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Quotes About Politics

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Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.  ~ Groucho Marx


Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.  ~ Pericles


Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.  ~ Mark Twain


A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.  ~ Edward R. Murrow


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


Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.  ~ George Burns


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


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 S. Churchill


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


There are some politicians who, if their constituents were cannibals, would promise them missionaries for dinner.  ~ H.L. Mencken


Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.  ~ John Quinton


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


It would be a great reform in politics if wisdom could be made to spread as easily and as rapidly as folly.  ~ Winston Churchill


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


Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.  ~ Charles de Gaulle


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 S. Churchill


In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.  ~
Napoleon Bonaparte


We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.  ~ Aesop


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


As an animal lover, I don’t like zoos. I feel the only creatures that should be caged behind bars are politicians, lobbyists, and lawyers. And rapists, but I’ve already listed that three times.  ~ Jarod Kintz


A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.  ~ H.L. Mencken


Modern Politics is civil war carried on by other means.  ~ Alasdair MacIntyre


It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars.  ~ Noam Chomsky


Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.  ~ Nikita Khrushchev


Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.  ~ W.C. Fields


I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.  ~ Charles de Gaulle


You have to give the electorate a tune they can whistle.  ~ Enoch Powell


Nothing corrupts a politician quite as much as friendship, Good politicians don't bribe; they make us like them.  ~ Matthew Parris


Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.  ~ J.K. Galbraith


In politics as in religion, my tenets are few and simple. The leading one of which, and indeed that which embraces most others, is to be honest and just ourselves and to exact it from others, meddling as little as possible in their affairs where our own are not involved. If this maxim was generally adopted, wars would cease and our swords would soon be converted into reap hooks and our harvests be more peaceful, abundant, and happy.  ~ George Washington


Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~ Ronald Reagan


If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.  ~ Jay Leno


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


Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.  ~ Mao Zedong


Political solutions work as long as the situation is hopless.  ~ J.R. Slaughter


Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.  ~ George Orwell


The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.  ~ R. Buckminster Fuller


Political advice is a bit like your average Christmas fruitcake: something everyone gives and no one wants.  ~ Bob Dole


The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves.  ~ Plato


When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were.  ~ John F. Kennedy


Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.  ~ Dick Gregory


A liberal is a man who leaves the room before the fight starts.  ~ Dorothy Parker


The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often and in the loudest voice.  ~ Theodore Roosevelt


A Conservative is a man who wants the rules changed so no one can make a pile the way he did.  ~ Gregory Nunn


All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.  ~ Albert Einstein


In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.  ~ Plato


We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


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