105 Elected Officials Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Elected Officials Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Whether elected or appointed, public officials serve those who put and keep them in office. We cannot depend upon them to fight our battles. — Charles Hamilton Houston

Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote. — George Jean Nathan

Legislators represent people, not trees or acres. Legislators are elected by voters, not farms or cities or economic interests. — Earl Warren

What is the use of being elected or re-elected unless you stand for something? — Grover Cleveland

Im proud that Im a politician. A politician is a man who understands government, and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician whos been dead 10 or 15 years. — Harry S Truman

A public office is not a job, it is an opportunity to do something for the public. — Franklin Knight Lane

I honestly believe I'd make one of the worst elected officials in the history of this country. — Ross Perot

In this country, we not only have a right to vote, we have a right to know who we can vote for. — Jill Stein

Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters. — Grover Cleveland

While I have served in public office for 30 years, my professional training is as a pharmacist, not a lawyer or an accountant. — George Ryan

Short Elected Officials Quotes

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  • Some politician some years ago said that bad officials are elected by good voters who do not vote. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Elected officials shouldn’t get to choose who gets to choose elected officials. — Lewis Black
  • A religious person answers to God, not to the elected or non-elected official. — Elie Wiesel
  • Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. — George Jean Nathan
  • Every elected official on this planet should understand - don't play with our children, don't do it. — Michelle Obama
  • We get what we deserve. They are our elected officials. — George Carlin
  • If your life is bad because of an elected official, then you don't have a life. — Dave Ramsey
  • You don't have to be an elected official to be a public servant. — William J. Clinton
  • I as an elected official would never recommend anybody to boycott any city or state. — Jan Brewer
  • We hunt and fish or we'll go nuts dealing with the criminal behavior of our elected officials. — Ted Nugent
Elected officials quote What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for
What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests.

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When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack. — Gwen Moore

Long experience, in the United States and in other advanced economies, has demonstrated that monetary policy is most successful when decisions are rendered independent of influence by elected officials. — Jerome Powell

History has shown that a country most effectively speaks with one voice. When nationally elected officials work together, build consensus, and provide leadership, the American people will follow. — Chuck Hagel

Elected officials quote In my country we go to prison first and then become President.~ Nelson Mandela
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.~ Nelson Mandela

You read constantly that banks are lobbying regulators and elected officials as if this is inappropriate. We don't look at it that way. — Jamie Dimon

The principles behind explaining and educating the product or the elected official is similar, even though the actual execution of it is very, very different. — Frank Luntz

This commitment to truth is something one senses more and more Americans yearning for, just as they are becoming more and more sophisticated at knowing when the truth is being obscured - an irony that seems to elude most of todays elected officials. — Michael Musto

Corruption is uniquely reprehensible in a democracy because it violates the system's first principle, which we all learned back in the sunshiny days of elementary school: that the government exist to serve the public, not particular companies or individuals or even elected officials. — Thomas Frank

[A politician is] a person skilled in the art of compromise. Usually an elected official who has compromised to get nominated, compromised to get elected, and compromised repeatedly to stay in office. — Dick Gregory

If something is being done on a secret basis in national security, that's a great reason for elected officials to not talk about it. And that's a great way to shirk accountability for it with the public. — Rachel Maddow

I feel like we put all the weight on the president, rather than distributing the weight to all of the elected officials. — Eric Andre

Elected Leaders Quotes

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We're not going to have the America that we want until we elect leaders who are going to tell the truth - not most days, but every day. — Ann Richards

The adoring crowds and overwhelming Democratic support in the 2008 election was based largely on joy at jettisoning Bush and the appeal of electing a superbly qualified charismatic African American leader. — Mary Frances Berry

Enclave life becomes very tense, Even when they do elect a leader, the factions remain, with the threat of splitting off. — Mary Douglas

I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today's vote on Brexit has no constitutional legitimacy. — Jeremy Corbyn

I think it is its time for the leaders of Africa to say to President Mugabe that the people of Zimbabwe's deserve a free and fair election. — Raila Odinga

Peter Joseph is asking the questions and proposing the possible solutions that we should be demanding from the elected leaders of this crazy world. His brilliant analysis of this ridiculous system we're operating under is one of the most important voices for change in this generation. — Joe Rogan

We really are going to have to answer the cries of everyday women and men who are calling out for elected leaders to do something different. They want to be treated fairly and they need a political party who represents them. — Nina Turner

The matter of bringing in corrupt leaders was started by [Mwai ] Kibaki, and in truth, do not be surprised if you find that the likes of William Ruto find themselves behind bars after the elections, because he has cases pending against him. — Raila Odinga

If we were united and strong, we'd elect our own emir (leader) and give allegiance to him... Take my word, if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us. — Siraj Wahhaj

Either man is obsolete or war is. War is the ultimate tool of politics. Political leaders look out only for their own side. Politicians are always realistically maneuvering for the next election. They are obsolete as fundamental problem-solvers. — R. Buckminster Fuller

Public Officials Quotes

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The chief internal enemies of any state are not spies nor saboteurs nor the paid agents of foreign governments. They are, on the contrary, those myriads of public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people. — Dalton Trumbo

I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials. — George Mason

I have made no secret, either privately or publicly, of any sense of outrage over officially enforced military and war service. I regard it as a duty of conscience to fight against such barbarous enslavement of the individual with every means available. — Albert Einstein

Significant officials at publicly traded companies are casually and cavalierly engaged in insider trading. Because insider trading has as one of its elements communication, it doesn't take rocket science to realize it's nice to have the communication on tape. — Preet Bharara

In America, we have anti-nepotism laws in the federal government and in lots of state governments, because the practice of hiring relatives undermines public confidence that the government official is actually finding best person for the job. — Kathleen Clark

I've been asked about UFOs and I've said publicly I thought they were somebody else, some other civilization. — Gene Cernan

Public officials are permitted to finance or subsidize their own activities through taxes. That is, they are permitted to engage in and live off, what in private dealings between private law subjects is prohibited and considered 'theft' and 'stolen loot.' — Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary is facing at least two official objections to his public statements along with expensive hearings before the Alberta Human Rights Commission for expressing his biblical views on same sex marriage. — Stockwell Day

These international bankers and Rockefeller Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. — Theodore Roosevelt

The first country to adopt happiness as an official goal of public policy is the tiny little country of Bhutan in Asia near China and India. — Derek Bok

Government Officials Quotes

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Flushed with victory, the new interim Ukrainian government had immediately made some foolish statements, not least of which was the intention to abolish Russian as the official second language in various regions. — Tim Marshall

All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out. — I. F. Stone

A sign of development for a country is in the lack of prestige for government officials. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The future success of the Marine Corps depends on two factors: first, an efficient performance of all duties to which its officers and men may be assigned; second, promptly bringing this efficiency to the attention of the proper officials of the government, and the American people. — John A. Lejeune

Hyperinflation can take virtually your entire life's savings, without the government having to bother raising the official tax rate at all. — Thomas Sowell

The Europeans and Americans residing in the town of Zanzibar are either Government officials, independent merchants, or agents for a few great mercantile houses in Europe and America. — Henry Morton Stanley

Every time I travel, government TSA officials seem to recognize that I'm a Muslim and 'randomly' pull me aside for 'special treatment'. My sincere hope and prayer is that, on the Day of Judgment, my Lord's angels also recognize me as a Muslim and pull me aside for special treatment — Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

But there will be no justice, there will be no government of the people, by the people, and for the people, as long as the government and its officials permit bribery in any form. — John Jay Hooker

If the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) raises the hackles of the conspiracy theorists, the Bilderberg meetings must induce apocalyptic visions of omnipotent international bankers plotting with unscrupulous government officials to impose cunning schemes on an ignorant and unsuspecting world. — David Rockefeller

Look, all administrations, all governments lie, all officials lie and nothing they say is to be believed. That's a pretty good rule. — Daniel Ellsberg

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The public are entitled to have an absolute guarantee of the financial probity and integrity of their elected representatives, their officials and above all of Ministers. They need to know that they are under financial obligations to nobody, other than public lending institutions, except to the extent that they are publicly declared. — Bertie Ahern

The term propaganda rings melodramatic and exaggerated, but a press that—whether from fear, careerism, or conviction—uncritically recites false government claims and reports them as fact, or treats elected officials with a reverence reserved for royalty, cannot be accurately described as engaged in any other function. — Glenn Greenwald

A president is a high-level official who is elected to carry out a function. He is not a king, not a god. He is not the witch doctor of a tribe who knows everything. He is a civil servant. I think the ideal way of living is to live like the vast majority of people whom we attempt to serve and represent. — Jose Mujica

