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Politics Quotes

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

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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

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

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 nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

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

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.
- Carter Glass

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

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

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

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

You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.
- Daniel Hannan

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

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

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

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

It is enough that the people know there was an election.
The people who cast the votes decide nothing.
The people who count the votes decide everything.
- Joseph Stalin

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

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

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent.
One reason is that more and more people are so painfully
aware of the alternative.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property,
are the rulers.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President;
I'm beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow


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