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I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

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In politics the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
- Sydney Pollack

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- Ambrose Bierce

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In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
is rarely a politician's objective.
Election and power are.
- Cal Thomas


 

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

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.
- Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
- Ralph Nader

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot
of money even to be defeated.
- Will Rogers

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected.
The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.
- George MacDonald

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
- Martin L. Gross

The flood of money that gushes into politics today
is a pollution of democracy.
- Theodore White

There ain't no answer.
There ain't gonna be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
That's the answer.
- Gertrude Stein

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential
and Congressional campaigns,
the U.S.
government is virtually up for sale.
- John W. Gardner

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.
- Carter Glass

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

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter.
The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today,
even for the same performance.
- William O. Douglas

What politicians want to create is irreversible change
because when you leave office someone changes it back again.
- Estelle Morris

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss,
in the Republican Party he is a leader.
- Harry S. Truman

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

When bad men combine, the good must associate;
else they will fall one by one,
an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
- Edmund Burke

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
- A. J. Liebling

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

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

I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent.
One reason is that more and more people are so painfully
aware of the alternative.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

The secret of getting things done is to act!
- Dante Alighieri

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
- Margaret Thatcher

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

He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.
- Henry B. Adams

Whenever men take the law into their own hands,
the loser is the law.
And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
- Robert Kennedy

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
- Emma Goldman

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government -
he promised Dad he'd go straight.
- John F. Kennedy

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections
are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
- Gore Vidal

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used
exclusively for the benefit of the people,
to whom they belong.
- Fidel Castro

The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
- Louis D. Brandeis

When they see me holding fish, they can see that I
am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
- Imelda Marcos

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise,
we don't believe in it at all.
- Noam Chomsky

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty,
but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory

Inflation is as violent as a mugger,
as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
- Ronald Reagan

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country
is no fit to rule another country must admit that one
class is not fit to rule another class.
- B. R. Ambedkar

You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.
- Daniel Hannan

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
- Milton Friedman

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

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

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

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

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get
tired of doing the hard work you already did.
- Newt Gingrich

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children.
They did not want public office.
- Herbert Hoover

An idea not coupled with action will never get any
bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
- Arnold H. Glasow

I don't make jokes.
I just watch the government and report the facts.
- Will Rogers

We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
- Kin Hubbard


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