Nowhere else in the world do the laws on firearms become the playthings of politicians and lobbyists intent on manufacturing cultural conflict. Nowhere else do elected officials turn the matter of taking a gun to church into a searing ideological question. But then, guns are not a religion in most countries. — E. J. Dionne

I spent many years working for voting rights, but we still see sophisticated efforts, led by white officials, to disenfranchise black voters in local and national elections. — Edward Brooke

Through electing officials that will protect the Constitution and commit themselves to the rights of the people and the health of the nation, we will be able to ensure that no group of ideologues and no private sector institution can coopt our rights, take us into senseless wars and steal the nation from its people. — Harry Belafonte

Every two years, one of the most hotly contested elections in Texas is the poll taken among members of the capitol press corps to determine who are actually the ten stupidest members of the Legislature. Two years ago, there were thirty-seven official nominees and several write-ins. — Molly Ivins

Most elected officials cling to their ideological biases, despite the real-world facts that disprove their theories time and again. Most have no common sense, and most never acknowledge that they were wrong. — Lawrence Kudlow

In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom of religion - not even for Shiites, who are forced by Irans theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules. — Elliott Abrams

Elections are a good deal like marriages. There's no accounting for anyone's taste. Every time we see a bridegroom we wonder why she ever picked him, and it's the same with public officials. — Will Rogers

The public is tired of politicians professing certain beliefs and not acting on those beliefs. They want elected officials who have the moral courage to do what they will say they will do when they're running for election. — Colonel Tom Parker

Any time an elected official in the world we're in today that appears so dysfunctional challenges a core constituency not of their opponent but of their own political base, I think we should pause and give them credit. — Jeb Bush

People in the mass media tend more and more every day to look and act like elected and appointed officials. — L. Neil Smith

Aren't we supposed to believe that if you are an elected official, if you serve in Congress, you are representing all the people of your district not just the people who voted for you, not [just] the people who you agree with? — David Duke

I think one of the most shocking things is how little our elected officials knew about what the NSA was doing. Congress is learning from the reporting and that's staggering. Snowden and [former NSA employee] William Binney, who's also in the film as a whistleblower from a different generation, are technical people who understand the dangers. — Laura Poitras

You know, I was a community activist, so I'm used to standing out in front of an elected official's office and protesting. — Karen Bass

America must begin the struggle for democracy at home. The advocacy of free elections in Europe by American officials is hypocrisy when free elections are not held in great sections of America. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The residents and elected officials of Long Island have fought vigorously for many years and spent millions of dollars to preserve the quality of life that the Long Island Sound offers. — Tim Bishop

If you begin to give people hope that there is a brighter future, there is a new tomorrow, then the people who were yesterday's terrorists become tomorrow's elected officials and they're part of the system. — John Shelby Spong

I propose a Constitutional Amendment providing that, if any public official, elected or appointed, at any level of government, is caught lying to any member of the public for any reason, the punishment shall be death by public hanging. — L. Neil Smith

Do the elected officials in Washington stand with ordinary Americans - working families, children, the elderly, the poor - or will the extraordinary power of billionaire campaign contributors and Big Money prevail? The American people, by the millions, must send Congress the answer to that question. — Bernie Sanders

Criticizing Fox News has nothing to do with criticizing the press. Fox News is not a news organization. It is the de facto leader of the GOP, and it is long past time that it is treated as such by the media, elected officials and the public. — David Brock

While there continues to be differences, the important point is that all citizens and elected officials use democratic and legal avenues for solving those differences. — Boris Trajkovski

In view of our public pledges, we public officials can never again go before the public merely promising election reform. The time for promises is past. — Charles Edison

When the size of the group supporting your cause reaches a critical mass, any legislator or elected official has to pay attention. — Mark Shields

Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of election law typically resides with partisan officials, many with public stakes in the election outcome. — Thomas E. Mann

And I'm very proud of the 50,000 poll workers and election officials who delivered a free and fair election. — Kenneth Blackwell

One of my rules is I generally don't talk to elected officials. It's kind of a firewall. I'll talk to staff if they have something of interest. I try to avoid talking to politicians altogether. I mean, to be honest, I don't really find them that interesting. If I want juicy information I talk to staff of the politicians. — Markos Moulitsas

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