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Politics Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Politics are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

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When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

 

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

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

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


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In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

In politics the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

The flood of money that gushes into politics today
is a pollution of democracy.
- Theodore White

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
- Ralph Nader

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

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

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

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

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell
in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
- Caskie Stinnett

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

There are many men of principle in both parties in America,
but there is no party of principle.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the
fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
- Gerhard Schroeder

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

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

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

Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
- George Will

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

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

If you are going to sin, sin against God,
not the bureaucracy.
God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
- Hyman Rickover

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.
- Carter Glass

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You better take advantage of the good cigars.
You don't get much else in that job.
- Thomas P. O'Neill

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

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office.
- Christy Romano

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections
are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
- Gore Vidal

I am never going to have anything more to do
with politics or politicians.
When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely
to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill

America's present need is not heroics but healing;
not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
- Warren G. Harding

In war, you can only be killed once,
but in politics, many times.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
- Leo Rosten

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politics are very much like war.
We may even have to use poison gas at times.
- Winston Churchill


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