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If you do not know how to lie, cheat, and steal - turn your attention to politics and learn.
Josh Billings

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.
Harry Truman

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.
Woodrow Wilson

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American
criminal class except Congress.
Mark Twain

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.
Theodore Roosevelt

Politics is an inexact science.
Otto von Bismarck

Politicians are not born; they are excreted.
Cicero

There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.
Benjamin Disraeli

Laws catch flies but let hornets go free.
English proverb

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.
Spike Milligan

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Edmund Burke

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.
Saul Bellow

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Folks who don't know why America is the Land of Promise should be here during an election
campaign.
Milton Berle

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into
government.
Donald Trump

Politicians remain professional because the voters remain amateur.
Katharine Hepburn

Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know
which way is down.
Robert Orben

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
on.
Bill Clinton

A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of
his life.
Robert Byrne

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.
Johnny Carson

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting
hair.
George Burns

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 Manifesto

Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
Frank Zappa

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.
Albert Camus

Chuck Norris describes his politics as "somewhere to the right of Hitler."
Chuck Norris jokes

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
majority.
Will Durant

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.
Johnny Carson

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward
to the trip.
Caskie Stinnett

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.
Russell Baker

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