In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it wrongly and
applying unsuitable remedies.
The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
I don't even like big government in
Washington, let alone having super government over our
federal government, such as a North American Union, or the United Nations, or any of these
organizations. It just means more government and more attack on individual sovereignty,
which is the real issue.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
Sir Francis Bacon
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure.
Democracy passes into despotism.
In politics, it seems, retreat is honourable if dictated by military considerations and shameful
if even suggested for ethical reasons.
Politics is Hollywood for ugly people.
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
H. L. Mencken
Politics - good politics - is public service. There is no life or occupation in which a man can
find a greater opportunity to serve his community or country.
A time will come when a politician who has wilfully made war and promoted international
dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It
is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not pay with their own.
H. G. Wells
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate; now what's going to happen to us with both
a Senate and a House?
Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and
privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
An honest man in politics shines more than he would elsewhere.
I have always felt that the real purpose of government is to enhance the lives of people and
that a leader can best do that by restraining government in most cases instead of enlarging it
at every opportunity.
Gerald R. Ford
Being President is like being the groundskeeper in a cemetery: There are a lot of people under
you, but none of them are listening.
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
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to
People often ask me where I stand politically. It's not that I disagree with Bush's economic
policy or his foreign policy, it's that I believe he was a child of Satan sent here to destroy the
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and
My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman's dance.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some
What is morally wrong cannot be politically right.
Politicians say they're beefing up our economy. Most don't know beef from pork.
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes