Good quotes about Politics: Some of the best great quotes about Politics

Good quotes about Politics: Some of the best great quotes about Politics

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. – Lord Acton

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

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

Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman’s truncheon over the anarchist’s bomb. – Spiro T. Agnew

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

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

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. – Aristotle

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

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what’s right. – Isaac Asimov

Reporters thrive on the world’s misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity. – Russell Baker

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we’ll be called a democracy. – Roger Baldwin

Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. – Marion Barry

Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing. – Bernard Baruch

The accursed power which stands on Privilege (And goes with Women, and Champagne, and Bridge) Broke – and Democracy resumed her reign: (Which goes with Bridge, and Women and Champagne). – Hilaire Belloc

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

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

Pakistan was once called the most allied ally of the United States. We are now the most nonallied. – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others. – Ambrose Bierce

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

He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Standing, standing, standing – why do I have to stand all the time? That is the main characteristic of social Washington. – Daniel J. Boorstin

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

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

People cut themselves off from their ties of the old life when they come to Los Angeles. They are looking for a place where they can be free, where they can do things they couldn’t do anywhere else. – Tom Bradley

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

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. – Louis D. Brandeis

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

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. – Robert Byrne

Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future. – Jimmy Carter

The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters. – Fidel Castro

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest. – Paddy Chayefsky

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face. – Jacques Chirac

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. – Winston Churchill

We didn’t actually overspend our budget. The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure. – Frank A. Clark

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

If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking ‘Do you want fries with that?’ – John Cleese

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours. – Grover Cleveland

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

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

I am not anti-American. But I am strongly pro-Canadian. – John G. Diefenbaker

The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics. No one can make head nor tail of them and they never are seen twice in the same place. – John G. Diefenbaker

A billion here and a billion there, and soon you’re talking about real money. – Everett Dirksen

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

The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith. – John Foster Dulles

Beguiled by George S. Bush’s easy smile and casual indifference to the details, we are on the brink of electing him to office. This isn’t choosing a president, it’s casting the lead in a sitcom about the presidency. – Roger Ebert

Oh, that lovely title, ex-president. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. – T. S. Eliot

If the United Nations is a country unto itself, then the commodity it exports most is words. – Esther B. Fein

I should have had a circuitous answer that was a non-answer. – Geraldine A. Ferraro

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

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

The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal. – Erich Fromm

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith. – James William Fulbright

Truth is a tendency. – R. Buckminster Fuller

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value. – R. Buckminster Fuller

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

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

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

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence. – Mohandas Gandhi

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

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred. – John W. Gardner

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

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

What do the nationalists say about killers punishing murderers and thieves sentencing looters? – Kahlil Gibran

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. – Kahlil Gibran

I always voted at my party’s call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all. – William Gilbert

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

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

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

If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal. – Emma Goldman

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution… revolution is but thought carried into action. – Emma Goldman

If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide. – Meg Greenfield

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

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

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. – Alexander Hamilton

Politics, n: Poly “many” + tics “blood-sucking parasites” – Larry Hardiman

There is always some fig leaf being used. – Gary Hart

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

What luck for rulers, that men do not think. – Adolf Hitler

Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues. – Thomas Hobbes

Justice is incidental to law and order. – J. Edgar Hoover

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

We are a fact-gathering organization only. We don’t clear anybody. We don’t condemn anybody. – J. Edgar Hoover

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

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

My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised. – Jesse Jackson

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct. – Thomas Jefferson

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office. – Thomas Jefferson

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor. – Lady Bird Johnson

It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms. – Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

Most of us are honest all the time, and all of us are honest most of the time. – Charles McC Mathias, Jr.

I cannot help but wonder whether, by continuing and expanding the school lunch program, we aren’t witnessing, if not encouraging, the slow demise of yet another American tradition: the brown bag. Perhaps we are beholding yet another break in the chain that links child to home. – Charles McC Mathias, Jr.

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

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

Frankly, I don’t mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is. – Edward Kennedy

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

I was a woman in a man’s world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot. – Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. – Henry A. Kissinger

If you don’t like the President, it costs you 90 bucks to fly to Washington to picket. If you don’t like the Governor, it costs you 60 bucks to fly to Albany to picket. If you don’t like me, 90 cents. – Edward Koch

If you seek violence, we will seek to put you in jail. – Edward Koch

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

The art of creation is older than the art of killing. – Edward Koch

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

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

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

They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. – Clare Boothe Luce

The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face. – Clare Boothe Luce

The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. – Neal Barnard, M.D.

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. – Thomas B. Macaulay

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

You can hardly say boo to a goose in the House of Commons now without cries of “Ungentlemanly,” “Not fair” and all the rest. – Harold MacMillan

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers. – Nelson Mandela

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

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