Politics quotes page 2
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.
Politics: Poli, a Latin word meaning many; and tics meaning bloodsucking creatures.
The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
Politicians are always realistically maneuvering for the next election. They are obsolete as
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.
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.
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are
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.
The reason gas prices are so high is because the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma and all the
dipsticks are in Washington.
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.
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 only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow
the poor to be corrupt, too.
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
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?
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.
We'd all like t'vote fer th'best man, but he's never a candidate.
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.