Politics quotes page 1
If you do not know how to lie, cheat, and steal - turn your attention to politics and
I have always defined politics to mean the science of govenment, perhaps the most
important science, because it involves the art and ability of people to live together.
All political power comes from the barrel of either guns, pussy, or opium pipes, and people
seem to like it that way.
Hunter S. Thompson
I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is
controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the
nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be
one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in
the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by
conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a
small group of dominant men.
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American
criminal class except Congress.
The vice of capitalism is that it stands for the unequal sharing of blessings; whereas the
virtue of socialism is that it stands for the equal sharing of misery.
Sir Winston Churchill
No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when
we require him to obey it. Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
Politics is an inexact science.
Otto von Bismarck
Politicians are not born; they are excreted.
There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.
Laws catch flies but let hornets go free.
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all the people some of the time, which is
just long enough to be president of the United States.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
For the first time in history, the human species as a whole has gone into politics. Everyone is
in the act, and there is no telling what may come of it.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
Folks who don't know why America is the Land of Promise should be here during an election
One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into
Politicians remain professional because the voters remain amateur.
Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know
which way is down.
If a politician doesn't wanna get beat up, he shouldn't run for office. If a football player
doesn't want to get tackled or want the risk of an a occasional clip he shouldn't put the pads
A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of
Democracy is the eagle on the back of a dollar bill, with 13 arrows in one claw, 13 leaves on
a branch, 13 tail feathers, and 13 stars over its head - this signifies that when the white man
came to this country, it was bad luck for the Indians, bad luck for the trees, bad luck for the
wildlife, and lights out for the American eagle.
Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting
In the American political lexicon,
"change" always means more of the same: more government,
more looting of Americans, more inflation, more police-state measures, more unnecessary war,
and more centralization of power.
Ron Paul, The Revolution: A
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides
the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.
Chuck Norris describes his politics as "somewhere to the right of Hitler."
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At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child - miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied,
demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.
P. J. O'Rourke
The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided
The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in
America on September the 11th.
George W. Bush
Democracy is welcoming people from other lands, and giving them something to hold onto.
Usually a mop or a leaf blower.
A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward
to the trip.
A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the
Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.