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Positive Quotes about Politics

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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

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

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

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

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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 politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

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

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
- J. William Fulbright

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

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

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

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

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

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

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

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

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

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

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

An idea not coupled with action will never get any
bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
- Arnold H. Glasow

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

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation,
the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

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

Confronted with the choice, the American people would
choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
- Spiro T. Agnew

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill.
It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying,
and the consequences are serious.
- Oliver Stone

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

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
- 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

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

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

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

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

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth.
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and
civilized nations together.
- Daniel Webster

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

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

Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.
- Dick Durbin

The politicians were talking themselves red,
white and blue in the face.
- Clare Boothe Luce

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

If nominated, I will not run; if elected,
I will not serve.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

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

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

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

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

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans
is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt,
too.
- Oscar Levant

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

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

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

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

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

The secret of getting things done is to act!
- Dante Alighieri

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

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

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


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