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We will all be better citizens when voting records of our Congressmen are followed as
carefully as scores of pro-football games.
Lou Erickson

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

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
George Jean Nathan

Political correctness is tyranny with manners.
Charlton Heston

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it
incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy.
Ernest Benn

In politics... shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Alexis de Tocqueville

A politician is a person who can make waves and then make you think he's the only one who
can save the ship.
Ivern Ball

Politicians and journalists share the same fate in that they often understand tomorrow the
things they talk about today.
Helmut Schmidt

Talk is cheap. Except when the Congress does it.
Cullen Hightower

The rhinoceros is an animal with a hide two feet thick, and no apparent interest in politics.
What a waste.
James Wright

Politicians say they're beefing up our economy. Most don't know beef from pork.
Harold Lowman

In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
Deciderius Erasmus

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.
Nikita Khruschev

It is even more damaging for a minister to say foolish things than to do them.
Cardinal de Retz

Democracy does not guarantee equality, only equality of opportunity.
Irving Kristol

Democracy, like love, can survive any attack - save neglect and indifference.
Sydney J. Harris

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes
democracy necessary.
Reinhold Niebuhr

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are
unworthy of winning.
Theodor Adorno

The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
Franklin P. Adams

Congress is continually appointing fact-finding committees, when what we really need are
some fact-facing committees.
Roger Allen

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