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Wise Political Quotes

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Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

 

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

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Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

We win justice quickest by rendering
justice to the other party.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

We must adjust to changing times
and still hold to unchanging principles.
- Jimmy Carter

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

Unless both sides win,
no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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