Kutipan (Quote) - Politics (1)

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

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

A fool and his money are soon elected.
Will Rogers

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
P. J. O'Rourke

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

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
Alexander Hamilton

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
H. L. Mencken

Politics have no relation to morals.
Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

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

A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

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

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

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

Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
Milton Friedman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
John Stuart Mill

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

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

A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful.
Charles W. Pickering

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

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