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In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Margaret Thatcher

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it wrongly and
applying unsuitable remedies.
Groucho Marx

Politics: Poli, a Latin word meaning many; and tics meaning bloodsucking creatures.
Robin Williams

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
Lao Tzu

Politicians are always realistically maneuvering for the next election. They are obsolete as
fundamental problem-solvers.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

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.
Ron Paul

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.
Thomas Jefferson

Democracy passes into despotism.
Plato

In politics, it seems, retreat is honourable if dictated by military considerations and shameful
if even suggested for ethical reasons.
Mary McCarthy

Politics is Hollywood for ugly people.
Jay Leno

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

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.
Harry Truman

The reason gas prices are so high is because the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma and all the
dipsticks are in Washington.
Yakov Smirnoff

Building weapons that we don't need, don't work, and aren't necessary, and have no mission
- that's not bad politics, that's robbery.
Paul Newman

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

The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by
the bourgeois.
Gustave Flaubert

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

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate; now what's going to happen to us with both
a Senate and a House?
Will Rogers

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
heritage.
Lucille Ball

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

An honest man in politics shines more than he would elsewhere.
Mark Twain

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

How can we expect a politician to believe in the wisdom of the people when he knows it was
the people who voted him in?
Bob Monkhouse

Being President is like being the groundskeeper in a cemetery: There are a lot of people under
you, but none of them are listening.
Bill Clinton

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
hear.
George Orwell

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
planet Earth.
Bill Hicks

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and
philosophy.
John Adams

My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman's dance.
Abraham Lincoln

We'd all like t'vote fer th'best man, but he's never a candidate.
Kin Hubbard

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

What is morally wrong cannot be politically right.
William Gladstone

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