political dumping
ground for unqualified politicians,
it couldn't have been a success.
- Paul Hoffman

There is a whole school of Canadian academics,
media personalities, and politicians whose definition
of a Canadian is a North American who fears or dislikes the United States.
- Preston Manning

I am not liked as a President by the politicians in office,
in the press, or in Congress.
But I am content to abide the judgment the sober second thought of the people.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

It is kind of tedious after a while,
to parse politicians doing the same thing over and over again.
The facts change from week to week, but the sort of masquerade doesn't.
- Frank Rich

I never wanted to be aligned to a mature group because
they go off and become politicians and stuff.
- Richard O'Brien

Politicians...
talk in generalities and lies, and I think they've caused all our grief.
They're so awful, they're really funny.
I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics.
- Paul Lynde

Democracy no longer works for the poor if politicians
treat them as a separate race.
- Frank Field

The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has
degraded into politicians.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I think most politicians could take a dodgeball in the face.
- Ben Stiller

And I think musicians can better run this state than politicians.
And, hell, beauticians can better run the state than politicians.
- Kinky Friedman

And for well over a hundred years our politicians,
statesmen, and people remembered that this was a republic,
not a democracy, and knew what they meant when they made that distinction.
- Robert Welch

Politicians often lie.
- Paul Weyrich

Politicians all too often think about the next election.
Statesmen think about the next generation.
- Linda Lingle

As politicians we have to react to the fact that many
people do not feel that they can relate to the EU.
- Angela Merkel


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