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Politics Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Politics

Please enjoy these Politics Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

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

If the United Nations is a country unto itself,
then the commodity it exports most is words.
- Esther B. Fein

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

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

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

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

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

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

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

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

The successful revolutionary is a statesman,
the unsuccessful one a criminal.
- Erich Fromm

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

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

Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we
have elections is to find out if the polls were right?
- Robert Orben

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

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

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty,
but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory

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

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

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

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

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

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

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

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

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

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 conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who,
however, has never learned how to walk forward.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
- A. J. Liebling

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

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children.
They did not want public office.
- Herbert Hoover

Confronted with the choice, the American people would
choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
- Spiro T. Agnew

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

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

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

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

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

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
- Emma Goldman

An idea not coupled with action will never get any
bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
- Arnold H. Glasow

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

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

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

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

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence.
Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
- William E. Gladstone


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