Politics Quotes

Politics Quotes

Abraham Lincoln What is conservativism? Is it not the aherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?
John S. Coleman The point to remember is what the government gives it must first take away.
Harold Wilson A week is a long time in politics.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
John Quincy Adams Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
Plato Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Paul Valery Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
R. A. Butler In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves.
Abraham Lincoln The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Sir Winston Churchill It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Bob Wells For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
Dame Edith Sitwell I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent.
Winston Churchill If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
H. L. Mencken The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions per minute. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
Clement Atlee Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
Abbie Hoffman Stay away from needle drugs. Richard Nixon is the only dope worth shooting.
Unknown Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
William Claude Dunkenfield California is the only state in the union where you can fall asleep under a rose bush in full bloom and freeze to death.
Ralph Nader Ronald Reagan is the most ignorant president since Warren Harding.
R. Buckminster Fuller Truth is a tendency
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Abbie Hoffman Its embarrassing, you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on a Best Sellers List.
Albert Camus By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Fidel Castro We do not deny the possibility of peaceful [political] transition, but we are still awaiting the first case.
Franz Kafka Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy

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