Kutipan (Quote) - Politics (3)

A politician will do anything to keep his job - even become a patriot.
William Randolph

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

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
Ross Perot

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

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

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
Milton Friedman

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.
Thurgood Marshall

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

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
Adlai E. Stevenson

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

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
Thomas Paine

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

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
John Morley

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

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

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

A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.
Woodrow Wilson

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

I do have a political agenda. It's to have as few regulations as possible.
Dan Quayle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?
Robert Orben

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
George Will

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

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.
A. N. Wilson

The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary.
Gloria Steinem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
Albert Pike

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