1,008 Quotes Regarding Politics


Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
John F. Kennedy

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself.
Mark Twain

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

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
Milton Friedman

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Joseph Stalin

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

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

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

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

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
Winston Churchill

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken

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

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
Winston Churchill

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

The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you're rich.
P. J. O'Rourke

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
Mark Twain

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

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

If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.
Thomas Sowell

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

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