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Politics Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Politics.

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

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

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 the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

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

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

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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

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

If you are going to sin, sin against God,
not the bureaucracy.
God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
- Hyman Rickover

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils,
as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

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

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

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

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

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

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought
of giving government the power to control men's minds.
- Thurgood Marshall

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

The good news is that, according to the Obama administration,
the rich will pay for everything.
The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration,
you're rich.
- P. J. O'Rourke

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

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

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

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

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

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

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

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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