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Quotes About Politics
“The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.” 
― Plato
•“In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” 
― Margaret Thatcher
•“Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.” 
― Ronald Reagan
“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.” 
― Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev
•“One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” 
― Plato
•“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.” 
― Winston Churchill
•“It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.” 
― Tom Stoppard 
•“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” 
― John F. Kennedy
•“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. ” 
― Pericles
•“People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.” 
― Milan Kundera
•“Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.” 
― Frank Herbert
•“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.” 
― Ronald Reagan
•“Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains.”
― Winston Churchill
We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.” 
― Kin Hubbard
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” 
― Lord Acton 
•“You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker.” 
― Malcolm X
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.” 
― Milton Friedman 
•“A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.” 
― H.L. Mencken
•“It is inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for any public office.” 
― H.L. Mencken
•“It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms.” 
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. 
•“The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.” 
― P. J. O'Rourke 
“These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness, and worship without awareness.” 
― Anthony de Mello
•“A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.” 
Woodrow Wilson 
•“Politics and prostitution have to be the only jobs where inexperience is considered a virtue. In what other profession would you brag about not knowing stuff?. I'm not one of those fancy Harvard heart surgeons. I'm just an unlicensed plumber with a dream and I'd like to cut your chest open. The crowd cheers.” 
― Tina Fey
•“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 
•“They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.” 
Clare Boothe Luce 
“CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she's strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it. ” 
― Jay Leno
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.” 
― Caskie Stinnett 
•“For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.” 
― Thomas More
•“Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.” 
Ralph Nader 
•“How do you tell a Communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.” 
― Ronald Reagan
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 
•“The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” 
― John Kenneth Galbraith 
•“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” 
― Thomas Jefferson
•“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.” 
― Margaret Thatcher 
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” 
― Aesop 
A politician will do anything to keep his job - even become a patriot.” 
― William Randolph 
•“I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State.These two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.” 
― George Carlin
•“I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.” 
― Charles de Gaulle
•“Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.” 
 George Burns
•“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 
•“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.” 
― Ronald Reagan
•“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” 
•“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” 
― Thomas Jefferson
•“Every politician has a promising career. Unfortunately, most of them do not keep those promises.” 
― Jarod Kintz
•“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” 
P. J. O'Rourke 
•“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man.” 
― Bertrand Russell
•“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” 
― Winston Churchill
•“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.” 
Dante Alighieri 
•“I have never voted in my life... I have always known and understood that the idiots are in a majority so it's certain they will win.” 
― Louis-Ferdinand
•“The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously.” 
― Julian Barnes
•“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” 
― Abraham Lincoln
•“Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.” 
Henry A. Kissinger 
•“I'm on a government watch list. But I'm not interested, because government watches only work twenty minutes out of every hour.” 
― Jarod Kintz
•“Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.” 
Doug Larson 
•“One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are.” 
Cal Thomas 
•“The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut
•“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.” 
― Jonathan Swift
•“If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.” 
Louis D. Brandeis 
•“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.” 
― Abraham Lincoln
•“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.” 
Clarence Darrow 
•“If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.” 
― Keith Richards
•“A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.” 
― Winston Churchill
•“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” 
― Groucho Marx
•“Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.” 
•“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 
•“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” 
― Napoleon Bonaparte
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