Quotesgenie  : :  Quotes ♥  : :
Politics's Quotes


  Laws catch flies but let hornets go free.  
 -  English proverb
  

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

  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
  

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

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

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

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

  Political correctness is tyranny with manners.  
 -  Charlton Heston
  

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

  Politicians are not born; they are excreted.  
 -  Cicero
  

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

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

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

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

  Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  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
  

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

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

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

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

  If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

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

  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
  

  A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

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

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

  If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

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

  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
  

  A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

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

  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
  

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

  Politics is Hollywood for ugly people.  
 -  Jay Leno
  

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

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

  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
  

  Democracy is welcoming people from other lands, and giving them something to hold onto. Usually a mop or a leaf blower.  
 -  Johnny Carson
  

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

  Politicians remain professional because the voters remain amateur.  
 -  Katharine Hepburn
  

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

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

  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 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
  

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

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

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

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

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

  In politics stupidity is not a handicap.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

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

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

  Politics is an inexact science.  
 -  Otto von Bismarck
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

  Democracy passes into despotism.  
 -  Plato
  

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

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

  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
  

  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
  

  The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.  
 -  Will Durant
  

  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
  

  What is morally wrong cannot be politically right.  
 -  William Gladstone
  

  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