Quotes About Politics

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Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.  ~ Groucho Marx

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.  ~ Pericles

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.  ~ Mark Twain

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.  ~ Edward R. Murrow

One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.  ~ Plato

Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.  ~ George Burns

The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the three most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon.  ~
Kurt Vonnegut

A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.  ~ Winston S. Churchill

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.  ~ Ronald Reagan

There are some politicians who, if their constituents were cannibals, would promise them missionaries for dinner.  ~ H.L. Mencken

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

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

It would be a great reform in politics if wisdom could be made to spread as easily and as rapidly as folly.  ~ Winston Churchill

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

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.  ~ Charles de Gaulle

Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains.  ~ Winston S. Churchill

In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.  ~
Napoleon Bonaparte

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.  ~ Aesop

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

As an animal lover, I don’t like zoos. I feel the only creatures that should be caged behind bars are politicians, lobbyists, and lawyers. And rapists, but I’ve already listed that three times.  ~ Jarod Kintz

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

Modern Politics is civil war carried on by other means.  ~ Alasdair MacIntyre

It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars.  ~ Noam Chomsky

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

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

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.  ~ Charles de Gaulle

You have to give the electorate a tune they can whistle.  ~ Enoch Powell

Nothing corrupts a politician quite as much as friendship, Good politicians don't bribe; they make us like them.  ~ Matthew Parris

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.  ~ J.K. Galbraith

In politics as in religion, my tenets are few and simple. The leading one of which, and indeed that which embraces most others, is to be honest and just ourselves and to exact it from others, meddling as little as possible in their affairs where our own are not involved. If this maxim was generally adopted, wars would cease and our swords would soon be converted into reap hooks and our harvests be more peaceful, abundant, and happy.  ~ George Washington

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~ Ronald Reagan

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.  ~ Jay Leno

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

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.  ~ Mao Zedong

Political solutions work as long as the situation is hopless.  ~ J.R. Slaughter

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.  ~ George Orwell

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.  ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Political advice is a bit like your average Christmas fruitcake: something everyone gives and no one wants.  ~ Bob Dole

The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves.  ~ Plato

When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were.  ~ John F. Kennedy

Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.  ~ Dick Gregory

A liberal is a man who leaves the room before the fight starts.  ~ Dorothy Parker

The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often and in the loudest voice.  ~ Theodore Roosevelt

A Conservative is a man who wants the rules changed so no one can make a pile the way he did.  ~ Gregory Nunn

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

In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.  ~ Plato

We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

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