Politics Quotes -BoysJoys


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Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.  ~Richard Armour

Politicians are like diapers.  They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.  ~Author Unknown

Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.  ~W.C. Fields

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.  ~Martin L. Gross, A Call for Revolution, 1993

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.  ~Alexis de Tocqueville

We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.  ~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.  ~Albert Einstein

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.  ~H.L. Mencken, 1956

What is conservatism?  Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?  ~Abraham Lincoln

I think it's about time we voted for senators with breasts.  After all, we've been voting for boobs long enough.  ~Clarie Sargent, Arizona senatorial candidate

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.  ~Leonard Bernstein, The New York Times, 30 October 1988

Take our politicians:  they're a bunch of yo-yos.  The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize.  ~Saul Bellow

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.  ~Charles de Gaulle

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.  ~Plato

Politicians are the same all over.  They promise to build a bridge even where they is no river.  ~Nikita Khrushchev

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence.  Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.  ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.  ~Clarence Darrow

George Washington is the only president who didn't blame the previous administration for his troubles.  ~Author Unknown

Truth is not determined by majority vote.  ~Doug Gwyn

An election is coming.  Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.  ~George Eliot, Felix Holt, Chapter 5  (Thanks Julie!)

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

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.  ~Stewart Udall

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.  ~John Kenneth Galbraith

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio speech, 26 October 1939

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

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.  ~Leo Rosten

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn.  The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.  ~P.J. O'Rourke

Conservative, n:  A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.  ~Alfred E. Wiggam

Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.  ~Robertson Davies

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent.  One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.  ~John Kenneth Galbraith, New York Times, 8 October 1989

Don't vote, it only encourages them.  ~Author Unknown

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is... the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.  ~Adlai Stevenson, speech, Democratic National Convention, 18 August 1956

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.  ~Adlai E. Stevenson

I offer my opponents a bargain:  if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.  ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.  ~Charles Krauthammer

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

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.  ~Gore Vidal

The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.  ~Maureen Murphy