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Wise Quotes about Politics

May you find great value in these Politics quotes and sayings.

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

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

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

 

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
- Martin L. Gross

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker

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

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

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

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

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

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whenever men take the law into their own hands,
the loser is the law.
And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
- Robert Kennedy

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

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

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

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

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

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

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

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than
half of the people are right more than half of the time.
- E. B. White

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

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

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

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

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
- Albert Pike

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

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

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

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

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
- Lady Bird Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

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

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

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks,
mostly sits.
- Woodrow Wilson

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

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

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


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