Colombians! My last wish is for the happiness of the patria. If my death contributes to the end of partisanship and the consolidation of the union, I shall be lowered in peace into my grave.

— Simon Bolivar

Unexpected Partisanship quotations

Exploiting people's emotions of fear, envy and anxiety is not hope, it's not change, it's partisanship. We don't need partisanship. We don't need demagoguery, we need solutions.

The great issues facing us today are not Republican issues or Democratic issues.

The political parties can debate the means, but both parties must embrace the end objective, which is to make America great again.

To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening.

It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant, to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry and extreme partisanship.

Bipartisanship on behalf of an imprudent policy can be folly, just as partisanship on behalf of a just cause can be wise. What is clear is that politics will not stop at the water's edge simply because presidents plead for it. American foreign policy will return to the tradition of Truman and Vandenberg only when the American public demands it.

We are trying to change the tones in the state capitals, and turn them toward bitter nastiness and partisanship.

It's only natural for unbridled partisanship, unrestrained by allegiance to a greater cause, to lead to chaos.

The Post-Dispatch will serve no party but the people;

be no organ of Republicanism, but the organ of truth; will follow no causes bit its conclusions; will not support the Administration, but criticize it; will oppose all frauds and shams wherever or whatever they are; will advocate principles and ideas rather than prejudices and partisanship.

The best defense against partisanship is expertise.

Mr. Lincoln was generous by nature, and though his whole heart was in the war, he could not but respect the valor of those opposed to him. His soul was too great for the narrow, selfish views of partisanship. Brave by nature himself, he honored bravery in others, even his foes.

Ultimately journalism has changed... partisanship is very much a part of journalism now.

Partisanship is our great curse. We too readily assume that everything has two sides and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.

Humor can help you to disagree without being disagreeable.

The key in democracy is not necessarily that we agree, but that we participate....Despite all the heavy problems- domestic and international- there is humor. Humor transcends partisanship.

Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters.

Not only is their time and labor due to the government, but they should scrupulously avoid in their political action, as well as in the discharge of their official duty, offending by a display of obtrusive partisanship their neighbors who have relations with them as public officials.

The past always seems somehow more golden, more serious, than the present.

We tend to forget the partisanship of yesteryear, preferring to re-imagine our history as a sure and steady march toward greatness.

The less reasonable a cult is, the more men seek to establish it by force.

I have never seen such extreme partisanship, such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.

One of the expedients of party to acquire influence, within particular districts, is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts.

The White House has something in common with the rest of America, and that is disdain for Congress. It is hard to blame them.

In place of an intensive cooperation among artists, there is a battle for goods.

Hatred, partisanship, cliques, jealousy, and intrigues are the natural consequences of an aimless, materialist art.

My heart aches for less divisiveness, less polarization Less mindless partisanship, which at times sounds almost hateful to the ear of Americans. How we conduct ourselves and how we treat you, Judge Roberts, can be a great start toward reconciliation in our country.

One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism.

I think right now we need to look back at the founding values of our country.

Rise above partisanship, be less bitter when it comes to important matters that have to be solved.

By pumping up hyper-partisanship, our country (America) is playing with forces that can easily get out of control. We are giving purpose and cover - and sometimes a sense of purpose - to the crazy among us. We are encouraging a culture of extremism

Partisanship is not part of my professional makeup.

Nobody doubts my partisanship, but a lot of the activity is nonpartisan.

Nearly everything possible had been done to spoil the game: the heavy financial interest; the absurd transfer and player-selling system; the lack of any birth or residential qualifications; the absurd publicity given to every feature of it by the press; the monstrous partisanships of the crowds.

A party spirit betrays the greatest men to act as meanly as the vulgar herd.

It is impossible, maybe undesirable, to take partisanship out of the political process.

You can't have the legislative and executive branch working in a parallel universe...the partisanship that has gripped Washington has prevented us from dealing with the issues that this country needs to grapple with to determine its future.

We simply must look beyond partisan goals and find common ground as Americans.

It is imperative that the Members of Congress recognize that partisanship will not serve the American people.

What makes this mentality dangerous is that when the team is held together by careerism and mindless partisanship, individual members are punished for thinking for themselves.

Mary Matalin and James Carville have given me more hope when it comes to love and relationships than any romance book or chick flick ever.

I know CNN has taken some knocks lately but the fact is, I admire their commitment to covering all sides of the story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate.

It seems very obvious that a vast majority of the American people are sick and tired of political correctness and prevailing partisanship that does not serve the American people or freedom well.